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Security Solutions Discussed by Industry Leaders in SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Interviews With AMAG, HP, ImageWare Systems, March Networks and StrikeForce

RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/14 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) and StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SFORD)

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AMAG Technology

Ms. Jody Ross, Vice President of Business Development, AMAG Technology, told us, "AMAG's Symmetry access control system is the best software on the market today. Our software and hardware come packed with features that other manufacturers charge for. The GUI is similar to Microsoft's so it's familiar to everyone, reducing training time, and it integrates to a wide variety of technology partners to provide video, audio, HR, etc. options to customers who need those options. Innovative features such as Alarm Workflow, Task Manager and Threat Level Manager allow security directors to better manage their security team's response times and actions, and secure their building during crisis situations. Symmetry is a leading-edge security system designed for buildings of any kind, which combines all aspects of security into a single well-designed and future-proof software solution suitable for small, large or very large applications."

For the complete interview with Jody Ross: http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_AMAG_JodyRoss.html

For more information www.AMAG.com and please see the following links:
About AMAG: http://www.amag.com/About-AMAG-Technology.aspx
AMAG Products: http://www.amag.com/Products.aspx
AMAG Solutions: http://www.amag.com/solutions.aspx
AMAG Services & Support: http://www.amag.com/Support.aspx
AMAG Partners: http://www.amag.com/area-of-interest.aspx
AMAG Case Studies: http://www.amag.com/Case-Studies.aspx
AMAG Resources: http://www.amag.com/library.aspx
AMAG News: http://www.amag.com/library/News.aspx

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HP Enterprise Services

Mr. John Felker, Director, Cyber and Intelligence Strategy, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "HP takes an enterprise view of security which, in turn, helps our clients overcome the limitations typically associated with historical and siloed views of risk mitigation, globalized security and cost reductions. With the increased deployment of digital technologies, frequently operated remotely and unmanned, comes the need for increased cyber- and physical security for critical assets such as SCADA systems. At HP, we don't simply improve your security posture to address threats and manage risk and compliance, we also bring to bear an array of services, solutions and industry-leading technology to ensure you maintain a proactive, mature and agile security posture designed to navigate through ever-evolving threat and regulatory landscapes. By leveraging cloud, big data and mobility initiatives, you can evolve into a more proactive operating model which will increase productivity, optimize resource utilization and help you build and maintain safe, secure and environmentally sound operations."

For the complete interview with John Felker: http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_HP_JohnFelker.html

For more information on these topics:
Risk Management and Compliance for US Public Sector
(http://www8.hp.com/us/en/industries/public-sector.html?compURI=1087503#.UvHmo7S6mJE)
Cybersecurity for U.S. Public Sector (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/industries/public-sector.html?compURI=1087497)
Public Sector Services and Solutions (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/industries/public-sector.html?compURI=1131347)

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ImageWare Systems
www.iwsinc.com

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has issued financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013, as well as provided a corporate update to highlight the company's progress since its last update on November 14, 2013.

Key Milestones and Events

  • Initiated a pilot with T-Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom AG. The partnership will start with a pilot in T-Systems' labs in Germany to integrate ImageWare's patented, multi-modal biometric, cloud-based identity management and credential technology into T-Systems' products.
  • Completed delivery of ImageWare's QuickCapture application in connection with a U.S. federally sponsored pilot program for iris recognition with 20 state and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Recognized as 2014 Innovation and Design Award Winner for its Biometric Engine 2.0® by industry research firm Envisioneering at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Settled patent litigation with WCC Services US (WCC) and Creative Information Technology (CITI) that resulted in WCC and CITI obtaining royalty bearing licenses from IWSY for the patents at issue. These patents cover IWSY's multi-modal biometric platform and fusion of biometric modalities.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Total revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased to $929,000 from $926,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Total revenues for the full year of 2013 increased 135% to $5.3 million from $4.0 million in 2012, with the increase primarily due to approximately $1.5 million received in August for software licenses in connection with a $2.2 million contract with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Gross margin in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased 160 basis points to 72.4% compared to 70.8% in the fourth quarter of 2012, with the increase primarily due to reduced costs from the relocation of certain technical support functions from the company's Canadian office to its San Diego office. Gross margin for the full year of 2013 increased to 79.4% from 69.6% in 2012, with the increase primarily due to higher software license revenues and, to a lesser extent, savings from the aforementioned relocation of technical support functions.

