SecurPod

SecurPod is part of the Security Today magazine franchise. Our mission is to provide industry related interviews with security experts in the commercial and industrial security vertical. These podcasts are an opportunity to carry a short message about security wherever you are traveling to listen to new viewpoints and solutions to an every evolving industry. You are welcome to access any of the podcasts as we begin to build a volume of recordings.

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AV Over IP for Control Room Operations

In this episode of SecurPod, Brent Dirks, Security Today editor, sits down with Parker Group CTO Ray May. May discuses the history of the the company and AVeune—a robust AV over IP solution tailored to enterprises.


Mobile Credentials on the Move

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen, publisher of Security Today magazine, sits down with Trevor Hoselton, Director of Federal Civilian Agencies PACS at HID Global, to talk about mobile credentials within the government space.


Exploring Tomorrow's Video Technology

In this episode of SecurPod, Security Today magazine publisher/editor in chief Ralph C. Jensen talks with Martin Gren and Fredrik Nilsson of Axis Communications, highlighting the 40th anniversary of Axis Communications and more.


Training: What You Might Not Know but Need to Understand

Training your staff is a valuable tool to ensure that security solution implementation is done right the first time, every time. This episode's guest is Connie Moorhead, president and CEO of the CMOOR Group.


Evolutions in Security

In this episode of SecurPod, publisher Ralph C. Jensen hosts LenelS2 global president and general manager Kumar Sokka. In their conversation, they talk about the security landscape and how quickly and significantly it has evolved over the past couple of years.


Key and Asset Management: Bridging the Gap Between Security and Facilities

In this episode of SecurPod, publisher Ralph C. Jensen sits down with Craig Newell to talk about key and asset management solutions in numerous security verticals.


Secure the K–12 Campus Environment

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen, publisher of Campus Security Today, addresses campus security protocols and procedures. Nothing strikes home quicker and deeper than an active shooter on campus. Jensen’s guest today is Michael Garcia, who manages the K–12 school business vertical in the United States for physical access control solutions at HID.


Video Analytics as a Security Solution

In this episode of SecurPod, Security Today magazine publisher Ralph C. Jensen sits down and talks with Matt Cirnigliaro, who serves as the Video Analytics Marketing Manager at Bosch Security Systems. They talk about analytics and how organizations use this solution as a response to potential security risks. They also talk about privacy and analytics technology.




AI is Making a Difference

In this episode of SecurPod, Security Today magazine publisher Ralph C. Jensen sits down and talks with Aaron Saks, the senior technical marketing and training manager at Hanwha Vision America. They talk about the meaning of real intelligence when it comes to AI and how customers can customize an AI solution for their particular need. Saks also talks about some of the new cameras introduced by Hanwha Vision over the past few months, and how Hanwha is making a difference in the industry. This Podcast is sponsored by Hanwha Vision America.


DPSM is the Future of Cybersecurity

DSPM is the Future of Cybersecurity

In this episode of SecurPod Ralph C. Jensen, publisher of Security Today magazine, talks with Parandar Das, the co-founder and CEO of Sotero. The conversation centers around the data security market and how Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) seems to be the future of cybersecurity. Das answers questions of why companies are pivoting more toward a data-first approach to securing their cloud-based data. He also addresses the question of why current approaches to data security are no longer effective.


Active Shooter: Rethinking the School Building

Making the Cloud an Easy Transition from On-Prem

In this installment, Ralph C. Jensen, publisher of Security Today magazine, talks with Eric Kedrosky, chief information security officer at Sonrai Security. Discussion centers on what makes the cloud difficult, how the scale and speed at which the cloud operates, impacts security practices, and common mistakes organization might make when moving from on-prem to the cloud. They also discuss what organizations can do right away to minimize further impact from a breach. Overall, education and training are a must for an organization to successfully navigate to the cloud.


Cybersecurity Strategies and Their Impact on Physical Security

Cybersecurity Strategies and Their Impact on Physical Security

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen learns more about the impact of cybersecurity, cyber protection and system infrastructure on the physical security world as he talks with Jami McGraw, manager of product development at Seneca; and Ron Vantassel, technical solutions manager at Seneca. The conversation centers on the key differences between physical security and cybersecurity strategies in terms of protecting assets. The importance of cyber protection in relation to hardware infrastructure solutions, as opposed to software only, is also discussed. In addition, McGraw and Vantassel talk about replacing legacy infrastructure with hyperconverged infrastructure — a combination of servers and storage in a distributed infrastructure platform with intelligent software consisting of separate servers, storage networks and storage arrays to create flexible building blocks.


ChatGPT and More in the Cyber World

ChatGPT and More in the Cyber World

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen enjoys a conversation with Vikram Phatak, the founder and CEO of CyberRatings.org. The conversation starts with the topic of ChatGPT and its pros and cons in the cyber world. We also talk about testing of the latest cybersecurity technology — the asymmetry, or market distortion — because there is not enough transparency into how security products work. Testing provides ratings and test scores on security product effectiveness, performance and management and reporting capabilities. The CyberRatings.org team has unique security product testing expertise with a combined proficiency spanning more than three decades. Its executives have fostered well-established relationships with most large and small security vendors and have built an earned trust with vendors and enterprises.


The Benefits of Proactive Monitoring

The Benefits of Proactive Monitoring

In this edition of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Security Today, sits down with industry veteran Kurt Takahashi, CEO of Netwatch Group, and Justin Wilmas, who serves as president of Netwatch North America. They discuss and talk about changes in the video monitoring market and how the company has embraced a proactive plan, which benefits the security dealer market and works in tandem with other security measures to keep the enterprise safe and secure. In addition, they discuss how proactive video monitoring works well in the cannabis vertical because of the cash market in which it is involved.


Learn More about Drone Technology, Solutions

Learn More about Drone Technology, Solutions

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine, talks with Jon Gruen, CEO of Fortem Technologies. Fortem Technologies is a well-known unmanned aerial surveillance manufacturer with experience on consumer and commercial applications, as well as on the battlefield for the past 10 months in Ukraine. Gruen highlights his experience and Fortem Technologies’ capabilities on a global platform, discussing the current state of the drone threatscape, both from a public and military standpoint. In addition, learn about what to expect from the C-UAS space in the future and the evolution of drone technology for years to come.


Ahead of Current Events

Ahead of Current Events

In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources, enabling faster response, more effective risk mitigation for both public and private sector organizations. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.


Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.


The Power of the Open Platform

The Power of the Open Platform

In this interview, sponsored by OpenEye, Eric Fullerton addresses the specific advantages of an open platform solution. He also talks how an end user can streamline operations and reduce cybersecurity risk in the cloud. Reducing the burden on IT will make it easier to manage and maintain video deployments and integrations of all sizes.


The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.


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.


New Products

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3