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Key Management Takes Flight in Tallahassee

In 2017, after attending a national security conference, Thomas Vergo returned to his Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) office with a profound idea. Placing a significant item on both his boss's and director's desks, he sought to revolutionize their approach to access control.

A 30,000 View

Today it seems like the cloud is everywhere. In the security industry, cloud-based video and access control solutions are certainly big trends. But how, and why, did the journey toward cloud-based video begin? And where is it headed?

Vantage Standardizes Security at 32 Global Data Centers

Genetec, a provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that Vantage Data Centers has transformed its global security operations using Genetec™ Security Center unified security platform and Genetec Mission Control™ decision management system. The leading operator of large-scale data centers recently standardized on the Genetec unified platform to modernize security at 32 data centers in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

Invixium Welcomes Chris Thompson as National Sales Manager for North America

Invixium, a provider of of biometric access control and workforce management solutions today announces the appointment of Chris Thompson as the new National Sales Manager to support its expanding North American territory. In this role, Chris will drive sales strategies, nurture key partnerships, secure new opportunities, and expand market presence across North America. With this appointment, Invixium aims to advance its industry leadership and growth trajectory in the Americas.

Using AI in Security Camera Surveillance Can Help us Evolve from Status Quo Security

The status quo of physical security relies on gates, guards, and guns. These longtime traditional security measures are increasingly scrutinized in today’s rapidly evolving world as we transition to embracing AI, particularly in the realm of security camera surveillance.

Security Industry Association Names Wayne Dorris as SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board Chair

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Wayne Dorris of Axis Communications to serve as the new chair of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

New Evolution of Gallagher Security's SMB to Debut at ISC West

Global security manufacturer, Gallagher Security is kicking off a series of announcements in the lead up to ISC West by spotlighting the evolution of Security Made Better (SMB), a cloud-based solution delivering integrated security in an accessible app format.

DW Promotes Patrick Kelly to Senior Director of Strategy

Digital Watchdog (DW), provider of in digital recorders, surveillance cameras, system peripherals and related management software, announces the appointment of Patrick Kelly to the position of Senior Director of Strategy. He formerly held the position of Director of IP Product Sales for the company. In his new position, Kelly will take an active role in designing and executing the company's marketing and sales strategies in the United States and Canada.



Why The Human Problem In Cybersecurity Requires A More Humane Solution

People are the biggest vulnerability in cybersecurity. But are businesses doing enough to control and manage this risk? Short answer, no. Looking at cybersecurity spending it becomes evident that many strategies are focused on technological controls, as cybersecurity has traditionally been perceived solely as a technology-centric function. This mindset needs a reboot. People don’t make mistakes from lack of security technology investments; they err because, well, we’re human.

Keeping the Customer Happy

Let’s say you are going shopping. What two things are important to you, the customer? You have questions, so you want to deal with the owner, and every business owner knows the importance of having a happy customer.

Study: Insider-Driven Data Loss Events Cost an Average of $15 Million Per Incident

Code42 Software recently released its annual Data Exposure Report (DER) for 2024, examining the intricacies of insider threats facing organizations today. The study found that data loss from insiders poses increased threats to security, further exacerbated by the introduction of AI and generative AI (GenAI) technology.

SONITROL Celebrates 60 Years In Business

SONITROL, a provider of integrated business security solutions, has achieved a significant milestone by reaching 60 years in business. The company will commemorate its six decades of achievements over the coming months and to mark the occasion has joined the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) in order to work with the education community to better secure schools and create safer learning environments.

Security Industry Association Names dormakaba, SALTO Systems as the 2024 Members of the Year

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that dormakaba and Salto Systems will each receive a 2024 SIA Member of the Year Award. SIA will present the honorees with their awards at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held April 9 during ISC West.

Security Industry Association Reveals the 2024 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 Honorees

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the 2024 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year whose outstanding accomplishments and success stories are breaking barriers, redefining the faces of leadership and showcasing the innovative contributions women bring to the industry.

ISC West 2024 to Host Array of Special Events

ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor, the Security Industry Association (SIA), are gearing up to host the ISC West 2024 special events lineup. With returning fan favorites and brand-new events, attendees will have the opportunity to make professional connections, learn from industry experts, and enjoy their experience on the show floor and beyond.

Boston Red Sox Choose Centripetal as Cyber Network Security Partner

Cybersecurity provider Centripetal recently announced that it has been selected as the Official Cyber Network Security Partner for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. Under the multi-year partnership, Centripetal will protect the Boston Red Sox by deploying its CleanINTERNET solution at Fenway Park and their training facilities.

