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Four Moms, One Cause

April 7, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of the security industry coming together for a common cause – the fight against cyberattacks. Two weeks later, another national threat has brought a quartet of security moms together for a great cause. Driven by the passion of Elisa Mula, Founder, EM Designs (EMD), LLC, she and three other moms in the security industry - Min Kyriannis, Managing Director, JMK Group; Antoinette King, PSP, Key Account Manager, Axis Communications; and Janet Fenner,...

Antoinette King, Elisa Mula, Janet Fenner, Min Kyriannis, Moms in Security

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Come together, right now

March 24, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It was just two weeks ago when my blog offered a cautionary tale about the Verkada security breach and stressed the importance of making the necessary investment to prevent cyberattacks like that from happening to other businesses. Fast forward to today, and while I have no idea if my blog ignited a spark, I have been extremely pleased by the overwhelming response of the security industry recently in the battle against cyber threats. Let’s start with the first collaboration announced...

Andrew Lanning, ASIS International, Electronic Security Association, InfraGard, Kasia Hanson, Min Kyriannis, Security Industry Association (SIA), The Monitoring Association (TMA)

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Cybersecurity On The Editor's Desk

Cybersecurity shortfall a national emergency

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

The cybersecurity industry is currently facing a monumental shortfall in security professionals. That is the urgent message sounded from the latest (ISC)2 report from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, which noted, “There is a lack of capable, fresh, new talent within the industry. Talent that is vital to uphold national cyber defense capabilities.” This is sobering news following the recent SolarWinds attack, among other noteworthy national breaches. In...

Cybersecurity, Min Kyriannis, Pierre Bourgeix

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General News

Min Kyriannis honored with Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award

October 19, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Min Kyriannis as the 2020 recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, an annual distinction recognizing leadership in security industry collaboration. Kyriannis is the managing director of EMD/JMK and co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS) New York. SIA will present the award to Kyriannis during Securing New Ground on Wednesday, Oct. 21. “Creating and extending partnerships...

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Technology and Trafficking: The tick-tocking time bomb

September 15, 2020Elisa Mula and Min Kyriannis

Human trafficking is a topic that needs to be addressed, especially by having conversations about it with loved ones. Unfortunately, many keep quiet or do not realize how close these criminals are to people — they can be your neighbors, friends or even people you work with. The recent arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell shows just how easily it is for predators to manipulate and prey upon people. Min Kyriannis, cybersecurity expert: Years ago, children were often taught never to talk to strangers;...

Cybersecurity, Min Kyriannis, Stop Child Trafficking Now

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Specifically Speaking with Min Kyriannis


Specifically Speaking with Min Kyriannis

June 3, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

NEW YORK—Security Systems News caught up with cybersecurity expert Min Kyriannis to talk about her more than 20 years experience, creating a cybersecurity program for building operational systems and the blending of cyber-physical security. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? Jaros, Baum & Bolles is an MEP engineering firm that has been around for over a century. It has numerous core services, one of which is low-voltage. When I was...

Baum & Bolles (JB&B), cyberssecurity, Jaros, Min Kyriannis, Specifically Speaking

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Proactively going head-to-head with cyber threats

December 18, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

I recently read an article stating that the biggest cyberattack of 2020 has already happened. Needless to say, this sparked my attention, plunging my mind into thoughts of sophisticated cybercriminals who have already hatched a plan attack that's just sitting in wait, ready to emerge when prompted. While I don't promote, condone or encourage using scare tactics as a way to educate others and prompt them to take action, this does sound a bit scary; so, I reached out to some cybersecurity experts and...

Baum & Bolles, cyber security, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Jaros, Min Kyriannis, SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board, Tiffany Pressler

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How companies can fight against cyber threats

December 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As 2019 closes, 2020 is full of new possibilities and opportunities. While it's a time for growth, change and newness, cyber criminals are lurking in the background ready to strike. The threats that these criminals have planned for the new year have already been months in the making and are far from cookie cutter. Therefore, companies must be alert and ready.“Defending a company against them [cyber threats and crimes] requires a broad approach,” Christian Nascimento,...

Christian Nascimento, Comcast, cyber security, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Min Kyriannis, phishing, Security Industry Association, SIA, SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board

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Women in Security

Women in Security: Min Kyriannis

December 9, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As a very technical person, Min Kyriannis, associate, cybersecurity & technology business development, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, started her career in IT and networking, but she also drifted into more creative pursuits. “I decided to design; I did a jack of all trades,” she said. “I actually did some modeling and I did food and nutrition where I started catering and single-handedly cooked for 50 to 100 people at a time.”She then decided to get married, although no one knew, and...

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Formjacking, a newer way of stealing personal data online

October 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Cyber Security Awareness Month is in full swing; social media is buzzing with extremely helpful content and resources, mostly of which is free to help businesses and individuals gain and stay in control of their digital worlds. As the saying goes, “you learn something new every day,” or you should. Through social media related to #NCSAM, #cybersecurityawarenessmonth and #BeCyberAware, I heard about a newer way hackers are stealing data - formjacking. I knew the term “jacking”...

Cybersecurity, formjacking, Joe Gittens, Min Kyriannis, Security Industry Association

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