Oct 30, 2014 - The Australian Senate has voted through a raft of changes to the nation's security laws. The NYPD is worried about drones being used in terrorist attacks on the city. CurrentC, a mobile payment system, has been hacked. And a survey says BYOD is deeply troubling to IT professionals.
Oct 29, 2014 - The White House's unclassified servers have been hacked. Security has been increased at federal buildings around the United States. A new McAfee report says that enterprises are finding it difficult to balance optimal network performance and security.
Oct 28, 2014 - Policies and procedures surrounding individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola are muddled, and the CDC is attempting to offer guidance. A Swedish Internet service provider has been ordered by a court to retain metadata for police that indicates a customer or subscriber's location information. A Bergen County, New Jersey school is implementing wearable panic buttons for its staff of nearly 100. And more.
Oct 27, 2014 - Nurse quarantined by New Jersey Ebola policy plans to sue the state, New York announces changes to its Ebola quarantine policy, a second victim in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting dies, and more.
Oct 24, 2014 - New York City officials confirm the first case of Ebola in the city, two associations join forces to educate franchise businesses about cybersecurity, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers additional measures to enhance security at the White House.
Oct 23, 2014 - A federal jury convicted and immediately jailed four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards yesterday for their roles in a 2007 shooting that injured 17 Iraqis and killed 14 in Baghdad.
Oct 23, 2014 - Officials try to learn more about the lone shooter who killed a Canadian soldier. A man jumped the White House fence and was subdued before he reached the building. And the research arm of the DHS announces new goals for developing technology to address the latest security concerns.
Cover - El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, share a border and a unique security landscape. Learn how the two cities are keeping the largest binational work force in the Western Hemisphere safe and secure.
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The Illustra 610 Compact IP Mini-Bullet camera provides exceptional video quality within a small framework, for indoor or outdoor applications where the camera needs to blend into the environment. New from American Dynamics of Westford, Massachusetts, part of the security products business of Tyco, it offers 1080p resolution; various viewing angles, including a horizontal view and a corridor mode to capture video in narrow hallways; and a built-in infrared LED for usable video surveillance in a variety of lighting conditions. Wide dynamic range mitigates the problems of glare and high-contrast scenes. The ONVIF-compliant camera is easy to configure using free Illustra Connect software.
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.