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The first-ever Cybersecurity Women of the Year Awards

Infosec industry comes together to recognize innovators and leaders
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08/01/2019

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—An influencer, a hacker, a top legal mind and a “barrier breaker” … sounds like the start of a very interesting joke or riddle, doesn’t?

Banking perspective on fraud and cyber risk: ideas for protecting your business

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07/29/2019

As a career banker protecting against fraud is top of mind regardless of whether we’re in a paper- or technology-driven world. Fraud prevention practices are at the forefront of considerations for customers given that they are entrusting us with their money.

Federal government aims to modernize physical security practices

Government agencies intend to evolve their security approach to address changing technology, threats and budgets.
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07/19/2019

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association’s 16th annual GovSummit in Washington, D.C. was jam-packed with sessions outlining the physical security challenges the federal government is facing and what the security industry can do to help address them.

Data forensics: time is of the essence

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07/03/2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Huge volumes — think terabytes, petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, yottabytes and up into the quintillion bytes — of complex, digital data is constantly being generated and scattered into different physical and virtual locations such as online social networks, the cloud and personal network-attached storage units.

Defendify raises $1.6m in pre-seed funding

Cybersecurity startup will use money to grow channel partners and boost product development
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06/19/2019

PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one, SaaS-delivered cybersecurity platform developer, announced today $1.6 million in pre-seed funding led by private investors with participation from Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and early stage cybersecurity industry investor 3dot6 Ventures.

Infocyte and Solutions Granted partner

Enables MSPs to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective endpoint security solutions to small, mid-sized organizations
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06/18/2019

AUSTIN, Texas—Infocyte, a pioneer proactive threat detection and instant incident response (IR), has partnered with Solutions Granted, a master managed security service provider (MSSP), providing managed security solutions to the channel.

Preliminary agenda released for Cyber:Secured Forum

Second annual summit hosted by ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and SIA
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04/17/2019

DALLAS—ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have revealed the preliminary agenda for the 2019 Cyber:Secured Forum, a conference connecting the worlds of cybersecurity, physical security and systems integration.

Cyber workforce shortcomings

As organizations and governments across the globe struggle to staff high-level cybersecurity positions, a new report finds that the U.S. government may have a bigger shortage than it realized.
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04/03/2019

WASHINGTON—There’s no denying it: the future is digital. Whether it’s Industry 4.0, the aptly-named industrial revolution that signals the rising influence of automation and data exchange in manufacturing, or the rise of cyberwarfare, the effects of which are yet to be fully realized, the clout of the Internet is growing exponentially and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The door is open for IT integrators to enter the physical security market

A look at how and why IT integrators should get into security
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03/20/2019

BOULDER, Colo.—Disruption is creating rapid growth in the security market, as new technologies are introduced, new players are entering the arena and bringing solutions that are merging and blending technologies and industries.

SSN News Poll: Readers weigh in on cyber trends

60 percent of respondents see end users budgeting more for cyber
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11/20/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—The Security Industry Association recently released a benchmarking study that outlined potential cyber risks and the emerging technologies that could help protect systems. Security Systems News’ readers shared some of their opinions on end user attitudes and rising threats that were outlined in the report.

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SSN News Poll October 2019

Does there need to be more diversity within security?

As security becomes a top industry in which to build a career, the industry is seeing a shortage of qualified, diverse candidates. This month’s poll focuses on recruitment and diversity in security.