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Why aren’t the Federal Government’s Physical Access Systems compliant with HSPD-12?

In the wake of 9/11, the Federal Government’s secure-the-fort, big idea was to create an identity credential for all federal employees and contractors. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 set it all in motion. Today, we know the smartcard-based credential that arose from HSPD-12 as the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card. The PIV card is meant to give employees/contractors physical access to federal facilities and logical access to federal information systems. While u...

How leveraging new technologies in the workplace will enhance its security

As the world continues to become more connected, it’s becoming increasingly important to adjust security and safety procedures in the workplace. But today’s ever-evolving office environment can present unique safety and preparedness challenges. No two businesses are exactly alike, with some located in numerous buildings or spread out across campuses, while others have employees that frequently journey from different locations, work remotely or travel internationally. With this shif...

Pulse Connect Secure VPN solution provides Zero Trust-based secure access for remote and mobile users

Pulse Secure, global provider of secure access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, has announced that the IAIT Lab (Institute for the Analysis of IT components) has completed an extensive test of Pulse Connect Secure, resulting in superb findings across usability, comprehensiveness and interoperability for the market leading VPN solution. Pulse Connect Secure Pulse Connect Secure provides easy, secure, authenticated access for remote and mobile users to corporate resources&mda...

Converged Security Centre, in partnership with Vidsys, returns to IFSEC International 2019

The Converged Security Centre, developed in partnership with global enterprise security software leader, Vidsys, is an expert-led exhibition zone, returning to IFSEC International 2019. It gives IFSEC visitors the unique opportunity to learn from world-leading experts, discuss critical physical and IT security challenges, and experience the latest Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) platform solutions. Through the Converged Security Centre, conference attendees will be immersed...

Blockpass and Infinito Wallet launch secure KYC-enabled security token wallet

Blockpass and Infinito Wallet have announced the launch of the world's most secure and convenient KYC-enabled security token wallet, providing regulatory compliance while putting traders in full control of their security tokens. The wallet is an integration of the Blockpass KYC Connect solution and the world leading universal wallet. As can be evidenced in a spate of recent partnerships and developments, Blockpass believes that the future of decentralised trade - and therefore the future of all...

Seagate partners with Tape Ark to help businesses migrate tape-archived data to the cloud

Seagate Technology PLC announced a partnership with Tape Ark, enabling businesses around the world to migrate tape-archived data to the cloud using secure and proven processes. Thus, valuable latent data can be restored, preserved and once again made instantly accessible. Seagate’s Lyve Data Services, powered by Tape Ark, will be moving these legacy data archives online, bringing massive datasets back to life, thereby extracting tremendous value and enabling businesses to mine their data...

Preparing for cyber-attacks: the intersection of cybersecurity and physical security

Terry Gold of D6 Research has been giving “cyber in physical security” presentations at a variety of conferences, including ISC West and the Cyber:Secured Forum. We caught up with him for some insights about the intersection of cybersecurity and physical security. Q: Tell us a little bit about your background, specifically in the context of its relevance to cyber security in physical access. Gold: I started out in information security and then got involved in physical security al...

Nortech’s UHF ISO Combi Card seamlessly integrates with multiple access control applications

Used for both people and vehicle access, the UHF ISO Combi Card offered by Nortech is a card with a long-range UHF tag and proximity or smartcard technology. UHF ISO Combi Card Designed for use with the uPASS range, the card’s features ensure that only one card is required for both vehicle and building access applications. Based on passive UHF technology, the UHF Combi Card by Nedap is identified up to 10 metres with the uPASS Target, five metres with the uPASS Reach or two metres with...

Akuvox enjoys the spotlight at security trade shows with cloud intercom, smart home and AI

Spearheading the intercom sector with cutting-edge technologies and unique applications, Akuvox earned the spotlight at four recent security trade shows. The excitement surrounding Akuvox’s booths included cloud intercom solutions, smart home integration and the use of artificial intelligence. Akuvox cloud intercom solutions  Over 80% of Akuvox’s visitors inquired about its cloud intercom solution. This indicated that it’s the prime time for the industry to adopt cloud f...

Aqua Container Security Platform attains CIS Benchmarks certification

Aqua Security announced that its Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP) has been certified by CIS Benchmarks to compare the configuration status of Kubernetes clusters against the consensus-based best practice standards contained in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark. Organisations that leverage Aqua CSP can now ensure that the configurations of their critical assets align with the CIS Benchmarks consensus-based practice standards. “We are thrilled to have our platform certified by the CIS for...

Genetec's Security Center Omnicast VMS receives UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification

Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announced that Security Center Omnicast, its video management system (VMS), received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification. A long-standing advocate for cybersecurity and the ‘Security of Security’, Genetec participated in the UL evaluation process, which today validates its resilience against cyber-attack with the highest Level 3 (L3) assessment certi...

FOXSTREAM acquires video-protection solutions provider COSSILYS21

Created more than 20 years ago, the French firm COSSILYS21 offers intelligent video-protection solutions. It equips major national banks, numerous regional banks, as well as shops. The COSSILYS21 firm is nowadays a reference in the banking sector. COSSILYS21 and FOXSTREAM have established a strong partnership for several years. When Mister Alain Ghaye, CEO and main shareholder of COSSILYS21, decided to hand over its firm to retire, the idea of bringing closer the two firms naturally made its wa...