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New Secret Service Pins to Include Security Feature

New Secret Service Pins to Include Security Feature

The document says the Secret Service contacted three other vendors, but none were able to “provide the expertise in manufacturing lapel emblems with any type of security technology features.”

Physical Security Equipment Market to Reach $64 Million by 2022

Physical Security Equipment Market to Reach $64 Billion by 2022

The physical security equipment market will see an increase in the next few years, largely due to threats and terrorism around the world.

City of Richmond Implements Security Measures at Department of Social Services

City of Richmond Implements Security Measures at Department of Social Services

Last month, a youth intern at the Department of Social Services who was supposed to be washing and detailing city vehicles took off with three cars.

Microsoft Wants to Work with Trump Administration on Cybersecurity

Microsoft Wants to Work with Trump Administration on Cybersecurity

At the 2018 Web Summit this week in Lisbon, Portugal, Microsoft president Brad Smith said the company wanted to work on a solution to protect civilians against cyber threats. According to Smith, concerns include the role of AI in the future of work and cyber threats to democracy.

Largest Massachusetts Homeland Security Drill to Commence This Week

Largest Massachusetts Homeland Security Drill to Commence This Week

Sirens, helicopters, military vehicles, first responders and other disaster response measures are expected to be present this week in various locations across the state. The public should not be alarmed, as the emergency response presence is part of the training exercise.

Alabama Courthouse Installs Metal Detectors, Video Surveillance

Alabama Courthouse Installs Metal Detectors, Video Surveillance

“If we’re going to do courthouse security, then we need to be serious about it. We need to take a look at what is lacking,” Sheriff Rick Singleton said.

U.S. Blocks Tech Exports from Chinese Firm over Security Concerns

U.S. Blocks Tech Exports from Chinese Firm Over Security Concerns

Washington restricts U.S. companies working with Fujian Jinhua citing national security interests.

FBI Believes There May Be More Suspicious Packages

Arrest Made in Connection to Mailed Pipe Bombs

The federal authorities are investigating the source of suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama and Former Secretary of State Clinton.



HealthCare.gov System Breached: 75,000 Users Affected

HealthCare.gov System Breached: 75,000 Users Affected

Hackers have breached a HealthCare.gov sign-up form, stealing the personal data of nearly 75,000 people.

Georgia Details Plans for New Cybersecurity Center

Georgia Details Plans for New Cybersecurity Center

Georgia CIO said the new facility will be used to train Army Cyber Command personnel and state and local IT workers.

Only Two-Thirds of Federal Domains Meet Email Security Deadline

Only Two-Thirds of Federal Domains Meet Email Security Deadline

In addition to the relatively low install rate, after a year of staggered deadlines to implement the tool, one-fifth of government agency web domains appear not to have even begun installing it, according to the Global Cyber Alliance.

Increased Cybersecurity for Illinois Midterm Elections

Increased Cybersecurity for Illinois Midterm Elections

The Illinois National Guard is bringing in hundreds of cybersecurity experts to help ensure the integrity of the midterm elections and prevent the compromise of election results.

FBI Director: Drone Attacks Unlikely in the United States

FBI Director: Drone Attacks Likely in the United States

FBI Director Christopher Wray is convinced that terror groups will deploy drones to carry out attacks on American soil, and told a Senate committee that the threat of drones and other unmanned aircrafts is “steadily escalating.”

DOD Weapon Systems Vulnerable to Cyber Threats, GAO Reports

DOD Weapon Systems Vulnerable to Cyber Threats, GAO Reports

Although GAO and others have warned of cyber risks for decades, the Defense Department did not prioritize weapon systems cybersecurity until recently, the new report says.

Securing the Supreme Court

Securing the Supreme Court

Who protects the Court and its inhabitants?

California Bans Weak Passwords in Connected Devices

California Bans Weak Passwords in Connected Devices

California has passed a law that sets higher standards for passwords.

