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  • Jul-2017
    Comic-BEE to be a Featured Presentation at DHS’s 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop
    Secure Decisions has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division to present their interactive cyber security curriculum development tool and research effort, Comic-BEE, at the 2017 Cyber Security R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop, scheduled for July 11-13 in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr-2017
    Secure Decisions to Develop Comic-Based Cyber Security Education Tool
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and an industry leader in cyber security awareness, has been sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Cyber Security Division to continue development of Comic-BEE, an interactive cyber security education tool.
  • Feb-2017
    Secure Decisions to Evaluate Effectiveness of Visualizations for Cyber Defense
    Secure Decisions, the cyber security division of Applied Visions, Inc. and a recognized leader in applying visualization techniques to overcome cyber challenges, has been selected by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to transform cyber data into human-centered visualizations.
  • Jan-2017
    Secure Decisions to Develop Advanced Application Security Threat Management System
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and an industry leader in cybersecurity situation awareness, has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to lead the development of a new cyber threat management system for application software. The Application Security Threat Attack Modeling (ASTAM) program will produce an integrated, open source system that will increase the accessibility of web application security.
  • Feb-2016
    Code Dx Named Finalist in Info Security Product Guide’s 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards
    UPDATE:  February 29, 2016 – Code Dx, Inc. was awarded the Silver Winner in the “Startup of the Year” category! Code Dx, Inc., a provider of an award-winning suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers, testers and security analysts find, prioritize and manage software vulnerabilities, today announced that it has been named as a finalist for the Info Security Product Guide’s 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards in the “Startup of the Year” category.
  • Jan-2015
    Code Dx Version 1.6 Empowers Developers to Identify Software Vulnerabilities Before Hackers Can Attack
    Integration with Visual Studio, Eclipse, Git, and Jenkins enables the identification of weaknesses throughout the software development lifecycle. Code Dx, a provider of a robust suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers and security analysts find, prioritize and visualize software vulnerabilities, today announced the release of version 1.6 of its innovative software assurance solution, Code Dx. The robust software tool now offers seamless integration with Visual Studio and Eclipse, as well as Git and Jenkins, enabling developers to more efficiently and effectively identify, report and fix weaknesses throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Oct-2014
    Code Dx Pushes the Limits of Application Security Testing and SAST Tool Integration With Version 1.5
    Code Dx Version 1.5 Offers Small and Medium-Sized Businesses an Easy and Affordable Way to Test the Software They Build or Buy for Vulnerabilities. Code Dx, a provider of a robust suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers and security analysts find, prioritize and visualize software vulnerabilities, today announced the release of Code Dx Version 1.5 to meet the ever-growing threat of computer attacks initiated through exploitation of vulnerabilities in software.
  • May-2014
    Secure Decisions Premieres Code Pulse™ v1.0 Code Coverage Analytics to Support Application Penetration Testing
    Secure Decisions, the cyber security division of Applied Visions, Inc., today announced the release of Code Pulse™ v1.0, an open source and free software assurance analytics tool that  provides insight into the real-time code coverage of black box software testing activities. Code Pulse listens in behind the scenes while users perform their manual or automated testing and identifies code coverage in real-time as the tests are being performed. It visually provides an understanding of coverage overlaps and boundaries of multiple different dynamic application security testing (DAST) and penetration testing tools.
  • Mar-2014
    Secure Decisions Wins U.S. Department of Homeland Security Phase II Software Assurance Contract
    Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to continue development of a software assurance risk management framework for supporting static and dynamic code analysis to help secure software developed for government, industry and academia. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber security, has received a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve the security of software applications. Under this DHS Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate contract, Secure Decisions will continue development of the Code Ray™ software assurance risk management framework, to correlate the results of static and dynamic software analysis tools towards the goal of improving software vulnerability detection.
