Back-to-Business Video Technology: Creating a Health and Safety Policy

Organizations worldwide are witnessing the power of cutting-edge video to drive a return to business as (almost) usual. But while the technology itself is vital, it’s only one part of the process. In this article, we explore the health, safety and welfare policy that businesses should operate alongside their technology investment. Today’s intelligent AI-powered cameras provide vital screening services to organizations striving to get people back to business. These cameras can measure someone’s skin temperature and check if they’re wearing a mask or not; they can carefully monitor crowd density,…

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Considerations for Retailers when Migrating to a Cloud-based VMS

Sandesh Kaup Country Manager, Milestone System, India & SAARC The retail industry in India is one of the fastest-growing in the world. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), it is also the fifth largest and preferred retail destination globally. With the number of large format stores from major retailers on the rise comes the question of security. Traditionally, each brick-and-mortar store would have a local security center or room in the store where one or two security personnel will sit. At a broader level for a retail chain,…

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Organized Crime Threat to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Overview On December 2, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries warning them to prepare for organized crime network targeting of COVID-19 vaccines, physically and in cyberspace. Distributed as an ‘Orange Notice,’ the alert identifies new criminal activity related to falsifying, stealing, and illegally advertising COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccines, including embedding malware via online websites. The new alert is just the latest pandemic-triggered criminal behavior, following counterfeit tests, fake cures, and misleading websites among other illicit activities by…

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Solarwinds Cyber Hacking

Iqbal Singh Technology Expert & Senior Corporate Executive in a European MNC E: iqchucks@gmail.com The recent SolarWinds Cyber hacking is deemed by many cyber security experts to be the biggest security breach ever in the history of cyber hacking. The attack was audacious, sophisticated, meticulous, stealthily executed, and the range of targets is said to be staggering – Fortune 500 companies, US Federal and State Departments including Defense, State, Treasury, US Cyber Command and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The attack has shaken up the establishments and the corporate…

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Bitcoin & Blockchain (Explained)

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been an exciting year for crypto. From Bitcoin’s peak in December 20 at £14,450 to new contenders such as Ethereum, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash entering the running, Cryptocurrencies have been the darling of investors and speculators everywhere. One of our Berlin-based meetups was focused on Blockchain recently and you can watch the replay of the livestream at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt1ihk_7J6c&feature=youtu.be). But it may not be all sunshine and rainbows ahead. Navigating the cryptocurrency realm requires skill and an understanding of the subtleties of the market…

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Major Data Breaches that Happened During the COVID Pandemic

  The COVID pandemic has caught everyone unaware. While we’ve all been busy adjusting to the new normal, cybercriminals have been making merry. They are taking advantage of the disrupted environment to carry out cyber attacks. This is evident as a recent study shows that the number of data breaches in 2020 has almost doubled with 3,950 confirmed breaches against 2,103 recorded breaches in 2019, with the year far from the end. About 80 per cent of the data breaches have occurred due to simple brute force attacks, which should…

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How to Manage the Flow of People through Very Busy Buildings

Normal daily life involves a lot of people moving around the inside of buildings. In bustling transport hubs, busy shopping centers, office blocks and warehouses, people are constantly moving past each other and between rooms and floors. But for the moment, this way of life has been forced to a halt – and understandably so. Within an enclosed space, there is a greater chance of transmission of illness. So to restrict transmission, businesses must also control the movement of people through very busy buildings. The challenge today is how to…

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Five Reasons Why Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Should Embrace the Cloud for Their Premises Security Solution

The cloud has emerged as a more scalable and open option for businesses of all sizes, the security industry is no exception. Read on to discover how the cloud can make premises security of small and medium-sized businesses more cost-effective, efficient, flexible, scalable, and ultimately more effective with convergence and automation. More and more businesses today are leveraging the cloud to improve business operations and management. In retail, for example, progressive retailers have been implementing cloud commerce solutions for their order management, inventory management, financial consolidation and customer relationship management…

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Where is Your Data? You’ll Find Out in 2021

So, as we near the end of 2020, I imagine there are many CISOs, CIOs and indeed business leaders sitting out there, patting themselves on the back as they survey their workforces, established in remote/ hybrid office-and-home systems, happily and productively accessing data and continuing to work in an entirely new way. It’s true that their teams have been, like so often, unsung heroes, making the impossible possible in the first part of the year. However, I’m afraid I need to burst this bubble. In 2021, I believe we will…

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Video Technology is Emerging As a Key Tool for Public Safety Post-Pandemic

Even as efforts to control the COVID19 pandemic intensify, the world is preparing to re-open economies and get back to business. Economies, jobs and livelihoods are in dire need of revival after the long pandemic-induced hiatus, but businesses and governments also have the unenviable task of ensuring public health safety. Amidst all this, video technology solutions have emerged as one of the key tools for governments and businesses to ensure the safety of customers, employees and the general public. Video’s key role in fighting the COVID19 pandemic transportation Video came…

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