Net loss in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $1.8 million, or ($0.02) per diluted share, compared to net income of $62,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2012. Net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 included a $1.8 million gain from the change in fair value of derivative liabilities. Net loss in the full year of 2013 was $9.9 million, or ($0.12) per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $10.2 million, or ($0.14) per diluted share, in 2012. Net loss in 2013 included a $4.8 million loss from the change in fair value of derivative liabilities, while net loss in 2012 included a $ $4.7 million loss from the change in fair value of derivative liabilities.

At December 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents totaled $2.4 million compared to $4.2 million at December 31, 2012. The company continues to carry virtually no debt and, subsequent to the end of the quarter, increased their line of credit from $2.5 million to $3.5 million.

Management Commentary
"2013 was a pivotal year for ImageWare, as we formed partnerships with two of the world's largest IT services providers, Fujitsu and T-Systems," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "We are starting to see a shift in companies evangelizing biometrics, moving from the small biometric companies trying to prove their practical application in the commercial and consumer markets, to many large corporations understanding the real-world benefits of bringing biometrics to the mainstream public. This shift has created an attractive opportunity for ImageWare and we plan to leverage our large partners' sales and marketing power to capitalize on it.

"Our new partnership and close collaboration with T-Systems represents the outcome of a number of months of discussion and planning. We're now taking the next step by integrating our technology into their products and expect this new relationship to expand our presence throughout European and worldwide markets.

"These and other proactive steps we've taken to position ImageWare as a leader in multi-modal biometric security are beginning to attract broader attention. We recently attended the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the reception we received was incredible, particularly for our patented PillPhone®, which is the first and only FDA-approved biometric-enabled enterprise mobile application."

Miller concluded: "Working closely with our technology partners, we continue to build a healthy pipeline of potential customers and are currently in discussions with several clients regarding licensing opportunities. We will continue to target large enterprise businesses and emerging applications and believe the steps we are taking to advance our cloud, SaaS and mobile offerings in the commercial and consumer marketplace will continue to build shareholder value, along with greater visibility that includes a healthy recurring revenue stream."

For more information, please click here.
For the complete interview with Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems, Chairman and CEO, please click here (http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_ImageWare.html)

For more information:

IWS CloudID™: http://iwsinc.com/products/next-generation-iws-cloudid-product-suite/
ImageWare Systems Solutions: http://www.iwsinc.com/markets/overview
ImageWare Systems Products: http://www.iwsinc.com/products/overview2
For ImageWare Systems Investors: http://www.iwsinc.com/about-iws/investors/overview1
For more information: www.iwsinc.com

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March Networks
www.MarchNetworks.com

Recently announced that...

Pelco IP Cameras Now Integrated with March Networks' Command Video Management System
(http://www.marchnetworks.com/company/news-center/2014/4/2/523)

March Networks and Software House Deliver Integrated Video Surveillance and Access Control Management

(http://www.marchnetworks.com/company/news-center/2014/4/2/522)

New March Networks Video Intelligence Software Delivers Enhanced Browser-Based Management and Investigation
(http://www.marchnetworks.com/company/news-center/2014/4/2/521)

And, in other recent news...March Networks announced that...

