Museums and Cultural Properties 2018 Industry NewsGP0|#3795b40d-c591-4b06-959c-9e277b38585e;L0|#03795b40d-c591-4b06-959c-9e277b38585e|Security by Industry;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652018-11-01T04:00:00Z, Flora Szatkowski<h4>​Global Protection</h4><p>Global Village Dubai is a family-friendly, multicultural festival park, which is billed as the world's largest tourism, leisure, shopping, and entertainment project. The attraction entertains more than 5.3 million guests from November through April each year, with shopping in more than 30 pavilions, more than 120 kiosks, and two dozen restaurants and cafés.</p><p>Rasilient Systems, Inc., was chosen to provide video surveillance storage solutions for Global Village Dubai. Rasilient partnered with Forceis Integrated Security Systems to provide a state-of-the-art security operation. The video surveillance cameras are managed by Milestone XProtect Corporate Video Management Software.</p><p>Administrators appreciate the reliable performance, with zero outages since installing the system. Rasilient's video surveillance storage solutions process and record every single camera frame, which is essential with the potential security scenarios at Global Village Dubai that might call for video retrieval.​</p><h4>PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS</h4><p>CrossFit Fishers in Indiana installed a 3xLOGIC audio and video management system, with monitoring by Sonitrol. </p><p>Aeroturn LLC was selected by Alliance Security to deliver a state-of-the-art turnstile solution for a global media company. </p><p>Atos and Nozomi Networks Inc. will work together to provide industrial enterprises real-time operational technology network visibility, data analysis, and cybersecurity protection.</p><p>BNBuilders is implementing numerous fire and life safety upgrades at the University of California, Irvine, campus, working with San Diego-based Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects.</p><p>BriefCam and Ruckus Networks joined Axis Communications, Lenel, and Milestone Systems to provide video surveillance systems, access control, and network connectivity for the 72nd Annual Little League Baseball World Series.</p><p>U.S. retailer Boscov's adopted Checkpoint Systems' CableLok system for high-end outerwear brands.</p><p>CNL Software entered a technology partnership with Herta, a developer of facial recognition solutions, to help secure an iconic museum.</p><p>Crossmatch announced that Fazoli's Restaurants are using U.are.U fingerprint readers at the point-of-sale to improve efficiency, ensure correct staffing levels, and reduce fraud.</p><p>Flexera and KPMG LLP expanded their strategic alliance to help de­velopment, legal, and security teams with open source license and security management. </p><p>GardaWorld announced a strategic alliance with IHS Markit to add further depth to GardaWorld's Crisis24 information delivery services.</p><p>InfoSec Institute announced Symantec Endpoint Protection integration for its SecurityIQ security awareness education platform.</p><p>Managed Methods Inc. formed a partnership with Cylance to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware in cloud applications.</p><p>Meta Networks Ltd. announced that Dynamic Yield has deployed its Meta NaaS Network-as-a-Service to simplify and secure network access.</p><p>Zero 6 Mall in the United Arab Emirates selected video surveillance servers and storage equipment from Rasilient Systems.</p><p>RTI and Pulse-Eight will partner to bring Pulse-Eight video distribution technology solutions to the Americas under the RTI brand.</p><p>St. Mary Catholic School in Newton, Kansas, installed the SafeDefend Active Shooter Response System.</p><p>Advanced Technology Group, a division of Universal Power Industry Corporation, completed an agreement with Shanghai Weibridge Network Corp. to be the exclusive North American distributor of its facial recognition technology. </p><p>Taurus Clearer Communication Ltd. is partnering with BlackBerry Ltd. to deliver mobile security solutions in the United Kingdom and across Europe.</p><p>The Telit LTE LE910C4-NF IoT module and LM960 data card were selected by Centrix IP to power a line of first responder communication routers from Agile Interoperable Solutions. </p><p>Upwire announced an integration with cloud-based voice biometric service provider VoiceIt.</p><p>Vanderbilt and Genetec Inc. are partnering to provide centralized monitoring, control, and reporting of information and events from the Vanderbilt SPC intrusion system inside Genetec Security Center.</p><p>VerifyMe, Inc., announced a co-marketing and licensing agreement with Nosco, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc. </p><p>Webroot is working with Digital Shadows to provide comprehensive, accurate, and timely threat intelligence. </p><p>Yuanben and Maritime Silk Road Platform will provide blockchain services for global maritime freight to ensure the safety of seagoing cargo.​</p><h4>GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS</h4><p>Montgomery County, Maryland, is using ESInet from AT&T for its 911 communications.</p><p>FlowMSP is providing pre-planning data to both the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District and the Kankakee City Fire Department in Illinois.</p><p>Bojáca Police in Colombia worked with Maicrotel to design and implement an InfiNet wireless network for video transmission, which has reduced personal injury crime in the city at least 45 percent since the beginning of 2017.</p><p>NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., announced that a school district in Chula Vista, California, will be installing Trilogy Networx wireless locks in the schools throughout the district.</p><p>The Indiana Office of Technology implemented Safe-T's Software-Defined Access solution to securely store and share information across more than 90 state agencies.</p><p>Subex partnered with Florence, Arizona, to provide security to its critical public infrastructure. </p><p>Track Group, Inc., will provide GPS tracking products and services for the Departamento de Corrección y Rehabilitación de Puerto Rico.</p><p>Veridos is supplying new driver's licenses and ID cards to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The contract includes the annual production of more than 3 million cards at a secure, local issuance facility in Ohio.​</p><h4>AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS</h4><p>Allied Telesis announced that its AR4050S firewall passed certification testing by ICSA Labs. </p><p>Six patents were granted to empow for its use of artificial intelligence in a security information and event management system that detects cyberattacks and automatically orchestrates adaptive response; 10 more patents </p><p>are pending. </p><p>G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Seattle was named Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year by American Veterans for providing employment to veterans and committing to include veterans in its organizational culture.