Nov 21, 2014 - President Barack Obama announces plans to defer deportations for 5 million people, an update on a shooter at Florida State University, NSA director voices critical infrastructure concerns, and cybersecurity research receives a $65 million boost.
Nov 20, 2014 - Sierra Leone is struggling to reign in the Ebola epidemic, and Liberia is accused of not distributing resources properly. France has identified two French citizens taking part in the most recent ISIS beheading video. A gunman opened fire at Florida State University, injuring three before he was killed. And the record snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y., may turn into floods this weekend.
Nov 19, 2014 - Synagogues in Jerusalem are ramping up security after Tuesday's bloody attack. A new GAO report calls for increased oversight of the pay and recruitment of foreign workers by U.S. government contractors. A hotel chain fired an employee for posting pictures of DHS vehicles massed near Ferguson, Missouri. Money earmarked for security at Canadian diplomatic missions has gone unspent.
Nov 18, 2014 - A deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue killed four and left six wounded, citing an uptick in violence in Israel. The FBI is warning law enforcement nationwide to prepare for violence in light of a pending grand jury decision on the Michael Brown case. And a GAO report finds the Department of Veterans Affairs has not mitigated critical vulnerabilities in its network.
Nov 14, 2014 - U.S. Marshals Service reportedly using equipment to simulate cell phone towers to collect data on users, U.K. legislation could bar British jihadists from returning home, DHS warns Apple users to download apps with caution, and Congress is briefed on a U.S. Secret Service review.
Nov 13, 2014 - The World Health Organziation has approved accelerated testing of Ebola vaccines in West Africa. Verizon Wireless and the Georgia Institute of Technology have teamed up to research the Internet of Things. And Microsoft released a fix to a critical vulnerability in its Windows computers.
Nov 12, 2014 - Missouri prepares for unrest after grand jury verdict in Ferguson shooting. Trusted Traveler lanes are seeing nonpresecreened passengers shunted to them for the sake of expediency. The U.S. Postal Service has been hacked and personal data stolen. A website is trying to teach everyone a lesson about changing the password on their CCTV cameras.
Nov 10, 2014 - ISIS leader reportedly wounded by U.S. airstrike, North Korea releases American prisoners, plane crash in Bahamas kills nine, and cybersecurity bill could get boost from the new Congress
Nov 07, 2014 - Dozens of Russian tanks roll into Ukraine, GAO wants more accountability for fusion center funding, U.S.-led coalition launches more airstrikes in Syria, and Home Depot hackers used custom-built malware.
Nov 06, 2014 - The European Union has pledged $350 million towards finding a vaccine for the Ebola virus. A new report says that cybersecurity will be the fastest-growing homeland security market over the next decade. And a never-before-seen malware is attacking thousands of Apple devices in China.
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Embsec of Stockholm, Sweden, has released a long-range laser perimeter sensor for hazardous areas. Based on the award-winning laser sensor vFence F-501, vFence ATEX has a working range of 300 meters, up to 20 alarm zones, power over Ethernet, and network alarms. It uses a pulsed infrared laser sensor to accurately detect and position objects. Depending on detection position, the laser sends a zone-specific network alarm to a VMS server or directly to cameras. The alarm is used to automatically start recording, direct cameras to the location of intrusion, and alert guards with detailed alarm information.
Alarm Lock of Amityville, New York, has introduced affordable electronic locksets that communicate wirelessly over any size network. Trilogy Networx Locksets eliminate door-to-door programming and audit trail retrieval, saving time and money. Existing Trilogy locks can be networked using the conversion kit, which turns standalone locks into wireless units. Trilogy locks can be equipped with Classroom Lock-Down, allowing users to activate emergency global lockdown and unlocking from either the Networx PC or any Networx lock. One-button activation means there is no need to open a door, and no keys are required. The lock-down feature is designed to provide safety for schools and other facilities in an emergency.