IT Security


Coming of Age

Coming of Age

There have been on-going discussions the past several years about how Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to modernize physical security systems and operations.

VOCAL Technologies Creates Unique Solution to Help Alarm Companies Make a Smooth Transition from Analog to VoIP Phone Lines

VOCAL Technologies Creates Unique Solution to Help Alarm Companies Make a Smooth Transition from Analog to VoIP Phone Lines

It is the end of the line for analog phone systems, which can leave alarm companies hanging out to dry trying to figure out if they need to replace costly alarm panels.

Encrypted USB Drives

The term “bad actor” once only referred to someone making a living in Tinsel Town. Now governments have used those words to describe rogue operators who carry out missions or perform actions with the intent to weaken or harm a country for the good of another.

Cisco Announces Plan to Acquire Sentryo

Cisco Announces Plan to Acquire Sentryo

Cisco recently announced that it plans to acquire Sentryo in order to optimize visibility, segmentation, and operations for Cisco customers.

An Iron Solution

An Iron Solution

One of the primary criteria for any surveillance, access or security system is the requirement for a consistent and reliable power source, as even the most complex and expensive system solutions will be rendered useless if power is interrupted.

Secure Storage in the Age of Edge Computing and the Cloud

Secure Storage in the Age of Edge Computing and the Cloud

Back when IT was dominated by on-premises data centers, storage options were fairly straightforward and securing storage resources was relatively simple compared with today’s far more complex storage landscape.

Cybersecurity, AI Skills to Dominate IT Staff Hires in 2019

Cybersecurity, AI Skills to Dominate IT Staff Hires in 2019

The company said Wednesday that large, enterprise firms were most likely to focus on cybersecurity and AI. Small and midsize firms are more likely to prioritize DevOps skills, experience with end-user hardware and IT infrastructure proficiency.

Your Top Data-Exposure Risk: Employees

People are fallible creatures. As the saying goes, nobody’s perfect.



How to Protect Your Business from Amazon

How to Protect Your Business from Amazon

If you think your dealership isn’t conducive to outside pressures, ask the merchants of Smalltown, USA, about that new Walmart going up on the outskirts of the municipality.

Choosing the Right VMS for Your Business

Choosing the Right VMS for Your Business

Since every business is unique, it comes as no surprise that each has different security needs.

The Next Evolution

The Next Evolution

It is time to pay attention to Artificial Intelligence (AI). With Apple Siri, Google Assistant and now Amazon Echo, voice recognition AI interacts with users worldwide thousands of times a day.

Four Video Storage Trends to Watch

Four Video Storage Trends to Watch

Data storage is becoming a hot topic in the video surveillance industry and gaining more attention as retention periods continue to increase.

What the FCC

What the FCC's Recall on Net Neutrality Means for Cybersecurity

The FCC has voted to roll back an Obama-era Net Neutrality Rules.

Moving the Discussion Forward

Moving the Discussion Forward

Only a few years ago, the inevitable shift to all things Cloud was met with guarded optimism. But today, the shift is really happening.

Survey Reveals Serious IoT Concerns

Survey Reveals Serious IoT Concerns

The survey was based on responses from 603 IT and line-of-business decision-makers involved in enterprise security teams across the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand.

Hacked Off

Hacked Off

While our industry is fairly good at anticipating and reacting to new physical security threats, we’ve been very slow to react to the clear and present danger from cybersecurity attacks.

Educating End Users

As a provider of storage for video surveillance systems, the hardest part of my job is educating end-users, integrators and consultants on the best way to purchase storage for their systems.

How to prepare your network and defend against the “Gadget Hordes”

How to Prepare Your Network and Defend Against the “Gadget Hordes”

With each passing year, network and security administrators have been faced with more and more devices appearing inside the walls of their corporate network.

The Cloud Keeps Evolving in 2017

The Cloud Keeps Evolving in 2017

Earlier in 2016, when Gartner analysts stated that by 2020, 80 percent of all software will be offered on a subscription basis—this did not come as surprise to us at Genetec.

Bandwidth Throttling

VMS Bandwidth Saving Technologies

Beyond the core functionalities of recording and displaying video, one of the most important capabilities of modern Video Management Software platforms is the ability to reduce bandwidth required for transmitting live video.

  • Securing Entertainment Venues Securing Entertainment Venues

    One thing entertainment venues, sports stadiums and theme park officials want to accomplish is getting people back into their seats. That is happening today—but not without understanding and technology. In this episode, AJ DeRosa shares his insight on how COVID-impacted businesses are able to face safety and security issues with confidence and technology. We also discuss visitor expectations and how venue officials can ensure their space is secure as they welcome visitors back.

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