U.S. Wine and Spirits Superstore Chain Deploys March Networks Video Surveillance for Security and Fulfillment Protection
(http://www.marchnetworks.com/company/news-center/2014/3/26/519)

For the complete interview with Net Payne, March Networks, Chief Marketing Officer, please click here (http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_MarchNetworks.html)

For More Information About March Networks Solutions:
March Networks Financial Solutions (www.marchnetworks.com/solutions/financial/default.aspx)
March Networks Retail Solutions (www.marchnetworks.com/solutions/retail/default.aspx)
March Network Airports-Seaports Solutions (http://www.marchnetworks.com/solutions/airports-seaports/default.aspx)
March Network Commercial-Industrial Solutions (http://www.marchnetworks.com/solutions/commercial-industrial/default.aspx)
March Networks Critical Infrastructure Solutions (http://www.marchnetworks.com/solutions/critical-infrastructure/default.aspx)
March Networks Government Solutions (http://www.marchnetworks.com/solutions/government/default.aspx)

And, For More Information:
About March Networks (www.marchnetworks.com/company/about-us/)
What's New At March Networks (www.marchnetworks.com/products/whats-new.aspx)
March Networks Blog (http://www.marchnetworks.com/intelligent-ip-video-blog/)
For the latest March Networks News (www.marchnetworks.com/company/news-center/2013/9/24/497)

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StrikeForce Technologies
www.strikeforcetech.com
(OTCQB: SFORD)

StrikeForce Technologies, Inc., a company that specializes in Cyber Security solutions for the prevention of Data Breaches and Cyber Theft, recently announced it has received an official Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent Office stating that a second patent application titled "Methods and apparatus for securing keystrokes from being intercepted between the keyboard and a browser" has been approved for issuance.

"We are extremely excited about receiving this Notice of Allowance for our Keystroke Encryption technology," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce, "it has game changing implications for our Company and the industry. This expands on our original patent and includes: all computers, smart phones, tablets, and all the keystrokes you enter. Our patented Keystroke Encryption technology proactively encrypts each and every keystroke typed on a keyboard. All security experts agree that the use of encryption is the best way to protect data on your mobile device," continues Kay. "Until we developed our Keystroke Encryption Technology for mobile devices, there wasn't any way to encrypt data in motion at the point of origin, when typed on a mobile device keyboard."

"Additionally, as announced two weeks ago on March 11th, StrikeForce has received an official Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office that we have been approved for Issuance of our third patent for Out-of-Band Authentication," says Kay. "Our patent portfolio continues to increase. After these two Notices become patents, StrikeForce will then own five patents in our portfolio, and there will still be three more pending. Owning the patents for Keystroke Encryption and Out-of-Band Authentication positions us on the forefront of what is hot in security and regulatory requirements today, as seen through our new contracts and increasing pipeline. As we learned at the recent RSA Security Show, these are the types of product purchasesnow being included in security budgets. Our increasing patent portfolio also improves our value as we continue to protect our intellectual property assets."

The timing of this Notice of Allowance coincides perfectly with StrikeForce's recently announced two new mobile products (MobileTrust® and GuardedID® Mobile SDK). Both products already include our patented keystroke encryption technology and should be available within the next thirty to sixty days. Individuals and Corporations will now for the first time, be able to protect themselves with our MobileTrust application, while mobile application developers will be able to build our one-of-a-kind Keystroke Encryption technology directly into their mobile applications.

"Keystroke Encryption is an extremely critical security technology, which plays a major role in preventing the most widespread malware from stealing confidential data from mobile devices," says Kay.

In other recent news, StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. announced today that Blank Rome LLP, a top 100 law firm has licensed StrikeForce's ProtectID Outof-Band Two-Factor Authentication Platform to protect remote access and their clients Intellectual Property.

"We were extremely pleased that Blank Rome has chosen to deploy our ProtectID Out-of-Band Two-Factor Authentication Platform," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce, "Blank Rome has been in business for more than sixty five years and is amongst the most prestigious Law Firms. They realize the importance of protecting network access and the intellectual property of their customers."

"As part of our effort to continue improving the Firm's overall security posture, Blank Rome decided to employ two-factor authentication to bolster the security of remote access to the Firm's network. After being introduced to StrikeForce Technologies' solution, we liked their approach to out-of-band authentication. We knew anything we implemented for this purpose had to be easy to use, as well as being secure and flexible. StrikeForce's system achieves this simplicity and flexibility by supporting a variety of methods to input the second factor, and it also is economical and easy to implement," says Laurence Liss, CTO of Blank Rome.

