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    Vanguard Project Award Winners
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    Access & Identity

    Strategies to Ensure Access Control Demands Keep Pace with Organizational Change

    Deploying a holistic planning approach in conjunction with conducting comprehensive assessments is crucial to mitigating risk

    Big Book Winter 2023

    Dec. 13, 2023
    The security industry's buyer's guide, featuring new products AND the winning products in the annual SecurityInfoWatch Readers' Choice Awards
    Ranger Guard
    “There’s been a great increase of people wanting security just to have that increased warmth and welcome, so people feel comfortable going somewhere,' says Jonah Nathan, Vice President of Houston, Texas-based security company Ranger Guard.
    Security Executives

    As police forces struggle, can private security industry seize the moment?

    Dec. 8, 2023
    Private security forces may be more needed than ever as public police departments struggle with recruitment, retirements, high costs for wages and equipment and anti-police sentiment...
    Steve Lasky
    Security Executives

    Megatrends Predict a Mega Security Future

    Dec. 8, 2023
    Each year at the Securing New Ground (SNG) conference in New York, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosts a compelling panel discussion detailing the results of its annual...
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    Critical Infrastructure

    Today’s Hyper-Connected Network Systems Face Myriad Security Challenges

    Dec. 8, 2023
    Best practices to help secure Converged Information Technology and Operational Technology Networks

    More content from NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2023

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    Access & Identity

    Move Over ChatGPT – AI Is Physical Security’s Secret Weapon

    Dec. 8, 2023
    AI is changing the way businesses are secured around the world
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    Security Executives

    I’m a Duffer, But Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong

    Dec. 8, 2023
    Retirement means I have been able to resume the pursuit of the most annoying personal sport ever: golf. What makes golf so annoying? Your opponent. If you play tennis or pickleball...
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    Security Executives

    The Haunting of Our Colleges

    Dec. 8, 2023
    Our universities and colleges are haunted. The are haunted by the ghosts of critical thinking, tolerance, debate, reason and diversity of opinion. Ghosts are dead and I can make...
    Security Executives

    Effectiveness in Workplace Violence Prevention

    Q: I've just been promoted and now I'm in charge of our Workplace Violence Prevention program, something I’m not familiar with. I’ve been asked to evaluate its effectiveness. ...
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    School Security

    PASS Guidelines Expanded to New England Schools

    Dec. 8, 2023
    Collaboration and coordination are two actions crucial to stakeholders when implementing the PASS Guidelines,
    Blakeslee Electric worked closely with Identiv to integrate access control and video surveillance systems into the Caritas Center's unique environment.
    Access & Identity

    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

    Nov. 22, 2023
    Catholic Charities’ Caritas Center keeps its residents safe with the help of a security management and access control system
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    Paul Olson, owner of Olson Seed Service (left) collaborated with Vivotek Regional Sales Manager Shannon Benna and Robert Smith of Iowa-based integration firm Tech Zone to craft a security solution.

    Security Vanguard Award Top Project: A Solution to a Growing Problem

    Nov. 10, 2023
    As threats against American agricultural targets increase, farming operations like Olson Seed Service are turning to technology to defend against theft, cybersecurity and even...
    School Security

    Vanguard Award Honorable Mention: UMass Boston’s Access Control Conundrum

    Nov. 10, 2023
    Biometric-enabled ID cards prove the be the missing link to student access and safety at the university

    Announcing the 2023 SecurityInfoWatch.com Readers' Choice Awards Winners

    Nov. 9, 2023
    The program recognized the most impactful products introduced from April 2022 to June 2023 in 15 different categories.
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    At a soberingly fast pace, fraudsters are using generative AI to exploit gaps between these touchpoints, and bad actors are looking to take advantage of “moments of value” across a brand’s sales or consumer-engagement channels, product offerings, or vertical markets. And they may also go after a business’ consumers directly.

    Fraudsters Use Generative AI to Exploit Gaps Between Customers' Touchpoints

    Oct. 27, 2023
    Organizations need to take a strategic and seamless approach to mitigating expanding fraud risks
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    K-12 schools are experiencing a disturbing uptick in violence and other serious security threats. They’re also feeling the pressure from stakeholders to find new and better ways to improve security.
    School Security

    How K-12 schools can maximize surveillance upgrades

    Sept. 28, 2023
    K-12 schools are experiencing a disturbing uptick in violence and other serious security threats. They’re also feeling the pressure from stakeholders to find new and better ways...
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    Educational institutions face a higher number of cyber-attacks than ever, and these threats can have a devastating impact on students, staff, and institutions themselves.
    Managed Network Security

    Don’t let cybersecurity be your curriculum's missing piece

    Aug. 22, 2023
    The nation’s school districts are facing higher rates of cyber-attacks than almost any sector and must be prepared
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    Schools around the country are soft targets, so we need to be creative and use the resources that are available today that would stop all weapons from coming onto their schools.
    Perimeter Security

    Fresh eyes help schools reduce active shooter threats

    Aug. 21, 2023
    Schools around the country are soft targets, so we need to be creative and use the resources that are available today that would stop all weapons from coming onto their schools...
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    Many businesses are not well positioned to mitigate these risks because traditional security programs are insufficient in addressing today's complex security issues.
    Security Executives

    How to build a security program for the new global threat environment

    Aug. 17, 2023
    The time has come for security leaders to step up to the emerging challenges or lose their organizational influence
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    Security Executives

    PASS Releases 2023 Update to Safety & Security Guidelines for K-12 School

    Aug. 8, 2023
    Sixth-edition guidelines are streamlined, easy-to-use best practices addressing the evolving security challenges facing today’s schools
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    Many police agencies fly DJI drones over our cities, exposing critical infrastructure such as bridges, ports, electrical substations, reservoirs, and hospitals to their sensing and mapping capabilities.
    Anti-Drone Technologies

    Drones are the next chapter in Chinese economic warfare

    June 23, 2023
    China’s vast reach into the technology marketplace creates a significant operational security concern for U.S. companies