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Naked Security

Facebook is making its Safety Check feature permanent
August 23, 2017

Facebook Safety Check, the tool that lets users tell friends if they’re OK when disaster strikes, has earned itself a permanent home. Facebook announced on Monday that starting now and continuing through the coming weeks, Safety Check is rolling out as one, central place to check on friends and post your own status. If you don’t see it yet, hang tight: it’s on its way. In June, the company said that it would be adding more details about given crises. The context is sourced from NC4, a third-party global crisis reporting agency.

OASIS

RSA 2017 Features Huge Demonstration of Support for Cyber Threat Intelligence
February ​ 13, 2017

Twelve companies stand together at RSA to show attendees why STIX and TAXII are recognized as the definitive standards for automated cyber threat intelligence sharing. Products from Bay Dynamics, DFLabs, EclecticIQ, Fujitsu, IBM, LookingGlass, New Context, NC4, ThreatConnect, ThreatQuotient, TruSTAR, and Verisign demonstrate how STIX and TAXII are being used to prevent and defend against cyber attack by enabling threat intelligence to be analyzed and shared among trusted partners and communities.

USA Today​

Facebook adds Community Help feature to Safety Check to help folks in crisis 
February ​ 8, 2017

Facebook’s vice president for Social Good, Naomi Gleit says that two things need to happen for Safety Check (and ultimately Community Help) to be activated. For starters, global crisis reporting agencies NC4 and iJET International must alert Facebook that an incident has occurred and give it a title. When that happens, Facebook begins monitoring for posts about the incident in the area.

CyberScoop

Soltra saved — NC4 buys info-sharing system from banking sector
November 29, 2016

Soltra, the cyberthreat information-sharing joint venture set up by financial-sector institutions, has been reprieved after it was bought by security firm NC4. Soltra’s flagship product — a peer-to-peer automated information-sharing system designed for the financial services sector called Soltra Edge —  is currently used by more than 2,800 organizations and governments in 75 countries around the world,​

Bank Info Security

Soltra Edge Revived with New Owner
November 23, 2016

In an exclusive interview with Information Security Media Group on Nov. 23, Bill Nelson, president and CEO of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, talks about the sale of Soltra to NC4, an FS-ISAC business partner for the past 10 years.

American Security Today

Miami PD Selects NC4 to Protect & Serve the City of Miami
October 30, 2016

With the acquisition of NC4 Street Smart, the City of Miami’s objectives are to provide first-class public safety services, achieve lower per capita crime rates, and foster a sense of safety in Miami’s communities. NC4 Street Smart will help the MPD achieve those objectives by providing them with a law enforcement technology solution designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the police force.

Business Wire

Everbridge to Showcase Safety Connection™ and Growing Partner Ecosystem at ASIS 2016
September 12, 2016

Safety Connection™ is designed to help businesses quickly assess threats, locate people potentially in harm’s way and automate actions and communicate with their employees when critical events occur. A longstanding Everbridge technology integration partner, NC4, will now be delivering its Travel Risk Management data into the Safety Connection solution to deliver a new level of location-based risk intelligence.

Indiana Daily Student

Bloomington police embrace technology
August 23, 2016

To get real-time data, BPD maintains technology-heavy systems, both at its station as well as in its patrol cars. Each car is equipped with a laptop and a system called NC4 Street Smart, which shows the location of calls and officers. It allows officers to communicate and report on developments in real time with other officers through blogs.

DelawareOnline.com

Data-driven crime center to aid Wilmington police
May 17, 2016

The Real Time Crime Center unveiled Monday uses computer software to show where officers are deployed throughout the city, share information between patrol units, and relay status updates on major investigations, Cummings said. It also allows the department's various leaders to see firsthand what's happening live from a central control room at police headquarters in downtown Wilmington.

Federal News Radio

April 14, 2015

George Johnson, NC4 Chief Security Officer, was recently interviewed by Federal News Radio on the subject of sharing information in a secure environment. Click here to listen to the recording.

