Industry News November 2006
Launched by the Anti Money Laundering Network at the Financial Crime Forum Asia Pacific last June, the Society of Anti Money Laundering Professionals will facilitate a global interchange of ideas and mentoring for professionals in the business.
The society aims to provide a forum for interaction among legislators, regulators, enforcers, and those who must comply with counter-money-laundering laws. The group also plans to provide a global education program that is tailored to local needs, as well as certification so members can establish their credentials in the profession. Members have access to a wide range of proprietary information services, research materials, special interest groups, and a developing branch network.
Until June 2007, applicants will be “grandfathered” in at the appropriate membership level. After that, admission will be to the associate level with an examination path for admission to higher levels of membership.
The Anti Money Laundering Network is an international group of companies that deals with all aspects of counter-money-laundering strategies, information services, and the detection and deterrence of financial crimes.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
AudioTel Corporation selected the ActiveTag RFID solution from AXCESS International Inc. to prevent theft or loss of personal financial data.
The Bordes Group, Inc., formed strategic alliances with Information Security Consultants and A.R.M. Specialists to provide clients with a total package of security consulting services.
Cernium Corporation installed a Perceptrak system at PNC Park to monitor security video for the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
DSA is conducting risk and security compliance assessments of companies belonging to the Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems.
Home Federal Savings and Loan has implemented a risk management solution from Edentify Inc.
Israeli manufacturer Merkavim is deploying ioIMAGE Ltd. systems to enhance its loss prevention program.
IoTech International and Makau Corporation have announced a partnership to provide Makau’s e-learning courses through IoTech’s training center network.
The Identity Theft Shield solution from Kroll Inc. for victims of identity theft is available to members of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
Kuty & Associates, LLC, has entered into an agreement with the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates to redevelop the association Web site.
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. announced that the guest locker rooms at the Northstar Resort-at-Tahoe have been fitted with high-tech electronic lockers powered by LEGIC smart-card technology.
MAC Systems is working with the Boston Museum of Science to help secure exhibits and visitors and has updated the facility’s alarm system.
MetaInfo and Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. are partnering to produce a new module that provides two-factor authentication.
Mjolner Park, a Copenhagen, Denmark, public housing complex, has dramatically lowered its crime rate using a Milestone IP video surveillance system. The system was implemented by AC Sikring.
North American Video has been awarded a contract to provide a video surveillance and security system for Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Rainbow CCTV is providing portable DVRs with built-in digital cameras to the Mexican department store chain Liverpool for use throughout Mexico and Central America.
Hungarian Banknote Printing Company has commissioned Sagem Orga to deliver smart-card technology and consulting for the rollout of the digital tachograph.
Savi Networks and the Maritime Logistics Innovation Center have announced an agreement to help Georgia’s industries and logistics providers protect terminal facilities at Georgia ports.
Brantano Ltd. has selected Unisto’s reusable electronic seals for use in its United Kingdom deliveries.
VEREX Technology has been chosen to supply digital video recorders to South African Airways for crime prevention at airports throughout South Africa.
Viscount Systems is supplying its MESH entry systems and card access installations to Entry Technologies for use in various projects throughout Texas.
WFI has entered into a nonexclusive business development alliance with All(n)1 Security Services, Inc., to provide wireless communication products and services to the company.
Absolute Software Corporation is helping IT departments in educational institutions secure their computing assets. Among them are Yuba City Unified School District (California), St. Andrew’s College (Ontario), William Penn University (Iowa), Mesquite Independent School District (Texas), and Daviess County Public School District (Kentucky).
ARES International Security was awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide armed and unarmed security services at federal facilities in Maryland.
Bluedog Inc. has completed an upgrade to the Web-based systems that handle consumer fraud complaints, the Do Not Call list, and identity theft complaints for the Federal Trade Commission.
FKI Logistex has signed a service and maintenance contract for the baggage handling operation at Singapore Changi Airport.
GE Security and Cubic Corporation have successfully concluded a pilot test of the companies’ ticket vending machine with integrated explosives detection. The study was sponsored by DHS, the Baltimore Maryland Transit Administration, and the Maryland Department of Transportation.
The Virginia Port Authority has joined with GE’s Security business to install fixed-readers infrastructure at the Norfolk International Terminals and Portsmouth Marine Terminal to communicate with container security devices in cargo containers.
An IndigoVision IP video solution has been installed in the Barrie Police Service headquarters in Ontario.
