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Tyco Security Products Road Show Series: Complete & Unified Security Solutions

Tyco Security Products presents its new complete and unified security solution in a series of Road Show stops across the United States this summer. Visit one of these events to hear from Tyco leaders and end users, network with industry professionals and see a demo of our latest product innovations. 

Our Road Shows include:

Road Show

Register for a Road Show near you and learn more about our complete security solutions.

Tyco Security Products Technology Partner for NIST Cybersecurity Best Practices Guide for the Financial Services Sector

NISTThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed an IT asset management and cybersecurity best practices guide for the financial services sector.  Tyco Security Products served as a collaborating vendor for the creation of this guide. The guide provides a comprehensive view of how to implement standards-based cybersecurity technologies to reduce vulnerabilities, improve response to security alerts and increase resilience. Security engineers and installers will find examples of installation, configuration and integration tips to increase cybersecurity resilience.

Cybersecurity Risk Factors

IT asset management (ITAM) lays the foundation to implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy. Consider risk factors like size, sophistication, risk tolerance and threat landscape. Often the challenge users face is tracking a diverse set of hardware and software. Lack of control of the entire system is another challenge confronted by companies. Many have several different third-party technologies and various contractors involved, which makes a standard across the products a challenge.

Financial Services NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide

The guide details security characteristics and best practices for addressing security controls that should be considered by security program managers. Learn more about:

  • Managing assets connected to the enterprise network
  • Developing accountability
  • Detecting and alert authorities
  • Develop software restriction policies
  • Tracking assets on the system
  • Reducing risk on data encryption, authentication, incident reporting, scanning and more

13ITL002_nccoe_logoIf you have feedback on the guide or further questions email financial_nccoe@nist.gov.

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of NIST, addresses businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity problems with practical, standards-based example solutions using commercially available technologies.

Download the guide.

Learn more about Tyco Security Products cyber protection program.

Cybersecurity Acronyms

As with any industry, there are a slew of acronyms that are used. Cybersecurity is no different. To completely understand the standards and best practices for cybersecurity, you must understand the various groups and terminology being used.

Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection Program

Developed over five years from providing critical solutions to the U.S. Government and other multi-national customers, Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection Program is one of the first in the industry to offer a holistic, six-part approach to cyber security for physical security products. We have effectively worked with government agencies to meet the appropriate standards and validations. Below is an explanation of many of the various cyber security groups and common terminology used.

FIPS

Federal information Processing Standards (FIPS) are a set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with agencies.

Having a FIPS validation ensures that encryption completed properly. Test results are validated by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), yet another acronym.

FISMA

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets against threats.  View the Tyco Security Products FISMA-ready configuration guidelines. These guidelines apply to Software House CCURE 9000 and American Dynamics victor video management system (VMS) software and VideoEdge network video recorders.

NERC

The North American Electric Reliabilty Corporation (NERC) is a non-profit organization that works with all stakeholders to develop standards for power system operation, monitoring and enforcing compliance with those standards.

NERC CIP

NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is 9 standards and 45 requirements covering the security of electronic perimeters and the protection of critical cyber assets as well as personnel and training, security management and disaster recovery planning. View the Tyco NERC-CIP V5 ready configuration guidelines for Software House CCURE and iStar.

DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) agency that provides information technology (IT) and communications support to any individual or system contributing to the defense of the United States.

SRG

Security Requirement Guide (SRG) is compilation of singular, actionable statements that comprise a security control or security best. An SRG is used by DISA field security operations and vendor guide developers to build security technical implementation guides (STIGs). I know we cannot stop with the acronyms. A STIG is a guide for implementing IT systems within the DoD. View the Tyco DISA security requirements for VideoEdge using the General Purpose Operating System SRG.

SANS

System Administration Networking and Security (SANS) released Top 20 security vulnerabilities. These are security controls for protecting a network. VideoEdge and victor have been designed and have had the necessary features implemented to assist our installers and users with configuring their networks in the manner they need to implement the SANS controls they elect.

Learn more about our cyber protection program.

New Regional Sales Manager – Midwest

American Dynamics introduces Dan Howard as the new Area Sales Manager for the Midwest. He will oversee sales activities for American Dynamics VideoEdge video recorders, victor video management system, storage solutions and monitors in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. Dan resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dan brings a vast knowledge of video surveillance systems and IP cameras. Most recently, he was a regional sales manager for a video security company.

Dan Howard

Dan Howard
danhoward@tycoint.com
+1.440.552.2063

If you have any American Dynamics questions, please contact Dan. We look forward to working with you.

See Tyco Security Products at IFSEC 2016

IFSEC

IFSEC 2016

June 21 – 23, 2016
ExCel London
London, UK
Stand D-1100
Event Site

Tyco Security Products will be unveiling an exciting new concept at IFSEC this year and will showcase how our products and brands integrate to become a Total Solutions Provider for all your security requirements. To enjoy this experience, follow the simple instructions below to download our free app.

