SourceSecurity: Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence key security themes at ASIS 2017

Below is an excerpt from SourceSecurity’s recap of ASIS 2017 conference, including an interview with Vidsys Vice President, Systems & Solutions Engineering, Neil Chung.

Transport, Enterprise And Smart Cities

Some of the companies seeking to leverage the power of the ASIS show did not have booths on the show floor. Some players, such as Vidsys, met with end users and integrators in meeting rooms in the adjacent Omni hotel. (Vidsys was also a partner in the Motorola booth.) “It’s the largest turnout we have ever had,” said Neil Chung, Vidsys vice president, systems and solutions engineering.

The converged security and information management (CSIM) company was highlighting a suite of video and big data analytics capabilities added to their system through a partnership with Micro Focus. The AI system works “in the background” to characterize and filter out anomalies (false positives) to alert customers only to situations that require attention. Vidsys focuses on large transportation, commercial campus/enterprise customers, and smart cities, where they interface with a variety of sensors.

“The most excitement is over our social media integration and how external events can affect their business,” says Chung. In addition to security and other internal systems, Vidsys can monitor outside sources, such as RSS and Twitter feeds through technology partners such as DataMiner. “If an event happens near a customer facility, we can use our business rules to notify them. People are realising that there’s more information outside the systems that they control, and they want to start taking advantage of it.”

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