Enhanced Ethernet Technology (ePoE)

The current strongly developing surveillance industry has given rise to a significant number of solutions and technologies that can be divided into two main areas – Analog Technology and Network Surveillance Technology. Analog surveillance systems adopt a point-to-point connection to transmit data directly from one device to another – namely, an analog camera connected by coaxial cable to the port of a DVR allows the camera feed to be viewed, thus achieving its surveillance functionality. If the camera feed is to be viewed remotely, a remote network connection must be…

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Bridging Privacy and Cybersecurity for Federal Systems

Because information technology (IT) deeply affects privacy at individual and societal levels, systems should be built in a trustworthy manner, consistent with widely recognized, high-level privacy principles such as the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs). The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regularly conducts research into technology, aiming to improve innovation and competitiveness, thereby advancing U.S. national and economic security and quality of life. Much of NIST’s previous guidance into the trustworthiness of systems in various technical areas – including cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, and cyber-physical systems –…

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TATA Banks on COM-SUR

After several months of demos and discussions, TATA Steel Ltd., has confirmed their confidence in COM SUR and recently procured several licences of COM-SUR PRO to enhance their CCTV surveillance initiatives at Jamshedpur. Gopal Choudhary, the Chief Security Officer of Tata Steel, who facilitated the opportunity to present the COM-SUR solution, was very receptive to the fact that CCTV by itself has never been enough, and that a few ‘additions’ to any CCTV surveillance initiative can offer immense benefits, hitherto not thought of. Mr. Chaudhary said, “Currently, there is no…

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Interview – Kunwar Vikram Singh, Global President, WAD

India is hosting the 92nd Annual Conference of World Association of Detectives (WAD) and a Roundtable Dialogue on Anticorruption Partnership during 10-14 October 2017 in Shangri-La, New Delhi. It is an impressive assembly of global leaders in Cyber Security and Corporate Intelligence who will discuss and develop tools to deal with internal and external corrupt practices, and launch a well-coordinated corporate campaign against corruption to support agenda of good governance of the Prime Minister of India. World Association of Detectives (WAD) is a global alliance of investigators and security professionals…

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Building a Structure for Growth

India is well on the way to digitisation helped along by consumer adoption of mobile devices and technologies, availability of high speed internet, and a strong push from the Government. Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of cybersecurity. With the country becoming a favourite target of cyber criminals, it is imperative that Indian enterprises and institutions secure themselves against cyber attackers who are becoming smarter and bolder with days. Although most business organisations have made some provision for security, it usually exists as a complex maze of vendors and solutions…

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SSSDC Offers for A Designate Safe and Sound School

The brutal murder of seven year old Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School, Gurgram has left the Nation shocked and horrified. While the entire country is sharing grief with Pradyuman’s family, parents are raising concerns about the security and safety of their children in schools and other academic organisations. Frequent similar cases of security and safety lapses substantiate that institutions are not able to carry out due diligence in their premises on their own, and they need the assistance of expert agencies/ individuals to guide them in this endeavour. Security…

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Securing Outdoor Assets with Trusted Alerts

Safeguarding outdoor assets in a reliable and cost-effective manner often comes down to a single requirement – accurate intruder alerts and timely information about the unfolding event. While there are many technologies available for outdoor security, smart cameras with video analytics have emerged as the solution of choice for detecting intruders in real time outdoors. Yet the best technology will be handicapped if the alerts generated cannot be trusted. Repeated false alarms can eventually condition security operators to ignore real intrusions, undermining trust in the perimeter security system. In most…

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Reasons to Upgrade Access Control Technology

The security landscape continues to evolve in new and complex ways. This evolution brings change on many levels, which offers an opportunity for improvement rather than an interruption or a distraction. This concept has never been more important as you face today’s combination of new technologies, escalating security threats and the need to derive greater value from the access control infrastructure while solving increasingly complex system integration challenges. Upgrading from older, legacy technology to a new access control standard is a significant initiative. However, recent advancements have made this transition…

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