Industry News January 2012
Cybersecurity students from around the world recently gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University for the Cybersecurity Awareness Week Cybersecurity Competition. High school students, undergraduates, and Ph.D. candidates engaged in contests to demonstrate their abilities to protect networks and digital information.
The High School Cyber Forensics Challenge asked students to solve a fictional murder mystery loosely based on Jersey Shore. They used mobile and computer forensics tools to investigate credit card fraud, mobile exploitation, and organized crime to find the murderer and weapon.
Twelve finalist teams of undergraduates participated in the Capture the Flag Applications Security Challenge, where students worked for 24 hours to counter realistic attacks devised by cybersecurity students and professionals.
Other competitions included the Embedded Systems Challenge, the Cyber Security Awareness Video competition, a quiz tournament, and the AT&T Award for Best Applied Security Paper.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
AlliedBarton Security Services has formed partnerships with the National Indian Council Center on Aging, Inc., and the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging to expand its recruiting efforts.
Cameras from Arecont Vision have been deployed at the Valletta cruise ship terminal in Malta. Alberta Group installed the surveillance system.
Barix audio over IP solutions provide multilingual emergency voice notifications as well as music to guests at the Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort in the Maldives Islands. EIT Private Limited was the systems integrator on the project.
Valtech will offer identity and access management products from Biometric Signature ID, Inc., to its customers under a new agreement.
The CBORD Group, Inc., worked with Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies to provide integrated access control for Miami University of Ohio.
Certes Networks has signed an agreement with the Central American value-added reseller Grupo Consisa, which will sell Certes’ multilayer encryption solutions.
Contemporary Services Corporation will provide field security services at the Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Stadium.
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. is using U.are.U fingerprint biometrics from DigitalPersona, Inc., in its Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants to track and identify users of cash drawers and other financial transactions.
Scallop Imaging has integrated its D7-180 camera with Code Blue’s Event Management System to provide a life safety communication platform for public safety.
Dot Hill Systems Corp. will provide its RAID storage systems to Concurrent under a new OEM agreement.
Cummins Generator Technologies has launched an anticounterfeiting initiative enabled by DuPont Authentication to protect its STAMFORD AC trademarks and technologies
Inovonics is providing its Radius security solution to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Intergraph Corporation and Totus Solutions, Inc., have formed a cooperative marketing relationship to deliver their integrated security system solutions.
IQinVision was chosen by Carlile Transportation Systems to provide surveillance cameras at two of its trucking terminal complexes.
North American Video is servicing and maintaining the video surveillance systems in all retail outlets across seven states for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. Stores include A&P, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, SuperFresh, Best Cellars, Waldbaum’s, and Food Basics.
OnSSi is working with Seneca Hardware to provide custom-configured turnkey solutions for integrators.
OSS Inc. will provide security guard services for the Hyatt Regency Hotel Cleveland at the Arcade.
Paxton Access Inc. has appointed three new representatives: Gulf Atlantic Marketing, NFS Communications, and Thomas Dowell & Associates.
Primex Wireless has entered into a partnership with SECOM Australia to provide advanced wireless facility monitoring solutions for organizations across Australia.
Schneider Electric will use infrared sensors from ULIS in its Pelco Sarix TI thermal imaging cameras.
Teldat will distribute its products in the United States via Sourcetek.
Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution has added Kwikset and Alarm.com to its list of vendor partners.
Vision Security Technologies has joined Security-Net as its 18th member.
A SightLogix outdoor video system has been deployed to secure the World Trade Center perimeter in New York City. The integrated security system was designed by Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrated by Diebold.
Amika Mobile will deliver its emergency mass notification capability to Canada’s Communication Research Center.
AT&T deployed a Cell Site on Wheels for emergency communications at the Isabella Community Center in Minnesota, which served as the command center for firefighters at the Pagami Creek fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last September.
Cassidian Communications has renewed its contract for hosted emergency notification services with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office in California.
The U.S. Marshals Service employed SafePoint Mobile Security Stations from Defenshield Inc. to protect world leaders attending the United Nations Security Council meetings in New York City.
Elbit Security Systems, Ltd., was awarded an Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd. contract to supply a perimeter security system for the port of Haifa and other marine areas.
General Physics Corporation is working with the Tennessee Department of Safety Office of Homeland Security to implement its Comprehensive Homeland Security Exercise Program. In partnership with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, it will provide assistance in planning and training for various local governments and state partners.
U.S. Department of Defense organizations are using Innometriks’ Rhino reader in high-security applications in extreme environments. The Rhino includes fingerprint biometrics from Lumidigm.
Johnson Controls was chosen by the Brazilian Ministry of Sports to design and install integrated security systems for 12 soccer stadiums in the country.
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association activated its video analysis team to support the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, in processing video evidence from a large riot following a Stanley Cup hockey game. Most images were collected from private citizens and private organizations.
Law enforcement agencies, including London’s Metropolitan Police Service, are using the MapInfo Crime Profiler solution from Pitney Bowes Business Insight for crime and incident mapping and analysis.
Kildare County Council in Ireland deployed the RADWIN5000 high-capacity point-to-multipoint solutions for traffic information and surveillance images. Bandwidth Telecommunications Limited designed and implemented the project.
Verint Systems Inc. was awarded a contract to supply IP video solutions to the World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson Transportation Hub by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Code Blue Corporation has been approved to use the ETL mark for certification to the UL 2017 Standard for its low- and high-voltage products. The ETL Listed Mark from Intertek is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience for its training programs for PSPrep under the ANSI-CAP accreditation program.
