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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...

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Wed, 2011-11-23 07:32 AM

Honolulu International

Possible racial profiling incidents at the Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii prompted the ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security to ask the Transportation Security...
Tue, 2011-11-22 08:59 AM

Lambert-St Louis

A St. Louis, MO, man received an eight year prison term on Nov. 21 for threatening to bomb the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in 2010. Dorian Williams, 36, was given 100 months in prison for...
Tue, 2011-11-22 07:43 AM
Although air travelers in the U.S. are satisfied with the Transportation Security Administration’s efforts to improve the security check process, they are still frustrated with the process, said a...
Fri, 2011-11-18 11:25 AM
An air passenger data sharing agreement between the European Union and the United States took another step forward on Nov. 17, as EU and American officials initialed a Passenger Name Records (PNR)...
Thu, 2011-11-17 03:12 PM
The wireless environment of “Near Field Communications” is a game-changer poised to remake the world of security in the U.S., said a panel of security and communications experts at the recent ASIS...
Thu, 2011-11-17 01:07 PM
Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, is gathering market research data from suppliers of handheld biometric collection devices which can capture 10 fingerprints, as...
Wed, 2011-11-16 08:35 AM

JWOWW

Despite ‘Jersey Shore’ actress Jwoww’s complaints to the contrary, the Transportation Security Administration said she was not singled out for an individual screening at a North Dakota airport...
Mon, 2011-11-14 11:13 PM

GSN 2011 awards

Federal, state, county and municipal government officials, along with 30-plus tables of government contractors, systems integrators and vendors of IT and physical security products and solutions,...
Fri, 2011-11-11 11:33 AM
Ten years after the worst terror attacks in U.S. history occurred there, the 16-acre World Trade Center campus in lower Manhattan is set to have a security system that can provide efficient response...
Fri, 2011-11-11 09:54 AM
Passwords with varying upper and lower case characters, numbers and special characters only go so far, said the Department of Defense’s research agency, but they’re not easy to remember, often...
Fri, 2011-11-11 06:41 AM

TSA's John Pistole

Even though the Thanksgiving holiday is still two weeks away, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration said his agency is preparing for what he hopes will be a smoother trip to Grandma...
Thu, 2011-11-10 02:37 PM

Pedestrian crossing
in El Paso, TX

Unisys Corp. is assisting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency in opening the first pedestrian border crossing in El Paso, TX, that deploys a combination of gate systems, mobile...

Commentary and Opinions

London, August 10 - The latest 364 page report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border security market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015.
By Steve Bittenbender Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled on Monday a proposal to tackle immigration issues, saying any plan that addresses amnesty for illegal aliens must also come with a “robust strategy to improve border security.”
Teaneck, NJ, July 14 – Multi-factor authentication – a security protection required by US government standards – could have prevented the recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security breaches that have exposed the personal information of millions of citizens to hackers, spies and cyber-criminals. The Federal government has been encouraging its agencies to use multi-factor authentication since November 2009, when it published the FICAM (Federal Identity and Access Management) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance.

Company News

Rockville, MD-based Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, a provider of certified solutions that protect and connect critical systems using military-grade security for defense, government, utilities and industrial markets, has announced EtherWatch, a highly flexible, intelligent and affordable cyber-security solution.
Wave Systems Corp. has marked an important sales milestone by announcing the first U.S. federal government customer for its Virtual Smart Card 2.0.Since the Virtual Smart Card 2.0 became commercially available in late July 2014, Wave has entered into dozens of pilot deployments in multiple sectors, including healthcare, financial services, automotive, energy and utilities. However, today’s announcement marks the product’s first sale in the government sector.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance management solutions, has announced that Jack Sebbag has joined the senior sales management team as vice president, advanced solutions. In this role, Sebbag will be responsible for leading the expansion of key product sales initiatives, including the company’s vulnerability management solutions.
Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced completion of an access control pilot at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, that has validated the use of smartphones as a convenient and compelling new way to open doors with a “tap” or using the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology for opening doors and gates from a distance.
Minneapolis, MN-based Code42, a provider of endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, has announced an application programming interface (API) integration with Splunk Enterprise -- a provider of operational intelligence platform -- to provide deeper, real-time visualization and search analysis of endpoint data.
Calabasas, CA-based Ixia has announced the IxFlow App for Splunk Enterprise, which integrates Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor with Splunk Enterprise. The app provides IT managers and teams the ability to visualize and analyze user, device and application behaviors. Additionally, the application data that is available can be used to optimize the network’s security and performance.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $247K contract to upgrade the current Defense ID system at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California.
Tysons Corner, VA-based Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a provider of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, software development, enterprise resource planning, and financial consulting services to government, has announced the appointment of Fred Funk to their executive management team as senior vice president, National Security Group.
 

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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.