Start The Journey To Unlock Building Automation Data | #TpromoCom #Automation #Webinar #BuildingAutomation | Finding value locked away in building automation systems is not a destination, but a journey. Each facility has its own unique challenges and opportunities – while we start projects to unlock that value, the data itself may point us in a new direction.
Facilities needs include energy savings, operational awareness, resilience, reliability or some combination of these objectives. How do we find a solution across these objectives and across the silos of our organization to light up the data we already have before we start to add more?
Join us for this free webinar as we present our journey through the operations at the San Leandro Tech Campus as well as value found on other journeys including NASA, Eli Lilly, University of Maryland, and University of California at Davis.
A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G | #TpromoCom #China #Spy #5G | Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.
“No one calls it an intelligence risk, but national security agencies across the world are concerned about China’s 5G modems and other devices,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio.
Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according to several experts speaking at a U.S. intelligence conference this week, by quarantining Chinese equipment and deploying smarter electromagnetic spectrum management tools to better handle threats.
Bottom line: Huawei leads the world in the ability to rapidly produce cheap telecom hardware (as well as the underlying software.) Recent reports, including one from NATO, state it plainly. It’s one reason why European countries, including U.S. allies like Germany and the U.K., have been reluctant to ban tech from Huawei outright, even in the face of heavy U.S. pressure.
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Keeping Your Cloud Safe in the Cloud World: Chrome Enterprise’s unique approach to endpoint security | #TpromoCom #Cloud #Security #Chrome | It’s not just about firewalls and anti-virus. Security is becoming strategic.
82% of CIOs expect their IT and security strategy to be tightly integrated, according to our State of the CIO survey. That’s no doubt driving increases in security spending. Depending on who you ask, security consumes anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of overall IT budgets.
Frost & Sullivan focuses on the future of cyber security | #TpromoCom #Report #Security #CyberSecurity | As cyber crime becomes more sophisticated and even a method of warfare, technologies such as machine learning, Big Data, and blockchain will become prominent. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up numerous points of vulnerabilities, compelling cyber security companies, especially startups, to develop innovative solutions to protect enterprises from emerging threats.
“Deploying Big Data solutions is essential for companies to expand the scope of cyber security solutions beyond detection and mitigation of threats,” said Hiten Shah, Research Analyst, Techvision. “This technology can proactively predict breaches before they happen, as well as uncover patterns from past incidents to support policy decisions.”
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Envisioning the Next-Generation Cybersecurity Practices, presents an overview of cyber security in enterprises and analyses the drivers and challenges to the adoption of best practices in cyber security. It also covers the technologies impacting the future of cyber security and the main purchase factors.
“Startups need to make their products integrable with existing products and solutions as well as bundle their solutions with market-leading solutions from well-established companies,” noted Shah. “Such collaborations will lead to mergers and acquisitions, ultimately enabling companies to provide more advanced solutions.”
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Ohio Senate Bill 220 Incentivizes Businesses to Maintain Higher Levels of Cybersecurity | #ESC_LLC #CyberSecurity #Government #Regulation | In the last two years alone, there has been a number of high-profile breaches that have given organizations pause, asking them to consider whether the same kind of event could happen to them. After all, a cybersecurity breach could seriously damage or even level your business if you’re not prepared and do not have the appropriate security programs in place. We’ve seen the implementation of the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation, and recent breaches have led to serious fines, potentially in the billions, for violating GDPR.
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Amazon-owned Ring has reportedly been spying on customer camera feeds | #TpromoCom #Camera #VideoSurveillance #Privacy | If you own a Ring doorbell camera system, we’ve got some bad news. The smart home company owned by Amazon, which the Internet retail giant shelled out more than $1 billion to acquire, has apparently been violating its customers’ privacy in a pretty shocking way.
A new report from The Intercept quotes unnamed sources who confirm that engineers and executives at Ring have “highly privileged access” to live customer camera feeds, utilizing both Ring’s doorbells as well as its in-home cameras.
“When security integrators and alarm dealers provide video surveillance at on the exterior of a home, we assume that the manufacturer of the system is as ethical and moralistic as the mission for which it’s installed. To discover that the exterior camera system that we’re using provides unbridled access to inside cameras to company executives and others is something that we would never expect to hear,” says Al Colombo, a well known author in the security industry.
“There are some security professionals who will ignore this news. They will continue to use these products that knowingly call personal security in question. If you’re selling this product, please do the right thing and dig into the issue further to verify 1) that the allegation is true, and 2) how you can mitigate the risk for existing clients as well as new ones.”
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Verint to acquire Foresee | #TpromoCom #Security #Business #Acquisition | Verint Systems Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Foresee, a leading cloud voice of the customer (VoC) vendor. The Verint-Foresee combination aims to create the market’s most comprehensive omnichannel cloud VoC portfolio available—an analytics-rich offering that will allow organisations to better measure and understand customer experiences and prioritize the improvements that will have the greatest business impact.
The acquisition will add Foresee’s causal modeling, predictive analytics and benchmarking to Verint’s existing omnichannel VoC portfolio. The combination will create a new standard for customer experience (CX), marketing and operational executives who want a unified view of the voice of their customers across digital, voice, surveys, email, chat and social media. Both Verint and Foresee customers will benefit from an innovative vision, backed by the resources and commitment to building the next generation of VoC solutions for organizations looking to elevate their customer experience.
According to Verint, leading industry analysts agree that voice of the customer solutions are required to gain a complete view of the customer experience. Without this focus, organisations are challenged to truly understand the customer journeys and sentiments that help measure CX impact. Analysts emphasise that CX stakeholders inside organisations must transition from channel centric activities to holistic programmes that manage customer interactions in full context across all touchpoints and channels to drive better business outcomes.
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