IFSEC International: About The Converged Security Centre – it’s people and technology which reduces risk!

Industry experts James Willison, Founder of Unified Security Ltd. and Sarb Sembhi CISM and CISO of Virtually Informed Ltd. give their perspective on the Converged Security Center special demonstration area at IFSEC 2019 and give an outlook on the future of the Converged Security Industry in this event recap article from IFSEC International.

 

Visit the IFSEC International website to read the full article.

IFSEC Global: Unifying physical security and cybersecurity at the Converged Security Centre

IFSEC Global spotlights the Converged Security Centre Keynote address at IFSEC 2019. The keynote addressed the Convergence of physical and cybersecurity management technologies and featured presentations from industry experts including a demonstration by Vidsys President, Maurice Singleton, highlighting how the Vidsys CSIM software platform leverages multiple security devices and tools to allow operators to monitor risk in real-time.

 

The panel also featured presentations from Steven Kenny, industry liaison at Axis Communications (a Swedish manufacturer of networked security cameras), David Humphrey, worldwide director for Micro Focus’s unstructured data and file analytics products, IDOL and ControlPoint, Sarb Sembhi, CTO, CISO & DPO for risk and security company Virtually Informed and James Willison MA Msyl, founder of Unified Security Ltd and Vice Chair of the ASIS European Convergence/ESRM committee.

 

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

ComputerWeekly.com: Converged Security Takes Centre Stage at IFSEC 2019

The importance and benefits of combining physical and cyber security was underlined in the opening session of the 2019 IFSEC security conference. ComputerWeekly.com stopped by the Vidsys-sponsored Converged Security Centre at this year’s IFSEC security conference at ExCel, London to discuss the future of security technology with industry experts from Vidsys, Axis Communications, Micro Focus and more.

 

“[Converged Security] is achieved by bringing data from various disparate technologies, including billions of connected devices that form part of access control, video management, analytics, social media, facial recognition and other biometric systems into a single, common operating platform…

[A] single view enables organisations to respond in real-time to physical and cyber threats or intrusions across the enterprise – for example, raising an alert if a single employee identity is used to access a physical building at the same time as accessing corporate systems from a different location.”  [Maurice Singleton – President, Vidsys]

 

To read the full article, visit Computer Weekly’s website.

IFSEC Vidsys Webinar: Achieving near real-time risk management with a converged security centre

Today’s high-risk, myriad-threat security environment demands a converged security solution that consolidates monitoring of both physical and cybersecurity events within one, unified platform.

Organizations can thus leverage disparate data sources to effectively manage situations in near real-time without navigating multiple subsystems – including analytics and cybersecurity – and complete investigations and take appropriate actions promptly. Speed is, after all, of the essence in these situations.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from a panel of experts in converged security and enterprise security risk management. Panelists will discuss the concept, reality, and evolution of having both physical and cyber-security teams managing and collaborating in the same security operations center.

SPEAKERS

Roberto Mandanas, VP Strategic Marketing and Alliances, Vidsys

Sarb Sembhi CISM, CISO, Virtually Informed Ltd

James Willison MA MSyI, Founder, Unified Security Ltd

Host/Moderator: Adam Bannister, editor, IFSEC Global

 

 

Maurice Singleton Appointed Vidsys President

VIENNA, VA ─ April 22, 2019 – Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that the Board of Directors has promoted company Vice President of Product Innovation Maurice Singleton as the new President of Vidsys.

Maurice Singleton is a founding member of Vidsys and has extensive experience in physical and information technology systems and solutions. He has held various leadership roles at the company and has led business initiatives for the development of innovative product enhancements, customer experience improvements, business growth and expansion into emerging markets, as well as contributions to shape the PSIM/CSIM platform architecture.

“With more than 20 years of experience in this industry and a proven track record of execution and delivery of top-notch service, we are confident that Maurice will immediately make a positive impact on the company,” said Pete Correll, Vidsys Chairman of the Board. “He will help Vidsys continue to operate with speed, reliability and great service to ensure each customer realizes the full value of our software.”

Going forward, Maurice will focus his efforts on –

  • Improving customer success and adoption – strategically allocating resources to ensure 100-percent satisfaction.
  • Enhancing sustainable operations – investing in our people, product and delivery model to improve the ease of installation, support and maintenance.
  • Product evolution – harnessing new streams of sensor data and increasingly connected tools to give operators better intelligence and faster resolution.