The Tampa Tribune

Social media for officers helps local agencies share information
April 12, 2015

Police officials have likened NC4 Street Smart to a social media network for officers — allowing them quickly to post photos, maps and blogs right from their patrol cars.

WTSP.com

Tampa police crime solving software gets shared
April 2, 2015

"It's social media for law enforcement,' said Tampa Police Department's Public Information Officer, Laura McElroy. "Cops log on, they can blog, share information, and they can create bulletins very quickly. And in the past it's always been just the Tampa Police Department using it but now the whole Tampa Bay region will be able to go use this social media for all law enforcement."

PoliceOne.com

How Tampa police are using near-real-time data to fight crime
October 10, 2014

SAFECOP (NC4 Street Smart) was built as a process fortifier. After installation, the technology acts like a change agent to help officers programmatically become their own analyst — it is a tool to get their own intelligence cycle to ask and answer via crowd sourcing process. As a result of embracing this technology, the Tampa Police Department has noted visible and significant differences. In one year, intelligence went up 300 percent.

FCW.com

17 Hot Companies to Watch
September 29, 2014


NC4 is honored to have made FCW's hot companies to watch in their list of vendors that seek to help agencies build and manage the new IT environment. We chose 17 firms based on a number of factors, including the relevance of their offerings to key federal needs, how well they were represented on contract vehicles, their ability to make strategic alliances with other companies and their efforts to reach out to the federal market. 

Microsoft

Microsoft announces winners and finalists of the 2013 Partner of the Year awards
May 20, 2013

“The 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. “We applaud each of our partners for demonstrating exceptional dedication in working to solve the most pressing technology challenges facing our mutual customers today. Congratulations to each award winner on this recognition.”

BJC Today Newsletter

When sharing information is critical
by Patty Johnson and Kathryn Holleman
March 2013

According to Debbie Mays, BJC director fo emergency preparedness and safety, "Disaster teams throughout the region log in to E•SPONDER to share information about the disaster and logistics of the response, such as who is responding and how; the number of victims and types of injuries; the type and level of care needed; hospital beds available; and staffing and supplies needed. This information is vital for hospitals involved to determine their response to the disaster."

Government Security News

IACP 2012: NC4 and Tampa PD have collaborated on SafeCop info-sharing system
by Jacob Goodwin
October 3, 2012

NC4 SAFECOP™ is being lauded as a true game-changer. “We think SAFECOP will revolutionize policing,” said Tampa Police Department’s spokeswoman, Laura McElroy. “It is the only tool that provides critical crime data at lightning speed.”

MyFOXTampaBay.com

Latest weapon for Tampa police: Software
September 7, 2012

Tampa's new crime-fighting tool, NC4 SAFECOP™, allows officers to police smarter. Developed and designed in concert with NC4, Tampa Chief of Police Jane Castor insisted, "It will revolutionize the way Tampa polices the city."

Hospitality Lawyer.com

Risk Management vs. Big Brother
June 2012

As travel professionals working in the aftermath of 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and the July 2005 London underground bombings, our reality includes helping to ensure the safety and security of travelers in a world full of tsunamis, nuclear threats and SARS.

Tampa Bay Times

Republican National Convention
June 26, 2012

Tampa's use of the system from NC4 will allow police to send alerts to scores of building managers and downtown businesses in real time, and it will let those recipients respond with questions and their own observations about what's happening.

NICE Systems

NICE Integrates Early Warning Capabilities of NC4 Risk Center into NICE Situator
March 28, 2012

NICE today announced that it has developed a solution that integrates NICE’s industry-leading open Situation Management solution, NICE Situator, with the NC4 Risk Center service. The solution enhances the situational awareness picture in NICE Situator by leveraging NC4’s early incident warning capabilities to alert command and control centers to relevant threats and situations.