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The Cyber Intelligence and Security Centre: Businesses are only seeing 50% of the problem

Barely a week goes by without a major company being brought low by cybercriminals. But if cybersecurirty is now firmly under the media spotlight, a key vulnerability is routinely ignored: people, not the network. We spoke to James Taylor of The Cyber Intelligence and Security Centre and Greg Oakley of its sister company, Sorinteq, to find out more.

The Cyber Intelligence and Security Centre is exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You can find them on stand C1810. Get your free badge now. IFSEC Global: Please tell us a bit about your organisation. Greg Oakley: We are essentially a cyber-defence, cybersecurity and cyber intelligence organisation. So we cover three areas. Cyber intelligence is the missing piece of the puzzle in many cybersecurity companies. We re a sister company of Sorinteq, which delivers ex-listed cyber training to UK and international governments and law enforcement. The Cyber Intelligence and Security Centre delivers the same typology of services and training but to the non-governmental commercial sector.

We examine network and software security. We review processes and policies. But significantly we will check for physical vulnerabilities and very much look at people. It s this that sets us apart from the competition. Human frailties can be exploited to the benefit of someone who thinks like a hacker. That s part of the service we deliver: thinking like a hacker IG: And what does looking at people entail in this context? GO: Most people understand that software can be penetrated. What they don t understand is the significant vulnerability that staff and other people can present to a company. Humans have vulnerabilities and they can be socially engineered.

Hacking the human , or social engineering, is the manipulation of human behaviour to achieve your objectives. In other words, how do I get this guy to do something wittingly or unwittingly, unconsciously or intentionally, for an ulterior motive without his or her knowledge? IG: Like how phising or ransomware relies on duping someone into clicking on a rogue link? GO: That s an example. But it s also human behaviour, traits and characteristics. Human vulnerabilities include not wanting to offend, wanting to please, naivety, sometimes ignorance The human element of what we deliver, in terms of training and software, mean we expose companies to areas they wouldn t necessarily give a thought to. Criminals can use social media to profile you for exploitative purposes. What people most likely don t understand is how they leave residual data, a residual footprint, on a day to day basis. IG: And they can use that data to make educated guesses at the password you might use based on date of birth, their dog s name or favourite football team?

James Taylor: That can form part of it but you can go deeper than that. They could theoretically develop a relationship through social media, start to influence that individual s behaviour. As Greg referenced, it s using social norms to please someone, leveraging human behaviour effectively. That s primarily where we specialise. GO: Human frailties can be exploited to the benefit of someone who thinks like a hacker. That s part of the service we deliver: thinking like a hacker. IG: What kind of people are you hoping to meet at IFSEC? JT: I feel most companies in a commercial sector would benefit. I ll give you an example.

Let s say you have a company and you are making 20 people redundant. You give them notice and in six months time they lose their jobs. We would look at that and say you now effectively have a group of employees that are theoretically very disgruntled with the potential to compromise your business. What safeguards are you putting in place for that insider threat? Even if you re a company that doesn t operate in the digital sphere, it doesn t really matter. If you have assets and I mean employees, equipment, stock, anything you re effectively vulnerable. GO: A question we re often asked is how do you mitigate threats against your company when you don t know what those threats are ? It s only when Cyber Intelligence and Security Centre staff come along and work with a company that they start to have an understanding of what the very non-obvious and significant threats are. The three questions I d ask to IFSEC visitors are: Does your company employee people?

Does your company have an IT network? And does your company have a premises? If the answer is yes to all three then we re very confident we can provide a very sound and interesting dynamic risk assessment in terms of security. Whether you re running the most complex software in the world, have both proactive and passive systems, encryption, firewalls etc it all starts and ends with the human factor IG: How are you approaching IFSEC? What can visitors expect to happen on your stand? GO: We ll have three people there: two on the stand and one walking around and engaging with attendees and other stand holders. You re not going to be able to walk away from our stand with a top and tail around a range of variables. What we can do is have a conversation getting a meeting off the ground at your premises resulting in a bespoke, made-to-measure plan for your company. IG: Is it becoming easier to get custom in your sector given the huge and growing media coverage of major breaches and cybersecurity generally?

