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Archive: July 2019


On The Editor's Desk

Industry confidence skyrockets, SIA reports

July 31, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

Security industry confidence continues to rise with the summer temps, according to The Security Industry Association's latest Security Market Index, a bimonthly measure and outlook for the security industry. While confidence in the state of the market had already seen a bump in May with a Security Market Index (SMI) of 63, up from the March SMI of 60, hopes are even higher this month with a July 2019 SMI of 71, SIA reported, noting that any Index above 50 indicates that conditions within the industry...

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Monitoring Matters

How to assess your company's cybersecurity risk

July 31, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

It finally happened. Temps reached into the 100s in Dallas as Cyber:Secured Forum helped some security professionals stay cool inside The Westin Dallas Park Central while learning actionable takeaways and best practices related to maintaining and improving cybersecurity of security systems and solutions. While I gather my thoughts to bring you a detailed rendition of the past two days, now would be a great time to do a cybersecurity risk assessment on your system. Here are my “4 Preliminaries”...

Cyber Risk, cyber security, Cyber:Secured Forum, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity Advisory Group


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General News

ASIS unveils GSX 2019 Innovative Product Award winners

July 31, 2019SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, the global membership organization for security management professionals, announced the recipients of its 2019 Innovative Product Awards (IPA) for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, to be held Sept. 8-12 in Chicago, Ill.The ASIS IPA competition, formerly known as Accolades, recognizes the security industry's newest, most innovative products, services and technology solutions. These peer-distinguished solutions address critical industry trends and reflect...

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Monitoring

TMA announces keynotes for annual meeting

July 31, 2019SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced its keynote speakers for the upcoming TMA 2019 Annual Meeting, including former Bridgestone Americas, Inc. CEO, President and Chairman Gary A. Garfield and Inc. Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg. TMA's 2019 Annual Meeting will take place Oct. 12-16 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.Garfield, known as “America's Turnaround CEO,” will share on Mon., Oct. 14 his personal story of leadership and extraordinary...

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Suppliers

Eagle Eye Networks and Alibi Security announce partnership

July 31, 2019SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Alibi Security, a national provider of video surveillance and access control technology, recently unveiled Alibi Cloud VS — a scalable, secure and cost-effective camera-to-cloud video surveillance platform that was developed in partnership with Eagle Eye Networks, a leader in cloud video surveillance technology.“With this launch, we are extremely excited to address several opportunities articulated by our Dealer network, and the channel in general,” said Brian...

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General News

Security pros team up for Mission 500's Florida Backpack Event

July 31, 2019SSN Staff

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—Students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla. will once again have essential school supplies, provided by the Mission 500 annual “Back to School Backpack Event.”This year's event will take place at Crosspointe Elementary on Aug. 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Security industry professionals, along with their family and friends, will participate in the activity to help assemble 700 backpacks filled with school supplies that Mission 500 will donate...

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Cybersecurity

Banking perspective on fraud and cyber risk: ideas for protecting your business

July 29, 2019Greg Buscone

As a career banker, protecting against fraud is top of mind regardless of whether we're in a paper- or technology-driven world. Fraud prevention practices are at the forefront of considerations for customers given that they are entrusting us with their money. As their commercial banking partner, offering a lens to ensure they're asking the right questions, taking the most prudent steps and applying a financially sound perspective to their fraud protection program is a unique value-add to their business.The...

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Suppliers

Convenience, security and savings drive growth of mobile credentialing

July 25, 2019Greg Berry

Access control cards and readers long ago replaced mechanical locks and keys for enterprise security. Now, those plastic cards are giving way to mobile credentials that communicate with readers using a smartphone virtual key.It's a rapidly growing solution. Mobile credential downloads are estimated to increase by more than 100 percent annually between the base year of 2017 and 2022. By 2022, about 20 percent of currently installed access control readers are expected to be mobile capable.Convenience,...

access control, Greg Berry, LenelS2, mobile, mobile access, Mobile Credentials


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Monitoring Matters

Artificial Intelligence (AI) necessary to respond to cyberattacks

July 24, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Being born in the late 70s, it's been amazing to watch the evolution of computers, the Internet, cyber and the like. I remember sitting in my junior high computer class—7th grade, I believe. Working with Basic on an Apple 2e, I created white coding on a black screen that made a man (stick figure) jump, dance and run when the user got the correct answer to the math problem presented on the screen. That, my friends, was high tech! Now, the graphics are realistic and some even interact with voice;...

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Commercial

American Defense Systems acquires Point Security

July 24, 2019SSN Staff

DALLAS—Today American Defense Systems announced the acquisition of Point Security, a fellow Brinks Home Security Authorized Dealer in Austin, Texas. While the transaction officially closed July 17th, both companies have been working together, installing smart security systems for Brinks Home Security. Curtis Kindred, CEO, American Defense Systems, has worked closely with Todd Fitch, CEO, Point Security for many years before deciding to join forces.American Defense Systems will continue to leverage...

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