TSA Certifies Smiths Detection CT-Based Checkpoint Scanner

Smiths Detection says the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has certified the company’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography-based checkpoint scanner for the Transportation Security Laboratory Advanced Technology-2 Tier II requirement. The certification moves the company closer to a potential deployment of the system at a U.S. airport for further evaluation. “The CTiX represents the future of checkpoint security, and we are moving towards completing the TSA certification process so that it can be chosen by airports and partners in the Americas and throughout the world,” says Cameron Ritchie, vice president, Technology & Product Development at Smiths Detection.

DHS S&T Announces Commercial Transition of Cyber Security Technology

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate says that Trust Automation, Inc. has licensed cyber security technology from Idaho National Laboratory that uses autonomic computing techniques and a service-oriented architecture to automatically discover network entity information, deploy deceptive virtual hosts and identify anomalous network traffic with high accuracy. The Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS) was created by researchers at INL and provides autonomous cyber security and state awareness for Ethernet-based industrial control system networks. S&T says that California-based Trust Automation will use AICS to upgrade cyber defenses of vulnerable legacy critical infrastructure systems, including natural gas distribution, water distribution and management, and electrical grid systems. The licensing of the software by Trust Automation marks the 20th transition of technology through S&T’s Transition to Practice program. “The commercialization of Autonomic Intelligent Censor to a company with deep experience in designing and implementing industrial control systems for critical infrastructure entities will greatly improve the cyber security of these essential systems,” says William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for S&T.