  • Nov-2013
    Code Dx v1.0 Cybersecurity Application Provides Visual Analytics for Source Code Diagnosis and Remediation of Software Vulnerabilities
    Easier Detection and Faster Triage of Software Vulnerabilities for Developers, Security Auditors, and Compliance Officers. Secure Decisions, the cyber  security division of Applied Visions, Inc., today announced the release of Code Dx™ v1.0, a software assurance analytics tool that consolidates and normalizes software vulnerabilities detected by multiple code analysis tools. Its visual analytics help to triage and prioritize software vulnerabilities for efficient remediation. Kevin Greene, Software Assurance Program Manager of DHS S&T Directorate, which funded the initial development of Code Dx, said, “Code Dx provides a way to express weaknesses and vulnerabilities in software in a meaningful and consistent way.”
  • Jul-2013
    Secure Decisions and Morgridge Institute Team Up to Provide Enhanced Software Assurance Capability
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., and Morgridge Institute for Research have entered into a partnership to advance software assurance initiatives of mutual interest towards the goal of providing an operational environment for assessing the security of  software applications.
  • Jun-2013
    Secure Decisions Technology to Support the NIST Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE)
    Secure Decisions’ new software assurance technology Code Dx will be used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support the evaluation of static source code analysis tool performance during the fifth Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE V) and Workshop.
  • Jun-2013
    Secure Decisions Wins Another U.S. Department of Homeland Security Software Assurance Contract
    Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to develop a software assurance risk management framework for supporting static and dynamic code analysis to help secure software developed for government, industry and academia. – Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions and developer of visual analytic tools for software assurance and cyber security, has received a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I award under a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program.
  • Apr-2013
    Code Dx receives the Long Island Software Award
    The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been awarded the Long Island Software Award. Code Dx was selected as one of “Long Island’s Top Software Products” and will receive the award at the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) event to be held on May 1st, 2013.  The Long Island Software Award mission is to “showcase the strength and diversity of Long Island's software industry by recognizing excellence in a wide range of software products”. Secure Decisions has previously won this award for their MeerCAT®, VIAssist™ and SecureScope products.
  • Apr-2013
    Secure Decisions releases MeerCAT® Pro Version 4.1
    The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has released a new version of its wireless network security visualization tool, MeerCAT Pro Version 4.1. MeerCAT®, a visualization tool to help identify wireless vulnerabilities and threats, and assess the risks to an organization was developed as part of a DARPA-funded research effort. It has helped many security professionals – including information security auditors, penetration vulnerability testers, and computer network defenders – conduct post-hoc analysis of data acquired from wireless site surveys and security audits.
  • Feb-2013
    Secure Decisions Wins U.S. Department of Homeland Security Software Assurance Contract
    Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to develop software assurance tool for supporting dynamic code tracing analysis to help secure software developed for government, industry and academia. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions and developer of visual analytic tools for software assurance and cyber security, has received a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) award under a US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program. The company was selected for the software assurance contract by the DHS Science & Technology Directorate Washington, DC. Under the contract, Secure Decisions will develop the Code Pulse™ dynamic code tracing tool, which will complement Secure Decisions Code Dx™ static source code analysis technology.
  • Aug-2012
    Secure Decisions releases MeerCAT® Pro Version 4.0
    The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has released a new version of its wireless network security visualization tool, MeerCAT Pro Version 4.0. MeerCAT, a visualization tool to help identify wireless vulnerabilities and threats, and assess the risks to an organization was developed as part of a DARPA-funded research effort. It has helped many security professionals – including information security auditors, penetration vulnerability testers, and computer network defenders – conduct post-hoc analysis of data acquired from wireless site surveys and security audits.
  • Jul-2012
    Secure Decisions’ Code Dx Featured on the DHS Build Security In Website, and the NIST SAMATE Website
    The Department of Homeland Security has chosen to feature Code Dx, software assurance visualization technology developed by the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, on its Build Security In website. The DHS National Cyber Security Division maintains the Build Security In site as a resource to software developers, with the mission of “setting a higher standard for software assurance.”
