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Threat Lens 2019 Annual Forecast

The great power competition will cause China and Russia to intensify their industrial espionage efforts while the United States increases its efforts to stop them. Aggressive Iranian actions indirectly affecting, or directly targeting, its rivals’ civilians and companies will intensify as U.S.-Iranian tensions rise. More investigations, more regulations and higher ceilings on penalties—and an unprecedented cyberthreat from the West’s geopolitical rivals—will drive an increase in the number and size of penalties for organizations that suffer data breaches.

Maximizing Video Usage With Intelligent Traffic Management

Apart from its extensive use for physical security, there’s another application popping up for video data: intelligent traffic management (ITM). Being a critical component in the Smart City movement across the globe, ITM is aiding metropolitan areas in learning more about traffic patterns in order to make transportation more efficient and safe.

4 Ways Graffiti Vandalism Hurts Cities Economically

Graffiti-based vandalism continues to tattoo the urban landscape, defacing buildings, bridges, sidewalks, signs and other structures. The annual cleanup costs throughout the United States have been estimated between $8 billion to 12 billion. In major cities such as New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago, the associated expenses for graffiti vandalism reach well into the millions each year. Private building owners often end up responsible for expensive graffiti removal, and property values tend to go down while this type of crime keeps going up.

Arecont Vision Enhances A&E And Consultant Program With Updated Tools

Arecont Vision® announced enhancements to the A&E Partner Program it provides for industry professionals. The A&E Partner Program supports industry architects, engineers, and consultants with the necessary tools and resources to more effectively deliver valuable project specifications and system designs that include Arecont Vision-brand megapixel cameras. Participants have access to a dedicated A&E Partner Program Portal which provides design resources including product specification documents, mechanical drawings, and calculators.

Organizations Shouldn’t Ignore Threat Of Mining Malware

NTT Security, the specialized security company for NTT Group, has warned that organizations could be targeted by malware designed for mining cryptocurrency. In a new report out, researchers at its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) share their research into a type of malware solely designed to mine Monero (XMR), a form of cryptocurrency affording its users the greatest amount of anonymity.

ASSA ABLOY Shares Important Considerations For Door Security Solutions

ASSA ABLOY reflects on the learning moments of 2017 – the areas where the security industry learned, grew and shifted thinking to better provide products and solutions for buildings of all types, across all industries. The result of this reflection is a number of opportunities that ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions is excited to focus on in 2018.