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iluminar appoints Pierre Bourgeix to Board of Advisors

February 12, 2021SSN Staff

IRVINE, Calif.—iluminar, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, has appointed Pierre Bourgeix, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of ESI Convergent LLC, a global security consultancy, to its board of advisors. “We are excited for Pierre Bourgeix to join iluminar’s leadership group,” iluminar President and CEO Eddie Reynolds said in the announcement. “Pierre brings a wealth of knowledge and security experience to the...

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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...

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Are thermal cameras our best defense against COVID-19?

April 1, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Thermal cameras and devices are being used today during the coronavirus outbreak to help detect elevated temperatures in humans, providing a first line of defense in at least identifying those who are exhibiting signs of a fever. But, as we have discovered, the use of this technology is only part of the overall screening process, and there are challenges with using thermal cameras for this purpose, especially if someone is symptomless yet still contagious.To get a closer look...

COVID-19, ESICONVERGENT LLC., Pierre Bourgeix, Thermal technology

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What is the integrator's role in the modern era of security?

March 10, 2020Pierre Bourgeix

As we move toward a converged security model and systems become more virtual and cloud based, the role of the integrator is dramatically changing while at the same time becoming much more challenged and challenging.For the better part of 50 years, the integrator's primary source of income was derived from selling and installing equipment. Profits stemmed from margins produced by reselling equipment and creating RMR around services, installation and monitoring. Parts (on-premise equipment and application...

commerical security, ESICONVERGENT LLC., Pierre Bourgeix, systems integrator

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How big data is affecting security

December 4, 2019Pierre Bourgeix

Since the late 20th century our world has faced a technological revolution mostly based on the transmission, use and classification of data. This movement was led in part by the establishment of the computer and later the intranet. With the birth of machine learning and transmission of data via an unsecured infrastructure, we gave rise to a playground for corruption, theft, fraud and every other acronym espoused by the bad actor.This understanding between good and bad has been playing out for the...

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Physical security governance guidelines

October 31, 2019Pierre Bourgeix

At the core of the Physical Security Governance conversation is the ability or inability of organizations to collaborate and communicate between silos such as operations, human resources, finance, etc. Best practices, policies and procedures are often thwarted by ineffective collaboration and management within the enterprise. I have found that although the desire is clearly explicit, the action is far from perfect.Building physical security governance through proper policies and procedures cannot...

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SSN unveils new conference, advisory board and look

August 14, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—There is a lot of excitement at Security Systems News these days as we unveil our new SecurityNext conference, our newly formed Editorial Advisory Board and a new look and refresh to our logo (see below), weekly Newswire and print publication.First and foremost, we are proud to announce the new SSN Editorial Advisory Board (click here for headshots and bios) to help guide content for the publication and our SecurityNext conference, Feb. 9-11, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel...

Don Erickson, Jim Henry, New Ownership, Newswire, Pierre Bourgeix, Rebrand, Refresh, Rick Rector, Security Systems News, SecurityNext

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Specifically Speaking with Pierre Bourgeix

November 1, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

What services does the company provide and what vertical markets does the company specialize in?We focus on converged assessments within information technology, operational technology, and physical security systems and technology, as well as IoT technology convergence assessments. ESICONVERGENT LLC focuses primarily on manufacturing, technology companies, municipalities/government, utilities, and healthcare.How did you get started in security and designing/specifying?I started in the barrier industry...

ESICONVERGENT, Pierre Bourgeix, Security Systems News, Specifically Speaking

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