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Viakoo Raises $10 Million In Series A Funding To Scale Automated IoT Vulnerability Remediation

Viakoo, the front-runner in IoT device remediation, today announced it has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures, joining existing investors Stanley Black & Decker, PivotNorth Capital, and Blue Fog Capital. This latest round will be used to expand executive leadership, and investment in product development and go-to-market. The company is also launching its Viakoo Action Platform™ suite of cyber modules, which remediate and repatriate IoT devices, meeting the...

Viakoo Receives A Patent For Their Innovative Method Of Remotely Updating Devices On IP Networks

Viakoo, a provider of solutions for managing and securing distributed IoT devices, has been awarded a patent for their innovative method of remotely updating and managing a multitude of IP connected devices regardless of whether they reside on isolated networks, local networks, or wide area networks. Unmanaged and IoT devices increase the risk of cyber vulnerabilities and other operational challenges when they are using outdated firmware or lack certificate management. Cyber-Physical system se...

Armis And Viakoo Announce A Partnership To Bring Together IoT Device Discovery And Remediation

Armis®, the agentless device security platform, and Viakoo®, a pioneer in automated IoT cyber hygiene, announce a partnership that brings together IoT device discovery and remediation. The number of connected Enterprise IoT devices used in workplaces across all industries is exploding. Experts say that by 2025, one should expect more than 40 billion of these devices interwoven into our everyday lives. And although these devices help improve efficiency and reliability, they lack the mana...

Security Industry Association Discloses The Winners Of The 2020 SIA Women In Security Forum Scholarship

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected 12 recipients for the inaugural SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship – a program developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum designed to further educational opportunities and promote advancement for a diverse security workforce. Through this new scholarship – open to SIA members and student members – each awardee will receive $6,650 to use toward continuing education and professional development courses, conferences or w...

UL Announces Strategic Partnership With Viakoo On Physical Security Systems Compliance And Cyber Security

UL, global safety science company, has officially announced a strategic collaboration with Viakoo, internationally renowned automated IoT service assurance solutions, to mitigate ongoing operational and cyber-hygiene issues commonly found in physical security systems. Together, UL and Viakoo will explore opportunities to provide services and best practices to help businesses maintain compliant physical security systems that are resilient to cyber threats throughout the service life.  IP-ba...

Viakoo To Showcase Physical Security Service Assurance And Sustainable Cyber Hygiene Solution At GSX 2019

Viakoo, globally renowned reliable system and data verification solutions provider, is highlighting their full line of offerings for physical security service assurance and sustainable cyber hygiene at GSX 2019 (Booth #2661). Viakoo is showing several of their newest software solutions for reducing uncertainty in both physical and cyber security, including the Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM), the IoT Tracker, and the Video Assurance Service, among their other offerings. Together, their fa...

How Do News Reports Influence Opinions About Security?

When security topics become a part of current events, it is usually in a negative light. Security generally only becomes news when it fails, sometimes in a dramatic, high profile and tragic way. However, security failures can also shed light on lessons learned and opportunities to improve. Working toward better security can translate into the purchase of more goods and equipment supplied by our market. For additional insights into the intersection of security and current events, we asked this we...

Connected Security Expo At ISC West Addresses Convergence Of Physical Security & IT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other trends drive the convergence of physical and information security, integrators and end users attending ISC West may be struggling to keep pace with new areas of responsibility and expanding roles in the larger security ecosystem. Help is here. The Connected Security Expo, co-locating with ISC West, focuses on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise. Exhibitors will focus on how physical and information security can be used tog...

Viakoo To Demonstrate Camera Firmware Update Manager And IoT Tracker At GSX 2018

Viakoo, the provider of reliable system and data verification solutions, is demonstrating innovative new offerings for physical security service assurance and sustainable cyber hygiene at GSX 2018 (Booth #2943). Viakoo is showcasing two of their newest software solutions for the intersection of physical and cyber security: the new Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM), and the new IoT Tracker. “Many businesses are excited about upgrading or installing a new video surveillance system, but...

Viakoo Demonstrates Automated Service Assurance Solution To Assist With Compliance Challenge At GSX 2018

Viakoo, a provider of a proven means to proactively automate surveillance and access control system verification in the security industry, is demonstrating solutions to assist in proving and maintaining regulatory or organizational compliance at GSX 2018. The dynamic capabilities of this system help customers ensure – and prove – consistent compliance with physical security regulations across a wide range of applicable industries including: transportation, payment card processing (PC...

Viakoo Showcases Cyber Security Capabilities Of Camera Firmware Update Manager At GSX 2018

Viakoo, provider of the security industry’s first proactive automated system and data verification solution, is featuring their Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM) at GSX 2018. This solution provides capability across a distributed geography, to automatically update firmware on camera devices from one or more vendors and performs these updates with a chain-of-trust method that ensures integrity of the firmware. CFUM adds to other foundational capabilities provided by Viakoo that help org...

