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2nd December 2020 Issue no. 536
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With cases worsening during lockdown, motorists are now being warned that they face a greater risk of vehicle theft now that the nation is making fewer trips in their vehicles and spending more time at home.
Codelocks products are now available with Clean by Codelocks, a durable finish that cuts bacterial growth on locks and door handles by over 99.9%.
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Corsight AI has launched facial recognition technology able to compliantly identify individuals on watchlists even under the most challenging conditions, overcoming common issues such as face coverings and harsh environments, at an unmatched speed and accuracy.
Powered by Autonomous AI, the most advanced artificial intelligence system with more than 250 patents, Corsight's facial recognition technology exceeds the human brain's ability to register and accurately identify individuals.
Frictionless access control has become a must for many businesses that want to create a hygienic working environment for colleagues and visitors in a COVID-19 affected world. The availability of the Safetrust Touchless Identity solution from Smart R Distribution could not therefore come at a better time.
The Safetrust Touchless Identity solution provides the opportunity for existing access control systems operating within airports, offices, education establishments, factories, hospitals, local authority and government buildings to be upgraded to support mobile credentials without having to incur the cost and disruption of replacing existing card readers.
HM Revenue & Customs has reported a staggering 367,520 reports of phishing email attacks during 2020, with data indicating a sharp rise in incidents after the UK went into its first lockdown in March.
This is according to official data obtained by accountancy firm Lanop Outsourcing, under the Freedom of Information (FOI) act, which specifically revealed that HMRC faced an average of 26,100 phishing attacks in January and February 2020, before soaring to an average of 45,046 attacks per month from March to September - a 73 per cent increase.
The integration developed between Vanderbilt's ACT Enterprise access control software platform and Hanwha Techwin's Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS), means operators are now able to instantly visually verify access control activity and events directly from ACT Enterprise.
ACT Enterprise is a role-based software platform which streamlines the monitoring and management of ACTpro access control systems comprising web-enabled door controller interfaces and MiFare and/or DESfire card readers.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues causing hefty fines and penalties for businesses and organizations across European countries even two years after coming into force.
The primary reason for such a high cumulative value of GDPR fines in the United Kingdom is the data breach penalty imposed by the UK's data protection authority, ICO, to Marriott International. In November 2018, the American multinational company was fined €110.4 million after reporting a cyber incident that exposed nearly 340 million guest records.
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