The Convergence of Physical & Logical Access

For many security professionals, recent high-profile data breaches have shifted attention to external cyber threats. Despite this newfound focus, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology reports that more than half of all cybersecurity incidents can be traced to insiders with legitimate access to corporate facilities and networks. Another survey from the Ponemon Institute reveals that the majority of respondents are more concerned by outside threats than those that originate internally. While external threats are very real, working to confront internal vulnerabilities can prevent incidents from happening in the first place.…

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Hikvision participates at Retail Leadership Summit 2018

Hikvision has participated in the 11th edition of Retailers Association of India’s (RAI) recently held Retail Leadership Summit (RLS), Mumbai to showcase its latest products and solutions in the video surveillance and security domains for the retail sector. The Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) was flagged off with an inspiring opening speech by B.S. Nagesh, Chairman, RAI and Founder, TRRAIN. The Summit revolved around the central theme ‘Customer Centricity- Redefining Values and Valuations. “Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) is a great platform for networking among existing and potential retailers, developers, logistics and…

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Smiths Detection Meets Highest Security Standards in EU

The Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has achieved ECAC approval as a Standard 3.1 explosives detection system for hold baggage – the highest, defined security standard in the EU. This significant advance was made possible by using a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner with high resolution 3D Computed Tomography (CT) to deliver exceptional data. This achievement gives airports currently upgrading to Standard 3 technology, the option to increase detection levels even further to 3.1; and any standard 3 systems already installed can be easily elevated to 3.1 via a software upgrade.…

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Safeguards for Securing Virtualized Servers By NIST

This bulletin outlines the security recommendations that NIST recently provided in Special Publication (SP) 800-125A – security recommendations for Hypervisor Deployment on Servers. The document provides technical guidelines about the secure execution of baseline functions of the hypervisor, regardless of the hypervisor architecture. In the past, a user wishing to set up a computing server generally needed to use a dedicated host with dedicated resources such as a central processing unit (CPU), memory, network and storage. Modern systems have technology that lets one create virtual machines to emulate what used…

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