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Allied Universal® Unveils “Thank You” Video Campaign to Celebrate Security Professionals

Allied Universal is proud to recognize security professionals during the company’s 6th Annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week starting Sept. 13 through Sept. 19. This year, Allied Universal launched a “Thank You” Video Campaign encompassing 18 videos, which highlight employees personally giving thanks and recognition to the company’s more than 200,000 security professionals.

Security Industry Pro Holley Hunt Joins Alcatraz as Director of Business Development

Holley Hunt has joined Alcatraz as director of Business Development. Hunt leads Alcatraz in discovering and pursuing new business opportunities and partnerships as the technology security startup carves out a new industry – autonomous access control.

Allied Universal to Hire 700 Security Professionals

Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is seeking to hire 700+ security professionals in the Phoenix and Mesa areas.

DHS Provides $10 Million to Local Communities to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $10 million to 29 select projects to support the development of a nationwide Terrorism and Targeted Violence Prevention (TVTP) Framework.

TSA team at JFK International Airport Kept Suspicious Item off a Flight

TSA team at JFK International Airport Kept Suspicious Item off a Flight

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport identified an unusual suspicious item inside a traveler’s carry-on bag that could have resulted in a tragic outcome had the item been carried onto an aircraft.

Companies should know the real risks of cyber-physical security

Due to the nature of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), incidents can quickly lead to physical harm to people, destruction of property or environmental disasters. Gartner analysts predict that incidents will rapidly increase in the coming years due to a lack of security focus and spending currently aligning to these assets.

ABLOY USA CI promotes Shayne Spears

One year after ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure hired Shayne Spears as the new Vertical Market Manager for Oil & Gas, he has been promoted and will now serve in a dual role as national accounts manager, based in Texas, he continues reporting to managing director Jerry Burhans.

Feenics Appoints Cosgrove as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

Bringing wide-ranging physical security experience in both the system integrator and software manufacturing sales disciplines, Dan Cosgrove has been appointed Midwest US Regional Sales Manager for Feenics, Ottawa, Canada.



Managing Non-Human Identity Explosion in the Public Cloud

With digital transformation comes the move to the cloud. What many businesses don’t realize is that it requires a retooling of their security strategy from the ground up.

Cyber Deception Reduces Data Breach Costs by Over 51% and SOC Inefficiencies by 32%

Attivo Networks® has announced the results of a new research report conducted with Kevin Fiscus of Deceptive Defense, Inc., “Cyber Deception Reduces Breach Costs & Increases SOC Efficiency.”

Davista Social Distancing Solutions Ensures a Safe Return to Work

AI-based platform and mobile application delivers the value of data to transform health monitoring during COVID-19

McAfee Brings Consumers an Integrated Security Experience from Home

McAfee today announced its latest consumer security portfolio that includes enhanced products with better user experiences such as a native VPN and new features, including integrated social media and tech scam protection.

The Role of Confidential Computing in Protecting Cloud Applications and Sensitive Data from Breaches

According to the Confidential Computing Consortium: “Confidential computing is the protection of data in use using hardware-based Trusted Execution Environments (TEE).

Body Cameras Must be worn by California Prison Guards

Body Cameras Must be worn by California Prison Guards

A federal judge mandate will make sure that California correctional officers will now be required to use body cameras while interacting with inmates inside a state prison.

The Remote Red Room: The First Defense in Corporate Security

The Remote Red Room: The First Defense in Corporate Security

When organizations began sending employees home in early 2020, it’s likely that few realized just how long their workforces would remain remote or how security risks would increase right along with it.

All States Now Compliant Ahead of REAL ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing that after more than 15 years since Congress passed the REAL ID Act, all 50 states are now in full compliance issuing these cards, with most states becoming compliant in the last four years.

DHS to Implement Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence

In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) and now offers this corresponding Public Action Plan demonstrating the Department’s efforts to combat emerging threats and improve information sharing.

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Law Enforcement Data “Blue Leaker”: A Danger or a Public Service?

The recent release of a massive cache of sensitive Law Enforcement data has been in the news recently. The trove of roughly 270 gigabytes of data posted to the Denial of Secrets website has been referred to as “BlueLeaks."

Genetec: ALPR Accuracy Rates Improve 5%

While the accuracy rate of traditional rules-based ALPR systems is very good, every false positive still requires human intervention.

Security Industry Association Says Portland Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

Security Industry Association Says Portland Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities and property and protect their people and customers.

Dahua Solutions Help Businesses Become Pandemic-Ready

Dahua Technology is helping businesses reopen. Thermal imaging, face detection and other technologies play key roles in screening for skin temperature and determining whether someone is wearing a mask.

Richmond TSA Officer Recalls His Role at the World Trade Center After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Richmond TSA Officer Recalls His Role at the World Trade Center After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

As he reflected back to 2001, Mitchell said he thinks back to the men and women who he worked alongside at Ground Zero.

Federal Contracts on the Line for Outsourced Jobs

President Donald Trump said he plans to hold U.S. companies responsible for outsourcing products to be made in China by withholding federal contracts to those companies who depend upon Chinese manufacturing sources.

SIA issues policy on ethical use of facial recognition

SIA issues policy on ethical use of facial recognition

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new policy principles guiding the development and deployment of facial recognition technology.

COVID Has Made Privacy a Concern, An App Survey Finds

COVID Has Made Privacy a Concern, An App Survey Finds

The pandemic has been a great equalizer in the fears it has unearthed. Regardless of country, socioeconomic status or age, we have all shared concerns for our own health and that of our loved ones.

Boon Edam to Participate in First Virtual GSX+ Event

Boon Edam Inc. has announced that they will be exhibiting in the first virtual Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) conference, Sept. 21-25.

With Police Stretched to the Limit, Private Security Agencies Can Help Keep Businesses Safe

The slowdown in international travel as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the travel security industry.

Trump Administration Launches First Cybersecurity Principles for Space Technologies

The Trump Administration announced the first comprehensive cybersecurity policy for systems used in outer space and near space Sept. 4.

Alcatraz and Channeltivity Partner to Deliver High Tech Channel Management Solutions for Dealer Success

Alcatraz and Channeltivity have united to help deliver a state-of-the-art channel and training program that fosters partner success.

Cyberattacks on state, local government up 50%

Many of the cyberattacks on state, local, tribal and territorial governments are not complicated and could be avoided through simple steps such as improved cyber hygiene and two-factor authentication, a new report states.

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