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FutureCon New Jersey Cyber Security Conference

FutureCon offers an opportunity to network and learn from Cybersecurity Professionals from within the state of New Jersey. The folks behind FutureCon are an experienced bunch within the Security space but also from organizing events. This year alone they’ve organized over a dozen events.

New Jersey CyberSecurity Conference

FutureCon Events brings high-level Cyber Security Training discovering cutting-edge security approaches, managing risk in the ever-changing threat of the cybersecurity workforce. Join us as we talk with a panel of C-level executives who have effectively mitigated the risk of Cyber Attacks. Educating C-suite executives and CISOs (chief information security officers) on the global cybercrime epidemic, […]

Data Connectors New Jersey Tech-Security

The New Jersey Cyber Security Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current cyber-security issues such as cloud security, email security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security & more. We give away numerous prizes including cash and gift cards up to $100, the latest tech gadgets and much more! You’ll come away […]

Premier CIO Forum – New Jersey

Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.

Social Engineering Conference (SECON 2017)

Social engineering (SE) is costing companies and individuals literally billions of dollars in losses. Ransomware’s primary delivery mechanism is via SE. Ransomware projected by the FBI to be a billion-dollar business not including the $75 billion in lost productivity. Whaling/CEO fraud has costs over $3billion in the last three years and these are only those […]

Investing in America’s Security: Cybersecurity Issues

The Symposium’s keynote address will be delivered by Milan Patel of K2 Intelligence, formerly the FBI’s Cyber Division Chief Technology Officer. Speakers include NJCCIC Director Michael Geraghty. NJCU students pursuing their D.Sc. degree will present academic research posters and a panel of experts will discuss careers in cyber security.

Data Connectors New Jersey Tech-Security

Data Connectors’ technology security conferences are focused on providing you with the latest best practices, products and services available to the community right now in an educational environment.

N.J. Bill Would Ease Cops’ Access to Private Videos

A New Jersey bill designed to make it easier for law enforcement to use private, outdoor video cameras in investigations was approved earlier this week by an Assembly panel. The legislation would let municipalities, through an ordinance, establish a registry that would allow any owner of a private outdoor video surveillance camera to voluntarily register the camera with the local police department.

Genetec Security Center Helps MetLife Stadium Optimize Its Security Infrastructure

Genetec ™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, announced that MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) —home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets— has installed the Genetec Security Center system in its 82,500-seat stadium. MetLife Stadium is one of the largest outdoor sports and entertainment venues in the US and […]

In New Jersey, A Call For More Video Surveillance At Atlantic City Casinos

Long view of the Maryland Live Casino poker room. Facial images have been blurred by the casino to protect player identities. (Courtesy photo.) Long view of the Maryland Live poker room, via one of the casino’s pan-tilt-zoom surveillance cameras. Faces in the screencap have been blurred by casino officials to protect player identities. (Courtesy photo.) In my story on the front page of Sunday’s print edition about the surveillance operation at Maryland Live Casino , I mentioned that Rob Norton, the property’s president and general manager, asked me at one point if I’d ever seen “Casino.” He was specifically referring to the scene where Robert De Niro — who plays Tangiers boss Ace Rothstein – explains the way things work in the gambling world: In Vegas, everybody’s gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I’m watching the casino manager. And the eye in the sky is watching us all. “You can quote from that,” Norton told me. “It’s still pretty accurate.” But the notion that every casino is watching (or at least recording) everybody, at all times, isn’t exactly true. Consider what’s happening in New Jersey, where one lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require Atlantic City casinos to put surveillance […]

Jersey City Police “Eye In The Sky” Monitoring Journal Square Travelers

Holiday shoppers and travelers passing through Journal Square will be under the watchful gaze of a Jersey City Police Department “eye in the sky” which is an elevated booth that can accommodate police officers and is fitted with closed circuit video cameras, officials said today. The “eye in the sky” is located on Journal Square Plaza near the fountain at Kennedy Boulevard and Bergen Avenue. It stands about 25-feet-tall, has flood lights, cameras pointed in several directions, the capacity to transmit video live for officers to monitor at a remote location and it records all video captured by its cameras. “It is there for the high volume of people during the holiday season,” Jersey City Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said this afternoon. “The police department is constantly redeploying its assets throughout the city.” A 36-year-old Jersey City man making his commute home at 5:20 p.m. tonight said he imagines the tower is a useful deterrent to thieves and other criminals but noted, “I didn’t even notice it was there” after having walking past the imposing structure. A cab driver waiting to pick up passengers nearby said he didn’t feel the location of the surveillance tower was well chosen. He pointed at three security cameras nearby on the side of Duane Reade and Santander Bank which are apparently monitored by the Port Authority, saying “I don’t know why they put it there, there are cameras everywhere here.” The cabbie added, “If someone wants to do something, then they are […]

