As a Security Director, I spent a lot of time seeking a single solution that would fulfill all my physical security operational needs — like bending an access control system (ACS) a bit to perform..
“What is cyber resiliency?” is the question that started off HiveWatch’s latest webinar, “Building Cyber Resiliency in a Physical World.”
“Noise” in a global security operations center (GSOC) refers to the numerous alarms coming in for operators to analyze and address. Amongst this “noise” are legitimate security alerts that need to be addressed immediately, crowded by completely false alarms triggered..
In the midst of Healthcare Safety and Security Week, it’s important to acknowledge the changing landscape of the healthcare industry and the measures required to protect patients, staff, and visitors..
Another physical security trade show has passed and while GSX 2023 in Dallas was smaller than ISC West held each spring, the quality of conversations were something to write home about. This is especially true of the many teams of end-user decision makers that walked..
Come for the networking, stay for the education… or is it the other way around? Either way, heading to GSX 2023 in Dallas is the best opportunity to experience a little of both.
Going into our latest webinar alongside Security Magazine, 54% of attendees said the biggest challenge their security program faces is budget,..
Of the many areas where HiveWatch seeks to break the mold in the security industry, our approach to Customer Success is among the most unique.
“We need to order an expander for this thing,” the Command Center Operator told me as I reviewed the updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). In front of me was a massive desktop display with..
It’s no secret that threat actors are becoming more sophisticated. Whether it’s cyber crime or in-person threats, security isn’t innovating quickly enough or maturing fast enough to catch up. No one is feeling this pain more than those in the retail sector.
There’s a shift happening in global security operations centers (GSOCs). Centralized monitoring and response from a GSOC is often done for a global enterprise across multiple locations, but more..
In a global security operations center (GSOC), operators are making decisions about the safety and wellbeing of assets and people. A lot of the challenges across security programs involve many of these decisions being made reactively, which can cause burnout and..
Here’s the deal. Budgets are tightening or staying flat. The recent State of the Industry report from Genetec found that 34% of respondents said..
The security industry is, of course, ever-changing. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of industry trends and progressions to make sure you’re..
As the global threat landscape evolves and security resources remain limited, security leaders have had to re-think historic approaches to security..
Leading security industry online portal announces top products after more than 1,650 security pros participate in online voting El Segundo, Calif., Nov. 2, 2022 — HiveWatch, a physical security..
In our webinar we invited representatives of key C-suite stakeholders to discuss how physical security leaders can navigate buy-in for security. Our panelists gave valuable insights into how and when..
It’s not a secret that physical and cyber security teams are still operating in completely different spheres. And in many regards, cybersecurity protocols are lightyears ahead of the game. It’s..
A lot of companies say all the right things about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), but when it comes to implementation, it’s easy to fall short. For the most part, many companies struggle to..
HiveWatch Volunteer Day It was the middle of summer with July coming to a close. Though HiveWatch had already had a busy summer with kicking off a performance review cycle for the first time and ramping up to an important physical security industry conference, we..
Machine Learning (ML) should not be confused or used interchangeably with AI (Artificial Intelligence). ML is a subcategory of AI that uses algorithms to recognize patterns from data and..
When we started building HiveWatch in 2020, we had a vision of what the modern Physical Security Program would look like. HiveWatch has been quietly working over the last two years to understand the pains of security professionals and how to address them head on. As..
Security doesn’t scale! Now before you get offended and stop reading, consider where we are as an industry today and how much we’ve evolved over the past 5, 10, 15, 50 years. Sure, there has been great innovation across certain products: Camera resolution is higher..
In the security industry, “The Channel” is discussed in hushed tones and dark corners; this omnipresent thing that mustn’t be disturbed, or the industry as we know it will cease to exist. Or so that is the reality that is typically portrayed. The fear of disrupting The..
It’s clear that despite recent layoffs in the tech industry and general unease about the economy, there are still significant gaps in the number of jobs available and the amount of workers available..
Before HiveWatch became a software company, it was a service organization. That service organization (formerly known as RAS Watch) is what is now our virtual GSOC (vGSOC). I interviewed our GSOC..
‘Wearing the pants’ has taken on an entirely new meaning after two years at home, thanks to COVID. Gone are the days of stockings, ties, and cufflinks; but now even just putting on pants is a..
I never thought that taking a job as a Customer Support Specialist would be the bridge that helped me identify on a deeper level with who I am - but here we are. It all started when I found out that HiveWatch was taking an active role in Hermosa Beach’s Pride weekend...
Taking a new approach to anything is never easy. For so long, security decisions were made by security leaders; but as the lines blur between IT and physical security, and as more security devices..