Skip to Content

Tag: IST


On The Editor's Desk

Eidola, created for integrators to ensure cybersecurity

March 30, 2016Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—Have you heard enough about cybersecurity dangers for physical security integrators and manufacturers? Here's a new, and perhaps more welcome, angle of the cybersecurity story. At the Interoperarability Fest on Wednesday night, April 6 at ISC West, you'll be able to see "Eidola." Click here for time and location. What's Eidola? It's a technical automation and security system lifecycle management platform that's designed to help integrators and installers secure their installations...

Andrew Lanning, Cybersecurity, Eidola, IDmachines, IST, Sal D'Agostino, security systems integrators


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

General News

Guest Commentary: Technology trends in paradise

March 28, 2016Andrew Lanning

HONOLULU—A group of 100 technology folks brought some serious security thought-leadership on topics such as identity management, cybersecurity, privacy and big data during the Hawaii Information Communication & Technology Association's (HICTA's) “Trends in Technology” trade show, which took place in Honolulu in March.Of course, it's reasonable that smart people like to travel to Hawaii, too, but what really struck me was how relevant both physical security and cybersecurity have...

Andrew Lanning, HICTA, IST


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

On The Editor's Desk

PSA-TEC: Integrators on how to adapt and thrive

May 6, 2015Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The subtitle for this year's “State of the Integrator” panel discussion at PSA-TEC was “Adapt or Die.” Despite the foreboding subtitle, the panelists' outlook was decidedly optimistic ... for some integrators anyway. Panelists agreed that independent integrators who do not embrace changing technology and update to service-centric business models will not survive, but Jorge Lozano, president of systems integration firm Condortech, pointed out why independent...

Bill Bozeman, Brent Franklin, Christine Lanning, Condortech, IST, Jorge Lozano, PSA Security, PSA-TEC, Ron Oetjen, Securadyne


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

Lanning illuminates simple cybersecurity step for integrators

May 6, 2015Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Part of every integrator's cybersecurity strategy right now should be a very basic step, configuring 802.1x on exterior cameras, according to Andrew Lanning, co-founder of systems integration firm IST, which is based in Hawaii.“It's a really simple way to increase the security of the solutions you're putting out there,” Lanning said. Configuring 802.1x will not prevent every breach, but it's an important part of a “layered defense,” he said.Lanning...

802.1x, Andrew Lanning, Cybersecurity, IST, PSA-TEC 2015


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

On The Editor's Desk

Women and security technology

May 7, 2014Martha Entwistle

I'm here at PSA-TEC in Westminster, Colo., where today I had a chance to catch up with Christine Lanning, president of systems integration firm IST. Christine and her husband Andrew (CEO) founded IST, a PSA Security owner, in 1998. Here's a story I wrote about the company a couple years ago. This year, Christine was honored as one of this year's Women's Security Council 2014 Women of the Year. IST just finished moving its headquarters to a new facility that they own, (and saving 30 percent owning...

Andrew Lanning, Bethany Taylor, Christine Lanning, Dakota Security, ISC, IST, Kirsten Klokis, Northland Control Systems, PSA-TEC, SIA


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Commercial

IST doubles service revenue

November 17, 2011Martha Entwistle

HONOLULU—At the suggestion of a new operations manager, Integrated Security Technologies decided to install a new customer service portal in 2010. As a result, the company doubled its service revenue in one year.“It's great. Customers love it,” explained Christine Lanning, president of IST, which is a member of PSA Security. “They can go online and enter their problem, and they're notified about when a tech will show up, what actions were taken, and when we resolved the issue.”IST...

Andrew Lanning, Christine Lanning, Honolulu, Integrated Security Technologies, IST, Lenel, OnGuard


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon