IT Security

Smart Business Communications

How secure is your business data network? It’s a question that can be tough to answer when new security risks seem to emerge on a daily basis. Broadband data and voice communications are the lifeblood of business, and without a network that functions optimally all the time, the productivity, profitability and even viability of businesses in many vertical sectors are at risk.

Research: Smart Grid Cybersecurity Market To Reach $3.7 Billion By 2015

As governments and utilities invest in smart grid deployments, the need for robust security measures has become increasingly apparent. Those requirements will drive major investments in smart grid cybersecurity over the next several years, according to a recent report from Pike Research.

Schalge, idOnDemand Form Technology Partnership

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, and idOnDemand are partnering to offer a joint solution that consolidates a user’s identity across the enterprise.

House Leaders Announce Support For Cybersecurity Bill

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., and Senator Thomas Carper, D-Del., last week hailed the bipartisan support of prominent members of the House of Representatives for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation introduced last week by the three Senators.

Need For Network Security Boosts Growth In Managed Security Service Provider Market, According To Research

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North American Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.20 billion in 2009 and estimates this to reach $3.90 billion in 2016.

NIST To Help Accelerate Federal Government’s Adoption Of Secure Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been designated by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra to accelerate the federal government’s secure adoption of cloud computing by leading efforts to develop standards and guidelines in close consultation and collaboration with standards bodies, the private sector and other stakeholders

Research Indicates IT Security Needs Of Mid-Sized Organizations Becoming More Sophisticated

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, recently released the results of two new research initiatives that explore log management priorities for mid-sized organizations.

Poll: Data Loss Is Top Corporate Security Threat

CDW LLC recently announced the results of its IT Threat Prevention Straw Poll, based on a survey of 200 IT security managers and decision makers at medium and large businesses across the United States.

Less Than Half Of Cloud Services Vetted For Security, According To Study

CA Inc. and the Ponemon Institute, an independent research firm specializing in privacy, data protection and information security policy, recently announced a study analyzing significant cloud security concerns that persist among IT professionals when it comes to cloud services used within their organization.

Survey: Employees More Focused On Individual Concerns Than Overall Company IT Security

From prowling social networking sites at work, to overriding their company's installed security so they can access restricted websites, most employees were found to be generally imprudent and ambivalent when it comes to their company's overall security health, according to the 2010 Trend Micro survey on corporate and small business end users.

Survey Looks At Security Management Practices, Compliance Weaknesses

SenSage recently announced the results of an industry survey on security management practices taken during the RSA Conference in March.

Survey: Majority Of Americans Unaware Of Cloud Computing

A majority of U.S. citizens are unaware of how their online data is stored and who secures it, according to a Business Software Alliance (BSA) survey released recently. Approximately one in five U.S. citizens said they were unaware of whether their personal or corporate data is being held “in the cloud,” and 60 percent said they did not know what “in the cloud” means.

Market Trends

Trends in the Market

The use of video surveillance in business began with the introduction of CCTV in the early 1960s. Throughout the years, we have witnessed the rapid uptake of some technologies, while others showed promise but never experienced widespread adoption. Today, there are four trends that are shaping the video industry.

Consumers Confident In Security Of Mobile Devices, According To Research

According to recent research conducted by Unisys Corp., the majority of mobile device users worldwide feel safe using their mobile devices for applications, including airline boarding passes; as payments in stores for low-cost items; or to access online banking.

Survey: Data Security In The Cloud Top Concern For Government Officials

Lockheed Martin and its Cyber Security Alliance partners recently announced the results of a collaborative cloud computing and cyber security survey in a new white paper titled "Awareness, Trust, and Security to Shape Cloud Adoption."

Survey: Most SMBs Lacking Knowledge To Protect Against Online Fraud

Despite highly publicized cybercriminal attacks against businesses and the ongoing rise of malware perpetrated through schemes such as the Mariposa botnet recently dismantled by Panda Security and others, the majority of small and medium-sized businesses are not familiar with the banking Trojans used to attain access to and steal from their online accounts.

Survey: Almost Half Of IT Professionals Say Cloud Computing Risks Outweigh Benefits

Nearly half of U.S. IT professionals say that the risks of cloud computing outweigh the benefits, according to the 2010 ISACA IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey.

Survey: Companies Lack Adequate Policies To Protect Information In The Cloud

Symantec Corp. and the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, recently announced the findings of a joint survey of IT professionals. The survey revealed that most organizations lack the procedures, policies and tools to ensure that sensitive information they put in the cloud remains secure.

Verizon Framework Looks To Standardize Security Incident Reporting

Verizon Business is giving away information that officials believe will help the IT security industry address a critical issue -- the lack of a common standard for the collection of security-incident data and analysis -- with the hopes that it will help the industry fight cybercrime.

Wireless mesh

Challenge or Opportunity?

Wireless has been in the physical security space for years, especially with point-to-point bridges. But the newcomers—especially in the field of wireless mesh—are changing the game. Will wireless be as ubiquitous for outdoor deployments as cable or fiber?


  • 12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    Understanding crime statistics in your industry and area is crucial for making important decisions about your security budget. With so much information out there, how can you know which statistics to trust? Read Now

  • Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    In alignment with the state of Mississippi’s mission of “Empowering Mississippi citizens to stay connected and engaged with their government,” Salient's CompleteView VMS is being installed throughout more than 150 state boards, commissions and agencies in order to ensure safety for thousands of constituents who access state services daily. Read Now

  • Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    This year’s Live From GSX program was a rousing success! Again, we’d like to thank our partners, and IPVideo, for working with us and letting us broadcast their solutions to the industry. You can follow our Live From GSX 2023 page to keep up with post-show developments and announcements. And if you’re interested in working with us in 2024, please don’t hesitate to ask about our Live From programs for ISC West in March or next year’s GSX. Read Now

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  • People Say the Funniest Things

    People Say the Funniest Things

    By all accounts, GSX version 2023 was completely successful. Apparently, there were plenty of mix-ups with the airlines and getting aircraft from the East Coast into Big D. I am all ears when I am in a gathering of people. You never know when a nugget of information might flip out. Read Now

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New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3