PPS Group has launched a new stab resistant anti-riot suit to help protect professionals who have to deal with prison riots, public disorder, mass searches or other disturbances.
U.K.-based SlashPRO Clothing is introducing its Slash Resistant Clothing, designed to protect frontline professionals working in hostile environments, including prison and correctional facility officers, homeland security professionals, police officers and those in the private security sector.
PPSS Group has confirmed its new NIJ Std 0101.06 Level IIIA bullet-resistant vests also offer protection from full contact shots.
Arteco's Event Analytics is an intelligence-based platform that improves, simplifies and enhances event management by applying an additional layer of intelligent monitoring to video surveillance and business intelligence applications.
Your antivirus protection will be obsolete before you have finished reading this article.
The 2015 Pan Am Games were the first major event handled by the City of Toronto's new crisis incident management system. For Toronto, the adoption of the system marks a transition from pen and paper processes to manage incidents to a web-based system. The city plans to use the system for daily use beyond events and incidents.
Winsted Corporation announces the availability of the company’s new Impulse Dual Sit/Stand consoles.
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, a Canadian-based company specializing in the production of armored vehicles for private, commercial and military purposes, has introduced the INKAS Sentry APC, a tactical attack and defense vehicle designed to serve in extreme climate conditions. The new vehicle joins the extensive INKAS lineup of innovative APCs alongside its 16-passsenger flagship – the INKAS Huron APC.  
Winsted Corporation, supplier of control room console solutions, has announced the availability of the company’s new Dyna-Linq Modular Electrical System.
ISCON Imaging, Inc., a manufacturer of infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has unveiled its new FocusScan handheld imager for targeted personnel scanning. FocusScan is the first-ever IR-based handheld imaging technology purpose-built for use in loss prevention, security enhancement and asset protection.
Phoenix Data Security has launched Swimlane, a new security operations management platform and company focused on empowering enterprises and government agencies with data-driven automation and orchestration for incident response and improved security operations.
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products is helping businesses realize the improved picture quality of 960H high resolution with its new EAV16-480 embedded digital video recorder (DVR).
Based on my company’s experience helping organizations improve their security operations globally, here are what we find to be the biggest mistakes security firms make — and how to avoid them.
Homeowners who install video surveillance cameras that view the sidewalk and street surrounding their residence should be aware of by-laws that restrict where those cameras can be pointed.  The Hamilton Spectator recently reported that its city council has decided to keep its by-law that prohibits Hamilton homeowners from pointing security cameras at the street.
In the face of an evolving security landscape, the paradigm shift of managerial attitudes towards security risks and the public’s perception of the threat environment can be defined as either a tremendous opportunity or a daunting challenge.
Every ESRM program requires continuous monitoring, awareness and adjustment to keep moving forward.
For IT professionals, cybersecurity has always been a central focus, but it may have moved higher up on the priority list.
It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from October 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
The adoption of connected devices for home use has skyrocketed and is not likely to slow down.
I’ve been reviewing books for Canadian Security for a dozen years or so — more than a quarter of its existence — so I’m either experienced or old.
Over the past few years, I’ve been writing about approaching security programs from a risk-based perspective. This past year focused on Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) and the benefits this framework and philosophy can bring to your organization.
I’ve worked in the technology industry for over 20 years, and in that time, I’ve lent my expertise in strategizing and implementing business-focused IT to everyone from small businesses to global corporations. As my company is a purveyor of comprehensive private and public cloud environments, we’re primarily concerned with giving organizations every IT component they need to power their business in a cohesive and streamlined way. This not only includes elements like virtual servers, desktops, email, and Microsoft Office, it also entails ensuring that cybersecurity measures are built into the fabric of the IT infrastructure.
When I look back at the most significant changes in the security industry over the past several decades, two trends stand out: the rise in public and corporate awareness of security as a retail service to be consumed, and the growing sophistication of some institutional consumers of security services.
One of the tasks we must master as we enter into an Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) program is the idea that we will now “manage” risks.

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