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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Vidsys and Micro Focus Showcase Intelligent GSOC Joint Solution at ISC West 2018

The Global Converged Security and Data Analytics Companies Will Showcase Their Joint-Solution Intelligent Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) During Annual Security Conference

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced its joint solution Intelligent Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) showcase with Micro Focus at ISC West in Las Vegas, NV.

Public and private sector organizations worldwide face an increasing array of challenges when it comes to security including escalating threats, the risk of oversight and false alarms, data overload, and the demand for a faster response to any threats they may face.

To address these challenges, Micro Focus and Vidsys have jointly developed a solution – the Intelligent GSOC – that can accelerate effective decisions and actions by enabling the following:

  • Real-time processing of data that is diverse in format (e.g. video, image, audio, text, logs, transactions) and in origin (e.g. CCTV corporate databases, email, sensor, social media, broadcast media)
  • Automated analysis to identify issues or potential threats
  • Streamlined workflow for alerts and responses
  • Open standards connectivity to 3rd party systems for easy integration

The real-world applications for the GSOC are far-reaching, including event security, smart transportation, critical infrastructure, and many other security and mission-critical operations where it is essential for organizations to make decisions, quickly and effectively.

“The combination of Micro Focus’ AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered analytics platform, IDOL, with Vidsys’ CSIM platform enables our customers to simplify situation management and improve situational awareness,” said James I. Chong, CEO of Vidsys. “This integrated joint solution from two global enterprise software companies takes customers and partners to the next level of intelligent security and risk management, and we’re excited to launch this offering at ISC West with Micro Focus.”

“Partnering with Vidsys allows us to help our customers combat a wide variety of threats by accelerating converged security innovation,” said Ken Muir, Vice President and General Manager of IDOL, Micro Focus. “We look forward to providing organizations with automated 3600 real-time analytical insights needed to help address present and future challenges.”

Vidsys and Micro Focus will offer live demonstrations of the Intelligent GSOC during the ISC West show at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, in Bellini Room 2106 on April 11 – 13. ISC West 2018 is the largest security industry trade show in the United States, bringing together over 30,000 security professionals and over 1,000 exhibitors and brands.

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Please use the following link to register for a briefing: http://www.vidsys.com/event/isc-west-2018/

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.

Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allow sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs. The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards, and compliance requirements. By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more info, please visit www.vidsys.com.