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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...

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Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Fri, 2016-01-22 03:05 PM

Christos Dimitriadis, ISACA

Close to two-thirds (63%) of global IT professionals oppose giving governments backdoor access to encrypted information systems, and similar numbers (59%) feel that privacy is being compromised in an...
Sun, 2016-01-10 09:33 AM
When firefighters rush into a burning building, it is imperative that they and their operations team know their precise locations at all times. Even with global positioning systems (GPS) and other...
Tue, 2015-11-24 12:59 PM
Washington, DC, November 20 - Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are advising shoppers this holiday season to be aware of...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Tue, 2015-11-17 01:21 PM
November 17, 2015 — 17 months after successfully launching its first virtual career fair, the SANS CyberTalent Fair (SCTF) is back and poised to launch its fourth online nationwide...
Sun, 2015-11-08 02:40 PM
Washington, DC, November 5 - In 2011, a small group of university researchers working on securing embedded devices caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and...
Fri, 2015-11-06 09:20 AM
Rowley, MA, November 2 - In response to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in our nation's schools, noted artist Greg Bokor, and Chris Connors, CEO of Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), today joined...
Tue, 2015-11-03 06:37 PM
Bingen, WA, October 28 - Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the...
Tue, 2015-11-03 12:23 PM

Derek Brown, Wynyard

Arlington, VA, October 28 - When crime fighting software provider Wynyard Group surveyed U.S. law enforcement officials on their use of crime analytics software, 88 percent of respondents felt that...
Thu, 2015-10-29 02:24 PM

Dr. Greg Shannon

Washington, DC, October 29 - Dr. Greg Shannon, an IEEE senior member and cybersecurity expert from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), recently began an assignment in the White House Office of...
Thu, 2015-10-22 09:27 AM

Jeh Johnson, DHS

Washington, DC, October 8 - “Chairman Johnson, Senator Carper, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to be here. I welcome the opportunity to appear before you with Directors...

Commentary and Opinions

Fullerton, CA, January 5 - Milton Security Group Inc., the adaptive network cyber security appliance manufacturer, is proud to announce their 1MC-Labs Team services are now available to customers worldwide. 
John Grimm, Senior Director, Thales e-Security From smartphones to connected cars to smart cities, The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the ways that we live and work. ZK Research reports that the IoT will have 50 billion endpoints by 2020. Billions of connected devices like sensors, meters, actuators and other types of devices that can be attached to any object or person will be capable of connecting to the network, sharing information and taking instructions.
Washington, DC, December 10 - Content theft sites pose a serious and growing threat to Internet users by exposing them to harmful malware that can lead to identity theft, financial loss and computers being taken over by hackers, according to Digital Bait - a new research report commissioned by the Digital Citizens Alliance.
Portland, OR, December 10 - In hoping to never become a breach victim, organizations never prepare for the inevitable breakdown and overlook a very basic solution – capturing and retaining all network data. Cybersecurity equipment is tasked with keeping the bad packets out, but the challenge is how to do this in a fraction of a second. It is a costly folly to expect 100% accuracy, given the minimal time available for inspection. If organizations could gain more time for packet examination, they can turn the tables.
Frisco, TX, October 28 - The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), the leading organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, announced today that it continues to fully support S.754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015, because it formalizes the process for information sharing, encouraging private entities to share amongst themselves and with the government.

Company News

Beaverton, OR, February 11 - CTL has announced Curveball enterprise level internet security, utilizing groundbreaking technology from Galois, Inc. Galois is a cyber-security research leader for DARPA, NASA, Homeland Security, the U.S. military and others. CTL is proud to present the Curveball solution in order to better serve our customers and protect them from the threats posed by hackers.
Augsburg, February 11th, 2016 – Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announces its plan to follow the recently published SGET (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V.) version 2.0 of its SMARC specification. Highlights of the new SMARC specification include:
Runnemede, NJ, February 2 – Sielox LLC, a leading provider of access control solutions since 1979, is pleased to announce the addition of three experienced and successful individuals to key management positions.
San Jose, CA, February 2 - ReversingLabs, a leader in Security Threat Detection and Interface Masters, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, have partnered to ensure a complete network security solution that provides visibility into all network traffic so that there is full coverage across single and multi- 1G and 10G network link deployments.
February 2 - SynGlyphX, the leading provider of interactive data visualization and discovery technology, announced that John Carroll University's College of Arts and Sciences will be using SynGlyphX's GlyphIT™ suite of software products. SynGlyphX is transforming the way the world interacts with data for insight discovery. 
Bethseda, MD, January 26 - Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to separate and combine its realigned Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment with Leidos Holdings, Inc. in a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction, unlocking $5 billion in estimated enterprise value for Lockheed Martin stockholders.
Alexandria, VA, February 1 - Phase One is one of six federal contractors to win a spot on the highly anticipated GSA Salesforce Implementation, Integration and Support Services (SIISS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The GSA SIISS BPA can replace agency-specific contracts to reduce both contract duplication and administration costs. With this latest win, Phase One has solidified its role as the go-to integrator in the federal market.
Atlanta, GA, January 28 - Superior Essex announced that it has joined the Cisco® Solution Partner Program as a Solution Partner. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, Superior Essex is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.
 

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

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Network Access Control and 802.1x - Advantages, Constraints and Capabilities

Written by distinguished security industry analyst Pete Lindstrom of Spire Security

The industry has been blurring the differences between 802.1x and NAC. Some believe that 802.1x is sufficient and similar enough to a full NAC solution to start down the path of implementation. What organizations often find is that the 802.1x story seems fairly simple and easy, but the deployment is much more difficult. This paper examines the fully 802.1x and NAC details such as:

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Recent IT Security Videos

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.

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.

Sony has recently announced a hybrid line of cameras, according to Mark Collett, which allows customers to use or replace their analog cameras with a hybrid camera that simultaneously streams HD video along with traditional analog, enabling customers to integrate HP quality video into existing infrastructure without changing the control room or any of existing procedures. He also describes the company’s new line of IPELA engine products that offer a common integration platform.

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.