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Wed, 2011-10-19 07:38 AM
A man working for the Chinese government admitted to stealing trade secrets from two American agricultural industry giants and passing them on to researchers in China to develop competing products....
Wed, 2011-10-19 06:57 AM

Ali Noorani

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s announcement of record numbers of deported criminal aliens shows the immigration system in the U.S. is broken and costly, said an immigration reform group. In...
Wed, 2011-10-19 06:31 AM

AZ State Road 85

U.S. border agents seized a cache of weapons and communications gear over the weekend of Oct. 15-16 along the Arizona border.
Tue, 2011-10-18 01:04 PM

ICE Director John Morton

Immigration and Customs Enforcement claimed on Oct. 18 that it “removed” almost 400,000 people in the U.S. illegally during fiscal 2011. The agency announced its year-end removal numbers in a...
Mon, 2011-10-17 02:28 PM

Naco, AZ

A man charged in the mid-1990’s for his part in a huge conspiracy to smuggle tons of cocaine into Arizona from Mexico by tunneling under the border has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison...
Mon, 2011-10-17 06:38 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has partnered with a major freight forwarders association to promote the use of the agency’s automated trade processing system and said it will decommission an...
Fri, 2011-10-14 07:38 AM

Ahmed Adil Abdallat

A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in El Paso, TX admitted on Oct. 13 to stealing between $70,000 and $120,000 in agency travel funds, as well as misusing his diplomatic passport on...
Thu, 2011-10-13 08:10 AM

Syrian protestors

Federal prosecutors alleged that a Leesburg, VA man, acted as an agent of the Syrian government and gathered information on Syrians in the U.S. who were protesting the country’s regime. The officials...
Wed, 2011-10-12 09:48 AM

Janet Napolitano

As once-growing budgets at the Department of Homeland Security shrink, the need for more efficient, but less-costly technology and services has become critical, said current and former agency leaders...
Tue, 2011-10-11 02:30 PM

Talahassee Regional
Airport

ADT Commercial, a systems integrator, and the City of Tallahassee, FL, announced on October 4 the installation of high-tech security systems to help protect the Tallahassee Regional Airport. The...
Fri, 2011-10-07 08:55 AM

Peace Arch crossing, Blaine, WA

A Bellingham, WA man has been accused of selling maps of the northern U.S. border that reveal the locations of surveillance cameras and sensors to  a person he thought was a drug smuggler....
Thu, 2011-10-06 09:15 AM

Abu Du’a

The U.S. State Department has put a $10 million bounty on the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) leader, Ibrahim Qaeda Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, and identified him as a Specially Designated Global...

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

Santa Clara, CA-based McAfee Labs has released the McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2014, revealing that phishing continues to be an effective tactic for infiltrating enterprise networks. Testing business users’ ability to detect online scams, the McAfee Phishing Quiz uncovered that 80 percent of its participants failed to detect at least one of seven phishing emails.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Tripwire vulnerability management solutions detect all known variants of Backoff malware.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated a cybersecurity alert on Friday, August 22, 2014, warning that over one thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised with malware designed to infect point-of-sale (POS) systems.
Palo Alto, CA-based Globo Plc, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions and software-as-a-service, has announced that its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform, GO!Enterprise, now supports Samsung KNOX. This integration further enhances security, management and user experience of Globo’s offering for Samsung Android devices, the company says.
Vienna, VA-based Veris Group, a provider of cybersecurity solutions to the public and private sectors, has announced the appointment of David L. McClure to the new position of chief strategist. McClure previously served as the associate administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies from 2009 until 2014.
Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a provider of secure and hosted identity management solutions for operations and incident response, has partnered with All Points Logistics, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, to bring RTTG’s Real-Time Verification (RTV) technology platform to All Points’ state and federal customers.
With FICAM’s decision to approve McLean, VA-based ID.me as an accredited Credential Service Provider last Thursday, the company joins the likes of Symantec and Verizon by enabling American citizens to easily and securely access government services online through a trusted Single Sign On, ID.me says. The Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program approved ID.me as a non-PKI Credential Service Provider (CSP) and Token Manager service operating at Assurance Levels 1, 2, and 3.
A strategic partnership to reduce lines and wait times at motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) and for other identity services has been announced by MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and QLess. The partnership will improve consumer convenience and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of technology. MorphoTrust, the provider of issuance solutions for approximately 80 percent of all U.S.
Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation, an information technology provider that delivers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious enterprises, has announced the general availability of SE7EN: NetAlert, an interactive, Web-based network infrastructure monitoring tool to protect the physical security of fiber optic and copper cable networks.
 

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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.