Sage Conversations

The Great Conversation Forum and Review

Posted on Wed, Nov 12, 2014

After finishing two intense days (October 27 and 28 in Virginia), with their peers reviewing best practices, innovations, and case studies, the executives invited to The Great Conversation and the Next Generation Security Leader program agreed, the forum impacted them in profound ways.

The forum started with the Security Executive Council’s (SEC) Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) program. Francis D’Addario, SEC Emeritus Faculty Lead and former CSO of Starbucks, facilitated close to 100 senior executives through a powerful series of sessions designed to inform, inspire, and create the context for innovation within their risk, resilience, and security programs.

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Tags: Next Generation Security Leader, The Great Conversation, Leadership event, executive leadership

Video Surveillance Ensures Safety, Security, and the Customer Experience

Posted on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The Ice Palace is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Built in 1999, the Ice Palace has served as the home arena for SKA St. Petersburg and been primarily used for ice hockey games. Beyond ice hockey, the arena hosts concerts, fairs, circus shows, exhibitions, and acts as a skating rink. The five-story building can hold up to 12,300 people.

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Tags: The Great Conversation, Security, IP cameras, Exacq, video management system (VMS) software

13 Steps to a Successful PSIM Implementation

Posted on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Authored by Bob Banerjee, Senior Director, Training and Development, NICE

I was asked a few weeks back to host a webinar. When I was told I could pick my own topic, it got me to thinking. I speak at security conferences throughout the year and host PSIM Workshops as well. The one question that always comes up is:

“What can I do to make my PSIM deployment successful?”

So to answer this question, I went on a fact finding mission. My methodology was simple: I interviewed organizations and consultants that had implemented PSIM to gather the lessons they learned along the way. The result is list of best practices that were common sense but surprisingly insightful as well. I’ve summarized some of these below.

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Tags: The Great Conversation, Security, PSIM, NICE Systems

Taminco Chemicals Plant Uses Video Monitoring for Security, Compliance and Business Process Optimization

Posted on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Taminco Chemicals plays a role in nearly everything consumers use as the leading alkyl amines and derivatives producer in the world developing food additives, soaps, fuels, and more. To monitor and record all daily activity in its U.S. manufacturing facilities, Taminco has deployed video management software (VMS) for overseeing employee safety while delivering hazardous chemicals to and from manufacturing and ensuring compliance with federal regulations.

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Tags: Next Generation Security Leader, 'The Great Conversation', video management software, Milestone video system, sophisticated surveillance system

Aligning the Business Case With Safety & Security Video Surveillance and Stakeholder Value

Posted on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Ridley College is an internationally recognized co-educational boarding school in Ontario, Canada, noted for inspiring leadership, igniting creativity, and nurturing the human spirit in a world of infinite possibilities. Ridley College currently has an enrollment of more than 600 students from 40 countries.

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Tags: The Great Conversation, Security, Arecont Vision, exacqVision, video Management system, Axis, IP cameras, scalability

Practice Leader Weighs In On Insider Threats

Posted on Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Dr. Michael Gelles is a riveting speaker with big ideas supported by a firm that cultivates great ideas. At Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mike is a director with the Federal Practice in Washington, D.C. His focus areas are in human capital management, systems, and operations.

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Tags: Next Generation Security Leader, Security Executive Council, The Sage Group, risk, leadership, 'The Great Conversation', resilience, innovation, Insider Threats

Best Choice for Video Surveillance at International Port

Posted on Thu, Oct 02, 2014


Jebel Ali Port is the flagship port of DP World, a leader in international marine terminal operations and development, logistics, and related services. The port is the world's largest man-made harbor and the largest container port between Rotterdam and Singapore. Located 35 kilometers to the southwest of Dubai on the United Arab Emirates Arabian Gulf coast, the port’s strategic geographic location has enabled it to act as a maritime link between the Middle East and the western hemisphere. It is a technologically advanced facility, employing state-of-the-art equipment and is a model for the industry and the region in everything from size to efficiency and security.

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Tags: The Sage Group, The Great Conversation, Security, megapixel camera, security risk assessment, external video surveillance system

Do You Want to Know How to Think About Big Data for Security?

Posted on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

By Frank Kennedy, Director of Global Sales, PPM

What is “big data?”

Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data—so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data, and it is more than simply a matter of size; it is an opportunity to find insights into new and emerging types of data and content, to make your business more agile and to answer questions that were previously considered beyond your reach.1

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Tags: The Great Conversation, PPM, data managment, big data analytics, security intelligence

Protecting Data Centers

Posted on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

By: Danny Garrido, President, Traka USA

Protecting Data Centers provides a unique challenge for security professionals. Access control to these areas is important because they house highly sensitive business information.
Data is growing at an exponential rate, which means Data Centers and security surrounding that data is growing alongside with it. As companies in all sectors—including health care, retail, finance, and government—build these infrastructures, there are many standards to choose from when it comes to how to best secure that data and the facility that houses it. Yet as data centers continue to grow to keep up with the demand, seemingly, the security measures to protect companies’ most sensitive information are not receiving the same priority.

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Tags: The Sage Group, Security, 'The Great Conversation', Traka, data centers, hacking, critical server access

A Ring of Protection Recipe for Secure City Collaboration

Posted on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Eight cities covering more than 200 square miles around the greater Minneapolis area have created a unique collaboration that may be a recipe for success that others might follow.

The eight cities formed a valuable relationship by connecting the municipalities’ video surveillance to protect citizens and quickly resolve incidents that can cross between their borders. They now have city-specific control over their monitoring but can quickly
connect with neighboring cities at the time and context of need.

The process included the following steps:

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Tags: Security, 'The Great Conversation', camera, Milestone, IP video management software, open platform technology, Pro-Tec, surveillance