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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...


Thu, 2015-10-01 05:01 PM

Alejandro Mayorkas

Washington, DC, October 1 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the kick-off of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. During this month, outreach efforts will aim to...
Thu, 2015-10-01 04:46 PM

Christos Dimitriadis

Rolling Meadows, IL, September 24 - A survey of more than 900 cybersecurity experts shows that an overwhelming majority (87%) expect to see an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next...
Wed, 2015-09-30 03:09 AM
By Steve Bittenbender Earlier this month about 20 entrepreneurial teams met with venture capitalists, technology leaders and government officials to showcase the products and applications they’re...
Sat, 2015-09-19 04:03 PM
Washington, DC, September 17 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a pre-solicitation notice on Wednesday, September 16 that it plans to issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the...
Wed, 2015-09-16 11:47 AM
The accountant for a U.S. company recently received an e-mail from her chief executive, who was on vacation out of the country, requesting a transfer of funds on a time-sensitive acquisition that...
Tue, 2015-09-15 05:04 PM
Washingston, DC, September 1 - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today announced the award of a $133,263,550 contract to Identity Theft Guard...
Tue, 2015-09-15 04:38 PM
During arrests of criminal couriers, law enforcement officers rarely find bundles of cash wrapped in rubber bands anymore. Instead, they find stacks of plastic cards — bank credit and debit cards,...
Sun, 2015-09-13 12:07 PM

Dr. Andy Ozme

Dr. Andy Ozment, Asst. Sec. Cybersecurity and Communications
Wed, 2015-09-02 11:49 AM
San Francisco, CA, September 2 - Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, highlights the first 20 high-intensity Briefings selected for Black Hat Europe 2015...
Wed, 2015-09-02 11:35 AM
Washington, DC, September 1 - October 1 marks the start of the 12th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the nation's leading...
Mon, 2015-08-31 02:37 PM
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, August 28 - The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, here on...
Wed, 2015-08-26 01:34 PM
Oldsmar, FL, August 25 - The Breezy Point, Minnesota Police Department has joined the ever-growing roster of law enforcement agencies using the popular PlateSmart Mobile License Plate Recognition (...

Commentary and Opinions

By Jason Hart, Vice President and CTO for Data Protection at Gemalto
Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
Teaneck, NJ, July 14 – Multi-factor authentication – a security protection required by US government standards – could have prevented the recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) security breaches that have exposed the personal information of millions of citizens to hackers, spies and cyber-criminals. The Federal government has been encouraging its agencies to use multi-factor authentication since November 2009, when it published the FICAM (Federal Identity and Access Management) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance.
By Austin MartinIf you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Army is just like World of Warcraft, the answer is: kinda. It turns out that all branches of the military are experimenting with some special form of LMS or virtual training – with ever-increasing complexity and capabilities. Here are just a few examples: Battlefield Visualization

Company News

McLean, VA, September 23 - In combat, warfighters rely on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems for situational awareness, tactical communications and target tracking. To support the need for more advanced ISR capabilities, Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at $49 million by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane for its Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Division (SRSD).
Augsburg, Germany, September 24 – Kontron, a global market leader for embedded computing technology (ECT) today announced that several commercial airlines and business jet customers plan to deploy the company’s next-generation avionics products.  Kontron’s recent launch of its ACE Flight Server 4600 featuring a 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground connectivity and its Cab-n-Connect™ A100 wireless access point (CWAP) that forms the backbone of onboard Wi-Fi systems has resulted in multiple planned aircraft installations.  These advanced products are backed by Kontron’s more
Arlington, VA – September 24, 2015 – ThreatConnect, Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and open source cyber intelligence company Defense Group Inc. (DGI) today unveiled a report attributing a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, orchestrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as “Naikon,” with interests in the South China Sea to a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unit.
Austin, TX, September 23 - Raytheon|Websense, a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft, today announced the findings of the Websense Security Labs™ 2015 Healthcare Drill-Down Report, examining the current state of cyber threats and data-stealing attacks against an increasingly digital healthcare industry. The report reveals that healthcare is highly-targeted and increasingly vulnerable as the next wave of connected devices hits an already complex technology environment. 
Reston, VA, September 24, 2015 - NCI, Inc., a leading provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, announced today it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order valued at $14.5 million to provide a diverse range of engineering, architecture, integration and readiness support services to the U.S. Army Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood, Texas.
Austin, TX, September 23 - At this weeks ASIS International seminar and exhibits in Anaheim, California, HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of innovative solutions that are driving the evolution of secure identities.  The company will highlight its award-winning mobile access solution and its latest innovation to “simply tap” into web services and cloud apps, along with solutions for upgrading to more choices, more applications and higher security.  HID Global will feature solutions and services that addres
Reston, VA, September 21 - Qbase, LLC, a leading provider of essential IT and data analytics services to federal and commercial clients announced today that, as the performing member of the SBD Alliant Joint Venture, it has been selected by the United States' Department of State to provide critical CRM software and integration services to support the agency's Bureau of Consular Affairs as it modernizes and consolidates its existing operational environment (including US passport and visa processing) under a common technology platform.
Anaheim, CA, September 21 - Christie® is showcasing its latest control room solutions at ASIS 2015 in Anaheim, California from September 28-30.  Displaying the newest and most innovative technology for security professionals, Christie will demonstrate the new Christie Phoenix® Quad-T processor, Christie Entero™ HB 70-inch HD front access cube and LCD solutions including the Christie FHD552-X 55-inch, ultra-narrow bezel flat panel and the new FHQ981-L 98-inch UHD flat panel.

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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...

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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:

    * What is 802.1x?
    * What important features are missing from 802.1x?
    * What alternatives exist to 802.1x and why?
    * What are the hidden costs associated with rolling out NAC?
    * How can commercial enterprises and government organizations benefit from NAC?


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 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.