. Military Space News .

Security firms' plan targets cyberthreats
by Staff Writers
Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Sep 19, 2011

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Two security firms have teamed up to fight for new business arising from the growing perception of cyberthreats posing the great menace to critical infrastructures.

Cybercrime has already drawn attention from the Obama administration and corporate sector leaders as a top priority item on U.S. national agenda requiring more fund allocation and comprehensive defense policy reviews.

A scramble for cyberspace security that began before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States is in full steam with increasing numbers of defense and security firms pooling resources and research funds into new ways of staying on top as the competition from rival firms grows.

Both government and corporate funding into cybersecurity has increased globally as defense spending on conventional weapons has slowed. The defense and security industry sees cybersecurity as a major earner, making up for some of the lost business in conventional defense sales.

AlertEnterprise and Proximex unveiled plans to take on jointly an increasingly competitive market in security products and services.

AlertEnterprise is a provider of logical-physical security convergence software and Proximex deals in event and information management for both physical and logical security markets.

The companies have formed an alliance to deliver inclusive protection for nationwide critical infrastructures. They said they hope to deliver compliance automation, risk analysis, active policy enforcement and complete situational awareness for rapid response to emerging incidents.

"Today's attacks are more sophisticated, involving blended threats that extend across cyber, physical and control systems," AlertEnterprise Chief Executive Officer Jasvir Gill said.

The companies said they hope to offer combined products and services to "deliver complete visibility as well as rapid and effective response."

The companies' focus on prevention of theft, sabotage and acts of terrorism by streamlining onboarding and offboarding and delivering identity intelligence to track physical access into facilities and "logical access into applications and systems controlling critical assets."

Recent intelligence reports continue to express concern about the vulnerabilities inherent in the United States' overall national infrastructure, the companies said in a news release.

Following 9/11, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security established 18 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Areas. In addition to federal government applications, the segments that can most immediately benefit from these combined capabilities are energy, including the utilities, oil and natural gas, nuclear industries and related transportation, aviation and mass transit, plus healthcare and pharmaceuticals and industries and institutions handling chemicals.

The companies' comments coincide with the ASIS International 2011, the security industry's largest physical security conference and exhibition that opened Sunday in Orlando, Fla., and continues through Thursday.

Related Links
Cyberwar - Internet Security News - Systems and Policy Issues


Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy hit by cyberattacks
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 19, 2011 - Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been hit by cyberattacks with fears that its data on nuclear power plants or military-related products has been leaked, a newspaper reported on Monday.

The company found in mid-August that some 80 servers and computers of the nation's top heavy machinery manufacturer had been infected with computer viruses, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun.

The daily said the cyberattacks targeted the company's key plants in central and western Japan, where nuclear plants as well as submarines and missiles are produced.

Later in the day, Mitsubishi Heavy admitted some of its computers were infected by computer viruses, but said information related to its products or technology had not been leaked out.

. Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

US, Australia vow joint response in cyber war
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 15, 2011
The United States and Australia said Thursday that a cyber attack in either country would trigger a joint response, as they sought common ground in a changing world with China on the rise. The Australian and US defense and foreign affairs chiefs added cyber war to their mutual security treaty during talks in San Francisco, where the two nations first signed the landmark accord in 1951 in the ... read more

Leveraging Satellite and Missile Defense Expertise For Precision Space Tracking

NATO radar to be deployed in southeast: ministry

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Fifth Generation IRCM System

Ahmadinejad criticises 'brother' Turkey over missile shield

Raytheon Air and Missile Defense Radar Modules Excel During Testing

Raytheon and German Partner Develop Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2

MEADS Integrated Launcher Electronics System Completes First Simulated Missile Launch

New Raytheon Datalink Will Allow NATO Ships to Employ All Standard Missiles

New US drone bases to strike Somalia, Yemen: report

US drone crashes in Pakistan: security officials

Report: Advanced US drone set to watch over N. Korea

War on terror: Drone strikes vs. capture

Russia launches military satellite after delay

Harris unveils new systems

Boeing Receives Additional Wideband Global SATCOM Orders

Environmental Testing of New Military Communications Satellite Completed

Lasers could be used to detect roadside bombs

F-22 fighters allowed back in the air: US Air Force

Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Progress Report

F-35 Program Completes Static Structural Testing

Dassault uses Libya war to boost Rafale

US Air Force vows to spare F-35 from budget cuts

US lawmakers warns cuts may revive military draft

Zuma reopens probe into murky arms deal

Mongolia: Britain caved on spy extradition

Mauritanian leader urges closer ties with China

China keen to avoid total schism: Vatican

Europeans must cooperate on defense: EDA

Boeing and BAE Systems to Develop Integrated Directed Energy Weapon for US Navy

System Integration of High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator Completed

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2011 - Space Media Network. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement