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DHS Delays Real ID Deadline Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus Crisis

While the extension will provide another 18 months for Americans to obtain the new driver’s licenses, some officials believe the deadline will have to be extended again.

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World Health Organization Facing Cyber Attacks During Coronavirus Response

A malicious site imitating the WHO’s email system was created to collect the account information of the organization’s employees.

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Security Industry Groups Call For Alarm Response, Security Services to Be Classified as “Essential” During Coronavirus Pandemic

SIA, ESA and TMA have penned a letter to public safety officials calling for governments to exempt alarm response centers and companies that serve them from shelter-in-place orders.

Arcules Expands Sales Leadership by Appointing New Senior Director of Sales

Bruce Nisbet joins Arcules from Hanwha Techwin America with over 30 years of experience in the industry

STANLEY Security Names Chadi Chahine as Chief Financial Officer

The news comes on the heels of the announcement of Kara Pelecky as Chief Information Officer

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Justice Department Takes First Legal Action Against Coronavirus Scam Websites

A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order to have a website selling fake vaccine kits shut down immediately.

Sielox Awards Certified Integrators of the Year for 2019

MCM Integrated Systems named Sielox National Certified Integrator of the Year for 21st consecutive year



Camden Introduces CX-12 PLUS Door Interface Relay

New product is designed for easy interconnection of automatic doors

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Facing Down Cybersecurity and Operational Challenges Caused By Coronavirus Crisis

Businesses will have to tackle issues with supply chains and staffing in the coming months. Here’s how to make sure your organization can withstand the COVID-19 crisis.

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Why Facial Recognition Systems Could Rise In Popularity During Coronavirus Pandemic

Security companies are updating their technology to recognize people wearing masks and measure temperatures, showing how facial recognition could become widely sought as a global security solution.

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Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From NutriBullet Customers Through Magecart Attacks

The attacks, which targeted NutriBullet’s official website, were acknowledged by the company but it’s not clear whether affected customers will be notified.

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Israel Moves to Track Cell Phone Location Data To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

The U.S. and tech companies are contemplating a similar step, though the American version of cell phone tracking would likely include aggregated data and more privacy protections.

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Cyber Attack Hits Department of Health and Human Services Amid Government Coronavirus Response

HHS officials said no personal data was accessed and the attack was not successful. But it could be a sign of things to come during the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorney General Directs Department of Justice to Crack Down on Coronavirus Scammers, Cyber Criminals

In a memo to attorney’s offices across the country, William Barr said that federal law enforcement should prioritize investigating and prosecuting crimes related to the pandemic.

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Travelers Can Take Larger Bottles of Hand Sanitizer In Carry-On Luggage, TSA Announces

In response to the growing concerns around the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., the Transportation Security Administration said that passengers can bring hand sanitizer containers up to 12 ounces in size.

Continental Access Adds New Regional Sales Manager To Support Midwest Integrators

Rob Etmans takes over after working for Continental integration partner in Wisconsin area

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against DHS To Turn Over Records on Facial Recognition Use at Airports

After the DHS did not respond to a January request for documents on how it is deploying facial recognition, the ACLU is now seeking legal recourse.

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Trump Administration Preparing Executive Order to Ban Use of Foreign-Made Drones by Government Agencies

Chinese manufacturer DJI, which accounts for about 70 percent of the global drone market, stands to lose the most from a ban, which is based on national security concerns.

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New Dates Set For Rescheduled ISC West Conference

The original show was postponed in March due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that has spread globally.

Milestone Systems CEO Resigns After 17 Years

Lars Thinggaard will leave the company in April and promote his new book

TSA Agents, CDC Screeners Demand More Effective Masks to Protect Against Coronavirus

After airport security screeners called for the government to provide N95 respirators instead of surgical masks, the CDC has begun to make them “optional” for those employees.

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High Number of Recently Created Coronavirus Websites Linked to Scamming Operations

Americans need to be on the lookout for malicious domains created by scammers as well as widespread disinformation and conspiracy theories being spread online.

Sielox Names William Meekins as Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Meekins, who previously worked at Open Options, Salient Systems and more, will be responsible for growing sales in the east

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Lawmakers Warn Cities to Stop Contracting Chinese Companies To Build Transit Systems

Despite concerns about Chinese manufacturers having access to U.S. transportation data, cities continue to move ahead with plans to partner with state-owned companies.

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ISC West Postpones Conference Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Show organizers are planning to hold one of the security industry’s largest conferences in July after several companies indicated they would not send employees to the show.

STANLEY Security Appoints Kara Pelecky as Chief Information Officer

Technology executive and business transformation specialist joins majority-female C-suite

Despite Technical Issues, DHS Claims Victory on Super Tuesday With No Foreign Hacking Attempts

There was no significant increase in disinformation campaigns or hacking attempts like there were in 2016, according to top Homeland Security officials.

USA Security Services Inc. Acquires Advanced Security Systems Contracts

Advanced will become a division of USA Security, both of which are based in New Jersey

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