"For a long time now, law firms have worked under the implicit assumption that they were not targets of hackers. Law firms thought of themselves as above the rough and tumble world of spying and IP theft. However, all of that has changed," says Kay. "Law enforcement agencies throughout the world have warned of an increasing threat of hacking to law firms. These concerns have escalated to such an extent that the White House, the Attorney General and the FBI are publicly warning law firms to tackle the escalating risk of cyber attacks."

"Working with law firms to protect their remote access and intellectual property is now high on our radar, just within two months we helped Superior Discovery with similar concerns as they service many prominent law firms," says Kay.

For the complete interview with Mark L. Kay, StrikeForceTechnologies, Chairman and CEO, please click here (http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_StrikeForce.html)

For more information about:
ProtectID® (http://strikeforcetech.com/protectid/protectID_overview.aspx)
GuardedID® (http://strikeforcetech.com/guardedid/guardedid.aspx)
MobileTrust® (http://strikeforcetech.com/mobilesecurity/mobilesec.aspx)
www.strikeforcetech.com; (OTCBB: SFORD)

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TRADE SHOWS

Cloud Expo
SYS-CON Events Announces Cloud Expo 2014 New York

14th International Cloud Expo to take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City
http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com/

SYS-CON Events announced today that 14th Cloud Expo®, co-located with 5th Big Data Expo, 3rd SDDC Expo, 2nd DevOps Summit, 2nd WebRTC Summit, and 1st Things Expo, will take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City.

The three-day event will offer a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, and "Power Panels" from a rock star conference faculty chosen from among the leading industry players in the cloud computing and Big Data worlds. The bustling Expo Floor will include two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation.

All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented -- the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down -- including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.

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FOSE

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington DC 20001
URL: www.FOSE.com, Phone: (800) 746-0099, Email: [email protected]

For 37 years FOSE has served as the nation's premier event for government technology professionals seeking tools and best practices to equip their agency for the 21st century. From policy updates -- straight from the Hill -- and exclusive insights from today's leading authorities, to the most comprehensive showcase of technology in action -- it's all at FOSE.

FOSE's three-day conference addresses the most relevant and pressing technology and management priorities and issues for government and its private sector partners. With more than 60 sessions including keynotes, panel discussions and in-depth technical sessions, you can expect to take home best practices, policy updates and detailed guidance across 8 in-demand tracks.

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GovSec 2014 Conference & Free Expo
www.GovSecInfo.com

Experience the Largest, Most Dynamic Government Security Expo in Washington, DC, May 13-14, FREE. Discover the newest trends, cutting-edge technology, tools, equipment and the exciting companies who provide them in the exhibit hall.

Plus, get valuable training to enhance your career without straining your budget at the full conference -- with conference prices starting at $99, you won't want to miss out!

GovSec resource trusted by thousands of security professionals and is the nation's premier event for government, homeland security, and law enforcement!

Get more information and register for the full conference or free expo today -- SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Readers save 10% on conference prices! Use code: PMG02 @ www.GovSecInfo.com.

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IFSEC International
ExCel London
June 17-19, 2014
www.ifsec.co.uk

If you're looking focused content, features and leading suppliers catering for every security requirement, IFSEC International in London is the only destination for you this June! With a global focus on expertise and guidance, you'll discover high level security content that covers both public and private security, from SMEs to the largest enterprises. An international gathering of over 28,000 professionals, the event is the key forum in which to meet with the manufacturers leading the way in security innovation, including Axis, Samsung, ASSA Abloy, Canon and many more.

If you're a trade visitor, take the opportunity to network with the potential clients with live projects, while sourcing your full range of kit on the show floor. If you're an end user, attend to meet the installers, integrators and consultants who can steer you towards an increasingly successful security strategy.