</p><p>Hikvision achieved a U.S. Government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification.</p><p>Infor announced that it has achieved FedRAMP authorization after rigorous review of the company's security package.</p><p>Security Today recognized Netskope for Web as the 2018 New Product of the Year winner in the Cyber Defense Solutions category.</p><p>OnSSI announced that its Ocularis VMS v5.4 is certified with the Lenel OnGuard v7.3 access control security system to enable seamless functionality for sending videos and events between platforms. </p><p>Pelco's Esprit Enhanced camera was selected as the 2018 New Product of the Year by Security Today in the Video Surveillance Cameras—HD category. </p><p>Ribbon Communications Inc. announced that its Ribbon Protect platform was awarded the Cloud Security Service award in the 2018 Stratus Awards.</p><p>Tantus Technologies, Inc., achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for the organization's Quality Management System.</p><p>Trillium Secure, Inc., was selected as Plug and Play's Hottest Company for the month of August.​</p><h4>ANNOUNCEMENTS</h4><p>Aeroturn LLC launched a new website with information on its turnstile solutions.</p><p>AT&T completed its acquisition of AlienVault, accelerating its vision for giving organizations of all sizes access to more effective cybersecurity solutions.</p><p>Convergint Technologies acquired Altel, which develops intelligent electronic security solutions for customers across vertical markets.</p><p>CTIA, the wireless industry association, created the CTIA Cybersecurity Certification Program for cellular-connected Internet of Things devices.</p><p>Euro-Locks changed its name to Lowe & Fletcher Inc.</p><p>InfoSec Institute launched a new certification program; the Certified Security Awareness Practitioner (CSAP) course certifies professionals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build and manage enterprise security awareness education programs. </p><p>NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, released Standards for Behavioral Intervention Teams for use by school practitioners to build and maintain campus CARE teams and BITs.</p><p>ONVIF surpassed 10,000 conformant products that meet its global interoperability standards, further broadening the organization's offering and relevance in the IP-based physical security marketplace.</p><p>NEXT Biometrics shipped more than 5 million fingerprint sensors to customers worldwide.</p><p>The NYU Tandon School of Engineering will award scholarships, funded by Bridgewater Associates, to students from under-represented minority groups enrolled in its Cyber Fellows online master's degree program.</p><p>StrongKey announced that it has been working closely with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a project to help retailers and e-commerce merchants reduce the risk of fraud by implementing multifactor authentication for risky transactions.</p><p>Italian firm XTN Inc. established a presence in North America with a registered office in New York and company headquarters in Chicago.​</p>

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SCN attempts to rectify that issue by forging relationships with law enforcement.</p> <p>The group receives sensitive information on threats to the Jewish community around-the-clock, which it then disseminates to its members. Goldenberg adds that the SCN is the first nongovernmental organization to have a memorandum of understanding with the New York City Police Department.</p> <p>The group is also working with the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate its house of worship training. The most important step a house of worship can take is to train its staff to handle threatening situations and to ensure that they are able to operate any security equipment the building has, says Goldenberg, who was part of a south Florida undercover strike force for several years.</p> <p>Training is all the more important in this field given that many house of worship security force members are volunteers and may not have law enforcement backgrounds.</p> <p>Some states are requiring that volunteers get licensed or that churches hire only licensed security professionals.</p> <p>Texas, for example, requires that anyone providing volunteer security services under the title “security” be licensed by the state. That law forced Dallas megachurch The Potter’s House last year to professionalize its force, says Sean Smith, who was the security director there when he says the Texas Private Security Bureau told the church it would be fined because the volunteer security team was unlicensed.</p> <p>The church chose to contract its security to an outside company. Smith went through the state licensing program and became senior account manager, with the rest of the security staff coming from the contracted company. </p> <p>“It’s just forcing us to be better,” says Smith, adding that once the church contracted its security out, its liability insurance “dropped tremendously.”</p> <p>Chuck Chadwick, of the National Association of Church Security & Safety Management (NACSSM), thinks crackdowns like the one in Texas are necessary. “Unlicensed security is rampant across the country,” he says.</p> <p>Jim Hashem, chief of staff of Kingdom Life Christian Church in Milford, Connecticut, had his all-volunteer security force trained by an outside company and licensed. Even so, says Hashem, if there is even a hint of violence, his security team is instructed to immediately call 911. 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That’s more typical than a shooter.  </p> <p>Smith says such comprehensive training is integral to responding effectively. “If all you’ve practiced on is what to do when the guy comes with a gun, then what do you do when the alcoholic comes, and he’s drunk?” he says, adding that “you’re going to see that a hundred times more than what happened in Colorado.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]--></p> </div>GP0|#cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8;L0|#0cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8|Physical Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a4344465 Churches Lack Security, Experts Say<div class="body"> <span class="article_date"> <span class="date-display-single">03/10/2009</span> - </span> <p>Experts say smaller churches generally lack security plans that could help identify an attacker beforehand or minimize the damage of an attack, <a href="" target="_blank">the Associated Press reports</a>. </p> <p>The new emphasis comes after the Reverand Fred Winters was gunned down Sunday morning in Maryville, Illinois, while saying mass. 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