SIMS Software, a Double Platinum Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, which is widely recognized as the industry leader in security information management systems for the government and defense industries, is pleased to announce the company is a Returning Sponsor in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
Traditionally, SIMS has supported the U.S. Department of Defense’s stringent requirements of protecting classified and sensitive information as prescribed in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), which was established by an Executive Order in 1993 (EO 12829).
The company has a proven track record of performing this mission for the last 39 years and counting.
Founded by a Navy Veteran in 1983, SIMS remains the pre-eminent industrial security information management tool for the Defense Industrial Base and extensive high-profile government agencies.
However, their relevance doesn’t end with the DoD. Who doesn’t possess sensitive data that is paramount to remain “internal” to the respective organization?
In today’s modern threatscape, holistic security goes beyond protecting the perimeter fence and preventing break-ins or triggering alarm bells; it’s about locking down the lifeblood of your organization.
It is critical to know who controls and has access to highly sensitive data and where it resides, particularly as evidenced during the COVID-19 era with a dispersed workforce working remotely.
As such, your security toolset must evolve, as has SIMS Software. For example, Insider Threats have become a widely used buzzword, but how do you define what it means?
Is it simply the latest spy case between U.S. citizens and foreign adversaries trying to steal our most valuable secrets?
Certainly, that is a legitimate and ongoing concern.
However, shouldn’t we consider egregious policy violations inside of any organization as an Insider Threat incident?
What are the repercussions if sensitive matters are disclosed to the public at large or worse yet, the press?
Being able to report, review, track trends over time and analyze individuals for questionable and repeated abnormal behavior patterns is paramount.
And it is just as important to be able to share that data across the proper functional representatives inside your organization that can roll up into a real-time Dashboard at your fingertips to present statistics for proper investigation and decisioning.
This can originate with your internal “security” team and be shared with human resources, legal/compliance, IT, and even senior leadership as appropriate.
In the last few years, SIMS has focused on expanding its Incident reporting capabilities, to include Insider Threats.
The Incidents are customizable to the events/situations that each organization wants to track, monitor for resolution, and report against by department, location, region, etc.
The company has also added the capability to create a custom algorithm, based on an unlimited number of indicators, that roll up into a series of Dashboards.
Email notifications can be sent to a targeted, and approved, list of recipients for review and decisioning of actions moving forward.
While the SIMS legacy is well entrenched with the U.S. DoD and its related footprint, there are many ways the company can help secure your sensitive data and provide reporting tools against it.
SIMS Software is committed to helping the Law Enforcement (LE) community protect its sensitive data, and we welcome the opportunity presented by working closer with American Security Today.
Additional capabilities are especially relevant to the LE community: Personnel Case Management, Visitor Control (knowing who has access and when they accessed sensitive areas in a facility), Asset Control (any physical material requiring tracking – documents, evidence, safes, locks, keys, alarms, hard drives & IT equipment, etc.).
SIMS Software was the first to introduce automation to the government and defense industries space in 1983, presenting a secure alternative to the historically manual process of tracking personnel security clearances and classified information.
Its flagship software product, SIMS (Security Information Management System), has been the most trusted industrial security information management solution on the market for nearly 40 years.
Some of the world’s most renowned government agencies, defense contractors, high technology giants, academic institutions, and research facilities rely on SIMS to protect classified and high-value information.
By equipping security stakeholders with the tools to protect the lifeblood of their organizations, SIMS Software is proud to play a vital role in advancing the interests of our nation and its allies at home and abroad.
To Learn More, please visit simssoftware.com.
SIMS Software Returns as Premier Sponsor of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
As CEO and President of SIMS Software, Michael Struttmann leads the implementation of the company’s vision and strategy, worldwide business development initiatives, and overall operations.
Michael is a veteran of the enterprise security and software industries, bringing nearly two decades of experience in executive positions. Prior to joining SIMS Software in 2016, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, for Powa Technologies.
Michael spearheaded the launch of the company’s mobile and tablet point-of-sale technologies in the North American market, encompassing sales channel strategies, distribution, pricing models, and overall product direction.
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
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SIMS Software is widely recognized as the industry leader in security information management systems, to the government and defense industries with a track record spanning nearly four decades.
SIMS flagship product, Security Information Management System (SIMS) manages visitors, classified contracts, classified information tracking, and control, as well as personnel security clearance processing and monitoring at all levels, including Top Secret and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) requirements.
The company was founded by a Navy Veteran in 1983 and remains the pre-eminent industrial security information management tool for the Defense Industrial Base and extensive high-profile government agencies however, the relevance of the companies capabilities doesn’t end in the DoD world.
In today’s modern threatscape, holistic security goes beyond protecting the perimeter fence and preventing break-ins or triggering alarm bells, it’s about locking down the lifeblood of our organizations.
It is critical to know who controls and has access to highly sensitive data and where it resides, particularly during the COVID-19 era with a dispersed workforce in many cases working remotely.
As such, our security toolsets must evolve, as has SIMS. For example, Insider Threat has become a widely used buzzword, but how do you define what it means?
Being able to report, review, track trends over time and analyze individuals for questionable and repeated abnormal behavior patterns is paramount.
And it is just as important to be able to share that data across the proper functional representatives inside your organization that can roll up into a Dashboard to present statistics in real-time, all at your fingertips for proper investigation and decisioning.
SIMS provides all the features and functionality necessary to run a powerful, paperless industrial security program with a single system of record, so clients are able to escape the development costs and interoperability issues associated with in-house solutions.
SIMS Software also became a New Premier Awards Sponsor in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Welcomes New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS)!
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in New York City!
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.Comprehensive List of Categories Include:
|Access Control/ Identification||Personal/Protective Equipment||Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism|
|Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System||Interagency Interdiction Operation||Cloud Computing/Storage Solution|
|Facial/IRIS Recognition||Body Worn Video Product||Cyber Security|
|Video Surveillance/VMS||Mobile Technology||Anti-Malware|
|Audio Analytics||Disaster Preparedness||ID Management|
|Thermal/Infrared Camera||Mass Notification System||Fire & Safety|
|Metal/Weapon Detection||Rescue Operations||Critical Infrastructure|
|License Plate Recognition||Detection Products||COVID Innovations|
|Workforce Management||Government Security Programs||And Many Others to Choose From!|
Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?
Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: email@example.com.
In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)
- Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
- DHS Science & Technology (S&T)
- The National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH)
- The American Red Cross
- The InfraGard National Alliance
- The Metropolitan Police (MPD)
- The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
- Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
- The Federal Air Marshals Service
- The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
Why American Security Today?
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers’ eyes throughout the story with cutting-edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.
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AST Digital Publications are distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals, in federal, state, local, and private security sectors.
‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’
AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.
Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local level as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)
To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review’.
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.
For more information on All Things American Security Today, as well as the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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