Author Archives: Security Today

Yale University Sued Over 2008 Data Breach

In a letter to those affected by the 2008 data breach, Yale said the breach was discovered on June 16, 2018, during a security review of its servers. After the university discovered the breach, it notified those affected and offered credit monitoring services and identity theft prevention tips.

TSA Announces Plan for Facial Recognition at Security Checkpoints

The TSA Biometrics Roadmap focuses on four main goals: 1. Partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on biometrics for international travelers, 2. Using biometrics provided by TSA PreCheck members to enhance the travel experience, 3. Expanding biometrics to additional domestic travelers and 4. Developing the infrastructure for biometric technology.

Bosch Project Assistant

As many of you will have experienced, the planning, configuration, installation and reporting of a video security project involves multiple tools and extensive man hours to complete and document the process. Managing several projects efficiently through each phase can be a difficult task for system integrators.

Rebranding Your Name

As I ponder the final message from Global Security Exchange (GSX), I have to think that the rebranding of ASIS to GSX was a mistake. After spending two and a half days on the show floor, and talking to numerous people, not a single person referred to the show as GSX.

Enhancing Security

Video analytics solutions are enabling organizations to realize the full value of their video surveillance resources and enhance safety, security and overall business operations.

Streamlined for Success

In a new industry with strict regulatory requirements, the video surveillance system is everything but ordinary. First, it had to be a modular system to allow the company to scale it through the multiphase project.

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Protecting government agencies requires the widest palette of security solutions with facilities ranging from a storefront military recruitment center to a bustling international airport or a biological research center.

Focus on Protection

Good business is about partnerships. Our cover story in this issue comes from Jeff Huggins who has written about different examples of not only keeping people secure, but also offering protection.

Going High Tech

With the added video capabilities, Manteno authorities can alert agencies north or south of town to be on the lookout for specific vehicles with good description details.

Creating Cloud Platforms

Cloud technologies are giving people access through their mobile phones and other devices to a variety of new experiences, while making their workplaces smarter and more data-driven.

Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

By their very nature, terrorist attacks are unpredictable and predicated on surprise. Staying one step ahead by identifying vulnerable areas, and securing them, is critical to staving off vehicular attacks.

A Smart Security Program

Northwestern Mutual operated several disparate security systems for access control, alarm management, intercom, video and visitor management. The new building project provided an opportunity to upgrade the security system and overall security program.

Simplicity and Flexibility

Wireless technology in the security space is on the cusp of becoming the new norm. For the past few years we’ve seen the adoption of the technology grow steadily as it continuously improves upon traditional security solutions.

The Command Center of the Future

At the center of any government organization’s security operation stands its nucleus, arguably one of the most important pieces for overall functionality and efficiency: a command center or Security Operations Center (SOC).

Stick ‘Em Up, Partner

The TSA is implementing some pretty amazing technology in order to improve explosives detection. In late August, the agency unveiled a state-of-theart advanced technology computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanner for screening passengers and their baggage.

Smarter Not Harder

Each year at trade shows I like to identify common theme. Usually, I base this off of the conversations that I have in different booths throughout the the show. For GSX 2018, I talked with several companies who are in the business of working smarter, not harder. The kinds of buzz words I heard were: intelligent, artificial intelligence, smart, deep learning and machine learning.

Live from GSX: Day 2

Another day of GSX 2018, another day of great conversations, plenty of product demos and a surplus of innovative solutions. My favorite thing about GSX is the amazing conversations that you get to have face-to-face with company representatives.

Celebrating Humanity

There are plenty of great things to talk about when it comes to a security tradeshow; however, there may not be anything more important that people coming together for a common cause.

Campus Security Solutions at GSX

It is not a secret that campus security is the buzz word around events like GSX given the on-campus violence we have seen in the last year. Companies are putting their heads together and trying to figure out a better way to keep students, faculty and staff safer at K-12, universities, medical facilities, corporate campuses and more.

Live from GSX Day 3

Another busy day of GSX 2018 is in the books and with it came excited conversations, innovate products and streamlined solutions. With each booth I visited, I was excited by the new solutions and the potential deployments in the security space.

Boon Edam Demonstrates Powerful Intrusion Prevention at GSX 2018

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is showcasing the company's continuing advances in technology and customer support in booth #1715 at the GSX (formerly ASIS) exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from September 25-27. With the launch of their new Interactive Troubleshooting Guides for Security Entrances, a range of new partner technology integrations and the growing adoption of anti-tailgating and anti-piggybacking entrances by Fortune 50 Global companies, the company is advancing its position as the market leader in the Americas in security entrance solutions

ISS Displays Intelligent VMS and Analytics Solutions at GSX 2018

ISS - Intelligent Security Systems, a leading provider of intelligent VMS and analytics globally, is demonstrating its newly released SecurOS™ v.10 Video Management System supported by their powerful suite of native intelligent analytics, along with SecurOS™ Smart NVR, an all-in-one video management appliance here at GSX 2018 (booth #2151).

Five Injured in Syracuse Shooting

Five people were shot Thursday night at a residence in Syracuse, New York, authorities said. As of late Thursday, authorities hadn’t identified a suspect nor a motive, according to Police Chief Frank Fowler.

Bradley D. Spacy and K.T. McFarland Announced for Global Security Exchange Keynote Lineup

ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, recently reported Air Force Major General Bradley D. Spacy and former Trump Administration Deputy National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland will join the keynote lineup for Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry's flagship event.