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Larry Anderson

Editor, SourceSecurity.com

An experienced journalist and long-time presence in the US security industry, Larry is SourceSecurity.com's eyes and ears in the fast-changing security marketplace, attending industry and corporate events, interviewing security leaders and contributing original editorial content to the site. He leads SourceSecurity.com US Edition's team of dedicated editorial and content professionals, guiding the "editorial roadmap" to ensure the site provides the most relevant content for security professionals. Larry also commissions Expert Commentary / Thought Leadership features, providing a platform for the industry's top executives to comment on the dynamic security marketplace.

From 1996 to 2008, Larry was editor of "Access Control & Security Systems" magazine and its affiliated website. He has written numerous articles for and about some of the largest companies in the security industry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University with a minor in marketing.

Round Table contributions by Larry Anderson

Does the political climate affect spending on security systems?
Does the political climate affect spending on security systems?

Comment: A more stable political climate makes us feel safer, so theoretically, stability would equate to less demand for security technologies. It’s...

What is the negative impact of hype in the security marketplace?
What is the negative impact of hype in the security marketplace?

Comment: It’s always a delicate balance when marketers seek to sell the “sizzle” before the steak is quite done. The reality of lengthy...

Are mergers and acquisitions good or bad for the security industry?
Are mergers and acquisitions good or bad for the security industry?

Comment: There are many examples when a merger or acquisition has clearly had a negative impact on the company being acquired. Successful entrepreneurial...

How can IP networked systems adapt to lost connectivity?
How can IP networked systems adapt to lost connectivity?

Comment: Assuming localised power, networked video and security edge devices continue to operate in the case of a network outage. Cameras continue to...

Articles by Larry Anderson

How TerrorMate smartphone app can help during terrorist attacks and mass shooting eventsHow TerrorMate smartphone app can help during terrorist attacks and mass shooting events
Information can be a scarce commodity in the midst of terrorism or a mass shooting incident. Information can also save lives during the first critical moments of such events. The general public...
How Qognify’s Extend uses 'human sensors’ to enhance situational awarenessHow Qognify’s Extend uses 'human sensors’ to enhance situational awareness
Qognify’s security management systems compile information from a variety of sensors to provide situational awareness, and now they can leverage the benefit of a different kind of sensor,...
Security professionals avoid costly breaches with encrypted USB drivesSecurity professionals avoid costly breaches with encrypted USB drives
A USB drive from Heathrow Airport, found on a London street in late October, contained confidential information about accessing restricted areas at the airport and security measures used to...
How UL helps security manufacturers comply to cybersecurity standardsHow UL helps security manufacturers comply to cybersecurity standards
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for manufacturers of life safety and security products, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) wants to help solve the problem. Specifically, UL seeks to work with...
Las Vegas Massacre demands reevaluation of hospitality sector securityLas Vegas Massacre demands reevaluation of hospitality sector security
The massacre in Las Vegas is both sadly familiar and terrifyingly novel. Because of the recent series of violent attacks on innocent people gathered in public places, high body counts are no...

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