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Physical security professionals: do you really need to care about cybersecurity too?

So we all know that cybersecurity is important. It s mentioned in the national news on almost a daily basis, whether it be about the government vulnerabilities, cyberterrorism, or major retailers letting criminals steal millions of customer s credit card details. But, like securing physical spaces, it s one of those things that only becomes newsworthy when it fails.

For a long time, physical security was strictly analog, and it s only connection to the IT network was at its end point. And therefore, those responsible for physical security didn t need to concern themselves with worrying about network security, while at the same time, the IT department didn t need to be concerned with any undue exposure from cameras etc. Game-changer Sure hacks have always occurred even in analogue systems (the prototypical breach through a baby monitor or garage door opener being well known examples). But now that IP-based security systems are becoming the norm, with all the associated benefits, both sides need to be aware that the game has changed. The challenge, as we see it, is that the physical security team and the IT team have, on the face of it, very different outlooks and priorities, and often don t really understand each other. Physical security is from Mars and the IT department is from Venus! Often it can simply be a language/jargon barrier, where neither side truly gets what the other one is talking about. But in many cases, it can also be more akin to a border dispute, or a custody battle for an unwanted child: the physical security team don t consider cybersecurity to be part of their job, and the IT department may not even be aware of the potential vulnerabilities from a variety of devices that appear to have no obvious users or owners. One phrase stuck in my head after a recent conversation about cybersecurity with a customer: We are glad Axis is thinking about this stuff, and it s interesting, but we are pretty relaxed about it right now, they said.

And if they haven t been attacked (or at least don t know if they have been attacked), then that response is often followed by Cybersecurity is something that the IT department is worried about I just have to make sure this building is secure. At the same time, when I have talked to the IT department, they have sometimes been unaware of the potential exposure of unsecured IP cameras. So, how do we, as an industry, get the physical security manager to take IT security seriously? And conversely, how do we help the IT security team to talk to their physical security colleagues in a language that they understand? Actually, it s not that complicated. The best way is to use the terminology that they are both familiar with: IT Team Physical Team Don t use default passwords, make them hard to guess and change them often Install decent locks and make sure the keys are hard to copy Make sure to have proper user management tools in place Don t give out more keys than you absolutely have to instead put in some access controls Make sure devices lock themselves if not being used Lock the doors! Detect network breaches Detect intruders Don t leave any backdoors open, just in case Don t prop open that fire escape just in case Put up a firewall around your network to stop people casually wandering in Put a fence up around your perimeter to stop people casually wandering in However, not all organisations and businesses are the same, and some already have good communication between these two departments, and a good awareness of the threats they need to tackle together. What I have seen is that organizations tend to fit into one of three broad categories depending on their understanding of the threat they face. From enterprise-level to small businesses: how cybersecurity approaches compare At the top are those whose brand, business or credibility is based around trust and security for example banks.

By and large, they place security very high up their list of priorities, be it physical or computer-related, and it is ingrained within their corporate culture. They are often cautious about embracing new technologies until they can be sure that their security won t be compromised. This is especially true of new devices being connected to their network, such as cameras, access control points, etc. So their IT departments are highly unlikely to allow any new IP-based equipment to be connected without ensuring they have been properly sourced, tested and set-up. Next there are those who are aware that they may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks, but may not have the specific expertise in-house to properly analyse their risks, nor how to mitigate them. However, they are at least willing to get advice, even if it s not a critical priority for them. These companies probably are the most at risk with enough complexity in their networks to make management a full-time job, but possibly without sufficient resources to properly police every device that gets connected. Lastly, there are those, usually smaller businesses, who have very little understanding of cybersecurity at all, and even less idea that devices such as cameras need to be properly secured before being connected to a network. They rarely have a full-time IT manager, let alone a person with sole responsibility for physical security.