Register free of charge at www.ifsec.co.uk/register
For more information about:
IFSEC Community: http://www.ifsecglobal.com/
IFSEC Directory: http://directory.ifsecglobal.com/
IFSEC Events: http://www.ifsecglobal.com/events/

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InfoSec World Conference & Expo 2014
April 7-9, 2014
Disney's Contemporary Resort
www.misti.com/infosecworld
The event features 70+ sessions, dozens of case studies, 8 tracks (including a Hands-On Track), 11 in-depth workshops, 3 co-located summits and an exhibit hall showcasing the industry's leading vendors. With the primary objective of providing top-notch education to all levels of information security and IT auditing professionals, InfoSec World delivers practical sessions that give you the tools to strengthen your security without restricting your business!

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Infosecurity Europe
29
th April - 01st May 2014
http://www.infosec.co.uk

Network, engage and do business with +15,000 other information security professionals at 19th Infosecurity Europe 29th April - 01st May 2014

Infosecurity Europe is the largest and most attended information security event in Europe. Held in London, it is a free exhibition featuring over 325 exhibitors featuring the most diverse range of new products and services and an unrivalled free education programme attracting visitors from every segment of the industry.

Collect CPD/CPE Credits

The Education Programme is shaped by the industry for the industry. Addressing the latest challenges and industry needs it will provide you with business critical insight, best practice and practical case studies. Speakers include information security thought-leaders from public and private sector end-users, policy-makers and government, analysts, industry experts, service providers and vendors.

Featuring five conference and seminar theatres and a comprehensive programme of workshops and training courses, attending the Infosecurity Europe Education Programme helps you to further develop your career and learning.

Meet with the key industry players

From the New Exhibitor zone to the Country Pavilions, discover the latest products and solutions of the local and international scene. This is your best opportunity to receiving expert advice and to discuss your needs with key information security players.

Infosecurity Europe is the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. The attendees reflect every segment of the information security industry coming from key sectors including:

  • IT distribution companies
  • IT hardware, software, manufacturers and suppliers
  • End-user information security professionals
  • Government professionals

For more information and to register please visit http://www.infosec.co.uk/visiting/

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LinuxCon North America
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-north-america
Sheraton Chicago
August 20-22, 2014

LinuxCon is the conference for all matters Linux, bringing together developers, sysadmins and architects to learn and collaborate on the latest technical issues facing the Linux and IT operations ecosystems. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has quickly become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups.

LinuxCon Europe
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe
Congress Centre Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany
October 13 - 15, 2014

LinuxCon Europe is the conference for all matters Linux, bringing together developers, sysadmins and architects to learn and collaborate on the latest technical issues facing the Linux and IT operations ecosystems. Launched in 2009, LinuxCon has quickly become known for offering top speaking talent, a cross-section of the leading players in the Linux community, innovative and timely content, a wide variety of opportunities for attendee collaboration and a place for smaller groups to co-locate for topic-specific mini-summits and workgroups.

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PSA Security Network
www.buypsa.com

Mr. Bill Bozeman, CPP, CHS, President/CEO, told us, "... the TEC event will be May 5-9 in Colorado. TEC stands for Training, Exhibits and Conference. For this yearly event, which is open to the entire security industry, we took all the best parts of your typical security event and brought them together under one roof, and for one low price. At TEC you will get the training and education you need for your entire company with hundreds of hours of courses to choose from. We also offer physical security certifications, where you will get the opportunity to learn from the leading minds in the industry, and explore new and innovative ideas with your peers.

The full day exhibit hall is where attendees can see the latest products and service offerings from over 100 of the security industry's top manufacturers. Explore state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge business solutions that will prepare your company for success. And finally, the Conference portion of TEC. This is where you will become a part of the industry's best networking opportunities by engaging with your peers and technology leaders in a fast-paced, lively environment. For the complete interview with Bill Bozeman: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_PSA.html.

