Viakoo News

Viakoo receives a patent for their innovative method of remotely updating devices on IP networks

Viakoo, a provider of solutions for managing and securing distributed IoT devices, has been awarded a patent for their innovative method of remotely updating and managing a multitude of IP connected devices regardless of whether they reside on isolated networks, local networks, or wide area networks. Unmanaged and IoT devices increase the risk of cyber vulnerabilities and other operational challenges when they are using outdated firmware or lack certificate management. Cyber-physical system se...

Armis and Viakoo announce a partnership to bring together IoT device discovery and remediation

Armis®, the agentless device security platform, and Viakoo®, a pioneer in automated IoT cyber hygiene, announce a partnership that brings together IoT device discovery and remediation. The number of connected Enterprise IoT devices used in workplaces across all industries is exploding. Experts say that by 2025, one should expect more than 40 billion of these devices interwoven into our everyday lives. And although these devices help improve efficiency and reliability, they lack the mana...

Security Industry Association discloses the winners of the 2020 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected 12 recipients for the inaugural SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship – a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum designed to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for a diverse security workforce. Through this new scholarship – open to SIA members and student members – each awardee will receive $6,650 to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, conferences or w...

How do news reports influence opinions about security?

When security topics become a part of current events, it is usually in a negative light. Security generally only becomes news when it fails, sometimes in a dramatic, high profile and tragic way. However, security failures can also shed light on lessons learned and opportunities to improve. Working toward better security can translate into the purchase of more goods and equipment supplied by our market. For additional insights into the intersection of security and current events, we asked this we...

Connected Security Expo at ISC West addresses convergence of physical security & IT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other trends drive the convergence of physical and information security, integrators and end users attending ISC West may be struggling to keep pace with new areas of responsibility and expanding roles in the larger security ecosystem. Help is here. The Connected Security Expo, co-locating with ISC West, focuses on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise. Exhibitors will focus on how physical and information security can be used tog...

Viakoo to demonstrate Camera Firmware Update Manager and IoT tracker at GSX 2018

Viakoo, the provider of reliable system and data verification solutions, is demonstrating innovative new offerings for physical security service assurance and sustainable cyber hygiene at GSX 2018 (Booth #2943). Viakoo is showcasing two of their newest software solutions for the intersection of physical and cyber security: the new Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM), and the new IoT Tracker. “Many businesses are excited about upgrading or installing a new video surveillance system, but...

Viakoo demonstrates automated service assurance solution to assist with compliance challenge at GSX 2018

Viakoo, a provider of a proven means to proactively automate surveillance and access control system verification in the security industry, is demonstrating solutions to assist in proving and maintaining regulatory or organisational compliance at GSX 2018. The dynamic capabilities of this system help customers ensure – and prove – consistent compliance with physical security regulations across a wide range of applicable industries including: transportation, payment card processing (PC...

Viakoo showcases cyber security capabilities of Camera Firmware Update Manager at GSX 2018

Viakoo, provider of the security industry’s first proactive automated system and data verification solution, is featuring their Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM) at GSX 2018. This solution provides capability across a distributed geography, to automatically update firmware on camera devices from one or more vendors and performs these updates with a chain-of-trust method that ensures integrity of the firmware. CFUM adds to other foundational capabilities provided by Viakoo that help org...

What is driving the growth of cloud systems in physical security?

The physical security industry is embracing the cloud in a big way. Cloud-based systems – which involve accessing a shared pool of information technology resources via the Internet – are much higher-profile in the video and access control markets, and large and small companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: What factors are contributing to growth in cloud systems in the security market?

What are the security challenges of the hospitality market?

Hospitality businesses work to provide a safe and pleasant customer experience for their guests. Hotels offer a “home away from home” for millions of guests every day around the world. These are businesses of many sizes and types, providing services ranging from luxury accommodations to simple lodging for business travelers to family vacation experiences. Hospitality businesses also include restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues. Security needs are varied and require tech...

How do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

Viakoo showcases automated compliance verification for physical security at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018 (Booth #33087), Viakoo, the security industry’s only provider of a proven means to proactively automate surveillance and access systems verification, is showcasing the dynamic capabilities of their solution to help ensure consistent compliance across industries for physical security. Working in conjunction with Coalfire, a leading cyber risk management and compliance firm, the Viakoo Predictive product was found to fully or partially automate the audit process for 38 spec...