IFSEC Global: “The Growing Significance of Converged Security”

In anticipation of the return of the popular Converged Security Centre to IFSEC International in 2020, industry experts, James Willison MA Founder, Unified Security, and Sarb Sembhi CISM, CTO & CISO, Virtually Informed, offer a closer look into why converged security will continue to be a major theme in 2020.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

“IFSEC International welcomes back the Converged Security Centre in 2020. What is the reason? Well, there continues to be an increasing concern amongst end users of CCTV and access control systems that their physical security devices and systems could cause major problems for the IT network, and they need reassurances that this will not be the case.

The last thing anyone wants is an email from HR highlighting an investigation that identified a GDPR breach had occurred and it was your systems that were used to install malware on the IT network, which in turn led to an invoice being paid by the Finance Director to a cyber fraudster. Whilst such incidents may be rare, it is crucial to be able to identify unusual network behaviour on your CCTV or access control systems.”


To read the full article, visit the IFSEC Global website.

Vidsys Wins IFSEC Security Software Manufacturer of the Year Award

VIENNA, VA – December 4, 2019 – Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that it was named Security Software Manufacturer of the Year at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards on November 20, 2019.

The Security & Fire Excellence Awards highlights the very best people, projects and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer. The Security Software Manufacturer of the Year category aims to celebrate the security software vendor that has gone above and beyond in three core areas: innovation, marketing and commitment to the highest security standards.

Vidsys’ Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) platform is designed to help organizations better manage complex networks of disparate physical and cybersecurity devices, systems and sensors in order to improve organizational security, situation management and incident response. The April launch of Vidsys Enterprise 2019R1.1 offers customers upgraded operability features such as improved automatic data sorting to help identify important security events more effectively; and enhanced platform performance to combat UI degradation and offer better scalability for organizations that have expanded to multiple sites and grown to rely on hundreds of different security devices.

“For more than a decade, Vidsys has been a pioneer in security and information management
applications, and we’ve continuously evolved our platform’s capabilities beyond security to
provide a comprehensive, converged solution to our users,” said Maurice Singleton, president
of Vidsys. “We are thrilled that our team’s commitment to helping customers get the most out
of their security systems has been recognized by IFSEC.”



About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform 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 the 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, a browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via 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.