The Security Buzz: January 19, 2018

Industry News

Congratulations to SIA member company ADT, named 2017 SDM Dealer of the Year. SDM chose ADT as its 2017 Dealer of the Year because of the company’s new management approach, the support of the latest in analytics and other back-end technology, and ADT’s customer-first mantra.

Several SIA Member companies to include, ADT, Anixter, ASSA ABLOY, and Honeywell, named in CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Physical Security Technology Solution Providers – 2018.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  names three ways they have focused on improving election security including: establishing sound working partnerships with state and local governments, boosting information sharing through a mix of declassification and increased security clearances, and dedicating more departmental resources to critical federal election security resources upon which states rely.

Google launched a new tool for G Suite admins that give a better view of the state of their organizations security. The two main components of the new G Suite Security Center include dashboard that gives admins an overview of current security metrics across services like Gmail and a security health checkup.

ASSA ABLOY director of business development- K-12, Ron Baer, discusses the biggest changes to school security in 2018, and how schools can more effectively manage security lock-down procedures with eSchools News.

As drones continue to enter no-fly zones over Washington, security concerns rise, posing a potential threat for the nations capital.

U.S. military and intelligence agencies continue to look for new ways to use artificial intelligence in hopes of freeing analysts to identify threats.

Blackberry introduced a new security platform for connected and autonomous cars, Jarvis. The software scans the cars’ inputs and outputs for both standard and manufacturer-defined protocols and automatically identifies any bugs, potential exploits and nonconforming code.

CSO lists 200 cybersecurity startups that received venture capital in 2017, fueling a trillion-dollar cybersecurity market.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the annual Privacy and Data Security Update.

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