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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
24th February 2021 Issue no. 546

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International News

Q4 2020 update DDoS attacks: more complex 'carpet bombing'

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.

Rising security concerns in the Telecom industry

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.

Security software revenues to hit $45.5B in 2021, a 20% jump in two years

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.

Wave XS by SALTO offers 100% touch-free access control

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The Wave XS is a smart, fast and reliable access control solution with a touchless button that permits easy and clean operation for a large number of activator devices.

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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This Week's News

A new SMARTair wireless escutcheon boosts security even at high-traffic doors

* Smartair-escutcheon.jpgHeavily 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.

Your access control may be safe but is it secure?

* SALTO-IOT.jpgFollowing 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.

Our workforce needs more protection says Magenta Security

* Magenta-security.jpgAs the pandemic approaches the anniversary of the first lockdown, Magenta Security increases its investment in team mental health support.

"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.


Johnson Controls new WorkForce Notifier for C-CURE 9000 by Encode Labs

* WorkForce-Notifier.jpgJohnson Controls introduces its WorkForce Notifier plug-in solution, which adds significant real-life practical benefits to the Tyco Software House C-CURE 9000 security and event management platform.

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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Post Office to roll-out online and in-branch identity verifications

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Post Office is expanding its presence in the identity services market with the roll-out of a suite of online and in-branch products in a new partnership with digital identity company Yoti.

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.

UK's cybersecurity firms hit over $12 billion in 2020 revenue

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 announces plans for 2021 and new dates for in-person event.

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.

SALTO Neo electronic cylinder gains BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark

SALTO Systems has announced that the Neo electronic cylinder is their latest product to gain the coveted BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark for access control systems.

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. 

Abloy releases 2021 dates for free webinars

Abloy UK has released its Academy calendar of free online training courses in 2021, with the first beginning this week (4 February).

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.

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