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24th February 2021 Issue no. 546
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NaWas by NBIP has reported its fourth quarter 2020 update about DDoS attacks in Europe. The large scale attacks on the infrastructure of ISP's, which started in August 2020, continued with more complex attacks called carpet bombing in the last three months of 2020.
In total 540 attacks were detected, an average of more than four per day, while the largest was 167 Gbps. Compared to Q3 not only more attacks were registered, but also an increasing amount after working hours.
The Telecom industry keeps the world connected. From private communications to business interactions, it is an intrinsic part of our daily lives, and we take many elements for granted. Be it via the phone, across the internet, over airwaves or cables, this sector makes it possible to communicate in rapid time anywhere around the world.
The digital transformation accelerated by the pandemic and the growing number of data breaches and cyberattacks has forced online users, companies, and organizations to increase their spending on security software solutions.
Upgrading to touchless access control allows for hands-free entry, eliminating the need to make contact with common touchpoints upon entry and creating a more hygienic environment for everyone.
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Heavily used interior and exterior doors need an access solution that's both robust and intelligent. ASSA ABLOY's new SMARTair i-max Escutcheon available from Abloy UK, ensures only authorised users pass through these doors, via a range of credentials including virtual keys stored on a smartphone.
Fast, wire-free installation makes it easy to implement or extend a SMARTair access control system in any building.
Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and the pandemic we are now all living through, the uptake in touchless access control which was previously gaining in popularity has been accelerated driving digital transformation across many industries and technologies.
Among these is the rapid growth of mobile and cloud based systems that make access control a simple and secure solution for businesses to manage keys, users and doors across multiple locations, simply and conveniently.
"Security professionals are, like so many other key workers, on the front line, keeping people safe. They are at risk like others from COVID or indeed other illnesses and even physical attack. Yet they are also emotionally and psychologically at risk," comments Abbey Petkar, managing director, Magenta Security Services.
Developed by Encode Labs, a Johnson Controls' technology partner, the WorkForce Notifier plug-in sends e-mails or SMS Text messages to employees and contractors to alert them they are in danger of being locked out of a site because their access control card credentials have expired or will be expiring in the near future.
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The rollout includes a free-to use app that will combine customers' personal data and biometrics to create a secure, reusable ID on their phone, and in-branch services for those customers who do not have access to a smartphone or who prefer face-to-face contact when asked to confirm their identity.
Atlas VPN research team found that in the 2020 financial year, online security companies in the UK raked in nearly 8.88 billion GBP which is equivalent to 12.51 billion US dollars, a 7% increase from last year's 8.3 billion GBP (11.69 billion USD).
The report shows that:
IFSEC International, the largest gathering of security professionals, has announced it will now take place from 12 - 14 July, 2021 at ExCeL, London and will be run in line with the industry recognised and Government approved AllSecure standard, to ensure attendee safety.
Designed for doors where fitting an electronic escutcheon is not possible or required, the compact SALTO Neo Cylinder can be installed on standard doors, server racks, gates, cabinets, electric switches, sliding doors and more.
The webinars are presented by specialists and aim to keep the sector up to date with building regulations and compliance standards, as well as security and technology trends, particularly while so many are working from home.