Maximizing Your Security Budget This Year

Perimeter Security Standards for Multi-Site Businesses

When you run or own a business that has multiple locations, it is important to set clear perimeter security standards. By doing this, it allows you to assess and mitigate any potential threats or risks at each site or location efficiently and effectively.

Everon Acquires DIGIOP, Enters Video-Enhanced Intelligence and Technology Space

Everon, also known as ADT Commercial, a security integrator and provider of commercial security, fire, and life safety solutions in the U.S., announced today that it has acquired DIGIOP, a groundbreaking software development company specializing in video and business intelligence solutions.

Security Industry Association Names John Mack as 2024 Chair’s Award Honoree

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named John E. Mack, III, as the 2024 recipient of the SIA Chair’s Award, an award presented annually and selected by SIA’s Board of Directors chair recognizing SIA members’ diligent efforts in furthering the association’s mission and commitment to its future. SIA will present Mack with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held April 9 during ISC West.

Report: GenAI Drives 1,760% Surge in Business Email Compromise Attacks

A report recently published by Perception Point, a provider of advanced email and workspace security solutions, has identified a 1,760% year-on-year increase in social engineering-based Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks over the course of 2023.

City of Dallas Selects AI Cybersecurity Solution to Fortify Its Critical Infrastructure

MixMode, a provider of AI cybersecurity solutions for real-time detection and response, recently announced that the City of Dallas, Texas has entered into a partnership with MixMode, an advanced AI cybersecurity platform, to bolster their cybersecurity defenses.

SecurityCEU.com Creates Library of Online Essential Skills Business Courses

Recognizing that security industry business companies need more than technical training, SecurityCEU.com, a division of The CMOOR Group, now offers a library of essential skills business courses, sometimes also called “soft skills” courses.

Survey: Less Than Half of IT Leaders are Confident in their IoT Security Plans

Viakoo recently released findings from its 2024 IoT Security Crisis: By the Numbers. The survey uncovers insights from IT and security executives, exposes a dramatic surge in enterprise IoT security risks, and highlights a critical missing piece in the IoT security technology stack. The clarion call is clear: IT leaders urgently need to secure their IoT infrastructure one application at a time in an automated and expeditious fashion.

Hytera US Introduces HORIZON Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) Platform

Today marks a significant leap forward in communication technology with the launch of HORIZON, a state-of-the-art nationwide Push-to-Talk Over Cellular (PoC) platform. Developed to meet the demands of modern communication, the HORIZON PoC platform ensures the most reliable nationwide voice and video calling service with resilient PoC servers and geographically diverse redundant failover.

iPRO to Showcase New X Series AI Onsite Learning Cameras at ISC West

At ISC West 2024 on booth # 10037, i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic Security), a provider professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, will showcase its newly released X Series camera line for the first time. Using AI onsite learning, the new X Series line enables users or integrators to teach the camera about specific objects they want to monitor. The revolutionary new camera line can also turn existing non-AI network cameras into AI smart devices.

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.

New Research from acre security Reveals Key Trends in the Adoption of Visitor Management Solutions

Today, acre security unveiled a comprehensive report on the latest trends in visitor management systems. The research, conducted in collaboration with Censuswide, highlights significant insights into the adoption of visitor management solutions in mission-critical industries, such as financial services and pharmaceuticals.

FC Dallas to Open 2024 MLS Regular Season With Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology recently announced its partnership with Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas. With the start of the FC Dallas regular season at Toyota Stadium this month, it will now use Evolv Express systems to screen fans and staff at all of its entrances. Toyota Stadium can accommodate more than 19,000 fans, and Express allows fans to move through the entrances at pace. FC Dallas saw the success of Evolv at other facilities across MLS and switched to Express from metal detectors, which contributed to long lines and bottlenecks at entry.

Cybersixgill Releases Annual State of the Underground Report, Revealing Dark Web Threat Actor Activities and Behaviors in 2023

Cybersixgill, cyber threat intelligence data provider, announced recently its newest report, State of the Underground 2024, which analyzes the company’s collected intelligence from the clear, deep, and dark web in 2023. The report features insights from the company’s threat intelligence experts into underground cybercriminal discourse, tactics, and behaviors, comparing them with trends and data from previous years and revealing the current state of threat actors’ activities and targets.

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    From real-time surveillance and access control management to remote monitoring and communications, a new generation of mobile applications is empowering security personnel to protect people and places. Mobile applications for physical security systems are emerging as indispensable tools to enhance safety. They also offer many features that are reshaping how modern security professionals approach their work. Read Now

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  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3