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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...


Thu, 2011-09-22 06:47 AM

US Attorney General Eric Holder

The United States and Belgium agreed on Sept. 20 to share biometric and biographical information to prevent terrorists and serious criminals from continuing their activities internationally. The...
Tue, 2011-09-20 06:37 PM

Blaine Frederick beneath
a Hoyos iris reader

Stanley Security Solutions told GSN at the ASIS conference that it expects to sell 14 Hoyos “in-motion, at-a-glance” iris readers that will be installed as access control devices at entrances to the...
Tue, 2011-09-20 05:37 PM

Michael Trapp

Prepare for the threats that are most likely to affect your business and facilities, not perceived threats, the director of a corporate security of an oil refining company warned ASIS attendees on...
Mon, 2011-09-19 07:45 PM

Michael Regelsky

If it weren’t for government developing a common identification standard to insure people are who they say they are, companies developing access control and other systems wouldn’t be as far along,...
Mon, 2011-09-19 05:57 PM
“Video analytics is dead. The market has spoken. Look at the non-participation of video analytics companies at the show,” said John Frazzini, director and president of BRS Labs at a press conference...
Sat, 2011-09-17 10:47 AM
Government Security News has announced that its distinguished panel of judges for the GSN 2011 Homeland Security Awards will include Peter Berghammer, chief strategist at Public Communications...
Fri, 2011-09-16 11:20 AM

CBP's Robert Perez

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is actively trying to boost enrollments in the “trusted traveler” programs it currently runs at major U.S. airports and U.S. land border points of entry, so...
Fri, 2011-09-16 11:10 AM

Known Crewmember in Seattle

A third airport has opened an expedited air crew identification system developed by air travel and transport organizations. On September 13 at 4 a.m., Seattle-Tacoma International Airport joined...
Fri, 2011-09-16 08:57 AM

Top Communication office

Immigration agents arrested two men in Los Angeles in connection with an ongoing investigation into one of the largest asylum cases ever uncovered in the city. Agents from Immigration and Customs...
Fri, 2011-09-16 07:56 AM

Paso Del Norte

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have begun work on a new biometric/RFID identification system at a border crossing station near El Paso, TX. The system the agency is installing at...
Thu, 2011-09-15 06:55 AM
Groups from the Louisiana seafood and other industries have moved to block changes to the H2-B visa foreign worker labor policies that would increase wages for the workers on Sept. 30.
Wed, 2011-09-14 08:15 AM

Wilmington, NC

Another mid-level manager in a violent North Carolina-based cell of document forgers was sentenced to three and a half years in jail, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 13. Juan Arroyo...

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

Houston-based Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs), creator of AISight, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, has announced it plans to go public soon. The announcement was recently made on the FOX Business Network's Varney & Company.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the combined results of a 2014 retail cybersecurity survey conducted by Dimensional and Atomic Research and sponsored by Tripwire. The survey evaluated the attitudes of 407 retail and financial services organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. on a variety of cybersecurity topics.
McLean, VA-based BAE Systems is enhancing its data collaboration and dissemination tool, SIBA, through the interoperability of Mach 1 Development’s DocuTRACER document watermarking solution.
Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, which provides digital investigations, has announced a partnership with Thales to deliver a full range of endpoint security and incident response products and services to the UK market. EnCase products extend the Thales portfolio to identify threats that would otherwise go unnoticed, and to quickly perform incident response and recovery.
The Government Security News 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program has selected Iris ID in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility.IRIS ID is pleased to announce that it has been named Winner in the category of Best Identification /Authentication Facility in the 2014 Government Security News Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards Program for its IrisAccess and iData series of IRIS Recognition Access Control and Identification hardware and software products.
Gallagher Security, a technology company in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, has announced that its security management platform is now approved for sale in the U.S.The development of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 has driven forward the establishment of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card as the standard credential for federal employees and contractors for access to federal information systems and controlled facilities.
Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has teamed with Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, to supply Eid Passport with its ActivID Credential Management System (CMS) for Eid Passport’s new Personal Identity Verification -- Interoperable (PIV-I) managed service.
San Francisco, CA-based Splunk, a provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. Splunk has introduced a new risk scoring framework in the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to enable easier, faster threat detection and containment by empowering users to assign risk scores to any data.

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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.