Network-Centric Security


Unisys Releases 2012 Enterprise Technology Predictions Based on Real World Client Work

In a series of blog posts, Unisys Corporation announced offering its enterprise technology predictions for 2012. Based on its work with clients around the world, Unisys expects that disruptive technologies –cloud computing, mobility, social computing, big data and smart analytics, IT appliances, and cybersecurity –will become more tightly woven into mission-critical systems and processes as organizations look for ways to innovate and operate more cost efficiently

Consumers Should Be Vigilant in Wake of Zappos Cyberattack

As an estimated 24 million Zappos.com customers begin receiving notifications that some of their personal data have been compromised in a massive cyberattack, an Indiana University cybersecurity expert is warning those affected to be on the lookout for targeted fraud attempts.

ONVIF Releases Profile S for Easier Management of Interoperable Devices

ONVIF recently announced that it has released Profile S, the first in a series of profile introductions that will aid end users and system designers in determining interoperable components of a physical security solution.

Megapixel Video Cameras Help Determine Photo-finish Winners at Track and Field Club

Megapixel video cameras from Arecont Vision are being used in European sporting events to help officials better determine race results in close competitions. At the Vojvodina Track & Field Club in Novi Sad, Serbia, the Arecont Vision 1.3 megapixel IP camera is capturing detailed images of sporting events so that athletes, and the order in which they finish, can be more easily identified.

Las Vegas Treasure Island Hotel and Casino Gets A Security Upgrade

Treasure Island Hotel & Casino received a comprehensive overhaul and update of the surveillance and security infrastructure throughout the resort property.

Sandia Cyber Project Looks to Help IT Professionals with DNS Vulnerabilities

Sandia National Laboratories computer scientist Casey Deccio has developed a visualization tool known as DNSViz to help network administrators within the federal government and global IT community better understand Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC) and to help them troubleshoot problems.

IBM Attacks the Complexity of Security with Identity Intelligence

IBM recently announced a new identity intelligence breakthrough designed in IBM labs to provide corporations with a far more sophisticated approach to managing the information employees can access.

Lenzburg Prison Has State-of-the-art IP Video Surveillance

Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management software is the flexible basis for a customized solution in a new central prison in Switzerland, which has twice as many cameras as guards observing the life of those inside and outside the cells. Approaching the 6-meter high wall of the new prison in Lenzburg, Switzerland, it is already clear at the revolving steel door entrance that those inside are not the only ones under surveillance.



Fifth Third Bank Standardizes on March Networks for Security and Fraud Defense

March Networks, provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced that Fifth Third Bancorp has initiated an upgrade program of its existing March Networks’ video surveillance systems across more than 1,300 full-service retail banking branches, data centers, corporate offices, and operations and cash handling facilities

Fiber Healthy

Fiber Healthy

Miami Dade County schools depend upon superior surveillance.

Doppelganger Danger

Doppelganger Danger

In the world of literature, folklore and myth, the appearance of a doppelganger is generally bad news.

Report: Despite Economic Uncertainty, Outlook for Video Surveillance Market Remains Strong

While the worst of the first global recession has subsided, another, potentially larger and deeper downturn looms on the horizon. Despite this fairly terrifying specter, IMS Research remains confident that demand for CCTV and video surveillance equipment will remain strong through 2012 -- growth for network video surveillance equipment sales is forecast to exceed 25 percent.

Real World Opportunities

Real World Opportunities

With smart functions incorporated into today’s network video cameras, images can be analyzed before they leave the camera, which can then trigger an alarm or relay other data to enable a system-wide response.

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Surveillance Style

From Black Friday all the way through the returns season, the sheer uptick in shoppers during the holiday season is daunting for retailers of any size.

The Complexity of Mass Notification

The Complexity of Mass Notification

To better understand what is needed and the current state of mass notifications, Siemens undertook a detailed analysis of U.S. colleges and universities, taking a hard look at information provided to the government as part of the Clery Act. The company released the results in October in a white paper.

The Logistics of Security

The Logistics of Security

Navarre Corp., a distribution and retail support operation in Minneapolis, previously relied on an analog-based surveillance system as a way to increase security and aid in investigations, but the company found the system unreliable for capturing high-quality video when incidents occurred.

Aggressively Priced Clouds

Aggressively Priced Clouds

A lower-cost virtual infrastructure gives cloud providers pricing leeway that can be used either to beat a competitor’s price or to increase margins.

Critical Fire Protection for a Critcal Facility

Telecom office building and data center employed advanced fire protection with expandable, cost-conscious networking capabilities.

Software Helps FBI Crack International Cybercrime Case

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation and NASA Office of Inspector General identify seven foreign nationals arrested for a massive, sophisticated Internet fraud that infected more than 400 million computers in 100-plus countries and scammed $14 million.

New York in November

New York in November

Next week, I’ll be traveling to New York City to attend ISC Solutions, the northeast security event for dealers, integrators, installers and end users.

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  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

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    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

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  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 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

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3