For these businesses, a very simple, automated set-up is ideal, with all security being taken care of out of the box. For example, the Axis Companion provides cameras, recorders, memory cards and a video management system all in one package. Lessons from major camera hacks In the end, though, both the IT and physical security departments need to care about the problem enough to want to engage with each other, and not just pass the buck back and forth until an attack actually happens. So how to do that? Unfortunately, the case has already been made for us, on several recent occasions. It was only a few months ago, that the Mirai BotNet attack demonstrated how vulnerable IoT devices can be, how ubiquitous they are, and how these two facts make for a highly attractive opportunity for hackers. Over several months, cybercriminals infected multiple millions of devices, including IP cameras, DVRs, home routers, etc. Then, in September 2016, it was first used to run a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on the website of a prominent security journalist, KrebsOnSecurity.com. A month later, it was followed by the largest DDoS attack in history, going after Dyn.com, one of the key parts of the US internet backbone, upon which services such as Netflix, Spotify and Amazon rely.

Now, some may say that not being able to watch the latest episode of Orange is the New Black may not be a huge threat to Western civilization, but this just goes to show the potential of what can be done with physical security devices that haven t been properly hardened against cyber-attack. The majority of the devices infected had easy-to-guess default passwords that had never been changed or even worse, could not be changed at all. Or there were the devices with backdoors built into them to make it easier for the manufacturer to debug them during development, but were never closed again before production. In December 2016, 80 plus cameras from a major manufacturer were found to have backdoor accounts. A month later, it was reported in the Washington Post that for three days the Washington DC Police were unable to record video from their security cameras due to 70% of their storage devices being hacked. So, we know that this won t be the last time. The internet of things is currently an easy target, and even more so because there are very few human beings in the loop, so there is almost no-one to notice when an attack has occurred until too late. As the Mirai BotNet attack showed, an attack might not even directly affect the host, so there is even less chance of spotting an infection unless you are paying close attention. Attend IFSEC International 2017 to stay protected As systems and software become increasingly connected, the consequences of a cyber-attack become greater every day, with the average breach costing businesses up to $3.8 million, do not leave it until tomorrow to act.

Visit and see the latest product developments from leading suppliers, live hacking demonstrations, and education from the best in the industry, Cyber & IT Security at IFSEC is an area you can t afford to miss.

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FLIR Systems acquires developer behind world s smallest drone: Prox Dynamics

FLIR Systems Acquires Developer Behind World  S Smallest Drone: Prox Dynamics

FLIR Systems has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, the developer behind the world s smallest drone. FLIR, a world leader in the development of thermal imaging infrared cameras, has paid around $134m in cash for the Norway-based company. Founded in Oslo in 2007, Prox Dynamics develops nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications.

The PD-100 Black Hornet Prox Dynamics also develops small, light, covert aerial sensors. The Prox Dynamics Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) features their pocket-sized, hand-launched Black Hornet aerial sensor and hand controller. The PD-100 Black Hornet is the smallest operational drone in the world by far, according to Prox Dynamics. Weighing only 18 grams equivalent to just three sheets of paper they are mounted with day or night-vision cameras. The Black Hornet aerial sensor already uses FLIR s Lepton micro thermal camera, visible spectrum cameras, advanced low-power rotor technology and proprietary software for flight control, stabilisation and communications. Weighing less than one ounce, the Black Hornet helicopter can fly for up to 25 minutes at line-of-sight distances of up to one mile. FLIR, which extends its airborne sensor product line with the acquisition, says it intends to invest in optimising the PRS platform to enhance range, cost, flexibility and performance. The Prox Dynamics team, said FLIR in the announement, will benefit from close interaction with FLIR s thermal sensor development group as well as the ability to leverage FLIR s brand, distribution, and customer support infrastructure to better serve a global base of users. Prox Dynamics will become FLIR s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) division within its surveillance section.

