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2010-12-08 07:51:15

The Stuxnet worm that targeted computer software in the US infrastructure has not appeared to have affected any systems in the United States, a US cybersecurity official said Tuesday. Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary for cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), told the Defense Writers Group that Stuxnet established the increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber threats today. "It was a very tiered, very complex, very sophisticated virus," he said. "It was looking for...

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2010-12-06 06:10:23

Experts say that it will take several more years for the government to fully install high-tech systems to block cyber-attacks, which is a drawn-out timeline that enables criminals to become better at stealing sensitive data. Experts suggest that technology already may be passing Department of Homeland Security moves to secure approximately 2,400 network connections used every day by millions of federal workers around the globe. The department that is responsible for securing government...

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2010-11-30 06:20:00

U.S. authorities said on Monday that they have seized 82 websites selling mostly Chinese-made counterfeit goods. The shutdowns were known as "Operation in Our Sites" and it began in June with the closure of nine websites offering pirated movies. "The sale of counterfeit US brands on the Internet steals the creative work of others, costs our economy jobs and revenue and can threaten the health and safety of American consumers," John Morton, director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

2010-11-20 00:00:49

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Cherokee County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. This capability is part of Secure Communities"”ICE's comprehensive strategy to improve and modernize the identification and removal of aliens convicted of a...

2010-11-11 07:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Photonix, Inc.® (NYSE Amex: API) announced today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded API's subsidiary, Picometrix, LLC a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. The $100,000, six month contract is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating a hand-held time-domain terahertz (TD-THz) inspection wand with other sensor technologies to create a multi-sensor based...

2010-10-30 00:00:40

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the agency is using a federal information sharing capability based on biometrics in Hall and Whitfield counties. This information sharing capability is part of Secure Communities"”ICE's comprehensive strategy to improve and modernize the identification and removal of any alien convicted of a crime from the United States. Charleston, WV (Vocus) October 29, 2010 On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

2010-10-07 14:36:00

Criminal Alien Removals Up/Non-Criminal Alien Removals Down/Overall Removals Flat WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released the FY 2010 immigration deportation numbers claiming that "it's been another record-breaking year of record criminal alien removals." Yet, Secretary Napolitano neglects to mention that while deportation of criminal aliens has risen, the total removals are roughly the same, and the...

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2010-09-28 12:50:41

American keyboard warriors took place in a cyberattack on government and private computer networks on Tuesday. The "Cyber Storm III" exercise involves participants from seven U.S. government departments, such as the Pentagon, 11 U.S. states, 60 private companies and 12 international partners. The Department of Homeland Security is staging the biennial exercise.  It is the first test of the new National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center based in an office building in...

2010-09-28 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announces that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) has expanded its agreement with NAVTEQ to permit State government entities designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) direct download access to NAVTEQ data. This agreement...

2010-09-08 07:35:00

BELMONT, Mass., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamper Proof Container Systems (TPCS), a Massachusetts-based security technology solutions provider, specializing in the areas of port and container security, pipeline and infrastructure security, and nuclear non-proliferation efforts, has named Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global, an international risk management and security firm, to its Board of Directors. The two companies will combine Ridge Global's world-class expertise in security and...


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