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How to future-proof your systems and add value through business intelligence

Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Just two decades ago, Axis launched the world s first network camera, the AXIS 200, developing pioneering technology that would later become the enabling concept behind the internet of security things (IoST). Innovations such as these drastically influence the way society and businesses operate and keeping up with these advancements presents many challenges.

One of these is ensuring that the new technology implemented by organisations across the world will have the scalability to grow and meet the demands of customers for years to come. The global IP camera market is expected to reach $9.2bn by 2020, proving firms are beginning to expand the ways they use internet-connected technology. Maintaining its ongoing commitment to research and development, Axis is pleased to host its second Partner Showcase event in October 2017, demonstrating not only the latest cutting-edge security technology for a connected world, but also the latest updates in retail analytics, behavioural analysis, sustainability and cybersecurity. These trends are driven through a best-of-breed approach. We are proud to work with organisations at the forefront of innovation to ensure that our customer solutions don t just answer the questions of today, but prepare businesses for the security challenges they are certain to face in the future. By partnering with specialist technology companies, such as the 37 that will be attending Axis Partner Showcase, we can reach far beyond traditional security capabilities A collaborative approach to security analytics As technological progress continues, the security industry faces its own challenges in keeping pace. Furthermore, each industry has its own unique demands. From retail and transport, to education and healthcare, no two networked systems are the same. By partnering with specialist technology companies, such as the 37 that will be attending Axis Partner Showcase, we can reach far beyond traditional security capabilities.

This enables us to broaden and strengthen our solution offering to deliver a smarter, and increasingly intelligent and of course safer world. The benefits of network cameras are clear as a means to improve security and surveillance. That said, through a succession of innovation, technology that once operated at just one frame per second creating extremely fragmented video footage is now capable of delivering vital business intelligence. This includes facial recognition, footfall monitoring, business optimisation, analytics and much more, with excellent image detail, all achievable in real time. To fully embrace the potential of this technology, the industry must work in tandem to offer solutions that not only secure their customers, but also offer something of increased value the power of data. A new world of innovation As we enter new markets, such as audio and access control, there are great opportunities ahead. Many of these markets have a basis in proprietary systems with stagnated innovation. Alongside our partners, it is our mission to help businesses realise that if they were to migrate to the world of openness and IP, the opportunities for increased intelligence and a more robust security solution are endless. This year s Axis Partner Showcase will offer a unique opportunity for businesses from all industries to experience the latest security and intelligent technology, which will help them remain safe and future-proofed.

The event has been designed to demonstrate how our partners, in conjunction with Axis, can deliver solutions that are relevant and stand the test of time improving efficiency, processes, security and staff safety. This drive is encapsulated by the Axis mantra: Fit for Purpose, Fit for Future . Whether you are a system integrator, installer, distributor, consultant or end user, the 2017 Axis Partner Showcase represents a truly worthwhile investment of time. Meet us there to discover how rapidly our industry is advancing, the technology enabling this and the partnerships that will help us lead the way. Axis Partner Showcase: 11 October 2017: 10:00am-4:00pm BST Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, UK About Axis Communications Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets. Axis has more than 2,700 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 90,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS.

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Wireless intrusion sensors: Adoption still weak in the commercial sector

Analysis Texecom Ricochet wireless external motion sensor IHS Markit estimates that 68 million intruder alarm sensors were sold globally in 2016 of which 41% were wireless, according to the latest intruder alarm and monitoring database. However, just 4% of those wireless intrusion sensors were destined for the large commercial sector. Residential and small-medium business sectors jointly accounted for the remaining 96% of the wireless sensor market.

