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Archive: February 2024


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Clint Sand joins SimSpace

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

BOSTON – SimSpace, a US-based provider of high-fidelity cyber ranges, has announced Clint Sand as its new Chief Product Officer (CPO), effective February 21, 2024. The company reported that Sand will play an instrumental role in spearheading SimSpace’s product management, content, design, and platform engineering teams as the company adds further AI/ML-based capabilities to their technology. SimSpace said that Sand’s strategic appointment strengthens its executive leadership...

Clint Sand, Cybersecurity, SimSpace, software as a service (SaaS), William Hutchison


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Viking Electronics 2024 catalog now available

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

HUDSON, Wis. – Viking Electronics Inc. has announced the release of its brand-new 2024 Product Catalog. The company said that its catalog features many new innovations, as well as its core products – such as emergency phones, door entry systems, paging amplifiers, mass notification systems, hot line phones, and more. The catalog is reportedly a comprehensive “go-to” resource - offering countless ideas and custom solutions for “Access Control” to “Zone...

2024, Access Control, catalog, Mike Busby, Viking Electronics


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Administration announces initiative to bolster cybersecurity of U.S. ports

Cybersecurity

Biden-Harris Administration announces initiative to bolster cybersecurity of U.S. ports

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden-Harris Administration has announced it will issue an Executive Order to bolster the nation’s port security, alongside a series of additional actions it said will strengthen maritime cybersecurity, fortify supply chains, and strengthen the United States industrial base. The Administration also announced its intent to bring domestic onshore manufacturing capacity back to America as the result of an over $20 billion investment in U.S. port infrastructure under...

cyber threats, Cybersecurity, manufacturing, port security, President Biden, White House


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TMA appoints Randy Rickert as new GSOC Council co-chair

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced the appointment of Randy Rickert to the co-chairmanship of its Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) Council. In this important role, Rickert joins seated Committee Co-Chair Richard Flores, Puget Sound, in leading TMA’s GSOC Council. Rickert is currently the manager, global security operations, corporate security & business resilience for Thrivent Financial. “My organization has been a TMA member for 20 years....

Celia T. Besore, Randy Rickert, Richard Flores, The Monitoring Association (TMA), Thrivent Financial


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Wavelynx adds Company ID in Samsung Wallet to NFC Wallet portfolio

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Wavelynx has announced the expansion of Company ID for its mobile wallet solution in partnership with Samsung. With Company ID in Samsung Wallet, users can now instantaneously access spaces and places at work using their Galaxy mobile device. Leveraging NXP Semiconductors’  secure MIFARE 2NFCGO that is designed to manage digitized MIFARE product-based credentials, this expansion makes Wavelynx the first global manufacturer to offer a comprehensive mobile...

NXP Semiconductors, Robert Lydic, Samsung Wallet, Wavelynx


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Sentry Enterprises names Joseph Hayes chief product officer

February 22, 2024SSN Staff

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Digital identity solutions provider Sentry Enterprises has announced the appointment of Joseph Hayes as its new chief product officer. With an impressive career that spans over a decade across giants such as Mastercard, Visa, and Walmart, Hayes brings to Sentry a wealth of experience in the digital payments and identity sectors. "Joseph's track record of innovation and his hands-on experience with digital wallets, tokenization, and real-time payments are exactly...

Joseph Hayes, Mark Bennett, Mastercard, Sentry Enterprises, Visa, Walmart


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Omnilert Unveils Third Generation of AI Visual Gun Detection System

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Omnilert unveils third generation of AI visual gun detection system

February 21, 2024SSN Staff

LEESBURG, Va. – Omnilert, a provider of active shooter solutions, announced the release of its third-generation AI visual gun detection system, featuring significant advancements. According to the company, Omnilert Gun Detect now protects hundreds of schools, universities, hospitals, retail and commercial buildings, and other organization facilities and campuses around the country. The enhancements made in this new release improves hardware efficiency, enterprise management and gun detection...

Active Shooter, Chris Grollnek, Dave Fraser, Gun Detection, Omnilert, Omnilert Gun Detect


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Securitas training 10,000 data center professionals

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Securitas training 10,000 data center professionals

February 21, 2024SSN Staff

STOCKHOLM – Securitas has revealed that it aims to certify 10,000 officers as data center security and safety professionals following the establishment of the Global Clients Data Center Group in 2023. Securitas said it’s now taking an important next step by strengthening the skills of its security officers by introducing a certification for managing data centers’ diverse security challenges with efficiency and expertise. Calling data centers the unseen backbone that enables everything...

Access Control, Bert den Hartog, Data Center, Magnus Ahlqvist, Milton Plet, Securitas, Security Officers


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Christian Morin

Monitoring

Genetec introduces Security Center SaaS

February 21, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

MONTREAL—Calling it "a new chapter in the technology evolution of the physical security industry," Genetec has introduced Security Center SaaS, a massively scalable, open, and unified software as a service solution (SaaS).  Security Center SaaS was built with cybersecurity and privacy at its core, with the new offering combining access control, video management, forensic search, intrusion monitoring, automation, and many other advanced security capabilities,...

Christian Morin, Genetec, Global Press Summit, ISC West, Michel Chalouhi, Security Center SaaS, security operations center (SOC)


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Tracy Larson

Women in Security

WISF feature : ‘This industry is exciting and very special,' says Tracy Larson

February 21, 2024Kenneth Z. Chutchian, Contributing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—To say that Tracy Larson has made her mark in the security industry is an understatement. Larson serves as president and founding partner of WeSuite, a provider of industry-specific sales software for security, IT and AV integrators, based out of White Plains, N.Y. “We enable security systems integrators, alarm, fire, and technology companies to record and track prospects, accurately and profitably estimate material, labor, chargeable items and recurring services,...

2024, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Janet Fenner, Mission 500, Sandy Jones, Security Systems News (SSN), SIA TIME (Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education) program, SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF), StrengthenHER committee, Tracy Larson, WeSuite


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