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Monitoring Matters

Cyberattacks skyrocket, part two

August 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Jumping into the nitty-gritty of the six most popular cyberattacks used against U.S. companies, in which cyberattacks shot up 93 percent over the past 12 months, I engaged the help of cybersecurity expert, Rodney Thayer, convergence engineer at Smithee Solutions LLC. Let’s explore what each of the six attacks are and what you can do to help prevent them. But, first, a little about Thayer … “I was a software developer building communications protocols; therefore, I was doing...

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General News

SIA open protocol approved as international standard

June 8, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Developed and maintained by the Security Industry Association (SIA) OSDP Working Group since 2011, the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard to improve interoperability among access control and security products, has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard. “This is really exciting for the industry,” Anthony...

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On The Editor's Desk

Cybersecurity, the big theme of ISC West 2016?

March 16, 2016Martha Entwistle

When we did an educational session at TechSec 2014 about the possibility of security systems falling victim to an APT (advanced persistent threat), cybersecurity wasn't something we heard about every day at Security Systems News. Here's a link to a story about that educational session. Times have changed. As we do advance ISC West show reporting this year, cybersecurity is cropping up over and over again. A standard story we do each year is about the biggest booths at ISC West. Here's a link to...

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General News

TechSec educational program announced

December 21, 2015Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—TechSec Solutions, the industry's premiere conference dedicated to new and emerging security technologies, announced its lineup of educational sessions for 2016.The conference will take place at the Delray Beach Marriot here Feb. 2-3.The first session will be “Biometrics: Battle of the body parts.” Moderator Ray Coulombe of Security Specifiers will take a look at four leading technologies—facial recognition, eye scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry. Then,...

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Specifically Speaking with Rodney Thayer

April 23, 2015Martha Entwistle

Your background is in IT security, and your company focuses on cybersecurity and network vulnerabilities in physical security, how and why did you make the move into physical security specifying?A few years ago I attended a conference sponsored by the local Infraguard chapter that brought together IT and physical security practitioners. They had a “convergence” track and the main speaker was from the physical security world. I was invited to provide a cybersecurity/adversary/hacker view....

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