Wireless benefits Although the use of wireless sensors remains limited in the commercial sector, the popularity of these products is on the rise for several reasons: Wireless sensors carry significantly lower installation costs as the installation process is much simpler and quicker. The lower install cost that comes with wireless sensors allows companies to allocate a greater portion of their security budget to hardware, enabling them to invest in additional or higher-quality sensors, or upgrades for the system, such as integration with video surveillance. Wireless solutions are also more practical in unique installations like remote areas without easy access to the power mains. To overcome range issues, mesh networks, which act as signal repeaters, are used for larger installations. Moreover, as the use of wireless sensors proliferates across commercial applications, consumers may choose to adopt wireless control panels, to allow for easier future addition of extra sensors, as they won t require on-site IT configuration to add to the system. Prices of wireless sensors have also fallen fast , decreasing by 16% since 2012. Battery lifespan of wireless sensors has also improved in recent years, now lasting between one and five years depending on circumstances. Although enhancements have been made, limited lifespan of sensor batteries will put pressure on the security systems manager, necessitating the procurement of software that will allow to easily manage battery statuses. More wireless sensors are available with UL certification , a prerequisite for many professional monitoring and insurance providers.

Wireless misgivings Although wireless sensor technology is making inroads into commercial projects, concerns remain such as encryption, sensor price and ongoing maintenance costs: Despite improvements to encryption for wireless systems, the risk of being hacked is still a common concern among large commercial end users. For example, wireless sensors are susceptible to jamming and signal interference, and if the system s control panel is compromised the entire network of wireless sensors can be rendered useless by disabling the wireless module. Wireless sensors are also more expensive than their wired counterparts . For example IHS Markit found that globally, a wireless PIR sensor costs 30% more than a wired variant on average. The maintenance costs of wireless sensors are also higher, with the requirement to buy and maintain a set of spare batteries for replacement or recharging. Long-term opportunities for vendors and installers Despite the challenges facing wireless security sensors in large-commercial applications today, manufacturers and installers that promote and install wireless sensors will likely reap long-term benefits of the devices: Vendors with strong after-sales service, such as customer service and maintenance, would be able to improve efficiency and speed of s ervice by capitalising on the greater ease with which wireless sensors can be added to the system. This will lead to shorter installation times allowing them to serve more customers in a set period of time. As wireless sensors are adopted on a wider scale, the significance of battery management system solutions will become apparent. Suppliers with the best battery management software, that is easy to use with interactive interface, are likely to seize the best of this opportunity.

Manufacturers of wireless sensors could further improve their products market opportunities by working closely with insurance providers and educating them about the benefits of wireless systems in commercial applications as well as their technological features. Entering into partnership with insurance providers may provide avenues for long-term impact. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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IFSEC 2017 preview: Abloy UK on Cliq Connect, sustainability, and the benefits of electric locks

Sponsored by Genetec, Borders & Infrastructure Expo will take place between 20-22 June 2017 as part of IFSEC International and the wider Protection & Management Series. IFSEC exhibitor Abloy UK, which provides high quality electric and mechanical security locking solutions, is focusing on borders and critical infrastructure this year, the company s head of PEU, Steve Wintle, told IFSEC Global in an interview you can read below. IFSEC Global: What s your priority at IFSEC?

Steve Wintle: The focus this year on borders and infrastructure. That s an area that Abloy are very focused on, especially with Cliq Connect and how it s evolving. Cliq offers benefits not just from a security and health and safety point of view but also delivers operational efficiencies. IG: What kind of customers will you be looking to meet at the event? SW: I m hoping that we re going to meet people from all national infrastructure sectors. We re involved across all sectors, but our focus is on national infrastructure. We have quite good relationships in some sectors, not quite as good in others. And therefore we re definitely looking to broaden our relationships or opportunities across all CNI sectors. Steve Wintle IG: What is so special about Cliq?

SW: It is becoming a recognised solution for infrastructure. On the back of that we are continuing to develop and add more features to Cliq. One recent addition is mapping. Through integration with permit to work systems we ve got examples of where we ve used it with infrastructure. It s providing greater control and tightening up not just from a security point of view but from a health and safety one too. You re able to ensure that whoever is working on a certain plant or within certain areas are compliant and trained to be working on that kind of equipment or within those areas. IG: And what about the people who install or integrate the systems? How do you work with them? SW: We have a network of approved installers.

