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  • Celebrating central station catches

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Friday September 28, 2012
    Attention dealers, integrators and especially central station monitoring companies. We have a great opportunity to get you noticed, and rewarded, in print and online for your help in thwarting burglaries, break-ins and other criminal activities. We are...
  • Cyber terror rages in the banking sector

    By Paul Rothman - Friday September 28, 2012
    Yesterday, CNN called it the biggest cyber-attack in history. And chances are, your bank’s website has been affected. In fact, since Sept. 19, coordinated Denial of Service (DoS) attacks have shut down the websites of Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase...
  • The right way to fund urban security

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday September 21, 2012
    Here at SecurityInfoWatch.com, we're all for security, and so it seems is Chicago Alderman George Cardenas. He's proposed a safety and security fee that would be levied upon Chicago's citizens to help pay for more police officers. Improving law...
  • Security firm offers training for zombies

    By Joel Griffin - Friday September 21, 2012
    As comprehensive as most enterprise risk management plans are, I seriously doubt many, if any, Fortune 500 security directors have had tabletop exercises or other training on how do deal with a potential onslaught of zombies. As laughable as it sounds...
  • Cameras watching...more cameras?

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday September 19, 2012
    In a move sure to make George Orwell look like Nostradamus, officials in Prince George's County, Maryland, announced last week that they would be using video cameras to monitor....you guessed it, other video cameras!   In this case, the cameras...
  • It takes more than one medium

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday September 17, 2012
    Recent research has it that social media may be losing its initial luster. It takes time to build a presence and keep these avenues of communication fresh with new content. While I may not agree with this fully; I feel social media will play an even...
  • Libya consulate attack and the power of social media

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday September 14, 2012
    It’s a pretty poor movie. In fact, it’s decidedly amateurish. The acting is terrible, the effects are ill-accomplished, and the script is disjointed. Worse than that, it’s clear that it has voice-overs injected that don’t match the audio or line...
  • Four very cool video surveillance technologies at ASIS 2012

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday September 11, 2012
    Video surveillance technology companies seem to get all the buzz in the security industry, and rightfully so. These companies are making forward jumps of leaps and bounds, and after a day combing the aisles of the 2012 ASIS International Tradeshow in...
  • 8 keys to starting a trade secret protection plan

    By Paul Rothman - Monday September 10, 2012
    Caught a great educational session at ASIS today on proecting trade secrets....some really good stuff from former Dupont security chief Ray Mislock Jr., now with Pamir Consulting. Expect an in-depth article in early 2013 in STE outlining a strategic...
  • The business playing field for security dealers must be level

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday September 7, 2012
    The Electronic Security Association (ESA)  alerted the security industry of a court case occurring right now in Massachusetts that could be a watershed case for the industry. The issue is licensing and whether companies like Comcast and Verizon are...