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Quality Control is Everything

Quality Control is Everything

In today’s world, there are a myriad of different manufacturers that produce similar products and there are so many options available to customers.

Technology at Risk

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ vote to ban the use of facial recognition technology puts the city at risk of not only falling behind on technological innovation, but returning to what one expert described as archaic processes.

Are Contractors Ready for DOD’s Cybersecurity Framework?

Are Contractors Ready for DOD’s Cybersecurity Framework?

Contractors will face big changes and tight timelines next year when the Defense Department institutes its new Cyber Maturity Model Certification framework

Expanding Cybersecurity Solutions

Expanding Cybersecurity Solutions

Under GDPR, companies can be fined for not having their records in order, not notifying the supervising authority and those affected by a breach, or not conducting an impact assessment.

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Family of Murder Victim Sues Best Buy, Delivery Companies For Poor Background Check Practices

Evelyn Udell was allegedly killed by a deliveryman employed by a Best Buy contractor. Her family says her death could have been prevented by better background checks.

AI Beyond the Hype

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AI Beyond the Hype

Today, there are in-depth discussions about what ‘might be’ possible with AI, machine and deep learning-based analytics products on the market.

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Selecting the Proper Technology

Back in the day, talking about government security was all the rage. In fact, it was about cameras, software and access control.

ABLOY USA Hires Shayne Spears as Oil & Gas Vertical Market Manager

ABLOY USA is adding more support staff and has hired Shayne Spears as the new Vertical Market Manager for Oil & Gas.



DoorDash

Delivery App DoorDash Becomes Latest Company To Suffer Data Breach Affecting Millions

4.9 million users have been affected by the data breach, which DoorDash discovered in the past month.

Tech Sales Expert Mike Taylor Joins Razberi Technologies as VP of Sales

Mike Taylor joins Razberi Technologies as VP of Sales to accelerate its growth in the video surveillance security arena.

Palm Beach VA Hospital

Following Shooting, Florida VA Hospital Increases Police Presence and Security Checks

The hospital where a mentally ill veteran opened fire in an emergency room is also home to a congressional office.

Senate Approves Legislation Dedicated To Assisting Governments, Private Sector With Cyber Attacks

The chamber also approved funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber arm, with $1 billion dedicated solely to cybersecurity.

San Diego City Hall

Activists Protest Rollout of ‘Smart Streetlamps’ Across San Diego Due to Surveillance Concerns

The mayor says that the only people who should be concerned about the video-enabled streetlamps are people committing “violent crimes on a street corner in full public view.”

House Energy and Commerce Committee

House Lawmakers Introduce Bill Offering Refunds to Small Companies Moving Away From Huawei Tech

The bill is part of an ongoing saga between China-based Huawei and the federal government, which believes Huawei is collaborating with Chinese spying efforts.

Chinese people in crowd

Chinese Scientists Develop Camera That Can Capture Thousands of Faces in 'Perfect Detail'

The new system may advance the country’s widespread use of surveillance technology in public spaces.

Austin City Limits

Music Festivals Facing Pressure to Ban Facial Recognition From Venues

Several festivals, including Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, have said publicly that they are not currently using facial recognition at their events.

Mission 500 Security Softball Game Raises $41,000 for Charity

Mission 500 announced that it raised $41,000 at its fifth annual Security Softball Game.

microsoft building

Microsoft Now Plans To Offer Free Security Updates to Election Officials Using Windows 7

The company originally planned to phase out security patches for Windows 7 in January. Now, Microsoft will continue issuing free updates for election systems around the world.

FBI laptop

U.S. Soldier Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Attack News Network, Distributing Instructions For Building Explosives

Jarrett William Smith gave detailed instructions about how to build an explosive device to an undercover FBI agent, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

RS2 Technologies Appoints Veteran Security Industry Professional to Field Engineering Role

Access control leader invests in key personnel to help drive the next phase of growth.

ONVIF Suspends Huawei

Huawei has been “suspended,” and effectively expelled, from ONVIF so long as U.S. sanctions remain on the mega Chinese manufacturer, according to a report released by IPVM.

Mitch McConnell

Senate Committee Allocates $250 Million To Bolster State Election Security

The fight over increased funding for election security is far from over, though: The House and Senate still need to agree on a number for the final version of the bill.

detroit police car

Board Approves Detroit Police's Limited Use of Facial Recognition Software

Detroit police will continue to use the software to identify violent crime suspects but are prohibited from using it on live or recorded video.

carbon monoxide alarm

House Passes Bill Creating Grant Program to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Homes

The bill’s passage, which would give grants to elderly and low-income residents, came after the House of Representatives approved a bill that requires carbon monoxide detectors in public housing.

London metropolitan police

London Police Partner With Facebook to Prevent Live Streaming of Terrorist and Firearm Attacks

The issue gained renewed attention after a mass shooter used Facebook to live stream his murder of over 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

iowa judicial branch

Men Arrested For Breaking Into Iowa Courthouse Were Hired to Conduct Security Testing

While the two “penetration testers” were given permission to attempt to break into courthouses, local law enforcement were not informed of the tests. Now, the men are facing charges.

Orthodox Jews in New York City

Following Rise in Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes, New York City Plans For Increased Security During High Holy Days

In recent weeks, three Orthodox Jewish men were attacked in New York in potentially bias-related incidents that led to major injuries.

voting machine close up

Colorado Becomes First State to Stop Using QR Codes, Barcodes to Count Ballots

The state said it would redevelop its vote tallying system so that voting machines no longer print receipts with QR codes, which Secretary of State Jena Griswold says could be hacked.

MRI image

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images Were Left Unprotected on The Web, Report Finds

A new investigation discovered that the medical images and health data of more than 5 million patients in the U.S. was readily accessible on the web without a password or login.

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