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Specifically Speaking with Maria Gonzalez of TEECOM

December 16, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News caught up with Maria F. Gonzalez, CPP, principal, senior consultant at TEECOM based in New York, for our monthly feature on the top specifiers and consultants working in security.  What is your role at TEECOM? My technology design practice spans more than 18 years involved in the design, assessment, integration and management of security systems for leading companies in the technology, legal, real estate, healthcare, retail, museum, and educational...

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Specifically Speaking with William “Joe” Fallon

November 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—In Security Systems News’ monthly feature, Faith Group LLC Security Solutions Manager, Joe Fallon, RCDD, ESS, talks about how he leverages his Marine Corps’ experience with high-end optics and target tracking systems within video surveillance and electronic security. What's your role at the company? As the security solutions manager at Faith Group, I am responsible for resource assignment, training, QA/QC and general management of the Security team. ...

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Specifically Speaking with John Weston

October 21, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Security Systems News’ monthly column features John Weston, owner of Unified Network Consulting, LLC based in Dallas, who has more than 25 years experience designing systems. Please talk about your security consulting firm and your role as owner. Unified Network Consulting, LLC is a technology consulting and project management firm that provides services for the planning, design, solution procurement and execution of any size project. We have more than 25 years of experience...

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Specifically Speaking with Timothy Minor

September 30, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News talks with Founder and President of T.A.Minor & Associates Timothy Minor in our monthly column featuring top consultants within security. What kinds of systems do you design/specify including services you provide? We offer services to include Policy and Procedures, physical security assessments/ risk assessments, threat assessments, security planning and design, security project management, red teaming and simulations, training and presenter services,...

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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...

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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...

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


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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,...

1898 and Co., Andrei L. Ivan, Burns & McDonnell, SecuritySpecifiers, Specifically Speaking


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