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40 under 40: Ben Brown, Microsoft

April 22, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ben Brown, CPP, is only 31, but he has already amassed quite a resume in the security industry at such a young age. With a background that includes what he calls “a unique marriage” of corporate security, military experience, and higher education in the global security field, Brown currently serves as the senior special security operations manager for the Security Center of Excellence within Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation division. Brown, who...

Ben Brown, Microsoft, SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2021

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Former Microsoft CSO, U.S. Secret Service director join RaySecur advisory board

February 7, 2022SSN Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—RaySecur, a security imaging company with the world’s first DHS Safety Act-designated millimeter wave (mmWave) desktop scanner for mail and package threat detection, announced that former Microsoft CSO Mike Howard and former U.S. Secret Service director Mark Sullivan have joined its advisory board. Both bring a wealth of experience in their respective fields of corporate security and executive protection. Their addition to RaySecur’s advisory board further highlights...

Alex Sappok, Ph.D., Barack Obama, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, George W. Bush, Mark Sullivan, Microsoft, Mike Howard, RaySecur, U.S. Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service

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HID Global simplifies digital certificate lifecycle management with Microsoft

October 26, 2021SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced that users of its cloud-based PKIaaS offering can now automate the lifecycle management of digital certificates used with devices managed via the Microsoft Intune mobile device and application management service. The HID solution eliminates the need for human intervention when issuing and renewing certificates that enable employees to use their mobile devices to easily access their organization’s...

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Chicago Transit Authority, Genetec, Intel and Microsoft partner to improve transit safety

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Chicago Transit Authority, Genetec, Intel and Microsoft partner to improve transit safety

March 8, 2021SSN Staff

CHICAGO—Building on the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA’s) existing measures to keep bus and train service timely, efficient and safe, City Tech Collaborative (City Tech), Genetec, Intel and Microsoft are developing new tools to provide real-time insights on CTA occupancy across multiple vehicles. A pilot implementation on CTA’s 79th street bus line will allow CTA to proactively meet route ridership demand, reduce both passenger crowding and wait times, and provide a safe,...

Chicago Transit Authority, Genetec, Intel, Microsoft

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CTA selects Microsoft as cloud platform for all-digital CES 2021

October 26, 2020SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced it has selected Microsoft as its technology partner for the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021. “CES is a truly global event, unique in its scale and audience diversity,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president of CES. “For an all-digital CES, we sought a platform that allows attendees from around the world to participate easily and securely.” Microsoft will provide solutions, support and the...

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The first-ever Cybersecurity Women of the Year Awards

August 1, 2019SSN Staff

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—An influencer, a hacker, a top legal mind and a “barrier breaker” sounds like the start of a very interesting joke or riddle, doesn't? But what's even better is these are the names of some of the first recipients of the Cybersecurity Women of the Year (CSWY) awards, held in Las Vegas on August 5 at the Lotus Room in the Luxor Hotel.The awards will be presented at an inaugural gala during the week of the Black Hat, DEFCON and B-Sides Las Vegas conferences. These...

Adobe, B-Sides, Black Hat, Cloud Security Alliance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Women of the Year, DEFCON, Intel, ISSA, Las Vegas

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News and Notes

Smart home wars heating up

June 22, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Just as we have seen with the smart phone revolution, the battle for the smart home looks like it will be just as hotly contested, as there is no denying that consumers today are embracing the smart home concept. Studies are popping up weekly confirming that demand is increasing for smart home products and services as homeowners learn more about smart home and home automation technology available today. The latest research, from market research firm Berg Insight out of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that...

Amazon, Apple, Berg Insight, Google, Microsoft, smart home

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On The Editor's Desk

From Microsoft to Google at Cloud+

December 9, 2015Martha Entwistle

At the very last session of the Cloud+ conference, Brivo's Jonathan Healey noted that the Cloud+ conference began with a speaker from Microsoft and ended with a speaker from Google. "Five years ago [the idea that you'd have that line-up at a physical security conference] would be preposterous, he said. He's right, our industry has come a long way in five years. That was a recurring theme at the Cloud+ conference, but we've also got a long way to go. Speaker after speaker talked about the opportunities—for...

Cloud+ conference, Cybersecurity, Google, Microsoft

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Microsoft tells Cloud+ attendees to find the right cloud

December 9, 2015Amy Canfield

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud is here to stay, and physical security pros would be wise to get on it.That's the message Monica Hopelian, cloud specialist for Microsoft's state and local government team, put forth in her keynote address at the inaugural Cloud+ conference, held here.She related the move to cloud to the industrial revolution. It used to be that factories produced their own power. When the power grid came along, factories were concerned about whether they could trust the power...

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Total Security showcases property to expand business

May 8, 2013SSN Staff

ELMONT, N.Y.—Total Security, a loss prevention and security installation company based here, plans to expand its business through a new campaign that will showcase its work in New York City, according to a press release. The campaign will begin with an assessment of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Manhattan home. “The goal of our campaign is to create a sense of urgency when it comes to New York City safety and surveillance and then provide an affordable solution,” stated Matthew...

740 Park Avenue, Geovision Hybrid DVR, Geovision IP cameras, Manhattan, Microsoft, New York City, Paul Allen, SSN, Total Security

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