GovSecWest 2012

GovSec West is heading to Texas! Taking place October 8-10 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, the GovSec West Conference & Expo offers 2 days of advanced-level sessions covering Cybersecurity, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response, Critical Infrastructure and Protection, and Border Protection. Here is a brief rundown of session tracks at GovSec West: 1. Critical Infrastructure Protection & Physical Security 2. Cyber Terrorism and Cybercrime 3. Counterterrorism & Border Protection Given the fact that terrorist threats to our nation’s physical and … [Read more...]

Security Central Exchange Launched to Bring Security Minded People Together to Improve Their Security Posture

The distinguishing lines and points of differences between physical and technical or network security are becoming harder to find – in fact, the convergence of these areas of security disciplines has been happening at an accelerated rate for nearly ten years. And, given the escalation of threats facing many companies today, there is a strong belief that this continued convergence of security disciplines may in fact be causing potentially new challenges for businesses, consumers and the “average person” having to respond to such security related  risks or threats in a timely manner. The … [Read more...]

9/11 — A Decade Later — Observations and Lessons Learned

Sunday, September 11th 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.  While this is not an anniversary to celebrate, it is one which every U.S. citizen will mark in their memory forever. In an effort to address lessons learned from Sept. 11th and to better understand the changes now taken as we evaluate, prepare for and implement security readiness, risk management, business continuity and disaster preparedness strategies in our families, our communities and where we work , a series of links to related articles has been organized for our … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity Bill – “ Turning off the Internet” Proposed Not to be an Option for U.S.

By:  Lisa DuBrock, Contributing Writer ….Yemen. Egypt. Bahrain. Libya.  The list seems to get longer by the day.   What list you might ask?    Answer: The list of countries that have attempted to ‘Turn off the Internet’.  In response to this threat as well as to the increased threat of cybercrime and cyber terrorism, last week Senators Lieberman, Collins and Carper issued a statement on a new proposed bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002.  ‘The Cyber Security and Internet Freedom Act of 2011’  will expressly prohibit the President of the United States from shutting down the … [Read more...]