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.
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 Posture Security Management (DPSM) 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.
Sponsored by Sotero
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.
Sponsored by Sonrai 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.
Sponsored by Seneca
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.
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.
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.
Sponsored by Fortem Technologies
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.
Sponsored by Dataminr
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.
Sponsored by System Surveyor
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.
Sponsored by OpenEye
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.
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.
Sponsored by AMAG Technology
Learning about the mission and goals of PSA Tech will answer many of the questions integrators deal with every day. The vision of the organization is to “be the rising tide.” Learn what challenges integrators are facing and what emerging technologies will take off in 2022. This podcast is a conversation with Matt Barnette of PSA.
Over the course of the past few years, UncommonX has continued to observe companies’ unwavering “It could never happen to me,” mindset, despite an uptick in cyber threats and attacks. This presents a great challenge in the cybersecurity world and the business community at large. There still isn’t a strong urgency or focus on digital protection. The reality is that “the problems of the past are the problems of today.” Even though there’s a heightened interest in the topic of cybersecurity, due to recent attacks, organizations are not taking the necessary steps to learn from the past and safeguard their future.
Sponsored by UncommonX
Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.
Sponsored by Milestone
In this episode, Jason Bohrer, the executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance, discusses the access control vertical and technology from the Alliance’s point of view. The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. It exists as a neutral forum that brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in a variety of vertical markets. Now, with new areas such as IoT, the Alliance uses its proven processes to provide technology providers and adopters with the insights they need to build security in at the point of development and implementation.
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.
Sponsored by Evolv Technology
In this episode, Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen Talks with Steve Karoly about security and transportation issues, specifically airport, airline and passenger security. It is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. Much has changed concerning security efforts about airport transportation security. The conversation talks about the role that technology plays in protecting the flying public and steps taken to ensure there hasn’t been a successful terrorist attack on a U.S. airliner since 9/11. Checkpoint and screening are evolving at a rapid pace, and the conversation centers on new measures and technologies that are being integrated into checkpoints.
In this episode, Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen talks with Martin Gren, founder of the IP camera. They cover a variety of topics, including the process of creating the IP camera and its evolution and abilities today. They also talk about the role of video analytics and the influence that network cameras have played over the past 25 years. In building a successful brand, they talk about leadership, success and failure, and the drive to succeed.
Sponsored by Axis Communications, Inc.
In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Fred Burton discuss security tactics at sporting events, from dealing with unruly fans to coordination between the home and visitors' teams to identifying potential stalkers. We also talk about the logistics of re-opening mass-attendance venues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Leo Levit talk about the organization’s addition of GitHub and the milestone of more than 20,000 conformant products, as well as two Release Candidates. We also talk about the challenges ONVIF faced during this COVID-19 year and the biggest challenges they have faced.