As we reflect on the first anniversary of the Mandalay Bay shooting, it is sobering to consider the real risks facing any large group of people. A gathering of hundreds or thousands of people is vulnerable to attacks of violence and, unfortunately, over the past several years, we have seen that schools are also such targets.
Why is it that we keep on doing the same things in security year after year and we expect a different result? For decades, we have been buying and installing security tools to “fix” our security issues around things such as patch management, privileged access, application vulnerabilities, etc. And yet these issues remain at the top of the list of security issues today.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is planning to bolster security over the next five years, including a 77-percent spending increase in security services next year and adding 65 full-time salaried positions in 2018-2019, 61 of them police.
The Canaveral Port Authority is set to upgrade security operations and cybersecurity systems following $1.149 million in federal and state grants from DHS and the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development program.
Advocating for the return on investment (ROI) in IT security has traditionally been a challenge for IT professionals to communicate to management. IT teams are responsible for the complicated task of balancing budget limitations with strong protection that will reduce the risk of a cyberattack in today’s dynamic threat landscape. However, according to a recent Kaspersky Lab report, businesses are starting to invest more in IT security rather than treat it as a cost center.
Large venues pose unique challenges to security and emergency preparedness. The combination of dense crowds, media visibility and high economic value at such events creates great risk to people, property and reputation. But how do you ensure strong security while also ensuring your patrons and fans still have fun?
Transparency is the new sustainability. As building owners and facility managers advocate for sustainable products and practices, security technology manufacturers are taking the total environmental impact of their products into account.
Prepared for any emergency, Louisa County Public Schools enhance security and emergency response with Valerus VMS
August 9, 2018
Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced today that Louisa County Public Schools in Northern Virginia has completed installation of a district-wide Vicon Valerus video management solution that encompasses its six school buildings and connects nearly 400 cameras.