This acquisition adds a unique unmanned aerial systems capability to our portfolio, says Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. The Prox Dynamics team has created a highly-differentiated solution, incorporating our Lepton sensor, for advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance that fits well with our vision for growth for our surveillance segment. The team at Prox Dynamics operates with a commercial mindset, which is a great fit for FLIR s commercially developed, military qualified, or CDMQ, operating philosophy. We are excited to welcome the Prox Dynamics team to FLIR and look forward to working together to further advance this remarkable system capability. IFSEC International 2017 (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL) will again feature the Drone Zone. Brought to you in partnership with the UK Drone Show, the Drone Zone will bring together exhibitors with drone and anti-drone technology into a dedicated area to showcase their high-quality UAV products. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

StilGut Book Type, Genuine Leather Case for BlackBerry PRIV, Black Nappa

StilGut Book Type, Genuine Leather Case for BlackBerry PRIV, Black Nappa


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£34.99

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£34.99


  • On/Off Function: Automatically wakes and puts Blackberry PRIV to sleep
  • There is no special closure; the flap works like a book cover – well made hinge and properly trimmed cover ensure the case easily stays close
  • Ultra slim profile exclusively designed by StilGut – a German luxury brand – fits your BlackBerry PRIV perfectly and elegantly
  • Precision cutouts for full access to all connectors, ports and the camera
  • Strong and light: This leather case doesn’t weight to your device while providing good protection

StilGut is a German company well known in Europe for its first-class Smartphone & Tablet Cases. Finally, this luxury brand is now available in the UK market.

Are you looking for a genuine leather case that protects your smartphone or tablet in a safe and stately fashion? StilGut cases are the perfect combination of functionality, elegance and classic design.

Features:

– Designed specifically for BlackBerry PRIV, with precision fit
– High-quality case made of genuine leather with a soft microfiber interior
Highlights: Very elegant, ultra slim and lightweight case
– Automatically wakes and puts Blackberry PRIV to sleep
– The cover can be completely hinged at the back. Headphones can be used when the cover is closed. Taking pictures is possible as precise cutouts ensure space for the BlackBerry’s lens and flash.

The Added Value of StilGut Products:

Quality: Luxurious and handcrafted material with detailed work for a perfect fit

Design: Always on trend, yet classic and elegant, these Smartphone & Tablet Cases are available in a broad spectrum of colours and leathers

Service: Excellent customer service & 2 year warranty


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StilGut UltraSlim, Genuine Leather Case for BlackBerry PRIV, Black

StilGut UltraSlim, Genuine Leather Case for BlackBerry PRIV, Black


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£29.99

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£29.99


  • On/Off Function: Automatically wakes and puts Blackberry PRIV to sleep
  • This BlackBerry PRIV cover has a small clip closure
  • Functional clip (not magnetic) holds the case closed
  • Precision cutouts for full access to all connectors, ports and the camera
  • Ultra slim profile and lightweight – fits your BlackBerry PRIV perfectly and elegantly

StilGut is a German company well known in Europe for its first-class Smartphone & Tablet Cases. Finally, this luxury brand is now available in the UK market.

Are you looking for a genuine leather case that protects your smartphone or tablet in a safe and stately fashion? StilGut cases are the perfect combination of functionality, elegance and classic design.

Features:

– Designed specifically for BlackBerry PRIV, with precision fit
– High-quality case made of genuine leather with a soft microfiber interior
Highlights: Very elegant, ultra slim and lightweight case
– Automatically wakes and puts Blackberry PRIV to sleep
– The cover can be completely hinged at the back. Headphones can be used when the cover is closed. Taking pictures is possible as precise cutouts ensure space for the BlackBerry’s lens and flash.

The Added Value of StilGut Products:

Quality: Luxurious and handcrafted material with detailed work for a perfect fit

Design: Always on trend, yet classic and elegant, these Smartphone & Tablet Cases are available in a broad spectrum of colours and leathers

Service: Excellent customer service & 2 year warranty


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BlackBerry Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Curve 8520/9300 – Black

BlackBerry Hard Shell Case for BlackBerry Curve 8520/9300 – Black


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£8.99

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£4.51


  • Slim, Low Profile 2 piece snap on design
  • Compatible with BlackBerry 8520 / 9300
  • Strong, durable material
  • Protects your device from bumps and gives a non-slip coating
  • Cut outs allow full use of device without removing it from the case

Now you can keep your BlackBerry 8520, 9300 smartphone in top notch condition and add to your own personal style, with a BlackBerry 8520 Curve, 9300 Curve TPU Shell in a stylish clear colour.

