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FBI identifies hacker group responsible for pipeline shutdown

Cybersecurity

FBI identifies hacker group responsible for pipeline shutdown

May 10, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

WASHINGTON—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a statement today confirming that “Darkside ransomware is responsible for the compromise of the Colonial Pipeline networks,” noting that it is working with Colonial to investigate the incident and get the pipeline up and running again. Meanwhile, experts expect gas and oil prices to rise as government officials and energy companies scramble to get resources to the East coast. On May 7, Colonial Pipeline Company learned...

Cybersecurity, FBI


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ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security

Cybersecurity

ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security

March 22, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

WASHINGTON—The Electronic Security Association (ESA), ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding with The InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) in support of the InfraGard Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council (ESI-CSC). The INMA leads the private sector side of the InfraGard public-private partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is comprised of professionals in critical infrastructure...

Andrew Lanning, ASIS International, Electronic Security Association, FBI, InfraGard, Security Industry Association


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Retired FBI agent joins SIAC

November 20, 2015SSN Staff

FRISCO, Texas—Bob Pence, a 30-year veteran of the FBI, joined the Security Industry Alarm Coalition on Nov. 1. “Though his primary focus for SIAC will be Colorado, where he resides, he has a vast network of law enforcement contacts, expanding and enhancing those that Glen Mowrey brings to us. As with retired chiefs Tom Sweeney and Chuck Brobeck, Bob will act as a SIAC representative for select opportunities,” SIAC wrote in its blog.

Bob Pence, FBI, SIAC


General News

Fighting ORC requires new tech, partnerships, experts say

October 15, 2014Amy Canfield

WORCESTER, Mass.— Loss prevention specialists were encouraged to embrace new technology and to network and form partnerships with law enforcement at the eighth annual conference of the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance, which convened here last month.“We've been preaching about the cost to retailers for years now. This conference shows how much we care about this issue. This is an important day to network,” the conference's master of ceremonies, Kevin M. Plante, said in...

CVS Health, FBI, J.C. Penney; Jay Bartholomew, joe larocca, Kevin M. Plante, loss prevention, Loss Prevention RetaiLPartners; Timothy Flynn, Malay Kundu, New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance, retail security


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Disaster recovery within 15 minutes at Delta

May 28, 2014Amy Canfield

ATLANTA—If Delta Air Lines' Operations Control Center is incapacitated due to a fire, extreme weather or bomb, it can set up within 15 minutes at a duplicate facility already in place nearby. That's been proven during yearly drills.Tasked with monitoring the safety and security of 4,900 daily flights, even that 15 minutes can be vital for the OCC.  You can't be out of touch with aircraft for much longer, Damon Cox, supervisor, domestic operations, flight control, said during the ASIS 2014 Media...

access control, Allied Barton, Andover Continuum, Convergint Technologies, Delta, FBI, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, physical security, SSN, TSA


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ESA: Think like a burglar

April 18, 2013SSN Staff

IRVING, Texas—In response to a recent FBI report that found a rise in property crime in nearly every region of the country, the Electronic Security Association, based here, is offering tips that encourage homeowners to better understand how burglars operate—and to get a security system. In a statement, the organization said most burglaries, for instance, were not premeditated events but opportunistic ones. Burglars will often first knock on the door to check if someone is home. Citing...

ESA, FBI, physical security, Rutgers University, security systems


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MorphoTrust general counsel discusses legal implications of facial recognition technologies

January 10, 2013SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Facial recognition technology is a powerful tool, but there are concerns the technology could be misused, according to Scott Boylan, general counsel of MorphoTrust USA, a biometrics provider based in Billerica, Mass. “While MorphoTrust's place is not in those policy debates, we can help inform the conversation,” Boylan said. “Whatever the opinions are, they should be decided with facts, not rumor or emotion.” Boylan discussed the legal, commercial and societal...

FBI, MorphoTrust USA, Scott Boylan, TSA, U.S. Department of Defense


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