Tag Archives: Security

Webroot Extends Momentum of Channel Edge Partner Program: Launches System Builder Program to Offer Webroot(R) Security Software Licenses in Bulk; Adds Efficiency and Incentives Through Distribution Partner, Ingram Micro


BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) April 18, 2007

New Baby Website Service Takes Security to Heart


Tuscaloosa, AL (PRWEB) August 14, 2007

A stranger walks up to you with pen and paper in hand and starts asking personal questions. Questions like, ‘What’s your birth date?’, ‘Where do you live?’, ‘Where were you born?’, and ‘May I take a picture of you?’ Well, unless you have a serious case of compulsive over-sharing disorder, there’s no way you would consider answering the stranger’s questions. Then why would you give that same information about your new baby to anyone with an internet connection?

New parents are excited to share the accomplishments and adventures of their little ones with families and friends — and the modern parent often turns to the Internet as a way to reach an audience of loved ones. It’s simple: set up a blog, start writing, add pictures and a few videos, and suddenly Aunt Jamie is seeing little Spencer’s first steps as if she lived next door! The problem is, most popular blogging services are meant for adults; and what many parents don’t realize is they’re attracting some other very unwelcome visitors.

Identity thieves have clued into blogging as a new and growing source for accessing personal information from one of their favorite targets: babies and children. And while some websites developed specifically with kids in mind have incorporated secure password access features, one newcomer to the field has taken extra steps to ensure that no one — and they mean no one! – gets to read about Emily’s trip to the dentist or see Aiden’s new dance moves unless they have been specifically invited.

Launched in May 2007, Bundlo, LLC has all the goodies parents want from a blog site — photo management, site customization, even an innovative on-line babybook — while taking security one step further. Not only is every site password protected, but visitors must be invited by site administrators (that means the parents) who manage their children’s “bestest friends” through a simple control panel. It’s an extremely simple, yet very effective, system.

Bundlo takes security very seriously, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have fun — lots and lots and LOTS of fun! Designed and written for the modern parent who’s still a kid-at-heart, Bundlo’s bright, fresh, cheeky presence also belies a powerful and highly functional service worthy of the most demanding web geek. And they make it so easyfor the non-geek parent who just wants to share their trip to the zoo with the grandparents.

To check out all the bells and whistles, parents can sign up for a free accountthen, if and when they decide they need a few more bells and whistles, they can upgrade for just $ 6, $ 9, or $ 16 monthly (with the option to change or cancel their plan at any time for no charge). Parents also select where they want 10% of their monthly payment to be donated: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Make-a-Wish Foundation of America, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

“The idea for Bundlo hit me when the blog I was using for my own little guy just wasn’t offering me the tools and the privacy I wanted,” says Bundlo President and Founder Mark Barry. “I decided to build a system that would be ultra safe, fun for me as a parentand do good things at the same time.”

To learn more about Bundlo visit: Bundlo Homepage

For more information on Child Identity Theft visit: Identity Theft Resource Center

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Cyveillance Cyber Security Experts to Present at New York City Cyber Crime Conference

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2007

Cyber Intelligence Director Terry Gudaitis will be discussing the profile of online offenders, specifically the typology of persons who prey on children thru the Internet. Terry will be drawing upon her extensive educational and professional experience with law enforcement and cyber investigation issues to explain the unique attributes of Internet predators. She will highlight specific personality characteristics commonly found among Internet predators and also assist prosecutors in understanding the psychological evidence surrounding Internet predator personality attributes.

Cyveillance’s Chief Cyber Security Counsel Adam Palmer will discuss the prosecution of Internet crimes against children. Adam will be rebutting common defenses and will illustrate how to effectively utilize digital forensics evidence for successful prosecution. He will also use graphics and case anecdotes to explain effective strategies for team prosecution, provide best practices for presenting digital evidence, and outline an effective checklist for prosecutors to successfully prepare for trying Internet crimes.

Who:

Dr. Terry Gudaitis is a nationally-recognized authority on cyber security, cyber crime profiling and psychology. She has provided consultation and leadership in cyber crime to public and private industry including SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) and NSEC (Network Security Corp.), federal intelligence agencies and bureaus, and law enforcement, focusing on domestic and international security issues. Dr. Gudaitis has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board for Insider Threat and trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Adam Palmer provides legal counsel to Cyveillance on issues involving Internet governance, phishing remediation, malware detection, Internet financial fraud and brand protection. Prior to joining Cyveillance, Adam served as the Director of the Office of Legal Counsel for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Adam has lectured extensively on prosecuting internet crimes against children to all levels of law enforcement. While a Navy JAG, Adam advised and lectured federal law enforcement agents on the investigation of crimes against children.

