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Archive: August 2020


Announcing ESX 2020 TechVision, People's Choice Award winners

General News

Announcing ESX 2020 TechVision, People's Choice Award winners

August 31, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the exclusive media partner with Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in announcing the 2020 ESX TechVision Challenge and People’s Choice Award winners, a “Shark Tank” style business pitch to identify the best product or service, the Security Systems News team is excited to share this year’s recipients. Traditionally held in conjunction with the in-person ESX conference, this year’s TechVision Challenge and People’s Choice Award proceeded as...

ESX, ESX Innovation Awards, TechVision Challenge


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Antoinette King

Cybersecurity

Network-centric U.S. military systems and the rise of CMMC

August 28, 2020Antoinette King

The digital revolution has enhanced military capabilities in so many positive ways. In the U.S., this is referred to as a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) (Stiennon, 2015). Reconnaissance through unmanned aerial and marine vessels; the use of GPS to refine target coordinates; and digital communications are just some examples of systems that have been enhanced to provide the military with enhanced capabilities resulting in a reduction of casualties and improved efficiency. However, with this...

AI, artificial intelligence, Cybersecurity, encryption, Internet of things, IoT, NIST


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General News

Mission 500 Golf Challenge tees-up for children in need

August 28, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, will host the Mission 500 Golf Challenge will take place Monday Sept. 21, 2020 at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro, N.J., beginning at 8:30AM and culminating with cocktails and dinner at 4:00PM. Proceeds raised at the event will benefit the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Children’s Camp. The camp makes it possible...

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Monitoring Matters

Cyberattacks skyrocket, part two

August 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Jumping into the nitty-gritty of the six most popular cyberattacks used against U.S. companies, in which cyberattacks shot up 93 percent over the past 12 months, I engaged the help of cybersecurity expert, Rodney Thayer, convergence engineer at Smithee Solutions LLC. Let’s explore what each of the six attacks are and what you can do to help prevent them. But, first, a little about Thayer … “I was a software developer building communications protocols; therefore, I was doing...

Cybersecurity, Rodney Thayer


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Companies seeing rise in cybercrime

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Companies seeing rise in cybercrime

August 26, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With so many companies working from home, combined with hosting more online and virtual events and meetings, malicious cyber activity has been increasing as cyber criminals take advantage of so many people letting their guard down during this time. This month's News Poll looked to gauge what SSN readers are experiencing, and many confirmed what the latest research is showing. In fact, over the past 12 months, cyberattacks on U.S. companies shot up by 93 percent, according...

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Steve Teig

Suppliers

Shifting from sensors to 'perceivers'

August 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Motivated to find a way to take cloud-level analytics, which are useful to do face recognition, object detection and voice understanding, and put that ability at the edge, Steve Teig, CEO of Perceive, and his team went to work using machine learning and neural networks to build and deploy software, tools and a tiny chip, Ergo, that makes it possible to keep digital analytics at the edge. “The objective of my effort, Perceive, is trying to upgrade the whole idea...

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Facial Rec

General News

SIA unveils facial recognition guide

August 26, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) released its new policy principles guiding the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. SIA believes all technology products, including facial recognition, must only be used for purposes that are lawful, ethical and nondiscriminatory. “SIA recognizes that some community leaders have expressed deeply-held views calling for the end of facial recognition technology use by law enforcement and the private sector,”...

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Gil Briman

Suppliers

BriefCam appoints Gil Briman as CEO

August 26, 2020SSN Staff

BOSTON—BriefCam, a provider of Video Content Analytics and Video Synopsis solutions, recently announced the appointment of Gil Briman as its Chief Executive Officer. “Gil is a stand-out international technology executive with an impressive track record of market-leading business growth, operational excellence and innovation,” Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, CEO and General Counsel of Canon USA, Inc. and chairman of BriefCam, said in the announcement. “His strategic...

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Monitoring Matters

Cyberattacks skyrocket, U.S. companies targeted

August 18, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

When I hear the word “skyrocket,” it always reminds me of fireworks bursting overhead, spraying beautiful, illuminating dots and sparkles of color across a black nature canvas. However, when it comes to cyberattacks, there’s nothing beautiful at all about them; they’re detrimental. Take a moment to really think about these malicious assaults that gain unauthorized access to a victim’s device. Sensitive data can be stolen, computers completely taken over and harmful...

Atlas VPN, cyber crime, cyber incidents, cyberattacks, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity


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Specifically Speaking with J. Kelly Stewart

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Specifically Speaking with J. Kelly Stewart

August 18, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

LEESBURG, Va.—In this month’s feature, Security Systems News highlights the work of J. Kelly Stewart of Newcastle Consulting LLC, who talks about his dream job in the Secret Service, as well as designing and specifying AI applications including edge computing, 5G networks and blockchain. What is your role at Newcastle Consulting LLC? I serve as the Managing Director & CEO, spearheading a Security Risk Management Consultancy that provides proactive, predictive, and responsive advice...

J. Kelly Stewart, LLC, Newcastle Consulting, Specifically Speaking


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