Progressive Technologies Used For Surveillance On Moving Waterway Ferries

The 8 million annual passengers that travel the New York Harbor on NY Waterway ferries now do so more safely; they are protected by an extensive, state-of-the-art video surveillance system. The safety system includes hundreds of Interlogix IP and analog cameras, transmitted from moving ferries to a land-based security command center via a fast-roaming wireless mesh network based on multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) by Fluidmesh Networks. Interlogix is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. interlogix_casestudy    PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERLOGIX NY Waterway is the nation’s largest privately owned commuter ferry company, transporting 30,000 riders a day between 22 landings and terminals along a 100-mile corridor in the Hudson and East rivers and upper New York Harbor. While the company has always placed a high priority on security, monitoring real-time events on 35 ferries traveling up to 45 miles per hour, often in harsh weather conditions, can be a major challenge. The solution, paid for through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, deployed Interlogix cameras connected via Fluidmesh’s MPLS-based wireless mesh network. The network spans the service area and provides seamless connectivity to transmit live video from the ferries, terminals and landings for review by company security personnel. “With this system we can now share information quickly, accurately and in real time with our port partners — New York City Police Department, New Jersey State Police and federal agencies — which is really the key to an effective emergency […]

CaughtOnCamera: New Jersey Mall Surveillance Video Released

Newly released surveillance video shows and armed Richard Shoop walking calming through a mall in New Jersey before taking his own life. (Source: WNBC/CNN) PARAMUS, NJ (CNN) – Calm, cool and collected. That’s how the shooter who opened fire in a New Jersey mall appears in newly released surveillance video. On the video, Richard Shoop is seen roaming the mall, weapon in hand, moments before taking his own life. Initially, there were reports the shooter had fired at security cameras, which turned out to be untrue. Five of cameras caught the shooter, Richard Shoop, 20, as he moved through the mall firing several rounds. In the incident earlier in November, horrified shoppers hid behind doorways, panicked employees ran for their lives, as the shooter – cloaked in all black and wearing a helmet – stalked the aisles of the Garden State Plaza carrying a rifle modified to look like an AK47. Chilling 911 calls were released just last week. Caller 1: Somebody is shooting up Garden State Plaza right now. 911 operator: Somebody is shooting? Caller 1: Somebody is shooting up Garden State Plaza right now and I’m in the bathroom at (inaudible). 911 operator: OK, stay on the phone with me, sweetheart. Callers cowered in hiding spots throughout the mall. Hundreds remained trapped for hours. 911 operator: How many people are in the bathroom with you? Caller 2: There’s three. 911 operator: Are they in your store? Caller 2: Yes. Hundreds remained trapped for hours. Caller 3: I’m […]

Englewood NJ Council To Take Up Issue Of Video Surveillance In Business District

ENGLEWOOD — A plan to place the city’s downtown business district under video surveillance will be discussed at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. Businesses line Palisade Avenue in downtown Englewood. Businesses line Palisade Avenue in downtown Englewood. If approved, Englewood would be the first municipality in Bergen County to have a police video surveillance system. North Bergen has had surveillance cameras in its commercial areas since 2009. Police Chief Arthur O’Keefe asked the council in September to install 40 cameras along Palisade Avenue to help solve crimes and prevent a variety of illegal activities. The cameras would be attached to utility poles at intersections from Engle Street to the war memorial monument. Police would monitor the cameras and keep the footage for 90 days. The system would cost $300,000, which O’Keefe has said would come from forfeiture funds provided by federal agencies and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. The system would be modeled after one now used by New York City, O’Keefe said, and could expand in time to cover city parks, pools and other public areas. Palisade Avenue was chosen as the first place to install cameras because it draws 40,000 to 60,000 vehicles and countless people every day and attracts large crowds for parades and community events. The council is taking up the discussion as city merchants prepare for the holiday season, when shoppers flock to downtown to buy gifts and patronize local restaurants. The chief told the council in September that surveillance cameras could have […]