As the digital transformation of video has progressed, we’ve seen the same sorts of innovations in video that we’ve seen over the years in other realms of information technology. First came video analytics – a market segment that’s still seeing new and smarter software packages emerge every quarter. Then came innovations in storage, with virtualized servers and cloud storage, which have opened up new ways to reduce storage needs and optimize capacity.
Already the darling of a growing number of enterprise information executives, going into the cloud has come to their security brethren, bringing the same business advantages but also, not surprisingly, the same risks.
The Lexus came out squeaky clean. Then came the Chevy, the Buick, the Honda, and more. Autobell, founded in Charlotte, NC, in 1969 by Charles Howard, is now the biggest car wash chain in the southeast. From the beginning, Howard showcased the latest in car wash equipment technology with a focus on the environment and the community.
As a general rule, forecasting is a bit of guessing. Even economists, whose job it is to make sense of hardcore data and then give solid analysis, often are reduced to intelligent guessing. But security leaders know better. They know what they’ll likely face in 2012, namely terrorism, workplace violence, fraud, cybercrime, regulatory compliance, natural disasters, theft, intellectual property, brand protection, budget concerns and more – the same trends identified in Security magazine’s 2011 Security 500 report.
Storage costs money. With the growing attraction of megapixel cameras coupled with expanding security video uses ranging from forensics to marketing, the storage price tag can go up and up. Then, depending on the devices and their closeness to the IT operation, there is the cost of running and cooling the gear as well as the investment in backup and redundant storage systems.
Sorry, but Willie Sutton never did say that he robbed banks because “that was where the money was.” But, after his last stay in prison, he did do television commercials for Connecticut’s New Britain Bank & Trust Co. to hawk the company’s new MasterCard.
Jeff Karpovich, CPP, CHPA, is proud to be Chief/Director, Security and Transportation for High Point University (HPU) in High Point, NC. Not only is he affiliated with an outstanding university: it was named number three among Regional Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition, published by U.S. News & World Report, and has been ranked as one of the top 610 colleges and universities across the country in the list, “America’s Best Colleges,” created by Forbes.com.
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) intensively works with stakeholders from cities across the country to inform and teach them key strategies to make their communities safer – by design. The strategy is crime prevention through environmental design or CPTED.
Cards. Biometrics. PINs. Keypads. Readers. Software. Databases. Wiring. They are all part of door access control solutions. But there also is the gear that keeps the door locked until identity is authenticated: the electromagnetic locks and electric strikes.
Security leadership and value is being tied directly to business unit and organizational goals as the best measure of its contribution. So directly tied, that business unit leaders are paying for risk management and security as a direct service versus an allocation. Further, these internal customers view security as a consultancy, and they are routinely seeking their advice to understand and manage risks enabling them to reach their objectives. The transparency of this relationship allows the business unit to identify security’s value to achieving their goals, resulting in increased reliance, use and spending with security.
In this, Security magazine’s annual Security 500 Report, learn the top 10 trends that enterprise security leaders are facing this year, gather sector and issue-specific metrics to enhance your in-house reporting, determine which companies are leading the pack in your sector, and build your case to become the enterprise’s next go-to executive resource. Check out Security's November issue for all this and more!