Out of the Shadows: New Imaging Method Reveals Concealed Objects

A new way of imaging concealed objects, devised by a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and his colleagues, might take all the fun out of hide-andseek, but could also help save lives. Imaging scenes that lie outside an observer’s direct line of sight could greatly enhance search and rescue missions, such as finding a lost child in an abandoned factory, as well as military and police surveillance operations, such as exposing a hidden terrorist or enemy stronghold. The ability to see around corners and reconstruct…

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Tenable Achieves AWS Security Competency Status

Tenable®, the Cyber Exposure Management company, recently announced it has achieved the Application Security distinction in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency for its cloud-native vulnerability management solution. This designation recognizes that Tenable has demonstrated and successfully met AWS’s technical and quality requirements for providing customers with a deep level of software expertise in Application Security to help them achieve their cloud security goals. Achieving the Application Security distinction in the AWS Security Competency differentiates Tenable as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized software designed to…

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USD 11 Million in Illicit Medicines Seized in Global INTERPOL Operation

Every day, advertisements for medicines invade the Internet, posted on social media networks or other websites. However, behind this slick marketing often lies fraudulent products that threaten consumers’ health instead of healing them. The global trade in illicit pharmaceuticals is a vast and lucrative crime area – valued at US$ 4.4 billion – which attracts the involvement of organized crime groups around the world. Over just one week (23-30 June), 94 INTERPOL member countries representing every continent launched a coordinated crackdown on illicit online pharmacies in Operation Pangea XV. Globally,…

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Hikvision Obtains CC EAL3+ Certificate for Network Cameras

Hikvision announced that its network camera product series, DS-2CD5, DS-2CD7 and PTZ version 1.1 (nearly a hundred product models), have achieved the Certificate of Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria or CC) with assurance type EAL3 augmented with ALC_FLR.2 (EAL3+). The Common Criteria certification is mainly applicable to evaluating security and reliability of information technology products or solutions, but it also focuses on the protection of private information. The CC EAL3+ Certificate represents the highest level of security certification granted to products in the video…

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How IP intercoms Meet Evolving Security and Communications Needs

Intercom products address a crucial part of the security, communications and convenience needs in both residential and business sectors. They have evolved over time alongside the ‘leapfrog’ development in technologies created for better and safer living environments The transition from analog to IP technologies The intercom market is witnessing a significant transition from analog to IP. Traditional analog systems feature relatively poor audio and image quality and limited functionality. For example, they cannot be accessed using a mobile app or networked management systems. Although analog systems are often a more…

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Cybersecurity Research: 76% of Organizations Admit to Paying Ransomware Criminals, with One-Third Still Unable to Recover Data

Businesses are losing the battle when it comes to defending against ransomware attacks, according to the Veeam® 2022 Ransomware Trends Report, which found that 72% of organizations had partial or complete attacks on their backup repositories, dramatically impacting the ability to recover data without paying the ransom. Veeam Software, the leading company in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, found that 80% of successful attacks targeted known vulnerabilities – reinforcing the importance of patching and upgrading software. Almost all attackers attempted to destroy backup repositories…

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NIST Updates Cybersecurity Guidance for Supply Chain Risk Management

A vulnerable spot in global commerce is the supply chain: It enables technology developers and vendors to create and deliver innovative products but can leave businesses, their finished wares, and ultimately their consumers open to cyberattacks. A new update to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) foundational cybersecurity supply chain risk management (C-SCRM) guidance aims to help organizations protect themselves as they acquire and use technology products and services. The revised publication, formally titled Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Systems and Organizations (NIST Special Publication 800-161…

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Gallagher Announces ISO 27001 Certification

Global security company, Gallagher has recently announced they have achieved ISO 27001 accreditation, the leading international standard focused on information security. The ISO 27001 standard ensures organizations protect their information in a systematic and efficient way, through the adaptation of a robust and comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS). “Achieving this certification further demonstrates to our Channel Partners and customers around the world that we are committed to ensuring the delivery of robust and industry-leading security solutions which protect and safeguard the data of each and every one of them,”…

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121 Arrests in Operation Against Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking – INTERPOL

An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting migrant smuggling and human trafficking has triggered 121 arrests across 25 countries, prompting 193 new investigations. Operation Storm Makers (21-25 March 2022) saw authorities carry out enforcement actions against organized crime groups believed to be facilitating the travel of Asian men, women and children across borders for exploitation and/ or profit. In total, authorities rescued 80 human trafficking victims and identified some 3,400 irregular migrants. Operational coordination units were set up in Hanoi (Vietnam) and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), helping assess intelligence and facilitating enforcement…

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Dahua Technology Launches Thermal Monocular Camera Series to Make Outdoor Tasks Handier

Dahua Technology, a world-leading video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, just launched its Thermal Monocular Camera Series – M Series. They are handheld cameras tailored for outdoor scenarios such as hiking, wildlife conservation, search and rescue missions, hunting, etc. M Series provides three model options (M20, M40 and M60) based on the image resolution of the cameras, while each of them includes multiple models with different lenses to meet diverse customer needs. With an industry-leading 12μm Vox sensor, the maximum resolution can reach 640×512. This innovative series could be…

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