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DHS Announces New Artificial Intelligence Task Force

DHS Announces New Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently announced two new initiatives to combat evolving threats during his first address on the State of the Homeland Security.

Paxton Hires Wesley Greenhaw in Keeping with Growth Strategy

Paxton, the global brand of electronic IP access control, video surveillance and video intercom systems, has hired a new and experienced addition to their U.S. Training team as they continue to accelerate growth across North America.

New Research Shows Ransomware Attacks Resurge with Victims Doubling in 2023

New Research Shows Ransomware Attacks Resurge with Victims Doubling in 2023

Black Kite, provider third-party cyber risk intelligence, recently released its highly anticipated report, “Ransomware Threat Landscape 2023: Ransomware Resurgence”.

TSA Awards Up to $1.3 Billion to Procure Additional CT X-ray Scanners for Airport Checkpoints

TSA Awards Up to $1.3 Billion to Procure Additional CT X-ray Scanners for Airport Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the award of three orders for a combined total value of up to $1.3 billion for Computed Tomography (CT) scanners to include up to 426 base, 359 mid-size, and 429 full-size units, if all options are exercised, for deployment across TSA checkpoints starting Summer 2023

Report: Physical Threats to Business Increasing, But CEOs Are Unprepared

Report: Physical Threats to Business Increasing, But CEOs Are Unprepared

OnSolve, a critical event management provider that enables organizations to mitigate physical threats and remain agile when a crisis strikes, recently released its annual 2023 OnSolve Global Risk Impact Report, which found significant increases to three rising threats globally in 2022 when compared to 2021.

Program Announced for 2023 Security LeadHER Conference

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the inaugural Security LeadHER conference, an event designed to showcase women in security. Security LeadHER 2023 will be held June 12-13 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Quorum Cyber Sets Sights on North America

UK-based cybersecurity firm Quorum Cyber has announced its intention to focus on the North American market after achieving impressive year-over-year growth.

NRF Report Shows Organized Retail Crime a Growing Threat for Retailers

NRF Report Shows Organized Retail Crime a Growing Threat for Retailers

Organized retail crime (ORC) is a perpetual and burgeoning problem for the U.S. retail industry, and evidence suggests it is growing in both scope and complexity, according to a new report released today by the National Retail Federation.



Sotero Introduces Ransomware Protection Technology

In advance of RSAC 2023, Sotero has announced the availability of Sotero Ransomware Protection, giving organizations the ability to proactively protect unstructured data from attack by using behavior-based detection.

TSA Checkpoints Now Equipped with New State-of-the-Art 3-Scanners

A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography scanner that provides 3-D imaging has been installed at the TSA checkpoint, at Adirondack, NY, Regional Airport (SLK), and the checkpoint at Trenton-Mercer, NJ, Airport (TTN), providing critical explosives detection capabilities for screening carry-on items.

Making a Great Digital First Impression

Making a Great Digital First Impression

Onboarding customers digitally is a challenging juggling act for banks. Prospective customers will abandon the process if it doesn’t meet their expectations for an easy experience.

Michael Venoit Appointed New NAPCO Vice President of Sales, Fire & Security

NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. is pleased to appoint Michael Venoit, as the new vice president of Sales, Fire & Security at NAPCO, managing all Napco Security regional sales managers and accounts.

4 Ways VMS Implementation Can Transform Financial Institutions

4 Ways VMS Implementation Can Transform Financial Institutions

We’re in a world that’s becoming increasingly digital and financial institutions are no exception to that transformation. While the local branch can still directly manage money transactions or help a customer cash in rolls of quarters, more banks are leveraging technology that enables customers to engage with their banks using ATMs and apps for their money management.

Experience the Future of Security: Intellicene Revolutionizes the Industry with Groundbreaking Unified Security Management Platform

Transform security operations with unparalleled integration capabilities, unmatched scalability and performance, and unrivaled functionality for the modern security landscape.

Allied Universal Announces Acquisition of Elite Tactical Security in Las Vegas

Elite Tactical provides specialized security solutions to hospitality and entertainment clients throughout the Las Vegas area, including security and executive protection officers as well as explosives- and firearms-detection canine teams.

ISC West Sees Substantial Growth in Attendees

Touting impressive attendance figures, ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), saw a robust 56% year-over-year gain in attendance for ISC West 2023, hosting over 27,000 security industry professionals in Las Vegas from March 28-31 to learn, see, and experience the latest security technology trends.

