Industry News October 2005
Aimed at high school and college students, Decoding the Information Security Profession is a new career guide from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., also known as (ISC)2. Co-sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, the 35-page guide describes the information security field, typical jobs, professional requirements and certifications, salaries, and educational institutions that can help qualify a student to work in the field.
The guide was created partly in response to findings of a study on the global information security work force, which was conducted last year for (ISC)2 by the research firm IDC. The study predicted that the worldwide demand for new information security professionals would double to 2.1 million by 2008.
(ISC)2 published the guide as part of its “Year of the Information Security Professional” campaign, which is designed to increase awareness of the profession and attract high-quality candidates to information security careers. The guide is being distributed to school counselors and educators and is available for download atwww.isc2.org/careerguide. Printed copies are available on request.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Video content analysis software from ActivEye will be integrated into the CT3600 MDSP family from Cradle Technologies for intelligent video surveillance applications.
Altiris, Inc., is supplying its lifecycle management solutions to Dell Inc. under an enterprise license agreement.
Asset Control is working with Sun Microsystems to provide Asset Control customers with turnkey solutions that combine Sun servers with AC Plus software.
AuthenTec’s fingerprint sensor is being embedded in the new Hewlett Packard nx6125 notebook.
Authorize.Net Corporation and AmbironTrust-Wave have entered into a partnership to offer data security standard compliance services for the payment card industry to Authorize.Net’s merchants.
BroadWare Technologies, Inc., has partnered with ARINC Incorporated to enable BroadWare to expand into new markets and ARINC to deliver more powerful solutions for its transportation customers.
CertiPath, LLC, a joint venture of ARINC, Exostar LLC, and SITA SC, is providing PKI-based bridging to The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.
Comport Network Services and Solutions has signed an agreement with ProtectPoint Security, Inc., to provide ProtectPoint managed security services to its clients.
Entrust, Inc., and Trustgenix, Inc., have formed an alliance to establish stronger security for digital identities by combining Entrust Identity-Guard with Trustgentix IdentityBridge.
Crowe Chizek has successfully deployed the FaceTime Enterprise Edition to manage instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications.
Gabriel Technologies Corporation has received orders from Crete Carrier Corporation and Covenant Transport, Inc., for truck air brake locks that protect idling trucks from theft.
Green Hills Software, Inc., is providing its operating system for multiple systems to be deployed on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, including flight-control electronics, a surveillance system, and engine-monitoring systems.
March Networks digital video recorders and software have been selected by Wachovia Bank, N.A., as its standard surveillance system.
Medical Consultants Network Inc. is combining its policy library with Compliance 360 software for all digital policy management for hospitals.
MEGA International has been awarded a contract for software, training, and consulting services from ORBIMAGE.
North American Video is providing a dedicated video surveillance system monitoring station for the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Nortronics Corporation is upgrading security systems at Southbridge Towers and 1199 Plaza/East River Landing.
Pacom Systems and Virtual Service have helped the Maimonides Medical Center secure its new cancer center, including the radioactive materials stored in the building.
QIN, Inc., is partnering with ProtectPoint Security, Inc., to provide managed security to its customers.
Electronic Video Systems has installed Rainbow CCTV dome cameras in 280 Circle K stores in the Midwest.
Rebel Networks has been selected by DiMarco Golf to provide a managed Web site and e-mail storage solution for corporate offices.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United has chosen the Reflex IPS from Reflex Security, Inc., to secure its network from cyberattacks and network threats.
Security Solutions International has signed strategic partnership agreements with Instinctive Shooting International and Top Secure, two Israeli companies that provide counterterrorism training.
Sokymat is supplying RFID tags to TrenStar Inc. to track beer kegs for U.K. clients.
Trustgenix, Inc., and Vodafone have developed a proof-of concept application for messaging service interface specifications that will be developed by a Liberty Alliance subgroup.
UPEK is providing its fingerprint reader to Lenovo for use in the ThinkPad X41Tablet. The UPEK TouchStrip will be included in LaCie’s mobile hard drives.
Incident management software from Archer Technologies is being deployed throughout all divisions of the Department of Justice.
BSI2000, Inc., has sold fingerprint-scanning systems to the Springville (Utah) Police Department and to the Douglas County (Colorado) Coroner’s Office.
Business Network of Emergency Resources, Inc., announced that the City of Stamford (Connecticut) is using its Corporate Emergency Access System, a public/private partnership that helps identify business “first responders” to law enforcement.
Corda Technologies, Inc., announced that the U.K. Office for National Statistics is using its PopChart in its Web site to show statistical data via interactive charts and graphs.
Technologies from Digimarc, Inc., and 3M are helping secure the newly designed Minnesota driver’s licenses.
