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  • Improving the Interface

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday April 6, 2007
    Coming back from tradeshows like ISC West, where I get to ask a lot of questions, the tables are inevitably turned and I get asked a lot of questions about what I was really impressed by. The usual answer, of course, is that it's difficult to...
  • ISC West 2007 Photo Dump - part 3

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday April 3, 2007
    Jason, an NBFAA staff member and top-notch photo journalist, sent us in these great photos of the Tuesday daytime outings that the organization held. Golf without Guilt raises money for industry organizational needs, and the Skeet Shoot (complete with...
  • ISC West 2007 Photo Dump - part 2

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday April 2, 2007
    Chris Cage, NBFAA Weinstock award recipient Cage with his family receiving the NBFAA's most prestigious award Greg Kessinger (right) receives the Jackson award from Paul Baran (the 2006 winner) during the NBFAA's Tuesday night "Evening...
  • ISC West 2007 Photo Dump - part 1

    By Geoff Kohl - Monday April 2, 2007
    It's Monday and the Cygnus Security Group (SecurityInfoWatch.com, Security Technology & Design magazine, Security Dealer magazine, Locksmith Ledger magazine) is back at the offices after a mix of red-eye flights. With ISC West 2007 fresh in our minds...
  • ISC West injury report

    By Greg McConnell - Thursday March 29, 2007
    So ISC West has begun. Day 1 went pretty well (I only tripped on the uneven carpeting twice, so that's pretty good for me). Although, I did manage to do something I haven't done at a trade show before--cut my finger. After making it through my 3pm...
  • On Assignment

    By Greg McConnell - Monday March 12, 2007
    So one day last month I got out of the cozy comforts of the office and went on a residential security install in frigid, snowy Chicagoland.  Once I arrived on site, I was greeted by Robert Mikolainis, an installation team leader for Alarm Detection...
  • Relocating the Apps and Data for Security

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday March 9, 2007
    Google, that little search engine that could, is app happy. Bear with me -- I'll relate this to security technology in a minute. Not content with becoming the dominant web search engine, or with making what is arguably the best online mapping interface...
  • Change

    By Greg McConnell - Wednesday February 14, 2007
    So I've got to admit, when I first started working for Security Dealer a year ago this week, I had a lot to learn.  (Of course, learning never stops, but you know what I mean...)  As I look back on my first weeks on the job last February, one of...
  • Watching RSA from afar

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday February 9, 2007
    So, I'm not in San Francisco this week attending the RSA Conference, despite my wishes. But I have been enjoying some of the blog reports coming out of this IT security show. Now some might be asking why I should pay attention to an IT-focused show like...
  • Beware the Mooninites

    By Geoff Kohl - Wednesday January 31, 2007
    This security business is serious stuff, but sometimes you just have to have a bit of a laugh. That was my reaction to the news on CNN that the city of Boston had rolled out its Homeland Security counter-terror team today. The dangerous opponent...