James Lee Witt Associates has been chosen to serve as a consultant and project manager on the emergency preparedness report for the City of Philadelphia.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, in partnership with the DHS, has awarded grants to support governors and policymakers in developing statewide interoperability plans.
ObjectVideo has successfully developed and tested scanning-camera technology for border applications under a contract from the Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency.
Performance Management Consulting, Inc., a subsidiary of AVIEL Systems, has been awarded a task order to provide IT acquisition, program, and financial management support services to the DHS.
RELM Wireless Corporation announced that its agreement to provide two-way radios to the U.S. Postal Service has been extended.
SafeNet, Inc., has announced that its hardware security module solution has been selected for data authenticity and integrity assurance by fourteen government immigration departments, including those in Australia, Finland, France, Iceland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand.
USIS has been selected by the Office of Personnel Management to provide field investigation services and support services for federal background investigations.
EnviroGuard Compliance and Safety Solutions will represent and install Delta Scientific antiterrorist barrier security systems throughout the United States.
Diebold Information and Security Systems has been selected as one of Hewlett Packard’s business partners in North America, providing installation, deployment, and onsite services for HP equipment.
Edentify Inc. and Crimeline have announced a marketing agreement to provide fraud recognition and response training programs to banking, security, law enforcement, and other organizations.
Exacq Technologies, Inc., has named ASR Enterprises as its manufacturers representative in the Middle Atlantic Region. Gabriel Technologies Corporation has added 70 dealers to its WAR-LOK distribution network, most of which represent the corporate distributors Freightliner LLC, Aurora Trailer Parts, and Vipar Heavy Duty.
HiEnergy Technologies, Inc. and Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies have agreed to jointly market and sell HiEnergy’s SIEGMA explosive detection and confirmation system.
Homeland Security Strategies, Inc., a subsidiary of Security Intelligence Technologies, Inc., has entered into an exclusive agreement with Science Applications International Corporation to market its bomb-jamming products in Pakistan.
Honeywell has selected Remote Business Management as a Honeywell Authorized Dealer for commercial security systems.
Marshal Inc. and Interwork have formed a distribution partnership to enable both companies to offers enhanced support to channel partners.
TOA Electronics, Inc., has appointed Nightingale Rep Associates to represent its products in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
Vidient Systems, Inc., has expanded its sales channels with new integrators, including Midlantic Security, Lord & Company Technologies, Surveillance Technologies, Flagship Security, Genesis Security Systems, Dobil Laboratories, Advanced Logic Systems, Henry Brothers Electronics, Chubb Security, ESS, Adesta, Symis, ATS Alaska, ECSI Security, and HartWell Electrical Company.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
ADT Security Services, Inc., has earned the EPCglobal Inc. Performance Test Center Accreditation Mark for its RFID Performance Lab.
ADT received awards as Supplier of the Year and Quality Supplier of the Year in the Sears Holdings Corporation 2005 Partners in Progress Awards, in the Non Merchandise Loss Prevention category.
AEP Networks announced that the UK Communications Electronic Security Group has approved its Net Remote access device for securing access to critical systems, including military, diplomatic, and criminal intelligence networks.
American Science and Engineering won R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Award for introducing one of the 100 most significant technological innovations of the year for its SmartCheck personnel screening system.
Arcot Systems, Inc., has won the Frost & Sullivan Digital Authentication & Security Product Innovation of the Year Award.
BAE Systems has been awarded SAFETY Act designation by the DHS for its infrared cameras.
BroadWare Technologies, Inc., announced that its StoreSight surveillance solution has been validated on IBM’s Store Integration Framework platform.
Cogent Systems has received General Services Administration certification for its fingerprint algorithmic technologies to be used in conjunction with the Personal Identity Verification smart cards.
EnviroGuard Compliance and Safety Solutions has announced that its spill-containment systems for stationary lead-acid battery systems have been listed by Underwriters Laboratories.
Panasonic Security Systems won a silver Industrial Design Excellence Award for its WV-CS954 Unitized Day/Night Color Dome Camera. The award is sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek.
Perimeter Internetworking announced that it was identified by CRN as a FastGrowth 100 company.
HouseLinc Desktop Software from SmartLabs has won the Electronic House Product of the Year Award for 2006.
The Bosch Group has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Telex Communications Holding, Inc.
CompuDyne Corporation has acquired substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Signami LLC.
Digital Monitoring Products is adding 92,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its Springfield, Missouri, headquarters.