Guardian Technologies International, Inc., and Bridgetech Holdings International, Inc., are testing the PinPoint Aviation Threat Detection System with the airport authorities in Shanghai.
Guardian and its distributor EGC International Corporation will install a pilot system of the PinPoint product at Simón Bolívar Caracas International Airport in Venezuela.
ICG has been contracted by the Federal Trade Commission to identify spam “zombie” computers.
Intruder International has installed IndigoVision’s IP video technology at London Luton Airport.
Routing and network security platforms from Juniper Networks, Inc., are securing the voice video and data network for the Yantai Highway Administration Bureau of Shandong Province, China.
MAC Systems was awarded a contract to provide an integrated security system at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Oberthur Card Systems has been selected by the Chan Wanich-NEC consortium to supply chips for use in Thai e-passports.
Intelligent surveillance technology from ObjectVideo is part of a perimeter intrusion detection system developed by Stanley Security Solutions, Inc., for Memphis/Shelby County Airport.
ObjectVideo technology will also be deployed at the Port of Mobile (Alabama) to monitor the port’s perimeter and other sensitive areas.
RELM Wireless Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Postal Service to provide two-way radios and accessories.
SAFLINK Corporation and Microsoft Corporation will provide a mobile-device security platform for the Department of Defense.
Savi Technology and Mitsui & Company, Ltd., are using RFID solutions to track intermodal cargo shipments between countries. The smart-container field trial is financed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and overseen by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries.
The Illinois International Port District has selected Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., to provide perimeter surveillance security improvements.
SoftWright LLC has become a registered contractor through the General Services Administration.
Tumbleweed Communications has been awarded a follow-on order for its PKI validation solution by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.
The Viscom Division of Diversified Security Solutions Inc. is providing March Networks video surveillance systems on 80 light rail vehicles for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
Mechanical Controls and Maintenance, Inc., retrofitted Detroit Public Schools with security upgrades, including Winsted security consoles in the central command center.
The Ministry of Defense in El Salvador is using a Zebra card printer for identification cards. It was purchased from Docusal/ScreenCheck Latin America.
ADI has selected Digimerge Technologies Inc. as a vendor to support expansion into Europe.
Aluria has named Lifeboat Distribution Inc. as its exclusive distributor for Paladin anti-spyware software and development tools.
Anonymizer, Inc., and Carahsoft Technology Corporation have signed a definitive reseller agreement to facilitate distribution to government organizations.
Covalent Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation for Sumisho to distribute its products in the Pacific Rim area.
DKL International, Inc., has made Al Kashef Scientific & Laboratory Equipment L.L.C. the first distributor of DKL’s LifeGuard in the Middle East.
IQinVision is opening a European sales office in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Ricci Communications is gaining coverage in media outlets for the National Council on Investigation and Security Services.
SAFLINK Corporation has announced that Denali Advanced Integration has become a charter member of the SAFLINK Partner Program.
SSH Communications Security has announced a university licensing program for institutions of higher education to license its SSH Tectia security solutions at a discount.
TOA Electronics has appointed OCOM Sales, Inc., to represent its products in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.
UPM Rafsec is partnering with three system integrators in China. They are Ubhitech, Vision Electronics, and Best Technology.
Video Security Solutions, Inc., is a new manufacturer’s representative for several makers of security products, including Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Flair Security Products, and Structured Cable Products.
Vidient Systems Inc. is expanding its sales channels: Warren Associates will market surveillance software in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Texas Technical Services will distribute the software throughout the United States.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Britestream Networks has announced that its SSL offload network interface card won a Best of Show award at the Networld + Interop Conference.
The use of TransVu digital video recorders from Dedicated Micros Inc. on trains operated by Netherlands Railways won Most Innovative International Security Project or Installation at the Security Industry Innovation Awards.
The State of Illinois received the Environmental Protection Agency CIO Partnerships Award for facilitating federal-state partnerships. The winning system included an enterprise-wide PKI developed by Entrust, Inc.
HDR has been granted coverage under the SAFETY Act for its anti-terrorism planning and design services.
HireRight has received the TEC/ACG Entrepreneur Award from the Association for Corporate Growth and TEC International.
Intelli-Check, Inc., has received the Frost & Sullivan 2005 Aviation Security Technology Leadership Award in recognition of its ID-verification technologies.
Intrusion Inc. was selected by the Aberdeen Group of the U.S. Army Directorate of Information Management at Fort Hood for its 2005 Best Security Practices Award.
MDI’s iTRUST Integrated Access Control & Video Security Solution was nominated for a 2005 Security Technology Award by Secure Convergence Journal.
Per Mar Security Services has been awarded Five Diamond Certification from the Central Station Alarm Association.
PostX has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association for secure messaging services.
