There are likely some in the security industry that still believe that “a drive is a drive is a drive” when it comes to video surveillance storage.  Not so, if you ask the manufacturers of hard disk drives (HDD). Those systems integrators that are a little more “long in the […]

Purpose-built Drives for Video Surveillance


Campus Achieves Comprehensive Data Protection and Centralized Management for Entire Security and Surveillance Ecosystem with Pivot3 and Milestone Systems Austin, Texas, June 12, 2018 — Pivot3, the hyperconverged infrastructure performance and technology leader, today announced that the University of Central Florida has deployed its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform for more robust video […]

University of Central Florida Modernizes IT Infrastructure to Improve Campus ...


Another day, another announcement regarding a huge data breach.  It seems the current challenge is to resist becoming desensitized to these all-too-common headlines.  If we give up and accept this as our new normal, we lose and the bad guys win.  Luckily, there are dedicated cybersecurity experts who remain vigilant […]

MyHeritage Breach – What the Experts Are Saying



Electronic access control systems do a great job of restricting access through openings that are designed to be used by your employees and vendors.  No valid card, no entry.  But, for many organizations, that is not where most people enter their facility.  It’s the main lobby or other public entrances […]

From Access Control to Visitor Management – What Super Enterprises ...


Guest Contributor: Kim Crawley, Cybersecurity Journalist On May 15th, Amnesty International released a fascinating report, Human Rights Under Surveillance: Digital Threats Against Human Rights Defenders in Pakistan. The report details how Pakistani activists are being targeted by cyber attacks. If you are neither Pakistani nor Indian, you might not know a lot about Pakistani-Indian […]

Pakistani Activists are being Targeted on Facebook


With cybercrime on the rise and costs associated with breached data and business interruption growing, businesses cannot simply afford to ignore the importance of having a solid cybersecurity plan for their organization. In the past recent years, cybercriminals have become more sinister and now use more advanced and sophisticated attack […]

Biggest Global Cybersecurity Trends in 2018



If you are an infosec practitioner it is pretty clear that you are in the data business. After all, your whole world revolves around gathering, understanding, manipulating, and protecting data. If you are a physical security practitioner, on the other hand, it may not be as obvious that your world […]

Are You in the Security Business or the Data Business?


Top of mind for security professionals, given today’s increasingly hostile threatscape, is the mass casualty incident.  Everything from what we can do to reverse this cultural trend toward violence to how we should react in the event of such an incident must be considered.  In times of crisis, seasoned security […]

Tools for Averting a Mass Casualty Threat


You may have missed it but there was a very exciting first that happened in the world of autonomous drones used for security this week.  On Monday, May 21st, Italian electricity and gas giant Enel announced that its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant deployed an innovative system that uses drones to support the […]

Automated Drone System Deployed at a Power Plant – This ...



It’s very possible that you have spent your entire career in the building electronic security business and never associated UL with anything other than that little UL-in-a-circle sticker that shows up on electronic system components.  Or, you may have spent your entire career in the IT security world and have […]

UL and Cybersecurity – Who Knew?


Pushing AI to the Edge Horizon Robotics claims to be a leading technology powerhouse of embedded Artificial Intelligence.  The company provides integrated and open embedded Artificial Intelligence solutions of high performance, low power, and low cost.  Their website states “We equip smart cameras and cars with “brains”, turning them into intelligent […]

Artificial Intelligence Embedded in a Camera


Many would argue that the most important part of any electronic physical security system is the network on which the system resides. The switches, adapters, converters, and other network devices, not to mention the network installation and configuration techniques, will have a significant impact on the performance and usability of […]

The Importance of Networks in Electronic Security System Design



What is security awareness anyway, and should we care?   Guest Contributor: David Dunmore, IT Security Trainer     Let’s start by deciding what we mean by ‘Awareness’ and ‘Security’ in this context. Wikipedia defines awareness as: the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, […]

How to Teach Security Awareness


If you are not in the anti-fraud business you may not have given much thought to the difference between online CNP (Card Not Present) transactions and swiped (card present) transactions.  If you are an online merchant this difference likely keeps you up at night. If a fraudulent CNP transaction is […]

CNP Expo – Where Anti-Fraud Professionals Go To Circle the ...


Apache Struts is a free, open-source, MVC framework for creating elegant, modern Java web applications. It favors convention over configuration, is extensible using a plugin architecture, and ships with plugins to support REST, AJAX and JSON. Unfortunately, unpatched Apache Struts was the point of entry for hackers who stole 145 […]

Apache Struts and Equifax – What the Experts Have To ...



Parsippany, N.J., June 12, 2018 – Vanderbilt, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced today that its latest cloud-based access control and video management solution, ACT365, was chosen as a 2018 Money-Saving Products Award winner by BUILDINGS Magazine. Vanderbilt ACT365 was recognized in the June 2018 issue of BUILDINGS Magazine for the features it offers building […]

ACT365 Recognized as Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS


St. Louis, Mo. – Arteco, a global provider of intelligent video management solutions, announced today the appointment of Eric Vorbeck to the position of Western Regional Sales Manager for the United States. In his role at Arteco, Vorbeck will call on his more than 13 years of experience in security, technology and […]

Arteco Appoints Western Regional Sales Manager


LONDON, June 11, 2018 – Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced today it was honored with two awards for its innovative products: Most Innovative Online Solution from the 2018 North American Fraud Awards alongside its partners at Video Analysis Solutions (VAS) and a 2018 Money-Saving Products Award […]

Oncam Recognized for Multiple Awards for Innovative Products and Partner ...



Register now through July 13 and save $200 on Briefings Pass SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2018 – Today, Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, releases its initial Briefings in anticipation of its USA event. Back for its 21st year, the annual event will return to Las Vegas where today’s most […]

Black Hat USA 2018 Briefings Spotlight Vulnerabilities in Voting Machines, ...