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Connected Doesn’t Mean Protected

Connectivity is more than just a buzzword to those who design and install security, communications, fire alarm and other electronic systems.

Devastating Impact

Devastating Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit airports hard, and the devastating impact will be felt for years to come. The situation is worrisome not only for the sake of the industry itself but also because airports and air transportation services are critical to the economic stability and growth of cities, regions and countries.

Possible Walmart Mass Shooting Thwarted in Texas; Suspect Arrested

Possible Walmart Mass Shooting Thwarted in Texas; Suspect Arrested

A Texas man has been arrested and charged with a felony after authorities say that he was planning a mass shooting at a Walmart. Law enforcement in Kerr County, TX, were able to intercept the man’s plans before any violence took place, according to the sheriff’s office.

Always Surrounded

Not long ago, artificial intelligence was viewed as science fiction. Today, it routinely makes our lives more secure and convenient. AI surrounds us in our everyday lives.

How a Culture of Identity Governance Drives Success in Digital Transformation

How a Culture of Identity Governance Drives Success in Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) should be an important area of strategic focus for companies that want to grow and thrive in a changing world.

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a Security Directive that will enable the department to better identify, protect against and respond to threats to critical companies in the pipeline sector.

Body-worn Technology

Body-worn Technology

For better or for worse, the events of the past several years have put law enforcement under a microscope.

Working from Home

Working from Home

There is no way to downplay how COVID-19 has affected the way we live, do business and educate our children. One year into it, and the end is still nebulously off in the distance.



The new dynamics of security and safety mandates for security entrances

Navigating the Retrofit

Most security managers know that security technology has come a long way in the last few years, and equipment and systems purchased five or 10 years ago will need to be updated or replaced.

Multiple Dead at San Jose Rail Yard Shooting

Multiple Dead at San Jose Rail Yard Shooting

More than a half dozen people have been shot and killed as a public transit employee open fire on coworkers at a Northern California rail yard this morning. The rail yard is located in downtown San Jose, about 50 miles south of downtown San Francisco.

Securitas North America Announces Partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Securitas Security Services North America has formed a new partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a private, U.S.-based nonprofit organization focused on finding missing children, reducing child sexual exploitation and preventing child victimization.

Protecting the Priceless

Protecting the Priceless

Late at night on March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers — one of them bold enough to sport a false mustache made of wax — talked their way past security guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

70 Percent Of SOC, IT Security Teams Emotionally Overwhelmed By Security Alert Volume

Trend Micro Incorporated recently released results from a new study that reveals SOC and IT security teams are suffering from high levels of stress outside of the working day—with alert overload a prime culprit.

Alarm Detection Systems Appoints Amy Becker as Chief Operating Officer

Bob Bonifas, Founder and CEO of Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Becker as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.

New Fingerprint Technology Can Detect Cocaine Use

New Fingerprint Technology Can Detect Cocaine Use

Dr. Melanie Bailey is a fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Her team has identified differences between the fingerprints of people who touched cocaine compared with those who have ingested the drug, even if the hands are not washed.

Customs and Border Protection Announces Plan to Enhance Rail Cargo Inspections

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unveiled a $46 million dollar initiative earlier this month to enhance the security and efficiency of rail cargo inspections at locations throughout the United States.

Technology counts on AI to authenticate and identify people

Always Surrounded

Not long ago, artificial intelligence was viewed as science fiction. Today, it routinely makes our lives more secure and convenient. AI surrounds us in our everyday lives.

SALTO Systems Names Ron Shaffer as Business Lead for Education

SALTO Systems has named Ron Shaffer as the North America Vertical Business Leader-Education.

Security Industry Association Announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship Opportunity

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, an initiative developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum.

ONVIF Hosts 23rd Virtual Developers’ Plugfest

ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, in April hosted its 23rd ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest, and second virtual event, testing implementations of six ONVIF profiles as well as two profile release candidates for access control and metadata.

Connected Doesn’t Mean Protected

Connected Doesn’t Mean Protected

When it comes to device and systems connectivity, surge protection solutions can mitigate risk

DoD Needs to Invest More in Innovation

Numerous commissions, studies and papers continue to point to the stifling effects of the DoD procurement system on production, efficiency, and innovation as well as lead to bloated price tags like the F-35.

Advanced Security Presents Gallagher a Supplier of the Year Award

Gallagher’s New Zealand based security team were presented with a Supplier of the Year award at the Advanced Group Supplier Awards evening last week.

DHS Warns of Potential Extremist Attacks as Pandemic Wanes

DHS Warns of Potential Extremist Attacks as Pandemic Wanes

On Friday, May 14, the Department of Homeland Security released a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin suggesting that as pandemic-related restrictions begin to ease, violent extremist groups may take the opportunity to strike.

Eagle Eye Networks Releases Smarter Business VMS

The right video management system can make an organization smarter and more efficient, as well as more secure. Eagle Eye Networks new guide is useful for businesses—particularly multisite businesses— in evaluating cloud video surveillance systems.

Cameras: They Don’t Work

For all the talk of Safe Cities, and correct camera placement, it all comes to naught if the cameras don’t work. Dallas police investigators found this to be the case in a popular weekend area where younger groups of people mingle, well into the morning hours.

Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid Almost $5 Million to Hackers

Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid Almost $5 Million to Hackers

Colonial Pipeline paid the Eastern European hackers who attacked its network 75 Bitcoin, worth almost $5 million at the time of the ransom payment.

House Democrats Unveil $1.9 Billion Bill to Improve U.S. Capitol Security

House Democrats Unveil $1.9 Billion Bill to Improve U.S. Capitol Security

House Democrats unveiled on Friday a $1.9 billion bill to improve Capitol Hill security after the January 6 insurrection.

ESX 2021 Announces Virtual Experience for June Event

The 2021 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), presented by Electronic Security Association (ESA), has released the full educational lineup for its upcoming Virtual Experience, which will take place online from June 15-17.

Survey Finds Americans Are Concerned About Mental Health and Want Public Safety Agencies to Improve Response to Mental Health Crises

Survey Finds Americans Are Concerned About Mental Health and Want Public Safety Agencies to Improve Response to Mental Health Crises

The findings show that Americans are concerned about mental health generally and want to see first responders, including 911 call takers, police, EMS and fire fighters, improve emergency response involving mental health crises.

  • How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security Let's Talk Sports Security

    In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Fred Burton discuss security tactics at sporting events, from dealing with unruly fans to coordination between the home and visitors' teams to identifying potential stalkers. We also talk about the logistics of re-opening mass-attendance venues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2021

    May June 2021

    Featuring:

    • Tapping into Touch-free Digital
    • Deep Learning
    • Working from Home
    • Body-worn Technology
    • A Tragic Turn of Events

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