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  • The White House situation room

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday May 9, 2011
    Ostensibly, this is not a particularly exciting photo, but there's something amazingly intense about this photo of the national security team receiving information on the raid that ended the life of Osama bin Laden. Many are already calling this an iconic...
  • What went wrong in the Sony PlayStation network breach?

    By Joel Griffin - Monday May 9, 2011
    Last month, Sony announced that its' PlayStation online gaming network was victimized by a cyber hacker, who may have been able to gain access to the credit card information of 77 million users. Just last week, Sony said that the breach was worse than...
  • "Chart Your Course to Profit"

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday May 3, 2011
    "Chart Your Course to Profit" was the theme of this year's International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) annual conference recently held in San Diego, California. The first day conference topics included: Building Client...
  • Streaming live from PSA-TEC

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday April 28, 2011
      Streaming live from PSA-TEC As a premier media sponsor to the upcoming PSA-TEC show in Westminster, Colo., we have the inside skinny on all the cool educational and networking functions scheduled for the event, May 16 through 20 at the...
  • New spam scam: The hit-man death threat

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday April 28, 2011
    I receive a lot of spam; it's a side-effect of my email being prominently displayed on this website and others and apparently being harvested regularly for spam lists. Our IT team is generally quite good about identifying regular spam messages and...
  • Crisis Management - When disaster strikes

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday April 28, 2011
    Last week I was contacted by the Charlotte Observer (charlotteobserver.com) regarding a story they were doing about a recent tornado that leveled a Lowes store in Sanford, North Carolina. Little did we know, at the time, that tornadoes would cause so much...
  • Physical security at Google's Data Centers

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday April 25, 2011
    Google has posted a great video showcasing the layers of security that protect its data centers around the world. On the physical security side, it showcases how guard shacks, crash-proof vehicular barriers, high-end perimeter fencing, specific visitor...
  • AICC focuses on national monitoring license

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday April 21, 2011
    AICC Focus on National Monitoring License   The Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), organized as a subcommittee of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) unanimously voted to move forward with the extensively deliberated...
  • Confidence rises in video analytics

    By Natalia Kosk - Thursday April 14, 2011
    At the ISC West tradeshow last month, Mark Gally, vice president of Marketing, VideoIQ, Bedford, Mass., shared his thoughts with Security Dealer & Integrator , confirming that “the market is getting its confidence back in video analytics as of the last...
  • New show "Police POV" looks at police work through officers' own eyes

    By Geoff Kohl - Thursday April 14, 2011
    I just heard from reality televsion channel TruTV that they're launching a new TV program in a couple days called "POLICE POV". The "POV" element seems to be putting digital cameras on the ears of police officers and then recording what they see...