IFSEC to feature Converged Security Centre

Below is an expert from ITS International covering IFSEC International 2018 featuring the Converged Security Centre hosted by Vidsys.

Security trade show IFSEC International 2018 is to include a dedicated learning and demonstration zone which promises “a real-time immersive experience of integrated physical and cyber security” for the first time. The Converged Security Centre is hosted by Vidsys, whose converged security and information management (CSIM)  architecture will feature prominently. “We believe there is an immediate need for a converged security solution that unifies monitoring of both physical and cyber security under one, unified platform,” says Vidsys CEO James I. Chong.

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IFSEC International 2018 announces the Converged Security Centre powered by Vidsys

IFSEC International 2018 will host  a dedicated learning and demonstration area where visitors will benefit from a real-time immersive experience of integrated physical and cybersecurity.

Networked systems and applied technologies are presenting security management professionals with rising levels of information outputs and data, which are rapidly becoming core aspects of their business strategies. The business intelligence available from this deepening level of integration is now a core competency, providing commercial, industrial and government users with unparalleled levels of insight.

However, these systems also represent major security vulnerabilities; the nature of their networked capabilities means there is a strengthening need for higher levels of understanding and vigilance in combating threats to information security. It’s a simple equation: greater complexity of technologies will lead to greater threats. This is where IFSEC, Vidsys and their partners can provide the solutions.

In this new world of converged security networks and information software, IFSEC is pleased to announce the introduction of the Converged Security Centre at this year’s show, taking place at ExCeL London between  19-21 June. IFSEC has worked closely with key thought leaders in this space, including James Willison, Founder, Unified Security Ltd, and Sarb Sembhi CISO, Virtually Informed Ltd.

Cross-functional security teams

Together they have long advocated the use of converged technological solutions managed by cross-functional security teams to identify and mitigate security risks to organisations. In the development of the centre, IFSEC and Unified Security recognised the capabilities of Vidsys’ CSIM solution and their partners.

The Converged Security Centre will be powered by the experts at Vidsys, the pioneering architects of Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM), to offer visitors a real-time immersive experience of an integrated cyber physical SOC, demonstrating ways to enable multi-disciplinary security teams to respond to the whole range of security risks across an enterprise.

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Maritime Logistics: An Integrated High-tech Approach to Port Security

DP World employs a sophisticated Vidsys technology platform to eliminate stovepipes and integrate myriad security solutions.

DP World London Gateway provides deep-sea shipping access to one the largest consumer markets in the U.K. Naturally, the task of keeping all of that safe from outside threats, while also balancing that important task with the need to ensure an efficient intermodal supply chain is no easy task. That’s because this facility routinely intercepts stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants while working closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.

Like any port terminal, DP world London Gateway employs dozens of methods and equipment packages to ensure safety. All of that produces an avalanche of data and information too broad even for the best of security watch teams to take in. From the beginning, the port sought out an integrated security platform to provide better situational awareness and data analytics capabilities. Eventually, they turned to Vidsys.

How It Works
Vidsys provides a Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) software platform solution. CSIM software is a force multiplier especially for organizations with a large physical footprint because the software geospatially aligns information and assets into a single user interface. CSIM has five core areas of functionality: it collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information. Eliminating stovepiped data streams, its rules engine and workflow tools give management the ability to pre-determine what data should be correlated and what should be filtered out. CSIM software uses filtering rules based on time, location, duration, frequency and type.
The term “force multiplier” is much used but often misunderstood concept. For Vidsys customers, it means that an organization might be able to reduce headcount in their security teams, but that isn’t necessarily what it is all about. Using personnel more effectively and empowering them with the right information and tools, a facility can increase its security coverage by combining technology and people.
Real port security doesn’t just involve what’s inside the fence. That’s because port authorities and terminals that were previously focused inside the perimeter can now collaborate with outside law enforcement and first responders. That interoperability enhances Maritime Domain Awareness. So, when a threat occurs it can be resolved accurately, efficiently and consistently.
CSIM provides the ability to manage situations in real-time. First responders, supervisors, IT staff and senior executives with authorized credentials can access CSIM from anywhere via mobile device (tablet, cell phone) for enhanced situational awareness. Mobility is more important than ever. A true web-based and open architecture platform, Vidsys is fully enabled for mobile users. Decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities can collaborate real-time and to share time-sensitive, actionable information both with executives and incident responders via mobile devices.
Colin Hitchcock, Harbor Master & Head of ISPS security at DP World’s London Gateway explained, “Through the Vidsys platform, we are able to extend our ability to monitor the port, our assets, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our security program.” The two-square-mile area port is surrounded by an 11 kilometer fenceline, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed.
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Vidsys Secures DP World London Gateway Port