JT: A two part answer. It is growing. You see an international hack occur. Companies are panicked. But they re still thinking about the network side of the coin and only seeing 50% of the problem. We give them the full picture. Because actually, whether they re running the most complex software in the world, whether they have both proactive and passive systems, encryption, firewalls etc it all starts and ends with the human factor. So for us it s very much about getting a company to identify that as a credible threat, to look at how a hacker would approach your business. Because I guarantee it s not the way you think they will approach it.

And on top of that you have the insider threat. So we work on something called a cyber-risk exposure review. That consists of identifying all potential vulnerabilities within that business that they re not already aware of. Once the cyber risk exposure review has occurred and we ve checked what we need to check, sat down with relevant persons in that company, that s when we design the training. The training will consist of what I would class as end users. So if it s the NHS then we upskill the doctors or nurses around security and what they do online and take this all the way up to board level. We talk about risk and footprint not only in their professional life but their personal one too. Because from a hackers standpoint, social media is a rich source of data. But it might be less direct than social media.

Take a director of, let s say Ford. He might be security-conscious and not have Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter accounts. But I would ask him if he has a wife, kids? Are they using social media? What are they saying online? They re probably not thinking around the full picture. Once we ve established that we then bring it back to the company and look at their processes and policies. Because actually they re always missing a step. We try to open their eyes.

So it is an opportunity for us on the back of the publicity that network security and hacking are getting. Everyone knows cybercrime is the future. What we re saying is: We give you the 360 . Your network might be secure but not when you have an administrator who doesn t know how to put the settings in place or leaves an open port. You might have spent 250,000 on introducing something like Mimecast into your system. But if your users aren t doing the basics correctly, you might as well have thrown that money down the drain. We will get your users to a point where that risk and vulnerability is mitigated. IG: It s a compelling pitch. Is there anything else you want to add?

GO: We also work very closely with Russel Group universities, with eminent psychologists and linguistic experts in understanding human behaviour. So our ability to demonstrate how the human can be hacked, manipulated and exploited, as well as our own background of operational experience, comes from an academic stance as well. The Cyber Intelligence and Security Centre is exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You can find them on stand C1810. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals. Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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Eagle Eye Networks acquires Panasonic Cloud Management Services Europe BV

Cloud-based video surveillance Eagle Eye Networks has acquired Panasonic Cloud Management Services Europe BV (PCMSEU), whose flagship products are Panasonic Cameramanager and Panasonic Nubo. The two companies operate in the same market cloud-based video surveillance with Eagle Eye Networks the dominant force in North America and PCMSEU the clear European leader. PCMSEU operates more cloud-recorded cameras than any other company in Europe by some distance.

The acquisition of CMSEU gives Eagle Eye Networks a bridgehead into the European market and creates a truly global player in a still nascent cloud surveillance market that is growing at a much faster rate than the conventional DVR/NVR segment. Panasonic Cloud Management Services Europe BV will be renamed Eagle Eye Networks BV. Serving as the European headquarters for Eagle Eye, the European giant will now sell and support the expanded Eagle Eye product line. Our dealers in Europe have responded with overwhelming support for this acquisition. It will greatly enhance our sales and support efforts in the European market, said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. The strong and experienced team in cloud video surveillance at our new Eagle Eye EMEA headquarters will make it possible for us to provide a tremendous level of support to all of our dealers in the region. Eagle Eye Networks are exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You will find th em on stand C1025 . Get your free badge now.

The Eagle Eye NuboCam All PCMSEU employees will be retained following the deal. Cameramanager co-founders Rishi Lodhia and Tijmen Vos will remain with the company as managing director and technical director of Eagle Eye Networks EMEA respectively. Said Rishi Lodhia: This is a unique opportunity to bring two pioneers in cloud video surveillance together and deliver a broad portfolio of innovative cloud surveillance solutions. Eagle Eye and Cameramanager dealers worldwide will now have a wider selection of cloud video products to meet their customers needs. Panasonic Cameramanager, on which small and medium businesses can watch and manage live and recorded surveillance footage from their smartphone, will be renamed Eagle Eye CameraManager. Eagle Eye plans to expand global sales of CameraManager to meet demand for direct camera to cloud connectivity. CameraManager cloud surveillance products boast optional storage methods, motion detection, push notifications and cloud based video analytics. Lacking the onsite bridge device of the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS, the CameraManager solution can be more cost-effective for smaller camera counts per location. Eagle Eye Cameramanager Eagle Eye Networks BV will continue to sell Eagle Eye Cloud Security VMS in Europe to customers that prioritise camera interoperability and have high camera counts.

Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS supports more than 1,000 different digital cameras, over 10,000 different analogue cameras, up to 10 years of video retention and very large camera counts. Panasonic Nubo, which becomes Eagle Eye NuboCam, is an LTE camera and was the world s first mobile video monitoring surveillance camera when it launched in 2015. Datacenters Eagle Eye Networks operates datacenters in California, Texas, Canada, Japan (two), the UK and thanks to the acquisition two in the Netherlands. Eagle Eye Networks are exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You will find th em on stand C1025 . Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

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Genetec announces product line-up

IFSEC 2017 During IFSEC in June, Genetec will be exhibiting Security Center 5.6, with new HTML5 web client, as well as previewing access control-as-a-service and new applications for retail and law enforcement. Montreal-based Genetec, which provides open architecture security and public safety solutions, will be at stand F500 at IFSEC taking place at ExCeL in London from 20-22 June. On its stand the company will demonstrate and preview its latest technologies that help integrators as well as end-users protect, improve and implement security measures within their environments.

Genetec will demonstrate Security Center 5.6, the latest version of the company s unified, open architecture IP security platform. Visitors will also be able to learn about Genetec Retail Sense, an analytics application for retail marketing and operations, as well as Genetec Clearance, which is a collaborative case management offering for law enforcement and security professionals. In addition a wide range of supported video, access control, and storage hardware and software systems from the Genetec ecosystem of partners will also be demonstrated. Synergis Genetec plans to offer a preview of its upcoming Synergis access-control-as-a-service, which can minimise reliance on corporate IT, eliminating the need for servers on premises and other costly IT equipment. Connected to Microsoft Azure, the technology can be deployed quickly and readily and can also be scaled as companies grow, providing maximum security for customer data. Genetec will also sponsor a new, speaking series called Borders & Infrastructure Theatre, to address the specific needs for managing large-scale multi-stakeholder security issues, like border control, critical national infrastructure, law enforcement and transport security. Andrew Elvish, vice president of marketing at Genetec says: Visitors to our stand at IFSEC this year will see that despite the extraordinary technology on display, Genetec s focus remains squarely on protecting the everyday. This latest version of Security Center includes advanced authentication, authorisation and encryption standards plus a new HTML5 web client with an enhanced mapping interface, new access control and video device integrations, as well as the ability to use number plates as access control credentials with the new AutoVu SharpV camera. Genetec recently released the latest version of off-street parking enforcement software Free-Flow.

The company has also been confirmed as sponsor of the Borders & Infrastructure Expo, which makes its debut within IFSEC this year. Check out the latest solutions from Genetec at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500.

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Bull Products, life safety specialist for the construction industry, to exhibit at London ExCeL

FIREX International 2017 Bull Products will showcase its Cygnus fire alarm system, fire/spill/first aid first responder stations and Fire 360 service at FIREX International 2017. The Hereford-based company specialises in life-safety equipment for the construction industry. The Cygnus wireless alarm system is the most adaptable temporary fire alarm system used in the industry, says Bull Products.

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Genetec announced as sponsor for Borders & Infrastructure Expo

IFSEC International 2017 Genetec, the company behind unified security platform Security Center, has been confirmed as sponsor for IFSEC International s brand new show within a show , Borders & Infrastructure Expo (20-22 June 2017). Genetec is a good fit for Borders & Infrastructure Expo, which is pitched at critical national infrastructure. The company s security systems are popular in the enterprise space, with many customers in high end retail, train stations, airports Genetec systems are installed in 70% of airports in the Middle East and the the city surveillance space.

