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Specifically Speaking with Mark M. Hankewycz, CPP

Principal, Security & Technology, for M2H Protection, based in Frederick, Md.
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11/20/2018

I’m the president and principal of M2H Protection, a small security and technology consulting firm located in Frederick, Md. I manage the day-to-day security and technology consulting activities. M2H is a service disabled veteran owned small business and our business is mainly focused on working with architects and engineers on new construction and renovations. While our core business is in the mid-Atlantic, our customers take us all over the globe.

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.

Five Questions: Travis Miller

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11/14/2018

Travis Miller joined Alert 360—the new brand name for both Central Security Group and Guardian Security Systems—in October as the vice president of dealer development. “My role coming in is to really help them strengthen their dealer program and grow that channel, while also looking at acquisitions of companies, acquisition of accounts. The company is just aggressively looking to grow over the next three to five years,” Miller said. In late October, Security Systems News asked Miller five questions.

ESA announces details for 2019 leadership summit

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11/14/2018

IRVING, Texas—ESA recently announced the dates, location, schedule and speakers for its 2019 Leadership Summit: the executive level event will be held Jan. 28-31 in Austin, Texas.

Five Questions: Eric Moe

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10/24/2018

Eric Moe was recently promoted and is now Milestone System’s director of sales North America, in charge of both field sales and inside channel management for alignment under a common reporting line. He has been with Milestone since 2013, moving from director of sales operations responsible for inside sales, partner service and sales support, partner & business development.

FAA bill to impact security industry

Bill sets policies for not just drones but security technology as well
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10/24/2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump signed into law on Oct. 5, H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bill that provides a roadmap for FAA-related policies, programs and procedures that will impact the security industry in a number of ways, from the use of counter-drone measures to the expanded use of CCTV and biometric technology within airports.

Specifically Speaking with Wael Lahoud

Director and principal consultant, Goldmark Security Consulting Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario
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10/17/2018

Specifically Speaking column with Wael Lahoud, director and principal consultant, Goldmark Security Consulting Inc. based in Mississauga, Ontario

Larry Folsom recognized with SIA award

Folsom to receive Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award
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10/17/2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA recently named Larry Folsom as this year’s recipient of the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, which recognizes security professionals who foster collaboration in the industry. The award will be presented at the SIA Honors Night on Nov. 14 in New York City.

SSN News Poll: Is 2018 the year of the acquisition?

It has been a busy year for M&A, according to 69 percent
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10/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—It seems as though 2018 is a hot year for financial transactions in the security industry. At the time of writing, Security Systems News has covered more than 65 mergers and acquisitions this year.

Steve Van Till authored the ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year

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10/10/2018

LAS VEGAS—ASIS International recognized The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security: How Cloud, Social, Mobile, Big Data and IoT are Transforming Physical Security in the Digital Age by Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo, as the 2018 ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year at GSX, held here Sept. 23-27.

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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.