Capitol Increases Securty Following Kavanaugh Testimony

Capitol Increases Securty Following Kavanaugh Testimony

Police are stepping up patrols in the Capitol amid the intense debate over confirming Brett Kavanaugh.

Packages Destined to Pentagon, White House Tested for Poison

Packages Destined to Pentagon, White House Tested for Poison

Neither package entered the Pentagon, and they were both turned over to the FBI for further analysis, according to authorities.

29 Complete Homeland Security Master

29 Complete Homeland Security Master's Degree Program

These graduates will join a national cadre of cohorts who are helping keep our nation safer.

Offering More than Products

Offering More than Products

In the security industry, our mission is critical: protect the people, places and things that matter most.

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Protecting government agencies requires the widest palette of security solutions with facilities ranging from a storefront military recruitment center to a bustling international airport or a biological research center.

Going High Tech

With the added video capabilities, Manteno authorities can alert agencies north or south of town to be on the lookout for specific vehicles with good description details.

Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

By their very nature, terrorist attacks are unpredictable and predicated on surprise. Staying one step ahead by identifying vulnerable areas, and securing them, is critical to staving off vehicular attacks.

The Command Center of the Future

The Command Center of the Future

At the center of any government organization’s security operation stands its nucleus, arguably one of the most important pieces for overall functionality and efficiency: a command center or Security Operations Center (SOC).

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Deputies were dispatched at 9:09 a.m. and arrived on the scene in five minutes, Gahler said. No shots were fired by law enforcement, and the woman died at a hospital nearby after shooting herself, he said.

Government Website Vulnerability Exposes Over 14 Million Customers

Government Website Vulnerability Exposes Over 14 Million Customer Records

U.S. government payment site GovPayNow.com had poor security measures risking data leaks as far back as 2012

FEMA Testing Presidential Alert System

FEMA Testing "Presidential Alert" System

FEMA is testing an Emergency Alert System that would allow the President access to 99 percent of U.S. cell phones.

Popular Social Media Platform is More Secure than State Department Emails

Popular Social Media Platform is More Secure than State Department Emails

Four U.S. senators are asking for enhanced security for email.

Patrol Wants Increased Security to Remain in North Dakota Capitol

Patrol Wants Increased Security to Remain in North Dakota Capitol

The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to keep security measures the same following protests of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Remembering 9/11

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Florida officials are boosting security at and around airports for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Boston to get 400 Body Cams After Pilot Program Finds Benefits

Boston to get 400 Body Cams After Pilot Program Finds Benefits

Boston Police Department is looking to phase in 400 body cameras after a yearlong pilot program showed benefits of the tech.

New DHS Cybersecurity Command to Protect U.S. from Cyber Attacks

New DHS Cybersecurity Command to Protect U.S. from Cyber Attacks

Homeland Security has created a new command to help aid the U.S. in cybersecurity efforts.

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP urges all international visitors to ensure they possess the appropriate U.S. travel visa for the purpose of their visit

DHS to Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

DHS to Strengthen Northern Border Strategy

The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats

Police Are Training Canines to Sniff Out Electronics

Police Are Training Canines to Sniff Out Electronics

Strong nosed K-9s help police sniff out electronics.

Government Presents Federal Policy

Federal Policy, Technology Standards for Shaping Secure Identity and Access

The impact of updates to policy and specifications for the expanded use of standards-based technologies on securing identity and access in government was a leading theme throughout the two-day event.

Pentagon to Conduct All Federal Security Checks

Pentagon to Conduct All Federal Security Checks

Pentagon officials said that over the next three years it will be responsible for background investigations for military and civilian employees and contractors.

House of Representatives Passes Bill Banning Government use of Chinese Surveillance Gear

House of Representatives Passes Bill Banning Government Use of Chinese Surveillance Gear

The $717 billion defense-policy bill is the latest move against Chinese technology on the basis of national security concerns.

