Security Systems News

NOV 2017

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Page 10 of 44 Nov EM b ER 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 6 What Happens Next May Save Lives Two-Way, Mass-Communication System with Live Video Access Chicago Washington D.C. Detroit Los Angeles Milwaukee Multi-media technology improves communication and can make police response more effective during an active-shooter situation or other severe emergency. For more info about Incident Command and Control, visit EM24.US, contact our Sales Department at 1-800-800-3624 or email Pierre Bourgeix President, ESICONVERGENT Cleveland Specifically Speaking government applications in the Middle East in 2006-2010. I then moved into IT secu- rity since I saw the converged aspects becoming a barrier and an issue but few people in the physical security world knew how to cross the chasm. From there I moved into cybersecurity in 2012. With all of this I have created a new methodology that takes operational environments and assesses against IT, OT, PS, IoT and its policies and procedures related to compliance as well as industry norms and rates it against liability that it holds, which the insurance industry has been interested in learning. The second aspect is assessing the technology and its legacy versus compatibility to cur- rent industry and compliance requirements. This rating (1-4) is then merged into a rating that the insurance industry sees as usable to rate risk. With this in mind the issues we face in a converged world is the abil- ity to mitigate this risk with the correct technology and with the proper people, process and tech- nology in place. Can you talk about what new or emerging technologies you are seeing or specifying today? Technologies that are at the forefront such as Hitachi Vanta- ra, CISCO Mereki, IBM Watson, etc., are quickly becoming the bridge between IT, OT, PS. With that in mind, the need to con- verge threats to react through the use of data (meta data) are critical. We are reaching a critical mass that will invariably lead us to begin shutting down informational streams because operators become overwhelmed with data. The only way to alleviate this is to clear the noise and insure that the information received is viable and correct. Credentials and secure data will be needed. Companies such as NCODED and SoloInsight will be needed to not only secure the credential but to create a secure transaction of information. These solutions allow for secure transactions in a field of insecure technology at the edge. Finally, it is crucial to use aggregators of information to visualize incidents with the use of technology that brings this to "one pane of glass," as well as the use of AI (artifi- cial intelligence) to digest and define data and clear the noise through analytics and informa- tion refinement. Storing of data can be done through enterprise What services does the company provide and what vertical markets does the company specialize in? We focus on converged assess- ments within information tech- nology, operational technology, and physical security systems and technology, as well as IoT technology convergence assess- ments. ESICONVERGENT LLC focuses primarily on manufac- turing, technology companies, m u n i c i p a l i t i e s / g o v e r n m e n t , utilities, and healthcare. How did you get started in security and designing/specify- ing? I started in the barrier indus- try in 1998 and progressed into integration of solutions and design in 2002. I worked on many projects in the bank- ing sector, such as work with Wachovia and others. I spent time working with design and specification of utility and Sp E aki N g see page 7

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