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What are the security challenges of protecting SMBs?

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) make huge contributions to the economy overall. Considered individually, they may not be as large as companies in the enterprise market, but they have big requirements when it comes to security. SMBs also present unique challenges to security manufacturers and integrators seeking to serve their needs. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of protecting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)?

Security Industry Association names Craig Sharman as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Chairman’s Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Craig Sharman as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Chairman’s Award, an award presented annually and selected by SIA’s Board of Director's chair recognising SIA members’ diligent efforts in furthering the association’s mission and commitment to its future. SIA will present Sharman with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held March 23 as a virtual event. Private-sector experience C...

Expert roundup: healthy buildings, blockchain, AI, skilled workers, and more

Our Expert Panel Roundtable is an opinionated group. However, for a variety of reasons, we are sometimes guilty of not publishing their musings in a timely manner. At the end of 2020, we came across several interesting comments among those that were previously unpublished. Following is a catch-all collection of those responses, addressing some of the most current and important issues in the security marketplace in 2021.

Johnson Controls introduces WorkForce Notifier plug-in solution by Encode Labs for C•CURE 9000 platform

Johnson Controls, the provider of smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings and architect of the OpenBlue digital platforms, introduces the WorkForce Notifier© plug-in solution, which adds significant real-life practical benefits to the Tyco Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform. Developed by Encode Labs, a Johnson Controls’ technology partner, the WorkForce Notifier© plug-in sends e-mails or SMS Text messages to employees and contractors to aler...

Johnson Controls joins The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to support accelerated net-zero carbon ambition

Johnson Controls, a global provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced it has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism. Signatories of the Pledge commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years ahead of the goal set out in the United Nations’ Paris Climate Agreement. Johnson Controls is one of 53 organisations that have now signed the Pledge, and the move comes hot on the heels of the company’s announcement...

Alcatraz provides Three Factor Authentication with Rock facial authentication platform to deliver ultimate access control security

Alcatraz, the developer of secure frictionless access control products, has added Three Factor Authentication (3FA) to the Rock facial authentication platform to deliver the ultimate in protection for high security areas and zero trust environments. “Three Factor Authentication using a biometric like facial authentication in the Alcatraz Rock platform is really one of the most secure ways to control access,” said Alcatraz Chief Revenue Officer Tina D’Agostin. “At Alcatra...

Johnson Controls unveils ambitious sustainability commitments, accelerates vision for a healthy, sustainable planet

Johnson Controls, the front-runner for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments, science-based targets as well as a net zero carbon pledge to support a healthy, more sustainable planet over the next two decades. The company’s and customers’ emissions reduction will be driven by Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue technologies and innovations which leverage big data and artificial intelligence to optimise buildings sus...

Alcatraz AI announces that their Information Security Management System has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification

Alcatraz AI, developer of secure autonomous access control, announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The ISO 27001:2013 certification is an international standard designed to help create a robust ISMS that helps ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive company and customer information. “The Alcatraz team is proud to have achieved ISO 27001 certification as it validates our commitment to s...

Tyco, security products brand of Johnson Controls, announces secondary sponsorship of the British Superbike Team, SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad

Tyco, the security products brand of Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart and sustainable building solutions, has announced its secondary sponsorship of the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad team for the 2021 British Superbikes season. Support for TAS Racing “We are delighted to have the opportunity to renew our support for TAS Racing who run the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad team,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Johnson Controls’ Tyco access control and video...

Which new buzzwords reflect the security industry’s trends?

As an industry, we often speak in buzzwords. In addition to being catchy and easy to remember, these new and trendy industry terms can also reflect the state of the security market’s technology. In short, the latest buzzwords provide a kind of shorthand description of where the industry is - and where it’s going. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What new buzzword(s) rose to prominence in the security industry in 2020? (And how do they reflect industry trends?)

Johnson Controls announces the result of their survey to increase investment in healthy building trends and technologies

Johnson Controls, a provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announces results of independent surveys of 800+ building decision makers showing a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies. “At the centre of a vision for a healthy world must be healthy buildings, and that means delivering on the most critical elements to serve People, Places and Planet,” said George Oliver, CEO of Johnson Controls. Game-changing solutions “Our...

Johnson Controls and Alcatraz AI collaborate to provide AI-powered security solutions and services

Johnson Controls, a provider of smart and sustainable buildings, and the architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, and Alcatraz AI have collaborated to provide a comprehensive suite of AI-powered security solutions and services to meet the growing need for frictionless entry and advanced building security. Leveraging its own data-powered access control technology combined with Alcatraz AI’s advanced facial authentication platform, the Alcatraz Rock, Johnson Controls offers comprehensive...