Article: Agencies Are at Risk of Security, Natural Disaster Threats – Emergency Management Magazine

In a recent interview with Emergency Management Magazine, Vidsys President, Maurice Singleton, discusses the ways in which organizations, including government agencies, can work to mitigate security risks before an incident occurs and the importance of utilizing technology to make enterprise-scale security efforts more efficient and effective.

 

“Any system that is amalgamating several data streams is, in theory, an obvious target for hackers. Having a platform that incorporates a robust cybersecurity solution is critical to ensure that your security system itself doesn’t become vulnerable to attack.”

 

The full article is available now on Emergency Management Magazine’s website.

 

 

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Article: The Future of Converged Security – International Security Journal Feature

Vidsys President Maurice Singleton gives his outlook on the state of the Security Industry and the Future of Converged Security in a featured Cover Story for International Security Journal.

Below is an excerpt from the magazine’s print edition:

 

Article: The Future of Converged Security

 

Check out the September edition of International Security Journal to read the full story. You can also access the magazine online here (page 48).

Converged Security Centre Confirmed for IFSEC 2020

Exclusively demonstrating the value of unifying physical and cyber security for 21st century threats, the Converged Security Centre (CSC) returns to IFSEC International, 19-21 May 2020.

There’s only one place where security professionals can see ground-breaking state-of-the-art converged security technology in action in 2020 and that’s at IFSEC International. The original and most certainly the best demonstration of how physical security and information technology fuses together to provide holistic and complete solutions across a variety of challenges. A must have for every security control room!

The CSC is the embodiment of what IFSEC is all about- an opportunity for leading industry experts to showcase the very latest integrated security solutions which enhance resilience against 21st century threats to life and infrastructure.

The CSC will again be a dynamic collaboration between IFSEC, Vidsys and Unified Security a partnership which is deeply committed to trailblazing the convergence of security technologies whilst at the same time providing tangible solutions for security professionals.

“Systems from all security domains need to be monitored and managed in near real time”

The CSC will be a core interactive part of the IFSEC 2020 event proposition and will be supported by a range of keynote presentations and panel debates about the use of the technology and how it is a vital addition to the suite of options available to end users and integrators. Visitors will have an opportunity to see, hear and experience the technology in real time and meet with the innovators and experts behind this pivotally important solution.

 

 

Gerry Dunphy, strategy director for IFSEC International, said: “The CSC is now a major part of IFSEC and is aligned to our strategy of representing the very best in integrated and converged security solutions.

“IFSEC has always been a major showcase for security technologies and the pace of change and innovation is often bewildering, so it’s essential we can address this via our inspiring association with Vidsys and Unified Security and their partners.

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“It is a quite unique attraction at Europe’s leading security event and we look forward to planning the next project for May 2020.’’

James Willison, founder of Unified Security Ltd and Sarb Sembhi, CTO and CISO of Virtually Informed, released this statement:

“As the use of IoT devices and connected systems increases at an exponential rate, the need to protect the wider systems and the organisation from attacks not only becomes more important, but also much harder to do than in the past. What is required now is that systems from all security domains need to be monitored and managed in near real time –  in recent years more focus has been given to IoT security issues as these directly impact access control and CCTV.

“We believe that only by integrating all the systems onto a single platform and co-locating the cyber and physical functions will security teams be able to achieve and demonstrate the highest levels of enterprise security risk management. We have developed our thinking and collaboration over the past two years and are already working on designing the IFSEC Converged Security Centre of the future for May 2020.”

Said Maurice Singleton, president of Vidsys (interviewed in the video above):

“Vidsys is very excited to be returning to IFSEC to sponsor the Converged Security Centre for a third year. For us, the CSC is an opportunity to work with key partners to showcase the latest and greatest Converged Security solutions, allowing IFSEC visitors to get hands-on experience with some of the best tools the market has to offer – including Vidsys’ award-winning Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) software platform.

“From comprehensive event security management, to converged cybersecurity solutions and advanced critical infrastructure protection, the CSC will have something for everyone.”

 

Note: this article originally appeared on the IFSEC Global Website. 

Article: Interconnected Security Systems support emergence of IoT

Security Magazine: Interconnected Security Systems, IoT and the Future

Vidsys President, Maurice Singleton, gives industry insight into the future of security systems and the emerging challenges in today’s security landscape, which has given way to an increased need for reliance on converged, interconnected security systems.

The featured article appears in the August edition of Security Magazine. Below is an excerpt:

 

“Today, technology is evolving at a faster rate than ever before. As enterprises strive to become more agile in order to keep up with technological progress, we’ve seen a sharp increase in the use of digital technology and IoT devices in the workplace. With this increase in devices, the number of avenues for a cyber-attack has inherently multiplied. Corporate and organizational security teams must come up with new tactics to fend off the advanced threats being launched against our increasingly interconnected digital infrastructure.”

 

Visit Security Magazine’s website to read the full story.

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.

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