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Thu, 2011-11-10 03:37 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...
Thu, 2011-11-10 09:42 AM

Rafaela Dutra Toro

A Brazilian woman who lived in Orlando was convicted by a federal jury of an H-2B visa fraud that supplied over 1,000 illegal workers to hotels in Florida and around the U.S. The jury said on Nov. 7...
Wed, 2011-11-09 02:44 PM
The owners of Aquila Farms, LLC, were sentenced to three years probation and to pay penalties of almost $3 million dollars for knowingly hiring and harboring the illegal aliens that made up...
Tue, 2011-11-08 04:23 PM

Adm. Thad Allen
(USCG-Ret.)

Government Security News has announced that Admiral Thad Allen (USCG-Ret.), who became a household name as leader of the federal government’s effort to confront the devastating BP oil spill in the...
Mon, 2011-11-07 04:27 PM
The next time you present your passport, driver’s license or credit card to a user-friendly kiosk installed in some public place by DHS -- in an effort to authenticate your identity -- be advised...
Mon, 2011-11-07 11:10 AM
In one of the tougher contests in the 2011 homeland security awards competition mounted by Government Security News, five companies are still vying with each other for the Winner’s plaque in the...
Mon, 2011-11-07 10:12 AM

ICE's John Morton

Several major national hotel, retail and food chains have joined Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s voluntary IMAGE employment compliance program.
Fri, 2011-11-04 02:24 PM

Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Airports in Alaska, California, Oregon, South Carolina and Guam are slated to get some of the 300 additional next-generation Advanced Imaging Units ordered by the Transportation Security...
Fri, 2011-11-04 09:07 AM

Otay Mesa tunnel

U.S. Border Patrol agents helped rescue five illegal aliens from a tight cross-border tunnel in California on Nov. 2, after the lead man in the group got stuck in the tunnel’s exit in the U.S....
Thu, 2011-11-03 10:07 AM

Flight 253 in Detroit

Federal agencies’ communications to pilots and airliner personnel during in-flight incidents could stand some improvements, along with plans to control the nation’s airspace in the event of a 9/11...
Thu, 2011-11-03 07:37 AM

TSA's Pistole

TSA’s series of new identity verification programs under trial at airports across the country are yielding positive results and the agency is working to refine them, the agency’s leader told Congress.
Wed, 2011-11-02 09:50 AM

Big Bend NP, TX

Customs and Border Protection has begun the process of opening a new border crossing in a remote section of Texas that it says is the first Class B port of entry in the southwest since the agency was...

Company News

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has appointed William H. Roof, Ph.D. to chief operating officer, a newly created position, effective August 11. Roof previously served as the company’s senior vice president and chief scientist from May 2009 to April 2011.
Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security has announced that Joshua Jackson, director - Global Product Integration, has been elected as vice chairman of the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA). Jackson will join new Chairman, Mohammad Soleimani, CTO and executive vice president of Kastle Systems, to help develop specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a contract to provide two of its TWIC Plus IM2620 identification card readers to the Port of Cleveland in Ohio.The contract is for a web-hosted TWIC reading system, similar to the one the company recently provided to the Port of Portland in Oregon. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication for reporting purposes to keep track of which personnel are entering the facility at specific times.
Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, a security intelligence company, has released a new analytics suite that monitors honeypots to track would-be attackers, enabling customers to analyze nefarious tactics and generate targeted threat intelligence that facilitates an ongoing adaptive defense posture. The new Honeypot Security Analytics Suite is the latest in a series of innovations from LogRhythm Labs designed to expedite the detection, prioritization and response to advanced cyber threats.
A study by EMA Research found that organizations using security analytics and threat analytics are nearly two times as confident of detecting security issues and 90 percent report reduced false alerts compared to those not using these tools. The study titled The Evolution of Data Driven Security investigated how security and IT practitioners at all levels and in a variety of industries are managing the ever increasing data volumes and diversity.
Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has expanded its agreement with a major U.S. supermarket chain to provide driver’s license scanners for kiosks operated as part of the chain’s customer rewards program. The Company’s ID Check software is used to transfer customers’ names and addresses from their driver’s licenses to fill out an application for a fuel savings card.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded MorphoTrust USA (Safran) a contract to provide Credential Authentication Technology (E-CAT) for U.S. airports. The $85 million contract ceiling covers seven years and will allow TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at the checkpoint versus the current visual inspection.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $333K contract to provide 33 IM2610 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Plus portable hand held readers to the Washington State Ferries, operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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.
By Nir PolakEspionage isn’t what it used to be. While Hollywood still loves to produce thrillers about secret agents in disguise, the news tells a different story about how intelligence leaks out of the U.S. government. Often, its starts with an incoming email that looks innocuous. That’s exactly what happened to the White House recently, when a group of Russian hackers launched a sustained attack armed only with a phishing email and a piece of malware.
 

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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.

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ADT

This white paper highlights a successful pilot HSPD-12 compliant visitor management project undertaken by a U.S. federal government agency, which successfully meets the objectives of Federal Identity, Credential, andAccess Management (FICAM) Road map use case 4.9 for how agencies should perform credentialing and validation of visitors to federal facilities.

 

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