For more information: www.buyPSA.com
Read the PSA Blog: http://blog.buypsa.com/blog
Locate A PSA Integrator: http://www.buypsa.com/Integrators
PSA Vendor Partners: http://www.buypsa.com/Vendors
PSA Education: http://www.buypsa.com/Education

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RFID Journal LIVE! 2014
Apr. 8-10, 2014 -- Orlando, Fla.
http://www.rfidjournalevents.com/live/

Learn how to track and manage everything at the world's largest RFID event, RFID Journal LIVE! 2014. RFID technologies are advancing rapidly and adoption is accelerating. Learn how your company can benefit at the only RFID event featuring more than 75 hours of education, more than 50 end-user case studies and more than 200 technology companies. Hear how industry leaders are benefitting from RFID in the defense, aerospace, health-care, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail and apparel industries. See live demonstrations of the latest solutions and learn how to deploy the technology successfully.

Register now-SecuritySolutionsWatch.com VIP Discount: Save 15% with promo code EADW.

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SDW 2014 - Exhibition sold out and exceeding all expectations

With still more than 4 months to go to SDW 2014, the SDW Exhibition has completely sold out, beating all previous records for the event. Some 103 companies have signed up to participate at the world's leading event for next-generation human identity and secure credential solutions, and a waiting list is in operation.

A full list of exhibiting companies can be viewed at: http://www.sdw2014.com/exhibitors/

Entry to the exhibition is free to registered visitors, and all visitors pre-registering before 9th May 2014 will be upgraded to Visitor Plus+ status and be entered into the SDW Conference Delegate draw with the chance of winning a free delegate pass to SDW 2014. In addition, they will receive a complimentary £ 5.00 catering voucher to use at the show.

Pre-registration can be completed at: http://www.sdw2014.com/visitor-registration

Delegates from government departments in Asia, Africa and Latin America can access the entire three day event, including the conference and exhibition for just £ 399 +VAT. Government attendees from other world regions can register for £ 499 +VAT (Rate expires 28th February 2014.) Plus, for multiple registrations for every government delegate registered, the second is at half price.

In addition, for 2014, all conference sessions will have simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

Industry delegates are also able to attend the SDW 2014 conference at a discounted rate. The show operates a limited-availability, stepped pricing policy, meaning that delegates who book early access the lowest rates. Delegates can register online at: http://www.sdw2014.com/delegate-booking

Diary Date - SDW 2014, 16-18 June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK

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Security Industry Association (SIA)
www.SecurityIndustry.org

Register for the 2014 SIA Government Summit

Registration is now open for the 2014 SIA Government Summit, hosted by the Security Association (SIA) June 3-4, 2014, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Register today for the SIA Government Summit! http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/IndustryEvents/SIA-Government-Summit.aspx

SIA Members can register for $550; nonmembers for $775 through May 4.Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days as well as the semi-formal SIA Public Policy Dinner, where SIA recognizes leading legislators and outstanding SIA volunteers.

The Summit provides attendees with unparalleled policy insights that help create new market opportunities. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers about legislation and regulations important to the security industry.

Questions about the SIA Government Summit? Contact Elizabeth Hunger at 301-804-4714 or [email protected].

SIA Unveils New Certification Exam

At ISC West in Las Vegas on April 4, the Security Industry Association (SIA) unveiled revised exam for its Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM®) certification program.

SIA will present the refreshed CSPM® Review Course and later this year. The 2.5-day, instructor-led training is offered to SIA Members for $995 and $1,295 for nonmembers. Contact Kimberly Roberts at 301-804-4708 or [email protected] for more information.

Register for the CSPM® Review Course http://www.securityindustry.org/cspm

CSPM® Review Course Schedule:

May 5-7, in Westminster, Colo. (to be delivered at 2014 PSA-TEC, costs may vary)
June 10-12, in Pomona, Calif.
Aug. 4-6, in Silver Spring, Md.
Oct. 1-3, in Atlanta, Ga.

The CSPM® Review Course goes beyond foundational principles and offers newer and seasoned project managers clear perspective on the importance of their role to stakeholders and identifies risks that could hinder project success. Attendees receive the SIA Security Project Manager's Common Body of Knowledge Guidebook, which includes a compendium of resources, checklists, templates and other materials to help prepare for success on future projects.