They ve been through training, and because of their geographical locations are able to provide day to day technical support whether it be for electro-mechanical or mechanical systems. So we have a well-established network of installers and distributors who are able to work with and support the end user on a local basis. IG: How important is sustainability? Is this something you re striving to improve? SW: Absolutely. It s something we re getting asked about constantly. Whenever we re tendering for contracts, especially within infrastructure, part of the prequalification is often questions on how we manage the environment or risk to environment, sustainability of raw material, resources, and use of natural resources or power or water. So the Abloy Group has people who are driving that internally to make sure we re staying up there with the latest government guidance on sustainability. But it s also driven by our customers.

Because they re being encouraged to use businesses that are environmentally aware and can support them in achieving their green credentials. IG: Going back to IFSEC, is there anything else you want to highlight? SW: We will be showing a new J handle often used on data racks and our electric lock range which is very relevant following recent events in Manchester and London as an the electric lock can provide a more effective method of securing a building in a dynamic lock down scenario and is fully compliant with BS EN 13637. The reason electric locks can be very effective is that they always provide a mechanical means of escape but will self-lock even without power, unlike a magnet that once the power is cut the door is left insecure. In terms of green credentials electric locks also only use power when operated whereas magnets use power constantly so electric locks deliver a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of a business. We will also be demonstrating CliQ Connect, which takes key control to another level. The benefit of CliQ Connect being that if a key is lost or stolen, it won t open anything until it s been activated by the owner of the key or via integration with a permit-to-work system. Which is ideal for handing to contractors and knowing that the contractor can t access a site without prior authorisation, which is critical for managing health and safety as well as security benefits, especially for CNI critical national infrastructure sites. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL.

You can find Abloy UK on stand C1560. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 IFSEC International is taking place at Excel London, 20 22 June 2017, here are 5 reasons you should attend: Exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 brand new security solutions Network with over 27,000 security professionals Discounts of up to 30% exclusively for IFSEC 150 hours of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches A 1-2-1 meetings service to pre-book face to face meetings.

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IFSEC Tool Zone: Discounts, new products and other exciting plans from Anglia Tool Centre

IFSEC 2017 welcomes Anglia Tools as its exclusive partner for the Tool Zone, where visitors can sample a wide range of hand and power tools and take advantage discounts and special offers exclusive to IFSEC visitors. Anglia Tool Centre is a specialist in DIY power tools, selling a wide range of top brands online across the UK. We spoke to Ian Thacker, the company s group manager, about the products we can expect to see at the show and what kind of discounts IFSEC visitors will have exclusive access to.

IFSEC Global: It would be good to kick off asking you to tell us a bit about the company and what you do? Ian Thacker: Anglia Tools Centre was established in November 2006. We re part of the Ridgeons Group, a family-owned builder s merchant established since 1911. So lots of heritage behind us. We set up to become a specialist supplier of power tools to the trade. We re not involved in any DIY tools; it s all trade-rated products aimed at general builders, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, security installers you name it, we have tools to suit the requirements of any trade operation. Everything at the show will be at a discounted price compared to what you would normally pay online, either through ourselves or competitor We opened in East Anglia with one showroom and we now have nine standalone showrooms as well as a heavy online presence, accounts facility, contracts business etc So we ve come quite a long way in the last 10 years and are looking to future progression across the UK in the coming years. IG: What are your plans for IFSEC? IT: We re attending IFSEC as the only tools supplier at the show, so we ve created the Tool Zone.

