Security Convergence Seminars Hit Dallas This Week

SecureWorld/ST&D convergence series brings physical security directors together with IT


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.