May-June 2020

COVID-19-Industrial Security
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The Security Vanguard Awards: NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

July 3, 2023, Security Business and Security Technology Executive (STE) magazines honor the industry’s most innovative and collaborative security projects
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The question going forward is what repercussions will China face for unleashing a global pandemic that science and health experts agree could have been prevented if China had acted more responsibly and transparently?
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Back To The Future: The Frightening Security Realities Post-COVID-19

June 10, 2020
Current and emerging risks will require a multi-faceted operations roadmap
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Zooming Into The New Normal

June 10, 2020
Guess what I just finished? No, not the latest Stephen King book, but rather another in an endless string of Zoom video conferences that seem to be the “new normal” for all of...
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Understanding the nature of workplace violence offenders allows us to look more specifically at the industrial manufacturing setting and apply minimum security mitigations for effective risk management.
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Practices for Smooth Industrial Security Operations

June 10, 2020
Understanding the nature of workplace violence offenders allows for minimum risk mitigation and effective risk management
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A Three-Stage Strategy for Protecting ICS Networks

June 10, 2020
Maintaining the productivity of industrial facilities is a critical concern for network security staff

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For the security end-user, real-time data and analytics are crucial indicators to the health of one’s ESRM plan for overall business continuity.

Enhanced Visibility and Real-Time Data in Corporate Security Initiatives

June 10, 2020
Security executives leverage real-time data and analytics to make informed decisions
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Disruption is being acutely felt at global industrial enterprises, where supply chain security is increasingly imperiled by labor shortages, factory shutdowns and restrictions on movement.
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Solutions for Global Industrial Enterprises Navigating the Covid-19 Crisis

June 10, 2020
Disruption has impacted supply chain security at a global level like no time in history
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AI is only beginning to make its impact felt, but its potential to significantly improve countless aspects of the video surveillance industry is tantalizing.
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The Transformational New World of Data-Rich Video Systems

June 10, 2020
Advancements in AI and Machine Learning Have Changed the Video Surveillance Landscape
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How Do I Quit This Business?

June 10, 2020
The time has finally come for me to write the column I have secretly dreaded for a long while. As you are undoubtedly aware, you can Google “how do I get into cybersecurity” and...
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The current pandemic has transformed the role of security and redefined how risk mitigation strategies are implemented now and into the future.

Industry Voice: A Conversation with John Torres

June 10, 2020
A top security and risk expert assesses the global impact on global business from the COVID-19 pandemic
Ray Bernard, PSP CHS-III, is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities ( In 2018 IFSEC Global listed Ray as #12 in the world’s Top 30 Security Thought Leaders. He is the author of the Elsevier book Security Technology Convergence Insights available on Amazon. Mr. Bernard is a Subject Matter Expert Faculty of the Security Executive Council (SEC) and an active member of the ASIS International member councils for Physical Security and IT Security. Follow Ray on Twitter: @RayBernardRBCS.
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Collaborating with IT on System Hardening

Collaboration with IT departments regarding network requirements for electronic physical security systems is common. This column’s question is about collaboration regarding system...
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Eagle Eye Elevated Temperature Screening System

May 22, 2020
Company is making select elevated temperature screening solutions available via its reseller partners
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Pivot3 Surveillance Series Appliances

May 21, 2020
Company’s develops new platform for video surveillance powered by Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers with AMD EPYC processors
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MED Protective Cabinets from STI

Polycarbonate Cabinets Guard Against Unwanted Germs, Tampering and Theft
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HID Global Emergency Badging Solution

May 20, 2020
Includes cloud-based system and desktop card printer
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Guard services firms are hiring thousands of workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic to keep pace with increased demand.
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Demand for guard services surges in wake of COVID-19

May 15, 2020
Executives discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic
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Big Book Spring 2020

May 11, 2020
The Security Industry's Product Guide
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The models for business continuity and crisis preparedness have mostly been shattered given the magnitude and rapid progression of the virus and its impact on every business sector.

How to assess risk in the new age of normal

April 28, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis figures to be a transformational event for security technology
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Many organizations already have provisions in place for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) so employees don’t have to carry an additional company phone, and many more organizations will migrate to this model as the need for a remote workforce presents itself.

Security considerations for working in a COVID-19 world

April 23, 2020
Whether this migration of home-workers is temporary or long-term, solid cybersecurity practices should always take precedent
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers and the CONSULT Technical Security Symposium. Reach him at, through LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter, @RayCoulombe.

Tech Trends: Reality Check

April 7, 2020
How Virtual and Augmented Reality technology can dramatically change the security industry