The idea is to build relationships with security installers and become their supplier of choice for their power tool and accessory requirements. We ll be there with products from all the leading manufacturers the likes of Makita, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Bosch, Hitachi etc and we ll have demonstrations throughout the event. It s an opportunity for installers to get hands on with the latest power tools on the market. They ll all be set up for live demonstrations we ll have concrete blocks to recreate their working environment as closely as we possibly can to make sure they buy the right appliances to suit their needs. They ll also have an opportunity to sign up to our loyalty scheme called ATC rewards, which gives them discounts and money to spend on tools when they recommend us to friends, colleagues, relatives etc. IG: And are there any benefits of buying the tools at IFSEC? Any special show discount? IT: Absolutely. Everything at the show will be at a discounted price compared to what you would normally pay online, either through ourselves or competitors.

IG: Are there any newly launched products or products only just added to your range? IT: We ll have a few be featuring product launches from most manufacturers actually. We ve got the latest SDS machines the 54 volt SDS machine from Dewalt will be there, which is quite ground-breaking stuff. It s true corded performance without the hassle of having a cord. We ve got some new SDS drills with integrated dust management systems, which conform to all the latest health and safety regulations. So as you drill the hole it (A) captures the dust to stop it getting into the environment and (B) avoids a lot of clearing up after the job. So we ll have live demonstrations of the latest dust management products as well. IG: I think that covers it, anything else you want to add? IT: It s also a lot of fun on the stand.

Everyone likes to get hands on with the power tools and see the latest technology for themselves. We try and create a nice, fun environment to make it a pleasant experience for the visitor. IFSEC International takes place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. The Tool Zone takes place in the brand new Installer World area. 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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Aperio H100 from ASSA ABLOY: easy-to-integrate wireless access control tech now inside a stylish door handle

The new Aperio H100 packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim, cleverly designed door handle. With easy retrofitting to almost any interior door and comprehensive RFID compatibility, the new Aperio H100 handle makes extending access control to more doors cost-effective by integrating with a vast range of third-party systems. The Aperio H100 s stylish design is perfect for indoor office and facility doors that receive high levels of traffic.

The Aperio H100 can work within an online access control system or offline as a standalone device. A battery fits inside the handle, ensuring a minimal footprint and a discreet look to gel with any contemporary door style. The Aperio H100 is easy to retrofit on existing doors, with no drilling and no wiring required. Any existing mechanical cylinder can still be used. The Aperio H100 is specified with maximum flexibility and designed to fit almost any format of interior door. The Aperio H100 is compatible with most common European (DIN) and Scandinavian mortise locks, in wooden, steel, tubular frame or glass doors with standard lock cases. It comes in left- and right-hand versions for a door between 35mm and 80mm thickness, with optional U-handle and USB adaptor. The Aperio H100 is compatible with multiple RFID technologies, including iCLASS /ISO14443B, iCLASS SE, Seos , MIFARE Classic, Plus and EV1, and DESFire SE. Like all Aperio devices, our new handle can upgrade site security for a very affordable price, says Matthias Wei , Product Manager Aperio at ASSA ABLOY EMEA.

The Aperio H100 further extends a range which adds access control wirelessly to exterior and interior doors, from fire and safety doors with regulatory requirements to meeting rooms, labs and offices. The new Aperio H100 handle completes a comprehensive range of Aperio wireless access control devices that already includes online and offline Aperio cylinders (C100/C900) and escutcheons (E100/E900); an online and offline lock (L100/L900); and a wireless lock for bringing server racks and cabinets (KS100) into the same access control system as doors. To discover more about how Aperio enhances security and convenience at any premises, you can watch a short film here. The new Aperio H100 handle will be showcased at IFSEC International, Excel London, 20 22 June 2017. Get your free badge now. Stylish door handle to extend an access control system About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door automation and hotel security. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 IFSEC International is taking place at Excel London, 20 22 June 2017, here are 5 reasons you should attend: Exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 brand new security solutions Network with over 27,000 security professionals Discounts of up to 30% exclusively for IFSEC 150 hours of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches A 1-2-1 meetings service to pre-book face to face meetings.

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Invasion of privacy or crime-fighting boost: Should the public police have greater access to security systems operated by private police?

