Director, Federal Government Solutions
Derek Greenland, director of LenelS2’s federal government relations team, has been in the electronic security industry for over 22 years. He started his career as an integrator, recruited out of technical school and spent the next 13 years working for various federal government-focused integrators, learning all aspects of the business from installation, service and engineering. In 2013, Greenland joined a PACS manufacturer, where he supported federal government customers, consultants and VARs in their sales, design and engineering efforts. He has been supporting the LenelS2 federal government solutions team since 2017. He holds industry certifications for CSEIP and CSPM as well as many manufacture-focused solution certifications.
From sensors to physical security information management, artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating every aspect of physical security; however, AI is still viewed as esoteric, prohibiting its full exploitation by security practitioners in the field. In this presentation, an overview of AI as it pertains to physical security will be analyzed with in-depth coverage of elements such as machine learning, deep learning, and sensor fusion, in a way that is easily applicable for security practitioners in the field. In addition, the application of AI to optimize probability of detection, nuisance alarm rates, and total cost of ownership via scalable, ubiquitous sensing will be described via representative examples of optical fiber sensing, video analytics and face recognition, as they are deployed in the field.
In this session, experts from government agencies and the security industry will share the lessons learned in their efforts to modernize physical access control systems. The security industry fulfills a crucial role in cybersecurity and national security by providing the systems that manage credentials for federal workers and contractors and control access to federal facilities and computer networks; however, continuing use of low-assurance, legacy mechanisms leave significant risks unaddressed. This panel will examine ways agencies are seeking to modernize their physical access control systems with equipment and software meeting current federal standards and the related polices and funding mechanisms necessary to support these efforts.