• In the U.K., CCTVs replace security guards

    Newcastle-based U.K. Biometric sees 10-fold increase for its CCTV cameras which can be accessed via remote devices; company says building firms are turning to the technology as a cheaper and more efficient replacement to employing overnight security guards

  • U.S. 100% screening law in doubt

    In 2007, Congress passed a law requiring 100% screening of U.S.-bound air cargo; in February, TSA reached the 50% screening milestone, but the agency says 100% screening is not likely anytime soon; other countries do not mind, saying unilateral U.S. moves on screening violate their sovereignty

  • Airbus Military now a division of Airbus

    Airbus Military, formerly a division of EADS, manufactures aircraft which are mainly used in cargo transport, search and rescue, special operations, maritime, and airlift applications

  • An HSNW conversation with Harold Wolpert, CEO of Avalias

    Avalias’s solutions allow an organization to approximate the experience of a disaster, and to help the personnel charged with defense and mitigation to perfect and rehearse their responses to disaster; Harold Wolpert, CEO of Avalias: “Our technology is taken for granted. That’s because it can be”

  • Piracy boosts maritime security business

    In London, the business capital of the world’s maritime industry, firms shape decisions on arming ships and negotiating with pirates

  • Coverity centralizes code defect checkers

    Coverity’s new Integrity Center was created while the company was analyzing 250 open source code projects on a DHS contract

  • Global network security market to reach $9.5 billion by 2015

    The global network security market continues to witness increasing growth driven by expansion of enterprise networks, growing security threats, increasing adoption of advanced products, and expansion of lesser-developed markets; spurred by favorable trends, the network security market is expected to reach $9.5 billion by 2015

  • Russia's parliament approves purchase of Israel-made UAVs

    The $50 million deal is seen in Israel to be of major significance strategically and commercially; Israel hopes growing defense cooperation with Russia will persuade the latter not to sell sophisticated S-300 defensive systems to Iran and Syria

  • Three U.S. companies sued over Saddam's 1980s chemical attacks

    In the 1980s, during the Iran-Iraq war, the United States provided intelligence, weapons, and economic aid to Iraq; materials provided by American companies were used in the making of chemicals which Saddam used in 1988 in his chemical attacks on the Kurds; five Kurdish families, now living in the United States, sue three U.S. companies over these chemical attacks

  • Technology companies to enjoy stimulus package funds

    The emphasis of the Obama administration on directing a large portion of the stimulus package toward improving the U.S. infrastructure means the technology companies with the right solutons stand to benefit

  • Cobham acquires Argotek for $36.25 million

    U.K. global defense group Cobham, eager to exploit the growing business opportunities in IT security, acquires U.S. IT security specialist Argotek; acquisition requires approval by CFIUS

  • Credit for U.K. businesses eases

    The credit crunch in the U.K. economy is easing; CBI’s chief economist: “The view that the pace of deterioration is easing correlates with what businesses are starting to tell us on the ground…. the combination of easier monetary policy and the government’s measures to support the banking sector may be starting to have an impact”

  • New concept for New York, New Jersey storm barriers

    With worries about rising sea level and more intense storm, British engineering firm Harlow offers a new concept for protecting New York City and parts of the new Jersey coast against storm surges

  • Area image sensor market will experience healthy growth

    Charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensors will remain about flat through 2013, but sales of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) sensors will increase significantly; CMOS will make up 62 percent of security camera image sensors by 2013

  • Digital security companies eye emerging e-health care market

    Gemalto joins SAFE-BioPharma Association; company said it will contribute its expertise in smart card-based solutions for authentication, network security, and digital signature — all essential elements of creating electronic health care business environment by 2012