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Secure Decisions releases MeerCAT® Pro Version 4.1

NORTHPORT, NY, April 16, 2013 – 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. The data analyzed by MeerCAT is typically collected using “wardriving” software such as Flying Squirrel or Kismet that discover, identify, and locate wireless transmitters. MeerCAT integrates wireless discovery data with a geographic information system (GIS) to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, with their vulnerabilities [...]

Secure Decisions releases MeerCAT® Pro Version 4.0

NORTHPORT, NY, August 15, 2012 – 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. The data analyzed by MeerCAT is typically collected using “wardriving” software such as Flying Squirrel or Kismet that discover, identify, and locate wireless transmitters. MeerCAT integrates wireless discovery data with a geographic information system (GIS) to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, with their vulnerabilities [...]

Secure Decisions Invited to Present a Technology Transition Paper at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security

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.

Director of Secure Decisions Invited to Participate in DARPA’s First Cyber Colloquium

NORTHPORT, NY, December 13th, 2011– 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. The colloquium included a keynote by the DARPA director, presentations by industry and government leaders, and discussions with DARPA program managers on current and future cyber research directions.  Members of the cyber community from academia, industry, and government, were selected based on their written response to three questions posed by DARPA: At present, attackers in cyberspace seem to have the initiative and hence the advantage. What specific technologies should DARPA develop to address the [...]

VizSec2011 Announces Symposium Chairs

Government, academic and industry leaders will lead the 8TH International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security. NORTHPORT, NY, February 1, 2011 – 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). The VizSec2011 Symposium Chairs and Organizing Committee members are: General Chair Lt. Col. Gregory Conti, professor at the US Military Academy, director of West Point’s Cyber Security Center, and author of Googling Security [...]

Secure Decisions Joins Chesapeake Innovation Center in Anne Arundel Country to Advance Cybersecurity R&D for Federal Government

NORTHPORT, NY, December 10, 2010– 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. This past year, Secure Decisions has had a 20 percent growth in cyber security contract funding from the U.S. Government. The work focuses on providing information visualization technology to support the complex defense and national security needs of military decisions makers and government security specialists. Beyond serving as a major R&D resource for cyber defense visualization technologies, Secure Decisions develops products [...]

Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT-FS Receives US Department of Defense Information Security Certification

NORTHPORT, NY, April 20, 2011 – 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). The DIACAP certification was received under the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) sponsorship as part of the Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite. MeerCAT-FS is the government off-the-shelf version of Secure Decisions’ wireless security visualization tool that is now available from NRL for authorized government users. The product was developed in collaboration with NRL to improve the analysis of data collected with NRL’s Flying Squirrel wireless discovery application. Military [...]

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. NORTHPORT, NY, April 12, 2011 – 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. Through sponsorship from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), MeerCAT-FS has been incorporated as part of NRL’s Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite. The Flying Squirrel Tool Suite, which includes the Flying Squirrel wireless discovery application and other components in addition to MeerCAT-FS, was developed to enhance the [...]

VizSec2011 Announces Call for Papers

8TH International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security to be held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA NORTHPORT, NY, February 2, 2011 – 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). The annual symposium joins academic, government, and industry leaders from around the globe to share the latest developments and applications of visualization techniques to address current cyber security challenges. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit technical papers and panel session proposals that offer a novel contribution to security visualization. Papers are encouraged on [...]

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. NORTHPORT, NY, November 9, 2010– 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. The work is scheduled to be completed by August of 2012. VIAssist is Secure Decisions’ award-winning network security visualization product that was originally developed for the U.S. Government to visualize network flow and security event data. [...]