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Wed, 2015-03-11 01:29 AM
Next Tuesday, port executives, government leaders and other key stakeholders will meet at Port Canaveral, FL, to discuss the threat of nuclear materials in ship cargo containers and other pressing...
Sun, 2015-03-08 02:21 PM
An indictment was unsealed last week against two Vietnamese citizens who resided in the Netherlands, for their roles in hacking email service providers throughout the U.S. The guilty plea of one of...
Tue, 2015-03-03 03:44 AM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Angela Byers special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division. Byers most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes section in the Criminal...
Tue, 2015-03-03 02:58 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Miami International Airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry...
Thu, 2015-02-26 09:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Thu, 2015-02-26 01:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 07:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Thu, 2015-02-19 08:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...
Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Mon, 2015-02-16 10:27 PM
Director James B. Comey has named John S. Adams the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. Adams most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division (...
Sun, 2015-02-15 08:55 PM
The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum to promote economic competitiveness and innovation while safeguarding privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties in the domestic use of unmanned...
Tue, 2015-02-10 09:23 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Richard Frankel special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Newark Division. Frankel most recently served as SAC of the Criminal Division in the New York Field Office.

Company News

Paris, July 8 – Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and a cyber security provider, has announced the launch of a new version of its protection solution for workstations and servers, “Stormshield Endpoint Security.” This version, which consists of two new modules – “Full Control” and “Full Protect” – was developed with the aim of providing better protection for workstations, servers and terminals for all organizations targeted by cyber threats.
Pasadena, CA, July 6 – Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), a provider of Digital Investigations, has announced enhancements to its Guidance Software Global Partner Program that will expand upon earlier programs to enable worldwide delivery of endpoint detection and response technology, training and support.
Irvine, CA, July 7 – Secure Channels, the technology innovators, has announced Bring Your Own Encryption (BYOE), which allows users to individualize and "personalize" data to prevent back door access and data mining by any non-legal third party. BYOE enables the customer to control and own encryption keys which personalizes their data with orders of magnitude more secure than all known commercial encryption methods leaving them free from relying on highly targeted and vulnerable 3rd party providers.
San Diego, CA, June 30 – CyberFlow Analytics, an emerging provider in the cyber security market with its Security Behavior Analytics solution, has announced it is partnering with MaxMind to enable geolocation for cyber breach activity in the enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Enterprises must be able to track behavioral anomalies not only between devices but also between internal and external locations as part of their cyber security practice.
San Jose, CA, June 30 – Sonasoft Corp. (OTCPK: SSFT), a provider of enterprise-class email archiving and eDiscovery software solutions, has launched a no-cost promotion on its eDiscovery and email archiving software with purchase of a one-year maintenance contract and professional installation. U.S.
Orlando, FL, July 2 – Panda Security has announced the launch of a new version of Panda Mobile Security, the company's solution to combat cyber threats on mobile devices.
Aix-en-Provence, France, June 29 – INSIDE Secure (Euronext Paris:INSD), a provider of embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, has announced the availability of SafeZone FIPS cryptographic module version 1.1 – the industry’s first FIPS certified cryptographic module validated on a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
Waltham, MA, June 23 – There are significant gaps in cybersecurity knowledge, shared visibility and mutual trust between those who serve on organizations’ board of directors and IT security professionals. These gaps between those responsible for corporate and cyber governance and those responsible for the day-to-day defense against threats could have damaging impacts on organizations’ cybersecurity posture, leaving them more vulnerable to attack and breaches.

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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.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
 

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