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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 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. NORTHPORT, NY, February 6th, 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. MeerCAT® is a visual analytics tool developed to help identify risks posed by mobile computing devices. MeerCAT integrates 802.11 wireless data with a geographic information system (GIS) to provide a unified view of detected wireless devices, their vulnerabilities and threats. Secure Decisions’ WildCAT™ system provides turn-key, streamlined collection of wireless data and analysis for use [...]

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). NORTHPORT, NY, January 11th, 2012 – 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). WildCAT offers organizations an inexpensive option to extend their wireless security standoff range or improve their wireless surveillance coverage area. WildCAT leverages a physical security force [...]

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. NORTHPORT, NY, December 14th, 2011 – 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. The IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (IEEE HST) is the leading international conference addressing the challenges of homeland security technology innovation gaps. Since conception, this annual conference has gained prominence and recognition for bringing together science and technology leaders from around the world. The presentation focused on a solution for monitoring, analyzing and reporting wireless activity. The WildCAT solution was developed by Secure Decisions in collaboration with the [...]

Integrating Physical and Cyber Security Resources to Detect Wireless Threats to Critical Infrastructure

D'Amico, A., Verderosa, C., Horn, C., & Imhof, T. (2011, November). Integrating physical and cyber security resources to detect wireless threats to critical infrastructure. In Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), 2011 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 494-500). IEEE.

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. NORTHPORT, NY, December 15, 2010 – 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. Secure Decisions will adapt its wireless security visualization product, MeerCAT®, to help security teams analyze the data collected by the patrol cars and report detected threats. As cited in the U.S. GAO report on Critical Infrastructure Protection, “Cyber risks to [our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. NORTHPORT, NY, November 2, 2010 – 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. The contract work includes maintaining the software application and providing third-level product support to NRL through May 2011. MeerCAT-FS provides an integrated set of visual tools to analyze, correlate, and report on wireless discoveries with NRL’s Flying Squirrel. By providing visual representations of the collected data, Flying Squirrel users can more easily identify, locate, and assess [...]