Cyber Security

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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-...

News

Thu, 2015-02-19 08:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...
Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Mon, 2015-02-16 10:27 PM
Director James B. Comey has named John S. Adams the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. Adams most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division (...
Sun, 2015-02-15 08:55 PM
The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum to promote economic competitiveness and innovation while safeguarding privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties in the domestic use of unmanned...
Tue, 2015-02-10 09:23 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Richard Frankel special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Newark Division. Frankel most recently served as SAC of the Criminal Division in the New York Field Office.
Sun, 2015-02-08 09:22 PM
Following a four-week trial, A California man was found guilty Wednesday in New York on all seven counts in connection with his operation and ownership of Silk Road, a hidden website designed to...
Mon, 2015-02-02 06:31 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared...
Sun, 2015-02-01 06:23 PM
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced the selection Friday of Deputy US Marshals (DUSMs) Matthew Barger, Michael Cifu, Andrew Kottke, and Frank Morales as the recipients of...
Sun, 2015-01-25 10:09 PM
Jonathan Freed has been appointed as the National Security Agency's new Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Freed, a longtime public relations professional and former journalist, most...
Thu, 2015-01-22 10:20 PM
The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and...
Wed, 2015-01-21 09:31 PM
During bilateral meetings in Washington last week, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to further strengthen and deepen cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and the...
Wed, 2015-01-21 12:00 AM

Shelton Thomas Bell

Shelton Thomas Bell, 21, of Jacksonville, FL, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. U.S. District Judge Timothy J....

Company News

New York, NY, July 13 – Kroll, the global provider of risk mitigation and response solutions, has announced the appointments of William Krivoshik as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Barbara Cooperman as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Both senior executives are based in Kroll’s New York City headquarters location.
Portland, ME, July 10 – The release of The Future of Voting: End-to-End Verifiable Internet Voting Specification and Feasibility Assessment Study by U.S.
Waltham, MA – Fidelis Cybersecurity has announced new appointments and promotions to accelerate its full lifecycle advanced threat defense offering and market position.
Atlanta – Damballa, a provider of advanced threat detection and containment, has announced the promotion of Stephen Newman to chief technology officer. Newman succeeds former CTO Brian Foster, who joins Damballa’s Strategic Advisory Board. Newman was previously vice president of products for the company.
Seattle, July 9 – IOActive, Inc., a provider of research-driven security services, has announced its Internet of Things (IoT) assurance services. The new services are designed to help technology innovators protect the billions of IoT devices coming online, defend public and private sector organizations from related threats, and further empower the secure growth of smart cities.
New York, NY, July 8 – Citing study data from the Senate Armed Services Committee pertaining to counterfeit electronics making their way to the U.S.
Paris, July 8 – Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and a cyber security provider, has announced the launch of a new version of its protection solution for workstations and servers, “Stormshield Endpoint Security.” This version, which consists of two new modules – “Full Control” and “Full Protect” – was developed with the aim of providing better protection for workstations, servers and terminals for all organizations targeted by cyber threats.
Pasadena, CA, July 6 – Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), a provider of Digital Investigations, has announced enhancements to its Guidance Software Global Partner Program that will expand upon earlier programs to enable worldwide delivery of endpoint detection and response technology, training and support.

Commentary and Opinions

When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.
With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.
 

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Recent Cyber Security Videos

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.

Xceedium Corporation garnered its second GSN awards trophy for the entry of its Xsuite solution in the “Best Privileged Access Management” category of the 2012 Awards Program.  Ken Ammon, Chief Strategist for the company, describes how privileged access management has become increasingly important as physical and logical access have merged, and the government, through HSPD-12, has required that the PIV smart card, historically used for physical access now must be used for logical access as well.

John Bartolac relates that Axis invented the first IP Video camera in 1996 and is now the world’s largest provider of IP Video products, releasing about 30 products per year. In the government world, there is a higher threat level, requiring a very high frame rate with IP Video cameras, which led Axis to produce its Q 60 model that offers up to 1.5 kilometers of viewing.

Joe McDonald states that ASIS International, which has deep roots in federal government and law enforcement, has had a banner year in which membership increased from 37,000 to 38,000, with interesting new changes in membership demographics, accompanied by strong growth internationally. As a standards and training organization, ASIS has written and released a new organizational resilience standard and a code of conduct standard for provide security service providers, and is working on a new standard for the Department of Defense.

Entrust, Inc is an identity-based security company that focuses on government and enterprises, according to Bill Conner. The company had a big night at GSN’s 2011 Awards Program, being named Winner in “Best Certificate Management Solution”, “Best Smart Card Solution” and “Best Integrated Systems for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance”.  In the same week, Conner reports, the company also won a four-year GSA contract for PKI capability estimated at $4.5 million.

White Papers

Narus

Narus, a leader in real-time traffic intelligence for protecting governments, service providers and enterprises, just completed its 2010 annual cyber security survey focusing on the United States. Sponsored jointly with Converge Network Digest and Government Secuirty News, the survey queried a cross-section of security professionals in a variety of industries, and revealed compelling details relating to cyber security concerns, opinons and expectations for protection against attacks. More...

New Products

Millis, MA-based Kanguru Solutions, a manufacturer of secure IT storage solutions, has announced the ad...

Reston, VA-based Input, which specializes in government business, has unveiled new research detailing adoption trends for cloud computing, virtualization, service-oriented archi...

Rockville, MD-based Telvent reports that it is the first vendor selected to participate in a DHS superv...

Mobile Active Defense, LLC (M.A.D.) has announced the release of its patent-pending mobile firewall and contents filtering mecha...

GammaTech Computer Corp., a manufacturer of notebook and tablet computers, has introduced the newest member to its line of cost-effecti...