The hard wearing shell gives you an extralayer of protection against accidental drops, bumps and scratches.

Iteven helps keep your BlackBerry 8520, 9300 smartphone from sliding off tables orother surfaces and the custom design gives you easy access to everything you need on your smartphone, the camera, audio input and output ports, micro-USB, programmable convenience keys and stereo jack. You even have full access to the keyboard and screen, while you keep your smartphone protected and looking cool.

The Blackberry TPU Case offers maximum protection in this Ultra-Thin Case. Thedurable, Slip-Resistant material is easy to grip and protects your BlackBerry 8520, 9300 from scratches.

This case allows access to all controls along with the charging port. with a case like this, you can confidently store your handset in your pocket, bag orbriefcase without worrying if it will get damaged.


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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone – Black – Unlocked

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone – Black – Unlocked


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  • 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, image stabilisation and 2x digital zoom
  • Video recording (240 x 180 pixels)
  • LCD display: 480 x 360 pixels, 65,000 colours (2.44 inches)
  • Media player (Supports MP3, WMA, MIDI, AMR-NB, WMA, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, 3GP formats plus DivX & XviD support)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, instant messaging, push email with attachment viewer

Smaller than the Bold, but packing in nearly as many features, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is one of our all-time favourite BlackBerries. Ideally-sized, with a brilliant QWERTY keypad and a hi-res screen, this is an almost perfect device for mobile email. Other top features include a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, a video camera, a music player, GPS, a heavy duty battery, WiFi, and plenty of memory


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Blackberry – ACC-46596-201 – Holster – Curve 9220/9310/9320 – Black – 209673

Blackberry – ACC-46596-201 – Holster – Curve 9220/9310/9320 – Black – 209673


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  • Helps extend battery power
  • Secure magnetic flip closure
  • Durable 360° rotating belt clip

Genuine BlackBerry Curve 9220/9310/9320 Holster PU Leather Case Cover – Black
This innovative case for Blackberry ® helps save and extend battery life with its Magnetic proximity-sensing technology. The case also features a swivel holster, giving you no reason to leave your phone at home, its magnetic flip closure ensures that your phone stays in the case even with the most energetic users – perfect for those on the run, or going for a jog.


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Sephia SP8040 Earphones Headphones, High Definition, Noise Isolating , Bass Driven Sound for iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Black)

Sephia SP8040 Earphones Headphones, High Definition, Noise Isolating , Bass Driven Sound for iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Black)


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£39.99

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£12.99


  • Sound Isolating Earphones, Headphones with Strong bass-driven stereo sound
  • Excellent passive attenuation of ambient noise
  • Ideal for use will all MP3, iPod, iPhone, DVD and CD players, and portable gaming systems
  • 1.2 Meter cable Y Symmetrical cable cable. Comes in Premium Gift Packaging
  • Excellent fit in the ear canals and high attenuation of ambient noise (ear adapters in different sizes included)

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE, EXTREME COMFORT

Be it rock or pop, jazz or funk, the Sephia SP8040 is an outstanding all-round performer, delivering astonishingly well-balanced digital playback from your tablets, iPods and other portable multimedia devices. Experience clear audio and punchy bass, powered by a pair of 10mm Neodymium drivers. Its ergonomic in-ear design not only blocks out external ambient noise, but also provides superior comfort during extended wear, ensuring you a pleasurable listening experience every time. But best of all, the SP8040 can be yours at an unbelievably affordable price!

TIGHT PUNCHY BASS AND CLEAR SOUND

Powerful Neodymium drivers deliver clear digital playback with punchy bass

NOISE-ISOLATING IN-EAR DESIGN

Effectively blocks out external ambient noise to enhance your listening experience.

PERFECT FIT

Soft silicone earbuds are included in S,M,L sizes for personalized comfort fit.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

Ergonomically designed for comfort, even after long hours of music listening.

