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A Multi-Faceted Role

On so many levels, the events of September 11, 2001 drastically altered the event security landscape.

On-site Lockers

Stadium bag policies continue to be a growing priority at sports stadiums and arenas across the U.S., particularly in regard to personal bag size and the particular items that are permitted into facilities during scheduled events.

Improving Operations

Working with several systems integrators, Kirkland's chose to deploy an IP video surveillance solution consisting of Hanwha video surveillance cameras managed by Salient's enterprise Video Management Software (VMS).

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ISC West Moves 2020 Conference to October Due to Coronavirus Threat

Due to the stay-at-home orders in place and the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISC West organizers have rescheduled the security conference and expo for the second time.

Using the Cloud for Identity Protection

Using the Cloud for Identity Protection

The way ID cards are used in the enterprise and on college and university campuses has changed dramatically in recent years.

Making Cities Smarter

According to several predictions, urban areas will see a population increase of 2.5 billion people by 2050. When combined with the rise of smart and connected cities, this growth in urban population is posing a new set of complex security and safety challenges.

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Airport CEO Believes Health Tests for Passengers Will Become More Common

Airlines may require passengers to take temperature tests or other measurements of health before they can board, according to the CEO of London's Heathrow Airport.

Quantum Reorganizes Engineering Division with General Managers Leading Primary and Secondary Storage Businesses

The positions will enable Quantum to expand its leadership in storing video and other unstructured data



Enhancing the Perimeter

Enhancing the Perimeter

Driven by high-profile intrusion incidents, perimeter security has become a top priority for airports in recent years.

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COPS Monitoring Donates Laptops to Help Reunite Quarantined Veterans With Their Families and Loved Ones

Alarm services provider made the donation to the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, N.j.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

A Virus on the Move

If you had second thoughts about traveling to ISC West this year because of the coronavirus, raise your hand.

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CentralSquare Names 30-Year Gov Tech Veteran David Zolet as Chief Executive Officer

Zolet brings decades of proven expertise to lead one of the largest public safety and public administration software companies

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Establishing IT Infrastructure Through Security Operations Centers

How to improve client and employee trust, collaborate across departments and reduce costs through SOCs

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Google Facing Lawsuit Over Collection of Facial Scans, Personal Data From Children

School districts are increasingly turning to Google for online classroom tools during the coronavirus pandemic, but the company has faced scrutiny for the data it collects on students.

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Baltimore Approves Six-Month Aerial Surveillance Program To Address Violent Crime

Three private surveillance planes will take images of Baltimore neighborhoods to be used in criminal investigations, an effort that will be studied to see if it lowers the crime rate.

Genetec Announces Immediate Availability of AutoVu™ SharpZ3 Next-Generation Mobile License Plate Recognition System

Edge-based mobile ALPR brings new insight and accuracy in vehicle analytics and situational awareness

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Zoom CEO Vows To Improve Privacy, Cybersecurity Issues After User Criticisms

After experiencing an unprecedented growth in users over the course of a month, the video conferencing app is hoping to address complaints of “Zoombombing” and improper data collection.

Genetec Releases Access Control Feature to Help Identify People at Increased Risk of Contact With Contagious Individuals

“Contagion/Contaminant Proximity Report” available free of charge to any Genetec Security Center Synergis™ access control customers

Fortem Technologies Announces Shipment of New DroneHunter F700

New interchangeable countermeasure system can be customized on the fly for varied interdiction scenarios

scDataCom Launches New "SafeCity Initiative" With Partnerships with Security Manufacturers

Local security company offers free CCTV to Savannah business community

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Washington State Adopts Legislation Regulating, Restricting Facial Recognition Use

The law, which will go into effect next year, will require law enforcement to use facial recognition software only to investigate serious crimes and issue public accountability reports.

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Video Conferencing Software Zoom Faces Scrutiny Over Hacks, Abusive Behavior During Meetings

The spread of “Zoombombing,” or hijacking a meeting room with abusive images or speech, has grown in scope as more Americans turn to teleconferencing for classroom instruction and workplace meetings.

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Marriott Discloses Second Security Breach, Affecting Millions, In Two Years

The hack took place through Marriott Bonvoy, the company's loyalty app, and affected up to 5.2 million guests.

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Research: Americans Should Watch Out For Hacking Campaigns Related to Stimulus Bill, Economic Recovery

Cyber attackers have already attempted to profit off of spam websites selling fake coronavirus cures. Now, hackers will turn toward Americans’ thirst for information about stimulus checks and financial aid.

Department of Homeland Security Plans to Use Facial Recognition to Track Transnational Gang Activity

The request for proposals for a “gang intelligence application” reflect the agency’s growing ambitions in using facial recognition and other new tech to identify and arrest criminals.

Improving Operations

Protecting assets and people has always been a top priority for Kirkland’s, a global home décor retailer. With over 400 stores in 37 states, Kirkland’s is a go-to spot for a broad selection of distinctive merchandise: art, mirrors, candles, lamps, frames, accent rugs, furniture and more

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DHS Delays Real ID Deadline Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus Crisis

While the extension will provide another 18 months for Americans to obtain the new driver’s licenses, some officials believe the deadline will have to be extended again.

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World Health Organization Facing Cyber Attacks During Coronavirus Response

A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.

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Security Industry Groups Call For Alarm Response, Security Services to Be Classified as “Essential” During Coronavirus Pandemic

SIA, ESA and TMA have penned a letter to public safety officials calling for governments to exempt alarm response centers and companies that serve them from shelter-in-place orders.

Arcules Expands Sales Leadership by Appointing New Senior Director of Sales

Bruce Nisbet joins Arcules from Hanwha Techwin America with over 30 years of experience in the industry

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