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  • How can network management help organizations to leverage real time contextual data to secure user and corporate data?
    Digital workplace brings with it its own bag of challenges when it comes to security. Enterprises should be able to modify their security policies quickly and enforce underlying infrastructure changes on-demand. This is imperative because the network is accessed by a large number of cloud-powered devices and apps. In order to make a workplace secure, enterprise IT teams should look at developing a common policy framework that can protect business resources, regardless of device type or connection method by leveraging real-time, trusted, contextual data.

    The new Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager 6.6 allows security operations teams to create policies that adapt to BYOD growth and the emerging challenges surrounding IoT adoption. It enables custom device profiling for uncategorized connected devices, multi-factor authentication on mobile devices for network usage, and deeper forensics into security incidents.

    Through its integration with Duo Security and ImageWare systems, it enables stronger mobile device and app authentication. Through real-time interaction with third party security solutions, Aruba ClearPass offers automated threat protection and recovery for devices that represent risk, with minimal hands-on IT interaction.

    In addition to CPPM, Aruba Airwave provides industry’s best real-time monitoring, proactive alerts, historical reporting and insight on application performance to strengthen wireless security and demonstrate regulatory compliance.

    Organisations wanting to adapt to the mobile-cloud infrastructure need to consider the changes it will bring to the workplace. It is therefore important that they assess what type of technologies can best help them in this process of transformation.

  • walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 19, 2016 11:20 AM Flag

    This senator is ill informed, he should talk to the FBI on the limitations of fingerprints. I have Nexus (equiv to global entry) and it uses fingerprint and /or iris.

  • A US Senator has said that fingerprint is the only biometric that is needed to track visitors entering and exiting the country, suggesting there is no need to build an entire new system for the process. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest of the Senate Judiciary Committee was speaking at a Senate panel, reports FCW. "Iris, face scans, we don't need that," said Sessions. "We should use fingerprints" as biometric identifiers, he said. "That's what's in law enforcement databases. Why create a new system?" He said delays in implementing a biometric exit system were partly the fault of the airline industry, saying airlines and airports have pushed back against exit systems because of potential delays and other problems. "Airlines don't determine policy," he said. However, later in the same debate other participants noted the progress made by other modalities. "Facial recognition has come a long way in accuracy," said Erik Bowman, Northrop Grumman's chief engineer for the U.S. Army's Automated Biometric Identification System. Bowman said that the accuracy of facial scans had climbed from 70 percent to 90 percent in recent years. In some cases, he said, existing camera systems in buildings and other locations could be harnessed for the capability. Earlier this week, the CBP launched a new face recognition pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as part of nationwide biometric border plans. - See more at:

  • Reply to

    Lockheed Martin - Leidos?

    by luthertiggs Jun 13, 2016 10:31 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 18, 2016 6:10 PM Flag

    So you're saying it hasn't made it past demo but what about the pilots and companies like Lockheed that have integrated the IWS products? That is what I don't understand towards your point, wouldn't these companies not partner as they would have to test the IWS product and try to spoof it?

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    Lockheed Martin - Leidos?

    by luthertiggs Jun 13, 2016 10:31 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 17, 2016 2:17 PM Flag

    It seems like you ask the question a lot. Why is that?

  • Reply to

    Lockheed Martin - Leidos?

    by luthertiggs Jun 13, 2016 10:31 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 16, 2016 8:18 PM Flag

    Technically Miller / IWS wouldn't have to issue a PR for German pilot (stated it should be starting) and FEMSA was suppose to start in May. Also Extenua is a partner (small) so some revenue from them and any sales they made / if they implemented a contract.

  • Reply to

    Lockheed Martin - Leidos?

    by luthertiggs Jun 13, 2016 10:31 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 16, 2016 7:37 PM Flag

    B/c either is his lying, overly optimistic / fool, or a small chance it could happen (% decreasing by the day)

  • Reply to

    Lockheed Martin - Leidos?

    by luthertiggs Jun 13, 2016 10:31 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 13, 2016 1:13 PM Flag

    nada on Fujitsu too... Leidos expect delays as new crew (regardless of how many came over) there is always a transition period and new power scrambling

  • The Homeland Security Committee approved a new bill Wednesday by a voice vote to form a new agency within DHS that addresses cybersecurity protection responsibilities, according to a report by Nextgov.
    The bill calls to transform an existing DHS bureaucracy, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), into an “operational” agency called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency.
    The new agency is expected to take effect under the next White House administration in 2017.
    A 2015 bill appointed the DHS with new private sector cyber duties, “and we want to ensure that we elevate the cybersecurity mission so it can effectively carry out those authorities,” a House committee aide told Nextgov.
    The new measure “realigns and streamlines the department’s cybersecurity and infrastructure protection missions to more effectively protect the American public against cyberattacks that could cripple the nation,” committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said.
    The House has different plans for biometric identification operation than that of the White House’s agenda.
    Currently, an autonomous division within NPPD, named the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), operates a database with the fingerprints, faces and even irises of foreign nationals.
    The current administration wants the division to fall under Customs and Border Protection because of its use of biometrics in screening visitors at the border.
    The new legislation has different plans for OBIM as it seeks to position the office inside the DHS Management Directorate, a component that serves all agencies–not just CBP.
    “Our view is that CBP is not the only user,” the House committee staffer said. “We want to make sure all components have access to the OBIM capabilities.”

  • Reply to

    Volume picking up

    by walkoverthestreet Jun 6, 2016 10:20 PM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 7, 2016 11:21 AM Flag

    LT - funny how we are all so jaded... to me this stock is like the movie ground hog day, but I like watching Bill Murray more than Miller..