Its most prominent platforms are Security Center, which unifies access control, surveillance and ANPR systems; the Omnicast IP video management system (VMS); the Synergis TM IP access control system; and AutoVu automatic license plate recognition system. Cybersecurity is now a major focus. We recently spoke to Simon Cook, sales engineering manager EMEA and APAC, about the company s defining mantra: the security of security. embedded content Speaking at the show s launch event in October, IFSEC brand director Gerry Dunphy outlined the vision for a new show within a show which will meet the need for Britain s and the World s response to the growing terror and security threat. Borders & Infrastructure, which will take place between 20-22 June 2017 as part of IFSEC International and the wider Protection & Management Series, will feature products, solutions and visionary content aimed at central and local government, transport and utilities, sports stadia and events, logistics, border security and law enforcement, and offers a significant addition to the usual array of products and services that you can usually see at what is already Europe s largest security show. In view of the existing broad horizon of security products on offer at IFSEC, it will richly enhance IFSEC s position as the UK and Europe s industry-defining event in the security sector. IFSEC brand director Gerry Dunphy Dunphy outlined the reasoning s behind this welcome addition to the IFSEC lineup: The heightened terror threat, unprecedented migration levels and the growing cyber threat mean that demand is huge for a show like Borders & Infrastructure. Cyber security, counter-terror, border security and protecting critical infrastructure are near the top of the priorities list of governments in Europe and around the world. Attended by a wide range of manufacturers and customers including representatives from the Home Office s Security Industry Engagement Team, last night s guests heard keynote speaker Sir David Veness CBE, ex-Metropolitan Police and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, preview the findings of a London First report into the potential impact of Brexit on the security and resilience industries.

The event also included an address from the BSIA s Director of People, Trevor Elliott, who welcomed the addition of IFSEC s new event. Dunphy also added: In view of the existing broad horizon of security products on offer at IFSEC, it will richly enhance IFSEC s position as the UK and Europe s industry-defining event in the security sector. Borders & Infrastructure will take IFSEC to an even higher level, providing deeply enriching and strategic security solutions for major customers. With its own, distinctive branding, can sign up to an exclusive VIP 1-2-1 meetings service free of charge which matches them with potential suppliers, partners or customers. The event will serve as a hub for senior decision-makers from key verticals, government and law enforcement to strike major deals in procurement and supply contracts. The new event will feature everything from airport security tech to physical perimeter protection and even drones (the new area will incorporate the Drone Zone, which returns for a second year). UBM Group Director Simon Mills, who introduced last night s speakers, said: The strategic addition of Borders & Infrastructure to IFSEC is a historic moment in the 30-year-plus development of the IFSEC brand. It should be viewed as something very different to the show s more traditional elements. IFSEC International is proud to announce that Borders & Infrastructure has the support of the BSIA, ASIS, BRE Global and the Security Institute.

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C-TEC sister company SigNET is named exclusive UK distributor for RCF s new emergency evacuation voice alarms

Fire systems SigNET has been awarded exclusive UK distribution rights to digital voice alarm systems made by RCF. Supported by its sister company C-TEC, SigNET will focus on promoting RCF s DXT 3000 and DXT 9000 digital voice alarms to the fire safety and security industries. C-TEC is a UK-based manufacturer of fire alarms and related systems.

The DXT 3000, which can be wall-mounted, is a plug-and-play voice alarm, designed for small to medium sized projects where EN54-16 compliance is required. Target sectors and applications include supermarkets, schools and offices. The system integrates any existing music and PA system with a voice-only emergency evacuation system. The DXT 9000 is range of configurable EN54-16 compliant voice alarms, versatile and scalable for medium up to large projects, from small schools or hotels to large campuses with multiple buildings. SigNET s field sales manager Tremayne Crossley said: We are delighted to be appointed the exclusive distributor of the new DXT range and are confident the deal will be very beneficial for SigNET, RCF and, most importantly, our customers. C-TEC is exhibiting at FIREX International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Visit stand G140 to see C-TEC s latest fire alarms and life safety electronic systems. Get your free badge now. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry.

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