“It’s an honor to take the helm at Vidsys, where I have spent the last 13 years of my career working with the brightest minds in enterprise security and information technology,” said Maurice Singleton, President at Vidsys. “I’m excited to build on the history of excellence and innovation that the company has cultivated as we continue to provide the highest level of security and safety at scale world-wide and across various diverse and most mission-critical organizations.”

 

 

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 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.

 

Read Press Release on the Business Wire. 

Maurice Singleton on the cyberwire podcast

Vidsys President Maurice Singleton Talks Converged Security with The CyberWire Podcast

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The CyberWire’s daily podcasts take a look at what’s happening in cyberspace, providing clear and concise summaries of the news and commentary from industry experts and partners. In this episode, Vidsys President, Maurice Singleton, discusses the convergence of IoT security devices and IT security.

Visit The CyberWire to listen to the full podcast now.

 

Connected Security Expo At ISC West Addresses Convergence Of Physical Security & IT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other trends drive the convergence of physical and information security, integrators and end users attending ISC West may be struggling to keep pace with new areas of responsibility and expanding roles in the larger security ecosystem. Help is here.

 

The Connected Security Expo, co-locating with ISC West, focuses on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise. Exhibitors will focus on how physical and information security can be used together to mitigate new and emerging cyber-threats in a hyper-connected world. Connected Security Expo provides attendees access to cutting-edge products and technology in both the physical and IT secure realms. It is clearly a growth factor in the market. Here’s a look at some of the companies on display in the 2019 Connected Security Expo:

Integrated Video Cloud Service

The AI-powered video analysis software suite delivers high-speed object search and facial classification

Arcules provides the Arcules integrated video cloud service, which combines untapped video and sensor data with the latest technologies in cloud, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to deliver actionable business and security intelligence for modern organizations.

The cloud-based service is designed to ensure security, scalability, streamlined operations, and bandwidth management — all from a single, easy-to-use interface.

Hardware-Accelerated Solutions

BrainChip Inc. is a global developer of software and hardware-accelerated solutions for advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications.

The AI-powered video analysis software suite delivers high-speed object search and facial classification for law enforcement, counter terrorism and intelligence agencies.

PSIM Software Platform

CNL Software Inc. is an open, adaptable, scalable and secure Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions provider.

The IPSecurity Center PSIM software platform helps law enforcement, government agencies, the military, public and private critical infrastructure, transportation networks, corporations and campuses to integrate, automate and manage systems, allowing better security intelligence and improved operational efficiency.

Facial Recognition Software

IOmniscient Corp. provides facial recognition software that can recognize multiple faces even in crowded and uncontrolled scenes

IOmniscient Corp. provides facial recognition software that can recognize multiple faces even in crowded and uncontrolled scenes.

Matching faces with an existing database, the system can detect an unauthorized person and track him or her across non-overlapping cameras.

Enhance Situational Awareness

Oncam offers 360 and 180-degree video technology. The company has the largest range of wide-angle cameras that are open platform and easy to integrate.

Unique dewarping technology allows the creation of award-winning video solutions for stakeholders from the C-suite to the security officer in wide range of industry segments. Oncam’s products greatly enhance situational awareness.

Enterprise-Class Security

Pivot3 is a provider of intelligent solutions using hyperconverged infrastructure.

Pivot3’s intelligent infrastructure is optimized to deliver performance, resilience, scalability and ease-of-use required for enterprise-class security, video surveillance and IoT deployments.

Electronic Physical Security

The UL 2900-1 standard offers general requirements for software cybersecurity for network-connectable products

UL LLC is working to increase the prominence of the Underwriter Laboratories brand in cybersecurity with the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (CAP). The UL 2900-1 standard, the standard that offers general requirements for software cybersecurity for network-connectable products, was published in 2016 and in July 2017 was published as an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard.

The standard was developed with cooperation from end users such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. National Laboratories, and other industry stakeholders. UL 2900-2-3 – the standard that focuses on electronic physical security/life safety & security industry, was published in September 2017.

Proactive Automated System

Viakoo is a provider of the security industry’s first proactive automated system and data verification solution.

Create Significant Value

Vidsys is innovating and accelerating a transition to Converged Security and Information Management or CSIM.

The company is committed to educating and supporting customers with their evolving needs to provide a more holistic view of risk and throughout the overall business process re-engineering necessary to create significant value across the entire organization.

 

This article originally appeared on SecurityInformed.com. To read the original article, visit their website.

