Access Control | Identification

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IntraLogic's official release of the "One Button" Lockdown system on CBS 2 News.


Thu, 2012-01-19 09:48 AM

Not cabbage

In separate actions in mid-January, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas and California seized more than a ton and a half of alleged marijuana hidden in a shipment of vegetables and...
Thu, 2012-01-19 09:03 AM

Federal Reserve Bank New York

FBI and Treasury Department agents arrested a government computer programmer contract employee on Jan. 18 for allegedly stealing the critical software source code that helps keep track of the U.S....
Wed, 2012-01-18 03:50 PM

NFC technology could
alter access control systems

A relatively new technology known as Near Field Communication, or NFC, is spreading rapidly through high-tech sectors of the economy and will soon begin touching different aspects of the security...
Wed, 2012-01-18 02:19 PM
Los Angeles International Airport has begun its pilot of the Transportation Security Administration’s Pre Check pre-screening program. The airport is the sixth in the nation to implement a Pre Check...
Wed, 2012-01-18 10:15 AM

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

The Department of Homeland Security needs more help in counseling millions immigrants in attaining their U.S. citizenship, said the minority leader of the House Homeland Security Committee. Rep....
Tue, 2012-01-17 08:29 AM

JFK International

A federal judge in Queens, NY, sentenced the spiritual leader of a conspiracy to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines under John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2007 to life in prison. Kareem Ibrahim...
Fri, 2012-01-13 10:35 AM

St. Joseph, MO

The indictment of 15 people in Missouri in a crack-down on a black market fake identity document ring highlights a growing threat to national security, said federal agents involved in the case.
Thu, 2012-01-12 08:40 AM

Caguas, Puerto Rico

U.S. federal officials have rounded up 50 people in the U.S. and Puerto Rico charging them with pilfering and selling the Puerto Rican citizens’ identity documents.
Wed, 2012-01-11 05:10 PM

Geri Castaldo,
Codebench's CEO

Codebench, Inc., a provider of TWIC/HSPD-12/FIPS-201 authentication software, and S2 Security Corp. announced on Jan 10 that Codebench’s PIVCheck Plus software suite, an end-to-end card validation,...
Wed, 2012-01-11 09:42 AM

Cocaine in truck tire

It was a busy day near Yuma, AZ on Jan. 8 when Customs and Border Patrol Agents there discovered a runaway U.S. teenage girl trying to sneak back into Mexico and a load of cocaine in a family car....
Wed, 2012-01-11 09:03 AM
One of the lieutenants in a sprawling fake identification document ring was sentenced to six years in prison on Jan. 10. Ivan Zarate-Curi, 25, of Nashville, TN, was sentenced to 72 months in prison...
Fri, 2012-01-06 10:32 AM
The third man involved in a conspiracy to smuggle a purported member of the Pakistani Taliban into the U.S. from Ecuador last year was sentenced to four years in prison for his part in the plan.

Company News

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.
Leading software firm NICE Systems (NICE) has launched a video surveillance program, NICE Suspect Search, which claims to be able to reduce the time it takes to locate and track persons of interests through surveillance cameras. NICE Security Group’s Executive Vice President Chris Wooten states that the program aims to solve “the burden of processing all of the data [that] has limited the value of the video footage, [which is the] major pain point for [its] customers."
Frisco, TX-based Sheplers, a multi-channel western-wear retailer, has determined that their payment systems suffered a security breach in which hackers gained access to their systems and some of their customers’ payment card information was exposed. With the assistance of a leading computer security firm, Sheplers is continuing the investigation into the incident, and are cooperating with law enforcement in their efforts to find the criminals responsible.
Boston, MA-based Wealth Management Systems (WMSI) has announced that Doug Perkins has joined the firm as information security officer. An industry veteran with extensive experience in software development, project management, quality assurance, and operations and information security, Perkins is assuming responsibility for the design and future development of WMSI’s enterprise-wide information security strategies and policies. Mr. Perkins reports to BJ Ralston, WMSI’s chief compliance officer, and is based in WMSI’s Boston Office.
Princeton, NJ-based IXP Corporation, a public safety and emergency response provider that has partnered with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for the past 10 years, has announced an innovation that raises campus security to the next level.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $220K contract to provide its IM2610 TWIC Plus readers to the Port of New Orleans in Louisiana. The new contract is for a web-hosted TWIC card reading system. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and Be On the Lookout (BOLO) checks.
London, England-based Brit PLC, a global specialty insurer and reinsurer, has developed a unique insurance service to protect companies operating critical infrastructure and industrial machinery from terrorist and other malicious attacks, such as sabotage, espionage and theft.
Belgium-based Betafence, a provider of comprehensive solutions for high security perimeter protection, has announced the acquisition of SecureUSA, a successful U.S provider of access control systems and solutions.

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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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