  • Jun-2012
    Secure Decisions’ “Code Dx” To Be Demonstrated at Summer Software Assurance Working Group Forum, McLean, Virginia
    The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions, Inc. will be presenting their newly developed software assurance visualization technology, “Code Dx,” at the Software Assurance Working Group Summer Session on June 28, 2012 at MITRE-1, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA. The presentation will describe two related Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) initiatives — Code Dx and TOIF — aimed at using multiple security analysis tools to increase identification and coverage of software weaknesses. KDM Analytics’ Tool Output Integration Framework, “TOIF”, is an open-source standard-based framework for integrating and normalizing code weaknesses reported by multiple detection tools (commercial and open source).
  • May-2012
    Computer Security Awareness Training Offered for Lawyers and Law Office Staff
    On June 22nd, 2012 Secure Decisions will deliver computer security awareness education as part of a Continuing Law Education (CLE) program offered at the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security. The “Protecting Electronic Information in the Law Office” course is designed to educate practicing attorneys about their legal and ethical responsibilities to protect electronically stored information. Secure Decisions will be delivering an interactive educational session that focuses on understanding how easy it is for confidential data to be inadvertently released in the electronic workplace, an essential first step to ensuring adequate protection for electronic information.
  • Feb-2012
    Secure Decisions Selected to Demonstrate Technologies at the U.S. Cyber Command Cyber Flag Industry Day
    Secure Decisions will exhibit three technologies at the USCYERCOM Cyber Flag Industry Day on February 7th, 2012. The Secure Decisions division of AVI, a provider of research and advanced technology in cyber situational awareness, has been selected to demonstrate its technologies at the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Cyber Flag Industry Day on Feb. 7. Secure Decisions will exhibit in three technology areas: analytics for wireless threat detection, NetFlow visual analytics, and cyber mission assurance.
  • Jan-2012
    Secure Decisions Integrates Physical and Cyber Security Forces to Detect Wireless Threats to Critical Infrastructure
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, has developed a wireless security system that supports real-time monitoring, alerting, analysis, and reporting of IEEE 802.11 (“Wi-Fi”) threats and vulnerabilities. The system was developed under sponsorship of Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T). Secure Decisions recently completed a 14-month effort to develop “WildCAT”, a turnkey system that provides cost-effective, frequent surveillance of an organization’s IEEE 802.11 (“Wi-Fi”) wireless space. WildCAT streamlines the process of detecting, locating, and analyzing wireless threats and vulnerabilities. It has been designed to be used in a standalone configuration, or to augment a wireless intrusion detection/prevention system (WIDS/WIPS).
  • Jan-2012
    Secure Decisions Awarded Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Contract to Improve Software Security
    Under a DHS S&T Phase II SBIR, the Secure Decisions team will develop a Software Assurance Visual Analysis Tool that visualizes and correlates weaknesses in software. This DHS S&T-funded project will visualize vulnerabilities in software systems, which can be exploited to attack information systems. Some of these vulnerabilities are found as part of systems development and testing, but most are not identified until systems are deployed – when these software vulnerabilities jeopardize the security of other information systems.
  • Dec-2011
    Secure Decisions Presents Paper at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
    A paper titled “Integrating Physical and Cyber Security Resources to Detect Wireless Threats to Critical Infrastructure” was accepted for presentation. A paper written by a team from Secure Decisions was presented as part of the Cyber Security track of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST2011) held in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, on November 15-17th, 2011.
  • Dec-2011
    Director of Secure Decisions Invited to Participate in DARPA’s First Cyber Colloquium
    Dr. Anita D’Amico,  an information security  and visualization specialist, Director of the Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions Inc., was invited to participate in DARPA’s first  Cyber Colloquium on November 7th, 2011. The DARPA Cyber Colloquium will investigate future techniques and technologies for securing the Nation’s cyber infrastructure and assuring the Department of Defense’s cyber capabilities.
