Data centers and other at-risk locations employ mantraps for access control to sensitive areas of the building

Are mantraps effective and where should they be used?

General Security

Barely a day goes by without hearing about a new hacking or ransomware incident. Even school systems have become a major target. Companies are fighting back by investing heavily in cybersecurity technologies. Gartner, an IT research and advisory firm, estimates global information security spending will reach $84.5 billion by the end of 2017, up 7 percent from 2016. But what about physical security for …

Many sectors need to update their video surveillance strategies and equipment in order to keep employees safe.

Video Surveillance in 2017: 4 Things You Need to Know

General Security

Video surveillance systems have, for years, been excellent tools to protect the safety of your staff and your clients. Updates in technology have served to make them more effective and less expensive at the same time. Newer video systems have capabilities that were only dreamed of in the past. Is it time to update your video surveillance system? Keep these …

every year people try to bring banned items aboard commercial flights; airport security has confiscated thousands of these items

Strange Tales from Airport Security: What Not to Bring On A Plane.

General Security

Flying used to be glamourous. People dressed up, meals were served on china, seats were bigger, cabins more comfy. Today’s travelers are squeezed into cramped quarters, overbooked, asked to remove their shoes at security checkpoints, and in some airports, have their naked images reviewed on a full body scanner. Airport security is now the site of many strange tales.  The …

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Somebody’s Listening: The Battle Over Cell Site Simulators

General Security

In its broadest terms, wire-tapping refers to covertly monitoring someone’s telephonic activity with the use of a listening device. In its most primitive form, wiretapping involved an actual electrical tap on a physical telephone line, so that someone could listen in.  Today, organizations and individuals on both sides of the law are still listening, monitoring, and spying. However, as phones …

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Why You Need A Family Emergency Plan

General Security

Having a family emergency plan will also help your kids cope under pressure, and ensure that critical supplies like extra water, blankets, food, and backup power sources are there when you need them.

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Campaign Trail Security: Protecting The Candidates

General Security

The 2012 presidential election came with a security bill of $113 million dollars. This year’s election security will cost more than $200 million. That’s not taking into consideration any private security detail employed by the candidates themselves.

data center servers with lights on

Physical Security Features that Protect Data Centers

General Security

IT professionals tend to focus on non-physical security features like cryptographic keys and digital certificates. But physical security features are equally important. The first line of defense in protecting software and data is concrete, steel and bulletproof glass.