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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.

Launch Security rebrands as Defendify

Name change in sync with release of new cybersecurity platform
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07/25/2018

PORTLAND, Maine—Launch Security, a cybersecurity consulting firm started last year by Security Systems News’ “20 under 40” winner Rob Simopoulos, announced a name change to Defendify, a move that is in line with the launch of the company’s new cybersecurity platform.

ADT partners with Cofense to bolster cyber protection

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05/23/2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. and LEESBURG, Va.—ADT and Cofense, a provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers.

SSN News Poll: physical security’s place in cybersecurity

Half of respondents say contracting or partnering with a cyber firm is the best step
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12/20/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—ADT recently finalized its acquisition of DATASHIELD, which will operate under the newly formed brand ADT Cybersecurity. In Security Systems News’ most recent poll, traditional security companies see a space in the cybersecurity world.

Hikvision hires former IBM security pro to lead cyber efforts

Chuck Davis named director of cybersecurity in North America
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10/19/2017

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Hikvision USA Inc., a video surveillance products and solutions company based here, announced that Chuck Davis has been named director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America.

Security experts launch new cyber company

Edgewise Networks to provide network security ‘where firewalls fail,’ company says
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07/12/2017

BURLINGTON, Mass.—Edgewise Networks, a new start-up company backed by $7 million in initial capital, announced its official launch today. The company’s founders, CEO Peter Smith, a cybersecurity entrepreneur, and CTO Harry Sverdlove, former CTO of Carbon Black (formerly Bit9), are looking to provide a fresh take on network security, one that transcends the limitations of available address-centric controls.

Launch Security looks for cybersecurity to take off

SSN ‘20 under 40’ winner Rob Simopoulos starts new company in Maine
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05/31/2017

PORTLAND, Maine—Security Systems News’ “20 under 40” winner from the integrator class of 2015, Rob Simopoulos, along with company partner Andrew Rinaldi, formed Launch Security here last month with the idea of helping organizations improve their overall cybersecurity posture.

Customers cyberaware, but not fully cyber-prepared

Protection 1 execs discuss today’s cybersecurity concerns and the company approach
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03/20/2017

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Protection 1, which operates its own Network Operations Center, is seeing a rise in customers separating their security network in order to stay more cybersecure. Security Systems News talked with several professionals at Protection 1 about how cyberaware end users are today and the similarities and differences in cyber- and physical security solutions

How does your company handle cybersecurity?

Many respondents consider hiring a cybersecurity expert
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06/22/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cybersecurity is a topic that has dominated industry events, like PSA-TEC. While 71 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll have never experienced a cybersecurity breach, 29 percent say they have experienced a breach at their home or business.

FBI chief Celestini to speak about cybersecurity at ESX

ESX Public Safety Luncheon featured speaker is senior executive FBI representative to the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command
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05/18/2016

FORT WORTH, Texas—FBI Section Chief Philip Celestini will be the featured speaker for the ESX Public Safety Luncheon on June 9, ESX organizers announced today.

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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.