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Government Security News February 2017 Digital Edition

Cyberbit’s EDR

Cyberbit’s EDR Platform to help Infor detect Malware that bypasses antivirus Continued from page 4 how Cyberbit maximizes protection against today’s signature-less threats, visit www.cyberbit.net. About Infor Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com. Farpointe warns access control channel to suggest customers add Anti-Hacking measures Continued from page 27 a smartcard reader effectively help verify that the sensitive access control data programmed to a card or tag is not counterfeit. “With the increasing incidences of hacking throughout the world and the fact that the FTC is now reviewing such cyber security lapses should make channel partners providing access control products and systems take notice and suggest anti-hacking solutions to their customers,” Lindley argues. British air traffic control provider tabs Rohde & Schwarz Continued from page 16 and sustainable air traffic control in line with the highest safety standards. Rohde & Schwarz is a proven provider on the market offering the ability to create virtual control centres. The electronics firm meets this challenge with the R&S VCS-4G IP based voice communications system. The fully VoIP-based system in line with the EUROCAE ED-137 B standard features a distributed, redundant architecture. It will link the control centres in Swanwick and Prestwick and provide the geographic flexibility to manage their operations as one operational environment in the future. Rohde & Schwarz is participating in the World ATM Congress 2017 in Madrid. From March 7 to 9, the company will showcase its comprehensive portfolio for state-of-the-art air traffic management at booth 586, hall 9. More information: https://atc. rohde-schwarz.com. About Rohde & Schwarz The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 40 Law suits challenge “Muslim Ban” executive order Continued from page 10 6-year-old Somali son is also in limbo. Ms. Ali, a U.S. citizen, began the process to bring him to the United States in August 2016. But they too now are left to worry that the visa process will remain suspended indefinitely. Like thousands before them, these plaintiffs have diligently pursued the rigorous immigrant visa process, which includes paying hundreds of dollars in filing fees, undergoing security screenings and medical examinations, and attending an interview before a consular officer. The arbitrary and unfair nature of the ban will be difficult to defend in court. There are multiple challenges afoot and likely many more to come as the President seeks to close America’s doors to the rest of the world. 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany. R&S ® is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

AMICO Security Launches Next Generation ANC Composite Fence System Continued from page 17 fence system is fire retardant and corrosion resistant. Laboratory testing of leakage current and flashover voltage shows the ANC fence system revealed no electrical conductivity for up to 650,000 volts. About AMICO Security AMICO security is an industry leader in manufacturing medium to high security perimeter systems. AMICO has been in business for over 76 years and our patented proprietary systems protect infrastructure and boarders throughout the world. The new AMIGUARD perimeter system is the gold standard for perimeter protection and is rapidly becoming the number one choice for infrastructure protection worldwide. Federal Experts Agree that ‘Internet of Things’ Demands Simple Baked-In Security Continued from page 26 becoming concerned with identity and maintaining a “chain of custody to the device, to the network, to the solution,” to ensure appropriate access. The cloud’s role in IoT development When it comes to application development incorporating mobility and IoT, panelists concurred that the cloud offers a means of shortcutting the process, with minimal risk to security. Government versions of the cloud are usually more secure than enterprise offerings, which allows people to focus on solving their problem, rather than on building out infrastructure, said Parikh. “When we talk about IoT and you say, ‘Yes, I’m going to build it from the sensor all the way up to the cloud and I’m going to have all that in my agency,’ good luck. We’ll see you in a couple of decades and you’ll be left behind,” Parikh noted. Padin agreed that the cloud offers a more practical environment for the coming wave of IoT applications. IoT sensors, Padin said, generate “tons of data,” and it isn’t “realistic” to house that data in an on-premise system. 41 What’s more, the data generated by IoT devices ties back to mobility, Padin said. “We have this great pool of data, what do we do with it? People want access to it in real-time, but how?” Mobility can provide active alerting to take action on data in real-time, extended to the mobile device. “All of this is interconnected,” he said. “It’s a system that needs to be thought about completely.” Despite concerns about security, panelists agreed that there is huge upside potential to IoT for government applications. “These are really quite exciting times,” said Dodson. “The changes we will see in this nation in the next 10 years will really dwarf what we saw with the IT revolution.” BIO: Tom O’Keefe is a consultant with immixGroup, an Arrow company that helps technology companies do business with the government. Tom focuses on IT trends in civilian agencies, as well as the Internet of Things and mobility. He can be reached at Tomas_ Okeefe@immixgroup.com, or connect with him on LinkedIn at www. linkedin.com/in/tmokeefe.