NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

Today’s data-driven society has a tricky balancing act to perform – building innovative products and services that use personal data while still protecting people’s privacy. To help organizations keep this balance, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering a new tool for managing privacy risk. The agency has just released Version 1.0 of the NIST Privacy Framework – a tool for improving privacy through enterprise risk management. Developed from a draft version in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, the framework provides a useful set of privacy…

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Hikvision Wins Twin Accolades

Prestigious Innovative Achievement Award at the 2019 Detektor International Awards Hikvision has been awarded the Innovative Achievement Award for its thermal and optical network Turret camera at the 2019 Detektor International Awards in Sweden. The award was given in the category of Alarm and Detection. About the Hikvision camera, the jury said, “Through a combination of smart analytics, and thermal and optical technologies, Hikvision succeeds in offering an impressive solution for early detection and optimum performance.”   Marcel Wiechmann, Thermal Products Manager at Hikvision Europe was present at the ceremony…

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Socionext Collaborates with Foxconn and Network Optix

New, compact, powerful edge computing platforms for ‘smart’ applications Socionext Inc., a world leading system-on-chip (SoC) solutions provider, has introduced new, intelligent, scalable edge-AI solutions developed in partnership with Foxconn Technology Group and Network Optix Inc. The newly launched solutions are powered by a scalable, 24-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC offering exceptional CPU performance, which provides excellent processing speed and power-savings. The new system is designed to support the most demanding edge computing, smart energy, Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time data processing applications. Socionext and Foxconn have collaborated on the…

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MOBOTIX Receives ‘Secure by Default’ Certification

MOBOTIX has been awarded ‘Secure by Default’ certification in the UK. The certification for the new MOBOTIX 7 platform includes the new IP video system M73, launched at the MOBOTIX Global Partner Conference in October 2019, as well as the Mx6 product line. This highlights MOBOTIX’ ongoing focus on cyber security and privacy protection. MOBOTIX has been approved based on the 12 guiding principles of the surveillance camera commissioner. The company is now globally enabled to use the official ‘Secure by Default’ logo. Proactive approach to cyber security Self-certification allows…

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Facial Recognition Hardware to Feature on Over 800M Mobiles by 2024, but Software Will Win Out

A new report from Juniper Research found that facial recognition hardware such as Face ID on recent iPhones, will be the fastest growing form of smartphone biometric hardware. This means it will reach over 800 million in 2024, compared to an estimated 96 million in 2019. The new research, Mobile Payment Authentication – Biometrics, Regulation & Forecasts 2019-2024, however, notes that the majority of smartphone facial recognition will be software-based, with over 1.3 billion devices having that capability by 2024. This is made possible by advances in AI, with companies…

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Thales Leverages New Technologies to Boost Biometric Matching Performance Whilst Halving Environmental Impact

Thales applies innovative Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, designed for massive parallel data processing, to power its biometric matching system. With Gemalto’s commercial off-the-shelf FPGA solution, Thales allows the number of servers to be cut in half and dramatically limits the overall carbon footprint. Border agencies introducing entry/ exit systems, and other government agencies requiring real-time response can now benefit from low latency biometric data processing and greater scalability, while saving costs. Thalesis using innovative assets from the aerospace industry to boost its Biometric Matching System (BMS) performance while reducing…

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Upstream & Fujitsu Security Partner for Vehicle Security

Fujitsu Limited and Upstream Security Ltd., cutting-edge security solution provider for connected vehicles, recently announced a partnership for vehicle cybersecurity. The companies will collaborate in the development of security operations solutions for connected vehicles. As more vehicles are connected to the network, they are increasingly prone to the growing risk of cyber-attacks. International and domestic committees such as UNECE/ WP.29 have already started discussing regulation and standardization of cybersecurity for connected vehicles. Car manufacturers and fleet operators need to address and protect against vehicle data loss and unlawful vehicle application…

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Onvif Hosts 21st Developers’ Plugfest in Rome

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest late last year in Rome, an event that highlighted the continued demand for interoperable solutions. More than 30 developers and engineers from 18 ONVIF member companies gathered for this multi-day event, which featured 164 hours of testing. Attendees tested their implementations of ONVIF profiles along with other ONVIF profile-conformant products. Developers could also test products independently for profile conformance, as well as assess interoperability between their devices and those from other manufacturers. “The collaboration…

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Advances in Key and Equipment Management unlocked by Maxxess eFusion Integration with Traka

Powerful tools for managing keys and high value assets can now be used seamlessly within centralized management platforms, following the integration of Maxxess eFusion with Traka from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. “There are huge benefits to be gained from integrating Traka’s capability with wider functions and operations in- cluding building management systems, security, fire and the many application-specific systems used by our customers in different sectors.” Allowing organizations to operate with unprecedented efficiency, eFusion with Traka now makes it simple for au- thorized staff to gain access to a wide…

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Securiton Celebrates 50th Birthday of Aspirating Smoke Detectors

Securiton’s famous aspirating smoke detectors are celebrating a major birthday – the brand’s iconic product is turning 50 in 2020. Since the first ASD product launch in 1970, decades of research and development knowledge and the experience gained from thousands of installed systems led to this impressive success story. Aspirating smoke detectors from Securiton are among the most precise and reliable early warning systems against fires. Developed in Switzerland and manufactured in Germany, they meet the highest quality standards and set the benchmark for the entire industry. Customers from around…

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