The security week that was: 04/09/10

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession


G4S dropped the "Wackenhut" modifier from its name as the company seeks to rebuild its brand as a technology integration and manned security company. ... The ASIS CSO Roundtable has a new report out to benchmark enterprise security risk management. ... ESA announced early details about its 2011 Leadership Summit. ... NYMPC is out with a video monitoring solution called "WatchMybusiness". ... The ONVIF standards group has created IP video standards and will now add access control-related interoperability standards to its focus. ... A diplomat from Qatar screwed things up royally for air passengers when he joked about lighting his shoes as bombs while smoking in the jet's bathroom (maybe Motley Crue's "Smoking in the Boys Room" is his personal theme music, but no one likes wants to hear shoe bomb humor while they're flying). Fortunately, this chump is being told to pack his bags and get back to Qatar. ... Linear LLC has established a new business group incorporating audio, video and control systems; Mark Terry will serve as the new group's president.