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ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security

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ESA, ASIS and SIA partner with InfraGard in support of national security

March 22, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

WASHINGTON—The Electronic Security Association (ESA), ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding with The InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) in support of the InfraGard Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council (ESI-CSC). The INMA leads the private sector side of the InfraGard public-private partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is comprised of professionals in critical infrastructure...

Andrew Lanning, ASIS International, Electronic Security Association, FBI, InfraGard, Security Industry Association


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Security industry creates coalition to fight war on cyber crime

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Security industry creates coalition to fight war on cyber crime

March 19, 2021SSN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine—With so much that has been going on in the cybersecurity space the past few months, leading global security industry organizations ASIS International, the Electronic Security Association (ESA), The Monitoring Association (TMA), PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have come together to fight the war on cybersecurity threats with a unified strategy. “As representatives of the security practitioners and security solutions providers responsible...

ASIS International, Cybersecurity, Electronic Security Association, PSA Security Network, Security Industry Association, The Monitoring Association


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Cobalt Iron secures patent for automatic, dynamic data collection

February 26, 2021SSN Staff

LAWRENCE, Kan.—Cobalt Iron Inc., a provider of software-as-a-service- (SaaS-) based enterprise data protection, announced that the company has been granted a U.S. patent entitled "Data Protection Automatic Optimization System and Method." Issued on Jan. 12, 2021, U.S. Patent #10891200 describes new capabilities for the Cobalt Iron Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform that enable automatic and dynamic adjustment to data collection activities in response to a detected event or condition. The...

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Cybersecurity On The Editor's Desk

Renewed national focus on cybersecurity?

February 17, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

Results from our recent News Poll on the impact of the new administration on the security industry, as well as the new administration’s recent National Security Council (NSC) appointments, got me thinking about the continued urgency for a stronger national cybersecurity posture here in the U.S., especially in light of the SolarWinds incident that the government is still trying to unravel. The truth is, we have known for some time now that nefarious actors can, and have been able to, get...

Cybersecurity, SSN News Poll


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Alcatraz adds three factor authentication to access control platform

February 15, 2021SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Alcatraz, developer of secure frictionless access control products, has added Three Factor Authentication (3FA) to the Rock facial authentication platform to deliver the ultimate in protection for high security areas and zero trust environments. “Three Factor Authentication using a biometric like facial authentication in the Alcatraz Rock platform is really one of the most secure ways to control access.” said Alcatraz Chief Revenue Officer Tina D’Agostin....

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Approach cybersecurity like it’s the Super Bowl, everyday

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Approach cybersecurity like it’s the Super Bowl, everyday

February 6, 2021Jeremy Rasmussen

TAMPA BAY—This year’s Super Bowl will be very different from years past given the impact of COVID-19. Only a fraction of the seats will be filled at Raymond James Stadium, which changes the dynamics for players and fans. As a resident of Tampa, and a Buccaneers fan, this is an exciting time for our city. But there’s also concern about the potential for domestic terrorism and law enforcement is on high alert. While there is a lot of attention on physical security surrounding the...

Cybersecurity, Super Bowl


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Alcatraz AI achieves ISO 27001 certification

February 1, 2021SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif—Alcatraz AI, developer of secure autonomous access control, announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The ISO 27001:2013 certification is an international standard designed to help create a robust ISMS that helps ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive company and customer information. “The Alcatraz team is proud to have achieved ISO 27001 certification as it validates...

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Cybersecurity shortfall a national emergency

January 27, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

The cybersecurity industry is currently facing a monumental shortfall in security professionals. That is the urgent message sounded from the latest (ISC)2 report from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, which noted, “There is a lack of capable, fresh, new talent within the industry. Talent that is vital to uphold national cyber defense capabilities.” This is sobering news following the recent SolarWinds attack, among other noteworthy national breaches. In...

Cybersecurity, Min Kyriannis, Pierre Bourgeix


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Global VPN downloads surge to 277 million in 2020

January 25, 2021SSN Staff

According to data based on the VPN Adoption Index by Atlas VPN, Virtual Private Network (VPN) downloads reached 277 million in 2020 worldwide, with the U.S. just making the top 10 with an adoption rate of approximately 12 percent. “The year 2020 will be remembered as a year when VPNs became mainstream since millions of people shifted to remote work amidst the coronavirus pandemic,” Atlas VPN COO Rachel Welch said in the announcement. “Among other things, to access a company's...

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Former ADT tech pleads guilty to hacking home security footage

January 25, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A former ADT home security technician has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking into customers’ video feeds, according to Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District Prerak Shah. “This defendant, entrusted with safeguarding customers’ homes, instead intruded on their most intimate moments,” said Shah. “We are glad to hold him accountable for this disgusting betrayal of trust.” Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old former ADT employee, pleaded guilty...

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