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House Legislation Would Increase Use of Non-Intrusive Inspection Tech at Ports of Entry

Two House members want the Department of Homeland Security to increase its rate of inspection from 15 percent of commercial vehicles to 100 percent.

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Customs and Border Protection Drops Plans To Expand Facial Recognition Scans to American Travelers

The decision to reverse plans to expand facial recognition at ports of entry came after widespread criticism from legislators and activists.

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American Citizens Could Be Subject to Required Facial Recognition Scans While Entering or Leaving U.S.

The Trump administration plans to expand facial scans from a pilot program for foreign travelers to include all travelers, including permanent residents and citizens.

PPSS Group Launch Next Generation Body Armor

U.K.-based company will begin offering the product in January 2020.

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How Innovation in Security Integration Can Be Recognized and Incentivized

Many security solutions providers are redesigning and upgrading systems every day. It’s time for them to be rewarded with the R&D Tax Credit.

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ESA Opens 2020 Scholarship Applications for Children of First Responders

The first-place winner will be honored with their parent at the ESA Expo in June.

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Shooting At Pearl Harbor Naval Base Kills Two Workers, Injures Another

The gunman, a current U.S. sailor, shot the three civilian workers before turning the gun on himself.

holiday mall

Are Seasonal Workers Putting Your Business Data at Risk?

The influx of temporary workers can often threaten data security for retailers. But it doesn't have to.



FaceApp

FBI Warns That FaceApp and Other Apps Developed in Russia Are ‘Potential Counterintelligence Threats’

The viral app concerned senators due to the amount of data that it collected, including facial scans of users.

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China Implements Mandatory Facial Recognition Scans For New Cell Phone Users

The government claims that the new requirement will prevent fraud for citizens, but critics see it as the furthering of invasive surveillance measures.

Panasonic Presents New Company Roadmap at Partner Summit

Security head and CEO showcase facial recognition and other products at event in Arizona

holiday shopping

Government Warns Shoppers of Rise in Counterfeit Retailers During Holiday Shopping Season

Officials have seen an increase of counterfeit goods being sold directly to customers as well as a rise in the use of the dark web.

More Power to You

Today’s professional security industry seems to have adopted the “more power” mantra by taking a much more pragmatic approach.

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Defining Intelligent Communication

The way people and businesses communicate is ever evolving, and with that, so are the communication products.

Reshaping the Perimeter

Driven by the 2013 physical assault on a California substation, the NERC CIP 14 regulation has reshaped the way energy’s physical security directors are viewing perimeter security.

Video and IoT Megatrends to Accelerate into 2020

Video and IoT Megatrends to Accelerate into 2020

As we wind down 2019 and look forward to a new decade, it is time to reflect upon the year and the megatrends that have started to influence video surveillance and the physical security industry.

Integrated Technology Drives Security

Integrated Technology Drives Security

Most security professionals would agree the rapidly-evolving nature of technology can be daunting, not only for end users but also for systems integrators and consultants alike.

Spotting Signs Your IT is Out of Date

This evolution not only keeps the IT department in a constant state of change, but also dramatically changes the way the overall business must adapt to stay competitive.

Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

Video surveillance technologies continue to evolve. Some of the fastest-growing areas include AI-based video analytics and cloudbased video access and recording.

The Security of Medicine

The Security of Medicine

In keeping with SwedishAmerican’s mission to deliver excellence in healthcare, they also maintain the highest level of care when it comes to keeping their patients, medical staff, and facilities safe.

Taking on Security Automation

Taking on Security Automation

Not only does modern software architecture create a broader attack surface area, the accelerated DevOps methodology makes it harder to detect and remediate vulnerabilities.

Envisioning What Might Be Ahead in 2020

Envisioning What Might Be Ahead in 2020

You have probably heard the old adage, “Hindsight is always 20/20.” Looking forward though, our vision is not nearly as clear.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Another Banner Year, More to Come

It would seem everyone has a crystal ball when it comes to forecasting the future. What I have discovered is that some crystal balls are a little more polished than others. I’m pleased to have several contributors who will give us all some incredible insight into 2020.

Security Foresights for the New Year

Security Foresights for the New Year

Once upon a time, this was the year when cars could fly, human immune systems healed themselves and cops could stop a crime dead in its tracks. While some of these things are still more of a dream than a reality, the last one is becoming more viable every day.

nursing home

More Than 100 Nursing Homes Cut Off From Health Data, Payroll Due to Ransomware Attack

A cyber attack on an IT services provider has had major consequences for nursing homes, some of which may have to close down if they do not gain access to crucial patient data.

Thanksigiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful For Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Privacy

The debate is raging over whether privacy is dead. But data security and privacy is what you make of it.

smart thermostat

Tips for Increasing Security in Your Smart Home

On their own, smart home devices do not protect themselves. Users must take action to protect their privacy and data security.

drone airport

Congressmen Protest TSA Plan to Shoot Down Drones Near Airports

Two House members say the Department of Homeland Security does not have enough authority to deploy defense equipment to take down drones.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2019

    November/December 2019

    Featuring:

    • The Security of Medicine
    • Security Trends to Watch
    • Envisioning What Might Be Ahead in 2020
    • Security Foresights of the New Year
    • Integrated Technology Drives Security

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