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Wed, 2015-05-27 08:35 PM
Haifa, Israel, May 21, 2015 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire  NICE Systems Ltd.’s (“NICE”) Cyber and...
Tue, 2015-05-12 03:54 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 09:41 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...
Tue, 2015-05-05 09:51 PM
San Francisco, CA, May 5 – Ripple Labs has agreed to resolve a criminal investigation in exchange for a settlement agreement calling for a series of substantial remedial measures, including a...
Mon, 2015-05-04 01:44 AM
Washington, May 1 – Director James B. Comey has named Joseph M. Demarest, Jr. to the newly established position of associate executive assistant director for the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and...
Wed, 2015-04-29 06:35 PM
­Fort George G. Meade, MD – The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 2015 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), capturing its third trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the National Security Agency (...
Tue, 2015-04-28 03:06 PM

Janice Kephart

Washington, April 28, 2015 – In testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, former 9/11 Commission border counsel Janice Kephart has called upon the Department of Homeland Security to...
Thu, 2015-04-23 11:01 PM

Robert Bonner

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Tue, 2015-04-21 07:14 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 21 – Artificial intelligence, which has been used to entertain through toys such as Tamagotchi, as well as to reap profit from picking investments, is now being used by Houston-...
Sun, 2015-04-19 05:53 PM
The same ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to look at their offspring in utero has been showcased in fingerprint biometrics by Sonovation at ISC West, the spring trade show of...
Thu, 2015-04-16 11:13 PM
Sydney, Australia, April 15 – The Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates was selected this week as the next chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law...
Wed, 2015-04-15 10:39 PM
Singapore, April 13 – Ministers and senior police officials from around the world have gathered at the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), which is set to empower...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
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.

Company News

Hamilton, New Zealand, November 2 - Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, has today released their latest products and updates to the global security market. The release includes Command Centre v7.40, an update to the company's renowned security management platform, the all new Mobile Reader, and the F3 Series Fence Controllers.
Brossard, Quebec, October 28, 2015 – Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control equipment for pedestrian, vehicle and passenger access, proudly announces their position as North American speed gate market leader. This, according to the most recent IHS technology report.
Reston, VA, October 16 - Daon, a global leader in mobile biometric authentication technology, announced today that one of its leading customers, USAA, has reached a key milestone of processing 1 million mobile biometric enrollments.
Lillington, NC, October 20 - Boon Edam Inc., a leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors in the Americas, today announced that Walla Walla Regional Airport, in Washington State, has installed a Boon Edam revolving door to upgrade security and ensure tighter Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) compliance.
Anaheim, CA, October 21 -MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary of Morpho (Safran), has announced the of launch Morpho Cloud, a secure and flexible Multi-biometric Identification-as-a-Service solution, at the Florida International Association for Identification (FDIAI) 56th annual Educational Training Conference. The conference took place in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 18 - 22, 2015.
Palto Alto, CA, October 15 - Qylur Intelligent Systems, an intelligent systems company based in Silicon Valley, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). The agreement will allow the TSL to evaluate the Qylatron™ Entry Experience Solution and could eventually lead to use of the Qylatron in a range of checkpoint environments.
New Haven, CT, October 13 – ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions, today announced the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with Keep™ from Feenics Inc., a cloud-based leader in security management solutions. 
Montreal, Canada, October 12 - International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Eleventh Symposium and Exhibition – DLRS Limited, the leading security printing company in Ireland, today announced the successful roll-out of the Irish Passport Card.
 

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Recent Access Control Videos

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.