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Vulnerability Risks Within the Energy Sector: Current Risks and Why Going Passwordless is Vital

Vulnerability Risks Within the Energy Sector: Current Risks and Why Going Passwordless is Vital

In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of cybersecurity threats compromising energy players, from Saudi Aramco in 2012 to the Colonial Pipeline last year, both of which have had the power to halt the flow of fuel to entire states and nations. In fact, a 2019 survey of global utilities by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute showed 56% of respondents reported that, in the last 12 months, their organization experienced at least one attack that resulted in the loss of private data or an outage.

Registration Opens for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022

Registration Opens for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has opened registration for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022, a hybrid event taking place 12-14 September that will offer a digital experience on the GSX online platform as well as an in-person event at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, GA.

Building the Future We Deserve – A Cyber Success Story

Building the Future We Deserve – A Cyber Success Story

Consider a conventional computer. It uses a small (64-bit) processor architecture and is considered excellent for solving linear problems. Many past and present problems are linear, and 64-bit architectures have been sufficient to solve them (a 64-bit register can hold any of 264 over 18 quintillion [or 1.8×1019] different values).

Joseph Grillo Announces Retirement from ACRE

A proven and respected leader who has driven ACRE's business transformation and growth strategy, Grillo's deep knowledge of the security and access control businesses resulted in strong operating results, a track record of 11 successful acquisitions, innovative solutions and a relentless commitment to ACRE's customers, partners and employees.

Midwest Security joins ABLOY Critical Infrastructure Global Solutions National Account Partner Program

ABLOY Critical Infrastructure Global Solutions announced today that Midwest Security Products Inc. has joined its new National Accounts Partner program for top security systems integrators in North America.

Allegion to Acquire Stanley Black & Decker’s Access Technologies Business

Allegion plc, a global security products and solutions provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stanley Access Technologies LLC and assets related to the automatic entrance solutions business from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. for $900 million in cash.

Passengers Bring Guns to TSA Checkpoints as a Dangerous Trend Continues

Passengers Bring Guns to TSA Checkpoints as a Dangerous Trend Continues

A man headed for Seattle came to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Tampa International Airport with a Bersa Thunder semi-automatic pistol. The weapon was loaded with six rounds; one bullet was chambered.



Automatic Systems Adds to Sales Force

Automatic Systems is pleased to welcome two new regional sales managers to its U.S. team. Tanya Seaman joins the company as regional sales manager covering the Southern United States.

Survey: Almost 60 Percent of Americans Concerned About Safety of Loved Ones in Hospitals, Medical Facilities

According to a new consumer survey from Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), nearly three in five American report being concerned about the safety and security of loved ones in a hospital or medical facility.

Former TSA Executive Steve Karoly Joins AI Board of Advisors

Analytical AI announced the addition of Steve Karoly to its Board of Advisors. Karoly, a former TSA executive, will provide strategic advice to the Birmingham, AL company, which develops artificial intelligence threat identification solutions for clients around the world.

Allied Universal Compliance and Investigations Utilizes Guidewire App to Combat Insurance Fraud

Guidewire and Allied Universal® Compliance and Investigations announce Allied Universal’s new Ready for Guidewire add-on for Guidewire ClaimCenter, which is now available in the Guidewire Marketplace.

Hanwha Techwin Unveils Its New Innovation and Technology Experience Center

Hanwha Techwin America officially opened its new Hanwha Innovation and Technology Experience (HITE) on March 29.

At Least 11 Injured in Brooklyn Subway Shooting

A masked gunman injured at least 11 in a shooting at a Brooklyn subway.

Research: Supply Chain Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase

Organizations have an opportunity to reduce their third-party risk by clarifying whether they or their suppliers are responsible for supply chain risk management, according to new global research of 1400 cybersecurity decision makers by NCC Group.

Study: Home Technology Industry Now Exceeds $20 Billion

CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, recently released the Integrated Home Market Analysis in partnership with leading market research firm, Ancrage Consulting LLC. The results highlight the strength and stability of the estimated $20.1B integrated home market.

Allied Universal® Becomes a Global Leader in Electronic Monitoring Through Attenti Acquisition

Allied Universal® continues its strategic growth with the acquisition of Attenti Group. Allied Universal will integrate Attenti Group with G4S Monitoring Technologies, to create Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring Services.

Mitigating Violence

Mitigating Violence

Hospitals and health systems are tasked with controlling costs and cutting budgets while maintaining the highest levels of patient care, safety and privacy which heighten our awareness of the vital role played by security services in the nation’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

A Line in the Sand

There is a line in the sand where security is evident, and if crossed security begins to wane. In our security pursuits each day as journalists, we’re fortunate to be able to talk with many of you and learn about new technology, adaptable solutions and secure outcomes.

Systems Integration or Unification?

Systems Integration or Unification?

In the physical security industry, the terms integration and unification are often used interchangeably. It is common to hear people mention ‘unified security’ when talking about integrating systems. The truth is— there is a difference between these approaches.

The Emergence of Analytics

The Emergence of Analytics

Television and movies have always had interesting ideas regarding the capabilities of surveillance cameras. Crime shows like CSI would have viewers believe a still frame can be “enhanced” to near-infinite clarity with just a few keystrokes.

Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best

Recent physical security trends are all about mitigating today’s risks using highly integrated, open-source technology. Now, more than ever, security practitioners require comprehensive, multi-faceted solutions that can quickly pivot to meet new challenges.

ISC West Wraps Up With Nearly 20,000 Total Professionals in Attendance

ISC West, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), came to a close last Friday with record-breaking attendance growth for 2022.

Going High Tech

When it comes to physical security, the world around us has changed. First, society has changed, with more social unrest and violence occurring in the COVID-19 era, including a rise in fan misbehavior at sporting events.

The Benefits of On-site Security

The Benefits of On-site Security

Global video surveillance has exploded in the past few years. In fact, the market is expected to reach a value of more than $90 billion by 2026.

Building Trust through Transparency

Building Trust through Transparency

With social media rapidly evolving, the call for transparency and accountability inside a law enforcement agency is now necessary to show the world what police do with every interaction.

Defining a Role

The sudden long lines at gas stations in the United States, last May were for many, a surprising sight. Indeed, the situation emerged without warning: A ransomware attack disabled computer systems for a major regional provider, Colonial Pipeline, creating shortages and panic-buying.

Transitioning to the Cloud

Transitioning to the Cloud

Is access control in the cloud truly secure? Most organizations have asked this question when considering a transition from on-premise access control software to a cloud-based system.

Optimizing Store Layouts

Video analytics and AI are hot topics for 2022 as the security industry seeks new ways to take a bite out of crime, even as staffing is light organized retail crime is on the rise.

A Firm Foundation

As more devices move onto network-based infrastructure, the boundaries between technology categories are starting to blur.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

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  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

    Featuring:

    • The Ying and Yang of Security
    • Installing Smart Systems
    • Leveraging Surveillance
    • Using Mobile Data
    • RIP Covid-19

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