Product Type : Wired Headphones

In Line Control : No

Volume Control : No

Noise Isolation : Yes

Drivers : 9mm Neodymium magnet

Frequency Response : 20Hz ~ 20kHz


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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition Case, HualuBro [Ultra Slim] Premium Crocodile Pattern Lightweight PU Leather Phone Protective Case Cover for BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition 2015 Smartphone (Crocodile Cover Black)

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition Case, HualuBro [Ultra Slim] Premium Crocodile Pattern Lightweight PU Leather Phone Protective Case Cover for BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition 2015 Smartphone (Crocodile Cover Black)


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£28.99

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£4.88


  • Ultra slim lightweight design and perfect fit that adds minimal bulk to your smartphone.
  • Precise cut and design, provides full access to all buttons, ports, speakers and cameras.
  • Quick and easy snap-on shell installation, provides excellent protection against scratches, scuffs and other damage.
  • Premium soft smooth feel exterior with non-slip leather surface with a grip.
  • Handmade synthetic leather case stylishly provides an elegant and fashion look and feel.

The HualuBro Crocodile Pattern PU Leather Case is not only a good protection to your device, but also a decoration to strut your style and stand out from the masses. Considering about both of them, you can rest assured to choose our case. We focus on refinement and attention-to-detail in every aspect of our products.

Highlights:

● Designed specially for BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition 2015 Smartphone.
● Easy access to all buttons, ports, speakers and cameras without removing the case.
● Great stylish protection for your smartphone.
● Ultra slim lightweight back cover style and perfect fit that adds minimal bulk to your phone.
● Soft smooth feel exterior with non-slip leather surface with a grip, easy operation and offering your device a effective protection.

Why Choose HualuBro?

1. The HualuBro brand means high-quality products for reasonable prices. Our cases are stylishly designed and produced with care to ensure an exact fit for the daily functionality of your device.

2. We boast excellent customer service with a high satisfaction rating, with our team of representatives ready to assist you Monday to Sunday, from 0:00 to 24:00 Pacific Time.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We are totally obsessive about quality and customer service, if you have any questions please get in touch with us and we will do everything we can to solve them.

HL Brothers Technology Co., ltd


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BlackBerry 10 Z30 16GB 4G Black – smartphones (Single SIM, BlackBerry OS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSPA, UMTS, LTE, Bar)

BlackBerry 10 Z30 16GB 4G Black – smartphones (Single SIM, BlackBerry OS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSPA, UMTS, LTE, Bar)


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£214.00

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£214.00


We present the older brother of Z10, the Z30, powerful blackberry with incredible LTE Super AMOLED screen of 5 inches, a 2-core processor with the best aftermarket chip Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7 Ghz, 2 Gigs of RAM, wireless flash 4G for navigating the more fluid as possible without annoying lags
It has 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, front camera for video chat, has 16GB of internal storage with microSD slot expandable up to 64 gigabytes, has NFC and is the first handset that runs on the latest version BlackBerry OS 10.2
Highlight best made ??sub sound; to start the new team has stereo speakers to take advantage of Natural Sound technology. There are also developments in the antenna, a development called Blackberry Paratek Antenna to improve the signal in areas of low coverage
features
Dimensions 140.7 x 72 x 9.4 mm
Weight 170 g
Super AMOLED capacitive multitouch screen 5 inches with 16M colors and resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording
Secondary 2 megapixel camera with video recording at 720p
connectivity
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G +
4G
Connector 3.5 mm audio Jack
GPRS and EDGE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n Dualband, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and LE
NFC
MicroUSB 2.0 with OTG
A-GPS with GLONASS
memory
Internal memory of 16 Gb
2Gb RAM
Expandable up to 64 GB microSD contarjetas
multimedia
Mobile handsfree speaker
Blackberry OS 10.2.1
digital compass
SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6
HTML5
Radio
Java MIDP 2.1
Integration with social networks
Blackberry Maps
Document Viewer
Media Player (MP3 / WMA / WAV / eAAC + / FIAC / DivX / XviD / MP4 / WMV / H.263 / H.264)
Audio Recording
Voice dialing
other Features


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