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Honoring the Best Systems Integrators

September 22, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Working together for a common goal often leads to great things. Case in point – check out the top story on our website and you’ll notice the huge announcement we were proud to share this week, as PSA and Security Systems News joined forces to create the new Integrator of the Year and Bill Bozeman Awards, honoring the top systems integrators within the security industry. Months of planning between SSN Editor Paul Ragusa and Candice Aragon, vice president of marketing and events at...

Bill Bozeman, Candice Aragon, Paul Ragusa, PSA, Security Systems News


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Take me out to the ballpark!

September 15, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

I have to say I miss going to a sporting event and cheering on my favorite team, going to a concert, doing anything other than watching live events on TV! The energy and excitement of being there live, sharing in the moment with thousands of other like-minded people creates, hopefully, great memories. Unless your team loses, or the band stinks, but that is a different story! For sports fans (me included), the sight – and sound – of fans back in the seats and organized sports...

National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)


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Forever Young

September 8, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It’s website takeover time! For some reason, I had an 80s flashback when I started to write this blog on the “40 under 40” takeover happening this afternoon on www.securitysystemsnews.com. With visions of “Forever Young” dancing in my head (yes, I had a hard time choosing between the Alphaville song from the early 80s or the Rod Stewart hit from the latter part of the decade), we continue to honor the outstanding young professionals who are making their mark in the...

40 under 40, April Chastain, Daniel Clark, Kathryn Schultz, Master Sgt. Daniel Simpson


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Never Give Up ...

September 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

I enjoy writing feel-good stories, and the story we posted today on our site is just that – a truly inspiring article on why you should never give up on your dreams. Min Kyriannis’s story is not your typical “Family immigrates to the United States in search of the American dream” scenario. It’s a lot more than that. Kyriannis grew up in New York in Flushing, Queens (which happens to be my hometown) and has worked in a variety of technology and security roles for...

Amyna, Min Kyriannis


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The war on cyber …

August 25, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

There is one thing cybersecurity experts can guarantee … no sorry, it’s not invincibility against an attack! It is, unfortunately, an assurance that cyberattacks – in their many shapes, forms, sizes and intensity – will continue for the foreseeable future, ad nauseum! But that doesn’t mean we have to take it sitting down. The cybersecurity world, and security professionals as well, need to continue to do their part to stay one step ahead of these cybercriminals,...

Cybersecurity, Honeywell


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Paying the Price for Security

August 18, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

And the ransomware attacks just keep on coming. Add Fortune 500 company Accenture to the ongoing list of major companies that have been victimized and compromised in recent months as the Dublin, Ireland-based global cyber consulting firm was breached last week by a cyber threat using a strain of ransomware known as LockBit. Reports indicate that the hackers, known as LockBit 2.0, demanded $50 million in exchange for the more than 6TB of Accenture’s data they stole. A threatening message...

Cybersecurity, Ransomware


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An Inspiring, Courageous, Fulfilling Life Cut Too Short

August 11, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It’s not often that we at Security Systems News write an article that just tugs at your heartstrings and makes you want to hug your loved ones a little tighter. I just put together a feature that really tells a story of courage and inspiration that I wish had a happy ending, but unfortunately does not. The story of security coach/mentor Jeff Snyder is one that was brought to our attention by Min Kyriannis, CEO of Amyna Systems, who informed us that he passed away in June at the much too...

Duaine Styles, Greg Biegen, Jeff Snyder, Min Kyriannis, Yaron Levi


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Is video surveillance making a comeback?

August 4, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

It seems like all we have been talking about these days is access control. Sure, thermal and infrared technology continues to be a hot topic during the pandemic, but for many end users, it was, and still is in some respects, more about deciding if that even is the best technology to solve the problem. And, more importantly, if it is, finding the right company among a sea of companies trying to cash in on the thermal camera space.  Today, though, it is more about creating an...

network video surveillance, thermal cameras, video surveillance


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Information Sharing is Caring?

July 28, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Voluntary vs. Required. That debate regarding the sharing or reporting of vital information emerged in recent days after another salvo in the war on cyberattacks was fired in Washington, D.C. Last week, a bipartisan group of senators, led by Mark Warner (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), introduced a bill, titled the Cyber Incident Notification Act of 2021, that requires all federal agencies, contractors, and organizations considered critical to U.S. national security...

cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, legislative affairs


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Smart home, DIY driving security adoption

July 21, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

My first beat when I joined Security Systems News in 2016 was covering the residential scene, which fortunately for me, was undergoing an incredible transformation driven mainly by the rise of the smart home and, of course, the ability to control everything from our almighty phones. I remember the ceiling that security was trying to break through was that 25 percent mark for home security system adoption – a number the industry had been stuck at for quite some time. But back then, there...

DIY, Parks Associates, smart home


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