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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...


Mon, 2011-12-19 10:17 AM

Waad Alwan

The conviction of one of the Iraqi men living in Kentucky accused of providing support for attacks against American troops in Iraq shows he was acting as an enemy combatant and that a military trial...
Mon, 2011-12-19 09:31 AM
Customs and Border Protection has been successfully receiving manifests through a new modernized system and is eyeing the decommission of its old structure. Pilot programs of the Automated Commercial...
Fri, 2011-12-16 11:11 AM
The owners and operators of private aircraft won a reprieve on December 16 when the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will continue to allow those owners and operators to keep...
Thu, 2011-12-15 04:35 PM

Maricopa County jail

The Department of Homeland Security blocked the Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff’s access to ICE immigration identification programs and barred it from enforcing federal immigration laws in the wake of a...
Thu, 2011-12-15 04:33 PM
In its first full meeting since September 2009, a resurrected Aviation Security Advisory Committee gathered on a conference call on December 15 to hear TSA Administrator John Pistole extol the...
Thu, 2011-12-15 01:28 PM

CBP's depiction of
Integrated Fixed
Tower system

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released a draft RFP that envisions a system of “Integrated Fixed Towers” in the State of Arizona, along the U.S.-Mexican border, that ideally would use long-...
Thu, 2011-12-15 10:07 AM

U.S. Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 340,252 people in FY 2011, said the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a statistical summary of the agency’s accomplishments during the year.
Wed, 2011-12-14 05:08 PM

McCarran International

US Airways and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas are the most recent participants in TSA’s Pre Check trusted passenger screening program, said TSA on Dec. 14.
Wed, 2011-12-14 10:03 AM

.380 found at DTW

A loaded .380 pistol found strapped to the ankle of an elderly man passing through security at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport (DTW), according to TSA, shows that body...
Wed, 2011-12-14 08:50 AM
State legislators across the US introduced 1,607 bills and resolutions related to immigrants and refugees in 2011, topping last year’s total of 1,400, said a study released by an association of state...
Tue, 2011-12-13 09:06 AM

Supreme Court justices

The US Supreme Court’s decision on Dec. 12 to hear arguments over Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law in the spring is already sparking more heated discussions over states’ rights and...
Mon, 2011-12-12 11:52 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Dec. 12 that it would hear arguments on Arizona's controversial immigration law.

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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