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Body Cameras Must be worn by California Prison Guards

Body Cameras Must be worn by California Prison Guards

A federal judge mandate will make sure that California correctional officers will now be required to use body cameras while interacting with inmates inside a state prison.

The Remote Red Room: The First Defense in Corporate Security

The Remote Red Room: The First Defense in Corporate Security

When organizations began sending employees home in early 2020, it’s likely that few realized just how long their workforces would remain remote or how security risks would increase right along with it.

All States Now Compliant Ahead of REAL ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing that after more than 15 years since Congress passed the REAL ID Act, all 50 states are now in full compliance issuing these cards, with most states becoming compliant in the last four years.

DHS to Implement Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence

In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) and now offers this corresponding Public Action Plan demonstrating the Department’s efforts to combat emerging threats and improve information sharing.

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Law Enforcement Data “Blue Leaker”: A Danger or a Public Service?

The recent release of a massive cache of sensitive Law Enforcement data has been in the news recently. The trove of roughly 270 gigabytes of data posted to the Denial of Secrets website has been referred to as “BlueLeaks."

Genetec: ALPR Accuracy Rates Improve 5%

While the accuracy rate of traditional rules-based ALPR systems is very good, every false positive still requires human intervention.

Security Industry Association Says Portland Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

Security Industry Association Says Portland Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities and property and protect their people and customers.

Dahua Solutions Help Businesses Become Pandemic-Ready

Dahua Technology is helping businesses reopen. Thermal imaging, face detection and other technologies play key roles in screening for skin temperature and determining whether someone is wearing a mask.



Richmond TSA Officer Recalls His Role at the World Trade Center After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Richmond TSA Officer Recalls His Role at the World Trade Center After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

As he reflected back to 2001, Mitchell said he thinks back to the men and women who he worked alongside at Ground Zero.

Federal Contracts on the Line for Outsourced Jobs

President Donald Trump said he plans to hold U.S. companies responsible for outsourcing products to be made in China by withholding federal contracts to those companies who depend upon Chinese manufacturing sources.

SIA issues policy on ethical use of facial recognition

SIA issues policy on ethical use of facial recognition

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new policy principles guiding the development and deployment of facial recognition technology.

COVID Has Made Privacy a Concern, An App Survey Finds

COVID Has Made Privacy a Concern, An App Survey Finds

The pandemic has been a great equalizer in the fears it has unearthed. Regardless of country, socioeconomic status or age, we have all shared concerns for our own health and that of our loved ones.

Boon Edam to Participate in First Virtual GSX+ Event

Boon Edam Inc. has announced that they will be exhibiting in the first virtual Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) conference, Sept. 21-25.

With Police Stretched to the Limit, Private Security Agencies Can Help Keep Businesses Safe

The slowdown in international travel as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the travel security industry.

Trump Administration Launches First Cybersecurity Principles for Space Technologies

The Trump Administration announced the first comprehensive cybersecurity policy for systems used in outer space and near space Sept. 4.

Alcatraz and Channeltivity Partner to Deliver High Tech Channel Management Solutions for Dealer Success

Alcatraz and Channeltivity have united to help deliver a state-of-the-art channel and training program that fosters partner success.

Cyberattacks on state, local government up 50%

Many of the cyberattacks on state, local, tribal and territorial governments are not complicated and could be avoided through simple steps such as improved cyber hygiene and two-factor authentication, a new report states.

The Role of Confidential Computing in Protecting Cloud Applications and Sensitive Data from Breaches

Today, encrypting data is popular for protecting private information at rest and in transit, but protecting data in use in an efficient manner has proven difficult.

Security Professionals Overcome the Challenges of COVID-19 to Help Bring School Supplies to Children in Need with Mission 500’s “Virtual” Florida Backpack Event

In what has become an annual event spearheaded by Mission 500, students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Florida will once again have essential school supplies, provided by COPS Monitoring thanks to the generous efforts of the “Back to School Backpack Event.”

Democratizing Access

Democratizing Access

The COVID-19 pandemic has put financial institutions under more pressure to stay on top of fraudulent activity— as opportunists are looking for any weakness in a system that can be exploited.

The Rise and Sophistication of Mobile Apps in Physical Security Sector

Safety and security risks are everywhere including the office, schools, concerts, retail malls and hospitals. However, security professionals, who are tasked with protecting the public, can’t be everywhere at all times and they require timely information in order to prevent potential incidents.

Coordinating Emergency Communications

Coordinating Emergency Communications

One of the many lessons learned from the Smart Cities movement is that you can achieve significant improvement in community safety and resilience when you use network technologies to facilitate communications and data sharing.

Why Lone Workers are Vulnerable

The economic slowdown created by the pandemic has forced many retail chains, restaurants, hotels, banks and financial institutions with a retail presence to cut back on staff and change their business models.

The New Heart of Security

The physical security industry has before it an incredible opportunity: to lead business digital transformation (DX) through security convergence.

The Threat from Within

The Threat from Within

Just as banks use every tool at their disposal to maximize revenue opportunities and manage their ledger, they must take the same approach when it comes to security.

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Controlling the Cogeneration Plant for Hudson Yards

Towering over the Hudson River on Manhattan’s New West Side is Hudson Yards – a cultural epicenter with more than 100 diverse shops, residences and culinary experiences. By area, it’s the largest private real estate development in the United States – covering more than 18 million square feet over seven city blocks.

Turning to technology as safe and trustworthy passwords

More Secure Banking

To be successful in financial services, banks, investment firms and other institutions need to prove to their customer base that they are safe and trustworthy. Yet many still rely on passwords, PINs and other knowledge- based authentication factors—which are not only unreliable, but also insecure.

A Hands-free Environment

No one will argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we interact in public spaces.

Using AI Power

Using AI Power

Video surveillance is commonplace today, but many organizations don’t even realize that they aren’t fully leveraging the video data that their cameras capture. Traditionally, law enforcement and physical security teams use video cameras to monitor areas in real-time and to review footage to glean evidence for post-incident investigation.

The Evolution of Risk

Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, so also has risk. About 20 years ago, professional security was mostly limited to night watchmen, armored trucks and closed circuit video cameras wired to VCRs.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - September 2020

    September 2020

    Featuring:

    • Using AI Power
    • A Hand-free Environment
    • More Secure Banking
    • The New Heart of Security
    • Coordinating Emergency Communications

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