Security Systems News

NOV 2018

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www.securitysystemsnews.com Nov EM b ER 2018 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 6 Wael Lahoud Director and principal consultant, Goldmark Security Consulting Inc. Mississauga, Ontario Specifically Speaking physical security technology con- sultancy services What vertical markets does the company specialize in? Our team of independent secu- rity consultants specialize in enter- prise and large-scale security proj- ects across several vertical markets including transportation, educa- tion, government, technology, insurance, energy, entertainment and retail to name a few. Over the past few years, we had the privilege of working on various exciting and challenging projects for public and private organiza- tions across Canada, and some of the most exciting projects we've been involved in are focused on the convergence of physical and information security, particularly cybersecurity. We've been the driving force behind organizations embracing a modern approach to security and its convergence, helping them with bridging their security gaps, estab- lishing current security programs, and managing their cross-function- al security risks. How did you get started in secu- rity and designing/specifying? My curiosity to learn about computers, how they operate, and their potential led me to graduate with a bachelor of engineering in computer and communications engineering. After graduation, I've specialized in networks, informa- tion security and database design and administration. I then had the privilege of working on large orga- nizations and government client projects designing their resilient, secure and critical enterprise net- works and information security solutions. I have made the shift to the security industry by pure luck where I've worked on the security integration side. I was tasked and tested to leverage my engineering background, networking, informa- tion technology and information security skills to provide unique and modern technical and physical security solutions that meet with the clients' challenging security requirements. It all started by cap- turing, understanding and analyz- ing the various security needs and requirements for clients in high- risk environments. A challenge I took on and gained invaluable practical experience from was in designing, implementing, main- taining and supporting IP-based integrated and converged electron- ic security and physical security solutions. This included solutions covering diverse verticals, not lim- ited to critical-infrastructure, trans- portation, entertainment, energy (oil and gas), education, finance, What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? At Goldmark Security Consult- ing Inc. we specialize in multi- domain security consulting and risk management advisory ser- vices. The domains include physi- cal security, information security including cybersecurity, the con- vergence of physical and logical security and security management. A few of the services we offer include: • Converged security assess- ments, planning and development services • Security threat, risk, vulner- ability assessment and analysis • Security master planning and design services • Security procurement, guid- ance and implementation services • Security project management • Best practice gap analysis • Advanced electronic and Continued on next page

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