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Tue, 2015-06-30 02:59 PM

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Savannah, GA, June 29 – The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority today re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.Appointed to the GPA board by Georgia Gov...
Tue, 2015-06-30 01:43 PM
New York City, NY, June 29 – During the General Assembly High-Level on Climate Change, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the opening remarks on the need for bold climate action...
Tue, 2015-06-30 01:18 PM
Seattle, WA, June 29 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Sleepy Hollow Fire, burning in Chelan County, WA...
Mon, 2015-06-29 02:39 PM
Washington, June 29 – Director James B. Comey has named David J. LeValley special agent in charge of the FBI’s Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). He most recently served as...
Mon, 2015-06-29 01:59 PM
Washington, June 25 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced more than $25 million in recommended funding for 88 projects under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant...
Mon, 2015-06-29 01:27 PM
Washington, June 26 – Australia and the U.S. have renewed and strengthened an important and valuable partnership to improve their respective emergency management capabilities. Emergency Management...
Sat, 2015-06-27 12:23 PM
Atlanta, GA, June 24 – During a five-day targeted enforcement surge in Georgia, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 60...
Fri, 2015-06-26 11:09 PM
Washington, June 23 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), working with government and industry partners, has tested a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to...
Fri, 2015-06-26 09:01 PM
Cleveland, OH, June 25 – The U.S. Coast Guard and maritime law enforcement agencies on the Great Lakes and surrounding areas have partnered for the seventh annual Operation Dry Water campaign.This...
Thu, 2015-06-25 03:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...
Thu, 2015-06-25 03:10 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The U.S. Government filed a lawsuit last week against a major defense contractor’s subsidiary claiming the company misrepresented the actual cost of tactical vehicles it agreed...
Thu, 2015-06-25 02:11 PM
Washington, June 24 – When it comes to terrorists taking hostages, the U.S. government must shift from a focus on providing social services to families to a new paradigm that emphasizes continual...

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Washington, June 25 – LexisNexis® Special Services Inc. (LNSSI) announced today that it is one of the recipients of the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for 2015. The award, which was presented by the Defense Security Service (DSS) during the National Classification Management Society (NCMS) 2015 Annual Conference, recognizes industrial security excellence by select large and small defense contractors that are subject to recurring assessments.
Aix-En-Provence, June 29 – INSIDE Secure (Euronext Paris:INSD), a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced availability of SafeZone FIPS cryptographic module version 1.1—the industry’s first FIPS certified cryptographic module validated on a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
London, June 26 – Advanced endpoint security vendor Malwarebytes has announced it has selected Blue Solutions as its first UK distributor, as part of a wider expansion into EMEA enterprise markets.
Hartford, CT, June 25 – Most midsize business leaders view a data breach among their top risks and a majority consider IT security “very important” when selecting a supplier, according to The Hartford’s survey of midsize business owners and C-level executives.
Paris, June 25 – Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and a cyber security provider, has released version 9.1 of Stormshield Data Security, its software suite dedicated to data protection. This new version allows users to exchange email messages securely on the cloud, to protect their data on tablets on the move and to take advantage of the latest trends in technology like working on the move or collaboratively.
Moonachie, NJ, June 26 – A global provider of IT solutions and ICT services, Samsung SDS America, Inc. (Samsung SDSA) has announced that the 
Portland, OR, June 25 – Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research. The survey examined the views of over 400 executives and IT professionals in the energy, oil, gas and utility industries on cybersecurity and compliance initiatives.
Pasadena, CA, June 24 – Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) a provider of digital investigations, has unveiled 

Commentary and Opinions

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.
Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
 

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