 

Vidsys and Micro Focus are partnering together to bring Intelligent GSOC to ISC West 2019! ISC West is the largest US security event featuring the latest products, training and best networking opportunities in the industry. This year’s event will be held April 10-12th in Las Vegas, NV. Stop by Booth #34091 to learn more about how this joint solution can make a difference in your security operations. Visit our ISC West event page to schedule a live demo at the show!

IFSEC International 2019 Welcomes Back the Converged Security Centre Powered by Vidsys

One of the outstanding highlights from IFSEC 2018, the Converged Security Centre returns to this year’s show on an even bigger and better platform to showcase the very latest in integrated security management technology.

Conceived and delivered by Vidsys, the centre is a state-of-the-art demonstration area which expertly highlights the advancement of Converged Security Information Management (CSIM) and how software, hardware and all forms of information media can be expertly used to gain a complete overview of a developing security situation.

Each day at IFSEC 2019, the Converged Security Centre will present a wide range of simulated security scenarios. These will relate to situations such as transport, utilities, open spaces and infrastructure, and reveal how integrated security systems can be aligned with supplementary information sources such as social media to provide end users with the whole developing picture.

As a security professional, if your role is to manage the security of a large-scale asset, then the Converged Security Centre is an absolute must-attend feature; it will expertly show you how this technology provides a vital and integrated approach to situation management.

The Converged Security Centre will crucially show how, with a fully converged security system, users can correlate multiple events into one situation, track major assets, execute efficient building management operations, mitigate cyber threats, monitor social networks and most importantly enable high level information security resilience.

The Vidsys CSIM technology is the perfect integration platform for multiple systems and hardware to work in a fully integrated manner. This year Vidsys will be welcoming support from a number of global partners, including Ipsotek and Micro Focus, to show how a vast range of related technologies can work in tandem, to provide a truly effective and highly efficient security solution.

Converged Security and Information Management provides a real time technical solution enhanced by Artificial Intelligence, meaning large volumes of data can be interpreted and processed to enable a more efficient response.

Experts from Vidsys will be on hand at IFSEC to help explain and guide visitors on the uses of CSIM, as well as how this integrated approach to security management can provide effective and long-term resilience for any major asset or installation.

The Converged Security Centre is a cornerstone feature in IFSEC’s role as a platform to show security professionals technologies and capabilities in real time, delivered by world leading experts with solutions they can trust. It is also a key part of the IFSEC ‘Show Me How’ programme, providing direct access to learning and insights they would otherwise struggle to see.

Gerry Dunphy, Exhibition Director IFSEC, says: ‘’IFSEC is delighted to welcome Vidsys back to this year’s show as the key partner in The Converged Security Centre. The feature made a major impact at last year’s IFSEC, showcasing how integration and resilience can be achieved through the strategic use of CSIM. IFSEC visiting customers with key roles in safeguarding major assets will directly benefit from seeing the capabilities on display.”

James Willison, Founder, Unified Security Ltd and Sarb Sembhi CISO Virtually Informed add:

“We are delighted to be working with UBM, Visdsys and their partners to bring together physical and information security professionals and converged technologies in one operations centre. The last few years have shown how important it is for physical security vendors to ensure that their products are resilient to cyber-physical attacks, and it’s important for them to ensure that their products can integrate with enterprise threat intelligence tools. This theatre showcases some of what is possible with integrated solutions.”

 

This article first appeared on the IFSEC Global blog. The original article can be found on their website

Vidsys VP of Product Innovation Featured GIT Security Magazine Article: “Keeping Corporate Campuses Safe”

“Keeping Corporate Campuses Safe”, by Vidsys VP of Product Innovation, Maurice Singleton, was featured as a top story in the online edition of GIT Security Magazine, EMEA. In the article, Maurice details the ways in which Corporate Campuses can utilize Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) Software to increase workplace efficiency and facilitate overall operational security efforts.

The full article is available now at git-security.com.

Featured Article: “What’s Next for PSIM?”

Vidsys CEO, James Chong, explains how physical security information management (PSIM) today is continuing to evolve, giving way to converged security and information management.

 

“CSIM extends software abilities beyond physical security by capturing and correlating data from multiple IT-security systems and information management systems. With capabilities for large-scale, widely dispersed customers, this advanced platform can be leveraged to support smart city and IoT applications, in addition to a variety of use cases such as supply-chain systems, building management, logistics management and manufacturing.”

 

The story was featured by The Innovation Enterprise and is available on their website.