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Neal Katz Appointed Central Regional Sales Manager For ZKTeco USA

Katz, who has been with ZKTeco since 2018, was promoted this month

Peter O’Neil of ASIS International Joins Mission 500 Advisory Board

“I look forward to working with the Board to help Mission 500 continue to grow and help those in need," O'Neil says

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The IoT Rundown For 2020: Stats, Risks, and Solutions

Weak passwords, insecure network services and a lack of secure update mechanisms top the list of risks for companies utilizing IoT technology.

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New Bill Would Update Children’s Online Privacy Law In Wake Of YouTube, TikTok Controversies

The bipartisan measure would allow parents to delete information collected by companies about their kids and raise the age of parental consent protection from 13 to 16.

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Airports, Ports of Entry on High Alert After Iranian Missile Attack on U.S. Troops

Airlines are also suspending flights to and from Iraq, Iran and other countries due to threats of missile attacks, one of which is suspected to have downed a Ukrainian passenger plane.

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Group Sues New York City MTA For Records On Facial Recognition Use in Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority maintains that it has not used facial recognition on riders, but privacy advocates want records related to the technology the agency purchased.

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TikTok Fixes Cybersecurity Flaws That Could Have Allowed Hackers to Upload, Delete Videos

Following the disclosure of several security issues, TikTok issued a patch to ensure that user privacy was protected.

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FBI Warns U.S. Companies About Recent Scourge of “Maze” Ransomware Attacks

The advisory warned businesses about cyber attacks featuring cryptocurrency sites and spam campaigns impersonating government agencies.



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Leverage the Cloud for Event Security

Technology advances have made security and access management more efficient.

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DHS Warns of Iran’s Potential To Retaliate With Cyber Attacks, Terrorist Acts After Soleimani Killing

The department warned in an alert that Iran has a “robust cyber program” and can carry out attacks to temporarily disrupt critical infrastructure.

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Ring Responds to Hacking Reports With New Privacy Options In Mobile App

The company has faced complaints, and a lawsuit, from customers that hackers were able to take over accounts and speak to children through the doorbell camera’s speaker.

Securitas Electronic Security Acquires Customer Contracts of iVerify

Ohio alarm monitoring and systems integration security company made announcement on Jan. 1

SALTO Systems Names Matt Hanert as Regional Sales Manager for the Great Lakes Region

Sales manager oversees growth in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and more

Cybersecurity Defense Strategies for Video Management Systems

Network design considerations for video management are essential to ensuring system performance, data integrity, and threat mitigation. The challenge is that system integrators are confronted with a multitude of existing situations which often do not meet industry or manufacturer best-practice standards in today’s dynamic cybersecurity-centric world.

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A New Decade Means A New Frontier in Technology and Security

Can we imagine a new decade in which we protect our privacy and security while still maintaining innovation and freedom online?

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Majority of Facial Recognition Systems Are Less Accurate For People of Color, Federal Study Finds

Native Americans had the highest rates of false positives, while African-American women were most likely to be misidentified in a law enforcement database.

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Study: One in Four Americans Have Had Package Stolen By “Porch Pirates”

Nearly half of Americans don’t believe that delivery companies are doing enough to prevent theft, but the survey respondents also aren’t willing to change their online shopping habits.

The Will-Burt Company Appoints Richard Lewin Chief Executive Officer

Lewin will take over as CEO of the 102-year-old company on Jan. 1

ring doorbell camera

Ring Faces Intense Scrutiny After Reports That Thousands of Users’ Information Was Leaked Online

The security camera company owned by Amazon says that there was not a breach of its servers and blame the issue on lax cybersecurity practices by users.

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Millions of Children-Tracking Smartwatches Are At Risk Of Being Hacked

New findings by security firm Pen Test Partners reveal that 47 million devices worldwide could be exposed and tracked thanks to a strikingly insecure cloud platform.

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Lawmakers Seek Answers on HUD's Use of Facial Recognition

Eight Democrats in the House and Senate want to know if public housing residents are included in decisions about facial recognition use.

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TSA, Washington Metro Test Out New System That Can Detect Explosive Devices on Passengers

The non-invasive system has been implemented by more transportation authorities around the world to address threats of terrorism in public spaces.

christmas shopping

Don’t Let ‘Christmas Phishing’ Ruin Your Holiday Season

As shoppers try to find deals in time to put presents under the tree, phishing campaigns are making it more difficult for consumers to tell if a website is naughty or nice.

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Hackers Targeted Epilepsy Foundation With Strobe Lights Aiming to Induce Seizures

The foundation has reported at least 30 incidents that targeted their Twitter account and followers last month with GIFs and videos of harmful strobe lights.

san diego police

Due To New Law, San Diego’s Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Program Will End in 2020

Thanks to a statewide policy banning law enforcement use of facial recognition for three years, several agencies in San Diego will lose access to a database of facial scans.

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Orbitz and Expedia Reach $110,000 Settlement with Pennsylvania AG Over 2017 Data Breach

The travel companies were fined for lax data security practices that potentially led to a breach affecting 880,000 payment cards globally.

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Second Massachusetts Town Bans Government Use of Facial Recognition

The vote marks the fourth town that has banned facial recognition this year, following Somerville, Mass. and San Francisco and Oakland in California.

New Orleans Becomes Latest City To Suffer Ransomware Attack

The cyberattack caused the city to completely shut down its network for several days, but did not affect emergency services.

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ICE, Customs and Border Protection Face Lawsuit Over ‘Stingray’ Cell Phone Surveillance Tech

There is little known about the government’s use of “stingrays,” which tracks the locations of a cell phone and all devices within its range.

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Seattle-Tacoma Airport Becomes First To Resist Government Push For Facial Recognition Expansion

The Port of Seattle Commission approved a moratorium on new biometric technology programs on Tuesday amid concern over data privacy and the tool’s accuracy.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - January February 2020

    January / February 2020

    Featuring:

    • Security at 20,000 Feet
    • Powering Access Control
    • The Role of Video in Security
    • Under Lock and Key
    • Protecting the Aviation Ecosystem

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