Industry News September 2013
The Cloud Security Alliance has created a new working group to focus on the examination of incident handling and forensics in the cloud environment. The Incident Management and Forensics Working Group will define best practices that consider the legal, technical, and procedural elements of responding to security incidents in the cloud.
The group has assessed current issues and published its findings in a white paper, Mapping the Forensic Standard ISO/IEC 27037 to Cloud Computing. The white paper aims to help researchers, data governance experts, and forensic practitioners define standardized processes for conducting forensic investigations, electronic discovery, and other aspects of security in the highly virtualized environment. The paper covers topics such as forensic requirements for cloud service providers in addition to analyzing the ISO 27037 standard for digital forensics and how it can be applied to the cloud.
Next up for the working group will be a research paper titled Developing a Capability Maturity Model for Incident Management and Forensics in Cloud Environments. Learn more about the Cloud Security Alliance and download the white paper via Beyond Print at www.securitymanagement.com.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
French retailer Hyper U is using an access control solution from ACT at one of its largest stores. The system was installed by 2ACOM.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., is providing RFID solutions, software, and consulting services to apparel retailer C&A in Germany.
Eyelock Inc. and Stanley Security Solutions have formed a strategic partnership to commercialize EyeLock’s iris-biometric offerings in the United States, Europe, and Canada.
Global Enterprise Technologies Corp. (GET Group) has formed a partnership with Law Enforcement ID, which will resell GET Group’s ID card printer to the law enforcement sector.
HGH Infrared Systems and SRI Sarnoff have collaborated to develop a 360-degree infrared video intrusion detection solution that can be mounted in vehicles.
Innovative Security Designs will offer the Milestone Arcus video management software from Milestone Systems in its edge devices.
Key Digital has appointed Stampede Presentation Products, Inc., as a strategic U.S. and Canadian distributor of its video imaging solutions.
Kodak and Acsis are working together to protect pharmaceuticals from diversion and counterfeiting in distribution and sales channels.
Lenel Systems International will offer Traka USA key management solutions to customers in the Americas under a new agreement.
Darent Valley Hospital has chosen the AEOS security management platform from Nedap to secure drug cupboards.
Optellios, Inc., has appointed Repworks as a manufacturer’s representative in New England.
INEX/ZAMIR announced that its license plate recognition system interfaces with the Software House C-CURE 9000 security management system.
Euro Car Parks has selected wireless CCTV transmission from Wavesight for multiple Sainsbury parking locations throughout the United Kingdom.
AMG Systems has supplied the CCTV transmission solution for the Dublin City Council’s new Canal Way Cycle Route, which is integrated into the comprehensive traffic management solution for Dublin, Ireland.
Giesecke & Devrient was chosen by the Republic of Kosovo to supply electronic passports for the next three years, as well as a solution to personalize the passports.
Chillicothe High School in Missouri has deployed IQinVisionHD megapixel cameras as part of a new IP video surveillance system. SMC designed the system.
Electrosoft Services, Inc., has a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to implement an access control system based on the SAFE software suite developed by Quantum Secure.
Metro Transit Police Department in Minneapolis-St. Paul is using the Nextiva video management software from Verint Systems for its Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
AlliedBarton Security Services was named a 2012 Jones Lang LaSalle Supplier of Distinction.
Cambridge Security Seals has received a U.S. patent for the design of its strapless tote seal.
DMP 1100 Series wireless devices have won approval from the City of New York Fire Department.
Dortronics Systems, Inc., has been recognized for outstanding customer service by the PSA Security Network.
Gallagher announced that its personal identity verification solution won a platinum award in the access control category of the Govies awards.
HID Global announced that its Logi Tag family of RFID tags has achieved ATEX certification, which validates that the tags are safe for use in explosive environments.
The International Healthcare Security & Safety Foundation presented a Medal of Merit to a team from the Denver Health Medical Center for saving the life of a motorist who had gone into a river near the hospital. A Medal of Merit was also presented to a team from the Cambridge Health Alliance who thwarted an attempted armed robbery at the hospital pharmacy.
SAFER Systems was named Best EHS Solution Provider of the Year in China by the China Decision Makers Consultancy.
The Transported Asset Protection Association approved TUV Rheinland of North America as a third-party auditing body for the TAPA Air Cargo Security Standards certification.
G4S Technology has opened a new regional office in Seattle, Washington, to provide security solutions in the Pacific Northwest area.
