Denver Health is an integrated healthcare organization in Colorado, serving approximately 150,000 individuals in the Denver area. Eric Smith, Director of Security Services, has been working to reframe the enterprise’s security department as a business-enabling function instead of a quick fix.
“Water is the most precious resource in the world. You can live without food for a while, you can live without electricity, you can live without transportation, you can live without internet (despite what my kids say), but you cannot live without clean water. And that’s what makes my position so challenging,” says Scott Starkey, Security Manager for Birmingham Water Works.
Security is an around-the-clock job that doesn’t end just because the sun goes down. Many organizations, especially those in commercial industrial sectors such as airports, warehouses or critical infrastructure facilities, require advanced tools to provide perimeter security or monitor buildings and other assets after dark.
Security technology may often focus on visually-based technology, but audio options – from intercoms to mass notification to audio detection – are fast becoming core pieces of a robust security system.
There are a number of legislative committees and groups working on counter drone legislation, evaluating existing technology and supporting the development of new technology. Here are some of the major highlights in counter drone research and legislation since the early 2000s.
The International Organization for Migration is working on introducing a Regional Biometric Data Exchange Solution (RBDES) to countries around the world in an effort to address irregular migration.
The RBDES will enable law enforcement agencies to exchange biometrics data in a fast and secure way to verify the identities of travelers at borders. The system does not however store biometric data.