Security training

Drawbacks of PenTests and ethical hacking for the security industry

PenTesting, also known as “ethical hacking” or “white-hat hacking,” has always been viewed as the “sexy” side of cybersecurity, a task that is far more exciting than monitoring systems for intrusions, shoring up defenses, or performing compliance audits. Numerous security conferences are devoted to the fine art of attempting to hack into systems – with an owner’s full knowledge and permission – and reporting on the results. At an organisat...

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

How to optimise video surveillance storage and security operations with hyperconvergence

Over the past year, we’ve heard a lot of big buzzwords in conversations at different conferences, meetings and events. Deep learning, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are hot topics, and these trends will undoubtedly define the landscape over the coming year. Other issues, mostly IT related, are also making their way into more and more surveillance-focused conversations and to me, none is more complicated — or beneficial — than hyperconvergence.   W...

Orisec introduces compact and easy-to-install Covert Wireless Shock Detector

At less than 1 inch wide, Orisec have launched a Covert Wireless Shock Detector which is small enough to install in almost any location, even concealed within uPVC window and door frames. Orisec designs and manufactures wireless and wired intruder alarm equipment exclusively for professional installers. Founded on invention and innovation with a focus on exceptional design and performance, Orisec has filed more than 100 patents, registered designs and trademarks. Above all, their products are r...

PSA appoints Ric McCullough as Chief Operating Officer

PSA has named Ric McCullough chief operating officer for the company as of February 1, 2018. McCullough has served as the vice president of sales and customer service for PSA since 2012 and was responsible for the daily sales and customer success operations for the company. With his appointment to COO, McCullough will expand his role to also oversee marketing, vendor relations and educational programs and services for the company. McCullough brings over 30 years of operations, sales and custome...

Code Blue Corporation partners with Clery Center for National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Student safety remains a top priority at campuses around the United States, which is why Code Blue Corporation is proud to renew its partnership with the Clery Center as a sponsor for Jeanne Clery Act Training events and during National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM). The Clery Center regularly hosts Clery Act training around the country, providing its members with exclusive services, expertise, resources and customised campus assessments. Additionally, the Clery Center partners with col...

Round Table Discussions

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

How can security systems be used to predict bad things?

It seems there are more “bad things” happening than ever before. We hear news every day of workplace shootings and terrorist attacks, of smash-and-grab thefts and child abductions. Beyond the possible human tragedy involved, such events pose a persistent question to anyone involved in the realm of security: Could we have prevented it? The first step toward prevention is to predict or foresee an event before it happens. Too often, technology enters the picture after the fact, most com...

How is the role of women in the physical security market changing?

A historical career path to the security field has been through male-dominated jobs such as law enforcement and the military. In fact, the security market, like many other business categories, at one time seemed like an “old boys’ club” – but not anymore. For many years now, women have made their impact known throughout the industry, and the numbers of successful women in security seem to increase every year. There are even networking organisations geared to promoting the...