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AUG 2019

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briefs august 2019 s EC u RI t Y s Y st EM s NEW s suppliers 18 Everbridge appoints David Meredith as CEO BURLINGTON, Mass.—Everbridge Inc., a global provider of critical event management and enterprise safety software applications, appointed David Meredith as CEO and member of the Everbridge Board of Directors, effective July 15, 2019. Meredith brings more than 25 years of executive leadership experience across multi-billion-dollar cloud managed services providers and software companies. He most recently served as COO at Rackspace, leading the transformation from managed host- ing to a multi-cloud ITaaS provider Meredith succeeds long-time CEO Jaime Ellertson, who is transition- ing to the role of executive chairman of the Everbridge Board. "I am thrilled to welcome David as the new CEO of Everbridge," Ellertson said in the announcement. "David has an extensive background scaling category-leading software-as-a-service and infrastructure providers, demonstrating a strong record of corporate growth, customer satisfac- t ion and employee engagement. Last June, we announced our intent to identify and retain an executive who could lead our business through the next stage of growth to $1 billion in annual revenue, and I am confident that David's experi- ence and proven leadership skills make him the perfect choice for this role." Meredith also served as presi- dent of Global Data Center Hosting at CenturyLink, where he was responsible for P&L oversight, sales, product man- agement, marketing, operations, security, service delivery and analytics for nearly 60 large data centers and related opera- tions across North America, Europe and Asia. "I am excited to be joining the Everbridge leadership team and to become part of the Everbridge family that has built such a powerful platform for helping businesses, governments and other organizations automate their operational response to manage critical events," Meredith said of his appoint- ment. "As a category leader, Everbridge has established an enviable, mission- based business built on a customer-first culture, helping government entities pro- tect their constituents and helping com- panies protect employees, safeguard assets, and ensure business continuity through their global, unified Critical Event Management platform." Having led international technology- related businesses and as an industry thought leader, numerous media outlets and industry organizations have recog- nized and quoted Meredith. He donates his time to community organizations, such as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, serving on its Board of Directors, and the annual "Fill a Box and Feed a Family Holiday Food Drive" in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank. Infocyte focuses on the art of data forensics Senseon Plus cabinet- level access control By SSN Staff COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Bold Group, a global provider of business solutions for the security industry, announced the promotion of Vice President of Technology, Matthew Narowski, to president effective July 8, 2019. He is succeeding Rod Coles, who announced his decision to retire. "It has been an honor to lead Bold Group; I want to thank every- one who has helped me build this company into the industry leader that it is today," Coles said of his retirement decision. "This is the right time for me personally, and for the company, to transition to the next generation of leadership. Matt's vision, strategy and execu- tion track record is exactly what Bold Group needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last. Matt has a dynamic vision for the growth and future of Bold Group." Since joining Bold Group in 2005, Narowski has led mul- tiple key departments, includ- ing technical development, implementation and support. In 2017, Narowski became the vice president of operations and later became vice president of technol- ogy upon Bold Group's merger with Perennial Software. Prior to joining Bold Group, Narowski co-owned and operated a dealer central station in Canada. "Bold Group has a tremendous opportunity to transform our industry with the acqui- sitions of Perennial Software, SIMS and SGS, and I am focused on cultivating these products to meet the evolving needs of our clients and the chal- lenges facing the secu- rity industry today," Narowski said of his appointment. "In my 14 years at Bold Group, I have focused on developing strong ties with our customers. Bold Group will continue to be a business built on a customer- first culture, helping companies protect people, safeguard assets and ensure business continuity through our solutions." Narowski will discuss his vision for Bold Group — including an announcement of a new line of Managed Security Services — at the 2019 Bold Users Conference on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, July 30 through Aug. 1. Stay tuned to SSN for future Bold Group updates. SSN By SSN Staff SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.— Senseon, maker of an intelli- gent cabinet-level access con- trol system designed for cabi- net doors, drawers and more, recently launched Senseon Plus, the next generation of its system with new features including audit trail capability. Senseon Plus is designed for hinged and sliding doors, drawers, display cases and other fixtures, and helps users create superior cus- tomer experience by providing an easy-to-use, cabinet-level locking solution. It can be installed, implemented and configured in new or existing fixtures. Thieves and custom- ers are unable to see locks or keyholes, further enhancing security while maintaining cabinet design. "No other product on the market better meets users' needs for unobtrusive, intel- ligent electronic locking at the cabinet level while also providing actionable opera- tions data," said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Senseon, Sid Kalantar. "Senseon Plus' flex- ible, adaptable and scalable footprint makes it the ideal commercial-grade cabinet locking system in any retail environment." With its robust audit trail, Senseon Plus provides time, location and identity of a per- son attempting access and reports failed efforts. In the event of an unauthorized attempt, a local alarm is gen- erated and connected systems, such as video surveillance and silent alarm systems, are informed. In combination with the ability to allow individual access to one or more specific openings, dual authorization and easy configuration via a handheld, touch-screen pro- grammer, Senseon Plus enables users to strengthen security, reduce shrinkage, improve merchandising and streamline transactions. The system can secure a single cabinet, an entire store or a national chain of stores using one set of credentials, benefitting healthcare, finan- cial, hospitality and residential environments. Virtually any user who needs to protect valu- ables, including merchandise, medications, cash, documents or collectibles, will benefit. SSN The Bold Group's Narowski promoted negatively affect all physical and virtual environments. All of this combined causes chal- lenges for forensic engineers to archive in a timely manner, preserving evidence needed for investigation, as well as prevents quick feedback to clients. The security industry is responding to these challenges by creating tools to assist digital forensic profession- als, making the niche more commoditized. However, as Cyber Criminologist Dr. Peter Stephenson told SSN, "The need is growing exponentially and for organizations with their own in-house forensics shops, costs are becoming prohibitive, especially person- nel costs," reasoning that an automated tool is the answer. Near the turn of the year, Infocyte, a company helping security teams proactively h u n t , d e t e c t a n d re s p o n d to unknown cyber threats, announced they enhanced their threat detection and incident response platform, Infocyte HUNT, with "Activity Trace," a feature to assist with root cause analysis, tri- age and threat remediation. Stephenson, who was doing computer security forensics manually, which often took weeks, implemented Activity Trace, reducing the time to minutes. "Before, it would take weeks just to analyze one single disk," Stephenson said. "With one client in particular, manu- ally, it took three months to solve their security problem," explaining that Activity Trace allowed him to carry the bare- bones automated analysis a step further with some human intervention. W h e n p e rf o r m i n g c o m - p u t e r f o re n s i c s m a n u a l l y, Stephenson uses the following three-step method: Perform an image of the disk under test, which takes one to eight hours depending on size; Consume the image into the computer forensics tool, which takes three to 12 hours, depending on image size; and analyze the image, which can take hours to days. The time frames represented in Stephenson's three-step manual method can take at the very least approximate- ly six hours, spanning into days that quickly turn into weeks and months. Using Infocyte's Activity Trace, as Continued from page 1 i N f OC yt E see page 22 Matt Narowski

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