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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.



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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An Uptick in Travel Brings Demand for Integrated Security

An Uptick in Travel Brings Demand for Integrated Security

A predicted boom in U.S. travel this summer will lead to increased demand for integrated video, access, and systems in hospitality and leisure settings, so says IDIS America.

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.

Access Control Partnership Announced

Alcatraz AI and Netronix Integration today announced a strategic partnership to expand their access control solutions to security business users.

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.

Security Industry Association Announces Cybersecurity Certification for the Security Industry

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the creation of the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC), a new industry credential developed by SIA with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers and the first-ever certification focused specifically on cybersecurity and physical security convergence.

Colonial Pipeline Will Probably Not Have to Pay Ransom to Hackers

The ransomware attack forced the company to shut down its pipeline and has caused fuel shortages on the East Coast.

Interface Security Systems Appoints Brian Garavuso as CTO

Interface Security Systems has announced the appointment of Brian Garavuso as its chief technology officer.

Modernizing Data Distribution Capabilities

Modernizing Data Distribution Capabilities

Arizona-based Company Nurse has seen its share of faxes. So has everyone else in the workers’ compensation services industry. Reports and case documentation are still requested via fax or, increasingly, via email attachments.

XTEND Given Contract for New, Small Unmanned Aircraft System

The Defense Department (DoD), in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Defense, has contracted with revolutionary telepresence platform, XTEND, for a new small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), called “SKYLORD XTENDER”.

By 2026, 23 Billion IoT Connections will Present New Threat Vectors and Generate $16 Billion in IoT Security Revenues

Today there are 8.6 billion IoT connections. By 2026, that number will nearly triple to 23.6 billion.

Reducing Response Time

Reducing Response Time

Active shooter incidents on campus where you can play a vital role in gunshot detection

Schmick Will Serve on the SIAs Panel of Security Industry Leaders

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Paul J. Schmick – vice president of security technology at Alliance Security – as the newest member of the SIA Executive Council.

AMAG Technology and IES Communications Selected for 100 Mill Development Project

AMAG Technology today announced that Gilbane Building Company selected AMAG’s Symmetry Security Management System to deploy at the new Hines 100 Mill high rise in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

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