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Thu, 2015-05-14 02:40 PM
Oklahoma City, OK, May 13 – A former Oklahoma City law enforcement officer and owner of “Polygraph.com” has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and mail fraud for training customers to lie and...
Wed, 2015-05-13 09:44 PM
Kathmandu, Nepal, May 13 – The earthquakes and the continuing aftershocks in Nepal highlight the importance of the efforts the Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organization...
Tue, 2015-05-12 08:42 PM
Washington, D.C., May 12 - The Justice Department has announced that, under a settlement agreement with the U.S., the state of Tennessee is launching a training program available to all law...
Tue, 2015-05-12 07:25 PM
Seattle, WA, May 11 – The Coast Guard is asking for the public's help to put a stop to the vandalism of aids to navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest. Several navigational lights in the region...
Tue, 2015-05-12 07:07 PM
Last week, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released the new rule on enhanced tank car standards and operation control for high-hazard flammable trains. According to Federal Railroad...
Tue, 2015-05-12 04:54 PM
Biometric facial recognition technology in use at 100 e-Gates in German airports is cutting transaction times for each passenger to less than 20 seconds, according to Dr. Jörg Helbig, director of...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:41 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Director James B. Comey has named Stephen Woolery the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles. Woolery most recently served as chief...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:21 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Preliminary statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This...
Sun, 2015-05-10 11:05 PM
Geneva, May 8 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of...
Sun, 2015-05-10 10:28 PM
Washington, D.C., May 8 ­– The United States Secret Service (USSS) and National Park Service (NPS) have begun implementing a series of new, temporary security enhancements and aesthetic improvements...
Sun, 2015-05-10 05:29 PM
Washington, D.C., May 7 – The 2015 Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (JPO C-IED)/Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise will run intermittently between May 4 and...
Thu, 2015-05-07 09:10 PM
Houlton, ME, May 6 – U.S. Border Patrol employees has welcomed the arrival of Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) Daniel R. Hiebert. CPA Hiebert will oversee the operations of Houlton Sector Headquarters...

Company News

Montreal, Quebec, June 3 – Automatic Systems, a provider of automated secure vehicle and pedestrian entrance control, has announced a new five year warranty program for its SmartLane and SlimLane glass barrier optical turnstiles. This is the first such warranty offered by any major access control products manufacturer for security optical turnstiles.
Denver & Overland Park, KS, June 2 – Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently joined together to create a major cyber security solutions provider, has announced their next Knowledge Share Series webcast, “Building Confidence in Your Information Security Posture,” will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.
San Francisco & Milpitas, June 3 – Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) have announced their intention to co-develop tools and services to help merchants and issuers protect against advanced cyber attacks targeting payment data. The first of its kind Visa and FireEye Community Threat Intelligence (CTI) offering will bring together threat information from both companies, allowing merchants and issuers to quickly detect and respond to attacks against their IT and payment infrastructure.
Los Altos, CA, Ramat Gan, Israel, June 4 – LightCyber, a provider of Active Breach Detection solutions, has announced that network security business luminary Shlomo Kramer has joined its board of directors. Kramer is best known as the co-founder of Check Point Software, founder and CEO of Imperva, early investor and board member of Palo Alto Networks from 2006 to 2012, and early investor in Trusteer (recently acquired by IBM). Kramer also made an equity investment in LightCyber.
London, June 2 – Infosecurity Europe – Handing control of sensitive data to a third-party cloud service provider remains one of the biggest data compliance challenges today.
Dallas, June 3 – Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (NASDAQ: ZIXI), brings awareness to the insecurity of email by showcasing an email hack by former blackhat and world famous hacker Kevin Mitnick. During the recording, Mitnick will demonstrate one method used by hackers to intercept email and steal valuable company or personal data, leveraging resources available for just a few hundred dollars. “Hackers want to get access to email. They can intercept your email all the time, and you’re clueless,” said Mitnick. “The only way to protect your communications is encryption.”
Fairfax, VA, June 3 – Logos Technologies has announced its new compact, ultra-lightweight, wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor system, 
Newton, MA, June 2 – CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR), the company that protects organizations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, has announced an independent study from Nucleus Research on customer return on investment (ROI).

Commentary and Opinions

With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
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.
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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Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

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