GSN names winners in 2009 Homeland Security Awards

NEW YORK — GSN: Government Security News announced 38 winners of its 2009 Homeland Security Awards on Oct. 29.

The event ended with a keynote speech by Frances Townsend, former chairwoman of the Homeland Security Council in the Bush White House and former assistant commandant for intelligence in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Townsend also was presented with the 3rd Annual Fred V. Morrone Memorial Nine-Eleven Award, in honor of the highest-ranking officer in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police to die in the World Trade Center attacks of 2001, along with 36 colleagues.

GSN’s 2009 Awards were divided into three categories — Outstanding Vendors and Product in the field of IT Security; Outstanding Vendors and Products in the field of Physical Security field; and Best Government Agencies and Officials at Federal, State and Municipal/Country levels.

Winners included: CREDANT Technologies for Best Encryption Product or Service; Kaspersky Labs for Best E-Mail Security System; High Rise Escape for Best Clean-Up, Decontamination, Disaster Preparedness or Recovery Product; Global Elite for Best Clean-Up, Decontamination, Disaster Preparedness or Recovery Service; and Emergent BioDefense Operations for Best Guard Service.