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A shot in the arm

October 4, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I’ve decided that the theme of this week’s blog will meander a bit more than usual, since there’s a couple of topics to check off the list. First off, I wish you all the best health as it feels like it’s finally transitioning to fall here in Arizona. That’s normally the time of year when bugs start going around. This might be the first year on record that the virus you have to watch out for is a computer virus. I want to say the past two months have been host...

Athena Security, infrastructure, Ransomware, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), ZeroEyes

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Johnson Controls strong Q2 performance punctuated with a dedication to sustainability


Johnson Controls' strong Q2 performance punctuated with a dedication to sustainability

May 8, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

CORK, Ireland – Johnson Controls builds on its solid Q1 performance and finishes the second fiscal quarter 2023 with numbers exceeding guidance. At a glance the highlights show Johnson Controls with Q2 reported sales of +10% versus the prior year; +13% organically. A Q2 GAAP EPS of $0.19; Adjusted EPS of $0.75, up 19% versus prior year. Their Q2 orders are +8% organically year-over-year, and a record backlog of $11.7 billion, increased 9% organically year-over-year. CEO George...

2023, Artificial Intelligence (AI), backlog, decarbonization, George Oliver, infrastructure, Johnson Controls (JCI), margin expansion, Olivier Leonetti, OpenBlue, Second Quarter (Q2), smart buildings, Sustainability

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Also Noted

Dr. Lisa Porter joins Fortress Information Security board of directors

January 18, 2023SSN Staff

ORLANDO, Fl. – Fortress Information Security has welcomed Dr. Lisa Porter to the supply chain cybersecurity and critical infrastructure company’s board of directors. Dr. Porter previously held the office of Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for research and engineering, sharing the responsibilities of the Undersecretary in research and development, and prototyping activities for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In addition she also served as: Executive Vice President of In-Q-Tel...

Cybersecurity, Fortress Information Security, In-Q-Tel (IQT), infrastructure, Lisa Porter, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), supply chain, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Zero-Trust

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Sleigh bells and whistles, or I’ll be home security for Christmas

December 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

By the time you’re reading this I’ll be gone. On a short holiday break of course, nothing nefarious. I should be right back into the saddle next week as we get ready to say our goodbyes to 2022, and what a year it’s been! Financial predictions for the security industry from physical to cyber says business is booming. AI-driven analytics appear to be the market to keep an eye on as we move into 2023, and global shake ups to hardware production might see a changing landscape...

Athena Security, infrastructure, Physical Security, security industry, Security Systems News (SSN)

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SecuriThings collaborates with Hanwha Techwin on physical security device management

December 20, 2022SSN Staff

TEL AVIV, Israel – SecuriThings has enhanced its cooperation and collaboration with Hanwha Techwin in a move meant to enable customers to manage and secure their physical security infrastructure more effectively and efficiently.   SecuriThings wrote in their release that their increased cooperation would allow physical security teams to reduce asset downtime and truck rolls, device cyber protections, and full visibility and compliance with IT policies and standards. Hanwha customers...

Hanwha Techwin, infrastructure, Physical Security, Roy Dagan, SecuriThings, vMark Heintzman

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Cybersecurity promoted as part of Canadian Indo-Pacific strategy


Cybersecurity promoted as part of Canadian Indo-Pacific strategy

November 28, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

OTTAWA – On Nov. 27, Canada produced its anticipated Indo-Pacific strategy which outlines among other commitments a strong interest in boosting cybersecurity for the region. In a press release issued by the Canadian Global Affairs officedescr, it described Canada as a Pacific nation, and stated that the Indo-Pacific region will play a role in Canada's future. The document outlines Canada's roadmap in the area over the course of the next decade beginning with an investment of...

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Cybersecurity, Indo-Pacific, infrastructure, Justin Trudeau, Mélanie Joly, Ransomware

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Structural Integrity

October 12, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

When you think of infrastructure your mind probably wanders to buildings, public transportation, the interstate system, or possibly the pothole on the street outside your house the city refuses to fill that could house a small family now. However, infrastructure is a word that’s been popping up regularly in my stories lately, especially in cybersecurity. I’d like to say its for a good reason, but the truth is that our cybersecurity infrastructure is incredibly vulnerable. In the...

CommonSpirit Health, Cybersecurity, digital license plate, infrastructure, public transportation

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Milne to take Pivot3 to market 'on a grand scale'

January 13, 2016Martha Entwistle

AUSTIN, Texas—Pivot3's new chief marketing officer, Bruce Milne, has a resume full of enterprises he has helped grow. He believes Pivot3, a supplier of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), has “credibility and momentum” and presents a “huge opportunity for the physical security integrator.” Milne said he was drawn to Pivot3's “fantastic technology” and was impressed with its established customer base, noting that the company has 1,600 customers...

Bruce Milne, HCI, infrastructure, Physical Security, Pivot3, storage, VDI

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General News

Global market for mass transit security to grow 76 percent by 2018

December 3, 2014Spencer Ives

LONDON—The global mass transit security market will grow 76 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a TechNavio report that assesses the value of this market through examining surveillance, infrastructure, and identification.“We believe the mass transit security market in America to be valued � a little over $3.2 billion and we believe this market might go as high as $5 billion by 2018,” Navin Rajendra, senior TechNavio analyst, told Security Systems News. This would equate to a...

identification, infrastructure, mass transit security market, surveillance, TechNavio

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