Below is an excerpt from Bunker Ports News Worldwide covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that London Gateway, a port owned and operated by DP World (DPW), has implemented Vidsys port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

DP World London Gateway has been a Vidsys end-customer since 2016 and has partnered with Vidsys on recent expansion projects. The trade-enabling port operator selected Vidsys due to its open platform architecture and vast agility for future growth and innovation, while being able to manage all sensors and systems from one unified view.

Read the entire story here: http://www.bunkerportsnews.com/News.aspx?ElementId=c4379341-839d-4b74-b7e2-e821dd66d759

Vidsys Secures DP World London Gateway Port

Below is an excerpt from Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that London Gateway, a port owned and operated by DP World (DPW), has implemented Vidsys port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

P World London Gateway has been a Vidsys end-customer since 2016 and has partnered with Vidsys on recent expansion projects. The trade-enabling port operator selected Vidsys due to its open platform architecture and vast agility for future growth and innovation, while being able to manage all sensors and systems from one unified view.

Read the whole story here: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/vidsys-secures-dp-world-london-gateway-port/

Vidsys Secures DP World London Gateway Port

Below is an excerpt from Digital Journal covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

VIENNA, Va.–(Business Wire)–Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that London Gateway, a port owned and operated by DP World (DPW), has implemented Vidsys port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

DP World London Gateway has been a Vidsys end-customer since 2016 and has partnered with Vidsys on recent expansion projects. The trade-enabling port operator selected Vidsys due to its open platform architecture and vast agility for future growth and innovation, while being able to manage all sensors and systems from one unified view.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3625232#ixzz54YKaRHxg

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

Below is an excerpt from Maritime Global News covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets. The port is a 2 square mile area surrounded by an 11 kilometer fence line, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed. The site encounters a vast and varied range of security activities, including routinely intercepting stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants, and works closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.
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http://www.maritimeglobalnews.com/news/london-gateway-security-measures-cwygne

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

Below is an excerpt from Turkish Maritime covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets. The port is a 2 square mile area surrounded by an 11 kilometer fence line, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed. The site encounters a vast and varied range of security activities, including routinely intercepting stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants, and works closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.

Read the full article here: http://www.turkishmaritime.com.tr/london-gateway-ups-security-measures-33030h.htm

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

Below is an excerpt from Maritime Logistics Professional covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets. The port is a 2 square mile area surrounded by an 11 kilometer fence line, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed. The site encounters a vast and varied range of security activities, including routinely intercepting stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants, and works closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.
Read the full article here: https://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/london-gateway-security-measures-312964

Interview: Vidsys on its CSIM platform and the UAE’s Hassantuk programme

Below is an excerpt from an SSN Gulf News Q&A with VP Operations EMEA Philip Stockham. 

UAE – A Smart and Safe city programme has been launched aimed at reducing the cost of inspecting buildings for more than 150,000 buildings across the UAE. Vidsys, a converged security and information management software (CSIM), provider announced that Injazat Data Systems will employ its CSIM platform as part of the UAE’s Hassantuk programme.

SSN Gulf caught up with Philip Stockham, Vidsys’ Vice President Operations, EMEA, and Injazat Data Systems’ Atif Al Braiki, Director of Strategic Projects, to find out more.

What will Vidsys’ role be in the UAE Hassantuk Programme?

STOCKHAM: Vidsys’ Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) solution is the central application for the Hassantuk Alarm Receiving Center (ARC). As a key partner, we are supporting the overall design as well as configuration of the CSIM solution aligned to the project objectives.

AL BRAIKI: Vidsys provides a fully integrated, state-of-the-art, public security platform that currently maps, visualises, monitors and manages all fire, life safety and maintenance alarms from connected buildings. It has provided the building block for additional public safety and monitoring services.

How did the agreement with Injazat Systems come about?

STOCKHAM: Injazat studied the market and selected Vidsys for the CSIM element based on readiness of technology and experience on prior similar projects.

How long will Vidsys’ role in the programme take to implement?

AL BRAIKI: Full configuration, integration and testing will have been completed by March 2018, providing a rich, fully functional platform in a very short period of time. Vidsys will continue to provide support and enhancements throughout the programme…

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