2021 Will Be All About Protecting Your Data

Nikhil Korgaonkar, Regional Director, India & SAARC, Arcserve Cyber Security Ventures predicts that global data storage will exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025. To understand the quantum of this you can say, if each terabyte in a zettabyte were a kilometer, then 200 zettabytes will be equivalent to approximately 260,000 roundtrips to the moon. This data will come from data stored on private and public IT infrastructures, utility infrastructures, private and public cloud data centers, personal computing devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.…

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8 Networking & Security Trends to Watch Out in 2021

Shibu Paul, Vice President – International Sales at Array Networks Vulnerability is a costly affair for organizations. Every data stored within the organizations carries its own value, but without the right networking and security measure, all efforts to keep the data safe from attackers come to nought. Every year companies face new forms of threat and experts come up with new ways to fight those threats, for example, the pandemic witnessed in 2020. While the pandemic is receding in India, companies are still contemplating returning to office. Remote working is…

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The Benefits of Deep Learning Driven Intelligent Video Analytics

Rahat Jain Managing Director at IDIS India In recent years, the terms ‘intelligent’ and ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’ have been applied to many different types of security systems, but with little apparent agreement when it comes to a precise definition of what AI is. This is despite the fact that 71% of security professionals report that AI video analytics already provides value to their operations or that they expect it to in the future, according to the IFSEC Global Video Surveillance Report 2020, which analyzed feedback from over 700 security respondents…

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Boosting Video Security Performance with Multi-Dimensional Perception

  For video security cameras and systems, capturing images simulates our sense of sight, extending the power of people’s ‘eyes.’ But what if they could use other kinds of senses like ‘hearing’, ‘smelling’, ‘heat sensing,’ or even detections that are beyond visual range – to identify and respond to security incidents? From single to multiple sensors, video security systems evolve with each new trend to fulfill a new potential, and there are already many beneficial advancements being developed across the industry today – and expanding perceptions is one. There’s no…

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AI Powered Intelligent Baggage Screening System – Gateway to a Safer World

Pranali Chaudhari Sr. Data Scientist at Dimensionless Technologies Pandemic brought the travel industry to a standstill last year but with vaccinations being administered around the globe, things are starting to look up and the normalcy would return sooner than later. Public transport systems, monuments and places of mass gathering are always under serious threat from radical organisations. There have been multiple security incidents due to the failure of personnel at security checkpoints – 9/11, London Bombing or Mumbai blasts are prime examples of this. Millions of people pass through security…

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Enabling Better Fire Safety & Implementation – Practical Guide

Abhishek Chhabra Market Development Manager, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, Dubai When people in India started writing the building codes around 6th century AD (Vastu Shastras) the options on methodologies of construction and materials were very limited and the behavior of people was fairly predictable. Not anymore! Nowadays the complexity and variables affecting construction have been changing very quickly, and unfortunately, the laws and rules (building codes) which define minimum requirements take several years to change. This lag is a systemic challenge and is world-wide. But certain key guides that have…

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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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