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21st February 2018 Issue no. 398
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Third-party applications can now be downloaded directly on to Dahua network cameras, thanks to its newly launched Dahua Open Platform (DHOP), giving integrators, resellers and users unprecedented integration opportunities.
The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a report updating its guidance on Turla Neuron malware, which provides a platform to steal sensitive data. NCSC provides enhanced cybersecurity services to protect against cybersecurity threats.
NCSC encourages users and administrators to review the advisory to access the report and for more information. www.ncsc.gov.uk
A rocky debut for US home security firm ADT. Shares in the company fell as much as 13.9 per cent to $12.06 on its first day of trading on Friday, less than two years after private equity owner Apollo acquired the business via a massive leveraged buyout.
The lurch lower is another setback for ADT, which already had to price its initial public offering below its target range after selling fewer shares than planned. The company, which provides alarm systems and security monitoring services to homes and businesses, priced its shares at $14 a piece, below the original target range of $17-$19.Full Story
Everybody appreciates that using a ladder can be dangerous, even if a person is only a few rungs high. Each year there are numerous ladder related incidents and accidents in the UK alone.
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Debt-ridden Daniel O'Brien stole thousands of pounds' worth of door locks from his workplace and sold them on eBay. The 35-year-old was working as a storeman for Solidor when he helped himself to locks, which he then flogged on the online auction site.
But a manager at the Fenton-based composite door manufacturer turned detective when he noticed the items on eBay being sold for much less than the retail price offered by his company.Full Story
Card manufacturer and ID specialist Databac Group is unveiling market-leading solutions for card printing and visitor management at the SICUR exhibition. Highlights of its stand include CardExchange software for visitor management and card production and Matica XID8600 desktop card printer and the latest advanced in RFID technology.
MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cyber security by implementing the "MOBOTIX Cactus Concept." The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber-attacks along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and maintain secure video surveillance and access control environments.
The objective of the Cactus Concept is to implement a multimedia cyber security campaign in order to raise awareness among potential and existing MOBOTIX customers of the importance of data security in network-based video security systems and how organizations can protect themselves through cost-efficient and intelligent solutions.
PACOM Systems, part of STANLEY Product & Technology, a leading provider of security and access control solutions, has announced that its PACOM 8003 intelligent security control panel has achieved BS8243 PD662-2017 approval.
A true hybrid panel, the PACOM 8003 is capable of delivering both advanced access control and EN Grade 3 intrusion detection, and this exciting development means that its level of adoption can be significantly expanded throughout the UK, which will help provide a growing number of end users with the most cost effective intruder alarm system approach to building security.
Creating a unique lock manufacturing hub dedicated to the global rail industry and upgrading the facilities to the world class standards synonymous with ASSA ABLOY Group's pursuit of operational excellence, are the driving factors behind the ongoing investment in Pickersgill-Kaye's Leeds site.
Pickersgill-Kaye, already enjoying record sales of its locking systems, is benefitting from a major restructuring by owner ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, to turn the Yorkshire business into a R&D facility and rail centre of excellence.
One of the top multi-service and security providers in the UK, First Response Group (FRG), has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Simon Alderson, to implement its partnership business plan and rebrand to FRG.
Mr. Alderson, 42, has nearly 20 years' experience in the sector, gaining several directorships, including running the Netherlands division for VPS Ltd and as their UK Commercial Director. In 2013 he became the first elected chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Vacant Property Protection Group.
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Standardization bodies are organizations that exist specifically for developing, coordinating, promoting and interpreting technical standards.
As with any vital area, there are several standardization bodies focused on producing information security related standards. Here are five standardization bodies all security engineers should know about:Full Story
By Rebecca Camber
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