Strauss Security Solutions is merging with Security Equipment Inc. (SEi) to become Strauss Security Solutions Powered by SEi, the companies announced. Both companies have Des Moines offices, though SEi’s corporate headquarters are in Omaha. Strauss Security Solutions will keep its name and presence in Des Moines, President Chad Breheny said, and existing employees will have […]

DMARC Food Pantry usage tracked within a 1-mile radius of Business Publications Corp. on Fourth Street, parent company of the Des Moines Business Record and dsm Magazine. DMARC serves 1,681 unique individuals who report addresses in proximity of BPC. The blue dots across the map mark individual households that relied on DMARC Food Pantry services […]

For any organization thinking about cybersecurity, it’s hard to think about the risks.  In the 2019 Business Record Leaders’ Survey, readers were overall hesitant about business and government preparation in the event of a cyberattack, with about 30% of respondents reporting they perceive Iowans as somewhat prepared. So how would a regional not-for-profit, small to […]

Each year the Business Record gets the pulse on key issues affecting the region’s business community from our audience. Back in October we reached out, and Des Moines leaders delivered. Catch a glimpse of what people thought about artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles in Des Moines and cybersecurity below, and look for the Business Record’s annual […]

Two months after employees of the cybersecurity firm Coalfire were arrested during penetration testing of state and county courthouses, the security community in Iowa gathered in an Adel Public Library community room — just blocks from the Dallas County Courthouse where they were caught. Awareness Con, organized by Black Hills Information Security, went to the […]

The CEO of the cybersecurity company that employs two men who were arrested after breaking into Iowa courthouses while on contract with the judicial branch called his workers pawns in a dispute between state and county officials, reports the Des Moines Register. The charges against Justin Wynn and Gary Demercurio, employees of Coalfire, were reduced from […]

A new class-action lawsuit filed against Hy-Vee claims the midwestern chain’s recent data breach was the “inevitable result” of inadequate data security despite growing threats against payment card systems. Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) alleges that Hy-Vee “failed to take adequate measures to assist affected customers, choosing instead to spread out information about […]

Anders Sörman-Nilsson was a lawyer before he became an internationally-known futurist, author and public speaker on the TEDGlobal circuit. His mother, who still runs the family menswear business in Stockholm, Sweden, still thinks of him as a “glorified astrologer,” Sörman-Nilsson told the audience at this week’s Iowa Technology Summit during the keynote.  “There’s no one […]