The recent tragedy at The Pulse nightclub added an extra dimension to the Association of Public Safety Officials (APCO) Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida this week. More than 2,500 registered attendees are here with just under 300 exhibiting companies.  APCO is the premier industry ...
Imagining the future of technology is exciting. I remember watching “Oceans 13” and “CSI” years ago, and thinking that the age in which security technologies would reach this level of advancement was far beyond the industry’s reach. At that point, video analytics was in its infancy, going through a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
As I discussed in my previous blog, employee personal safety is growing more challenging as it also grows more critical. Recent events around the world only help reinforce this point. So, let’s take a look at the solutions that help correlate information and risk management into one view. ...
To no one’s surprise, employee personal safety has become increasingly challenging and important in today’s global climate. Terrorism acts, such as the recent violence in Paris, and active shooter events, such as the recent one in San Bernardino, California, demonstrate the very real-world risks ...
Every second counts in an emergency situation, and those seconds ticking by can seem like an eternity for those who wait for responders to arrive when a situation occurs. First responders are tasked with saving lives every day and must do so with precision, accuracy and efficiency. Lives can be ...
Have you ever wondered which plan of action you need to secure your organization? Maybe you’re wondering what specific security strategies and solutions can be used to help ensure your organization is thinking proactively—rather than reactively. What about the evolution, and growing importance, of ...

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