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3rd March 2021 Issue no. 547
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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.
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Smart R Distribution's ability to provide installers throughout the UK with a competitive edge, has been enhanced with the news that it has been appointed an authorised distributor of the new Comelit Secur HUB wireless intruder alarm system.
Utilising the Comelit Cloud solution and offering both Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity, Secur HUB operates by way of a secure, high-performance, two-way radio link between the control panel and the sensors.
It's a keyless product which gives the homeowner 3 methods of gaining access. The first is a proximity fob that communicates with a reader built into the handle unit; the second is via the Blusafe app that allows the user to use their mobile phone as a key, and the third is finger print recognition. The large reader pad is concealed under a hinged tab to keep it dry.
Following the success of its virtual Keyvolution exhibition in July 2020, ABLOY UK has announced a virtual showcase on 9 March, which will share the latest trends and innovations in the security and access control sector.
The digital event will showcase innovative new products, as well as access control solutions for commercial buildings, education, hospitality, residential and healthcare, and is ideal for facility and building managers, architects and any professionals responsible for safety and security in the built environment.
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"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.
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.