Brivo Systems LLC recently announced that the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department (RPD) continues to expand the deployment of its Brivo ACS WebService at a growing number of police substations and other locations. ASG Security is the integrator on this ongoing project.
The Mumbai Metro is deploying a realtime, mobile wireless video surveillance network, the first transit agency in India to do so. The network will broadcast text messages and provide onboard video surveillance to passenger information displays.
- By Ksenia Coffman
- Nov 01, 2010
Collaboration is an essential feature of all office environments. However, what happens when your office is not in a cubicle, but rather in an emergency operations center that sprung up amidst the tremendous devastation of a hurricane, tsunami or battlefield? What tools do you need when your decisions are guided not by the eight-hour workday but by the minutes or seconds that remain before your team is to be deployed?
- By Jeff Schneider
- Nov 01, 2010
DHS released a statement Friday regarding increased security measures due to the explosive devices found on cargo planes.
L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced recently that it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $325 million by the Transportation Security Administration to supply next-generation Advanced Technology (AT) X-ray systems to screen carry-on baggage at security checkpoints.
Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research conducted in August by Unisys Corp.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract, worth up to an estimated $129 million, builds upon successful Unisys work on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
In addition to serving as host city for ASIS 2010, Dallas also provides a great testament to how security technologies can help law enforcement improve public safety and enhance emergency preparedness. A wireless surveillance system in Dallas watches over various parts of the ASIS host city, supplying the Dallas Police Department real-time video from many areas throughout throughout the city.
Three professionals who help chemical facilities meet security responsibilities note that facility officials need to ensure that they can deliver on their site plan promises.
- By L.K. Williams
- Oct 25, 2010
The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reminded emergency managers just how critical it is to share up-to-date information in a disaster. When the oil washed up on beaches and threatened lives and property, many agencies had to coordinate rapidly to contain the threat.
The company will provide critical voice and data communications upgrades to strengthen security along world's largest open access point.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has advised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it has identified five “foundational” sets of standards for Smart Grid interoperability and cyber security that are ready for consideration by federal and state energy regulators.
Intelligence and image accuracy cited as reasons for adoption by Brazil, Chile, Russia, and South Africa ports.
“Deploying advanced imaging technology at these airports strengthens our ability to protect the traveling public in the face of evolving threats to aviation security,” said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part of the U.S. power grid might, like dominoes, bring the whole grid down.
Nearly 10 years after 9/11, a video depicting the terrorist attacks of that day still had a sobering effect on a crowded room of security professionals. It’s a day that many will never forget and a Thursday session at ASIS 2010 was dedicated to reflecting back and discussing what has changed.
- By Cindy Horbrook
- Oct 15, 2010
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is more important now than ever. That was the message Wednesday from Sue Armstrong, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, in her update of the CFATS program at ASIS Wednesday.
- By Ronnie Rittenberry
- Oct 14, 2010
Risks such as crime, infrastructure failures, supply chain disruptions and fire were all major considerations when it came to preparing for the world’s largest sporting event earlier this year. Contrary to popular belief, it was the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, not the Olympics, that holds the title of world’s largest sporting event, according to Marc Siegel of ASIS International and Johan DuPloy, senior partner of the Temi Group.
- By Cindy Horbrook
- Oct 13, 2010
Pulling it together was a Herculean task that took some five years to complete, but now a massive training curriculum designed by Florida State University researchers to ensure the security of the nation’s 350 commercial ports is about to enter the marketplace.
The Department of Homeland Security recently launched the “Stop. Think. Connect.” public cybersecurity awareness campaign -- a national initiative that promotes simple steps the public can take to increase their safety and security online.