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Facial Recognition Back in the News

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere wants to introduce facial recognition software; Allevate and Facewatch have just launched a SaaS solution in Brazil.  Philip Ingram with Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com looks at facial recognition back in the news.

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Topics: Biometrics Security

Dubai and Qatar Lead the Gulf in Civil Defence Drills

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Maj Gen Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence, confirmed that his department has exceeded its target for civil defence drills in the first half of 2016.

Evacuation Drills are one of the main pillars of the Dubai Civil Defence strategic plans and an annual target is set by his operations department to each fire station.  Targets for types of drills are based on the statistical analysis of real incidents and potential risks, in order to ensure the maximum effort is put in to being prepared for the most likely events and those that carry the greatest risk.

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Topics: Civil Defence Drills

Metadata Matters for Security

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, finds out why metadata, when tied-in with video surveillance footage, is revolutionising the handling of security and management issues.

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Topics: metadata security

Sound Security Solutions

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, discovers that there is a real buzz around sound analysis for security and public safety.

The volume of security-related applications where sound is playing a role is certainly on the rise, whether that be on the biometrics front in the form of voice recognition to allow someone to securely access their bank account; in smart homes to detect breaking glass or to identify and locate gunshots in an urban area.

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Topics: sound security

Pokémon GO has Numerous Security Concerns

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Iran has become the first country to outright ban Pokémon GO outright.  Despite restrictions on internet usage in Iran the BBC says, “there have been a number of discussion on social media about the game.”

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Topics: Cybersecurity

The Internet of Things and ZigBee Standards

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The ZigBee alliance has a set of standards that are quietly creeping up in the “Internet of Things” market. Known as the ZigBee standards they are different to the ONVIF standards so Philip Ingram from Security News Desk has a look at them.

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Should a Security Operations Center be Intelligence Driven?

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Dubai Airports have just released a request for tender for companies to bid for a Security Operations Centre and Gartner have released a paper stating they should be Intelligence led.  Philip Ingram from Security News Desk and Security MiddleEast.com looks at why this should be so.

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Topics: security operations

The Greener Alternative to Halons and Hydrofluorocarbons

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fire-fighting halon and hydrofluorocarbons are substances with a high global warming potential according to the US government.  They have recently directed that greener alternatives should be used.  Philip Ingram from Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com looks at one such technology.

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Topics: Fire Safety

Aerostat Solutions For Security

Posted by Richard McKeon on Aug 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Lighter Than Air - Aerostat Demand Takes Off

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, finds out why aerostats - or blimps - are making their mark in the ongoing battle to secure, critical infrastructure, and major sporting events, from a wide array of criminal and terrorist threats.

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Topics: aerostats

Ransomware is now a 1 Billion Dollar Industry

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jul 27, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The fastest-growing area of cybercrime has developed into a $1 billion-a-year industry complete with customer care departments set up to secure payments from victims of ransomware attacks, industry experts said yesterday.  This frightening and growing threat has been looked at by Paul Peachy from Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

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