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More Than $11 Billion in Fines Fails to Deter Global Corruption

The scale of bribery and corruption has shown no improvement globally since 2012, despite the unprecedented level of enforcement activity and introduction of new corporate criminal liability laws in that time.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Why Comprehensive Collection is Critical for Ballistics Analysis
What can police agencies do to lower their own rates of violent crime? There is no one single answer, because a wide variety of strategies and tools are required to combat violent crimes – but one of the most important practices is a policy of comprehensive collection and analysis of ballistic evidence during investigations of crime scenes where shots were fired.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:42 PM
5 AI Trends You Should Be Using to Improve Physical Security
From navigational software to advanced analytics, artificial intelligence-based technology is being used in many capacities for security, and as this smarter technology becomes more mainstream, its use will only grow. We've seen AI usage in diagnostic applications within the healthcare industry and in the emergence of self-driving cars, and with the growth experienced in these areas, it’s become hard to avoid AI’s massive implications around the world.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:34 PM
Return of the Lost and Stolen: Authenticating Wearables
As smartphones and wearable devices continue their exponential growth in Canada and globally – it’s expected to be worth $34 billion by 2020 – Canadians will need to be wary of the increasingly popular “Tap” payment channel (or alternative NFC wearable device) service.

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 12:00 PM
IAHSS Publishes Guideline for Patient Violence Response

“Violence stemming from patients and patient visitors present considerable risk and concern to the healthcare industry. Healthcare Facilities (HCFs) should establish specific violence prevention and aggression management policies, processes and practices to deter, identify and manage violent events.”



POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:00 AM
To Curb Car Break-Ins, San Francisco Bolsters Garage Security

To address smash-and-grab car break-ins at the seven parking garages owned by the Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco officials are upping their game on security measures. Since May, the SFMTA has added high-definition security cameras, license plate readers, protective fencing, intercom systems and, in some locations, police officers, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.



POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Detroit Trade School Joins Surveillance Program

Officials installed more than 20 surveillance cameras at the Randolf Career Technical Education Center as part of Project Green Light, a project started in 2016 to create safer neighborhoods.



POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
NYC City Council Aims to Put Surveillance in All Schools

Under a New York City Council proposal, all schools would have security cameras by 2024.



POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
What's the Average Cost of an Insider Threat?

A Ponemon Institute study of more than 700 IT and security practitioners around the world found that the risk posed by insider threats is growing year-over-year, costing organizations significant money and resources as the threats continue to be difficult to detect, identify and manage.



POSTED APRIL 24, 2018
Security Budgets Increasing, But Qualified Cybertalent Remains Hard to Find

The worldwide cybersecurity skills gap continues to present a significant challenge, with 59 percent of information security professionals reporting unfilled cyber/information security positions within their organization, according to ISACA’s cybersecurity workforce research.



POSTED APRIL 23, 2018

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Industry Mourns Loss of Choice Security Services’ James Durkin

James Joseph Durkin, 65, of Lancaster, PA died on April 19, 2018. Durkin was the co-owner and CEO of Choice Security Services LLC.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 5:12 PM
ESA Mourns Loss of Past President Patricia Smith

ESA announced the death of Patricia M. Smith on April 17, 2018. Smith served as the 28th president of ESA from 1988-1990.

 



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:54 PM
Silicon Labs Completes Acquisition of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave Business

Silicon Labs and Sigma Designs Inc. announced the completion of Silicon Labs’ acquisition of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave business, including a team of approximately 100 employees, for $240 million in an all-cash transaction.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:36 PM
Metrasens Wins Queen’s Award Second Consecutive Year

Metrasens, a provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies, was honored today as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the category of Innovation. The company earned the distinction for its work in advanced screening capabilities designed to enhance safety and security around the world. This is the second consecutive year Metrasens has received the Queen’s Award. In 2017, the organization was recognized in the category of International Trade.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:32 PM
Amherst Alarm Helps SIAC Fight Ordinances Targeting the Alarm Industry and Its Customers

Industry leader Timothy M. Creenan, CEO of Amherst Alarm, Inc., is calling for others in the alarm industry to join the fight against harmful ordinances that threaten the industry’s ability to protect lives and property, such as the ordinance put in place by Sandy Springs, Georgia.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:30 PM
Vector Security Announces 2018 LPF Scholarship Recipients

Vector Security Inc. announced the recipients of its 2018 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:14 PM
Household Penetration of Smart Speakers Could Reach 55 Percent by 2021

2017 represented a boom year for the smart speaker category with household adoption reaching 15 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. This is just the beginning of a period of rapid growth for the category, as Parks Associates, Dallas, estimates household penetration of smart speakers to reach 50 percent to 55 percent by 2021.



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018
73 Percent of Smart Home Device Owners Installed the Product Themselves or With Family/Friend Help

Dallas-based Parks Associates revealed new research recently, which shows that nearly three-fourths of smart home device owners installed their devices without professional help, either on their own or with help from a friend or family member. 



POSTED APRIL 26, 2018
Many US Companies Not Ready for GDPR, CompTIA Survey Reveals

A significant percentage of U.S. companies are uncertain about or unprepared for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that takes effect May 25, according to a new survey by CompTIA, a leading technology association.



POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:18 PM
ABI Research Identifies Six Transformative Technologies Impacting Industrial Manufacturing

What are the top technologies industrial visionaries need to be aware of now and, more importantly, why and how will those technologies impact their industry? To answer that important question, ABI Research, a market foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, identified six technologies, along with big-picture questions and answers, to help guide senior industrial leaders to make key transformative technology decisions.



POSTED APRIL 25, 2018 2:17 PM

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