September 21, 2014
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Morning Security Brief: Scotland to Stay in UK, U.S. Ramps Up Efforts on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, And More

Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from the United Kingdom, allowing Britain’s nuclear submarine bases to stay in the region, and President Barack Obama signs an executive order to create a national strategy to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Morning Security Brief: Australia Thwarts IS Beheading Plan, NYC Increases Security, 3D Printed Drones, And More

A raid in Australia thwarted plans of IS members to kidnap and behead random people. NYC is stepping up security after IS encouraged attacks on tourist sites. A 3D printed drone is making its way to the battlefield. And the black market blood business is thriving in Africa due to Ebola.

Congress Questions DHS, FBI on ISIS Threat to the Homeland

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee questioned officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Wednesday on counterterrorism measures to stop the spread violent extremism from the Middle East to the rest of the world.

Morning Security Brief: Healthcare.gov has Security Probelms, U.S. Fear Level is High, iCloud Security, and More

The website Healthcare.gov has lingering security weaknesses. Polls indicate that Americans are afraid again, but on many fronts. Apple has reactivated two-factor authentication to iCloud. Finland has investigated its first terrorism case.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Aid for Ebola Outbreak, NFL Security, and DHS Scores Low on GAO Report

The United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help curb the Ebola outbreak. The Washington Post describes the NFL's vast security network in a behind-the-scenes look. And a GAO report says that DHS has not effectively integrated its vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure.

Morning Security Brief: ISIS Killing, California Wildfires, Detainee Sentenced, and Threat Hearing

Cameron vows to fight ISIS after killing, Wildfires in California force evacuations, American tourist sentenced to hard labor in North Korea, and Homeland Security Committee to hold hearings on terrorist threats.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Cases Become Overwhelming, Australia Ups Terrorism Threat Level, And Yahoo Legal Docs Released

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than health officials can handle them, Australia raises its terrorism threat level to the second-highest warning, and previously classified documents about Yahoo's legal battle against government surveillance are unsealed.

Morning Security Brief: Five Million Gmail Account Credentials Revealed, Salesforce Malware, and Cybersecurity Summit Wrapup

Nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords have been made public by Russian hackers, Salesforce has warned its customers of targeted malware aimed at stealing login credentials, and cybersecurity experts gathered to discuss protecting sales systems.

Panel: ISIS Poses No Direct Threat to the United States

Despite its effectiveness in the Middle East, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses no direct threat to the United States, according to panelists who spoke at a Congressional hearing Wednesday morning.

Morning Security Brief: Obama to Speak Against Terrorists, Apple Pay Revealed, and Accident Shields Help Police

President Obama will reveal U.S. plan to defeat the Islamic State. Apple has revealed Apple Pay for secure mobile payments. A new screen system can help shield crime and accident scenes.

Morning Security Brief: Bleak Inspection Report for DHS, Malaysia Airlines MH-17 Update, Home Depot Confirms Breach, and More

An Inspector General report has found that the Department of Homeland Security has a hoard of medical supplies for pandemic response set to expire soon. The Dutch Safety Review Board has released a report showing that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down by a "large number of fragments." Home Depot confirms that it did suffer a security breach. And more.

Expert Warns CSO Roundtable About Growing Instability in Libya

Increasing jihadist activity and instability in Libya could make it “the next Iraq,” a geopolitical risk and security specialist told a CSO Roundtable teleconference on Monday.
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Video Analytics

Avigilon Corporation of Vancouver, Canada, has added the Rialto video analytics appliance family to its product portfolio. The appliances provide real- time event detection and verification, enabling users to proactively identify unusual activity in a monitored scene and take immediate action. The technology, when combined with high-definition video imaging, provides superior perimeter surveillance. The products offer “Teach by Example” functionality, enabling users to give feedback about the accuracy of various alarm events as they are generated. Rialto products learn from the feedback and increase future accuracy, resulting in lower false alarm rates. Other features include true object classification, audio talk-down capabilities, instant notification, ease of installation, and an open platform.

Thermal App

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. of Karmiel, Israel, and Lumus Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel, have joined forces to provide mobile long-range night-vision capabilities. The Therm-App mobile device, mounted on headgear, transmits high-resolution images to the Lumus wearable display, providing the user with a large, high-quality image. The combination is ideal for professionals who require hands-free operation in complete darkness or limited visibility. It will help security teams, search-and-rescue responders, and other law enforcement and public safety professionals.

Intrusion Detection

Honeywell of Louisville, Kentucky, has added radar capabilities to its line of Vindicator security systems. Vindicator customers have access to compact surveillance radar systems from SpotterRF of Orem, Utah. These systems can detect intruders along perimeters when traditional radar systems are not practical. The devices, which weigh less than four pounds, use standard Ethernet cables and feature built-in Web servers. They are effective in monitoring wide areas, including bridges, dams, and oil fields. Combining Vindicator’s command-and-control platform with the radar systems makes them ideal for high-security projects. Vindicator’s integration with Pro-Watch access control and MAXPRO Video Management System allows customers to have a com­plete security solution from a single manufacturer.
 




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