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Wed, 2015-07-22 05:18 PM
Mexico, July 21 – Mexico’s bloody gangland warfare has cost an estimated 80,000 lives since 2006 and the escape of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from the maximum-security prison of Altiplano last week...
Wed, 2015-07-15 01:16 PM
Washington, July 9 – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the results of an interagency forensics investigation into the recent cyber incident involving Federal background...
Tue, 2015-06-30 08:47 PM
Blaine, WA, June 29 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make...
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,...
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, 2015-06-09 09:08 PM

Troy Potter

Washington, June 8 – The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), has announced their selection of Troy Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions (NSS) as Chairman, effective immediately...
Sun, 2015-06-07 09:11 PM
Toronto, Ontario, June 4 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a number of measures that he says will increase the safety and security of Canadians. He was joined by Joe...
Mon, 2015-06-01 02:06 AM
Washington, D.C., May 22 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced a reboot of its popular Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children...
Wed, 2015-05-27 09:35 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 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...

Company News

Dubai, January 17 - Morse Watchmans will showcase the latest in key control and asset management technologies and products at Intersec 2016, taking place January 17-19, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company’s exhibit provides attendees from the Middle East and around the world with the opportunity to see, touch and hear about the latest product introductions and enhancements for its flagship KeyWatcher® Touch system, including new language features in Arabic.
Austin, TX, January 13 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has identified security 2016 trends to watch based on its deep insights gained from top customers across numerous markets, along with pilots and deployments of the company’s latest solutions with forward-looking partners and end-user organizations worldwide.  HID Global’s broad industry perspective has positioned the company to pinpoint five key developments that it believes will have the greatest impact during this year on identity and access management, citizen identification and the Int
Paris, France, January 5 - Morpho (Safran), the world leader in security and identity solutions, announced today that its MorphoWave™ Desktop contactless fingerprint scanner has been certified by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for meeting the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specifications standard. The FBI certification validates that the high quality images produced by the MorphoWave Desktop are equivalent to other contact single-finger scanners, and are suitable for a full range of use cases.
San Jose, CA, January 5 - A number of factors, including high-quality new products, a customer-centric approach to security, new customers and updates to its SAFE software suite, combined to make 2015 a very good year for Quantum Secure, now part of HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions.  
Santa Clara, CA, January 4 - SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the UN20 Serial™, a stand-alone high performance, low cost, optical fingerprint sensor at CES 2016 from January 6th to 9th.  Developers are invited to come by SecuGen’s booth, number 21733 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see a demonstration of this revolutionary new OEM fingerprint sensor. The UN20 Serial will be released in Q1 2016.  
Palo Alto, CA, December 23 - Qylur Intelligent Systems, an intelligent systems company based in Silicon Valley, today announced that Dr. Erroll Southers, managing director of counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection from TAL Global, will be joining Qylur's advisory board. Southers is an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, homeland security, aviation terrorism, school safety, and infrastructure protection.
Vancouver, BC, December 16 - Viscount Systems, Inc., a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, today announced its Viscount Systems Certified Channel Partner  Program. The initiative is designed to help system integrators expand business opportunities and revenue growth through the delivery of Viscount access control and security management solutions.
Austin, TX, December 8 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has received an order from the U.S. government for the redesign, manufacture and supply of the country’s Permanent Resident Card – commonly known as the “Green Card.” The $88.3 million agreement marks the company’s largest government contract to date, extending a nearly two-decade relationship for another five years. The agreement expands production to include the manufacture and supply of additional government documents that will be enhanced with RFID technology for improved fraud protection.
 

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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.

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