Invasion Of Privacy Or Crime-fighting Boost: Should The Public Police Have Greater Access To Security Systems Operated By Private Police?

Police forces and a complex CCTV network work in conjunction to keep people and property safe. However, what happens when a CCTV system functions inside a privately-owned building that is leased by a business? Security personnel who man the building have to communicate with the police to catch intruders.

However, police don t have access to these privately owned networks, which is where the confusion begins. What if there were a change in legislation that permitted police and other law enforcement agencies to access cameras from a central control point? If the police do not have access to these private buildings and systems, how are they to know what happens behind these closed doors? What if security personnel break laws by removing intruders by force? Surely the intruders are breaking the law in the first place and need to be reprimanded, with or without police consent, seeing as security guards are being paid to guard grounds? There is a lot of back and forth here with what s right and wrong and what s legal and illegal. This is where having one voice could solve all arguments, but as long as there is private CCTV I don t think one voice can solve it all. Lack arrest powers Private police are employed by non-government operations and can be security guards, patrol persons, detectives, ex-police, and sometimes off-duty police officers. Private police focus more on preventive methods and deterring crime rather than catching and punishing criminals.

This is because they lack arrest powers, although they have the right to make a citizen s arrest. In the US there is even evidence that suggests private police can provide security services more cost effectively than the public police force Private policing around the world is growing because the crime threat evolves over time with technology and some people like to have personal say and control other their own establishments, with a 24/7 operation to give them assurance that may otherwise not be possible. In the US there is even evidence that suggests private police can provide security services more cost effectively than the public police force. Tight budgets within public policing mean the public police may take longer to access the newest security technologies. Public police agencies are sometimes bound by laws that don t apply to private police. This has its pros and cons. Although private police may be able to, for instance, carry a gun, the public police, though hindered by additional constraints, are given a very clear idea of the boundaries of what they are permitted and not permitted to do. Some people, on the other hand, see private policing as a wealthy person s protection and feel there is one rule for the rich and one rule for the poor. But even if this is true, if you choose to spend your money on these services then who should tell you it s wrong?

Used in the legal or correct manner then all should be well. Having said that, if you are spending your own money on these services, surely you would want grey areas resolved in legal documents because you never know what could really happen. If acts of crime take place you need to have it dealt with in the right way. Grey area If private police their boundaries then there is a chance that no one will ever know as, after all, the public police don t have access to private systems. This can cause yet greater problems within the grey area. If public police see private police blatantly acting above their power, even though they are manning private property, they obviously cannot permit laws to be broken. I assume that this only makes matters more confusing and builds up hostility between public and private police forces. If legislation ever changes to grant public police forces access to private police force work, there will always be a need for flexibility Clear guidelines on the scope and boundaries of the role of private police need to be set out and followed to create a productive partnership and prevent hostility. For this to happen there needs to be a singular, unbiased voice of reason that takes into accounts all possibilities and all sides of the story/law.

Certain requirements must be met for someone to be employed as a private police member. If there is to be some degree of overlap and collaboration between the two spheres then it s only right that both sides should be qualified and professional. If legislation ever changes to grant public police forces access to private police force work, there will always be a need for flexibility. This is because someone who employs a private police force won t want the public force to have access. However, most of the general public would probably think that the public force has the right to access private force work. If legislation changes, is this an invasion of privacy or a major boost to the fight against crime? Employers of private police team will naturally see it as an invasion of privacy. This is not to say that private teams are routinely covering up criminal activity or that they are overstepping their legal boundaries. But such measures could be seen as a boost to tackling crime because public police have more powers of arrest, so can do more with the information they access.

Heads of public police forces would need to come together to pitch in their own thoughts and opinions. On top of this, contact would need to be made with private police teams to reach a compromise that all parties are happy with that would see a trial run in which public police could access private systems. If everyone was happy with the outcome, the arrangement could become more permanent. The author, Simon Parker, is a director of Minerva. Founded in 2005, Minerva is an integrated fire & security service provider with a clear vision to create smarter working environments and help our clients reduce their fire & security operating costs, throughout London and the southeast.

