Surveillance Strategies

Robert Liscouski is CEO and co-founder of Axio Global LLC and the former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection for DHS, appointed by President George W. Bush.

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Using Security Convergence to Enable the Enterprise

Enterprises realize tremendous benefits from this convergence as well as some serious downsides, but the trend is irreversible.
June 1, 2014

The concept of remote decision making, while necessary in 2000, is not necessary today. Let’s use the significant security and power of existing IT networks, let it all be managed by IT and let security get back to their primary job, deciding who should get in and responding to those who should not.


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Making Surveillance a Business Intelligence Necessity

There are two types of successful CSOs today: those that have cross-purposed their investment in video surveillance, and those that will.
May 1, 2014

In business, anomalies (events that differ from the norm) should get your attention. From a loss prevention perspective, one of the most effective ways to counter theft and fraud is to identify and track POS transactions that differ from the norm.


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Measuring the Role of Risk Transfer in Cybersecurity Management

Recent events have catapulted cyber threats from a compartmentalized CISO responsibility to a boardroom discussion about director liability.
April 1, 2014

An engaged leadership team already understands the greater domain awareness provided by converged surveillance systems, but how about the next step toward robust risk management: cybersecurity and cyberspecific insurance?


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Changing the Definition of Surveillance in the Age of Converged Risk

Surveillance deals with the act of carefully watching someone or something with the specific intent to prevent or detect a crime.
March 1, 2014

The role of the CSO has significantly changed in the past 10 years and will change even more drastically over the next 10. For example, mention “convergence” and lines begin to blur – lines demarcating previously clear-cut, albeit traditional areas of management responsibility, budgets, reporting hierarchies, resourcing needs and geography.


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How Remote Monitoring Can Combine Services and Surveillance

The size of the global security guarding and monitoring services industries in 2014 is projected to be more than $85 billion
February 1, 2014

The size of the global security guarding and monitoring services industries in 2014 is projected to be more than $85 billion and has historically been growing at an annual rate of between four and seven percent per year.


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Comparing Surveillance Options for SMBs, Enterprises

During the past 20 years, product technology within the analog security video industry had been very stable, with only minor product advances.
January 6, 2014

In the analog security video boom, end users’ surveillance needs were very similar, regardless of their company’s size, but today’s surveillance product technologies are rapidly changing this historical norm. The needs of small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are moving in the opposite direction of enterprises, where the surveillance needs are getting more closely aligned with the enterprise’s IT requirements.


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Studying the Pros and Cons of Proprietary Wireless Surveillance

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems.
December 1, 2013

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems. This certainly is the case within the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) industry. These providers tend to be small and niche-based network manufacturers servicing specific industries.


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Choosing the Right Video Recording Technology for Your Enterprise

Ignore the acronyms -- Use these five areas of comparison to shop smarter for video recording tools.
November 5, 2013

The security industry is chock full of acronyms, especially in the field of video recording, and determining the correct choice for your enterprise can be confusing. These five areas of comparison can help security leaders ask the right questions about their potential purchases.


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4 Creative Ways to Add Innovation to the Supply Chain

Enterprises can sometimes move faster than manufacturers when it comes to unique designs and security needs.
August 1, 2013

How do you protect assets using video surveillance in an environment that doesn’t have access to continuous power or network transmissions, and is managed by third parties offsite from your location, and is possibly governed by another countries’ laws?


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Top 5 Impacts of the Booming Megapixel Market

The leading physical security market analysts all predict that megapixel cameras will continue to significantly outgrow the standard resolution camera marketplace
July 1, 2013

 The leading physical security market analysts all predict that megapixel cameras will continue to significantly outgrow the standard resolution camera marketplace, with many forecasting this segment to grow over the next three years at better than 40-percent CAGR. 


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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.

Podcasts

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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Security Magazine

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

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