The Security Week That Was: A Recap - March 10-16, 2007

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession


While you’re at ISC, we invite you to come hear from our editors and staffers. Here are a few events to check out:

  • Wednesday, 10-11 a.m, ISC Education, Room 305, ST&D's Ray Bernard on the topic of security system testing
  • Wednesday, 3 p.m., Security Dealer Editor Susan Brady is serving as a judge for the SIA New Products Showcase awards
  • Wednesday, 3 p.m., Booth 9051 – SIW’s Geoff Kohl leads a panel discussing video intelligence trends
  • Wednesday, 6 p.m., Venetian Hotel, SIW columnist Bob Harris speaks about subscriber retention strategies, invitation only via NAPCO
  • Thursday, 9-10 a.m., ISC Edcuation, Room 107, ST&D's Ray Bernard on enterprise-wide identity management systems
  • Thursday, 10:30 a.m., ISC Education program, SIW’s Geoff Kohl and SIW/ST&D contributor Liz Martinez speak as part of a panel on Retail Security
  • Thursday, 2 p.m., Booth 9051 – ST&D’s Steve Lasky moderates a panel on security convergence trends
  • Friday, 9-10 a.m., Sands Expo Center, Room 103, Meet the editors reception with all Cygnus Security Group editors (consider yourself invited, join us for coffee and a snack)

More Big News of the Week
HID Global picks up Integrated Engineering, Buffalo goes wifi?

HID Global, a part of ASSA ABLOY, has acquired Integrated Engineering, a European company credited with creating the first PIV-compliant access control reader. … Chiquita, the banana company, was slapped with a $25 million fine by the U.S. Justice department for acquiescing to Colombian terrorists for protection services. The guerilla payoffs occurred from 1997 to 2004. … Seagate, a hard drive manufacturer, announced it would be shipping drives for laptops that have built-in encryption, creating another solution for companies looking to solve the problem of information protection on laptops that go missing. … And Buffalo, N.Y., is musing over the idea of a citywide Wifi system that would support a municipal surveillance camera network.