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5 alarming terror trends and what they mean for counter-terror strategies

5 Alarming Terror Trends And What They Mean For Counter-terror Strategies

With Counter Terror Awareness Week upon us (courtesy of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office), we ve examined the latest trends in terror tactics and the changing nature of the amorphous global threat. For what they lack in resources compared to the states against which they pit themselves, terrorists must compensate with the element of surprise. Small wonder that terrorists who don t all take the same master s degree in how to be a terrorist aren t consistent in methods or targets, although trends do emerge as successful attacks inspire copycat plots.

Some attacks are more imaginative than others, often in inverse relation to the devastation caused. Being unpredictable is all too easy when potential targets are almost limitless, given that Islamic extremists essentially view society as a whole as the enemy. Any target any people (Muslims included), buildings or other infrastructure is fair game. When they re happy to sacrifice themselves too then they re not even constrained by the need of an escape route. Here are five trends in terrorism that have become apparent this year and the implications for counter-terror approaches. Wildfires in Israel Israel has been hit by a rash of wildfires since last Monday and several Israeli politicians including the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are proclaiming it a new terror tactic. This a major wave of arson Terrorism in every sense of the word, Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party in the government said, according to Israeli media. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that any fire caused by arson or incitement to arson is terrorism in every sense of the word, and we will treat it as such. Israeli police have arrested several Arabs on suspicion of arson.

Israel s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says authorities have evidence that at least 17 cases of the 110 recorded outbreaks of fires, which have destroyed hundreds of homes and causing millions of dollars of damage were attributable to arson. Whether the arson if it even is arson can be defined properly as terror attacks, we don t know that would largely depend on the motives. Either way, I does alert security services within and beyond Israel to the prospect of a new form of environmental sabotage. Though terrorists favour major human casualties as it provides them a bigger psychological impact, train stations, shopping centres, sports stadia are well guarded, monitored by CCTV and so on. Forests, woods, agricultural holdings, on the other hand, would represent the soft underbelly. And while deaths from wildfires are rare and such attacks would lack the dramatic instant impact of a bomb or gun rampage, they are immensely destructive. Israeli health authorities said more than a hundred people had been treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries across the country, while Some 75,000 residents of Haifa were evacuated as whole neighborhoods were hit by the blazes. Should this prove to be a problem, it s hardly practical to guard every inch of the forest with people or cameras. More innovative solutions would be needed.

Far-right threat Pointing to our Burkean preference for evolution over revolution British thinkers have often considered their country to be better insulated against extreme ideologies of the left and right that convulsed continental Europe through the 30s and 40s. However, a rise in hate crime in the wake of the Brexit vote, the victory of Donald Trump and the brutal murder of a sitting MP generated anxiety that the far-right threat is being grossly underestimated. Over the past 12 months, there have been indications that the threat from the extreme right wing could be increasing and we are alive to this, Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing and deputy assistant commissioner, said this week. Anti-radicalisation scheme Prevent has reported a 73.5% rise in the last year in the number of referrals linked to the far right. Currently just under 10% of all Prevent referrals relate to the extreme right wing, and we have put programmes in place to support those at risk of being radicalised, said Basu. Last week jurors at the Old Bailey heard how Thomas Mair, who was sentenced to a whole-life term for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, was an avid reader of Nazi propaganda and a regular visitor to neo Nazi websites. Mair shot and stabbed the 41-year-old mother of two as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire. Nevertheless, Basu insisted that The overriding threat remains from Daesh-inspired groups. Internet of Things No household or everyday object, however mundane, is safe from the digital revolution.

