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Research: DIY Systems Made Up 50 Percent of All Security Systems Sales in the Past Year

New Parks Associates consumer research reveals that 50% of all security system sales in the past year were DIY solutions.

Global Phishing Attacks Continue to Dramatically Grow

Zscaler, Inc. recently released the findings of its 2022 ThreatLabz Phishing Report that reviews 12 months of global phishing data from the Zscaler security cloud to identify key trends, industries and geographies at risk, and emerging tactics.

Paxton Expands Global Team to Accommodate Growth

Paxton has broken all their previous manufacturing records, with this year being the busiest production period in their 36-year history.

Unlimited Technology Adds Top-Tier Security Executives to Leadership Team to Propel Ambitious Strategic Growth Plan

Unlimited Technology has announced the significant addition of three executives to its leadership team: Daniel Tews has been named CFO; Chris Horan, COO; and Joe Baker as the role of West Coast general manager.

Valuber Security Deploys Integrated Security Solutions for Government Agency Client

Valuber Security has confirmed multiple integrated security system deployments for federal agency offices in New York City.

Interface Systems Appoints Brent Duncan as CEO

Interface Systems has announced that Brent Duncan, the company’s COO and President, has been appointed as chief executive officer.

Athena Security Launches Next Generation Walk-Through Metal Detection

Athena Security announces the launch of the company’s fast, frictionless Entryway Security Solution, which is a multi-sensor walk-through metal detector allowing the faster flow of pedestrian traffic.

Security Industry Association Announces Founding Members of SIA Utilities Advisory Board Steering Committee

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce the first members of its Utilities Advisory Board Steering Committee.



Report: 90 Percent of Data Breaches in Q1 2022 Were Cyberattack Related

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, released its U.S. data breach findings for the first quarter (Q1) of 2022.

Can “Regular” Threat Actors Become Quasi-APTs?

The proliferation of cyber-offensive capabilities has been thoroughly discussed in recent years by academics and think tankers alike.

Biden Administration Releases Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan

The Biden Administration is releasing the first whole-of-government plan to address UAS threats in the Homeland.

Joseph Grillo Announces Retirement from ACRE

A proven and respected leader who has driven ACRE's business transformation and growth strategy, Grillo's deep knowledge of the security and access control businesses resulted in strong operating results, a track record of 11 successful acquisitions, innovative solutions and a relentless commitment to ACRE's customers, partners and employees.

Building the Future We Deserve – A Cyber Success Story

Consider a conventional computer. It uses a small (64-bit) processor architecture and is considered excellent for solving linear problems. Many past and present problems are linear, and 64-bit architectures have been sufficient to solve them (a 64-bit register can hold any of 264 over 18 quintillion [or 1.8×1019] different values).

Vulnerability Risks Within the Energy Sector: Current Risks and Why Going Passwordless is Vital

In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of cybersecurity threats compromising energy players, from Saudi Aramco in 2012 to the Colonial Pipeline last year, both of which have had the power to halt the flow of fuel to entire states and nations. In fact, a 2019 survey of global utilities by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute showed 56% of respondents reported that, in the last 12 months, their organization experienced at least one attack that resulted in the loss of private data or an outage.

Registration Opens for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has opened registration for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022, a hybrid event taking place 12-14 September that will offer a digital experience on the GSX online platform as well as an in-person event at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, GA.

Allegion to Acquire Stanley Black & Decker’s Access Technologies Business

Allegion plc, a global security products and solutions provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stanley Access Technologies LLC and assets related to the automatic entrance solutions business from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. for $900 million in cash.

Midwest Security joins ABLOY Critical Infrastructure Global Solutions National Account Partner Program

ABLOY Critical Infrastructure Global Solutions announced today that Midwest Security Products Inc. has joined its new National Accounts Partner program for top security systems integrators in North America.

Passengers Bring Guns to TSA Checkpoints as a Dangerous Trend Continues

Passengers Bring Guns to TSA Checkpoints as a Dangerous Trend Continues

A man headed for Seattle came to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Tampa International Airport with a Bersa Thunder semi-automatic pistol. The weapon was loaded with six rounds; one bullet was chambered.

Automatic Systems Adds to Sales Force

Automatic Systems is pleased to welcome two new regional sales managers to its U.S. team. Tanya Seaman joins the company as regional sales manager covering the Southern United States.

Survey: Almost 60 Percent of Americans Concerned About Safety of Loved Ones in Hospitals, Medical Facilities

According to a new consumer survey from Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), nearly three in five American report being concerned about the safety and security of loved ones in a hospital or medical facility.

Former TSA Executive Steve Karoly Joins AI Board of Advisors

Analytical AI announced the addition of Steve Karoly to its Board of Advisors. Karoly, a former TSA executive, will provide strategic advice to the Birmingham, AL company, which develops artificial intelligence threat identification solutions for clients around the world.

Allied Universal Compliance and Investigations Utilizes Guidewire App to Combat Insurance Fraud

Guidewire and Allied Universal® Compliance and Investigations announce Allied Universal’s new Ready for Guidewire add-on for Guidewire ClaimCenter, which is now available in the Guidewire Marketplace.

At Least 11 Injured in Brooklyn Subway Shooting

A masked gunman injured at least 11 in a shooting at a Brooklyn subway.

Hanwha Techwin Unveils Its New Innovation and Technology Experience Center

Hanwha Techwin America officially opened its new Hanwha Innovation and Technology Experience (HITE) on March 29.

Study: Home Technology Industry Now Exceeds $20 Billion

CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, recently released the Integrated Home Market Analysis in partnership with leading market research firm, Ancrage Consulting LLC. The results highlight the strength and stability of the estimated $20.1B integrated home market.

Research: Supply Chain Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase

Organizations have an opportunity to reduce their third-party risk by clarifying whether they or their suppliers are responsible for supply chain risk management, according to new global research of 1400 cybersecurity decision makers by NCC Group.

Allied Universal® Becomes a Global Leader in Electronic Monitoring Through Attenti Acquisition

Allied Universal® continues its strategic growth with the acquisition of Attenti Group. Allied Universal will integrate Attenti Group with G4S Monitoring Technologies, to create Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring Services.

ISC West Wraps Up With Nearly 20,000 Total Professionals in Attendance

ISC West, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), came to a close last Friday with record-breaking attendance growth for 2022.

Building Trust through Transparency

Building Trust through Transparency

With social media rapidly evolving, the call for transparency and accountability inside a law enforcement agency is now necessary to show the world what police do with every interaction.

  • Fresh Security Perspective from AMAG’s New Sales Director A Fresh Perspective on Security

    Fred Nelson may be new to the security industry but his sales and leadership methods are time tested, and true. Fred joined AMAG only a few months ago, but brings with him a wealth of experience in sales and life balance solutions. This year is off to a good start for AMAG with new solutions on the horizon.

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    April 2022

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