At ISC West I had the privilege to serve for the first time as a judge for SIA’s New Product Showcase Awards. What a fascinating experience! Not only was I able to watch each company in my judging category present their working products and describe them in detail, I also was able to learn from the other judges — consultants, architects, systems integrators — about what they considered to be the key elements of each product, and what would make them choose one over another.
One of the security industry's own, David Gonzalez, director of business development at Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution, is being credited as a hero who was primarily responsible for restraining a pilot who behaved in an enraged manner during a jetBlue flight yesterday morning. Gonzalez told SDM that the real hero is the co-pilot, who landed the plane safely in Amarillo, Texas.
The ever-changing risk landscape requires security in places that transcend traditional geographies. Because of the requirement for enhanced security in these areas, organizations that operate in disperse and geographically challenging environments, such as oil refineries, parking lots, chemical facilities and transportation, require technologies that can help secure vast spaces.
The Electric Guard Dog, Columbia, S.C., is a pioneer in renewable energy for the security industry. The company's founder, Bill Mullis, developed and patented the flagship product that utilizes solar power more than 20 years ago.
Gone are the days when cybersecurity was someone else’s problem. With savvy and tenacious hackers who can use almost anything connected to a network to access systems, and evolving and seemingly implacable threats, just where does the security industry stand on the cyber preparedness spectrum? Read more stories in September Issue 2017.