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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.

The California Alarm Association Launches Women In the Security Evolution (WISE)

The California Alarm Association (CAA) is excited to announce the launch of the Women In the Security Evolution, “WISE”, committee that is dedicated to supporting, empowering, and promoting women across all disciplines within the security industry spectrum of professional roles.

Gallagher Security Appoints Merv Williams as Chief Marketing Officer

Award-winning security manufacturer, Gallagher, has today announced the appointment of Merv Williams as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

TSA Detects Record 6,737 Firearms at Security Checkpoints in 2023

During 2023, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted a total of 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints, preventing them from getting into the secure areas of the airport and onboard aircraft. Approximately 93% of these firearms were loaded. This total surpasses the previous year’s record of 6,542 firearms stopped at checkpoints and represents the highest one-year total in TSA’s history.

Convergint Launches High School Apprenticeship Program to Drive Career Opportunities in Security Systems Integration

The security systems integration industry has historically suffered from a talent shortage and lack of diversity, as well as a lack of awareness around what it takes to have a successful career path in the industry. Convergint – a global leader in service-based systems integration – recognized an opportunity to address these challenges and is tackling them head-on with the recent launch of its Technical Apprenticeship Program.

ProdataKey Rounds Out Its Executive Team with Promotions and Hirings

ProdataKey, a provider of cloud access control solutions, has promoted Dallan Labrum to Executive Vice President of Sales, Brach Bengtzen to Vice President of Marketing, and Evan Orme to Chief Technology Officer and hired Brian Cropper as Chief Financial Officer.

Perry High School Principal Who Protected Students During Shooting Dies

Dan Marburger, Perry High School principal who was critically injured during a shooting on Jan. 4 has passed away. That’s according to The Associated Press.

Report: Cyber Event is the Top Global Business Risk of 2024

Cyber incidents such as ransomware attacks, data breaches, and IT disruptions are the biggest worry for companies globally in 2024, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer. The closely interlinked peril of Business interruption ranks second. Natural catastrophes (up from #6 to #3 year-on-year), Fire, explosion (up from #9 to #6), and Political risks and violence (up from #10 to #8) are the biggest risers in the latest compilation of the top global business risks, based on the insights of more than 3,000 risk management professionals.

True First Responders Play Essential Safety Role

Mass shootings generate significant focus on first responders who rush to the scene. The enduring images in media portray heroic work of the police officers, medical personnel and firefighters assisting victims and survivors as they discover sometimes shocking levels of carnage.

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