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by Greg Hill
Last update March 6, 2020
Greg Hill, June 15, 2014
Within businesses, security issues, and their consequences for the general public, saturate the news. With large organizations, even those with substantial budgets, well financed IT/IS departments and resources dedicated to system security, often do not do an appreciably better job than smaller enterprises with fewer resources and either no plan or a largely ineffective one. Most recently eBay and Target are alarming examples, and although those garner the most attention, as destructive both financially and to public peace of mind, the area of greatest concern is largely overlooked. These are the entities Homeland Security defines as Critical Infrastructure, ?the backbone of our nation?s economy, security and health.? This paper will examine the threats to which these types of organizations are vulnerable, as well as the common mistakes being made that increase their susceptibility to the risks. Poorly planned and ineffectively implemented security measures may result in unintended consequences such as the loss of productivity and business confidentiality will also be examined. Finally, a template for developing an effective security plan will be included. Download the paper here.
Colorado Convention Center, September 10-14, 2019
by FreshBaked Staff, August 27, 2019
CEDIA brings the major players in the electronics manufacturing industry together with companies that integrate and install their products in peoples' homes. Think home theatres, media rooms, security systems, whole house audio, environmental controls and smart home devices, among others. Major manufacturers will be showing their latest products: Biggies like Sony, Samsung, and LG will bring the newest TVs and projectors. Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Harmon Kardon, JBL, Sonos and others bring the latest and best in sound tech. Over 500 vendors will be demonstrating the best ways to automate, enhance, and protect the home. It will be a wonderland of design and function ideas to stimulate the imagination for what any home can become. Do not miss it. We will be there, so watch this space for details.
by Greg Hill, April 5, 2014
Due to a personal emergency, I am not able to attend the NABShow in person this year, which presents a great opportunity to see just how much of the show you can really experience as a "virtual attendee". Of course, nothing can replace the thrill of entering the show floor, the face to face contact with like-minded individuals, the fabulous food and drink, the entertainment, and the parties. Well, obviously, virtual attendance is not the way to go if you can be there in person, but since I have no choice, this is the best I can do.
For those who don't know, NAB stands for the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show has been one of the most important events in the year of any company in the broadcasting and entertainment distribution business. When I worked in TV and radio, executives of the stations always attended to see what was new in the industry and participate in the educational sessions, while looking at possible new equipment purchases and shows to fill holes in their schedules. When I moved over to the broadcast software industry, the firm at which I was employed maintained a booth and usually obtained significant business every year. The industry has had at least one paradigm shift in the past decade or two, expanding the horizons of everyone involved, and changing the show to today's version, best described by the NABShow proprietors themselves:
CES and NAB have a lot of overlapping areas, but CES targets electronic devices, mainly television screens and SmartPhones, while NAB is primarily about delivering content (audio and video programs). Interestingly, both mega shows are including more and more content creation exhibitors as time goes on, mainly due to the democratization of the production industry, which has expanded the sources of creation from a few networks and studios to anyone with a SmartPhone.
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