From: GSN Daily Insider
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: ICE launches national campaign to help protect kids from online sexual predators
Date: Mon Apr 21 14:15:05 MDT 2014
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 April 18, 2014

Editor's Note: This is to notify you that this is the Daily Insider Newsletter from Friday, April 18, which we were unable to transmit because of a power failure in New England that shut down Constant Contact, our email newsletter delivery firm. The power was not restored until late Saturday afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience that this situation may have caused you. Constant Contact has advised us and all its publishing clients that they are instituting new back-up provisions to avoid this situation occurring again. We will be following up this issue with our regularly scheduled April 21 issue of the Daily Insider in about 45 minutes.


A new campaign, involving a host of federal and local law enforcement agencies, in addition to a major child advocacy organization, has been launched to help curb the growing number of children falling victim to sexual predators online. Called Project iGuardian, it is being spearheaded by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and will involve a range of educational efforts to help protect young people. More 


Wallingford, CT-based Mutualink has announced the addition of Lt. Colonel Joseph C. Blackburn to the company's advisory board. Lt. Colonel Blackburn joins a growing roster of notable members, including former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, former Governor and Secretary of the U.S. DHS Tom Ridge, Retired General Barry McCaffrey, and Retired General Wesley Clark. Advisory board members provide Mutualink's leadership team with valuable insights -- based on real-world experience and regional knowledge -- to help the company serve its customers as effectively as possible.More 

Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions and vendor credentials, has earned SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) Act approval from the U.S. DHS for the company's RAPIDGate system.

The SAFETY Act is a federal law passed by Congress as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, intended to encourage innovation and use of anti-terrorism technologies for homeland security. More    


  

 

Rochester, NY-based iSECURE, a cyber security consulting and solutions provider, has announced program details of its forthcoming "2014 Information Security Executive Summit" to be held in partnership with IBM X-Force Research and Development and a former undersecretary of Homeland Security. It will provide IT professionals with the most recent information from some of IBM's top security experts on ways to protect against the most urgent cyber threats facing organizations today, including Heartbleed. The Summit is free of charge and offers three CPE credit hours. More 


Trend Micro, a security software provider based in Tokyo, Japan, has released two free Heartbleed scanners for both mobile devices and computers. The Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector is available for desktop computers and laptops and there is also an Android app available for mobile devices. The scanners have the ability to tell users whether the servers that they are communicating with have been afflicted with the bug. Heartbleed has the potential to expose sensitive information online. More 
The CTIA Wireless Association, an international nonprofit for the wireless communications industry, has partnered with other companies such as AT&T, Apple, Google, Sprint, Motorola, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Nokia in the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment program. The program is designed to reduce smartphone thefts by having the industry create new smartphone models that include a "kill switch," enabling people to remotely delete their data and disable the phone. More    

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