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Network-centric U.S. military systems and the rise of CMMC

August 28, 2020Antoinette King

The digital revolution has enhanced military capabilities in so many positive ways. In the U.S., this is referred to as a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) (Stiennon, 2015). Reconnaissance through unmanned aerial and marine vessels; the use of GPS to refine target coordinates; and digital communications are just some examples of systems that have been enhanced to provide the military with enhanced capabilities resulting in a reduction of casualties and improved efficiency. However, with this...

AI, artificial intelligence, Cybersecurity, encryption, Internet of things, IoT, NIST

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Defendify’s free essential package helps improve cybersecurity posture

August 4, 2020SSN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine—All-in-one cybersecurity platform, Defendify, attribute a surge in new Cybersecurity Essentials package sign-ups to the increase in cybercriminal activity targeting small and mid-sized businesses. The package, released in late March, offers three award-winning cybersecurity tools that help businesses understand what data security vulnerabilities and threats might impact their organization, and next steps for remediation.  “As we look at the changes impacting businesses...

Cybersecurity, data security, Defendify, NIST, Rob Simopoulos

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General News

Biometrics in the COVID-19 Era

July 17, 2020Mohammed Murad

Access control is undergoing significant changes in the COVID-19 era. It’s no longer enough for public and private organizations to provide access to buildings, critical infrastructure and more based solely on the possession of a plastic access control card.With infections rising in many states, employers want “ and need “ to know who has contracted and recovered from the virus. This group of immune employees, vendors and customers may return to work without social distancing. The...

biometrics, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, facial biometrics, fingerprint biometric, fingerprint readers, Iris ID Systems, iris recognition, iris scanners, iris scanning, NIST

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General News

SIA applauds NIST's facial recognition performance report

December 23, 2019SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) offered sincere gratitude to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its thoughtful and diligent work in producing a report evaluating the performance of current facial recognition technology across demographic groups. Because facial recognition is a fast-advancing technology in a constant cycle of improvements and is widely adopted across the public and private sectors, reports from non-biased organizations, like...

facial recognition, facial recognition technology, NIST, Security Industry Association

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100 Women in 100 Days Cybersecurity Career Accelerator announces next class

November 21, 2019SSN Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The free cybersecurity training and accreditation program, 100 Women in 100 Days (100w100d), founded and managed by Sacramento-based cyber risk consulting firm, Inteligenca, will help another 100 students reboot their careers at Japan's Saya University.“The opportunity with Saya shows that people around the world recognize the need to get more women into the cybersecurity field,” Inteligenca CEO Carmen Marsh said in the announcement. “We are witnessing a...

100 women in 100 days, cyber security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Inteligenca, NIST

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Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 rehash

September 4, 2019Ginger Hill

DALLAS—About a month ago, Cyber:Secured Forum made its way to the Lone Star state and now with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) trend well on its way in early September, it's time to grab one and reflect on cyber and physical security. The following are some key points and trends gleaned from the forum by various industry professionals that will help open and navigate discussions into the cyber and physical security worlds. Discussion topic #1: IoT, convergence and supply chain risk As...

Cloud, cloud adoption, Cyber:Secured Forum, Cybersecurity, NIST, physical security

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Monitoring Matters

Guiding IoT manufacturers to safer, more secure and private horizons

July 10, 2019Ginger Hill

Featured in Time magazine's “Top 10 Public-Service Announcements,” the popular one from the 1960s, 70s and 80s went something like this: “It's 10pm — do you know where your children are?” Being the ripe age of 42, I vaguely remember the tail-end of this campaign where a celebrity or publicly known person — Joan Rivers, Jane Seymour, Darryl Strawberry, Paul Stanley, etc. —would appear on the TV screen at 10pm or 11pm, depending on location, and ask...

Cloud Security Alliance, GSMA, Internet of things, IoT, IoT Security Foundation, IoT Working Group, NIST, Open Web Application Security Project, OWASP

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