ISC West will occur as scheduled March 17-20, 2020. The show is not being canceled or postponed.
Going to ISC West 2020 (March 17-20 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada)? Mark your calendar for one or more of the top-quality education sessions presented by SIA Education at ISC. SIA Education@ISC West is your top industry resource for vendor-agnostic security and network training. With nearly 100 sessions, the program provides critical information on the newest technologies in security. You can find sessions on a variety of cutting-edge topics.
Here, SIA highlights key sessions focused on topics in new technology and automation. Check them out!
Thursday, March 19
In this session, attendees will gain insight on how new algorithms and network technologies are redefining the capabilities and performance of myriad systems, dramatically shifting the emphasis from hardware driven solutions to application driven software solutions. This is basically the result of artificial neural networks (ANN). ANN is basically the framework for letting many different machine learning algorithms work together to process very complex operations, including what we now commonly refer to as artificial intellignece (AI).
The concept behind ANN is simple, yet brilliant: to create machine processes that mimic how humans process information. More importantly, ANN is what enables software and embedded devices to perform various tasks and operations by considering different documented behaviors as examples for comparison. This education session will provide attendees with a better understanding of how ANN works and the tangible benefits that systems employing this advanced technology deliver for mainstream security and business intelligence applications.
“While AI has many uses for securing a business, it is also instrumental in a better bottom line, ” said presenter Aluisio Figueiredo, CEO of Intelligent Security Solutions (ISS). “While AI has many uses for securing a business, it is also instrumental in a better bottom line. We will discuss how the convergence of AI and the Internet of Things has created a new business ecosystem that stretches from the front lines of physical and cybersecurity to the server rooms of enterprise organizations and smaller commercial companies.”
Thursday March 19
One of the most common methods of breaking into an organization’s network is to enter the premises and either steal a laptop or server or plug directly into an IP port. For that reason, access control is a vital element of your cybersecurity program. Access control can tell you who has badged into the system, but not who is actually on the premises. However, a patrolling robot can recognize when there is someone present after hours, and with an actual human communicating through the robot’s screen interface, request that the person badge into the system. In this way, by integrating robots with your security team, you can capitalize on robotics technology with the human factor to help security managers know who is in the facility after hours and to help protect your organization from cyber breaches.
“Some of the biggest cybersecurity threats originate in the physical world: Insider threats, unauthorized physical access, unattended devices, unlocked screens, uncleaned white boards and more,” said presenter Travis Deyle, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Cobalt Robotics. “Most organizations have strict ‘cyber-physical’ policies (e.g., ‘clear screen & desk’ policies in SOC2, ISO-27001, HIPAA), but are ill-equipped to reliably audit and enforce these policies in the physical world – organizations are unaware of the scope and magnitude of their vulnerabilities, which simply cannot be addressed by access control at the perimeter. This talk will provide tangible examples of how organizations are using mobile robots today to address cyber-physical threats — while at the same time enhancing operations across physical security, safety and facilities management.”
Wednesday, March 18
Systems builders, manufacturers and software providers are disrupting the IP video surveillance ecosystem with cutting-edge technologies and solutions to meet demands in the marketplace. From license plate readers to high-resolution cameras to analytics at the edge, each exponentially produces larger amounts of video data placing a greater demand on the network. Each technology is just a widget as part of the IP physical security ecosystem, but collectively they are all shaping the future.
This session moderated by Maureen Carlo, director of strategic alliances – North America, BCD International, will feature panelists Francis Lachance, product group director, video and appliances at Genetec; Darren Giacomini, director of advanced systems architecture at BCD International; Brian Baker, vice president of sales, Americas, at BriefCam; and Alex Walthers, strategic account manager at Axis Communications. The discussion will examine the various technologies that impact the IP physical security ecosystem; determine how the ecosystem is keeping up as resolution and analytics evolve; and identify what tools, automation and best practices are needed to limit risk and ease scalability.
“With the continuous addition of cutting-edge technologies, large amounts of data end up putting pressure on the security industry to constantly innovate,” said Carlo. “ We’re excited to bring together security industry professionals with diverse backgrounds to discuss the complexities of the technology ecosystem and how the industry is keeping up with market demands. ”
Navigating the Shift From Physical Security Hardware to Software-Based Systems With CSO and CIO Decision Makers
Wednesday, March 18
This panel of renowned industry experts will discuss the latest advancements in intelligent software that are driving the shift from hardware to software-based solutions for the physical security industry and beyond. New and emerging software solutions employing advanced neural networks and algorithms continue to usher in higher forms of AI capable of amassing and analyzing huge volumes of data for security and business intelligence applications. Aside from the new capabilities these software solutions deliver, they are also changing the dynamic of how solutions providers interact with chief security officers and chief information officers when proposing new and enhanced systems. Steve Lasky, editorial director/conference director at Endeavor Security Media, will moderate the discussion with panelists Aluisio Figueiredo, CEO of ISS; Bud Broomhead, CEO of Viakoo; and Peter Matuchniak, chief technology officer at Maxxess.
“There is no doubt that the most cataclysmic paradigm shift over the last decade in the security industry has been the rapid migration from a hardware-driven technology landscape to our present network-centric ecosystem,” said Lasky. “The fact that it has expanded the enterprise brain trust and created increased accountability with regards to industry standards and ‘true’ open systems architecture enables advanced technology development to flourish and reinforces the business case that having a strategic approach to mitigating risk IS a sound business fundamental.”
Thursday, March 19
Over the past five years, the biometrics market has evolved at an incredible pace, with biometric authentication and identification technology rising from relative obscurity into mainstream usage across myriad vertical markets. The wave of biometric deployments for identity and access management in enterprise, border control, financial services and consumer devices has greatly outpaced the speed of regulation. But legislation is catching up, creating a climate of controversy and conflict around biometric solutions. So it’s more important than ever before to understand the best practices around implementing and using biometrics systems in the workplace. This expert panel moderated by Susan Stover, vice president of digital content at FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World, and featuring Rob Douglas, chairman and CEO of BioConnect, and Maxine Most, principal at Acuity Market Intelligence, will engage and educate audiences on the current state of biometric security as a technology and social phenomenon, centering around a core concept: the balance of security, convenience and privacy.
“Security, convenience and privacy are no longer at odds, thanks to biometrics. There used to be a trade-off: you could have security or convenience, and privacy was an afterthought, ” said Stover. “But as the physical and digital security spaces converge in an age of increased privacy legislation, and biometrics rise to address new challenges in identity, what we are seeing is that all three factors, when implemented properly and ethically, are coming to support each other. Privacy-enhancing by nature, biometrics are secure and convenient.”
Wednesday, March 18
During this special session, get a preview of the exhibit show floor, looking for the new and innovative technologies and products that have not been seen before. Presenters J. Kelly Stewart, managing director and CEO of Newcastle Consulting, LLC, and Steven Oplinger, managing director of Equinox 01 LLC, will highlight trending technologies, identify new products and provide supplier booth locations. Under no circumstance will this represent any “endorsement ” of these products, but rather it is an insightful advance to zero in on new technologies and innovations being showcased at ISC West 2020.
“Confused about what to look for or where to go at ISC West? Join two ISC West veterans for some insight into new technologies and events at this year’s ISC West,” said Oplinger.