Viakoo has joined Spiceworks Global IT Community and is sponsoring the Physical Security Group as of early 2018. Spiceworks’ global IT community includes millions of IT professionals, over 50,000 of which are subscribed to the Physical Security Group. Though the Physical Security Group is a recent addition to the Spiceworks Community, its rapid growth in recent years demonstrates how integral IT is becoming to many physical security professionals’ operational procedures.
What would you think if there were a cure for cancer, but the medical profession didn’t provide it? How about a plant that solves world starvation, but farmers couldn’t be bothered to grow it? Or if there were an Unbreakable cipher for perfect digital security, but the cryptography field doesn’t use it? Not only is that Unbreakable cipher real – it’s been around for over a hundred years! It was invented by Gilbert Vernam, a Bell Labs Engineer (not a cryptographer, mind you) in 1917 and is the only Unbreakable cryptographic cipher. All it took for anyone to send an Unbreakable message was to pre-share a one-time-only encryption key, which is known as a One-Time Pad or OTP. So if this perfect Unbreakable cipher exists, why doesn’t cryptography use it?
PSA, announced it will host an education track with sessions and a workshop during ISC West in Las Vegas, NV on April 10-12, 2018. The PSA education track will be held exclusively on Tuesday, April 10. Members of PSA Committees, PSA executive leadership team, and other industry experts will lead the six sessions that are included in the PSA Track. Focus areas include leadership, sales, cybersecurity, marketing, RMR, and project management.
Javelin Strategy & Research released The 2018 Identity Fraud Study which found that despite industry efforts to prevent identity fraud, fraudsters successfully adapted to net 1.3 million more victims in 2017, with the amount stolen rising to $16.8 billion. Javelin believes that consumers who exercise good online security habits can minimize their risk and impact of identity fraud. Here are five recommendations for consumers to follow.
The 2018 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research, revealed that the number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent (rising to 16.7 million U.S. consumers) in the last year, a record high since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking identity fraud in 2003. The study found that despite industry efforts to prevent identity fraud, fraudsters successfully adapted to net 1.3 million more victims in 2017, with the amount stolen rising to $16.8 billion.
MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cyber security by implementing the “MOBOTIX Cactus Concept.” The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber-attacks along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and maintain secure video surveillance and access control environments. The objective of the Cactus Concept is to implement a multimedia cyber security campaign in order to raise awareness among potential and existing MOBOTIX customers of the importance of data security in network-based video security systems and how organizations can protect themselves through cost-efficient and intelligent solutions.
Cyber Investing Summit Keynote Speaker Dave DeWalt and Panelist Eric McAlpine have joined forces to launch Momentum Cyber, a new advisory firm dedicated exclusively to the cybersecurity industry. The firm offers a new and innovative advisory model specifically designed for the cybersecurity industry combining operational excellence, board room, corporate finance, strategy, exit planning, and M&A services throughout the life of a client – Incubation to Exit.
Scammers pose via email as a senior company executive and request HR and Finance managers provide them copies of employee tax forms. Once a complete set is obtained, they sell it on the black market. Between $4 to $20 per form can be raked in by selling off the individual pieces of employee identity W-2s contain or using them to file tax returns and taking the refunds. It’s trapped a surprising number of small business managers and the problem’s only escalating.
Arecont Vision®, announced that Allied Telesis, Inc. has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Allied Telesis is a leading provider of hardware and software products that build secure, feature-rich, and scalable data exchange solutions. Allied Telesis is universally recognized for innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. In a world moving toward Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, Allied Telesis pushes networks to the edge to meet new challenges.
PSA Security Network, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative, ISC Security Events and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association for global security solution providers.