VIVOtech, Inc., was given the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Payment Enabling Technology of the Year Award for its contactless payment solution.
Artemis Solutions has pledged financial support to the VFW Foundation’s Unmet Needs Program, donating a portion of proceeds from its biometric products to the program, which helps military families overcome unforeseen financial hardships during deployment.
The Bordes Group has moved to a new Orlando headquarters.
COMET North America has opened a new Technical Resource Center in San José.
Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children, has received a $10,000 donation on behalf of the attendees at GOVSEC, U.S. LAW, and READY conferences.
F-Secure has opened two state-of-the-art data security labs, one in San Jose, California, and one in Helsinki, Finland.
Gamewell is increasing its outreach to architects and engineers by offering its Box Lunch Program, a QuickSpec CD, and an Engineer’s Product Catalog.
Gunnebo Omega, Inc., has changed its name to Gunnebo Entrance Control, Inc.
Helco Security and Instructional Design Services is offering a security training course that focuses on gold mining and processing.
Honeywell Security Monitoring has purchased the commercial and residential alarm accounts of Sylvester’s Security Alarms, Inc.
International SOS immediately activated a crisis management center in London following the recent terrorist bombings there.
Authorize.Net, a service of Lightbridge, launched an online integration center to assist developers integrating into the service’s Internet payment gateways.
The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association has relocated its headquarters to Irving, Texas.
The National Crime Prevention Council is celebrating the 25th birthday of McGruff the Crime Dog.
Nortronics Corporation is celebrating its 40 years in business.
The Smart Card Alliance has formed a new Latin American chapter.
Willigent Corporation is a new global venture to develop and market wireless telemetry and security systems.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Advances ASIS Guidelines
Three of ASIS International’s Guidelines—the General Security Risk Assessment Guideline, the Threat Advisory Response Guideline, and the Business Continuity Guideline—are now included as resources on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Web page dedicated to homeland security. Through these series of security advisory provisions, ASIS and the U.S. Chamber are offering American businesses viable plans of action to prepare for and react to emergency situations.
American businesses have a large stake in national defense and homeland security issues, and ASIS International is helping the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—the world’s largest not-for-profit business federation—provide the tools to face these issues head-on.
“The U.S. Chamber’s partnership with ASIS on homeland security issues is active and mutually rewarding. We placed ASIS’s guidelines on our homeland security Web site as a service to the more than three million businesses which belong to the U.S. Chamber,” says Andrew Howell, vice president of homeland security for the Chamber. “These Guidelines are simple but highly useful tools. They were developed by security professionals, but can be employed by nearly any organization to protect itself and recover from manmade or natural catastrophes.”
In May, the ASIS guideline program received SAFETY Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This designation limits ASIS’s liability if claims arise out of the use of the guidelines in connection with an act of terrorism, and the designation means that courts would automatically dismiss any related lawsuits against organizations using the guidelines as a means to prevent or limit the scope of terrorist acts.
ASIS began issuing guidelines in 2001 in order to help the private sector secure its business and critical infrastructure from natural disasters, accidents, or planned actions, such as terrorist attacks and vandalism. By addressing these specific concerns and issues inherent to the security industry, the guidelines strive to serve the needs of security professionals. They also help increase the effectiveness and productivity of security practices, enhancing the professionalism of the industry. The guidelines can be viewed at the Chamber’s Web site,www.uschamber.com/issues/index/defense/homelandsecurity.htm. For more information and to download copies of these and other ASIS guidelines, visitwww.asisonline.org/guidelines/guidelines.htm.
ASIS Upgrades Security at Winning Florida School
Rock Lake Elementary, in Orlando, Florida, is the winner of ASIS’s “School Security Funding Competition.” The Society will award the school $17,000 to begin implementing security improvements.
“We recognize that people want to feel secure in all environments, but believe it is especially important within schools,” says Michael Stack, executive director of ASIS. “We’re confident that the security enhancements we’re helping to fund at Rock Lake Elementary will enable the students and teachers to focus more on educational issues and less on safety concerns.”
The competition was held in conjunction with the 51st Annual Seminar and Exhibits last month and was open to 28 elementary, middle, and high schools in the Orange County Public School District’s Central Learning Community. In an essay format, school administrators were asked to assess the level of security on their campuses, discuss how particular security concerns influenced their educational goals for students, and suggest how they would use the prize money to address those concerns and improve their school’s overall security. A committee of security experts from the Greater Orlando Chapter of ASIS evaluated the entries and selected the winning school.
Dr. James Lawson, area superintendent of the school district’s Central Learning Community, was pleased with both the selection and the competition opportunity. “We’re very happy for Rock Lake and truly appreciate the support from ASIS,” said Lawson.