What Is Driving The Growth Of Cloud Systems In Physical Security?

The physical security industry is embracing the cloud in a big way. Cloud-based systems – which involve accessing a shared pool of information technology resources via the Internet – are much higher-profile in the video and access control markets, and large and small companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: What factors are contributing to growth in cloud systems in the security market?

What Are The Security Challenges Of The Hospitality Market?

Hospitality businesses work to provide a safe and pleasant customer experience for their guests. Hotels offer a “home away from home” for millions of guests every day around the world. These are businesses of many sizes and types, providing services ranging from luxury accommodations to simple lodging for business travelers to family vacation experiences. Hospitality businesses also include restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues. Security needs are varied and require tech...

How Do Privacy Issues And GDPR Impact Physical Security Systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

Viakoo Showcases Automated Compliance Verification For Physical Security At ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018 (Booth #33087), Viakoo, the security industry’s only provider of a proven means to proactively automate surveillance and access systems verification, is showcasing the dynamic capabilities of their solution to help ensure consistent compliance across industries for physical security. Working in conjunction with Coalfire, a leading cyber risk management and compliance firm, the Viakoo Predictive product was found to fully or partially automate the audit process for 38 spec...

Viakoo Introduces IoT Tracker For IP Device Verification At ISC West 2018

Viakoo, a provider of automated system and data verification solutions for video surveillance and access control, is introducing a new IoT Tracker at ISC West 2018 (booth #33087). Designed to leverage their proven technology, the new IoT tracker helps to deliver verification for other IoT devices on the network. Viakoo’s unique solution has gained traction by providing a comprehensive system for ensuring that access and video surveillance devices are operating within expected parameters,...

Viakoo Announces Camera Firmware Update Manager At ISC West 2018

Viakoo, a provider of the security industry’s first proactive automated system and data verification solution, is introducing their Camera Firmware Update Manager (CFUM) at ISC West 2018 (booth #33087). This product provides capability to automatically update firmware on camera devices from one or more vendors, and perform these updates with a chain-of-trust method that ensures integrity of the firmware. CFUM adds to other foundational capabilities provided by Viakoo that help organizatio...

ISC West 2018 to focus on cyber protection for surveillance and physical security with industry experts

In today’s highly interactive and interconnected world, cybersecurity is not restricted to the IT department – it threatens and affects every connected device in every department. As connectivity continues to expand, the risks will increase. In this environment, surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organizations, staff and visitors safe. It is vital to understand what the cybersecurity threats are to physical security systems, ho...

Physical Security Has To Adapt To A New Age Of Internet Security In 2018

The most important trend that developed in 2017 was the increasing focus on cybersecurity. As more and more devices move to the Internet of Things (IoT) model to provide added convenience and intelligence, the ability of hackers to use those devices to infiltrate systems – and the need for oversight to protect organizations – has also increased. Another trend we saw was an increase in the number of compliance and audit requirements related to physical security. An example of this i...

What Is An Acceptable Life Cycle For A Physical Security System?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...

Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence key security themes at ASIS 2017

As the dust settles after ASIS 2017 in Dallas, most agree it was a good show. It was different in some respects from previous shows, but several of the changes seemed to work well. Launching the exhibition on Tuesday instead of Monday was a big hit, and who could fault the idea of happy hour drinks on the show floor? Attendance may not have broken records, but end user VIPs were among the crowd, and foot traffic held up fairly well, even on the final, shortened day. STANLEY Security Virtual Re...

Viakoo's Automated PCI Physical Security Compliance Verification Demonstrated At ASIS 2017

At ASIS 2017 (Booth 3133), Viakoo, the security industry’s only provider of a proven means to proactively automate surveillance and access systems verification, is showcasing the ability to help ensure compliance with physical security controls in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) using the company’s Viakoo Predictive solution. PCI DSS compliance is required for any organization that stores, processes or transmits cardholder’s data. Working in conjunct...

Viakoo Records Growth In Automated System And Data Verification Solutions Through Key Integrator Partners In 2017

Viakoo continues to post strong performance across the first three quarters of 2017 with a positive forecast for Q4. The growth is attributed to the deployment of Viakoo’s automated system and data verification solutions through key integrator partners, including Stanley Security, Siemens, G4S, and others.  In addition, increased compliance auditing requirements across multiple vertical markets have driven users to implement automated methods to document the performance and availabili...

Has Convergence Happened Yet In The Physical Security Market?

As security industry buzzwords go, “convergence” is perhaps the best known and most pervasive. We have been hearing about convergence in our market for almost 20 years. We have heard it’s happening soon. We have heard it’s inevitable. And yet, for all the talk of convergence, it has sometimes seemed there has been more talk than action. We wanted to check in with our Expert Panel Roundtable and get their latest takes on this most enduring of industry buzzwords. We asked t...