Homeland Security Corporation has acquired the security and biometric assets of Sense Security Technologies, allowing the company to enter the law enforcement, access control, and other markets using biometric and card-based technologies.
Managed security solutions provider Kastle Systems has acquired CheckVideo, a cloud-based video intelligence service.
LegalShield has launched a redesigned Web site that will provide easier access to information on legal services and identity theft plans.
Mistral Group has acquired ODF Optronics, Ltd., and Oceana Technologies, Ltd. to advance its mission of providing technologies to the defense and homeland security markets.
Polaroid has announced that it is offering a 10-year warranty on its surveillance cameras.
SecuGen Corporation has established SecuGen India to support customers in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
TASC has renovated its San Antonio facility, which will host a cybersecurity laboratory and a training center for professional certifications.
TorchStone Global LLC and Page Group Ltd. have formed a new company, Torch Stone Page Inc. to design and provide comprehensive security services, including diplomatic security and training as well as executive protection.
TRI-ED Distribution has added four new branches in Colorado and one in Arkansas that will specialize as TRI-ED Data Solutions Centers.
License plate recognition tools from Vigilant Solutions were used to identify a drug-smuggling organization.
Nationwide Member Affinity Program
ASIS International has introduced a new membership affinity program with Nationwide Insurance that offers ASIS members a discount on insurance for select Nationwide products and services. Members who already have Nationwide can also benefit by having the affinity discount added to their auto policy. For more information, visit the ASIS Member Center online at www.asisonline.org.
Young Professionals at Seminar and Exhibits The ASIS International Young Professionals (YP) group will be hosting several events at the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, presenting valuable opportunities to connect with and learn from peers, as well as more experienced security practitioners.
On Monday, September 23, there will be a Young Professionals Reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at McCormick Place to allow YPs to network with each other and more senior security professionals. On Tuesday, a career-planning informational session, “Your Path to the Top: CSOs Discuss Career Paths,” will be held in the Career Pavilion in the exhibit hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. with open networking. The session will begin at 10 a.m. The program was specifically developed for young careerists and will be facilitated by senior security executives. Additionally, educational sessions of particular interest to young professionals can be found on the ASIS Young Professionals page online at www.asisonline.org/yp.
ASIS/Wharton Program Dates Announced
The Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives will be held on the Wharton School campus in Philadelphia December 2 to 6, and January 27 to 31. Designed for chief security officers, the program offers core business knowledge in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership, management, negotiation, finance, and marketing. Designed by ASIS and Wharton in close collaboration, it draws upon the insights and current research of Wharton faculty and cases centered on distinct challenges of security executives.
The program emphasizes application of ideas learned in the classroom. The first week of the two-week program is followed by a two-month interim period. During this time, students continue to interact with other participants and faculty through a secure Web site. This allows each professional to deepen his or her learning by testing and applying new knowledge at work before returning to the classroom for the second week.
Tuition for the program includes all course material, lodging, and all meals. To learn more, visit the Executive Education page on the ASIS Web site.
Reunion. Also, graduates of the Wharton/ASIS Program who are attending the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits are invited to attend a reunion at McCormick Center in Chicago on Wednesday, September 25 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cigar Fundraiser to Be Held at Seminar and Exhibits
The Military Liaison Council (MLC) will hold their annual cigar fundraiser at the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Chicago. For the past three years, the council has secured cigars from donors and offered them for a nominal donation. The proceeds have been shared between the ASIS Foundation and a military philanthropy. This effort has raised more than $16,500 to support wounded veterans and Foundation scholarships and programs.
This year the MLC has voted to make the USO and Support the Troops the joint beneficiaries of the fundraiser. MLC Chair Joseph L. Rector, CPP, PSP, PCI, and members of the council will have cigars available at both the Annual Foundation Golf Tournament at Harborside Golf on Monday, September 23, before the opening of the Seminar and Exhibits, then at the Annual President’s Reception at the Science and Industry Museum on September 25. The museum features a waterfront terrace where guests will be able to enjoy their cigars.
“We are pleased to be able to continue our support of the Foundation and military charities for a fourth year. We encourage the Annual Seminar attendees to come out and support the research and educational efforts of the Foundation, as well as two great organizations that buoy the morale and welfare of our military service members and veterans,” says Rector.
The MLC encourages everyone to stop by and make donations.