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IFseC 2017 The Drone Zone returned to IFSEC International in 2017 for the second time. Drones have applications in perimeter surveillance, intruder alerts, mobile CCTV, emergency communications networks, facilities surveillance, criminal tool prosecution, fire scene investigations and drone detection. Watch our highlights video from the Drone Zone, which took place within Borders & Infrastructure Expo at London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017.

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BT Redcare and Cougar Monitoring announce midlands roadshow aimed at fire and security installers

installer training Cougar Monitoring and BT Redcare have announced a joint roadshow aimed at fire and security installers in the midlands region. Taking place on 6 October 2017 in Birmingham city centre (venue to be confirmed), the roadshow will feature presentations from both companies, with representatives from each of their technical departments on hand to provide advice, guidance and training. BT Redcare has been in the alarm signalling market for over 30 years, said Eric Roberts, CEO of Cougar Monitoring.

It s tried, tested and the majority of its products are third-party certified. Having met with the new BT Redcare management team recently it s clear that they have a renewed focus and intention to work closer with us and installers. We re delighted to join them to reinforce that message to our installers. John Ware, general manager of BT Redcare, said: I met personally with the senior leaders of Cougar Monitoring recently and it s clear that they, like us, are looking to the future and to expanding their operation. And we re perfectly placed to help them do this. The combination of our expertise in the market and their reach to installers means attendees to the roadshow will get the best advice, value and support from both companies. BT Redcare, which is one of the biggest players in the alarm signalling market, recently revamped its website and pledged to work closer with ARCs and installers to help grow their businesses. Cougar, which was established in 1996, is approved by the Security Industry Authority as an approved contractor for keyholding, security guarding and public space CCTV and has received the NSI s Gold Standard EMS & Health and Safety accreditations. More details on the roadshow will be issued soon but installers can register their interest straightaway.

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Safe, secure cities: IFSEC India Expo s advocacy for the industry

IFSEC India The International Fire & Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) India Expo, South Asia s largest security, civil protection and fire safety show, by UBM India, is gearing up for its 11th edition between 6-8 December at New Delhi, later this year. The show brings together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform. Significantly, in an industry where upgradation of technology is the very key to surviving competition, the IFSEC India Expo provides high-impact, informative demonstrations and a wealth of opportunities for visitors to network and learn about cutting-edge technologies, industry best practices, trends, challenges, market insights and discover the best solutions to keep their business and clients secured.

Over the past few editions, IFSEC India has included in its already formidable repertoire, products and technologies pertaining to biometrics, transport, access control, in addition to surveillance for the knowledge of end users and providers by global brands such as Bosch, Dahua, Aditya Infotech, D-Link, Honeywell Security, Panasonic, Toshiba, Zebronics, Autocop, Infinova, ADI, Lookman, Hi-Focus, Unv, Zkteco, Hanwha Techwin, Secureye, Seagate, Essl, Sparsh, ERD, Alba Urmet, Assa Abloy, Matrix, Wavesight, Tyco, Milestone and Godrej, to name just a few. embedded content The South Asia region, which the IFSEC India Expo brings within its radar, is an especially vulnerable as well as progressive zone when it comes to security and surveillance in a three pronged manner. Safety issues in a terror prone region : The constantly evolving cities in this geographical region face higher criminal activities, war and terrorism threats that are a source of critical concern for citizens in terms of disaster preparedness and prevention. Crowding of cities : A United Nations study revealed that about 66% of the global population will be living in cities by 2050, up from 53% today. Ninety percent of that increase will be accounted for by Africa and Asia, with the latter s urban population set to reach 2.7bn. As cities absorb thousands of new arrivals every year, Asian governments are increasingly turning to technology to cope with the strain more specifically, smart technology. The need for data security and privacy in the South Asian IT hub : The South Asian region, and India specifically, is rightly perceived as an IT hub with ambitious digital programmes, that while having tangible benefits, often struggle with issues like networks resiliency, privacy and data security. An IDC study projects that the threat of some form of major breach over IoT networks in the coming two years at no less than 90%. The IFSEC India Expo seeks to provide comprehensive solutions and pointers to the security and surveillance domain in the region.

Last year, in 2016, the IFSEC India Expo reached an important milestone and achieved a new momentum with the 10th anniversary of its inception, with the participation of over 20 participating countries such as Australia, China, Hungary, India, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA & over 300 big brands. While the percentage of unique visitors increased by 12 percent, Day 2 and 3 of the expo saw the number of visitors surpassing 6,000 a day, in itself a record achievement. Conferences centred around Creating a Smarter and Safer World with State-of-the-art Security Technology , Border Management Strategy , Challenges of Leftist Extremism and its Impact on National Security ; Public Transport Security and Securing the Digital Network were covered by industry stalwarts, which saw an impressive exchange of views. Rich legacy To commemorate the ten years, the first ever IFSEC India Awards was also launched, to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the domain. Speaking on the ten years of IFSEC India s existence, Managing Director, UBM India, Mr Yogesh Mudras said, Over the years, IFSEC India owes its rich legacy to the 40-year-old IFSEC Global and success to the way the Indian edition has modified itself to suit the specific needs of this region. Recommended by industry experts as the pre-eminent authority on the global security and fire industry, the expo has nudged us on the path to a completely secure, smart and digitally enhanced world. He added, The 10th anniversary of IFSEC India Expo was extremely special to us. Apart from the plethora of impressive products, content-led conferences, key exhibitors and the presence of industry stalwarts, our intensive on-ground engagement and impeccable strategizing played a vital part in its success story. We reached out to small & large-scale Industrial hubs, manufacturing units and factories, private institutes, hardware and security markets, schools, offices & corporate houses, educating them on the importance of this industry s output.

Looking ahead, an impressive array of features is being planned for the 11th edition of the IFSEC India expo. These include an even greater industry participation, tie-ups with associations and governing bodies, a line up of the most innovative products, power-packed conferences to proactively decipher insights gained in the global security market by a conglomeration of the industry s most talented and reputed professionals on trending industry topics . Commenting on the 11th edition of the IFSEC India expo, Group Director, UBM India, Mr. Pankaj Jain said, IFSEC India 2017 is an ideal platform for industry professionals globally who are looking at joint ventures, partnerships/associations with key decision makers, sourcing, and networks tapping into the growing Indian security market. The expo acts as a most effective launch pad and base to showcase new products in the region and tap its limitless potential. The focus of this year s expo will be on Homeland Security and IoT, the two most vital issues in this vertical right now, and the industry is keenly looking at comprehending these at length during the show. About UBM India UBM India is India s leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.

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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.

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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