  • Nov-2011
    Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT® Selected as a Finalist in the Government Security News 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program
    MeerCAT was nominated as a finalist in the Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution category. The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been selected as a finalist in Government Security News’s (GSN) 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program. The winners’ trophies will be presented at the 2011 awards dinner, which will take place in Washington, DC, on Monday evening, November 14.
  • May-2011
    Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT® receives the Long Island Software Award
    The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been awarded the Long Island Software Award. MeerCAT® was selected as one of “Long Island’s Top Software Products” and received an award at the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) event held on May 11th, 2011.  The Long Island Software Award mission is to “showcase the strength and diversity of Long Island's software industry by recognizing excellence in a wide range of software products. Secure Decisions has previously won this award for their VIAssist and SecureScope products.
  • May-2011
    Secure Decisions Takes Residence at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center
    Division of Applied Visions to advance its visualization technology for state and local cybersecurity preparedness. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber defense, has taken residence in the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, NY as a Resident Research Partner.  The Morrelly Center is owned and operated by the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security (the Foundation).  The Foundation has been bringing together public and private organizations to accelerate research and development of technology for local and state first responders and law enforcement.
  • Apr-2011
    Secure Decisions invited to NITRD’s Assumption Buster Workshop
    Laurin Buchanan,  a subject matter expert on information security with the Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions Inc., was invited to participate in NITRD’s Cyber Security Assumption Buster Workshop on Defense-in-Depth (DiD) on March 22nd, 2011. The workshop was the first in a series of four cybersecurity workshops conducted by The Federal Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering (SCORE) Interagency Working Group.
  • Apr-2011
    Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT-FS Receives US Department of Defense Information Security Certification
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, today announced that its MeerCAT-FS product has been granted the Authority to Operate (ATO) on U.S Department of Defense information systems. MeerCAT-FS obtained the ATO under the Department of Defense Information Assurance Accreditation and Certification Process (DIACAP).
  • Apr-2011
    Secure Decisions Delivers MeerCAT®-FS to U.S. Navy
    Wireless security visualization product is available for U.S. Government users on Naval Research Laboratory website. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc., has released a government off-the-shelf (GOTS) version of MeerCAT to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC. MeerCAT is a visual analytics tool that helps users locate and assess the security risks of IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. The GOTS version, known as MeerCAT-FS, was initially developed under a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) SBIR award.
  • Apr-2011
    Applied Visions reorganizes operations and administration
    Controller, Operations Manager and Facility Security Officer positions are filled in this expanding small business. Significant changes have occurred in the day-to-day management of Applied Visions Inc., the software engineering and research and development firm headquartered in Northport. Ms. Cathleen Ebert-Velardi has taken on the positions of Operations Manager and Facility Security Officer (FSO), and Ms. Kelly Bostwick has been promoted to Controller.
  • Mar-2011
    Software Assurance Product Naming Contest to be held at 2011 IAE
    Secure Decisions invites IAE participants to select name for new SwA visualization tool. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, is seeking the perfect name for its forthcoming software assurance (SwA) visual analysis product. Secure Decisions will be holding the product-naming contest at the 2011 Information Assurance Exposition (IAE) on March 8-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN. All 2011 IAE attendees are invited to participate.
  • Feb-2011
    Secure Decisions to Advance Digital Forensics E-Training for Air Force
    Division of Applied Visions on winning team led by ATC-NY to develop interactive visualizations to improve acquisition of forensic analysis skills. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, has been awarded a contract to support the development of a new digital forensics training system for the U.S. Air Force. As a member of the ATC-NY team that won the Phase II SBIR project, Secure Decisions is developing the visualization technology that will be integrated into the online forensic training program known as Alcuin.