Video Surveillance Market to Reach $43.8 Billion by 2025

Video Surveillance Market to Reach $43.8 Billion by 2025

The recently released research attributes the large jump to the addition of artificial intelligence and analytics to video surveillance cameras and systems.

Secure the Shore: New Jersey Homeland Security to Ramp Up Efforts this Summer

Secure the Shore: New Jersey Homeland Security to Ramp Up Efforts this Summer

New Jersey is beefing up security across the state, including a focus on the seaside area.

New Uber Security Feature Connects You with 911 in the Event of an Emergency

New Uber Security Feature Connects You with 911 in the Event of an Emergency

Uber is adding security and safety features to its mobile app to help users feel safe while ride-sharing.

Homeland Security Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy

Homeland Security Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy

DHS works to create cybersecurity plan that encompasses all data.

Cut & Paste to Digitally Streamlined Credentials

Cut & Paste to Digitally Streamlined Credentials

Using a robust, web-based ID software to create credentials with high-security features for a community’s public employees

Leading the Way

With society facing new challenges, such as the changing nature of crime and pressure on police time, our cities are being forced to update their security responses to ensure they remain safe.

Intelligence Driven

Intelligence Driven

Whether you’re a government, corporate or nonprofit organization the enemy of security operation is surprise. Surprise causes losses: losses in revenue, losses in operational agility and even loss of life.

Smartphone Popularity

Smartphones fulfill many needs, including telephone, camera, navigation, music, video, clock, news, calculator, email, internet, gaming, contacts, and more.

Safer Cities

Safer Cities

In Sinaloa, Mexico, the state’s government views enhancing public safety and security as priority number one. Sinaloa’s climate and terrain are perfect for supporting its booming agricultural and industrial economy, and this prosperity is dependent on effective law enforcement efforts that combat the influence of powerful drug cartels entrenched within the region.

Security on a Grand Scale

When we talk about government security, the first thoughts are of the federal government. It is true that the federal government is bloated and somewhat mismanaged, but let’s talk about security on the grander scale; safe cities and even safer schools.

Forensic Analysis and Security

Forensic Analysis and Security

Connected or smart devices in or on buildings, vehicles, and even people include software, mobile apps, sensors, and network connectivity used to collect and exchange data.

The New Reality

Technology marches ever forward, lockstep with ‘Moore’s Law.’ However, the influx of technological change affects different industries in different ways.

Package Bombs Have Killed Two in Linked Attacks

UPDATE: Fourth Exploding Package Plagues Austin, Texas

Package bombs left on porches in Texas have killed two people and wounded two more.

POTUS Nominates Gina Haspel as First Woman CIA Director

POTUS Nominates Gina Haspel as First Woman CIA Director

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Gina Haspel would be taking the place of Mike Pompeo.

The New Reality

Technology marches ever forward, lockstep with ‘Moore’s Law.’ However, the influx of technological change affects different industries in different ways.

White House Outlines Plans for Gun Control, School Safety

White House Outlines Plans for Gun Control, School Safety

President Trump unveiled a school safety plan on Sunday.

A Digital Defense Against W-2 Theft

A Digital Defense Against W-2 Theft

The FBI gives basic steps to mitigate the threat of W-2 theft.

At Least One Injured Following Shooting at NSA HQ

An NSA spokesman said the incident is under control.

Washington State Cannabis Tracking System Hacked

Washington State Cannabis Tracking System Hacked

Washington state’s new cannabis-tracking system was hacked the weekend of Feb. 3, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). Among other information, the hacker stole route information associated with four days of marijuana deliveries.

Winter Olympic Security Includes Drones that Catch Drones

Winter Olympic Security Includes Drones that Catch Drones

Security personnel will be on the lookout for suspicious drones during the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Two Improvised Explosive Devices Detonate at Florida Mall

Two Improvised Explosive Devices Detonated at Florida Mall

Two IEDs detonated at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, Florida.

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