Milestone Systems was named 2010 Partner of the Year—Joint Marketing by Arecont Vision.
Professional Systems Engineering was recognized as the National Security Technology Innovator of the Year by Security Technology Executivemagazine. The winning project was a complete security system for Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C. It was also featured in the magazine’s September issue.
QuickVault was issued a U.S. patent for its method for securing and controlling USB ports.
The FutureWEDGE 3600s vehicle barrier from Secure-USA has successfully passed the ASTM-M50 crash rating (for a 15,000-pound vehicle at 50 miles per hour) at the highest standard.
Verify Brand has received a U.S. patent for an authentication and tracking system.
Verint Systems Inc. won a 2011 Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan for its video analytics solutions that help organizations satisfy customer needs.
Aiphone Corporation has donated security and communications systems to a variety of charitable causes, including individual families with special needs and large institutions. Most recently the company donated an intercom system to Seton Hall Preparatory School in New York.
American Security Group announced that two of its employees have completed the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Campus Security Officer (CSO) Instructor Certification Program and are qualified to train CSOs for campuses around the state.
Avineon and Florida State University have announced the establishment of a center of excellence to promote process reliance in the emergency and disaster management profession for public and private enterprises.
Data Management, Inc., has launched a new Web site for its Visitor Pass Solutions, with product descriptions, informative videos, and an online catalog.
Digimerge Technologies has launched a new Web site that features product information, videos, news releases, and a blog.
Environmental Tectonics Corporation announced that its Simulation Division hosted a complimentary day of emergency management training to benefit the Orlando Police Department in Florida.
Guardian Analytics has relocated its headquarters to Mountain View, California.
HRsmart has expanded its Asia-Pacific operations with a new office in Cebu City, Philippines.
Intertech Security has opened an office in Houston, Texas.
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management is launching a 15-credit graduate Cybersecurity Certificate program for part-time students.
Raytheon Company has launched the Security and Transportation Systems Group, which will focus on security solutions that emphasize critical infrastructure protection and interoperable communications networks.
Securitas AB has acquired Chubb Guarding Services Singapore and Sistem FTO to expand its market share in Singapore and Serbia, respectively.
The Security Industry Association is offering a free trial to its Securing New Ground Business Intelligence Service, which provides financial information on the security industry.
Yale Locks & Hardware is supporting Habitat for Humanity with donations of interior and exterior locks and keys.
Tyson to Serve as ASIS Secretary
Dave N. Tyson, CPP, of Apollo Information Systems was elected to the ASIS International Board Management Committee for a term as secretary that began January 1. Before joining Apollo Information
Systems, a security-focused, value-added reseller located in Los Gatos, California, Tyson was the chief information security officer for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco. He began his security career as an executive protection specialist and has held increasingly responsible security management positions during a 28-year career.
Tyson, who is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, joined ASIS in 1997. In addition to serving on the ASIS Board of Directors, Tyson has served on the Professional Certification Board, been a regional vice president, and chaired the Information Technology and Security Council.
Tyson has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2005 Security Pioneer Award bestowed by the Canadian Chapters of ASIS. He has also been an active participant in various information security professional organizations. He has been published in several security magazines and in 2007 authored the book Security Convergence: Managing Enterprise Security Risk.
Other members of the Board Management Committee include Eduard J. Emde, CPP, of BMKISS Europe, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, who is the Society’s 2012 president. (See page 42 for an in-depth interview with Emde.) Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP, of Universal Protection Service, Santa Ana, California, is the president-elect; and Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP, of Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, Connecticut, holds the office of treasurer. Last year’s president, Raymond T. O’Hara, CPP, of Andrews International, Palm Desert, California, serves as board chairman.
European Conference to Feature Kendry
Adrian Kendry, senior defense economist and head of defense and security economics at NATO Headquarters, will be the opening keynote speaker at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference and
Exhibition which will take place in London on April 15-17.
From 1996-2000, Kendry held the Admiral William Crowe Chair in the Economics of the Defense Industrial Base at the United States Naval Academy, focusing upon transatlantic, U.S., and international policy developments concerning the defense and aerospace industries. Concurrently, he also held a visiting professorship in economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 1999. From 2000 to 2001, he worked in an aerospace and defense consultancy in Washington, D.C.
From 2006 on, he played a crucial role in developing the conceptual framework for NATO’s Role in Energy Security (outlined in the Riga, Bucharest, Strasbourg-Kehl and Lisbon Summits) and, in this context, was responsible for preparing and delivering speeches and presentations on energy security in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.
The current global financial and economic crisis creates continuing widespread uncertainty and instability. Such instability poses major challenges for international security and, as a consequence, international business security. Kendry’s keynote will focus on steps being taken to address these challenges and the prospects for global business set against the backdrop of the changing balance of international economic power. In particular, the opportunities and threats confronting European business will be examined and discussed.
The conference and exhibition will kick off Sunday, April 15, with a President’s Reception. During the following two days, delegates will be able to attend 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks.
Other keynote presentations will be provided by: Sir Ian Andrews, chair of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, U.K.; James Brokenshire, MP, minister for crime and security, UK; and Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, patron of the ASIS United Kingdom Chapter.
The event will also include sessions on certification, convergence and standards; sessions for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organized by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS; an enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services; and unrivaled networking opportunities at the President’s Reception, business lunches, and networking breaks.