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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

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....
Tue, 2015-01-20 08:29 PM

John Walsh

The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that John Walsh, CEO of Port Canaveral, will deliver the opening presentation and welcome remarks at its 2015 Port Security Operations...
Tue, 2015-01-13 09:43 PM
In 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the hopes of bringing an end to this form of modern day slavery.
Tue, 2015-01-13 07:47 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Roger C. Stanton special agent in charge of the FBI’s Birmingham Division. Stanton most recently served as section chief of the Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices...
Mon, 2015-01-12 07:59 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Scott Bean special agent in charge of the FBI’s Administrative Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). Bean most recently served as section chief for the...
Thu, 2015-01-08 03:59 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule aims to build on the...
Tue, 2015-01-06 02:30 AM

Timothy DeFoggi

The former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Monday for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise and...

Company News

Carlsbad, CA, June 29 – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a provider of broadband and communication technologies and services, has introduced new cybersecurity service and product enhancements as part of its comprehensive government security portfolio.
Irvine, CA, July 2 – CrowdStrike Inc., a provider of endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and 24x7 monitoring and incident response services, has announced the company has secured a new patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the core functionality of CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint security sensor.
Plano, TX, July 2 – Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing. Tyler has also joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession with more than 20,000 members in 83 countries.
City of Industry, CA, July 2 – Hikvision USA, a North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was honored as an Executive Strategic Partner of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) at a special event on June 24, 2015. 
Hampton, VA, June 30 – Ms. Julia Byron, a longtime employee of Homeland Security Solutions, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of HSSI. “A seasoned professional with nearly ten years’ experience with this company has made her the perfect choice to become our new CFO,” said Mr. Richard Neville, Chief Operating Officer for the company. “Ms. Byron’s unselfish dedication to the company and the people of this organization has made this a simple choice.”
Morrisville, VT & Dallas, TX, July 1 – Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a provider of email data protection, has announced that Union Bank enables employee access to corporate data on mobile devices through 
Newark, NJ, July 1 – Ushering in the highest standard for 4K imaging and performance in a video surveillance solution, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has begun shipping the first of its new True 4K cameras, featuring a 12 megapixel 4K ULTRA HD imaging sensor.
When the content managers of a global technology company with a sterling reputation for delivering outstanding products and services learned that the corporate focus was shiftingto becoming green, in part through making content mobile, they quickly realized that a digitization strategy that scales to a global level would be an imperative.

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...