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Safran Identity & Security Announces Involvement in Biometric Mastercard Project

“The payment card, which recently saw the conclusion of two successful trial programs in South Africa, features an embedded fingerprint sensor, replacing PIN-based security with biometric authentication.”

IDEX isn’t the only biometrics specialist providing technology for Mastercard’s new biometric payment card: Safran Identity & Security has revealed that it is also involved in the pioneering project.

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Taiwan Excellence Pavilion Gathers Formidable Tech Innovators in Debut at CommunicAsia 2017

Acer, ASUS, Advantech, Planet and VIVOTEK to lead the showcase of technologies and innovation around AI, green energy and smart cities, and IoT

This year marks the debut participation of the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at CommunicAsia 2017. Companies like Acer, Advantech, ASUS, Planet and VIVOTEK, and 14 Taiwan Excellence Award winning brands will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovations in the areas of artificial intelligence, green energy and smart cities, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the upcoming three-day exhibition slated 23-25 May, at the Marina Bay Sands, BQ2-01, B2.

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The Elephant in the Room for IoT Security

What does it take to call a connected device secure? In the rush of stories detailing how connected devices have been harnessed in a botnet army, can be used to spy on children or can be rendered useless with inadvertently downloaded code, security is top of mind.

But when we talk about security what exactly are we talking about? We don’t know.

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Don't Pay WannaCry Demands, Cybersecurity Experts Say

In wake of last week’s ransomware attack, technology specialists warn that ‘paying money to a criminal is never a good idea’

Cybersecurity experts have warned businesses against meeting hackers’ demands for money in the wake of the “unprecedented” attack on hundreds of thousands of computer systems around the world.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. The worm used in Friday’s attack, dubbed WannaCry or WanaCrypt0r, encrypted more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries for ransoms of $300 to $600 to restore access.

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IFSEC International Adds Another Phenomenal Inspirational Speaker to the 2017 June Keynote Programme

Following the announcement last month of IFSEC’s best ever keynotes; rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE, IFSEC International is thrilled to reveal a fourth inspirational speaker for this year’s event. Nigel Owens MBE, acknowledged as the best referee in rugby union, will join these phenomenal speakers on stage to discuss operating at peak performance and making tough decisions.

Taking place as part of the Protection and Management Series 2017, Europe’s leading events for security, fire, safety, workwear, facilities and service management, at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June 2017, these four keynotes will support over 80 hours of dedicated security seminars.

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10 IoT Security Firms to Watch for

Security concerns are the main factor hampering a boundaryless adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). The connected nature of devices that bridges the gap between the real and virtual world has huge potential for massive disruptions, due to innumerable loopholes in networks. Simultaneously, it also presents an opportunity that technology companies cannot ignore . A new opportunity lies in the gap between IoT and security, and this is where the modern IoT security startup is gaining attention. We are seeing a number of IoT companies mushrooming, 10 of which command our attention.

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Manufacturers May Be Overlooking IoT Security

One-in-five manufacturers aren’t confident that their cybersecurity program can address IoT security concerns.

Seventy-two percent of manufacturers say they’ve seen increases in productivity and 69% hav seen increases in profitability thanks to IoT adoption. That’s just one of the findings in the “MPI Internet of Things Study,” sponsored by BDO.

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Facial Recognition Technology Helps Find Criminals, Poses Concerns

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office’s FACES system utilizes millions of mugshots from across the state, along with the state’s drivers license database, to confirm identities of persons of interest and suspects of crimes.

It is the the largest facial recognition database in the nation.

“It’s not only used to help put a bad guy in jail, it’s used to help identify a body that’s pulled from the woods, or that’s pulled from the water,” said Jason Ruberto, a technical specialist who maintains the database.

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Tracking the Culprit: SEC Technologies and Fraunhofer IPK develop Technology to Identify Criminal Activities in Enterprise Networks

Violence, extremism and child abuse: A lot of criminal activities are captured in images and distributed via internet and social media. But how can companies protect their network if being abused for such a purpose? If operators do not want to be unwilling accomplices, they must meet necessary measures to prevent these crimes. SEC Technologies, SEC Consult's subsidiary for technical innovation and development, and Fraunhofer IPK set a technical milestone in identifying criminal images.

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Edesix Launch New Head and Torso Mounted Body Worn Cameras

Edesix, a market leader in the provision of Body Worn Camera solutions, has announced the launch of new head and torso mounted cameras.

The X-100 is a side-mountable tactical head camera, ideal for use on headwear as currently utilised by police firearms divisions. The X-100 offers automatic rotation of footage, meaning it can be worn on either side of the head without requiring user configuration to rotate footage.