The Department of Defense (DoD) may have overcome a major barrier to implementing a secure, government-wide credential for physical and logical access: Validating transactions conducted through a secure public key infrastructure (PKI). In February, the DoD selected CoreStreet, Cambridge, Mass., and Tumbleweed Communications Corp., Redwood City, Calif., to provide technology to validate digital certificates
Latest Security System Technologies at Maritime Expo
At the 2006 Maritime Security Expo and Conference last month in New York, vendors showed off a dazzling array of specialized hardware, software and services. Many of the products and services are effective at either a seaport or a non-maritime environment. The disparate nature of each product on the show floor clearly reflected the manifold security needs of government agencies and businesses during
Plan Ahead to Maximize Benefits To HSPD-12 Investment
With Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) being implemented, nearly every employee and contractor in the federal government is set to receive his or her own smart card credential. Few initiatives have affected as many individuals in as many agencies. Certainly, the card is the most visible part of this initiative, aiming to bring about the convergence of physical and IT security.
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SIA and Corestreet release FIPS compliance report
The Security Industry Association (SIA) and CoreStreet, Cambridge, Mass., have released a report entitled “The Roles of Authentication, Authorization and Cryptography in Expanding Security Industry Technology,” which focuses on FIPS 201 compliance.
Homeland security investor conference draws 300
The inaugural Homeland Security Investor Conference in early December proved a success by attracting more than 300 attendees.
Fifth Annual Security Investment Conference Highlights Security Growth
Members of the investment community and leaders in the security industry gathered at the fifth annual Security Growth Conference in early March to hear about promising middle-market business opportunities in the fast-growing security sector.