Measuring a return on investment (ROI) for security infrastructure is challenging. Most organizations primarily view security investments as a must-have capital expenditure. They know security systems are fundamentally necessary to protect people and assets and keep operations running smoothly. So while these technologies fulfill objectives and successfully help security teams prevent incidents, organizations oftentimes will ask: How can we truly quantify the value of a breach that never occurred?
Though many security managers tend to have tunnel vision on the techy aspects of building a SOC, often the most important things to consider are the most basic and in a command center environment, that begins with an operator-centric design.
AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Access Control Software V9 comes with a new installation method, which installs over the previous version, eliminating the need to uninstall the earlier version, saving time and money.
In late 2015, Advance America – the largest payday lender in the U.S. with 2,050 locations across 29 states – wanted to see what other security integrators could do for their branches’ alarm services and security video.
With estimates hovering around the $1 trillion mark for security products and services spending in the next five years, according to Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity Market Report, it’s no wonder security executives are on the lookout for best practices for global integration. The best approach is for security systems integrators to invest in and embed with their global customers to provide consistency and serve as their single point of contact for all their systems integration needs.
Since its establishment in 2001, video surveillance manufacturer Hikvision has grown rapidly to have the largest global market share for its segment. However, the company’s space in the industry spotlight has not come without challenges, including being vulnerable to the Mirai malware attack in March 2017 and skepticism from end users and other vendors about the Chinese video surveillance company.
Security magazine recently set some of these questions to Hikvision USA’s President, Jeffrey He, who responded to some recent allegations and end users’ concerns.