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  • Keeping secrets safe on the road

    By Paul Rothman - Thursday January 31, 2013
    Planning to visit China soon? Whether it’s for business or pleasure, American executives must keep their guard up and their corporate secrets secure. Here’s what the U.S. State Department warns: “Security personnel carefully watch foreign...
  • Taking the complexity out of IT security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 25, 2013
    Wisegate, a membership body for IT professionals, recently polled a group of its CSO members to see what they thought the top threats facing businesses would be in 2013. Among the most prominent vulnerabilities were ones that IT security managers have...
  • Obama whiffs on school security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 18, 2013
    Following through on his word to act swiftly in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama released a plan this week he believes will help reduce gun violence across the country. The president’s...
  • How dealers can help reduce false alarms

    By Rob Phillips - Monday January 14, 2013
    False alarms aren’t just an annoyance for homeowners. They can cost local authorities millions of dollars and valuable man hours each year, resulting in hefty fines and subsequent customer dissatisfaction. Adding two-way voice communication to a...
  • Applications expand for biometrics

    By Joel Griffin - Friday January 11, 2013
    Perhaps one of the most maligned security products among end-users through the years has been biometrics. Whether it was a reader that used a person’s iris, fingerprint or some other type of biological identifier, people have complained that the...
  • Calling all judges!

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Thursday January 10, 2013
    I’ve been a judge for the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase http://www.iscwest.com/SIANPS/ awards-based marketing program for quite a few years now. The NPS was established in 1979 to recognize innovative products, services and...
  • Is gun control a security issue or a political cop out?

    By Steve Lasky - Friday January 4, 2013
    Since 1949, there have been 14 total mass-victim, active shooter incidents recorded in the United States, beginning with a neighborhood domestic murder rampage in Camden, New Jersey that left 13 dead and ending just last month in Newtown, Connecticut at...
  • Ramping up recurring revenue

    By Rob Phillips - Friday December 28, 2012
    With interactive services, security dealers are pitching alarm systems in unprecedented ways and taking their recurring revenue to new heights. This new technology offers convenience to virtually any customer segment: the single working parent, the...
  • Weighing the value of IT threat intelligence reports

    By Joel Griffin - Friday December 28, 2012
    Used by CSOs and CISOs to examine the threat landscape as it pertains to cybersecurity, threat intelligence reports can be a valuable tool when it comes to determining where resources are needed the most. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by...
  • Should Schools Go on the Offensive?

    By Steve Lasky - Friday December 21, 2012
    At least when I was in elementary school we knew who we were supposed to fear. It was the Cold War era, and if you attended school on a military base like I did, vigilance dictated that emergency preparedness consisted of constant drilling for that...