Planning




  • Mass Shootings Have Become a Pandemic

    The past week of gathering news have been focused on 19 youth and two teachers who were slaughtered when an active shooter entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. And, this was just the start of a week gone horribly wrong.

  • Adding Force Multipliers

    There are more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers in the United States. Impressive, but with a U.S. population of more than 330 million–and growing–they have their work cut out for them.

  • Reducing the Risk

    Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020. And, the Identity Theft Resource Center reports that, as of September 2021, the year-to-date total number of data compromises related to cyberattacks was already 27% higher than for all of 2020. For the public sector, cybersecurity has become a top priority.

  • The Resurgence of LPR

    One noticeable trend on the ISC West show floor this year was the resurgence of License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems.

  • Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

    Authorities say the gunman barricaded himself with his victims in an elementary school classroom.

  • Biden Administration Releases Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan

    The Biden Administration is releasing the first whole-of-government plan to address UAS threats in the Homeland.

  • Vulnerability Risks Within the Energy Sector: Current Risks and Why Going Passwordless is Vital

    In recent years, we’ve seen an influx of cybersecurity threats compromising energy players, from Saudi Aramco in 2012 to the Colonial Pipeline last year, both of which have had the power to halt the flow of fuel to entire states and nations. In fact, a 2019 survey of global utilities by Siemens and the Ponemon Institute showed 56% of respondents reported that, in the last 12 months, their organization experienced at least one attack that resulted in the loss of private data or an outage.

  • Building Trust through Transparency

    With social media rapidly evolving, the call for transparency and accountability inside a law enforcement agency is now necessary to show the world what police do with every interaction.

  • Curbing Security Threats

    Outside of physical attacks, when natural gases are extracted, transported, and refined, invisible gas leaks pose a quieter and consistently costly threat. In fact, the United States oil and natural gas industry loses approximately 1.4 to 2.3 percent of its natural gas from operations due to leaks, each year, according to the EPA.

  • Mostly Ignored Cybersecurity Collaboration is Becoming a Reality

    Times have started changing for the better in the U.S. cybersecurity world. After years of minimal effort to get together to discuss cyberattacks and breaches and share some pertinent data, big companies and the federal government have finally started to collaborate on mitigating big cybersecurity issues.