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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-...


Sun, 2015-02-15 07:55 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 08:23 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 08:22 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 05:31 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 05:23 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 09:09 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 09:20 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 08:31 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...
Tue, 2015-01-20 11:00 PM

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 07:29 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 08:43 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 06:47 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...

Commentary and Opinions

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.
In our increasingly digital world, our nation’s information security is just as important as its physical security. With President Obama declaring that cyber threats are “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” all areas of government are under increasing pressure to develop a proactive and comprehensive IT defense strategy.
Among federal executive agencies, continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) is not only essential to ensuring cybersecurity, but also to ease the burden of complying with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and to establish appropriate budgeting levels for information security.

Company News

Washington, DC, August 21 - Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, announced today it has been awarded the Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services (SMDA2S) IDIQ from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command as a subcontractor to Boecore Inc. The contract has a ceiling value of $496 million over a five-year period.
Carlsbad, CA, August 24 - ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, today announced the National Security Agency (NSA) recently certified its KOV-55 Security-System-on-a-Chip to secure voice and data up to the Top Secret level for Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low-Volume Terminals (MIDS LVT) operating over a Link 16 network. This is the first certification of its kind, paving the way for Link 16 crypto modernization to enable secure interoperability with legacy and future combat networking waveforms.
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.
Hauppaguge, NY, August 19 - VOXX International Corporation today announced that it has entered into a Definitive Agreement to purchase the assets, inclusive of all intellectual property, of iris authentication market leader EyeLock through an acquiring entity.  Upon consummation of the transaction, VOXX will have a controlling interest in the acquiring entity. The closing of the transaction is subject to completion of due diligence.
Washington, DC, Aug. 12 - The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, today announced that BlackBerry Corporation, a global leader in mobile communications, has joined the organization.
Gaithersburg, MD, August 10 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has accredited Lockheed Martin as a Commercial Service Provider (CSP) under DHS’ Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program. The accreditation allows DHS to share sensitive and classified cybersecurity threat information with Lockheed Martin to support its efforts in defending public and private entities against cyber attacks. The Lockheed Martin ECS system will quarantine compromised e-mail and block malicious DNS requests based on DHS supplied cyber threat intelligence.
San Francisco, CA, Aug. 10 - Black Hat, one of the world's leading family of information security events, today highlights some of the special events and initiatives that helped make Black Hat USA 2015 a record-breaking show. In its 18th year, the event welcomed more than 11,000 of the most security-savvy professionals across the InfoSec spectrum – spanning academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.
Alexandria, VA, Aug. 4 - BitVoyant LLC, a leading-edge provider of proactive cyber defense solutions, announced today that it has appointed Jared Novick as CEO of the company. Novick comes to BitVoyant from the National Security community with a unique track record in transitioning sensitive technologies from the government world to the private sector. With his experience in managing public-private partnerships, he is the perfect addition to the organization to help bring BitVoyant technology to the commercial market from the government sector.

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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...

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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.