  • Feb-2011
    VizSec2011 Announces Call for Papers
    8TH International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security to be held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Organizers of VizSec2011, the international conference on information visualization for cybersecurity, today announced its “Call for Papers”. The 8th Annual International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) will be held July 20, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. VizSec2011 will be held in conjunction with the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2011).
  • Feb-2011
    VizSec2011 Announces Symposium Chairs
    VizSec, the international conference on information visualization for cybersecurity, announced its Organizing Committee Chairs for the 8th Annual International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec2011). The top-tier list brings together experts in information visualization and security to provide the only international forum on innovations in visualization technology to advance cyber security. This year’s event will be held July 20, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, in conjunction with the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2011).
  • Jan-2011
    Secure Decisions Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Model Decision Processes of Computer Network Defenders
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, has received a Broad Agency Announcement award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Under the ONR contract, Secure Decisions will model the decision processes of computer network defenders in the U.S. Navy.
  • Dec-2010
    Secure Decisions Wins Homeland Security Contract to Reduce Wireless Risks to Critical Infrastructures
    Division of Applied Visions selected by LIFT to help physical security forces identify suspicious wireless intrusion under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security program. Secure Decisions, working with the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT), has been awarded a contract funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Under the project called “WildCAT,” Secure Decisions will conduct research on detecting rogue wireless access points near high-value targets. The work includes instrumenting security patrol cars with wireless intrusion detection tools to detect unauthorized wireless devices near critical infrastructure.
  • Dec-2010
    Secure Decisions Joins Chesapeake Innovation Center in Anne Arundel Country to Advance Cybersecurity R&D for Federal Government
    Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber defense, has joined the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) in Anne Arundel County, MD to accelerate the development and use of new cyber security visualization technology. The Center’s proximity to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Fort Meade, and defense and intelligence agencies, will allow Secure Decisions to better serve its government clients.
  • Nov-2010
    Secure Decisions Presents Software Assurance Visualization Research at VizSec 2010
    Visualization system correlates vulnerabilities from multiple software analysis tools to improve software security. Researchers from Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber defense, presented “Visual Analysis of Code Security” at the 7th International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec 2010). The symposium draws researchers and practitioners in information visualization and security and focuses on new visualization techniques to solve cyber security problems.
  • Nov-2010
    Secure Decisions Wins U.S. Air Force Cyber Defense Contract
    Division of Applied Visions, Inc. to adapt its network security visualization product VIAssist™ to improve the identification of cyber threats for Air Force analysts. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber defense, has received a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) award under the US Air Force Firestarter program. The company was selected for the cyber defense contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY. Under the contract, Secure Decisions will modify its VIAssist product to augment the analysis of security information and event management data.
  • Nov-2010
    Secure Decisions Awarded Another U.S. Department of Defense Contract for MeerCAT®
    Division of Applied Visions to deliver, maintain and support GOTS version of its wireless security assessment tool for government users of Flying Squirrel. Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. and developer of visual analytic tools for cyber defense, has received an U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) award. Under the contract, Secure Decisions will deliver MeerCAT-FS, a government off-the-shelf (GOTS) version of the company’s wireless security visualization tool.
  • Jun-2010
    Secure Decisions Wins Contract to Support the Development of DARPA’s National Cyber Range
    Division of Applied Visions, Inc. is the only New York company participating in this program in support of the nation’s cyber security. The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) has been awarded a contract of approximately $1 million to support the Phase II development of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-sponsored National Cyber Range (NCR) program. The Range will be a national asset for evaluating technologies to enhance the security of our country's cyber infrastructure.
  • Mar-2010
    Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT a DARPA 2010 Success Standout
    DARPA singles out wireless security technology developed by Applied Visions, Inc. division as one of its success stories for 2010. The MeerCAT® wireless analysis tool depicts network usage patterns and potential vulnerabilities. For the second time in its history, the Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been honored by DARPA for its small business success gallery. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), selected MeerCAT, along with a few other select DARPA-sponsored projects, to receive this recognition.