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New Data Shows Sharp Rise in Ransomware Attacks, Payments Demanded From Hackers

Ransomware attacks hit at least over 200,000 organizations last year, and the average ransom demanded rose dramatically at the end of 2019.

Under Lock and Key

Under Lock and Key

The interactive self-service kiosk has become a valuable, steadily growing commercial and informational tool since the launch of the first banking ATM in the 1980s. It is an essential part of our modern-day digital landscape.

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Cyber-Insurance Rates Soaring Thanks to Rise in High-Cost Ransomware Attacks

Insurers have made “dramatic” increases in premiums for cyber-insurance and are considering lowering the ransom amounts they will pay.

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New Security, Video Surveillance Requirements For Illinois Gun Dealers Go Into Effect

The regulations originally required gun retailers to have a backup of all video surveillance feeds, but has since been changed.

porch package

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.

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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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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.

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.



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FBI: Auto Industry Has Been Key Target of Cyber Attacks Since 2018

Auto companies are set to face a wider range of threats thanks to the rise of internet-connected vehicles, the FBI said in a recent report.

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Macy’s Customer Data Exposed After October Website Hack

The department store chain is notifying customers that hackers were able to scrape credit card data from online purchases for about a week.

Outback Steakhouse

New Computer Vision Program Being Tested at Outback Steakhouse Location

As restaurants find new ways to measure employee performance and increase customer satisfaction, security companies like Presto Vision are offering artificial intelligence as the solution.

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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.

Music Festivals Facing Pressure to Ban Facial Recognition From Venues

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.

Report: Managed Service Providers Are New Frontier of Ransomware Attacks

Report: Managed Service Providers Are New Frontier of Ransomware Attacks

Hackers are targeting IT service providers as a means of attacking dozens of organizations at once and potentially reaping bigger financial rewards.

Walmart Will No Longer Sell Certain Ammunition or Allow Open Carry in Wake of Store Shootings

Walmart Will No Longer Sell Certain Ammunition or Allow Open Carry in Wake of Store Shootings

After shootings in El Paso, Texas and Southaven Mississippi, Walmart’s CEO says it will stop selling handguns completely and ask customers not to openly carry their firearms in stores.

How The Restaurant Industry Is Handling Renewed Active Shooter Threats

How The Restaurant Industry Is Handling Renewed Active Shooter Threats

More companies are rethinking their active shooter training programs and evaluating the financial risk of shootings at their locations.

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Opposition to Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology Grows in Detroit

A recent public meeting exposed tensions about how a city-wide video surveillance system is being used to identify crime suspects in Detroit.

Exclusive Report Expects Rapid Growth for the Vehicle Access Control Market

Exclusive Report Expects Rapid Growth for the Vehicle Access Control Market

MarketsandMarkets says the worth of the vehicle access control market could reach $22.6 billion by 2027.

SmartTrucks offer video surveillance to commercial, governmental, and educational facilities

SmartTrucks Offer Video Surveillance to Facilities

Video surveillance is no longer stagnant. With new SmartTruck technology, IoT gives officials real-time, archivable coverage of facilities.

Secure Your Engines

Secure Your Engines

When this upgrade project began in early 2017, there was a mix of standard-resolution legacy video cameras scattered throughout the facilities.

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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