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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-...


Tue, 2015-03-24 10:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Sun, 2015-03-15 07:08 PM
Alexandria, VA – ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New...
Wed, 2015-03-11 08:39 PM
Washington, March 11 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is commemorating its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program, created 65 years ago.
Wed, 2015-03-11 12:29 AM
Next Tuesday, port executives, government leaders and other key stakeholders will meet at Port Canaveral, FL, to discuss the threat of nuclear materials in ship cargo containers and other pressing...
Sun, 2015-03-08 01:21 PM
An indictment was unsealed last week against two Vietnamese citizens who resided in the Netherlands, for their roles in hacking email service providers throughout the U.S. The guilty plea of one of...
Tue, 2015-03-03 02:44 AM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Angela Byers special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division. Byers most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes section in the Criminal...
Thu, 2015-02-26 08:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Thu, 2015-02-26 12:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 06:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Thu, 2015-02-19 07:26 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 04:54 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 09:27 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 (...

Commentary and Opinions

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
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.

Company News

Cork, Ireland, September 1 - SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable hybrid IT infrastructure management software, today announced its upcoming participation in NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF) 2015 Symposium and NIAS 2015 Cyber Security Symposium running September 8-10 and September 15-17, 2015, respectively, at the Lotto Mons Expo in Belgium.
Falls Church, VA, September 1 - Recognizing the critical need for experienced cyber professionals requires year-round attention, Northrop Grumman Corporation supported numerous activities this summer aimed at exciting and motivating youth to pursue a career in cybersecurity.   
Ashburn, VA, August 31 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from the United States Coast Guard to supply its Air Data Computer technology for use on the Coast Guard’s Airbus MH-65 Dolphin helicopter fleet. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopters will be integrated with dual Air Data Computers that provide flight critical altitude and speed information to the cockpit and other important helicopter systems. The initial value of the contract is approximately $3 million.
Flemington, NJ, August - Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a leading provider of secure and hosted Identity and Risk Management solutions, is proud to announce that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded its Real-Time Verification™ (RTV™) technology with SAFETY ACT Designation. This designation program was established to reward invention and commercialization of anti-terrorism technologies. 
Fort Montgomery, NY, August 24 - IPERC (Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation), the industry leader in cybersecure, intelligent microgrid controls solutions for military and commercial applications, has announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has accredited the company’s GridMaster™ control system at Camp Smith, Hawaii with Platform IT Risk Approval (PRA).  This is the first and only DoD accreditation of an installation microgrid control system.
Clarion Events, one of the top three events companies in the United Kingdom, which recently purchased the Border Security Expo in the United States, has announced that its Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exposition will take place on September 15-18 at ExCel London. According to the company, the event will feature its strongest aerospace offering yet, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. Emphasising the importance of DSEI as a premier aerospace forum, DSEI will also host presentations by top level UK and overseas senior air officers.
Melbourne, FL, August 20 - Harris Corporation has received a $97 million order to provide the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) with self protection jammers for the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) program. The order was received during the fourth quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2015. “The ALQ-214 is one of the most capable airborne jamming systems ever built.”
Burlington, MA, August 24 - Acronis®, a global leader in cloud data protection, today announced that the U.S. Air Force has given Acronis Access Advanced the Authority To Operate (ATO) on its networks. Acronis is the first Secure Mobile Content Management provider to obtain an ATO by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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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...

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.