Networking Security


Advanced Persistent Threats

Advanced Persistent Threats

An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a piece of malware that is distinguished by the sophistication of its code, the vectors cybercriminals are choosing for attack and the perseverance with which they’re going after their targets.

Your Vendors: Cold Beer or Malicious Attack Vector?

Your Vendors: Cold Beer or Malicious Attack Vector?

The five golden rules of developing a strong network security strategy for managing vendor access.

Protect Against Attack

Protect Against Attack

The one thing consistent about malware attacks is that they continue to change quite a bit as time goes by. Initially, many attacks were unstructured and untargeted, indiscriminately honing in on large numbers of hosts in an attempt to find their vulnerabilities. The outcome of these initial attacks was often simple defacement or destruction of data with very few of the overall volume of these attacks covered in the news.

Making the Choice - Fixed costs, customized solutions and user convenience - determining factors in buying physical identity and access management

Making the Choice

The migration of physical security technology to a network platform has made it easier and more convenient for organizations to integrate the various modalities of physical security into a unified configuration to better safeguard their employees, visitors, premises and material/intellectual property.

More than a byte

More than a Byte

Cybercrime is on the rise, and sensitive, corporate information is one of the top targets of external and internal attacks.

Diving into IP Surveillance

In the security world, when a company is making the leap from installing traditional, analog, CCTV cameras to IP surveillance, this “thinkahead” strategy is all the more wise.

Accelerating Detection and Response

Last spring, in late March, regional grocer Schnucks Markets reported that the credit card data of more than 2 million customers was stolen by cybercriminals.

Integrate a Panic Button

Violent acts in schools, committed by individuals, are unfortunately becoming more common. While video surveillance is the essential element in an overall school security plan, an emerging tool in combating this crisis scenario head-on offers the ability to send real-time, emergency alerts at the push of a button.



On The Fast Track

On the Fast Track

Cloud computing has kicked off the next big wave in business computing. It offers many benefits including business agility, security, scalability and reduced administration, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for any size and type of company.

There is no question that better methods of authentication are needed

Achieve Assured Authentication

Biometrics has a central role to play in today’s authentication solutions, so it is important to revisit and review the many myths and misperceptions associated with this technology.

On the Cutting Edge

Staying on top of a rapidly evolving technology, such as video surveillance, can be challenging.

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service

In the 1980s, a keynote speaker at a Novell Users Group meeting said, “All things will become IP.” It was almost certain the industry would adopt Asynchronous Transfer Mode, or ATM, as a more secure and deterministic networking technology.

Using the Network for Security

Using the Network for Security

Joe from ABC Company has had the same security management system for 15 years in all of his buildings. He likes it; he knows it inside and out, and he can give training classes to his security guards on how to use it.

The Truth about VLANs

The Truth about VLANs

A common misperception among security system integrators is the notion that an IP surveillance network must be separate and distinct from corporate or campus data, and the voice network. However, having a separate, distinct network for video surveillance comes with a price.

Biometrics on the Move

Biometrics on the Move

Multiple factors of authentication, including biometrics, can increase the probability that a person presenting a card to a reader is the same person who was initially issued the card.

Technology Game Changer

Technology Game-Changer

According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion new bytes of information are created each day—that’s 1 with 18 trailing zeros. The explosion of “Big Data” has touched every industry. Video surveillance is no exception.

Boosting Legacy Infrastructure

Boosting Legacy Infrastructure

The transition of existing physical security systems, such as fire and burglar alarm or video surveillance systems, to the next generation of technology has never been easier or more affordable than it is today.

The Edge of Intelligence

The Edge of Intelligence

When the first network camera was introduced in 1996, its functionality was pretty bare bones: digitize images and send them across the network to a centralized video management system.

Cameras Covering the Theatre

Cameras Covering the Theatre

Located in the heart of Hollywood, Calif., The Ricardo Montalbán Foundation Theatre, named after the late actor and performing arts patron, is a venue for diverse cultural events.

What’s in Your BYOD World?

What’s in Your BYOD World?

As network security professionals are acutely aware, they must be continuously vigilant to meet the ever-evolving threats driven by the bring your own device (BYOD) trend that is extending the network outside the office.

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