Caution in Courtroom Evidence Presentation

Use of ‘Likelihood Ratio’ not consistently supported by scientific reasoning approach ( -: Contributed by NIST :- ) Two experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are calling into question a method of presenting evidence in courtrooms, arguing that it risks allowing personal preference to creep into expert testimony and potentially distorts evidence for a jury. The method involves the use of Likelihood Ratio (LR), a statistical tool that gives experts a shorthand way to communicate their assessment of how strongly forensic evidence such as a fingerprint…

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Protecting IP Surveillance Cameras

(DITEK Surge Protection) As intelligent, networked IP cameras become the industry standard, protecting them from damage and downtime has become a crucial part of any security system. IP cameras can deliver constant analytic information such as the routes customers take through a store, in addition to providing the round-the-clock surveillance necessary for protecting your business. Should an electrical surge event occur, unprotected cameras can easily become damaged and require maintenance or replacement, which is costly both in price and in downtime of critical systems. It is more necessary than ever…

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ONVIF Hosts Annual 2017 Member Webinar

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products has recently hosted its annual membership meeting providing an update to members on the accomplishments of ONVIF in 2017 and its outlook for the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile A in 2017 and the ongoing development of Profile T for advanced video streaming, activities which are enabling the growing prevalence of the nearly 9,000 ONVIF conformant products in bid and specification processes in projects around the world. In the webinar’s opening remarks, ONVIF…

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Nice Actimize Debuts Autonomous Financial Crime Management

To significantly reduce costs of compliance and increase detection accuracy Autonomous Financial Crime Management addresses such complexities as changing regulatory requirements, mounting costs for personnel, and dramatic shifts in technology In the face of mounting pressures on compliance departments at financial services organizations, NICE Actimize, a NICE business, is leading the revolution to more efficient and cost-effective financial crime and compliance operations with the debut of Autonomous Financial Crime Management. Addressing a paradigm shift where machine-led functions are driving operations, which are today performed manually, this innovative process will create…

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