July 31, 2014
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Morning Security Brief: New Sanctions, CDC Fears Ebola Spread, Vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things, and More

The United States and European Union have announced increased sanctions against Russia. U.S. health officials are concerned about international travelers spreading Ebola. The Internet of Things has significant vulnerabilities. And more.

NSA's Actions Threaten U.S. Economy and Internet Security, New Report Suggests

New America releases a report detailing the impact the U.S. National Security Agency's actions have on the U.S. economy, American foreign policy, and the security of the Internet as a whole.

Reflections on 9-11 Commission Report Address Evolving Threats

Ten years after The 9-11 Commission Report was issued, the Bipartisan Policy Center looks at how the threat landscape has changed and how the U.S. has adapted.

Morning Security Brief: Hamas-Israeli Conflict Continues, Security Clearance Holders and Tax Debt, TSA Holds Contest, and More

Fighting between Israel and Hamas continues as Israel destroys the home of a top political Hamas leader in the Gaza strip. A GAO report has found that security clearance holders have significant tax burdens totaling more than $730 million. The TSA is offering prize money to anyone who can come up with a proof-of-concept for expediting airport security lines. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Libya Evacuation, Ebola Virus, Homeland Threat, and Boko Haram Attack

Americans evacuated from Libya as fighting rages, two Americans reportedly contract Ebola in Africa, former DHS head says ISIS poses a threat to the homeland, and Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon.

Morning Security Brief: Air Algerie Crash Likely Weather-Related, Japan Focuses on Cyber Bill, And NYC Orders Security Overhaul

Officials say early indications show the Air Algerie crash was likely weather-related, Japan works to pass cybersecurity legislation, and New York City orders a security overhaul following an incident on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Hackers Breach European Central Bank Database

The European Central Bank announced Thursday that hackers stole e-mail addresses and contact data from its public Web site.

Morning Security Brief: Planes Crash in Algeria, Taiwan; $10bn Infrastructure Fund; International Cybercriminals Caught

An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board has crashed this morning, following the deaths of 48 yesterday due to a TransAsia Airways plane crash. The White House announced a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund. Seven criminals were arrested in relation to StubHub theft, and Norway may be in imminent danger of a terrorist attack.

Morning Security Brief: Border Security Plans, iOS Backdoor Claims Denied, Norwegian Trained with Al Qaeda Bomber, and More

Emergency border security plans are being separately constructed by the U.S. House and Senate. Apple denies that iOS has a backdoor that could lead to the theft of users' personal data. A new report by the authors of the 9-11 Commission report urges the United States not to backslide. A Norwegian citizen is the cause of recent security tightening at international airports. Goodwill Industries say there is no evidence of a hack of payment card information.

Morning Security Brief: Black Boxes Handed Over, Food Safety Scare in China, Border Protection, and More

Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine hand over the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a food safety scare in China affects several U.S.-based companies, Canada and the United States' trusted traveler programs announce they're making significant strides in their partnership, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Recovery Chaos, Gaza Fighting, Mosquito Virus, and More

Malaysia air crash recovery turns chaotic, U.S. and U.N. press for Gaza ceasefire, EEE virus found in Massachusetts mosquitoes, and more.

U.S. says Missile that Brought Down Malaysian Flight was Launched from Separatist Controlled Territory

U.S. President Barack Obama calls for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine to allow international investigators to access the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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IP Cameras

The new DINION IP 4000 and 5000 cameras from Bosch Security Systems, INC., of Fairport, New York, combine the latest technology with aesthetic design. Both cameras offer an attractive range of features for image quality, management of bit rates, and low storage requirements, as well as important audio capabilities, cloud-based services, and easy and cost-effective installation. The DINION IP 4000 HD offers 720p resolution, and the DINION IP 5000 HD has 1080p resolution. Both feature intelliĀ­gent Dynamic Noise Reduction. A built-in microphone and two-way audio allow the operator or security guard to listen to and also question intruders or communicate with visitors who appear to need assistance.

Door Control Software

Secura Key of Chatsworth, California, has introduced SK-NET Version 5.1, which supports the new NOVA.16 16-door control panel. The control panel creates a new system architecture, reduces cabling and installation costs, and facilitates system expansion. The NOVA.16 uses RS-485 to interconnect the new smart readers, which contain all inputs and outputs to control and monitor a single door. SK-NET 5.1 also supports new features in the SK-ACPE two-door control panel, such as built-in network connectivity and battery monitoring. The software is backward-compatible with legacy control panels. The included SK LAN Installer enables users to scan the entire network and locate all connected Secura Key control panels.

Face Recognition

Animetrics of Conway, New Hampshire, has released its first application programming interface (API) for commercial licensing. The FaceR API makes it possible for software developers to write programs based on Animetricsā€™ advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions technology, which is used in law enforcement agencies worldwide. The FaceR API provides the critical functions for face detection, facial features detection, and 2D to 3D pose correction, which converts an angulated facial image to a perfectly normalized frontal image. This may be used to improve matching performance in any face recognition system, facial enrollment into galleries, face recognition capability, and gallery management
 




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