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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...


Fri, 2011-12-09 09:52 AM

Sens. Lieberman, Collins

President Obama sought to flesh out his plan aimed at curbing domestic “homegrown” terrorists on Dec. 8 following a joint congressional hearing on the dangers the plots pose to US military...
Wed, 2011-12-07 01:28 PM

Work authorization
card from USCIS

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is gathering information from potential contractors that could supply at least 5,000 bottles of specialized security ink and 300 portable...
Mon, 2011-12-05 08:42 AM

JFK International

The Transportation Security Administration said on Dec. 4 that its agents did not strip search an 85-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who has claimed she was subjected to the treatment at John F....
Fri, 2011-12-02 01:38 PM

FBI's Hoover building HQ

The FBI denied recent reports that its outreach programs to Muslim communities are intended to secretly collect intelligence. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) charged on Dec. 1 that the...
Thu, 2011-12-01 09:53 AM

Flight school

Immigration officials arrested a California woman on charges she oversaw a visa fraud operation that allowed foreign nationals from Egypt, Sri Lanka and Taiwan into the U.S. illegally to train to...
Wed, 2011-11-30 01:58 PM

DC federal district court

An exclusive Washington, DC, hotel’s claim that it was following State Department security rules when it barred a Muslim employee from accessing rooms occupied by an Israeli diplomatic delegation are...
Wed, 2011-11-30 09:23 AM

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN)

Legislation that would allow expedited screening for members of the armed forces at airport security checkpoints moved a step forward on Nov. 29.
Tue, 2011-11-29 12:54 PM

Off the Grid
operations center
in Los Angeles

For many Americans, the post-9/11 world in which we live can be seen as an amorphous, never-ending struggle between the quest for security and the right to personal privacy. This tug-of-war is played...
Tue, 2011-11-29 08:31 AM

Lieberman, Collins

The leaders of the House and Senate homeland security committees plan a joint inquiry on threats to military communities from homegrown terrorists. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter...
Mon, 2011-11-28 09:57 AM

Phoenix, AZ

Two Mexican nationals were sentenced for a years-long alien smuggling operation based in Phoenix, AZ, that specialized in harboring and transporting illegal immigrants from Central and South America...
Wed, 2011-11-23 06:42 PM

Cartegena, Columbia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombian National Police met in mid-November to...
Wed, 2011-11-23 05:38 PM

Calexico, CA

U.S. Customs and Border Protection increased the hours of operation for two of its busiest points of entry in California to accommodate cross-border Black Friday shopping traffic.. The agency began...

Company News

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to a White House announcement regarding data and payment security.“We applaud the administration for taking proactive and positive steps by adopting PIN and chip technology for government-issued debit and credit cards, among other things.
New York-based American Express is boosting efforts to combat fraud with a new $10 million program aimed at driving U.S. small-merchant adoption of more secure check-out terminals. President Barack Obama announced American Express’ Small Merchant EMV Assistance Program during a press conference last week in Washington, D.C., urging members of the payments and retail industries to work together to educate and protect consumers and businesses.
Napco Security Technologies, Inc., Continental Access, Alarm Lock and Marks USA recently exhibited at the ASIS show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from September 29 to October 2, 2014 with over 20,000 security professionals from 80 countries in attendance. Napco featured products and solutions that meet and exceed the market demands for security, connectivity, locking and access control.
Nicholasville, KY-based Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a subsidiary of STANLEY Security and a manufacturer of high security locks and locking systems for safes, vaults and high-security cabinets, has appointed Brian Leary to Chief Operating Officer.
Millis, MA-based Kanguru has unveiled an advanced, global remote management application for secure USB storage devices with the release of Kanguru Remote Management Console (KRMC) Enterprise Version 6.0. KRMC provides administrators of enterprise-level organizations with the ability to effectively manage a wide range of critical security and usage issues such as password management, active security policy enforcement, remote lock and deletion to prevent costly data breaches, and much more.
AlliedBarton Security Services,, a major provider of trained security personnel, has announced the appointment of Caress Kennedy, vice president/general manager, New York/New Jersey region, AlliedBarton, to the Workforce Investment Board of the City of New York.
Santa Clara, CA-based McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced the latest release of McAfee Next Generation Firewall, which now seamlessly integrates with several key McAfee solutions and technologies, offering businesses and government agencies an ever-expanding ecosystem of threat defenses. Important new integrations with the McAfee Security Connected framework provide McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers with layered protection against the latest threats and evasions, along with improved workflows and operational efficiencies.
Following Symantec's notice that the Backup Exec appliance line is being discontinued, cloud backup and disaster recovery provider has announced a migration program for those Symantec Backup Exec appliance customers whose devices are affected.

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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.

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