Network-Centric Security


A Conversation with Jill Johnston

As the security industry plows forward with new technology, products and ideas, there is the ever-present worry that some of the best available products will have to contend with knockoffs from China. It seems to happen in every industry, but maybe more so in the security market, to the chagrin of security manufacturers. During a conversation we had during ASIS 2010 with KJB Technologies President Jill Johnston, we wanted to know more.

Report: 41 Percent of Organizations Not Protected Against IT Security Risks

The report, Risk and Compliance Outlook: 2011, commissioned by McAfee and conducted by Evalueserve, found that to address concerns about lack of IT protection, nearly half of all companies plan to spend an average of 21 percent more in 2011 on risk and compliance solutions.

Full-Service Security

The Hillsborough County Sheriff ’s office (HSCO) in Tampa, Fla., is a full-service law enforcement agency comprising more than 3,400 employees. Leadership and officers value integrity, professionalism and community-oriented policing as the top priorities of agency operations. Today, HCSO, led by Sheriff David Gee, is one of fewer than 20 public safety agencies in the nation to attain law enforcement, jail and medical accreditation.

Why Should Camera Specifiers Care?

They’ve always been the Achilles’ heel of video surveillance, whether analog or digital cameras are involved: those nasty shadows, glares, reflections and direct sunlight that turn captured images into darkness or wash them into a brilliant, undetectable white. Higher-resolution cameras simply exacerbate the problem.

Shop Customer Satisfaction

With ISC West coming up on the docket, it will be interesting to see what video vendors will be emphasizing. Odds are that we will see scores of messages about better widgets -- higher-resolution cameras, unique VMS software, clever storage schemes and the like.

Equipment Need a Lift?

Burglary, internal theft, larceny and fraud: These and a host of other security threats are likely here to stay. So it should be no surprise that Kroll’s 2010 Global Fraud Report shows marked increases in IT security (19 percent) and physical asset security (15 percent) investments in the retail, wholesale and distribution sectors. The good news? Proactive measures are helping to reduce losses.

The Real Benefits

The dream of easy money draws gamblers to casinos; the goal of preserving profits requires casinos to find ways to keep dishonest gamblers from gaining that money illegally. There are some scenarios and many reasons why casinos need to partner with security integrators to realize the full potential of their security systems.

Liberty University Uses Q1 Solution to Detect Network Threats on Universitywide Network

Liberty University, the largest and fastest-growing Evangelical Christian university worldwide, has selected QRadar Security Intelligence Platform from Q1 Labs to manage the university’s increasing amount of security related data, while improving the detection of threats across the university network.



Two More Spyware Programs Identified on Android Devices

On the heels of Hong Tou Tou, two more spyware programs on Android devices have been discovered. Named "SW.SecurePhone" and "SW.Qieting," the spyware may cause serious privacy leaks.

U.S., China Cooperate on Fighting Spam

The report will present voluntary best practices for reducing spam which, according to MAAWG, accounts for about 90 per cent of email traffic.

Key Source International Unveils Auto-Locking Keyboard to Protect Sensitive Data

Key Source International has announced the SonarLocID, an integrated keyboard that addresses the most important aspect of workstation security: the logoff.

Study: Latest Technologies Straining Cybersecurity Staffs

A study based on a survey of more than 10,000 information security professionals worldwide finds that a growing number of technologies that business are adopting widely are challenging information security executives and their staffs, potentially endangering the security of government agencies, corporations and consumers worldwide over the next several years.

Vandalism Falls By More Than 90 Percent After Denmark Municipality Installs IP Video Surveillance

The municipality of Egedal in Denmark has experienced a significant drop in crime since the implementation of a surveillance system based on Milestone XProtect Enterprise open platform video management software. The number of vandalism acts alone has fallen by 90 percent.

Animetrics App Uses Facial Recognition to Secure Smartphones

Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, the apps accurately verify a user's identity using only his or her face through cloud-based facial search and retrieval applications.

Becrypt Appoints Head of Global Head of Marketing

Kieth Ricketts will be responsible for all marketing activities across Becrypt’s worldwide operations. A major focus will be the continued development of Becrypt’s U.S. operation, as this market remains a key growth opportunity for the company.

Cisco Makes MorphoTrack an Ecosystem Provider

Cisco has selected MorphoTrack (Safran group) as an ecosystem provider, making the company’s MorphoAccess biometric readers available as an integral component of Cisco’s IP-based access control system.

Container Terminal Employs IP Video Surveillance

IndigoVision’s complete end-to-end IP video solution is behind a sophisticated monitoring system at a container terminal in the Port of Malaga, Spain.

Explore Anywhere Names Oliver Nelson as CEO

Nelson is an advertising and marketing professional with a diverse background that includes experience in both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer B2C realms.

Mobile Active Defense Partners with MainNerve on Healthcare Smartphone Security

Mobile Application Development (M.A.D.) Partners LLC and MainNerve are collaborating to provide iPhone, iPad and smartphone security and compliance to the critical healthcare sector.

Dell Closes SecureWorks Acquisition

Dell announced that it has closed its acquisition of SecureWorks Inc., a provider of information security services and expanding Dell’s IT-as-a-service offerings.

  • The Power of the Open Platform The Power of the Open Platform

    In this interview, sponsored by OpenEye, Eric Fullerton addresses the specific advantages of an open platform solution. He also talks how an end user can streamline operations and reduce cybersecurity risk in the cloud. Reducing the burden on IT will make it easier to manage and maintain video deployments and integrations of all sizes.

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