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Security Director News' ‘20 under 40’ end users face challenges

Relationships, seamless integration all help, they say
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02/12/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.— Collaborating with other departments— especially IT—the practical use of video analytics and biometrics, and seamless integration were among the pressing concerns of young security pros at the TechSec Solutions conference held here in late January.

Hospital leaders to integrators: Learn our unique challenges

TechSec panelists seek proactive information, follow-up
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01/31/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities’ business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week.

‘We all need to talk more’

TechSec keynote speaker urges better communication among end users, integrators, manufacturers
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01/29/2014

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security directors need better relationships with their integrators and with manufacturers, says Harold Grimsley, Florida Blue’s senior director for corporate safety, security and facility operations.

TechSec 2014 to feature security directors from salesforce.com, MIT, leading banks

New and emerging technology conference will also honor 40 young professionals
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10/15/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Organizers of TechSec Solutions 2014 announced the educational program for the conference, which will take place Jan. 28-29 at the Delray Beach Marriott in Delray Beach, Fla.

Port of Miami relies on IP for security and business

The 'controlled chaos' of cargo and cruise ship traffic requires extensive technology deployments
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03/17/2011

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Transitioning to an IP network isn’t just beneficial for managing security devices, it’s also critical to managing all the business functions for an organization. Presenting at TechSec Solutions, Louis Noriega, chief information systems for the Port of Miami, told attendees that it is especially critical to make processes and procedures as efficient as possible particularly in a port environment, which must balance heavy cargo traffic as well as large numbers of cruise ship passengers.

Geeks and guns

TechSec keynoter discusses physical and IT security cross pollination
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02/17/2011

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—As electronic technology becomes increasingly vital to physical security, there has been a growing need for collaboration between physical and IT security. But should corporations be striving to converge these two departments into one?

Specifiers, integrators say collaboration key to project success

Panel at TechSec says it’s essential the two talk and work together
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02/17/2011

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Communicate, communicate, communicate. That was the primary advice from two integrators and two specifiers who spoke on a panel Tuesday at TechSec Solutions here on the topic of how integrators and consultants can work most effectively together. Other advice included thorough vetting of integrators during the pre-specification phase to make sure they have the experience and expertise to successfully complete the project.

Former NYSE security exec on technology and business acumen

John De George reflects on lessons learned in career as integrator, security practitioner and consultant
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02/10/2011

NEW YORK—Even for a security practitioner whose education and work experience is based mostly in technology, being successful in the security industry is a balance of business sense combined with a touch of finesse, according to John De George.

Poll

SSN News Poll May 2014

The fourth annual Barnes Associates/SSN/CSAA Wholesale Monitoring Study found the number of monitoring accounts in 2013 was up 19 percent over the previous year. The authors believe the influx of cablecos and telecoms into the industry is behind this "unprecedented growth." What are your thoughts on the impact these big new players are having?

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