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.

NORTHPORT, NY, May 17, 2011 – 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. Among Secure Decisions’ initiatives at the Foundation is the advancement and adaptation of its security visualization technology to help security forces protect critical assets against cyber threats.

“As a Resident Research Partner, Secure Decisions is broadening the capabilities of the Foundation to address our homeland security needs” said Frank Otto, president, Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security.  “We look forward to working with the company in transitioning their cyber security and visualization technology to help protect our Country and State’s critical infrastructures, as they have done for the U.S. military and commercial enterprises.”

One of the first projects Secure Decisions is working on with the Foundation is called “WildCAT”. Under the WildCAT project, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Secure Decisions is developing new capabilities for detecting rogue wireless access points near high-value targets. Secure Decisions is adapting its wireless security visualization product, MeerCAT®, to help security teams analyze wireless intrusion detection data collected by patrol cars. MeerCAT was initially developed for the U.S. military and intelligence community, and is currently used within the U.S. government and IT security enterprises.

“We have been working in the cybersecurity domain for over 12 years and continue to see an increase in the frequency and complexity of threats to our nation’s critical assets,” said Dr. Anita D’Amico, Director at Secure Decisions. “To get ahead of the threats, we have an obligation to collaborate and invest in new cyber security technologies. We are pleased to be a Resident Research Partner at the Morrelly Center that brings together industry and academic institutions to achieve these goals.”

Related Links

For more information on MeerCAT, visit http://www.securedecisions.com/meercat.

To learn more about Foundation visit the Center’s website at http://www.asfhs.org.

About Applied Visions and Secure Decisions

Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) provides software products, custom solutions, and advanced technology research for commercial and government customers. The company’s vision and expertise in visual software solutions for complex defense, national security, and business problems have served AVI’s customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prominent technology and Fortune 500 firms.   Founded in 1987, AVI is based in Northport, NY, and has secure facilities and clearances to support classified government programs.

Secure Decisions was launched by AVI in 2000 to focus on cyber security research and products for the government. Today, Secure Decisions is a leader in security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts and product development. Secure Decisions’ products are used to enhance the situational awareness of senior officers, computer network defenders, and other security professionals in government and commercial organizations. SecureScope®, VIAssist™, and MeerCAT® are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.

For more information, please visit avi.com and securedecisions.avi.com.

Keywords homeland security, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, wireless intrusion detection, Morrelly Homeland Security Center, Long Island Forum for Technology, MeerCAT

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