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Ventech Solutions promotes Dass to Chief Delivery Officer

August 12, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

COLUMBUS, OH. – Technology and healthcare solutions provider Ventech Solutions has named Katherine Dass as its Chief Delivery Officer.  Dass assumed the position on August 1, 2022, and reports to Chief Executive Officer Tonia Bleecher. A five-year veteran of Ventech Solutions, Dass joined the company in 2017 leading efforts in client relationship and delivery among other projects. "Kathy is a visionary leader in the health care IT field, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our executive...

IT, Katherine Dass, Tonia Bleecher, Ventech


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Coalition launches OCSF collaborative cybersecurity initiative

August 12, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS – At the Black Hat USA 2022 conference today a coalition including AWS, Splunk, and Broadcom together with 15 other companies announced the Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework (OCSF) project. The OCSF is an open-source effort that seeks to unify efforts against cyber attacks by adopting a more universal standard of procedures and tools to confront the challenges posed. Breaking down the data silos inherent in the process will allow security teams to focus on parsing data and...

AWS, Black Hat, Cybersecurity, Mark Ryland, OCSF


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Women in Security

Women in Security Feature: Stephanie Weagle, Atakama

August 12, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) continuing series highlighting the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on Stephanie Weagle, Chief Marketing Officer for encryption company Atakama. Weagle’s role involves “driving and executing the company's go-to-market strategy, product and market positioning, demand generation, partner and field marketing,...

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ESA's Executive Management Professionals (EMP) Group accepting new members

August 11, 2022SSN Staff

DALLAS—The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) announced that its Executive Management Professionals (EMP) Group is accepting applications for new members. The EMP Group is the leading community for individuals charged with the strategic and financial leadership of electronic security integration and monitoring companies. It tackles issues such as company valuation, financing, business model development, mergers and acquisitions, human capital development, executive leadership,...

Dee Ann Harn, Electronic Security Association (ESA), ESX, Executive Management Professionals (EMP) Group, RFI, Scott Hightower, Verified Security


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Global GRAB Technologies acquires Innovo Security Works product lines

August 11, 2022SSN Staff

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Perimeter security and hostile vehicle mitigation product and services provider Global GRAB Technologies announced it has acquired the product lines of Innovo Security Works LLC, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of gates, fences, and other physical security barriers, as well as the assets of Crisp Barriers. "Global GRAB's product lines acquisition of Innovo Security Works LLC and Crisp Barriers immediately expands upon Global GRAB's industry-leading proprietary...

Brian Cooper, Crisp Barriers, Global GRAB Technologies, Innovo Security Works, Mark Horne


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Snap One acquires Clare Controls

August 11, 2022SSN Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C —Snap One, a manufacturer and distributor of smart living technology, has announced the acquisition of Clare Controls, maker of the ClareOne smart home and security system. Terms were not disclosed. Since Snap One entered an exclusive distribution partnership with Clare Controls in 2019, the ClareOne system has become a go-to for Snap One partners, providing a hybrid smart home and security solution for entry- to mid-level applications. Mike Jordan, Snap One SVP of Control...

Brett Price, Clare Controls, Mike Jordan, Snap One


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Monitoring Matters

Security vs. Convenience

August 10, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about passwords. I mean, who doesn’t do that these days?  Using a new streaming service? Password. Changing financial institutions? Password. Starting a new job? Probably a dozen new passwords. In a recent blog I discussed just how prevalent the data breach has become in our daily lives and how much is affected by it. It reveals our security vulnerabilities all the way down to our habits. That kind of problem isn’t targeted at any...

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Hikvision releases K-Series NVRs for advanced video analytics

August 9, 2022SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Hikvision, a manufacturer and supplier of security products and solutions that deliver a combination of high performance and extreme value, has introduced K-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) with AcuSense video analytics. Equipped with embedded AcuSense technology, this NVR series employs deep learning algorithms to detect and classify targets, focusing exclusively on human and vehicle events to produce reliable alarms.  “Our new K-Series NVRs provide...

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Per Mar Security Services announces expansion in Northern Wisconsin

August 9, 2022SSN Staff

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, one of the largest family-owned, full-service security companies in the Midwest, announced it has acquired Dream System’s security division, further expanding its customer base in Northern Wisconsin. For the past 22 years, Seth and Nicki Ferrin have owned and operated Dream Systems, a custom electronics consult, design, and integration company in residential and commercial verticals based in Weston, Wis. In the announcement to their security...

Brian Duffy, Dream Systems, Nicki Ferrin, Per Mar Security Services, Seth Ferrin


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i-PRO opens new global headquarters in Tokyo

August 9, 2022SSN Staff

TOKYO—i-PRO Co., Ltd., a provider of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art global headquarters in Tokyo. Manifesting the company’s ambitious growth plans since it became independent from Panasonic, i-Pro also announced it is relocating and expanding its R&D center in Fukuoka. Located in the vibrant business district Shinagawa, i-PRO’s new headquarters will become a new core hub to showcase...

Gerard Figols, i-PRO, Norio Hitsuishi, Panasonic


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