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5th annual CISA National Cybersecurity Summit postponed due to Hurricane Ian

Cybersecurity

5th annual CISA National Cybersecurity Summit postponed due to Hurricane Ian

September 30, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Earlier this week the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced their decision to postpone their fifth annual National Cybersecurity Summit as a result of Hurricane Ian. As part of the national response body dedicated to the reducing risk to infrastructure the CISA stated they would be focused on working with the public and private sector to respond and facilitate recovery efforts in the face of loss of essential services like energy, water, and transportation. “While...

Ashley Gramby, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Hurricane Ian, Jen Easterly, Lauren Zabierek, National Cybersecurity Summit


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Rich Armour joins technology board of Option3

September 30, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK – Specialist cybersecurity private equity firm Option3 have announced that veteran chief information security officer Rich Armour has joined their technology board. Option3 is hoping the addition of Armour will, “…offer insight and strategic direction on the firm’s investment strategy.” The appointment coincides with a period of growth for Option3 for its C2 mid-market Cybersecurity Private Equity fund and focused investments in a variety of areas like military...

Chief Information Security Officer, Cybersecurity, Dell Computers, General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Manish Thakur, Option3, private equity, Rich Armour, U.S. Department of Defense


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ISC East

General News

ISC East keynote speakers announced

September 30, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK—ISC East, one of the Northeast’s leading security and public safety events, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s conference. NFL Chief Information Security Officer Tomás Maldonado and MetLife Stadium Vice President of Stadium Technology Ryan McKenzie will headline the 2022 SIA [email protected] East Keynote Series with the presentation “NFL...

ASIS NYC, Dr. Elli Voorhees, ISC East, John Miller, Mary Beth Shaughnessy, MetLife Stadium, NFL, Osama Bin Laden, RX Global, Ryan McKenzie, Security Industry Association (SIA), SIA [email protected] East, Tomás Maldonado


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Azena expands on smart camera platform with new options

September 29, 2022SSN Staff

MUNICH – Video analytics and smart camera platform provider Azena has expanded on their offerings with new integration options and enhanced device and project management. Enhanced integration means that Azena’s software can be more easily incorporated into users existing video management systems (VMS). That way system integrators can now add cameras with AI-enabled analytic functions with ease, giving them wider control over large groups of applications and smart devices running on...

A.I.-analytics, Azena, Madhav Varma, smart camera platform, smart cameras, video analytics, video management system


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Matthew Tomao joins ISS as Regional Business Manager

September 29, 2022SSN Staff

WOODBRIDGE, N.J.—ISS (Intelligent Security Systems), a global provider of video intelligence and data awareness solutions, announced that industry veteran Matthew Tomao has joined the company as a Regional Business Manager for North America. Specifically, Tomao will be responsible for driving the company’s sales and business development efforts across all markets in the northeastern U.S. Tomao, a U.S. Army veteran, began his career as an estimator designing and engineering...

ISS, Jacob Jablonski, Joel Griffin, Matt Powell, Matthew Tomao, Mutual Security Services, Peace of Mind Technologies


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Nice

Suppliers

Nice completes transformation of Nortek Control

September 29, 2022SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nice, a global manufacturer of smart home, security, and building automation solutions, has announced the completed transition from Nortek Control to Nice North America.  This milestone strengthens the Nice global brand and solidifies its position as a powerhouse in North America. Partners, including dealers, integrators, builders, and distributors, will benefit from its broad portfolio for residential, commercial, and industrial solutions, deeper partner programs,...

Luca Longhin, Mark Owen Burson, Nice, Nice North America, Nortek Control


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BigID introduces data deletion capabilities to reduce risks

September 28, 2022SSN Staff

NEW YORK – Data intelligence platform, BigID, announced today the introduction of data deletion capabilities to enable organizations to quickly delete sensitive and personal data across data stores. The new functionality applies across several data storage platforms including Google Drive, MySQL, Snowflake, AWS S3, and Teradata among others. The application also allows users to meet certain privacy regulation requirements and reduce attack surfaces that will improve an organizations...

AWS, BigID, data intelligence, data security, Google Drive, MySQL, Snowflake, Tyler Young


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Defendify talks rebrand and updates to website and app

Cybersecurity

Defendify talks rebrand and updates to website and app

September 28, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

PORTLAND, Maine – Cybersecurity platform Defendify has followed up on its recent funding round and user base expansion with a redesign of their website as well as updates to their app for improved ease of use for customers. Touted as an all-in-one cybersecurity solution, the Defendify platform streamlines cybersecurity assessments, training, detection, policies and testing into a single SaaS solution that can fit an organization’s needs, even those with small IT teams. The redesign...

Cybersecurity, Defendify, Emily Carville, funding round, IT, Marketing, Rebrand, SaaS


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Monitoring Matters

A Lack of Trust

September 28, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Last week I wrote a story about the anti-trust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against Swedish company Assa Abloy to prevent their acquisition of the hardware and home improvement division of Spectrum Brand Holdings.  To give you an idea of the tone for this blog my other titles were, “Passing Go” and “Hungry, Hungry Hippos”. Preaching a parable about corporate greed would be misplaced in a B2B focused publication however, so I would instead...

anti-trust, Assa Abloy, AT&T, Hulu, Jonathan Kanter, Netflix, Spectrum Brand Holdings, Standard Oil, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)


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Keeper Security recognized by GigaOM as enterprise password leader

September 27, 2022SSN Staff

CHICAGO – This week analyst firm and media company GigaOm has recognized cybersecurity software company Keeper Security as an Enterprise Password Management Leader in their most recent password management report. GigaOm weighs each considered vendor based on their, “…execution, roadmap, and ability to innovate.” Those vendors are placed on the GigaOm Radar, which gauges their strengths in comparison to each other and the judging criteria. “The closer to the center...

Cloud-based services, Cybersecurity, Darren Guccione, Don MacVittie, enterprise password management, GigaOm, Keeper Security


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