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The recent global cyber attack demonstrates how vulnerable many organizations are to the ongoing cyber security challenges today. Patrick Woods, Missouri Highway Patrol CISO spoke at Elliott’s recent “Security Technology Summit” about the Internet of Things (IOT) and its never-ending connectivity of nearly everything in our lives. As Patrick summarized, it is very convenient to have a refrigerator, thermostat, or hot water heater that can be managed remotely but do you really know if these devices are protected and are not being compromised. You cannot protect everything, but you can start with the most common ways that data is compromised.

1. Your Trash Can. Still one of the number one ways that a crook can steal you...

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Security Technology can Diffuse Organization's
Domestic Violence Threat

Elliott Data Systems recently hosted a “Security Technology Summit” event consisting of industry speakers sharing knowledge on various security issues confronting organizations such as schools, government offices, churches, and corporations.

One of our key speakers, Travis Blankenship of Threat Assessment Consultants,
presented an interesting discussion on violence in the workplace and schools.

At the end of the presentation, during the Q&A period, Travis was asked...

“What do you consider the most prominent threat to
schools and corporations?”

His answer was domestic violence.

At first, your reaction may be, how can technology help prevent domes...

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Campus Safety Magazine
4 Ways to Improve School Visitor Management
By Eric Schaeffer June 22, 2016

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The right policies, building design, and electronic security solutions can overcome many of the weaknesses associated with paper logs and low-tech visitor name tags.


There are a host of reasons why a school would want to screen people before they can enter the building, ranging from fear of violence to unresolved custody disputes, to the need to keep track of everyone in the building in case of an emergency. Read Article

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Secure Your Organization & Leave a Lasting Impression-Organizations across the country are personalizing their ID cards using unique tactile designs to enhance security. A tactile impression is fused into the card laminate as each card is printed by Datacard’s CD800 CLM desktop ID printer. This intriguing card feature not only produces an additional physical layer of security but also contributes to the organization’s brand displayed on the ID card. This security element is tamper evident and very difficult to replicate effectively protecting people, facilities, and critical assets through a visual identification that is easily validated in hand. Learn more about Tactile Impression and other ID card security features: Credential Security

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Organizations across the country are personalizing their ID cards using unique tactile designs to enhance security. A tactile impression is fused into the card laminate as each card is printed by Datacard’s CD800 CLM desktop ID printer. This intriguing card feature not only produces an additional physical layer of security but also contributes to the organization’s brand displayed on the ID card. This security element is tamper evident and very difficult to replicate effectively protecting people, facilities, and critical assets through a visual identification that is easily validated in hand.
Learn more about Tactile Impression and other ID card security features: Credential Security


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Access Control Final Exam

By Michael Fickes September 1st, 2016

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Here's an article that describes a campus security breach at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's this type of incident that has induced college campuses across the nation to evaluate and explore ways to increase security. This article outlines how access control can be used for everyday security measures and as a preventative measure to avoid severely dangerous encounters students and staff could face. Read Article

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