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Identive Showcases New Access Control Solutions for Business and Government at ASIS 2013

Identive will be showcasing new access control solutions for business and government at the ASIS International show in Chicago, Illinois September 24-27, in Booth 819. “The need to protect people, buildings and data is growing as organizations become more connected and risks increase,” said Jason Hart, chief executive officer of Identive. “Identive’s access control solutions build on our 25+ year heritage of trust and reliability to address evolving trends in both the government and business markets. At ASIS we’ll be highlighting new solutions that enable affordable, high assurance security in...

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BSides Myself in Los Angeles

Last week I met a guy who stole $17 million dollars in an afternoon.  And then gave it all back – to the bank that hired him as a white hat hacker to test their security controls. These are the kinds of people you will meet at a Security BSides event, like the one I attended in Los Angeles last week. Not your typical conference, and nowhere near a typical trade show, BSides’ stated goal is to “mash up the local security community with the best open thinkers from around...

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Identive Secures New Green Build Terminal for San Diego International Airport

Identive has expanded the implementation of its HIRSCH access control system at San Diego International Airport to provide integrated physical access and security for the airport’s newly redesigned Terminal 2, known as the ‘Green Build.’ “Since its first installation 15 years ago, the HIRSCH access control system has grown with the airport and met our evolving security and performance needs,” said Clint Welch, Aviation Security Manager for San Diego International Airport. “The Green Build further increases our capacity, but also raises the number of personnel supporting our passengers and airlines....

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Identive Group Expands Executive Team With Promotion of Stephen Healy to EVP, Access Control and Security

Identive is excited to announce the appointment of Stephen Healy to the company’s executive management team as Executive Vice President, Access Control and Security. Previously, Healy served as Vice President and General Manager, Access Control and Security. In his new role, he will continue to manage Identive’s physical access control business, which provides integrated security solutions under the company’s industry-leading HIRSCH brand to customers in the government, enterprise, education, healthcare and critical infrastructure markets globally. Ayman S. Ashour, chairman and CEO of Identive Group, commented, “Steve is an accomplished executive...

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Data Breaches Heating Up, Can They Be Cooled Down?

“If you don’t think you have been hacked, you just don’t know it yet.” – Richard Clarke, Former Presidential Anti-Terrorist Advisor As more organizations enter the digital world, it is more imperative than ever that security professionals become cognizant of the new risks surrounding data management. While securing company data and ensuring privacy from outsiders is crucial to business, insider threats also remain a prominent problem to the enterprise. The latest State of Network Security 2013 survey found that over two-thirds of respondents rated the threat from within – whether from accidental data...

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Shoppers Opt for Self-Service Kiosks and Mobile Loyalty Programs

According to a recent study by global payment provider WorldPay, today’s mobile-savvy consumer prefers to use their handset for in-store activities such as show-rooming ( 46%), checking prices (45%) and downloading coupons (7%) rather than solely payment. While the vast majority of mobile buzz of late has been centered around payments, there are still a plethora of apps outside of the cashless world that can enhance and expedite the retail experience of tomorrow. A third of shoppers regularly use self-checkout and one (1) in five (5) favor self-service kiosks given...

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Do NFC Phones Need an App Installed to Scan Tags?

Do NFC-equipped phones still need an app installed in order to scan tags or is it a some do/some don’t sort of thing?  Thanks for the inquiry! Simply stated, it’s not necessary to download an app just to read and/or scan a tag. As long as the NFC toggle switch in the phone settings is turned to “ON,” it will enable your equipped handset to read the tags. In addition, there are also many free apps that can be downloaded that will allow a user to write to a tag and...

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