August 30, 2014
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Morning Security Brief: Ebola Update, Al Qaeda Threats in United States, MA370 Update, And More

The Ebola epidemic may affect up to 20,000 people, the World Health Organization has announced. An al Qaeda publication calls for lone-wolf attacks on U.S. sites, including an Air Force Academy. New clues have been found in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Russians Invade Ukraine, Backoff Malware Threatens Retailers, U.S. Banks Hacked

The Ukrainian president is calling a U.N. Security Council meeting after Russian troops invaded Ukraine. The Secret Service and a security council have warned retailers about Backoff malware, which steals payment data. And JPMorgan and other large U.S. banks have been hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Hiring Crisis, Cloud Security, and Healthcare Data Breaches

Britain must address the problem of terrorists using the nation as a homebase. The UN has accused IS of war crimes. Companies are facing a crisis over the limited pool of cybersecurity experts. Fears about cloud security are increasing among businesses. Healthcare systems remain vulnerable to data breaches.

Morning Security Brief: Sony PlayStation Network Hacked, U.S. Planes Sent to Surveil Syria, Railroad Safety, and More

A cyberattack briefly shut down the Sony Corporation's PlayStation network on Sunday. The United States has sent surveillance planes to fly over Syria, pointing to possible airstrikes. The Federal Railroad Administration has funded two grants that total more than $350,000 for the development of a Short Line Safety Institute. And more.

Update: Officials Issue 'All Clear' at Fort Lee, Lift Lockdown

Officials issue an all clear 30 minutes after reporting an active shooter incident at U.S. Army Fort Lee in central Virginia.

Breaking: Fort Lee on Lockdown After Active Shooter Reported

U.S. Army Fort Lee in central Virginia is on lockdown after officials reported an active shooter incident this morning.

Morning Security Brief: California Earthquake, DHS Hacking, Journalist Released, China Operating System

Earthquake rattles Northern California, DHS employee records exposed in hacking, American journalist held by al Qaeda freed, China developing new operating system

NIST Requests Feedback on First Version of Cybersecurity Framework

A federal organization is requesting feedback from companies who have implemented the voluntary cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure that it issued earlier this year.

Morning Security Brief: DoD Violates the Law, Experts Warn of Breach Report Fatigue, and Syria Death Toll Reaches 191,000

The U.S. Department of Defense violated the law when it failed to notify Congress of a prisoner exchange 30 days prior, experts raise concerns of security breach report fatigue, and the death toll in Syria rises to more than 191,000.

U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged, Present No Public Health Threat

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta has discharged both U.S. patients who were being treated for Ebola. Health officials determined they were no longer contagious and did not present a public health threat.

Morning Security Brief: UPS Security Breach, Germany's Digital Agenda, Airport Scanner Security Concerns, and More

UPS stores are the latest retailers to be hacked, and customer financial data may have been compromised. Germany announces proposals to ramp up cybersecurity protections of critical infrastructure. The full-body X-ray scanners used in airports until last year have concerning security flaws, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Ferguson Protests Continue, Ebola Quarantine, Stadium Security, and Fake Security Screener

After a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri, Attorney General Holder is slated to arrive. A quarantine has been imposed on a Liberian slum, some of whose residents may be infected with Ebola. Metal detectors are being installed at Yankee Stadium. A man posed as an airport security screener to pat down women.
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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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