Industry & ASIS News

By Flora Szatkowski & Ann Longmore-Etheridge


AdvanIDe has established an office in Prague, Czech Republic, for customer support in central and eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

Akamai Technologies, Inc., has acquired Prolexic to enhance its security solutions portfolio.

Aventura Technologies, Inc., has launched free mobile apps for integrators and end users in video management planning and installation.

Avigilon has acquired VideoIQ, Inc., adding a video analytics product line to the surveillance solutions provider.

Convergint Technologies has acquired FSC, a provider of physical security systems and services in eastern Canada.

Deloitte has changed the name of its Security, Privacy, and Resilience practice to Cyber Risk Services.

has launched a mobile app for surveying sites. The Site Survey Wiz­­ard is available for iOS and Android devices.

The new Mobile App Security Working Group is a nonprofit association of mobility, security, and enterprise stakeholders who are seeking to simplify and accelerate the deployment of secure mobile apps in all kinds of environments. Charter members include Mocana, SAP, FireEye, McAfee, and Wind River.

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance has released Version 2.0 of its Area Control Specification. The specification is open to all manufacturers and incorporates access control and intrusion detection profiles.

The Security Industry Association and the County Executives of America have signed a memorandum of understanding to share resources for public safety and emergency management.

Securus Technologies, Inc., has acquired Satellite Tracking of People (STOP), LLC, a provider of GPS-based offender monitoring devices.

SuperCom Ltd. has acquired the Smart ID division of On Track Innovations.


By Ann Longmore-Etheridge

Powell and Huntsman to Headline at 60th Seminar and Exhibits

More than 20,000 professionals worldwide from both the traditional and in­formation security disciplines are anticipated to attend the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Atlanta, September 29 to October 2. Just announced are the keynote speakers for this, the biggest annual security conference in the world. On Tuesday, September 30, attendees will hear former Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, and on the following day, Wednesday, October 1, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will give the morning keynote.

Huntsman. Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four U.S. presidents in critical roles around the world. Huntsman was ap­pointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce and United States Ambassador to Sing­apore by George H. W. Bush. He also served as ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, as deputy assistant secre­tary of commerce for Asia, U.S. trade ambassador, and most recently U.S. ambassador to China, where he served from 2009 to 2011. In 2012, he stood as a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.



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