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Home automation company goes public

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Home automation provider Control4 had a successful IPO on Friday Aug. 2. The company offered 4,000,000 shares of its common stock for $16 per share. The shares began trading on the NASDAQ market.

The share price quickly climbed to $20.70 in what Business Insider called a “stellar IPO. … That gives the 10-year-old, Salt Lake City, Utah, company a valuation of about $446 million. Not bad considering it had 2012 revenues of $109.5 million and posted a loss from operations every year since 2008.”

The stock closed at $21.06 on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

One winner in the deal, Business Insider pointed out, is Cisco, which made an undisclosed $20 million investment in the company in 2011.

Business insider says that Cisco “also signed on to sell a Cisco-branded version of its products and to help Control4 develop new products. … Control4 is part of Cisco's big vision of a brand new tech market called the Internet of Things (although Cisco prefers the term the Internet of Everything). IoT refers to putting all the inanimate objects in your home, office and city on the Internet and making them interactive."

And speaking of the Internet of Things, we had a great panel discussion at TechSec last year about that touched on that topic, and we’ll be doing more on it this year. We’re putting the program together right now. Look for details around ASIS time.

 

TechSec 2018 educational program announced

IHS Markit’s Jim Dearing to kick off the conference as the first keynote speaker
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12/13/2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—For years, Security Systems News’ TechSec Solutions conference has been the industry’s premier event to delve into the most current trends in the security industry and look toward future tech. SSN is proud to announce the lineup of speaker and educational sessions for the 2018 conference, held here Feb. 26 and 27.

Nominations open for Security Systems News’ ‘20 under 40’ Class of 2016

Nominate a colleague or yourself
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05/06/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—If you have an exceptional colleague, one who deserves recognition for their work in the security industry, we’d like to hear about them. Security Systems News is calling for nominations for its annual “20 under 40” awards.

Tony Cassell: Security is part of the culture at Dropbox

Dropbox global security director shares strategies, principles for designing a security program and a tip about how to make beer a part of a security program
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02/03/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In his keynote address at TechSec Solutions this week, Dropbox global security director Tony Cassell shared principles and lessons for designing and implementing a security program, and he emphasized the importance of integrating security into company culture.

Meet Dropbox (and former Facebook) global security director at TechSec

Tony Cassell to deliver keynote address at TechSec Solutions
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01/13/2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Tony Cassell, global security director for Dropbox, will deliver the keynote address at TechSec Solutions, the industry’s premiere new and emerging technology conference, which will take place here Feb. 2-3.

In the Big Easy, it's not always easy

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Just days before the 50th Super Bowl will take place, the assistant chief of public safety for New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which has hosted many of those spectacular games in the past, will discuss what goes into protecting thousands upon thousands of spectators.

Ross Bourgeois will speak at the TechSec Solutions conference on Feb. 3 in Delray Beach, Fla. The conference, presented by Security Systems News, will be held Feb. 2-3 at the Marriott there. The conference brings together security directors, integrators, installers, industry experts and advisors, manufacturers and consultants to look at where physical security is headed and how businesses can seize new opportunities.

Bourgeois, a former New Orleans police officer, will talk about what it takes to ensure safety at a decades-old venue in the heart of a “small big city.”

Bourgeois also is in charge of security for the downtown Smoothie King Center, home to Final Four college basketball championships and more, and Champion Square.

What does he seek to secure his urban facilities? What are his frustrations with the security industry? How does he meld customer service with making sure fans stay safe?

This interactive session will offer valuable information for those who work in other verticals.

Bourgeois is a 2015 SSN “20 under 40” End User award winner and will be honored, with his fellow awardees, at the conference.

We’re looking for your best young integrators and end users

SSN accepts nominations for ’20 under 40’ awards
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04/28/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Take a look around at your co-workers and your customers. Who are the tech-savvy integrators and end users with the security smarts and drive to lead the industry of tomorrow?

Weathering the Blizzard of 2015 while preparing for TechSec

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

As what has been forecasted to be an epic blizzard bears down on us here in the Northeast—and from what the howling wind sounds like outside it would seem the forecast will come to fruition—we are making our final preparations for TechSec 2015 in sunny, warm, blizzard-free Florida.

We're thankful the storm is hitting now so as not to delay us from flying down to Delray Beach next weekend for what we expect to be one of the greatest TechSec conferences ever. (Check out the lineup ... )

Meanwhile, though, I have to think of some of our conference participants, those security folks out there in the blizzardy trenches. Just last week, Martha and I were speaking with Ralph Nerette, our second-day opening speaker—and also a recent past “20 under 40” award winner. Ralph is the director of security and emergency management at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston with excellent insights into the ever-growing health care security vertical.

Early during our conference call, Ralph said there had been a shooting next door at Brigham and Women’s Hospital that he was closely monitoring; it was having an impact on security at DFCI, what with all the police officers and police helicopters in the area and nearby roads cordoned off.

A few minutes later, he had to end our call to deal with the fallout at his hospital in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Brigham cardiac surgeon Michael Davidson’s and the suicide of the shooter.

Giving Ralph some time to breathe, I sent an email to him this past Monday to reschedule our discussion in advance of TechSec. He responded quickly that he was in the middle of preparing his hospital for the blizzard, but that he would get back to us as soon as he could. He’s a busy guy, that Ralph.

Ralph is a dedicated professional, one of many whom you will meet at TechSec. His talk, “Five things you may not know about health care security,” will be moderated by the always entertaining Rob Hile, director of strategic accounts for SureView Systems. We are pleased to have both of them participate in our conference, along with all the many other dedicated, insightful security pros who are scheduled to speak and those who will offer ther expertise from the audience.

I look forward to seeing you at TechSec. And stay safe (and warm!) out there everyone!

New ASIS president named

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11/25/2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Dave Tyson, senior director, information security and CISO for SC Johnson, will become president of ASIS in January.

Tyson has nearly 30 years of experience in enterprise security, ASIS says.

SSN and SDN ‘20 under 40’ to be honored at TechSec Solutions

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09/16/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—The members of Security Systems News’ and Security Director News’ “20 under 40” classes of 2014 will be announced in October and honored at a special reception at TechSec Solutions, the premier conference dedicated to new and emerging security technology, conference organizers announced.

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