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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reigning in carbon monoxide hysteria

    By Joel Griffin - Friday December 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, a faulty boiler at an Atlanta elementary school sent more than 30 students and 10 adults to the hospital suffering from symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident has sparked calls for the mandatory installation of CO...
  • Breaking down barriers to access control convergence

    By Joel Griffin - Friday November 30, 2012
    One of the biggest industry trends over the last decade as more and more security devices have been brought onto the corporate network, is the convergence of physical security with IT. Increasingly, physical security managers have had to work with their...
  • The BYOD conundrum

    By Joel Griffin - Friday November 16, 2012
    The proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers has created a dilemma for security managers: How do you enable your workers to maximize their productivity while at the same time providing adequate protection against data breaches? There have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...