Security industry professionals seem to hold differing opinions on whether video surveillance or access control is the predominant platform when implementing an integrated security solution. Truth of the matter is that access control systems are more prevalent in terms of the sheer number of systems deployed, the size and scale of deployments and actual daily engagement by users. And for good reason! When a potentially threatening event unfolds, an access control system can instantly shut down a facility, or specific areas within it, potentially saving lives.
What is an insider threat? Security professionals know that insider threats, by their nature, are a broad-based threat and, more than ever before, can be extremely difficult to defend against. In this article, we will briefly discuss the possible risks, as well as some options for building up your defenses.
Of the 15 percent of workers who changed or lost their jobs in the past year, half took confidential company data with them – and 52 percent didn’t view the use of such documents as a crime. A lack of security can impact an organization’s growth and innovation, making it more difficult to meet workforce and customer needs.
There is a need for security teams to consolidate their security solutions to increase visibility, reduce clutter, manage costs and simplify their cybersecurity processes. However, it’s important that we are clear with why security teams are facing this situation.
Security teams today are under-staffed, over-worked, under-funded and struggling to stay abreast of the ever-changing threat landscape. Many security analysts work long hours poring over millions of security events to protect systems and fix vulnerabilities. Simply put, there is too much information and not enough analysts. Fortunately, humans are not the only answer for solving the cybersecurity crisis.
Battery back-up is essential for virtually every video surveillance, access and security system, as power interuptions can occur at any time with little to no warning. Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries have been the mainstay back-up solution for security professionals for nearly four decades, but now there’s a new and extremely efficient option available ¬that changes everything. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, also known as LiFePO4 batteries, provide significant performance and long-term, cost-saving advantages that will eventually render SLA batteries obsolete.
Our special report this month features 26 security leaders who are changing the industry, inspiring many and leading with innovation. Security experts discuss the CCPA, public-private relationships, mobile device security and how aware employees can mitigate active shooter events and workplace violence.