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DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a new approach where business and development users collaborate – each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise – to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final working applications. Lea...
SYS-CON Media announced today that XebiaLabs launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal with close to 2,000 story reads in less than a day. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done.
XebiaLabs has announced record growth and major highlights for 2014. These milestones include: Triple-digit worldwide revenue growth. Record number of new customers including 3M, Allianz, American Express, Credit Agricole, Digital Globe, Electronic Arts, EMC, Expedia, Fandango / NBC Universal, GATX, General Electric, ING, KPMG, Liberty Mutual, Natixis, Paychex, Providence Health, Societe General, Thomson Reuters TIIA-CREF and Umpqua Bank.
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, will explain the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is relevant to small scale DevOps, and if there is an expectation of growth as the number of build targe...
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, it is now feasible to create a rich desktop and tuned mobile experience with a single codebase, without compromising performance or usability.
VictorOps is making on-call suck less with the only collaborative alert management platform on the market. With easy on-call scheduling management, a real-time incident timeline that gives you contextual relevance around your alerts and powerful reporting features that make post-mortems more effective, VictorOps helps your IT/DevOps team solve problems faster.
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rather than mimicking legacy server virtualization workflows and architectures.
Security can create serious friction for DevOps processes. We've come up with an approach to alleviate the friction and provide security value to DevOps teams. In her session at DevOps Summit, Shannon Lietz, Senior Manager of DevSecOps at Intuit, will discuss how DevSecOps got started and how it has evolved. Shannon Lietz has over two decades of experience pursuing next generation security solutions. She is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innova...
Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism – which is precisely one of the features of Docker. Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead of being reserved to the largest, most complex application stacks.
SYS-CON Events announced today Arista Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 3,000 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports deployed worldwide.
Application metrics, logs, and business KPIs are a goldmine. It’s easy to get started with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) – you can see lots of people coming up with impressive dashboards, in less than a day, with no previous experience. Going from proof-of-concept to production tends to be a bit more difficult, unfortunately, and it tends to gobble up our attention, time, and money. In his session at DevOps Summit, Otis Gospodnetić, co-author of Lucene in Action and founder of Sematext, will share the architecture and decisions behind Sematext’s services for handling larg...
Software is eating the world. Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations. In her Day 2 Keynote DevOps Summit, Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed how IT organizations can automate just-in-time assembly of application environments - each built fo...
Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism – which is precisely one of the features of Docker. Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead of being reserved to the largest, most complex application stacks.
Security can create serious friction for DevOps processes. We've come up with an approach to alleviate the friction and provide security value to DevOps teams. In her session at DevOps Summit, Shannon Lietz, Senior Manager of DevSecOps at Intuit, will discuss how DevSecOps got started and how it has evolved. Shannon Lietz has over two decades of experience pursuing next generation security solutions. She is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innova...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
Qubell announced on Monday the availability of the first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications. Qubell enables applications to become adaptive, self-managed services that configure, heal, optimize and protect themselves in response to changes within dynamic cloud environments. With Qubell, managing applications as an autonomic system dramatically accelerates application release cycles, improves quality, eliminates manual operations and reduces outages and operating costs. The platform is designed for a broad range of web, commerce and big data applications with an em...
Basis Technologies, leaders in streamlining, accelerating and optimizing SAP systems, today announces the launch of theirDevOps toolset, focused on helping companies running SAP move from slow, linear, and manual development to safer, more agile and responsive development and test workflows. Building on the success of their market-leading Transport Express solution, the DevOps toolset comprises 4 flexible solutions that address specific goals of DevOps; Transport Expresso, ShiftLeft, DevMax and SnapOps.
SYS-CON Events announced today Sematext Group, Inc., a Brooklyn-based Performance Monitoring and Log Management solution provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting and anomaly detection (SPM), log management and analytics (Logsene), search analytics (SSA), and search enhancement. They also provide exceptional Search and Big Data consulting services a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Liaison Technologies, a leading provider of data management and integration cloud services and solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Liaison Technologies is a recognized market leader in providing cloud-enabled data integration and data management solutions to break down complex information barriers, enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions, faster.