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On The Editor's Desk

TechSec 2019 program is here!

November 14, 2018Paul Ragusa

Security Systems News is excited to announce the education program for our TechSec Solutions conference, Feb. 25-26, 2019, in Delray Beach, Fla., at the Delray Beach Marriott. This year's TechSec Solutions' theme—Securing a Connected World—looks at how new technologies are being used in real-life scenarios and how they are leveraged by security professionals—integrators, consultants, manufacturers and end users—to provide cost-efficient and highly effective security services...

TechSec, TechSec 2019

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On The Editor's Desk

Big year ahead for biometrics

February 1, 2017Paul Ragusa

LOUISVILLE, Colo.—Biometrics are coming of age, and 2017 has the potential to be a big year for the continued adoption of biometric technologies, according to Acuity Market Intelligence, which released its "Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity" for 2017 this week. "Biometrics and digital identity are often perceived as threats to privacy and security," Maxine Most, Principal of Acuity Market intelligence said in the announcement.. "However, taken together these technologies have...

Acuity Market Intelligence, biometrics, blaine frederick, Cloud, Cloud+, EyeLock, Iris, Jeff Kohler, TechSec

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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...

Cloud+, Cybersecurity, Rodney Thayer, Security Systems News, TechSec, theme of ISC West 2016

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General News

Clearing up cloud confusion

August 17, 2015Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Cloud pioneers—security manufacturers who say they're fully committed to cloud-based systems—believe it's only a matter of time before all security systems rely, to some degree, on the cloud.Cloud-based security systems are faster, cheaper and more flexible than traditional security systems, they say. So why isn't the migration to the cloud a done deal? There is confusion about the cloud, according to Christian Morin, director of cloud services for unified security...

Brivo, Christian Morin, Cloud, Dean Drako, Diebold, Eagle Eye Networks, Genetec, Jeremy Brecher, Steve Van Till, TechSec

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News and Notes

Digging deeper at TechSec

July 15, 2015Amy Canfield

Exec ed Martha Entwistle and I had an excellent conference call yesterday with SSN's TechSec Advisory Board. We're gearing up for the annual conference on new and emerging technology, and our advisors assist us as we determine programming. One thing I can say at this point is that the educational sessions at the TechSech conference Feb. 2-3 will be different from what you've heard over and over again. I attended ISC West and ESX, and the people I met with and the panelists at the sessions I attended...

Jeremy Brecher, physical security, Ralph Nerette, Security Systems News, Sharon Shaw, TechSec

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Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh

July 30, 2014Martha Entwistle

PROVO, Utah—Joe Albaugh, who today joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and also at the Federal Aviation Administration.Albaugh told Security Systems News in an email interview that he will be “focused on converging activities across the corporate IT, product development, operations and physical security areas within...

Chief Security Officer, cyber security, Department of Transportation, FDA, Federal Aviation Administration, home automation, home security, Joe Albaugh, PSA-TEC, Security Systems News, TechSec, Vivint

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Also Noted

NICE, UNICOM Government help secure Miami airport

October 1, 2013SSN Staff

RA'ANANA, Israel and LOS ANGELES, Calif.—NICE Systems and UNICOM Government are providing a runway incursion detection system to secure the airfield operations area at Miami International Airport, the companies announced. Integrators are using NICE Situator to coordinate video, radar, CPS tracking and the airport's first-responder communications system, the news release says. With the detection solution, security personnel can spot unidentified objects on the runway or respond quickly to an...

corry hong, lauren stover, Miami International Airport, NICE Situator, nice solutions, ray davlos, TechSec, unicom government, Yaron Tchwella

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Monitoring Matters

State of the cloud: Is it safer than you think?

September 19, 2012Rich Miller

Is your cloud provider secure? That question, the basis of a TechSec forum in February, came to mind again this week with the release of Alert Logic's “State of Cloud Security Report—Fall 2012.” The company, a provider of security solutions for the cloud, issued the report after analyzing more than 70,000 security incidents among 1,600 business customers. Among the key conclusions was that “on-premise IT infrastructure is more likely to be attacked, more often, and through...

Alert Logic, Brian McIlravey, PPM 2000, Security Systems News, TechSec

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Diebold and DVS on when to use bleeding-edge technology

February 15, 2012Martha Entwistle

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—In deciding to use bleeding-edge technology, you need to eliminate legacy alternatives, weigh the risks and rewards, ensure all stakeholders are informed and aboard, and then proceed very, very carefully, according to Kevin Engelhardt, VP of security operations for Diebold, and Phil Santore, principal and managing partner for consulting group DVS.“There's a reason they call it bleeding edge,” Engelhardt said.Engelhardt and Santore participated in an educational...

Diebold, DVS, Kevin Engelhardt, Phil Santore, TechSec, World Trade Center

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Monitoring Matters

SW24 sees bright future for guards

February 15, 2012Rich Miller

“Guards, gates and guns.” That was the standard for the security industry 20 years ago, as cited by Edward Levy, VP and global head of security for Thomson Reuters, during his keynote address at last week's TechSec conference in Delray Beach, Fla. But while technology has clearly raised the bar since then, allowing many companies to reduce the number of boots on the ground, a contradictory fact remains: The age of the guard is not over. To prove the point, look no further than the streets...

Edward Levy, Jay Stuck, SecureWatch24, SW24, TechSec

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