September 16, 2014
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Morning Security Brief: U.S. Aid for Ebola Outbreak, NFL Security, and DHS Scores Low on GAO Report

The United States will send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help curb the Ebola outbreak. The Washington Post describes the NFL's vast security network in a behind-the-scenes look. And a GAO report says that DHS has not effectively integrated its vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure.

Morning Security Brief: ISIS Killing, California Wildfires, Detainee Sentenced, and Threat Hearing

Cameron vows to fight ISIS after killing, Wildfires in California force evacuations, American tourist sentenced to hard labor in North Korea, and Homeland Security Committee to hold hearings on terrorist threats.

Morning Security Brief: Ebola Cases Become Overwhelming, Australia Ups Terrorism Threat Level, And Yahoo Legal Docs Released

The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than health officials can handle them, Australia raises its terrorism threat level to the second-highest warning, and previously classified documents about Yahoo's legal battle against government surveillance are unsealed.

Morning Security Brief: Five Million Gmail Account Credentials Revealed, Salesforce Malware, and Cybersecurity Summit Wrapup

Nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords have been made public by Russian hackers, Salesforce has warned its customers of targeted malware aimed at stealing login credentials, and cybersecurity experts gathered to discuss protecting sales systems.

Panel: ISIS Poses No Direct Threat to the United States

Despite its effectiveness in the Middle East, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses no direct threat to the United States, according to panelists who spoke at a Congressional hearing Wednesday morning.

Morning Security Brief: Obama to Speak Against Terrorists, Apple Pay Revealed, and Accident Shields Help Police

President Obama will reveal U.S. plan to defeat the Islamic State. Apple has revealed Apple Pay for secure mobile payments. A new screen system can help shield crime and accident scenes.

Morning Security Brief: Bleak Inspection Report for DHS, Malaysia Airlines MH-17 Update, Home Depot Confirms Breach, and More

An Inspector General report has found that the Department of Homeland Security has a hoard of medical supplies for pandemic response set to expire soon. The Dutch Safety Review Board has released a report showing that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down by a "large number of fragments." Home Depot confirms that it did suffer a security breach. And more.

Expert Warns CSO Roundtable About Growing Instability in Libya

Increasing jihadist activity and instability in Libya could make it “the next Iraq,” a geopolitical risk and security specialist told a CSO Roundtable teleconference on Monday.

Morning Security Brief: Fighting ISIS, Ebola Vaccine, U.S. Airstrikes, and Jamaica Crash

Obama to discuss U.S. campaign against ISIS, NIH developing Ebola vaccine, Al Shabaab leader killed by U.S. drone strike, and U.S. private plane crashes off Jamaica.

Morning Security Brief: BP Facing Massive Fines over 2010 Spill, Apple Beefs up Security, and HealthCare.gov Breached

BP was accused of "gross misconduct" and "willful negligence" by a federal judge over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and could face as much as $17 billion in fines. Apple announced it will be bolstering security alerts on its iCloud platform after celebrity accounts were hacked. And the Obama administration says the federal health insurance site HealthCare.gov has been breached.

Morning Security Brief: Combatting ISIS, Ebola Deaths Climbing, Home Depot Breach, and Al Qaeda in India

Barack Obama and David Cameron say the U.S. and U.K. will not be cowed by ISIS. The WHO says that more than 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus. KrebsonSecurity states that research shows the Home Depot breach is of almost all its U.S. stores. Al Qaeda claims to be headed into India.

Morning Security Brief: Second U.S. Journalist Beheaded, DHS Funding Cyber Research, Home Depot Data Breach, and More

U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff has been beheaded by ISIS, which vowed to continue harming Western citizens. DHS is funding innovative cybersecurity research. Home Depot is investigating a possible data breach. And three planes have been grounded in the past 10 days due to passenger fights over reclining seats.
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Video Analytics

Avigilon Corporation of Vancouver, Canada, has added the Rialto video analytics appliance family to its product portfolio. The appliances provide real- time event detection and verification, enabling users to proactively identify unusual activity in a monitored scene and take immediate action. The technology, when combined with high-definition video imaging, provides superior perimeter surveillance. The products offer “Teach by Example” functionality, enabling users to give feedback about the accuracy of various alarm events as they are generated. Rialto products learn from the feedback and increase future accuracy, resulting in lower false alarm rates. Other features include true object classification, audio talk-down capabilities, instant notification, ease of installation, and an open platform.

Thermal App

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. of Karmiel, Israel, and Lumus Ltd. of Rehovot, Israel, have joined forces to provide mobile long-range night-vision capabilities. The Therm-App mobile device, mounted on headgear, transmits high-resolution images to the Lumus wearable display, providing the user with a large, high-quality image. The combination is ideal for professionals who require hands-free operation in complete darkness or limited visibility. It will help security teams, search-and-rescue responders, and other law enforcement and public safety professionals.

Intrusion Detection

Honeywell of Louisville, Kentucky, has added radar capabilities to its line of Vindicator security systems. Vindicator customers have access to compact surveillance radar systems from SpotterRF of Orem, Utah. These systems can detect intruders along perimeters when traditional radar systems are not practical. The devices, which weigh less than four pounds, use standard Ethernet cables and feature built-in Web servers. They are effective in monitoring wide areas, including bridges, dams, and oil fields. Combining Vindicator’s command-and-control platform with the radar systems makes them ideal for high-security projects. Vindicator’s integration with Pro-Watch access control and MAXPRO Video Management System allows customers to have a com­plete security solution from a single manufacturer.
 




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