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January 2022 Industry News

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

A new state-of-the-art situation hub with real-time visualization technology helps emergency responders in California improve reactions to crises and natural disasters. Contra Costa County’s emergency operations center (EOC)—which includes 13 conference rooms, 22 offices, and a press briefing auditorium—aims to improve situational awareness and emergency response, including in how county, municipal, or private resources are deployed and used during incidents. The EOC features RGB Spectrum’s Galileo display processor and its Zio AV-over-IP platform, solutions that offer support for diverse signal sources, simultaneous dissemination of information to local and remote locations through IP video streams on local area and wide area networks, and 4K-quality images. The EOC’s 32x14-foot video wall includes 48 55-inch LCD screens and is powered by the Galileo processor.

 

MERGERS & MOVES

NortonLifeLock & Avast plc
With clearance from the U.S. Justice Department, the proposed $8.1 billion merger will expand NortonLifeLock’s reach into European markets.

Crisis24 & EXOP Group
The purchase of EXOP will expand Crisis24’s intelligence resources, including integrated risk management services and leveraging advanced artificial intelligence.

KnowBe4 & SecurityAdvisor
The acquisition widens the portfolio for KnowBe4, a security awareness training platform, to expand its tools against social engineering attacks.

DomainTools Farsight Security
Farsight’s DNS observation data with DomainTools’s active DNS data will offer customers insights into emerging exterior threats, risk assessment, and mapping attacker infrastructure.

 

AWARD

Axon’s RISE Awards selected the Building Bridges Program from Niagara Falls, New York, to receive its 2021 Community Award and a $7,500 grant to expand the program, which builds relationships between law enforcement personnel and children from high crime neighborhoods.

CONTRACT

The Egyptian Ministry of the Interior awarded a multi-unit contract to VOTI Detection for the Wadi Al-Natroun Correction and Rehabilitation Center, one of the largest prison complexes in the world.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Splan Inc. unveiled a unified mobile credentialing platform that integrates a wide range of access control systems. The platform automates check-in processes for visitors, employees, and contractors.

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Control Assessment
Panaseer’s partnership with the Center for Internet Security, Inc. (CIS), will provide guidance on the metrics that companies should use to analyze CIS critical security controls compliance.

Access Control
STANLEY Security partnered with Nexkey, Inc., to expand its access control experience with data insights for clients and organizations.

Phishing
Korean cyberthreat firm S2W partnered with the Anti-Phishing Working Group to exchange data on cybercrime events.

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