New NIST Forensic Tests

Data found on a suspect’s computer, cell phone or tablet can prove to be crucial evidence in a legal case. A new set of software tools developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aims to make sure this digital evidence will hold up in the court. The software suite, referred to collectively as federated testing tools, is designed to help law enforcement and forensic practitioners with a critical early step in evidence collection – making a copy of the data from a seized electronic device. Because a…

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Industry CEOs Comments on 2017 at a Glance

2017 witnessed various ups and downs across business communities in India, including Private Security Industry, in pursuance of multiple reforming policy and regulatory initiatives taken by the Government of India. While calls for Make in India, Digital India and Skill India, Safe City and Smart Cities, and other critical infrastructure development projects have opened far-reaching opportunities for the industry to flourish, demonetization and implementation of GST have been ordered to keep a hold on the unaccounted transactions, corruption, and other malpractices during business deals. The private security industry is one…

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DIY Security Systems & the Future of the Professional Installer

By Anna Sliwon – Research Analyst, Building And Security Technology, IHS Markit In 2016, the global market for DIY security equipment reached $60 million, with the great majority of gear – 85 percent – sold in the Americas. The American market for DIY intruder alarms is forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 20 percent over the next five years. In recent years, the residential security market has seen an influx of DIY intruder alarm system providers from internet service providers such as Deutsche Telekom and consumer electronics…

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Indian PSI Prepares for the Next Leap

(FICCI & PWC) The security industry is a large and expanding area of the economy with an estimated global market worth of USD 173 billion. The private security industry in India, valued at INR 570 billion is also promising. The Indian industry is still nascent and is likely to see exponential growth both in terms of manpower employed, and market share due to rapid infrastructural and economic development, leading to an increased need for prevention, detection and protection of assets and citizens against criminal acts such as fraud, terrorism, theft,…

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