Snap One Celebrates Five Years of Successful Local Store Growth

In March Snap One marked five years since the beginning of establishing a nationwide network of convenient local stores catering specifically to the custom integration and security markets. Currently, Snap One has more physical store locations as well as training centers than any other CI distributor in the United States, providing significant advantages to Partners.

Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) Issues Warning About Apple Device False Alarms

The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is a national leader in helping reduce unnecessary calls for service from alarm systems. Recently, SIAC issued a warning concerning false alarms created by the Apple iPhone 14 and Apple Watch.

Where Compliance Falls Short

Changes to our digital spaces in recent years have led to an increase in IT risk—especially in the healthcare space.

Kwikset Offer First Electronic Access Control Solution for Multifamily Locations

UNITE™ will give property managers and owners in the Multifamily sector a number of noteworthy benefits. Besides providing a more effective way to manage their properties, it will reduce key management time and costs while increasing profits.

Darktrace - Generative AI Changes Everything You Know About Email Cyber Attacks

Darktrace - Generative AI Changes Everything You Know About Email Cyber Attacks

In new data published today, Darktrace reveals that email security solutions, including native, cloud, and ‘static AI’ tools, take an average of thirteen days from an attack being launched on a victim to that attack being detected, leaving defenders vulnerable for almost two weeks if they rely solely on these tools.

Live From ISC West 2023: Post-Show Recap

ISC West 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is in the rearview mirror, and I think all attendees can agree that it was a smashing success from start to finish. We’d like to thank our Live From partners one more time for letting us be their megaphone and help spread the word about their presence at the show.

Cleaning Up in Las Vegas

Cleaning Up in Las Vegas

Twenty-five years is a long time to do anything. I have been a steady companion attending ISC West for more than a quarter century. You know there have been changes over the years, many I very much appreciate. Scantily clad young women appealing to the largely male audience to step inside a booth. Certainly not necessary.

Thoughts on ISC West 2023

Last week was my second ISC West and my second trip to Las Vegas. I wrote previously about how we’re long out of the dark days of the pandemic, but I wasn’t prepared for the spectacle of the show floor—not just the exhibitors, but the sheer number of attendees.

Employees in London Building Can Use Their iPhone or Apple Watch to Gain Office Access

Smart Spaces, a leading global provider of smart building technology, has teamed with HID to introduce an employee badge in Apple Wallet, offering a secure and even more seamless building entry for employees at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London.

Live From ISC West: Day 2 Recap

If it’s even possible, Day 2 of ISC West in Las Vegas, Nevada, was even busier than the first. Remember to keep tabs on our Live From ISC West page for news and updates from the show floor at the Venetian, because there’s more news coming out than anyone could be expected to keep track of. Our Live From sponsors—NAPCO Security, Alibi Security, Vistacom, RGB Spectrum, and DoorKing—kept the momentum from Day 1 going with packed booths, happy hours, giveaways, product demonstrations, and more.

On My Way Out the Door

To answer that one question I always get, at every booth visit, I have seen amazing product technology, solutions and above all else, the people that make it all work.

Axis Communications Unveils New Devices at ISC West

Axis Communications, provider of video surveillance, announced the debut of its latest product and solutions offering at the ISC West security conference in Las Vegas, NV. The unveiling will include a series of panoramic cameras, two dome cameras, and a new thermal camera designed for large-scale remote temperature monitoring

Live from ISC West: Day 1 Recap

The first day of ISC West 2023 is in the books, and it’s safe to say that vendors have brought their A-game to Las Vegas. The booths of this year’s Live From partners—NAPCO Security, Alibi Security, Vistacom, RGB Spectrum, and DoorKing—were swamped all day long. Here’s a brief recap of just a few highlights from each partner’s presence at the show.

Teledyne FLIR Launches First Family of Visible Security Cameras with AI at ISC West 2023

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, recently announced it will be exhibiting at the ISC West trade show from March 29-31, 2023 at the Venetian Expo in booth 34061, where it will be showcasing its new cameras and multilayered security solutions. FLIR is expanding its broad portfolio of visible cameras by launching its first family of visible security cameras with artificial intelligence (AI), the FLIR Quasar™ Premium Mini-Dome AI, which is making its debut at ISC West.

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  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

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  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3