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Wed, 2013-04-10 08:13 AM

Presidio POE

The Presidio Port of Entry in Texas has a new inspection booth to speed traffic through the facility. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is adding a fourth inspection booth...
Wed, 2013-04-10 08:02 AM

Global Entry kiosk

Travelers coming into the U.S. are satisfied with the entry processes put in place by Customs and Border Protection, according to a joint survey released by the agency. CPB, working collaboratively...
Wed, 2013-04-10 07:29 AM
The controversial decision by the TSA to allow small-bladed knives back inside commercial passenger aircraft remains at a low boil in Washington, as members of congress continue to criticize the...
Mon, 2013-04-08 10:47 AM

SiteCOMMANDER
by Sentry View

 Sentry View Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of its SiteCOMMANDER, a flexible command and control solution with unlimited multi-server capabilities and fully mobile...
Mon, 2013-04-08 09:03 AM

James Clapper

Under new security clearance guidelines issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), victims of sexual assault don’t have to disclose theit mental health counseling treatment...
Mon, 2013-04-08 07:55 AM

Honolulu International

The TSA, on April 5, officially thanked an off-duty California policeman for fending off an assault of a Transportation Security Officer by a homeless woman at the Honolulu International Airport.
Thu, 2013-04-04 08:43 AM
The U.S. Coast Guard will host four public meetings around the country over four weeks to hear comments about its proposed new rules for the worker identification credential reader. The Coast Guard...
Wed, 2013-04-03 11:09 AM

Charlotte Douglas

International

Many foreign visitors arriving in the U.S. who need to prove their legal-visitor status to employers, schools/universities or government agencies will be able to access their Customs and Border...
Wed, 2013-04-03 09:13 AM
Defense researchers will use $50 million under a new White House initiative to better understand the human brain, mapping the organ’s capabilities and understanding its functions.
Wed, 2013-04-03 08:44 AM

TWIC reader

Even though the Coast Guard recently issued a set of proposed rules for electronic TWIC card readers over two years late, one congressman said the rules still need more public input to insure they’re...
Tue, 2013-04-02 08:10 AM

Sen. Schumer (D-NY)

As lawmakers in Washington sound more confident that comprehensive immigration reform could become a reality, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) moved to expand the visa waiver program for Polish workers...
Mon, 2013-04-01 07:59 AM

Guns seized in
Pennsylvania

Investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement helped take down what it said was the largest illegal prescription pill networks in Pennsylvania history in late March.

Company News

San Diego, March 26, 2015 – Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) companies, Costar Video Systems, CohuHD Costar and IVS Imaging, will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 15 – 17, in booth 11099.
City of Industry, CA, March 24 – Hikvision, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is proud to announce that Lorne Terry has joined the company as sales director for Hikvision Canada Inc. With over twenty years of experience and a distinguished history of driving revenue growth in North America, Terry is poised to help expand the scope of the newly launched Hikvision Canada and continue the success of Hikvision in the Canadian market.
Indianapolis, IN, March 22 – Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced an integration with the Brickstream LIVE sensor from Nomi Corporation, an in-store marketing and analytics provider, for a unified security and retail analytics solution in a single platform.The new Brickstream LIVE sensors use stereo vision analytics to provide highly accurate and anonymous information about how people move into, around and out of physical places such as stores, venues, hospitals and more.
New York, NY, March 24 – The Sequoia Security Group (SSG), a provider of confidential boutique services and intelligent support, has announced the appointment of Steven Branigan as vice president of Cyber Security. Branigan is an original member of the U.S. Secret Service, New York Electronic Crimes Task Force. Branigan is excited to once again join his former colleagues and take his cyber security knowledge and expertise to compliment the SSG team.
Chicago, IL, March 24 – Ace Computers, a supplier of forensic workstations, has unveiled a new forensic workstation, ForCE (forensic client examiner), to complement its existing line of workstations for the law enforcement sector.
Phoenix, March 24 – BeyondTrust® the global cyber security company dedicated to eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, has announced the results of its recently conducted survey, Privilege Gone Wild 2.
Lillington, NC, March 24 – Boon Edam Inc. has announced that the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is in the process of installing Boon Edam turnstiles at a number of their rides to improve crowd management, ensure accurate customer counts, and improve revenue collection.

Commentary and Opinions

By Nir PolakEspionage isn’t what it used to be. While Hollywood still loves to produce thrillers about secret agents in disguise, the news tells a different story about how intelligence leaks out of the U.S. government. Often, its starts with an incoming email that looks innocuous. That’s exactly what happened to the White House recently, when a group of Russian hackers launched a sustained attack armed only with a phishing email and a piece of malware.
By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.
 

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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.

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.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

Jody Mack provides a thumbnail description of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a Sponsor of the 2012 GSN Awards Program as well as a Winner in the 2012 IT security category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and 2012 Finalist in the categories of “Best ID Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution”, not to mention a multiple Winner and Finalist in prior GSN Awards Programs.

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This white paper highlights a successful pilot HSPD-12 compliant visitor management project undertaken by a U.S. federal government agency, which successfully meets the objectives of Federal Identity, Credential, andAccess Management (FICAM) Road map use case 4.9 for how agencies should perform credentialing and validation of visitors to federal facilities.

 

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