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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 (...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:46 PM
Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
Thu, 2015-08-20 04:37 PM
Washington, DC, August 19 - Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA's next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas. NASA's...
Wed, 2015-08-19 02:00 PM

Ed Hammersla, president,

Raytheon|Websense

Austin, TX, August 19 - A new survey of security executives at large companies in the U.S., commissioned by Raytheon|Websense, reveals that confidence in their enterprise security posture is lacking...
Wed, 2015-08-19 01:55 PM
Chicago, IL, August 18 - Geofeedia, a market leader in location-based social media monitoring, intelligence and analysis, and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) will host ...
Tue, 2015-08-18 05:10 PM

Heath Naquin

Washington, DC, August 18 - The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium today announced that Heath Naquin of the University of Texas at Austin has become a member of the NCOIC Advisory Council.
Mon, 2015-08-17 12:37 PM
Washington, DC, August 14 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 50 fugitives sought for their roles in known or suspected human rights violations during a nationwide operation...
Sun, 2015-08-16 04:33 PM
Huntsville, AL, Aug. 13 - Even as the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System celebrates 50 years of innovation, revolutionary technologies developed by Raytheon Company are evolving the...
Sun, 2015-08-16 04:11 PM
August 6 - As I have said a number of times now, the current global threat environment requires that we know more about those who travel to the United States. This includes those from countries for...

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.
Walkersville, MD, August 25 - Following an extensive testing and evaluation process, System Galaxy from Galaxy Control Systems has earned Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201) Certification and is now on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) in the PACS Infrastructure category.
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.”

Commentary and Opinions

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
By Nir PolakEspionage isn’t what it used to be. While Hollywood still loves to produce thrillers about secret agents in disguise, the news tells a different story about how intelligence leaks out of the U.S. government. Often, its starts with an incoming email that looks innocuous. That’s exactly what happened to the White House recently, when a group of Russian hackers launched a sustained attack armed only with a phishing email and a piece of malware.
 

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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.

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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

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...

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