IFSEC App

Step 1: Download the free TSP App from www.tyco-tsp.com

Step 2: Launch the app

Step 3: Register as requested and skip any tutorials

Step 4: Press the icon at the bottom and ‘allow’ access to the camera if requested

Step 5: Hold your device up to the ‘Tyco Security Products’ scan point (logo) below to reveal a taste of what to expect on our stand.

TSP Logo

Visit us at IFSEC on 21st – 23rd June, Stand D1100 to see MORE animations and how our solutions allow our customers to see more, do more and save more.

The PC & Wireless Shop Selects Tyco Security Products Edge Solution

Challenge

The PC & Wireless Shop located in Canandaigua, NY is a leading local retailer and service provider in cellular phones, custom-built computers and laptops, IP security cameras, PBX phone systems and customer service.

The PC & Wireless Shop needed to upgrade its video surveillance system. With the new system, they wanted to better utilize space and find a cost-effective way to capture high quality video.

PC & Wireless Shop

Solution

Illustra-fisheye-camera_PC-Wireless-SHopThe PC & Wireless Shop selected Tyco Security Products edge technology with Illustra IP cameras pre-installed with exacqVision Edge video management system (VMS) software installed directly on the IP camera. Each IP camera acts as its own server, recording video to an onboard SD card. Tyco’s edge recording solution eliminates the need for a server while saving bandwidth and expenses.

The Illustra Edge cameras fully cover the 5,000 square foot space in the shop including the sales floor, warehouse and backroom. The
new Illustra IP cameras drastically improved the image quality.

The onboard exacqVision VMS software gives the Shop owner and employees a full-featured, intuitive VMS software to quickly search video.

 

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Benefits

Tyco’s edge solution improved image quality, installation and configuration, while saving store owners time and money.

  • Eliminates the need for server
  • Saves money on hardware and installation costs
  • Install faster with pre-configured VMS software directly on IP camera
  • Improves  reliability with video stored on SD card
  • Betters image quality to see critical details

Read the entire case study

See How Illustra Edge Works

American Dynamics Holis New Features Enhance Security

American Dynamics introduces an updated version of Holis network video recorders (NVR). The latest Holis NVR firmware offer enhanced security features.
Holis 4 and 8-channel NVRs provide easy to deploy, affordable solutions for small security applications. Each Holis NVR stores up to 8TB of video.
New in this release:
  • Support for Dutch and Italian translations in the GUI
  • Enhanced security with automatic redirection to change default password
  • Improved usability with web browser 5-minute timeout removed

Download the updated Holis firmware now.

ISC West Session: The Convergence of Physical and Cyber Security

Physical and cyber attackers have more sophisticated tools and understanding of network-based systems than ever before, shining a spotlight in particular on the vulnerabilities of security implementations.

CCU

This ISC West session will provide an overview of the four levels of physical security threats beyond perimeter, perimeter, boundary and volumetric security, and present best practices to ensure cyber security readiness.

ISC West Session
The Convergence of Physical and Cyber Security:
Recognizing the Readiness of IP-based Systems

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PDT
ISC West
Sands Expo Center
Room 302
Session Overview

Presenters

WallaceDavid Wallace
Founder & CEO, Surveillance One

BrownWilliam L. Brown, Jr.
Sr. Engineering Manager, Tyco Security Products

We hope to see you at this important ISC West Session. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Visit our Cyber Protection Program page for more information.

Camosun College Utilizes Tyco Security Products for Complete Security Solution

Challenge

Camosun College is a multi-campus, community college with a student population of approximately 16,000. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, the college offers more than 160 academic programs and includes two campuses.

With new construction taking place on campus along with renovation, Camosun College sought an integrated security solution that could integrate with their existing Kantech access control system and existing cameras while also cost-effectively upgrading to newer, easier to use IP technology.

Camosun College

Solution

Camosun College selected Tyco Security Products to provide a complete security solution. Tyco’s video surveillance, intrusion and access control system allowed the college greater control to operate all security systems from one, easy-to-use interface.

EntraPass

Benefits

  • Saves time and money with faster response to critical alarms
  • Quicker investigations and simpler for employees to navigate
  • Easy operation through one integrated interface
  • Cost-effective migration from analog to IP video system
  • Support for entire security system from one company
  • Protect campus’ students, staff and visitors
Camosun Case Study

Innovative Products from Tyco Security Products Get Awarded in China

DSC PowerSeries Neo and Visonic PowerMaster-10 were awarded a&s 2015 Top 10 Intelligent Security Solutions, and Top 10 Alarm Security Product respectively for the breakthrough PowerG technology.

Awards

As the premier industry media, a&s elected the Top 10 product/solution based on stringent standards, open testing, as well as consultation from security experts. The results of this testing provides integrators, installers and end-users a valuable reference when selecting products for their projects.