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Hikvision, Dahua Technology Among Chinese Companies Added to U.S. Government Blacklist

Hikvision, Dahua Technology Among Chinese Companies Added to U.S. Government Blacklist

The Trump administration has added 28 more Chinese organizations to its entity list, which forbids American companies from selling their products to foreign companies without government permission.

One Year After Pledge, More Than 5,000 Hotel Properties Have Deployed Safety Devices For Employees

One Year After Pledge, More Than 5,000 Hotel Properties Have Deployed Safety Devices For Employees

Large hotel chains adopted new measures to combat sexual harassment and increase safety for workers in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Umbo Computer Vision Raises $8M Post-A Round to Accelerate Company Growth and Global Expansion

Umbo will use the investment to help accelerate its global sales expansion and improve its portfolio of AI-powered security products.

Attorney General Pressures Facebook To Delay End-To-End Encryption, Citing Child Abuse Concerns

Attorney General Pressures Facebook To Delay End-To-End Encryption, Citing Child Abuse Concerns

Law enforcement are increasingly worried about the possibility of end-to-end encryption, which does not provide police with a way to access communications between potential suspects.

Razberi Technologies Raises $5.8 Million in Funding

Razberi will apply the funds to building out its market coverage and continuing to deliver products.

Justice Apologizes For Iowa Court System Authorizing Security Vulnerability Testing That Led To Break-Ins

Justice Apologizes For Iowa Court System Authorizing Security Vulnerability Testing That Led To Break-Ins

At a legislative hearing Friday, court administrators answered questions about their decision to hire “penetration testers” who were arrested for burglary last month.

Steve Van Till to Receive the Security Industry Association's 2019 Lippert Award

The Security Industry Association selected Steve Van Till as the 2019 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award.

Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Targeted Email Accounts of Presidential Campaign, U.S. Officials

Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Targeted Email Accounts of Presidential Campaign, U.S. Officials

Over 200 accounts were targeted by the group of hackers, but only four were compromised, according to Microsoft.



FBI Warns Businesses and Organizations of Rising “High-Impact” Ransomware Threat

FBI Warns Businesses and Organizations of Rising “High-Impact” Ransomware Threat

Even if an organization decides to pay a ransom against the FBI’s advice, they should report the crime to law enforcement, according to the FBI alert.

France Plans to Become First European Country to Use Facial Recognition for Digital Identity System

France Plans to Become First European Country to Use Facial Recognition for Digital Identity System

The French government plans to introduce a program called Alicem that will require residents to take a selfie video to compare to their passport photo.

Ransomware Attack Causes Alabama Hospital System to Turn Patients Away

Ransomware Attack Causes Alabama Hospital System to Turn Patients Away

In the latest ransomware attack scourge, three hospitals in Alabama were able to continue serving existing patients but said they could not take new cases.

“Joker” Premiere Presents Security Concerns For Theater Chains, Local Police

“Joker” Premiere Presents Security Concerns For Theater Chains, Local Police

Moviegoers and the families of victims of the Aurora theater shooting worry that someone could stage a copycat attack during opening weekend.

FDA Warns Medical Device Manufacturers of “Urgent” Cybersecurity Flaws

FDA Warns Medical Device Manufacturers of “Urgent” Cybersecurity Flaws

Security researchers found 11 significant vulnerabilities in devices that use the IPnet software, though there are no confirmed incidents involving takeovers of the devices.

One Year Before Real ID Deadline, Americans Are Not Prepared For Airport Security Change

One Year Before Real ID Deadline, Americans Are Not Prepared For Airport Security Change

A majority of Americans did not know about the changing ID requirements for boarding planes in a recent survey, and DHS said that only 27 percent of residents have been issued a Real ID.

Government Renews Efforts to Find and Fix Cyber Vulnerabilities in Aviation Systems

Government Renews Efforts to Find and Fix Cyber Vulnerabilities in Aviation Systems

The Department of Homeland Security is refocusing its efforts on cyber threats to aircraft, and the Air Force is sponsoring “hacking villages” to discover hacking vulnerabilities.

Camden Promotes David Price to Vice President Communications and Corporate Development

Price will continue to manage all internal and external corporate communications.

Stop at the Point of Contact

Stop at the Point of Contact

The vast majority of discussions involving security and parking areas focus on protecting people and property from vandalism, theft or violent crimes.

Analytics Driven Solutions

Analytics-Driven Solutions

As city streets and sidewalks become progressively more congested, city planners are facing new safety challenges, including distracted pedestrians, a growing numbers of bicyclists on the road and an increase in public transportation.

Ameristar Perimeter Security announces SAFETY Act Certification for all Barriers and Bollards

The company now offers 11 SAFETY Act Certified products including the Impasse II high security fence and Stalwart anti-ram passive cable barrier systems that received certification in 2015.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Wyoming Surveys K-12 Principals

Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow is making an effort to better understand how the state’s 48 school districts’ are protecting their students.

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

A Global Solution

OSDP, or Open Supervised Device Protocol, is an access control communications standard designed to improve interoperability among access control and security products, and it’s becoming the new standard for access control technology.

Data Privacy Requires a Security Response

Recent hacks into databases of some of the world’s biggest corporations and government organizations put the personal information of billions of people at risk.

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.

The Technology Role

While the political discussions that focus on how to secure America’s borders rage on without a clear resolution regarding what or how policies and procedures could change, one element of the discussion remains clear and present–that technology must and will play an ever more significant role at the U.S. border.

EDITOR'S NOTE

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.

camera with facial recognition software

Security Industry, Police Groups Urge Congress Not to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

A coalition sent a letter to Congress asking members to consider alternatives to banning facial recognition, including the development of best practices and additional training.

Why Are SMBs so Worried?

Why Are SMBs so Worried?

Cloud storage is most used by small-and-medium businesses (SMBs). The reason is that it comes with many benefits for organizations in terms of flexibility and more importantly productivity.

Delta Scientific MP5000 Portable Barrier Certified to ASTM M50/P3

​Delta Scientific announced that traffic access control professionals can now set up MP5000 portable barriers on concrete, asphalt, compacted soils or vegetation in 15 minutes or less to provide certified M50 stopping power.

Theft on Wheels

Theft on Wheels

Oddly enough, in a world where virtually any item is only a mouse click and 24-hour delivery window away, we tend not to think much about how our merchandise gets from some warehouse to our front door. Unfortunately, there are thieves who do.

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.

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    November/December 2019

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