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Monitoring Matters

It’s a natural musk, unfortunately

November 1, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Yesterday I did something I promised myself I wouldn’t do, which is talk about Elon Musk. I now find myself breaking that promise two days in a row to explain myself, because you might ask yourself, “What does Elon Musk have to do with security?” It’s a good question! Tangentially a lot of things really. His Tesla model electric cars contain a full suite of modern security and monitoring features of course. I find myself yearning for a simpler time when that’s...

Elon Musk, Facebook, Meta, MySpace, Parag Agrawal, Peter Zatko, Reddit, Saudi Arabia, Security, Tesla, TikTok, Twitter

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Monitoring Matters

Invasion of privacy?

September 23, 2020Ginger Hill

We live in a time when people are up in hypothetical (and sometimes real) arms about protecting their privacy. The hot topic and nearly constant debate of facial recognition … the fact that almost everyone has a smartphone with video and camera at their fingertips … video cameras placed across our cities … and while I appreciate these technologies, there is something coming that I’m not too sure about: Project Aria. Facebook recently unveiled this, labeling it a new...

Data privacy, Facebook

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General News

Tony Cassell: Security is part of the culture at Dropbox

February 3, 2016Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In his keynote address at TechSec Solutions this week, Dropbox global security director Tony Cassell shared principles and lessons for designing and implementing a security program, and he emphasized the importance of integrating security into company culture."Making security a part of the culture is much easier than forcing it on your employees," Cassell said.Cassell has worked at several startups. Before joining Dropbox he designed the first security system for Facebook....

Dropbox global security director Tony Cassell, Facebook, Northland Controls, TechSec Solutions

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20 Under 40

End Users '20 under 40' 2014—Zachary Bettencourt

December 11, 2014Amy Canfield

Zachary Bettencourt, 29 Global security programs manager, Facebook As the manager of Facebook's Global Security Programs team, Bettencourt's responsibilities include driving the global security strategy through formal development and implementation of directives, processes and best practices; creating global learning and development training; and the maturity of security knowledge resources, communication and company security awareness initiatives. His team also enhances risk mitigation...

20 under 40, 2014, Facebook, Zachary Bettencourt

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General News

Readers lukewarm on social media and its benefit

July 9, 2014Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—The latest SSN news poll shows that while the bulk of readers may be using social media, not all of them are convinced of its effectiveness as a business tool.Most readers (64 percent) said they're active on the standard social media platforms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. But opinion is more divided on the question of whether social media usage actually translates into added accounts, with 43 percent saying they've seen no noticeable benefits, versus 34 percent who...

Facebook, Jim Carino, Neil Licht, Physical Security, Social Media, Twitter

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Also Noted

Facebook funds fire alarms in schools

May 9, 2013SSN Staff

MENLO PARK, Calif.—Social media giant Facebook donated $20,000 on Friday to a nonprofit here that facilitates the installation of monitored fire alarms in schools, a move founders hope will inspire others to match the company's contribution, according to an article from the MenloPark-AthertonPatch, an online news site. The Ravenswood City School District will be the fund's first beneficiary, according to Virginia Chang Kiraly, who founded the organization, called the Ring The Bell Fund, the...

California, Facebook, fire alarms, Ring The Bell Fund

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Is your social media strategy up to par?

February 13, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Yelp. If your alarm company isn't familiar with these big hitters in social media, eventually it will be—whether you like it or not. The key is to embrace the tools that otherwise could be used against you, or at the very least used by your competition to profit at your expense. That was one of the messages delivered by the Central Station Alarm Association during a Feb. 6 webinar, “Is Your Social Media Strategy Up to Par?”...

Facebook, Honeywell, Intertek, Michael Kremer, Strategic Initiatives Group, Teresa Brewer, Twitter, Yelp, YouTube

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