Vigilant Solutions Introduces New Director Of Information Security And Compliance

Vigilant Solutions, a global intelligence and image analytics company serving law enforcement agencies, announced the appointment of retired Virginia State Police Assistant Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Systems Officer Pete Fagan as the company's Director of Information Security and Compliance. In this role, Fagan will oversee Vigilant's documentation processes to ensure they meet FBI-CJIS compliance, and will work directly with customers to manage issues related to CJIS Security Policy and data security. In his role as Assistant CSO, for six years he served as Assistant Division Commander and FBI-CJIS Information Security Officer for all Virginia law enforcement agencies accessing FBI-CJIS Systems.

As an expert on FBI-CJIS Systems and Security Policy, Fagan has consulted with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. as an Executive Outreach and Education Program Specialist on behalf of the FBI. He has served as a key resource for coordinating information-sharing protocols that meet the goals of FBI-CJIS, evaluating products, developing policies and guiding staff to achieve compliance. He has worked with Vigilant for the past three years as a consultant, performing gap analysis and audits that successfully designated the company as being able to meet FBI-CJIS compliance standards.

Fagan now brings his comprehensive knowledge of IT security and policy to Vigilant in a full-time role. Vigilant's law enforcement agency partners utilize the company's LEARN 6.0 investigative platform consisting of BallisticSearch™, which provides law enforcement agencies with faster and more efficient cartridge case analysis; PlateSearch™, a license plate recognition and analytics platform; and FaceSearch™, a facial recognition and analytics platform.  Each of these solutions must meet stringent compliance requirements, and Fagan will work with agencies to develop and execute the necessary policies to ensure all conditions are met.

"As new technology is introduced to the law enforcement community, and cloud-based solutions become the norm, FBI-CJIS compliance and IT security are paramount," said Shawn Smith, founder and president of Vigilant Solutions. "Pete has worked alongside us and our customers for the past three years as a consultant, and his insight has been invaluable to the growth of our company and the success of our customers. We are excited to bring him on as a full-time member of our team, and to continue to offer his expertise to agencies who incorporate our solutions into their policing strategies."

"During my time consulting with Vigilant, I witnessed the positive impact their technology has on investigations," Fagan said. "To be effective, agencies that use these solutions must be compliant and secure. I look forward to working with our customers to ensure they are positioned to successfully leverage Vigilant's suite of investigative solutions to enhance their success in solving crimes."

Fagan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology (Criminal Justice Emphasis) from Virginia Tech University and completed a graduate studies program with the University of Virginia and Virginia State Police.

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