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HID Global is opening the door to a new era of security and convenience.  Powered by Seos technology, the HID Mobile Access solution delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and...


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...
Sun, 2015-04-12 11:43 PM
Washington, April 9 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force-International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell (IC4) has coordinated with Europol’s...
Thu, 2015-04-09 10:32 PM
Washington, April 9 – A member of the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “” has been sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for selling stolen and counterfeit credit cards...
Wed, 2015-04-08 09:56 PM
One focus of the ASIS 25th New York City Security Conference and Expo, to be held April 22-23, will be educational sessions on current topics in terrorism. But the event will also consist of many...

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

Torrance, CA, September 16, 2015 - AMAG Technology announces the integration of their Symmetry™ Access Control and Video Management system with ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled locks.   The integration allows the expansion of Symmetry to doors not normally included in a traditional security system via a facility’s network infrastructure.
New York, NY, September 16 - EyeLock LLC, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced the following three key appointments as part of its plan to continue to strategically grow the Company in crucial markets and industry segments, and cement the Company's position as an industry leader:
Bethesda, MD, September 21 - Brivo Inc, a worldwide leader in cloud-based physical access control systems, today announced the release of Brivo Mobile Pass, a digital credential solution that lets users unlock doors with their smartphones. As an enhancement to the existing Brivo OnAir® access control system, customers can immediately distribute mobile credentials to their entire user population without any on-premise equipment changes.  
Andover, MA, September 17 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract awarded to its local partner MicroSegur by Portugal airports operator Vinci/ANA Aeroportos de Portugal to supply and service 74 Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD). 
Austin, TX, September 15 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has expanded its iCLASS SE® platform with long-range ultra-high-frequency (UHF) solutions that provide new options for opening doors and parking gates from a distance. The addition of long-range iCLASS SE readers and credentials enables organizations to combine parking gate and door access control on a single card. The convenient solution makes it possible to read credentials from inside vehicle at distances of up to 16.4 feet (5 meters) from the reader.
Fremont, CA, September 10 -Identiv today announced the following changes to its executive team and board of directors:
San Mateo, CA, August 31 - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communications announced a new award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a component agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). TSA's intense focus on swift, ubiquitous and effective crisis communications resulted in the need to further protect and account for TSA staff within TSA facilities and across over 200 domestic airports.
September 3 - The integration will generate license revenue starting from the third quarter 2015. The value of license revenue is based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturer and cannot be forecasted at this point.

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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.