Articles by Steve Van Till

Enhancing the Security Experience with Social Applications

How social applications will transform the security experience

Social spaces will be able to identify and know their inhabitants, visitors, guests, caretakers, administrators, and any other people who interact with them. This knowledge is a fundamental building block because social relationships are built on the concept of stable personal identity over time.


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Changing Security with Big Data, the Internet of Things and Social Media

In some sense, our security systems don’t really give us very much information

Recently, there was a mall shooting in which three people died about five miles from my home in Columbia, MD. My wife and I were to have been there getting her phone fixed in the exact part of the mall where the killings took place.


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The Future of Big Data for Retail and Property

As interesting as Big Data can be for finding patterns in the past, its biggest promise for security lies in being able to predict the future.

As interesting as Big Data can be for finding patterns in the past, its biggest promise for security lies in being able to predict the future.


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How Will Big Data Change Security?

In the first part of this series (published in April 2013) we discussed some of the major technologies that will play a role in the application of Big Data to the practice of physical security.

In the first part of this series (published in April 2013) we discussed some of the major technologies that will play a role in the application of Big Data to the practice of physical security.


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How Will Big Data Change Security?

In this three-article series, we will look at the underlying technologies that make up the Big Data revolution
The signs are all around that Big Data is the first major post-cloud technology that can change our useof data as much as the cloud has changed the way we deploy it.
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Calculating the Importance of Norms in Big Data

 As the Big Data enterprise begins to produce more “answers,” it is important that we not accept context-free results. This is where norms come in.


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How Security Can Use Big Data Best

Third of a Four-Part Series
In our last article , we looked at sources of security data and emphasized the importance of a data strategy before you get started.
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Where is the Big Data?

Part 2 of 4
In the first part of this series, we looked at the definition of Big Data and the business benefits that companies are beginning to see from this new technology. Today, we drill down on what types of security data might make up a Big Data strategy, with an eye toward what types of analytics might help extract value from that data.
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What is Big Data?

Part 1 of 4
Big Data is the newest Big Buzzword, and it’s rolling across the IT landscape like the fast-paced “cloud” buzz-storm that preceded it.
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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.

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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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