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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...
Thu, 2015-06-25 12:47 PM
Washington, June 24 – A multi-year cyber investigation, led by the U.S. Secret Service, has culminated in Brooklyn federal court with the arraignment of Ercan Findikoglu, (AKA “Segate”). Findikoglu,...
Wed, 2015-06-24 03:54 PM
Washington, June 23 – Representatives from U.S. and Chinese customs agencies have signed an agreement to work together to combat violators of intellectual property rights law.
Wed, 2015-06-24 03:45 PM
Washington, June 23 – In Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14, October 1, 2013, up to September 30, 2014), the Justice Department (DOJ) filed criminal charges against 2,762 individuals for human smuggling or...
Tue, 2015-06-23 10:57 PM
Washington, June 22 – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces arrested 1,140 child predators from 41 states during a two-month, nationwide operation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and...
Tue, 2015-06-23 09:07 PM
Washington, June 18 – The FAA and the European Union have announced their intention to extend and expand their cooperative work toward providing seamless air traffic services for aircraft flying...
Thu, 2015-06-18 04:27 PM
Washington, June 18 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, took action this week against more than 1,050 websites...
Wed, 2015-06-17 06:40 PM
Washington, June 17 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with seven technology organizations to provide...
Wed, 2015-06-17 12:51 AM
Washington, June 16 – Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft has released the service's cyber strategy to ensure the prosperity and security of the nation's Maritime Transportation System (MTS)...
Wed, 2015-06-17 12:22 AM
Washington, June 16 – A Florida defense and government contracting company, IAP Worldwide Services (IAP), has entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to...
Tue, 2015-06-16 11:32 PM
Washington, D.C., June 16 – The American Immigration Council and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild applaud the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Mata v...
Tue, 2015-06-16 10:59 PM
Washington, June 16 – Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has recognized Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and other individuals who have been awarded patents by...

Company News

East Greenbush, NY, July 1 – The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has made public the latest release of the Critical Security Controls Draft Version 6.0 in its effort to receive feedback from the greater cybersecurity community.
Carlsbad, CA, June 29 – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of broadband and communication technologies and services, has introduced new cybersecurity service and product enhancements as part of its comprehensive government security portfolio.
Irvine, CA, July 2 – CrowdStrike Inc., a provider of endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24x7 monitoring and incident response services, has announced the company has secured a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core functionality of CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint security sensor.
Plano, TX, July 2 – Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing. Tyler has also joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession with more than 20,000 members in 83 countries.
City of Industry, CA, July 2 – Hikvision USA, a North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was honored as an Executive Strategic Partner of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) at a special event on June 24, 2015. 
Hampton, VA, June 30 – Ms. Julia Byron, a longtime employee of Homeland Security Solutions, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of HSSI. “A seasoned professional with nearly ten years’ experience with this company has made her the perfect choice to become our new CFO,” said Mr. Richard Neville, Chief Operating Officer for the company. “Ms. Byron’s unselfish dedication to the company and the people of this organization has made this a simple choice.”
Newark, NJ, July 1 – Ushering in the highest standard for 4K imaging and performance in a video surveillance solution, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has begun shipping the first of its new True 4K cameras, featuring a 12 megapixel 4K ULTRA HD imaging sensor.
New York, June 30 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) has announced that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell AlliedBarton to Wendel SE (EPA: MF) for approximately $1.67 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year, and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Commentary and Opinions

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In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.
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.
 

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