Hewlett-Packard's third annual State of Security Operations Report 2016 found that security operations center maturity remains well below optimal levels, with 85 percent of assessed organizations falling below recommended maturity levels.
Commercial and retail end users will drive the growth of remote monitoring services in intelligent buildings, accounting for more than 80 percent of the $400 million market in 2016, according to IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc.
Not exactly Maxwell Smart’s Cone of Silence, there was a time when security staff members monitoring blurry CCTV video images on CRTs would look through a kind of cone device to cut down on monitor glare.
Monitoring makes a difference. Surveillance is not a monitored Video Intrusion Alarm. Security video and DVRs (whether on-site or the newer DVRs in the cloud) provide remote viewing and document what has happened – but their primary use isn’t catching burglars.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.