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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


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




Guest Contributor: Dr. Spincer Koh, Gorilla Technology Cybercrime is on the rise, and asset protection is of increasing global importance. According to McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, it’s estimated that global cybercrime costs soared to an estimated $600 Billion. As enterprise security races to transform itself to […]

The Future of Cybersecurity is Convergence



As You Join in the Trend to Use Smartphones in Access Control, Be Sure to Select the Right Communications Protocol     Guest Contributor: Scott Lindley, General Manager, Farpointe Data   Using smartphones in access control systems is the new buzz in discussing readers and credentials. Electronic access control manufacturers are […]

The Role of Bluetooth in Mobile Access Control


Guest Contributor: Greg Hetrick, Marketing Manager for PCSC For the past few decades, physical proximity cards were standard issue. Businesses assigned plastic cards to employees and visitors and cards opened doors where permission was granted. Cards were lost, stolen, and no one was sure the person using the card matched […]

Mobile Credentials for the Masses