EVault, Inc., has launched a new business continuity consulting management practice aimed at helping small to midsized businesses mitigate the effects of business interruptions.
Extreme CCTV Inc. is acquiring Forward Vision CCTV Ltd.
Harvard Protection Services LLC has expanded into the Philadelphia market with a new office there.
A new U.S. headquarters marks the entrance of ioimage US into the North American market.
MAC Systems is celebrating 25 years in business.
March Networks has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Trax Retail Solutions, Inc.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is offering a five-year limited warranty for selected digital video recorders.
North American Video is a top sponsor for the 17th Annual Open Heart Invitational, which raises funds for cardiac surgery programs at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
S2 Security Corporation announced that its 1,000th S2 NetBox security management system has been installed.
The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals has initiated the process to form an affiliate group in Argentina.
Secure Computing Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CipherTrust, Inc.
Teachout Security Services has opened a new corporate office in Flint Township, Michigan.
Trace Technologies has entered into an asset purchase agreement with CSI Wireless LLC.
TranSecur, Inc., is celebrating 20 years of information services to the global travelsecurity community.
Vicon Industries Inc. has launched a new design of its corporate Web site, found online atwww.vicon-cctv.com.
Viisage Technology, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Iridian Technologies, Inc.
New ASIS Board Members Elected ASIS International has announced the election of five new members to the Society’s Board of Directors. Marene N. Allison; Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP; David C. Davis, CPP; Gregory L. Sanders, CPP; and Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP, will serve three-year terms, assuming their positions on January 1.
Allison. Marene Allison is vice president of global security for Medco of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Allison began her career in 1980 as a U.S. Army military police officer after receiving a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was previously director of global security for Avaya, vice president of loss prevention for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, and an FBI special agent.
Her ASIS volunteer leader positions include having served as a member of the Chief Security Officer Roundtable and the PAC Advisory Council, as well as chair of the Northern New Jersey Chapter and of the Law Enforcement Liaison Council. She joined ASIS in 1992.
Craighead. Geoffrey Craighead’s security career began in 1980 in Hong Kong. During the following quarter century, he held security management positions in both proprietary and contract security operations. Today, he is vice president, high-rise and real estate security services, for Securitas Security Services USA in Los Angeles.
Craighead earned a B.Sc. degree from Australian National University. The author of, or contributor to, many security references and textbooks, he joined ASIS in 1985 after earning his Certified Protection Professional designation (CPP) in 1983. His previous volunteer leader positions include chair of the Physical Security Measures Guidelines Committee, chair of the Commercial Real Estate Council, president of the Professional Certification Board (PCB), and programs chair, treasurer, and secretary of the Los Angeles Chapter.
Davis. David Davis is director of division security for Northrop Grumman of San Bernardino, California. A retired law enforcement officer who worked in the areas of undercover narcotics and vice, gang suppression, SWAT, and intelligence, Davis has security experience within the retail, hotel, and service industries.
Davis, who holds a B.A. from California State University, became a member of the Society in 1999 and joined the ASIS Defense and Intelligence Council that same year. He has served as its chair since 2003. He earned his CPP designation this year.
Sanders. The fourth new member of the Board, Gregory Sanders, received a B.S. in fire service administration and an M.S. in protection management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He earned his CPP designation in 1998, the same year he joined the Society.
Sanders began his career in 1985. Previously a government security specialist with the New Jersey State Police, he is now security advisor to the United Nations Development Program in New York City.
Since becoming a member of ASIS, Sanders has been an active volunteer leader, serving as a member of the PCB, chair of the Crime and Loss Prevention Council, and a member of the Physical Security Guidelines Committee.
Widup. Currently the senior director of security operations/corporate security for Purdue Pharma, LP, of Stanford, Connecticut, Richard Widup began his security career in 1974. He was previously security director of Pfizer Inc., as well as a special agent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.
Widup holds a B.S. in criminal science from Chaminade University and an M.S. in public administration from Central Michigan University. After joining ASIS in 2000, he served as chair of the Society’s Transportation Security Council and was named 2003 Council Chair of the Year. Until his election to the Board, he was a council vice president. He earned his CPP designation in 2003.
“These individuals have already distinguished themselves as leaders within the organization through their involvement in a wide array of volunteer activities and services, so it is a pleasure for me and a privilege for ASIS to welcome them to the Board of Directors,” says ASIS President Jeff M. Spivey, CPP, PSP. “The Board, and ASIS as a whole, will benefit from their efforts and participation.”