Terms such as ATM skimming, identity theft, data breaches, scams, kiting, and phishing are becoming all too prevalent in today’s society. In just the last five years we’ve seen large, well-known retail and financial services organizations attacked by hackers and other nefarious individuals looking ...
As the world of information grows, so does our need to make conscious, informed and smart decisions. These decisions directly impact safety, a critical component to the operation of any metropolis. Cities today face increased challenges when it comes to safety objectives and the protection of ...
As major data breaches to leading enterprises continue to make headline news, there is a rising awareness of the need to protect sensitive business assets from cyber attacks. Once considered a technical issue to be handled by the IT team, cyber threats are now considered a clear and present ...
All you need to do is open a magazine, turn on the news or walk the floor of an industry tradeshow to know that the security landscape is changing.  In previous years security was limited to the protection of physical assets and people—but that is no longer the case.  A convergence is underway that ...
Like many other industries driven by technology, the security industry is seeing an enormous amount of change. From technology innovation to the growing sophistication of criminal activity, organizations in both the public and private sector are looking for ways to address a growing number of ...
The industry is changing. Security leaders are more business savvy, technology is more sophisticated, and big data analysis and the Internet of Things are driving new levels of intelligence across the globe. The drive to leverage data streams, business strategy and systems to achieve greater ...
The tragic events that took place in Brussels this week are examples of how important security and information gathering have become in the effort to keep our citizens safe at home and abroad.  These senseless acts of violence are carried out with little warning, in large public places, against ...
You can’t help but turn on the news and be concerned about security. Now more than ever before we are seeing bombings, active shooter incidents, random stabbing tirades, riots and random acts of violence happening all over the world. Each of the recent incidents in Paris, San Bernardino and Israel ...
Breaking down silos is the name of the game in almost any business environment these days. The financial market is no different. In our last financial industry blog, we examined the changing nature of risk in the financial market, as well as some of the factors that create new threats to the safety ...
The volume, velocity and variety of data are increasing like never before, so how do we take this data and turn it into actionable intelligence? I’ll share an example where a tragedy might have been prevented had the pieces of the data puzzle been put together. In February 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack ...
As the world celebrated the New Year, safety was on people’s minds around the world. Many took time to review some of the events that helped define 2015. The Paris attacks, the university shooting in Kenya and the violence associated with Charlie Hebdo further elevated security concerns and helped ...

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