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  • Sandy's impact on security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday November 2, 2012
    The thoughts and prayers of the Cygnus Security Group go out to all those impacted this week by Superstorm Sandy, which left a path of destruction from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the shores of Maine. The storm has been blamed for the deaths...
  • A fresh perspective on IT security

    By Darnell Washington, CISSP - Friday November 2, 2012
    It’s a pleasure to join Cygnus and SecurityInfoWatch.com. I am honored to participate in providing commentary to the public on views and opinions that bring to light what I would refer to as the "practical side" of cybersecurity. Through many of my...
  • Do we really need a cybersecurity executive order?

    By Joel Griffin - Friday October 26, 2012
    Despite pleas from lawmakers asking the White House to leave the responsibility of drafting legislation that adequately addresses the nation’s cyber threats to Congress, it appears that President Obama has grown tired of waiting. The Associate Press...
  • The business case for PSIM

    By Joel Griffin - Friday October 19, 2012
    On Thursday, physical security information management (PSIM) software provider VidSys released the results of its 2012 National Security Survey, which polled more than 100 senior security professionals from both the private and public sector about the...
  • Your livelihood is at stake

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday October 17, 2012
    Most of the systems integrators and dealers I know are focused on the day to day activities of running a business. Many are smaller companies, with 1-10 employees and yes, these companies actually make up the majority of the alarm systems installing...
  • Workplace violence not just a concern for the private sector

    By Joel Griffin - Friday October 12, 2012
    When most people think about workplace violence, scenes from mass shootings at businesses from across the nation usually come to mind. Of course, we know in the security industry that workplace violence consists of more than just these violent, deadly...
  • Balancing free speech with security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday October 5, 2012
    Ads recently placed on New York subways and potentially coming soon to several Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations have ignited a firestorm of controversy and also raised potential security concerns. Paid for by the American...
  • 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...