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John Acosta, The Clarient Group

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Specifically Speaking with John Acosta

September 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role at the company? I am the Lead Security Consultant for The Clarient Group (TCG). I design and specify all the security systems required in a project, and work with my teammates to integrate the security systems with other building systems, to the greatest extent possible. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? I have been very fortunate to be in positions to design the full gamut of security systems both physical and...

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Specifically Speaking with J. Kelly Stewart

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Specifically Speaking with J. Kelly Stewart

August 18, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

LEESBURG, Va.—In this month’s feature, Security Systems News highlights the work of J. Kelly Stewart of Newcastle Consulting LLC, who talks about his dream job in the Secret Service, as well as designing and specifying AI applications including edge computing, 5G networks and blockchain. What is your role at Newcastle Consulting LLC? I serve as the Managing Director & CEO, spearheading a Security Risk Management Consultancy that provides proactive, predictive, and responsive advice...

J. Kelly Stewart, LLC, Newcastle Consulting, Specifically Speaking


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Specifically Speaking with James Krile

June 24, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role and what kinds of systems do you design/specify including services you provide?My primary roles include project management, design of information, communications and technology (ICT)/security systems, mentoring/training for ICT designers, and technical lead within the ICT practice center.Heapy is a full service PMET design firm with additional services in commissioning, building optimization and energy modeling.As senior technology project manager I design and manage all types of...

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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 initially...

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Specifically Speaking with Forrest Gist

May 20, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

How did you get started in security and designing/specifying?I’ve always loved music and video technology. As a young boy, I loved listening to records on my parents’ stereo and would eventually find myself making cassette tape mix compilations to listen to in the car. Fast forward a bit and I found myself attending university, studying engineering with a side gig serving as a DJ for the local college radio station. Eventually, I graduated with an electrical engineering degree and got a job at...

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Specifically Speaking with Andrei L. Ivan

March 25, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role at the company?As a Physical Security Manager, also known as a Section Manager, I am responsible for personnel management (development/training, staffing, communications, etc.) of a functional group of security consultants.I am overall responsible for the direction and leadership of a section of 11 personnel. Areas of responsibility include general roles supporting the overall department/division and specific roles relative to the section, which include but are not limited to: recruitment,...

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Specifically Speaking with Jeremy Barndt

January 22, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? Spectrum Engineers is a full service engineering company offering MEP, audiovisual, telecommunication, active IT, security, surveillance, access control, acoustics, lighting, data center, structural and other design services. I specialize in the technology disciplines of security, surveillance and access control as well as audiovisual, telecommunications and data center design.What vertical markets does the company...

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Specifically Speaking with Terry Harless

December 4, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

Security Systems News caught up with Terry Harless, senior technology consultant with Burns & McDonnell, who talked about his consulting career, the advancement of ground-based radar (GBR) technology and the future for security, in general.What's your role at the company? I have several roles within the company including mentoring physical security specialists, performing electronic security design, performing quality control for security design and assessment projects, and assist our business developer...

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Specifically Speaking with Nicholas M. Stefantsiv

August 21, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

What's your role at the company?I design and manage any low voltage systems in our Boston office projects, and collaborate with all of Bala's Technology Systems group team members in other offices.What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide?Bala's Technology Systems group designs telecommunication and structured cabling systems, electronic security systems and audio-visual systems. On the electronic security side, we design access, intrusion and video systems....

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Specifically Speaking with Scott Bain

July 19, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

What is your role at the company and what kinds of systems do you design/specify?As Founder, my mission is to make cities safer. SecuroGroup & Safer City Convergence Server (vGRID) have a vision to connect Police and Public Safety to millions of existing cameras across cities throughout the world.SecuroGroup provides four things: Independent consultancy focusing on CCTV and the complex networks to reach them without introducing cyber security risks; Programme/Project Management; Managed Services...

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