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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 02:29 PM
Savannah, GA, June 29 – The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors."Strong...
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...
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 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.
Tue, 2015-06-23 09:34 PM
New London, CT – The Coast Guard Academy has announced that Dr. Aram deKoven has been selected as the Academy’s Chief Diversity Officer.
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)...
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...
Tue, 2015-06-16 10:10 PM
Washington, June 16 – The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the Miss Susan, a shallow draft towing vessel with two barges, and the Summer Wind, a deep draft bulk carrier,...
Tue, 2015-06-16 08:22 PM
San Antonio, TX, June 11 – On April 13-14, 2016, the 10th Annual Border Security Expo will open at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.

Company News

Winnipeg, Canada, July 10 – Medit, a supplier of equipment and accessories for NDT industry, has announced a new addition to their comprehensive selection of remote visual inspection devices - FreedomView Advanced Borescope. “We are very excited to introduce this great scope to our clients, as it is both – a professional level borescope with state-of-the-art features and a portable, easy-to-use device that is ideal for everyday “on the go” inspections,” said Terry Peristerakis, Sale Manager at Medit
San Francisco, July 9 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has announced it has acquired Caspida, Inc., an innovator in machine learning and behavioral analytics.
New York, NY, July 13 – Kroll, the global provider of risk mitigation and response solutions, has announced the appointments of William Krivoshik as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Barbara Cooperman as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Both senior executives are based in Kroll’s New York City headquarters location.
Sunnyvale, CA July 8 – Vidcie, a provider of crowdsourced incident intelligence solutions for law enforcement, has announced deployment of Vidcie InSight during the 140th Preakness Stakes, held May 16, 2015 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.
Waltham, MA – Fidelis Cybersecurity has announced new appointments and promotions to accelerate its full lifecycle advanced threat defense offering and market position.
Atlanta – Damballa, a provider of advanced threat detection and containment, has announced the promotion of Stephen Newman to chief technology officer. Newman succeeds former CTO Brian Foster, who joins Damballa’s Strategic Advisory Board. Newman was previously vice president of products for the company.
Seattle, July 9 – IOActive, Inc., a provider of research-driven security services, has announced its Internet of Things (IoT) assurance services. The new services are designed to help technology innovators protect the billions of IoT devices coming online, defend public and private sector organizations from related threats, and further empower the secure growth of smart cities.

Commentary and Opinions

By Dr. Chris Petty
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
 

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Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

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.

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Axis Communications, a global leader in network video, strengthens its successful family of AXIS P55 PTZ Dome Network Cameras with the launch of four new entry-level...

Pompano Beach, FL, August 21 - IC Realtime, a global innovator of advanced video surveillance technology, today launched ICMyCloud, a convenient and secure off-site v...

Wayne, NJ, August 18 - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard di...

Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...