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Capella University Announces New Homeland Security and Security Management Specializations

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 28, 2007

Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited*, fully online university based in Minneapolis, announced today that it is offering two new specializations within its Bachelor of Science in Public Safety online degree program — Homeland Security and Security Management. The specializations are designed to help meet employment needs within these growing fields. The Homeland Security specialization focuses on managing public security in relation to federal resources, while the Security Management specialization focuses on preparing individuals for leadership within the private security field.

“Since the Department of Homeland Security was created in 2001, it has grown into one of the largest federal agencies, and there are also many homeland security employment opportunities within other federal agencies and state and local governments. Our new Homeland Security specialization is designed to help prepare students to succeed in these important positions,” said John Sullivan, Jr., PhD, Public Safety faculty chair in Capella’s School of Undergraduate Studies. The National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have designated Capella University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Capella is also one of few schools to have an educational alliance with the FBI.

“Our other new specialization, Security Management, focuses on the needs of private industry, where security has also increased in importance,” said Dr. Sullivan. “Much of the nation’s infrastructure is privately owned and there’s a growing recognition that this needs to be protected, for both business and national security reasons.”

Dr. Sullivan exemplifies Capella’s philosophy of recruiting highly experienced scholar-practitioners for faculty and program leadership positions. Prior to beginning his academic career, which included service as academic dean and founding director of graduate studies in criminal justice for Lynn University, Sullivan had an extensive career with the U.S. Customs Service. He was a U.S. Treasury agent specializing in criminal investigations of fraud, internal security, money laundering, and child sexual exploitation before becoming an agent-in-charge of two large field offices.

He also served as U.S. Customs headquarters section chief for general smuggling, during which time he authored some of the earliest threat assessments on terrorism in the 1980s. He has been a guest instructor at both the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the FBI Academy, has testified before Congress on crimes against children, and has served on the executive protection details of U.S. presidents and their families, presidential candidates, and heads of state. His professional certifications include Certified Homeland Security Practitioner (CHS-V), Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Business Manager, among others.

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its BS in Public Safety, Homeland Security and Security Management specializations. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), option 3, or e-mail info@capella.edu. Review of these specializations is pending in AZ, FL, KY, SC, and WA. Contact an enrollment counselor for additional information.

About Capella University:

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited*, fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, public health, human services, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, health, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella offers 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs, as of October 23, 2007. The online university currently serves more than 19,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), http://www.ncahlc.org.

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), http://www.capella.edu.

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High Desert Protection Launches New and Improved Online Security Superstore

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 11, 2007

A Squared Enterprises (A2E), LLC today announced that it has consolidated its two successful e-commerce sites – High Desert Protection and High Desert Defense – into a single, comprehensive online security and surveillance superstore. The enhanced High Desert Protection (http://www.highdesertprotection.com) is now open for business, offering the Internet’s only “one stop shop” for corporate protection, home protection, and non-lethal personal defense solutions – with a portfolio of close to 400 products currently available.

“We strive to deliver the broadest range of personal and property safety and security offerings available on the Web,” said Arnie Bosch, President and Co-Founder of A2E. “By bringing the two sites together under one “virtual” roof, we provide our customers with a more convenient experience, allowing shoppers to satisfy any security need – whether it’s personal, for their home, or for their business – in one secure, easy-to-use location.”

High Desert Protection offers one of the largest selections on the Web today, with a variety of personal protection devices like stun guns and tasers, pepper sprays and mace, personal and home alarms, child safety devices, diversion safes, and instructional fighting videos, as well as a wide array of Internet-accessible surveillance systems, motion sensors, and hidden spy cameras for personal, home, office, and other business facilities.

