Surveillance & Security News for September 2020

Transport Security: Utilizing the Cloud to Manage Passenger Flow and Improve Health & Safety

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the safety of passengers and staff aboard public transport has been an ongoing concern. The scenes of underground trains, still packed with commuters as infection rates soared, will have raised alarm bells with bus and train managers, transport officials and government representatives alike. Now, as infection rates hold steady and people slowly return to the workplace, a rise in commuter levels, coupled with a need for strong infection control protocols...

What is the Role of Higher Education to Create Next-Gen Security Leaders?

Traditionally, security industry professionals have often come from backgrounds in law enforcement or the military. However, the industry is changing, and today’s security professionals can benefit from a variety of backgrounds and educational disciplines. The industry’s emphasis on technology solutions suggests a need for more students of computer science, engineering and other technology fields. The closer integration of security with related disciplines within the enterprise sugge...

Hanwha Techwin America Announces A New Series Of NVRs With Wisenet WAVE VMS

Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, announces a new line of NVRs (Network Video Recorders) that include its powerful Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS). Designed for small to medium-sized video surveillance installations, the new, affordable NVRs deliver a complete video management and recording solution in a rack mountable chassis with no need to install a separate server. With a focus on ease of use and installation, the 8 channel...

SecureBI And American Crime Prevention Institute Announce Online Crime Prevention Training And Certification Courses

SecureBI, a strategic advisory firm delivering business intelligence to the security industry, and the American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) have established a partnership to bring online crime prevention training and certification courses to law enforcement agencies and security professionals across the country. ACPI has pioneered the development and delivery of in-person crime prevention training and certification programs for law enforcement since 1998. With the new online educational o...

Johnson Controls To Showcase Digital Security Solutions Aimed At A Safer, Healthier Future At GSX+ Conference

Johnson Controls will showcase solutions and thought leadership critical to safe building reopening during the virtual Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) conference. From Sept. 21 to Sept. 25, 2020, Johnson Controls experts will demonstrate and discuss the latest security innovations that have become integral to intelligent security during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Attendees can interact with Johnson Controls leaders during keynote event sessions, technology demos and a thought leader i...

ADT Inc. Announces Investing Into Percepta To Further Test And Develop Shoplifting Deterrent Technology

ADT Inc. announced that, via its commercial channel (“ADT Commercial”), it is investing in Percepta Labs, an artificial-intelligence technology startup out of Philadelphia. ADT Commercial is a premier provider of commercial security, fire, life safety, and risk consulting services in the U.S., and through its investment will fund the commercialisation and application of the startup’s cutting-edge AI technology to help detect and deter shoplifting. ADT Commercial will work dire...

Boon Edam To Feature Speedlane Compact And Present The Inaugural Episode Of BoonTV At GSX+ Virtual Event

Boon Edam Inc., a global provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced they are showcasing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, as well as presenting the inaugural first episode of BoonTV about “Scalable Security” at the Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) virtual exhibition hosted by ASIS International. Security professionals from across the globe are converging online to participate in over 100 educational sessions, network with peers, and...

Scytáles AB Appoints Geoff Slagle As The President And Chief Business Development Officer

Geoff Slagle, a globally-known patron and spokesperson for mobile driver’s license (mDL) technology, has been appointed as President and Chief Business Development Officer of Scytáles AB. The former director of Identity Management for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) will help guide both Scytáles and its global mDL partner, GET Group, in establishing a position for ISO-compliant mobile driver’s licenses and mobile IDs. Mobile identity t...

ASIS International Announces GSX+ Virtual Platform With Marketplace And Peer-To-Peer Networking

ASIS International, the world's association for security management professionals, opens their annual conference on an entirely new virtual platform to provide maximum value for association members during the unprecedented global pandemic. The new virtual experience, branded GSX+, builds on the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) event and promises to be a large virtual gathering of global security professionals. GSX+ is delivering a fully virtual experience that includes CPE-eligible educati...

Survey By Security Executive Council And ISC2 Identifies Effectiveness Of Cyber And Corporate Security Collaboration

A Security Barometer poll conducted by the Security Executive Council finds that corporate security and cybersecurity functions have interacted and cooperated more in the last 12 months than in previous years. The survey, conducted in collaboration with SEC strategic alliance partner ISC2, identified emerging issues of joint interest as the most frequent drivers for the increase. Comments from participants showed that many security leaders now view cooperation between functions as critical to o...

EyeLock Launches ID Logical Access System With myris Solution To Enhance Work From Home Security

EyeLock LLC, the provider of iris-based identity authentication solutions, announces the release of its highly anticipated EyeLock ID® logical access system for connected workers. Recognizing that passwords and usernames are things of the past, EyeLock ID combines its myris® iris authentication device and an easy-to-use software application to enable individuals to securely logon to computers, networks, and apps. myris is handheld, USB connected, and the ideal biometric solution to faci...

Check Point Researchers Unraveled A Surveillance Operation Run By Iran-Based Threat Actors Against Regime Dissidents

Security researchers at Check Point have unraveled a six-year, ongoing surveillance operation apparently run by Iran-based threat actors against regime dissidents. Going back as far as 2014, the attackers used multiple attack vectors to spy on their victims, including hijacking victims’ Telegram accounts, extracting two-factor authentication codes from SMS messages, recording a phone's audio surroundings, accessing KeePass password manager account information, and distributing malicious T...

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