  • walkoverthestreet by walkoverthestreet Jun 6, 2016 10:20 PM Flag

    another head fake or....?

  • More than 18 months after Apple Pay took the United States by storm, the smartphone giant has made only a small dent in the global payments market, snagged by technical challenges, low consumer take-up and resistance from banks.

    The service is available in six countries and among a limited range of banks, though in recent weeks Apple has added four banks to its sole Singapore partner American Express; Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Australia; and Canada's five big banks.

    Apple Pay usage totaled $10.9 billion last year, the vast majority of that in the United States. That is less than the annual volume of transactions in Kenya, a mobile payments pioneer, according to research firm Timetric.

    And its global turnover is a drop in the bucket in China, where Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent dominate the world's biggest mobile payments market - with an estimated $1 trillion worth of mobile transactions last year, according to iResearch data.

    Anecdotal evidence from Britain, China and Australia suggests Apple Pay is popular with core Apple followers, but the quality of service, and interest in it, varies significantly.

    To use Apple Pay, consumers tap their iPhone over payment terminals to buy coffee, train tickets and other services. It can be also used at vending machines that accept contactless payments.

    Apple Pay transactions were a fraction of the $84.5 billion in iPhone sales for the six months to March, which accounted for two-thirds of Apple's total revenue.

  • FBI Wants Biometrics Database Exempt From Federal Privacy Law
    Jun. 1, 2016 8:37pm Jon Street

    Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jon Street.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are criticizing an FBI proposal that they say would make it harder for people to know if personal information about them such as fingerprints and iris scans is on file.

    The FBI is proposing to exempt a large identification database from certain provisions of the federal Privacy Act, a law that, among other things, lets individuals sue to see what information the government keeps on them.

    That database, known as the Next Generation Identification system, contains a wealth of biometric data such as fingerprints, palm prints, photographs and iris scans. It holds photographs submitted by law enforcement agencies but also millions of fingerprints of Americans who have undergone background checks.

    The proposed Privacy Act exemption is needed “to prevent interference with the FBI’s mission to detect, deter and prosecute crimes and to protect the national security,” according to a Justice Department notice that appeared recently in the Federal Register. FBI and Justice Department officials noted this week that law enforcement agencies may claim exemptions for records “compiled for the purpose of identifying criminals and for conducting criminal investigations.”

    They also said in a statement: “The Department of Justice and the FBI take very seriously their strict compliance with the Constitution, all federal laws including the Privacy Act, and their own policies regarding the free exercise of constitutional rights.”

    The public has an opportunity to object to the proposed rule change.

    Among the groups challenging the proposal is the American Civil Liberties Union, which says the change would make it harder for people to know whether the government maintains information on them and whether that information contains errors.

  • Reply to

    Draw down of unsecured loan

    by walkoverthestreet May 31, 2016 9:56 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet Jun 1, 2016 7:30 AM Flag

    Wish I could be that positive, add in Healthcare pilot 8 figure sum Miller mentioned we'd here and see two plus qtrs ago, of course the Agility JV tech transfer fee, revenue from Extenua that they mentioned would hit the books last qtr, and oh yeah first customer with TransUnion to mention for a few QTRs, and all the others (Fujitsu - not one customer to date and three plus years, online Ebay like service, etc) .

    I'll believe it when I see it, but love the optimism. After five years holding I want to see it in the financials...Hopefully the insiders are Miller these rumors are coming from ...

  • walkoverthestreet by walkoverthestreet May 31, 2016 9:56 AM Flag

    Has to occur soon, even if pilot for healthcare actually paid or JV would only get them another QTR of capital..

  • walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet May 31, 2016 9:44 AM Flag

    rate the post negatively and hopefully yahoo will remove user

  • walkoverthestreet by walkoverthestreet May 23, 2016 12:51 PM Flag

    FYI - Safran has announced it is changing its companies' names and its visual identity to bolster the group's position as a global industrial leader and accelerate its international growth. All group companies will now communicate under a single brand name and logo: Safran. All company names now include the Safran brand name, along with a description of their business. Morpho will now be known as Safran Identity & Security and Sagem will be known as Safran Electronics and Defense. “Consolidating our group under a single name is a powerful vehicle for bolstering the feeling of all of our 70,000 employees that they belong to the same global enterprise and share the same values,” says Philippe Petitcolin, chief executive officer of Safran. “This change will allow us to unite our efforts and focus our investments on a single brand, to the greater benefit of all of our businesses worldwide. Our unique brand will be nurtured even more strongly in the future by the success of our companies, and our companies in turn will be nurtured by Safran's image and renown.” - See more at:

  • Reply to

    Cash?......

    by sandeep25252013 May 20, 2016 9:51 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet May 20, 2016 10:12 AM Flag

    Not tracking why they would they do a reverse split? If anything they would give more warrants with whatever offering they would do or another unsecured loan.

  • Reply to

    Kammersgard Form 3

    by carp_slayer May 18, 2016 11:11 AM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet May 18, 2016 11:31 AM Flag

    CEO Miller's nickname b/c everything he states in a QTR update ends up being delayed...for some reason or another

  • Reply to

    Trading tells ?

    by highreslowvis May 16, 2016 9:05 PM
    walkoverthestreet walkoverthestreet May 17, 2016 1:38 PM Flag

    goes both ways, we have witnessed periods where shorts take down price at close too.... until stock either uplifts (would need to meet rev requirements) or goes under this will continue....

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