Critical Infrastructure


Port of Boston

Port of Boston Not Playing Games with Its Security

The Port of Boston is working with the University of Southern California on a pilot program that uses computer modeling to randomize the Coast Guard's patrol schedule, essentially optimizing its use of the port's limited resources to protect critical infrastructure.

Graybar Honors Berk-Tek with the First Supplier Excellence Award

The semi-annual award recognizes a product supplier that has collaborated with Graybar in an exceptional manner to successfully grow profitable business together.

Surveillance Solutions Go Solar

Some surveillance companies brag about their solutions' tiny size; this solution, however, towered over other products at ISC West. With a few solar panels and a wind turbine, SentryView's self-powered SentryPOST targets installations for which obtaining grid power would be difficult, costly or both.

Researcher Works with Carbon Fiber to Reinforce Buildings from Explosions (With Video)

Most buildings are not constructed to withstand an unexpected explosion or impact. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri is working with the U.S. Army to test a method of retrofitting buildings to protect them in the case of a terrorist attack.

Eduardo Parodi

A Conversation with Eduardo Parodi

Smiths Detection recently announced that it would be providing X-ray screening equipment to the 2011 Military World Games in Brazil. We sat down with Eduardo Parodi, the company’s director of sales and marketing for Latin American and the Caribbean, to get some details on the games, the systems Smiths’ would be deploying and the high-profile world of event security.

Berk-Tek, Legrand|Ortronics to Present at Datacenter Conference

The companies will be presenting at the Datacenter Dynamics conference and Expo on March 10 in New York City on intelligent infrastructure investment.

Honeywell's Vindicator Technologies Gets DIACAP Certification

The testing certifies that the products can be safely installed on any network to protect mission-critical resources without exposing the organization to security risks.

Sp Server Startup

Government Seeks Cybersecurity, Superiority in Mostly Lawless Domain

The federal government's computer networks, vast and incredibly critical to the country's day-to-day functioning, are subject to millions of attacks per day. It has no stated overarching cybersecurity policy, and there is little in the way of international law to guide the way, either. How the government protects these networks, and interacts with other nations' networks, remains under debate.



SelectaDNA90x90

“Invisible Ink” Can Help Deter Metal Theft, Burglaries

Scrap metal is a hot commodity these days. Two U.K. companies have come up with invisible, nearly indestructible marking substances that companies and individuals can use to mark their belongings to prevent theft and facilitate recovery.

FLIR Systems Wins Multi-Million Dollar Coastal Infrastructure Security Contract

FLIR Systems Inc. has teamed with Sonardyne International Ltd. on a multi-million dollar project in the United Arab Emirates. The companies, with FLIR as the project leader, will provide a commercial, off-the shelf, integrated perimeter and coastal protection solution for a key coastal facility.

Carol E. Oliver

BICSI Taps Berk-Tek's Carol Everett Oliver for Member of the Year Award

Carol Everett Oliver of Berk-Tek is this year’s recipient of the David Blythe-University of Kentucky Distinguished Service Award at the 2011 BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc.) winter conference in Orlando, Fla

Franco

A Conversation With Franco P.L. van Heijningen

Franco P.L. van Heijningen recently joined Honeywell as the general manager for its Vindicator Technology business, which focuses on critical assets and personnel within the government, military, commercial and industrial markets. His 30 years of career experience has crisscrossed the globe, with positions at consulting organizations in Asia and the Netherlands. We sat down with him to talk about infrastructure security.

Tom Buckley

BerkTek Hires Market Development Manager

Reporting to Todd Harpel, the director of marketing, Buckley will be responsible for analyzing and developing new marketing opportunities for both copper and optical fiber cabling products.

LCA Sales Co. to Represent Altronix In N.J. and NYC Area

Altronix, which manufactures low-voltage power supplies and accessories for the electronic security industry, announced the appointment of LCA Sales Company of Hawthorne, N.Y., as its manufacturers’ representatives for New Jersey and the greater New York City area effective immediately.

Franco

Franco van Heijningen to Lead Honeywell's Development of Critical Infrastructure Security

van Heijningen will lead Honeywell's Vindicator Technologies business, which offers electronic security systems that protect critical assets and personnel within the government, military, commercial and industrial markets at more than 1,500 sensitive sites across the globe.

Lockheed Martin to Provide Idaho Falls Power Utility Cybersecurity Services

Lockheed Martin is responsible for assessing the Idaho Falls Power AMI network architecture to perform a risk assessment, identify security requirements, and provide recommendations for design elements and controls to mitigate vulnerabilities. Once the network is in place, the team will perform penetration testing and establish operational controls for the operations and maintenance of the systems.

InfoRelay Enterprise Cloud Services Network to Deploy on IceWEB Storage Systems

With IceWEB storage, InfoRelay can scale its storage resources with customer demand, reducing capital expenditures while delivering robust, flexible and responsive services to its customers.

IT Storage Veteran Joins Pivot3 as Sales VP

Wittich, who has a proven track record of driving growth in a variety of corporate environments, immediately assumes the role and reports directly to Pivot3 President and CEO Bob Fernander. In his new position, Wittich is responsible for overseeing sales efforts in the Americas on behalf of Pivot3.

Brian Simmons

Berk-Tek Appoints Simmons Copper Product Manager

Brian Simmons has been employed by the company for 20 years and has held management positions in sales and sales services.

Altronix ReServ Is Now UL Listed

The company's uninterruptible power supplies series is designed specifically for video surveillance systems.

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    We all want to believe that crime won’t happen to us. So, some business owners hope for the best and put proactive security measures on the back burner, because other things like growth, attracting new customers, and meeting deadlines all seem more pressing. Read Now

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    Bugcrowd recently released its “Inside the Mind of a CISO” report, which surveyed hundreds of security leaders around the globe to uncover their perception on AI threats, their top priorities and evolving roles, and common myths directed towards the CISO. Among the findings, 1 in 3 respondents (33%) believed that at least half of companies are willing to sacrifice their customers’ long-term privacy or security to save money. Read Now

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    Global video technology company Milestone Systems is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2024, it will merge with the cloud-based video surveillance solutions provider, Arcules. Read Now

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    Cloudflare Inc, recently published its State of Application Security 2024 Report. Findings from this year's report reveal that security teams are struggling to keep pace with the risks posed by organizations’ dependency on modern applications—the technology that underpins all of today’s most used sites. The report underscores that the volume of threats stemming from issues in the software supply chain, increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and malicious bots, often exceed the resources of dedicated application security teams. Read Now

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  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3