Additionally, more than 40 exciting new solutions have been recently added, such as:

Votenet Solutions Achieves Independent Security Certification from Interfor, Inc.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 19, 2007

Continually enhancing its industry-leading security capabilities, Votenet Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of secure online voting and nomination solutions for associations, corporations, law firms, non-profits, universities and organizations, announced today that the company has achieved an independent 3rd party Physical Security Certification from Interfor, Inc., an international investigation and security consulting firm offering comprehensive domestic and foreign intelligence services to the legal, corporate, and financial communities. Due to the importance Votenet Solutions places on securing sensitive corporate and client information contained within their office locations, offsite data facility, and IT systems, the company proactively completed Interfor’s highly rigorous Physical Security Vulnerability Assessment in order to achieve certification. The assessment included thorough review of:


the convergence of Votenet Solutions’ physical security capabilities and IT network
security, including application of the highest levels of Internet security protocols and email data encryption
application of electronic control systems
protection measures for paper-based and electronically stored corporate, client, and partner proprietary information
corporate-wide disaster recovery and crisis management procedures
access control, intrusion detection, and video protection systems
employee, vendor, and visitor identification procedures

“Votenet Solutions has achieved a robust, comprehensive security program comparable to our Fortune 500 corporation clients, in which all of their protocols, procedures, and systems converge to ensure protection of all physical and electronic properties. Preventing a security intrusion is extremely advantageous in itself, but the complete confidence this Physical Security Certification provides to Votenet Solutions and their clients and partners is invaluable,” stated Don Aviv, Chief Operating Officer, CPP, PSP, PCI, Interfor, Inc.

Protecting proprietary corporate and client information was a particularly high priority throughout the security assessment. Among the security measures in place, strong email, server, and network encryption ensures that Votenet Solutions’ online voting solutions and information such as credit card payment transactions and client election materials including ballots, membership rosters, and voting results are safe from intrusion.

“Although we have built a solid reputation for software and corporate security over the past eight years, this independent security certification from Interfor ensures that our security protocols meet the highest standards today and in the future, as Interfor will regularly re-evaluate our security program. The trust and confidence of our clients and partners in our ability to secure our Web-based voting solutions and services is of utmost importance to us, and we will continue to actively pursue opportunities to enhance our capabilities,” said Michael Tuteur, CEO, Votenet Solutions, Inc.

For more information on Votenet Solutions’ best-in-class security processes, please visit http://eballot30.votenet.com/dynamiccontent/subsection.cfm?navid=105&type=child

About Votenet Solutions, Inc.

Votenet Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of secure on-demand voting and nominations software and election consulting for private organizations including membership associations, trade associations, award shows, realtor organizations, universities, K-12 schools, law firms, homeowner associations, corporations, financial institutions, unions, pension boards, credit unions and other types of organizations.

Since 2001, Votenet’s software has delivered more than 8,000 online ballots and served over 6,000,000 voters worldwide. With its market-leading online voting solution, eBallot , its suite of online governance solutions, and 650+ clients in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, Votenet Solutions Inc. is the emerging global leader in e-governance technology.

Votenet Solutions, Inc. is based in Washington, D.C. with offices throughout North America. For more information please visit http://www.votenet.com. To inquire about one of our solutions, please call 800-868-3638 or send an email to salesconsultant@votenet.com.

About Interfor, Inc.

Founded in 1979, Interfor, Inc. is an international investigation and security consulting firm headquartered in NYC and operating in 36 countries around the world. Interfor offers comprehensive domestic and foreign intelligence services to the legal, corporate and financial communities.

Interfor is staffed by highly skilled investigators, fraud examiners and security consultants, many of whom have been associated with government, defense, and intelligence agencies worldwide, including the British Secret Service, Israeli intelligence, various European agencies, and the United States CID, CIA, DEA and FBI agencies. Our investigators are also supported by a sophisticated research division using state of the art technology.

Interfor is fully licensed and operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia. While the nature of Interfor services precludes disclosing the identity of specific clients, they include Fortune 500 companies, major law firms, an international airline and a number of Western governments.

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Votenet Solutions Achieves Independent Security Certification from Interfor, Inc.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 20, 2007

Continually enhancing its industry-leading security capabilities, Votenet Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of secure online voting and nomination solutions for associations, corporations, law firms, non-profits, universities and organizations, announced today that the company has achieved an independent 3rd party Physical Security Certification from Interfor, Inc., an international investigation and security consulting firm offering comprehensive domestic and foreign intelligence services to the legal, corporate, and financial communities. Due to the importance Votenet Solutions places on securing sensitive corporate and client information contained within their office locations, offsite data facility, and IT systems, the company proactively completed Interfor’s highly rigorous Physical Security Vulnerability Assessment in order to achieve certification. The assessment included thorough review of: