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Students Invited to Apply for 2024-2025 Next Generation Security Leader Scholarship

The Security Executive Council (SEC) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, offering up to $7,500 to qualifying students enrolled in specific academic programs of study in the 2024-2025 academic year.

ESA Announces Call for Nominations: 2024 Board of Director Election

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the annual election process for the Board of Directors. The Leadership Identification & Nomination Committee (LINC) invites Integrator and Associate Members of ESA in Good Standing, serving as Voting Representatives for their organizations, to participate in this crucial process.

Security Industry Association Announces Commitment to Expand Outreach to Native American Communities

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced a commitment to grow its outreach to Native American and indigenous communities beginning in 2024, including expanding access to SIA services and programs such as its training, scholarship and mentorship offerings.



The Wallflowers to Headline First-Ever ISC West Concert

ISC West and its premier sponsor, Security Industry Association (SIA), are thrilled to announce that Grammy-winning rock artist, The Wallflowers, will headline the first annual ISC West Concert.

World's Critical Infrastructure Suffered 13 Cyber Attacks Every Second in 2023

In the last year, the world’s critical infrastructure – the medical, power, communications, waste, manufacturing, and transportation equipment that connects people and machines – has been under near-constant attack. Forescout Research – Vedere Labs recorded more than 420 million attacks between January and December 2023. That is 13 attacks per second, a 30% increase from 2022.

Staying Ahead of Cyber Threats: Three Security Trends to Watch in 2024

In 2024, global cloud spending is expected to grow more than 20% as more organizations implement a cloud-first approach. As assets increasingly shift to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, security strategies will be top of mind while threat actors look for opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities across interconnected cloud deployments.

Versa Networks Launches Unified SASE Gateway that Scales Beyond 100 Gbps

Versa Networks, provider of AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), recently announced availability of a new line of Unified SASE gateways delivering 100+ Gbps throughput to meet the growing need for compute scale, driven by the industry’s increased convergence of networking and security.

i-PRO Shares Privacy Tips for International Data Privacy Day 2024

i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic security) a global leader in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, today shared tips on protecting the privacy of data captured from video surveillance systems. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 137 out of 194 countries have put in place legislation to secure the protection of data and privacy. This trend is expected to accelerate this year as legislation is introduced around the ethical use of AI.

Zscaler Introduces Zero Trust SASE, Built on Zero Trust AI

Zscaler Inc., provider of cloud security, announced Zscaler Zero Trust SASE, an industry first, single-vendor SASE solution built utilizing Zscaler Zero Trust AI to help organizations reduce cost and complexity while implementing Zero Trust security across users, devices, and workloads. Additionally, Zscaler announced general availability for its Zero Trust SD-WAN solution and portfolio of plug-and-play appliances to help customers modernize secure connectivity for branch offices, factories, and data centers while also eliminating the need for ineffective firewalls and VPNs.

Strata Identity Names Erik Ruby Head of Sales to Lead Market Expansion for Identity Orchestration Platform

Strata Identity, the Identity Orchestration company, recently announced that Erik Ruby has joined the company as Head of Sales. The former Sumo Logic and SnapLogic executive brings a wealth of cloud security, SaaS, and infrastructure domain expertise to Strata’s management team and will lead market expansion for the Maverics Identity Orchestration platform.

HID and Olea Kiosks Empower People with Secure and Convenient SelfService Access

HID and Olea Kiosks, a provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced a new collaborative engagement that revolutionizes the user experience when it comes to access control and user authentication across a range of applications.

XTEN-AV LLC Secures Strategic Investment from Resideo Technologies

XTEN-AV LLC, a provider of Pro AV (Professional Audio-Visual) design and proposal software, proudly announces it has received a minority investment from Resideo Technologies, Inc. This investment marks a significant milestone for XTEN-AV and sets the stage for expanded growth across the Pro AV industry.

Cigent Pre-Boot Authentication Approved for Inclusion on National Security Agency Central Security Service Components List

Cigent Technology Inc, recently announced that its pre-boot authentication software has been approved for inclusion on the National Security Agency Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) components list for the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program.

Survey: 68 Percent of IT Workers Feel Overwhelmed by Data Access Restrictions

CData Software, a provider of data connectivity solutions, recently released its research report, “Data Connectivity: The Missing Link for IT,” to offer insights into the current state of data connectivity among organizations and reveal how businesses can get the most out of their data in 2024. The survey, conducted among 550 data and analytics professionals across Operations (Ops) and IT in organizations with over 200 employees, found that increasing data requests overwhelm IT teams, but security concerns hinder their ability to provide employees with access to timely data

Allied Universal to Acquire J E Security Systems & Services Inc.

Allied Universal recently announced the proposed acquisition of the assets of J E Security Systems & Services Inc., a comprehensive guarding and technology provider based in St. Thomas, Barbados. This proposed acquisition is through Allied Universal’s subsidiary, G4S Secure Solutions (Barbados) Limited and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2024.

Navigating the SASE Landscape

Networking and security have traditionally been separate solutions layered into complex architectures. While some vendors attempted to combine security into their networking gear, this often meant throwing more boxes at customers or stitching basic filtering into their gear. This further complicated corporate infrastructures by deploying multiple tools from multiple vendors, and none of them seamlessly worked well together or shared context. Realizing this chaos required a better solution. Several vendors pursued efforts to bring networking and security together in a single solution, to varying degrees of success. And in 2019, Gartner defined these efforts as SASE, or Secure Access Service Edge.

Milestone Systems First to Adopt G7 Code of Conduct for Artificial Intelligence

Milestone Systems, a provider of data-driven video management software, has decided to adopt and implement the G7 Code of Conduct for advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, becoming one of the first companies to do so.

DOJ Releases Report on Critical Incident Review of Response to Uvalde Elementary Shooting

The Justice Department announced today the release of a report on its critical incident review of the law enforcement response to the tragic school shooting at Robb Elementary School. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced the review shortly after the tragedy on May 24, 2022, in which 19 children and two teachers died at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The report provides a thorough description of the critical incident review that has taken place over the past 20 months.

Elite Interactive Solutions Celebrates Record Year In Preventing Crime

Elite Interactive Solutions (EIS), the pioneer in manned guard replacement using proprietary intelligence and 100% verified police calls, announces its final 2023 year-end crime prevention results have shattered the company’s previous high-water marks. Elite’s industry-leading remote guarding services are making a dramatic impact in preventing crimes as verifiably proven by having achieved more than double the voice-down command center interventions since 2021 and teaming with law enforcement on 80% more arrests as compared to 2022

Precision Computer Services Forges Strategic Partnership with Third Wave Innovations to Enhance Client Cybersecurity and Compliance

Third Wave Innovations, an integrated risk solutions provider for network and security operations, today announced a strategic partnership with Precision Computer Services (PCS), a nationally recognized IT systems integrator.

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