Critical Infrastructure


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Keeping Infrastructure Resilient

The threat against a network of gas pipelines goes far beyond the possibility of terrorism, and includes natural causes and careless excavation. Security, as well as the inherent design and operation of a natural gas pipeline system, can help reduce the probability of an incident, which could have an adverse affect on the nation.

Integration Frustration

Many of today's security systems and products integrate with each other, and thanks to end user demand, manufacturers have made integrating with multiple security products easier. But while product integration is a huge advantage to the end user, and manufacturers regularly provide lists of compatible products, it is important to understand how compatible two products really are.

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Making the Grade

Over the past decade, as a result of tragedies at school and college campuses nationwide, student and staff security has become a high priority. Also in the last 10 years, driven by an increase in the population of school-aged children, new school construction and the renovation of existing facilities have surged.

Wireless Security

The Wireless Linchpin

This year is the turning point for the deployment of large-scale, multi-service municipal wireless mesh networks expanding upon their public safety wireless networks for a variety of municipal and government services.

Fundamental Facilities

Technology from the security industry fulfills an essential role in protecting the nation's critical infrastructure. This is defined by a Homeland Security Presidential Directive as physical and virtual systems that are "so vital to the United States that [their] incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety."

Deployment Strategies

As the necessity for public and personal safety increases, the demand for surveillance solutions requiring the most rigorous, video-based security standards continues to grow.

ComNet Partners with Convergint to Offer Signal Communication Solutions

Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, or ComNet, a manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has been added to the product offering of Convergint Technologies.

Bosch Will Provide Turnkey Security Installation to Hamburg-Moorburg Plant

Bosch Security Systems will provide communications and security technology to a Hamburg-Moorburg coal-fired power plant run by Vattenfall Europe Generation AG & Co. KG. The contract includes everything from public address systems to alarm signaling and evacuation, as well as fire detection technology, video surveillance, and communication and low-voltage networks for dual-unit plants.



MoMA Modernizes Network Infrastructure

MoMA Embraces New Internet Applications and Improves Threat Protection with PA-2000 Series Next-Generation Firewalls

Brain Power

Security directors face large problems in large facilities. Officials at airports, seaports, industrial facilities and other large installations deal with a unique set of security problems. They also have a unique set of limitations. They must protect against a variety of security threats, many of which are unknown, and they must address these issues with limited manpower. They also are dealing with creative enemies who are always adapting and enhancing their sly methods.

Perimeter Prowess

Acts of terrorism can be carried out in many forms and at various locations around the world. Those who pose the most risk are individuals or groups that breach secured areas of critical infrastructure facilities, such as seaports and airports, government buildings or power and chemical plants.

Getting Carded

The potential for catastrophic injury in the petrochemical industry makes safety training and credentialing of employees imperative. Coordinating this process for a variety of industries, including many in the petrochemical fields of southern Alabama, is Training Solutions for Construction and Industry.

Trial and Error

With 1.3 million workers at 3,200 port facilities and on 10,000 U.S. flagged vessels, the initial TWIC roll-out seemed like a good place to start securing U.S. transportation locations. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring all port employees to use tamper-resistant smart cards, which include encrypted magnetic stripes, bar codes, and contact and contactless technologies.

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