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Strategies to Help with the Integration of Physical Life Safety and Cyber-Systems Into One

In a world of increasing overlap between physical and cybersecurity, it is a risky endeavor that so many organizations still operate disparate systems. Companies historically incurred the security risks associated with unconnected systems because of immature technology, costly infrastructure, and the lack of a centralized, global IT governance approach at
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How Does Your Security Team Return Value to the Organization?

Security departments are often treated as cost centers. Yet when you consider the cost in losses, customer confidence, or reparations required had the team’s efforts not been effective, it seems hard to understand why they are not viewed as a value driver. When leaders look for places to cut costs,
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Are You Integrating ALL Your Security Systems? If Not, Here’s Why You Should.

Are You Integrating ALL Your Security Systems? If Not, Here’s Why You Should.

For a long time, businesses focused on security in isolation; one system at a time. Each compartmentalized system worked independently of the others. Then one day, someone wondered: if you have a camera that monitors who enters a building and you have an access control system on the doors, why
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Integrating Physical, Life Safety, and Cybersecurity at Government Entities

The Importance of Integrating Physical, Life Safety, and Cybersecurity at Government Entities

For government entities, security is a paramount concern. There are three major elements: physical, life safety, and cybersecurity. These protect physical assets, personnel’s health and safety, and digital assets, respectively. Although they are often treated as separate functions, the interplay between them is significant. Therefore, using an alarm monitoring integration
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How Efficient Are Your Alarm Monitoring Operators?

Having an automated alarm solution is an integral part of your operations. However, without alarm monitoring best practices, warning notifications can cause confusion and disruption. Arming the operators at your alarm monitoring center with the knowledge to respond quickly and efficiently to alerts can minimize distractions and reduce stress. Unfortunately,
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Outdated Technology Could Be Hurting Your Security

Are you using legacy security software or hardware in your organization? Does your team continue to support increasingly out-of-date technology? If so, you may be heading for a serious security crisis. Although using outdated tools is a common practice at many public and private organizations, it is a dangerous situation.
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