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Latest issue of Security Solutions out now! Security Solutions is a leading security resource for business, government and the security industry. Through Security Solutions, readers enjoy access to information from leading experts on issues such as terrorism, operational security matters, technological developments, risk management and IT security as well as the latest news on security events. As a busy security … [Read more...]

If Popularity Trumps Security

By Colin Wight It is not entirely clear quite when it happened but, at some point over the last three months, the improbable became likely. Indeed, barring a spectacular collapse in popular support, or convoluted Machiavellian contortions at the Republican convention, it looks likely that Donald Trump will be the GOP (Grand Old Party – a term used to refer to the Republican Party) candidate for president later this … [Read more...]

Reader and Card Security Considerations

It should come as no surprise that not all access control systems are created equal. An Access Control System is made up of many elements, beginning with  a  panel  which  incorporates  a feature set designed to facilitate proper verification and enrolment procedures. The panel should also enable continued credential maintenance procedures for the maintenance of both the approved credential lists and unauthorised … [Read more...]

Civil security and civil defence in the spotlight

The not-for-profit organisation behind the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition has added a new string to its bow. Its latest venture is CIVSEC, will be a major showcase of expertise, ideas and technology in the fields of civil security and civil defence. The event will be a congress of conferences, seminars and workshops that will address the complex and increasingly important … [Read more...]

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB 3.5in HDD

The ninth generation, 8TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5in HDD is a drive designed for nearline applications with 550TB/yr workloads and requires 24x7 reliability. Leading the industry in capacity, reliability and performance, the Enterprise Capacity 8TB HDD is available in various configurations, such as 6Gb/s SATA or 12GB/s SAS for different DVR/NVR requirements. Power consumption and performance is continuously … [Read more...]

The Key To Physical Access Control

  Every facility is safer with the addition of a key control and management system from Morse Watchmans. Physical keys continue to be mission-critical for every type of organization, and Morse Watchmans is dedicated to delivering the best solutions for managing, controlling, tracking and auditing all your keys. KeyWatcher Touch Systems are the access control solution for physical keys. Every key is accounted for … [Read more...]

A New Risk Assessment Standard For Security And Operational Risk

Many organisations claim their risk management structures and processes comply with the International Standard on Risk Management Principles and Guidelines, ISO31000:2009. However, if risk assessments used by these ‘compliant’ organisations are poor, then risk management failures will almost certainly occur. If a security manager guesses that a risk is low, medium or high, then questions need to be raised about whether or … [Read more...]

Global Standards Group IEC Adopts ONVIF Specification for New Access Control Standard

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that its newest access control specification has been adopted by the global standards group International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as its new standard for Electronic access control systems, positioning the ONVIF specification as the global access control standard in countries, projects and industries all … [Read more...]

SWIFT Admits Their International Bank Transfer System was Hacked

According to reports emerging today, SWIFT "is aware of a number of recent cyber incidents" involving the hacking of their SWIFT software, and have urged 11,000 financial institutions to update their software with a new security update they released on Monday. SWIFT has been the focus of intense scrutiny since the theft of US$81m from the Bangladesh Central Bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve in February … [Read more...]

Former German Soldiers Now Fighting for ISIS

by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. A report written by the German Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) indicated that twenty-nine former German soldiers left their countries to fight for rebel groups, including ISIS, in Syria or Iraq, as reported by local German news .[i] It also claimed that sixty-five German soldiers are now under investigation for having Islamist sympathies. Since 2007, … [Read more...]

Another innovation award for STid at the Security Meetings trade fair

Following on from its Innovation Trophy at the Expoprotection fair with its Architect® range of modular readers, STid has won the “Think Outside the Box” award with its new mobile access control solution - STid Mobile ID®. A panel of 7 industry representatives - experts, journalists and users - selected STid Mobile ID® from a broad field of entrants. The award honors STid for its innovative response to growing … [Read more...]

Check Out This Great New Body Worn Camera From Transcend

  https://youtu.be/9KuZBrwSdSI Transcend, a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, recently launched what is sure to be the first of many innovative new products aimed at the security market, the DrivePro Body 10 body camera. We take a look at his feature rich and affordable body-worn camera, available from www.signalone.com.au. … [Read more...]

Secure your entry, as your event, the Security Exhibition & Conference returns to Melbourne in July

Registrations are now open to attend the 2016 Security Exhibition & Conference, Australasia’s premier security industry event, which is returning to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from July 20 to July 22, following another outstanding event in 2015.  The Security Exhibition & Conference connects a community of leaders and showcases the most innovative solutions to hit the Australian market … [Read more...]

Sony Introduces Industry’s Highest Sensitivity 4K Network Camera, SNC-VB770

New SNC-VB770 Combines Sensitivity, Color and Resolution for Range of Commercial Applications Compatible with a Variety of α E-mount Interchangeable Lens Sony’s newest 4K network camera, model SNC-VB770, offers the highest sensitivity in its class - under 0.004lx, ISO 409600*. The new model combines ultra-high sensitivity with 4K resolution and advanced networking capabilities to give video professionals more … [Read more...]

ISIS Once Again Silences its Enemies in Turkey

  ICSVE's new Brief Report by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Once again ISIS cadres have penetrated from Syria into Turkey and carried out an assault on those brave enough to speak out against them.  Monday evening (April 10th), thirty-six year-old Syrian journalist, Muhammed Zahir al Serkat, was shot in the center of Gaziantep (a Turkish town near the border of Syria) on Doktor Kemal Ahi … [Read more...]

Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry Delivers Supreme Accuracy, Security and Usability for Passport Checks in eGates

Latest face recognition algorithm B10 increases performance for lower quality passport photos Cognitec released a new software version for its face recognition technology used in eGates for automated passport control procedures. FaceVACS-Entry combines smart hardware for facial image acquisition with market-leading software for verification processes, and is ready for integration into electronic gates (eGates) at … [Read more...]

Khalid Zerkani: Terrorist Instigator

by  Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. “He is a sorcerer… He is Satan.” Hawa Keita, an immigrant mother from Mali in Brussels said of the man who influenced her son, Yoni Mayne, in only a few months time into leaving Belgium for “jihad” in Syria. She believes her son died in 2014 during a battle in Syria. Interviewing parents in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe these past few months (for our ISIS Defectors Interviews Project) … [Read more...]