The Long Reach of Government Security
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Feb 01, 2019
The government has its fingers in
everything, and it is necessary
when you think about managing
the nation’s infrastructure.
Think carefully about securing the nation’s
Guerry Bruner, an integration solutions
specialists at ASSA ABLOY door security
solutions, has written our cover story
about securing transportation. He writes
that intelligent transportation systems are
vital to managing roadways, interstates,
intersections, ports and much more. He
aptly points out that physical security
and cybersecurity must work seamlessly;
however, it seems this is often overlooked
Take a look at his article where he lets us
know where it all begins, especially a layered
approach to infrastructure security. Bruner
also writes about collaborative partnering,
“offline” and “online” access control and the
best of technology available.
There is no time like the present to ensure
the security of our critical infrastructure.
We also feature an interesting story from
Richard Brent, CEO of Louroe Electronics,
about an installation at JFK International
Airport in New York City. The security
upgrade at Terminal One includes the
deployment of more than 100 microphones,
which will enable quality control at all
32 passport check podiums. This will
verify interactions that CBP officers will
have with travelers.
Brent also delves into the technology
benefit, cost savings and a look toward the
future of audio in the security space.
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.