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Archive: October 2020


On The Editor's Desk

AI tops megatrends list for 2021

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

It is fitting the Security Industry Association (SIA) released its Security Megatrends list on the opening day, Oct. 21, of Securing New Ground (SNG), its annual conference that brings together the industry’s best to talk about current “trends” that are shaping the industry. It is also that great time of the year where we celebrate the accomplishments of industry’s brightest stars with three security legends — Denis Hébert, Min Kyriannis and Andrew Lanning —...

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SecurXperts approved as vendor for DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) marketplace

October 21, 2020SSN Staff

BALTIMORE, Md.—The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), named SecurXperts as an approved vendor to participate in the certification, accreditation and licensing process for the companies that will play critical roles in the CMMC ecosystem. Early this year, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) released the first iteration of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework, which requires DoD contractors and subcontractors to obtain third-party...

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News Poll: Readers weigh in on web security, safety for children

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The article “Technology and Trafficking: the tick-tocking time bomb” by Elisa Mula, founder, EMD Designs Inc., and Min Kyriannis, managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York, opened our eyes to a real reality that is potentially affecting the safety and security of our children. In this month’s New Poll, we asked readers for their thoughts on this important but seldom looked at topic that revolves...

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Specifically Speaking with John Weston

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Security Systems News’ monthly column features John Weston, owner of Unified Network Consulting, LLC based in Dallas, who has more than 25 years experience designing systems. Please talk about your security consulting firm and your role as owner. Unified Network Consulting, LLC is a technology consulting and project management firm that provides services for the planning, design, solution procurement and execution of any size project. We have more than 25 years of experience...

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ACRE partners with WaveLynx Technologies

October 21, 2020SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced that the ACRE brands — RS2, Vanderbilt and Open Options — will launch ACT ID, a new cloud-based mobile credential application. “Mobility is an integral part of the goal of forward-thinking enterprise organizations, as more organizations look for way to leverage more touchless access control and seamless visitor management...

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PASS releases 2020 update to safety and security guidelines for K-12

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which offers the most comprehensive information available on nationwide best practices specifically for securing school facilities, from subject matter experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors. Coinciding with National Safe Schools Week 2020, Oct. 18-24, the release of the fifth edition builds upon the existing guidelines primarily with additional...

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Andrew Lanning named SIA Progress Award winner

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Andrew Lanning as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Progress Award, an honor presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum to celebrate individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. SIA will present the award to Lanning during Securing New Ground on Wed., Oct. 21. Lanning is the co-founder at Integrated Security Technologies, a member of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and holds a...

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Min Kyriannis honored with Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Min Kyriannis as the 2020 recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, an annual distinction recognizing leadership in security industry collaboration. Kyriannis is the managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York. SIA will present the award to Kyriannis during Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Creating and extending partnerships...

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Denis Hébert to receive SIA’s George R. Lippert Memorial Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Denis Hébert, president of Feenics, as the 2020 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA. Hebert will receive the award during a virtual SIA Honors presentation held as part of Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Hébert has been a longtime association volunteer and...

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On The Editor's Desk

Mission 500 scores a hole-in-one for those in need

October 14, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

We here at Security Systems News were very excited to sponsor a highly successful golf outing that was recently held to benefit families in need and The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Children’s Camp. Mission 500’s successful event brought security professionals out for a day of golf that benefited families in need as well as helped The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Children’s Camp support those children badly injured in fires. The charity golf...

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