Dan Dunkel

Dan Dunkel, president of New Era Associates, is a frequent presenter on the topic of systems integration and convergence before security, enterprise and executive groups. He is a regular columnist with Today’s Systems Integrator, a bi-weekly e-newsletter for integrators. Subscription information at www.securitymagazine.com. Contact him at dan@neweraassociates.com or visit www.neweraassociates.com


RSA Review: Converged Risk and the Internet of Things

The 2014 RSA Conference this February in San Francisco highlighted the theme of “Threat Intelligence.”

Security intelligence and changes in the nature of security risk were driving conversations and solutions at the 2014 RSA Conference – What will your C-Suite want to know?

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Social Media, Mobility and the Future of Security Convergence

It is hard to imagine any market sector today that is not impacted by the “Big Three” emerging technologies: Social Media, Mobility and Cloud Computing. The holiday shopping season saw “Cyber Monday” come out of nowhere to replace “Black Friday” as a traditional benchmark for consumer spending. New media and technology are being rapidly indoctrinated into our culture.
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“Going Virtual”: Evolving PSIM to Fight Cyber Crime

At the ISC West conference in 2009, I saw a great keynote speech delivered by Lt. General Kenneth Minihan, former Director of both the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA). 

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The BIG Three for the 21st Century Integrator

“Right timing is in all things the most important factor” – Hesiod   Perhaps a little food for thought from the ancient philosophers is in order for Today’s System Integrator
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Security Integrators Need to Get “Virtual”

While physical and logical security applications have converged across IP networks, the cyber threat has quickly emerged as a priority for customers and an opportunity for integrators. The ISC West
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The Network as Price/performance Platform

I had the pleasure of a front row seat for a presentation by Cisco CEO John Chambers recently at the Federal Office Systems Expo FOSE show. Up until then, I
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.


Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.