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21st June 2017 Issue no. 367
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In the 17th century, security was often a matter of mechanical ingenuity rather than the kinds of technology we rely on today such as cameras and alarm systems. If you wanted to keep someone out, you had to physically bar them, or devise a mechanism that would-be intruders couldn't solve.Full Story
Following the adoption by the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the conclusions on information systems and interoperability and the general approach on the Commission's proposal for a European Travel and Information Authorisation System (ETIAS), Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King made the following joint statement:
Employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a snapshot poll* conducted by Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, at Europe's leading infosecurity event, Infosec Europe in London this week.
While more than a third (35 per cent) of survey respondents cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error, other causes include heavy workloads (19 per cent), excessive policies and compliance regulations (5 per cent), social media (5 per cent) and password sharing (4 per cent). Poor management is also highlighted by 11 per cent of security professionals, while 8 per cent believe human error is caused by not recognising our data security responsibilities at work.
Virtual reality pioneer Palmer Luckey has founded a start-up concentrating on technology to police borders and large events, reports the New York Times. He has told senior Trump administration staff about the company's technology.
CallMe is aimed at individual homes and small to medium-rise apartment blocks. It enables residents to speak with visitors, open gates and open doors - all using a mobile device.
IT solutions and infrastructure service provider, Niu Solutions, has launched its latest Disaster Recovery as a Service product (DRaaS).
The offering gives firms cost-optimised cloud platform delivery and incorporates orchestration and automation technologies that can minimise the recovery time, ensuring access to critical data in the event of a catastrophe.
By Rob LeFebvre
The New York Attorney General's office settled with Safetech to provide better security for its smart locks. Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key.
Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they're also pretty easy to hack open. The office of New York's attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, announced a settlement with one such smart lock manufacturer.Full Story
These are the first turnstiles of the Lifeline Series now officially "Made in the USA."
ABUS have always sold its cylinder systems by endorsing the USPs that make ABUS cylinder suites special:
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As the leading trade association for the private security industry, the BSIA has once again partnered with IFSEC and will have a strong presence at the show.
At IFSEC International 2017, pioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora will unveil its latest next-generation technology development: FaceSentinel LR, a long range sensor that extends Aurora's industry-leading near infrared capabilities to a wider range of distances, making it suitable for applications such as queue management, surveillance, and VIP identification.
The specialist biometric imaging and illumination technology is designed to work with the latest versions of Aurora's Deep Learning-based Facial Recognition engines.
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., the leader in satellite communications and emergency notification technologies, will showcase leading edge solutions to safeguard people and assets at IFSEC International 2017 (London ExCeL, 20-22 June 2017).
Visitors to the Globalstar stand C1610 can learn how its suite of communications and tracking products can help protect valuable equipment and cargo, provide security and peace of mind to lone workers, and help users stay in contact with colleagues, family and emergency services even in areas outside of mobile phone coverage.
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative and intelligent solutions that solve real-world challenges in IP video systems, is showcasing a new suite of products at IFSEC 2017 which neatly brings together the three cornerstones of its successful business: IP transmission, storage and display.
Following on from its acquisition of security Command & Control software manufacturer icomply Ltd, Veracity's largest-ever IFSEC stand is built around a walk-through Control Room, promoting its integrated security management platform powered by the powerful VTAS Pro.
Comelit will be showing its extensive range of video entry, home automation and CCTV solutions, featuring the best in contemporary Italian design at IFSEC International (20th-22nd June 2017, stand G1150, Excel, London).
Among the new launches on display at the show is the Maxi Android door entry solution, featuring high-end technology in a 7-inch tablet-style panoramic monitor. Compatible with Comelit's ViP system, it features a capacitive touchscreen and swipe functions. The monitor is able to be loaded with 3rd party Android Apps.
The Hickleys Training Academy is the leading centre in the UK for Auto Locksmith training covering everything from one day product or vehicle specific courses to courses run over multiple days allowing students to learn and qualify for a new trade.
Further expansion has now enabled us to offer a range of traditional locksmith training including lock picking, safe opening and other specialist courses.
The money is being invested at its UK head office and main manufacturing centre in School Street, including the development of a new Innovation Centre.
Although new jobs are not expected as a result of the investment, Assa Abloy says it demonstrates its commitment to the Black Country site. Renovation and improvement of the existing facilities will start this summer, with a three-phase project of work due to be completed next year.Full Story
Netskope, a security startup based in Los Altos, Calif., has raised $100 million in funding, says business magazine Fortune.
"Every single customer and industry is being turned upside-down because of the cloud," Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri said. "Many of the incumbents are being caught with their pants down."
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The Metropolitan police warn that an increasing number of vehicles are being stolen by criminals exploiting electronic controls.
Once inside the vehicle, the thieves plug a device into the on-board diagnostic port (OBD), which allows them to download the vehicle's electronic information on to a blank key. This key is then compatible with the car, allowing them to drive the vehicle away.
CSL, Vanderbilt and Anglia Tool Centre are among the many exhibitors that have signed up to the IFSEC Discounts scheme, which gives visitors - who pay nothing to get into the show - discounts and incentives they will simply not be able to get anywhere but London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017, when the show is held.
GJD, a world class leading designer and manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators has announced a new service deal with VMS, a provider of installation and maintenance services within the Audio Visual, Networking and Security markets. The innovative approach aims to strengthen GJD's customer relations and provide unparalleled levels of field support.
Lockdecoders will be showing the Miracle A9 Premium and the new Magic 2S portable engraving machine.
This show will be hosted by SKS. Also at this show are various other manufacturers like JMA, Maxus, Ifam, Codelocks, Yale and Era.
Times: 10am - 5pm
By Cara McGoogan , The Telegraph
British cyber security start-up Panaseer has raised $3.25m (£2.5m) in the wake of the global WannaCry ransomware attack to develop its product and make further inroads into the US.
Panaseer uses data analytics to look for risks within companies' computer systems and mitigate them before they can be used by cyber criminals.Full Story