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ISC West Unveils A Robust Lineup Of Event Details For The Upcoming ISC West 2021 Event

ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA), has recently unveiled a robust lineup of event details for the upcoming ISC West 2021 event. Taking place July 19-21 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, ISC West proceeds into May with positive momentum and an optimistic outlook, as developments regarding vaccine distribution, Las Vegas re-openings, and trade event approvals have continued to move in an encouraging direction. Public safety...

Security Industry Association To Host Part 1 Of The SIA GovSummit 2021 Virtual Event On April 28, 2021

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for Part 1 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference. SIA GovSummit 2021 will be held as a three-part virtual conference, with sessions held on April 28, June 9 and Sept 21, 2021. SIA GovSummit 2021     Each year, SIA GovSummit brings together government security leaders with private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing...

Corsight AI Announces Global Talent Acquisition Plan To Support Its Next Phase Of Growth

Corsight AI, a globally renowned facial recognition technology provider, has announced plans to invest in a significant number of new hires over the next 12 months, with help from premier Executive Search firm, The SJB Group, in order to support the company’s next phase of growth. Corsight's facial recognition technology, which received top rankings by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the Department of Homeland Security, is able to accurately identify individuals...

Planning Ahead For The Threat Of Vehicle Attacks When Crowds Return

A result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been fewer crowds gathering for outdoor events. However, sooner or later, crowded events will surge, as will the danger of injury or death from vehicle attacks. The threats of vehicular violence are still present even though collisions have become less frequent and traffic, in general, is at a significant low. Preparing for such instances remains a high priority, and institutions are seeking to take a preemptive stance to prevent major incidents before the...

The 2021 Edition Of Electronic Security Expo (ESX) To Be Held Virtually As ESX 2021 Virtual Experience

The 2021 edition of the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), a globally renowned annual education and networking event dedicated to professionals from the electronic security and life safety industry, will be conducted virtually out of consideration for the health and well-being of participants. ESX 2021 Virtual Experience Renamed the ESX 2021 Virtual Experience, the event will take place exclusively online from June 15 to June 17, 2021. “Simply put, we decided that there are too many public...

Evolv Technology Announces The Appointment Of Tech Industry Veteran Merline Saintil To Its Board Of Directors

Evolv Technology, a globally renowned provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based touchless security screening systems, announced the appointment of digital transformation executive Merline Saintil to its Board of Directors. The 20-year technology industry veteran is widely respected for providing world-class innovators and market makers with strategic leadership, insightful guidance, and operational expertise to dominate the markets they serve. Saintil has a proven track record of developin...

Security Officials Share Their Views On Keeping Alert Fatigue At Bay By Planning Strategic Notification During Crisis

The inauguration of the U.S. president always requires vast preparation and a large security presence. The ceremony is one of a few American traditions that is designated as a National Special Security Event by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and overseen by the U.S. Secret Service. Traditionally it’s a peaceful transition of power from one presidential administration to the next, but the inauguration of Joe Biden on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building as the 46th president was...

TSA Enhances Screening Security At Tampa International Airport With Their Credential Authentication Technology Units

In an age where touchless is preferred for a number of reasons, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Tampa International Airport (TPA) is using new credential authentication technology both to improve checkpoint screening capabilities and the passenger experience. The TSA at Tampa International Airport has nine credential authentication technology (CAT) units in use, at least one at each airside, in operation. Enhancing detection capabilities “This state-of-the-art techno...

Rajant And Dejero Showcased Their Emergency Communication Systems To Eliminate Wildfire On The Gaviota Coast

Rajant and Dejero’s Technology Springs into Action in the Battle Against a 420-Acre Wildfire on the Santa Barbara County Coast. A wind-driven brush fire triggered evacuations after breaking out along the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County, California. On a sunny afternoon in mid-October 2019, the heat from the sun combined with winds gusting up to 40 mph through the quiet foothills of El Capitán Canyon, sparking a wind-whipped, vegetation brush fire in the overly dry desert hill...

SIA And SecureIDNews To Honor The Women Who Contributed To The Biometrics And Security Industries

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews have selected five distinguished biometrics and security experts as the 2020 winners of the Women in Biometrics Awards – a globally recognized program co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric Update and the SIA Women in Security Forum. The honorees will be recognized during the 2020 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference, which will be hosted as a free virtual even...

Security Industry Association Announces The Agenda And Speaker Lineup For The Virtual 2020 SIA GovSummit

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announces the agenda and speaker lineup for the 2020 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference, taking place June 1-4. Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA GovSummit will be held as a virtual event in 2020, and for the first time ever, the conference will be entirely free to all attendees from industry and government. Offering additional sessions “SIA GovSummit 2020 will explore how security...

Department Of Homeland Security Announces The Winner And Runner-Up In The Opioid Detection Challenge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announces the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail. IDSS will receive the grand pri...