Security Convergence Seminars Hit Dallas This Week

Security Technology & Design is preparing for its final Enterprise Security Convergence seminar series of 2005 this week in Dallas, TX, with more than 500 attendees from the physical and IT sides of the security house expected. This will cap a six-city tour that began in February in Boston. Along the way ST&D and the host SecureWorld Expo event have played host to almost 3,200 security professionals.

Security Technology & Design’s partner SecureWorld created this seminar tour that features a unique Regional Touring Seminar series formed to promote the ideals of constructive communication between corporate & IT security professionals, technology leaders and systems integrators. These two-day events are designed to be high intensity workshops that will provide technology companies a venue to not only introduce cutting edge solutions, but sit face-to-face with security professional from both the physical & IT sectors to offer real world options and applications. This is designed as a solutions forum.

Presented by ST&D and hosted by SecureWorld Expo, the Security Convergence event allows experts a chance to provide no-nonsense one-on-one discussions on technology application, strategic planning, budgeting and implementation amongst invited technology sponsors, high-profile systems integrators and specially selected security end user professionals..

Looking to attend? Check out the Security Convergence sessions scheduled for the Dallas venue on Dec. 14-15. Register online at

Assessing & Implementing Enterprise-Wide Access Control Solutions

There are a number of “buzz words” that have entered our lexicon in the past years and the two that stand out the most are “integrated systems” and “enterprise systems”. Though different, it is apparent that you can not have one without the other and to achieve the ultimate goal of understanding and most importantly defining the term “enterprise system” we need to understand what an “integrated system” is. This session will focus on how to achieve an enterprise-wide solution through systems integration.

Speaker: Leon Chlimper, Vice President of System Sales, North America, Bosch Security Systems. Chlimper, has over 12 years of experience in the security industry. Fluent in several languages, Chlimper earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Syracuse University and an MBA from ESAN (Escuela Superior de AdministraciĂłn de Empresas) School of Management in Lima, Peru.

IP & Web-Based CCTV Solutions & Applications CCTV is now an in integral part of every security system. With the advance of IP and web-based technologies, users are expecting more out of their surveillance capabilities. How far can we go and what are the limitations with today's analog and digital CCTV solutions? When and how will web-based systems establish themselves as a technology of choice? Security personnel are being flooded with millions of bits of information; how can we ensure that this surveillance intelligence properly secures the organization?

Speaker: Lisa Bradshaw; National Sales Director, IPIX

Corporate Security & IT Collaboration: How to Close Security Gaps and Improve ROI

See how the full spectrum of physical security and IT convergence relates to your organization. Session includes case study material on how companies are benefiting from physical/IT collaboration. One CSO achieved a 54 percent reduction in IT security policy violations in 90 days, with no budget or personnel increases, through initiatives that resulted from physical/IT security cross-training.

Speaker: Ray Bernard, PSP, principal consultant, Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS). Bernard is principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS) in Lake Forest, California, and is board-certified by ASIS International (the preeminent international organization for security professionals) as a Physical Security Professional (PSP). Bernard has provided pivotal direction and advice in the building automation and security industries for over 18 years. Bernard has been involved in a long list of noteworthy security projects including international airports, nuclear disarmament facilities, water districts, corporate global enterprise security initiatives, sports stadiums and multiple-tower high-rise buildings. Bernard has spent a large part of his security career helping clients deal with the information technology side of security systems. He is the most highly published writer on the subject of the convergence of physical security and IT. Bernard is also a consulting editor for Security Technology & Design magazine. Bernard sits on the educational committees of the ASIS International IT Security Council and Physical Security Council. He is also a member of IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He is co-author of the book “The Handbook of Security Systems Acceptance Testing”, to be released by Auerbach Publications in the spring of 2006.

Integrating Biometrics & Smart Card Technologies

The emergence of biometrics and smart card technologies in recent years has fueled a new dynamic to traditional access control systems. Driven by world events, the need to better manage organizational data and stricter restraints on physical and logical access, biometrics and smart cards are now being integrated into both physical and IT security functions. This session will demonstrate the latest technologies and feature real-life applications.

Speaker: Michael Davis, Director of Technology, Intellectual Property, HID. Michael L. Davis is the director of technology in HID’s Intellectual Property Department and is responsible for strategic planning of the use of the company’s intellectual property rights, reducing intellectual property risks, and building intellectual property assets. He also serves as an early stage investigator of new technology identifying companies with products and technologies that are complimentary to HID’s business. Prior to his present position, Davis served as the managing director of OmniTek, a Honeywell company manufacturing card readers for the physical security market place.

He has been in the access control Industry since 1978 working at various physical security companies including Vikonics, Matrix Electronics, Allsafe Technologies, and several Honeywell Companies including Northern Computer, ADEMCO, NexWatch and OmniTek.

Davis has 11 patents (issued and pending) and has presented papers at industry trade shows including ASIS, ISC, CARTES, SecuTech, SecureWorld, and ICMA. He has also worked with the SIA standards group on Access Control Standards and is currently serving as HID’s representative on the M1 Biometrics ISO committee. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Medical Computer Science from Hunter College of the City University of New York.