Whether most people truly want a smart toaster, smart clothing or a smart toothbrush remains to be seen, but it s clear that the number of things being connected to computer networks is growing exponentially. And this applies just as much to buildings and the urban environment around us. From trains to shopping centres, data is being generated in ever greater volumes with huge potential for energy saving, easing congestion and generally making cities more effiecient and our lives easier. It s also multiplying the vectors of attack for cyber terrorists and we re ill prepared for it, according to Advent IM founder Mike Gillespie. If you ve got a CCTV system going back 10 or 15 years, how old is the security management software controlling it? We re patching IT systems on a weekly basis for Windows-based vulnerabilities. We re seeing firmware vulnerabilities discovered on a daily if not hourly basis. Yet how much of our security system is being maintained in a secure manner? We re trying to plug holes because the planning wasn t in place for the new cyber landscape that we ve entered.

And with the internet of things, the pace of change is getting faster and faster. embedded content Vehicular attack When Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a HGV truck through the crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France on 14 July 2016, it demonstrated brutally that vehicles can be every bit as destructive as bullets and bombs. Leaving 86 dead and injuring 434, it tragically highlighted the need for robust physical barriers in public spaces. Naturally, people don t want to feel like they re surrounded by a militarised ring of steel, so the challenge for authorities is to make crowded public spaces harder to encroach by vehicles without ruining the appeal that draws people to plazas and the like in the first place. The growing importance of aesthetically pleasing crash tested street furniture forms the subject of a Marshalls-sponsored trend report we re publishing soon. Self-starter terror cells Intelligence services always had a tough job on their hands discovering terror plots before they happened. Identifying communications and links between Al Qaeda central command in so far as a diffuse network even had a central command and terror cells was a tricky job. Things got tougher still following the spate of attacks in France and Germany, however, as it signalled a new kind of terrorist. If the Al Qaeda model was like a franchise then these attacks were simply homages to the central idea of ISIS.

Recognising the power of their ideology ISIS effectively encouraged sympathisers within Europe to become self-starters no need for contact with, or direction from, ISIS HQ at all.

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LA hospital ransomware payout shows astronomical cost of neglecting cyber threat

LA Hospital Ransomware Payout Shows Astronomical Cost Of Neglecting Cyber Threat

Interest in cyber security has rocketed in the last few years amid a torrent of hacks of major companies and government systems. From small businesses to the biggest corporate brands, no one is safe it seems, although the last few years have seen hospitals become a favourite target for hackers. This year a hospital s systems were even taken hostage by ransomware.

This is something we expected to see based on attacks on financial systems, Mike Ahmadi, global director of critical systems security for the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, told me. The reality is people don t just walk into banks anymore to rob them; they d rather just do it the comfort of their home whilst eating Cheetos. Ahmadi , a member of the US Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group and part of the advisory board for the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, says one thing is for sure when it comes to cyber security trends: We re going to start to see a lot more malicious activity . One reasons why t s so easy to break into a system today is the power of the computer is so insane that passwords aren t even a challenge Ahmadi has been in the industry for a few years. He started in the medical industry and has since worked in industrial control systems, the automotive industry and recently started working with the International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA), helping them figure out cyber security issues for nuclear facilities. One thing that has struck him during his career is a growth in awareness of the discipline. When I started working in cyber security in 2007 full-time and people asked what I did, he recalls, I would say cyber security and they didn t have a clue what that meant. Today when I say I work in cyber security, everyone knows what I m talking about. Additional opportunities As traditional crime rates continue to fall across the Western World (in contrast, it seems to the fear of crime), cybercrime seems to be heading in the other direction, while the internet of things is multiplying the vectors of possible attack.

The continued growth of technology and continued increase of power and computational power is going to create additional opportunities for hackers to break into systems. So why do the criminals seem to have the upper hand in what used to be called cyberspace, even as some traditional crimes, like burglary or armed robbery, are much less practical and worthwhile than they used to be? One of the main reasons it s so easy to break into a system today is the power of the computer is so insane that passwords aren t even a challenge, says Ahmadi. Nevertheless, growing awareness does not necessarily equate to taking the problem seriously. The software industry are really pushing back on any attempts to regulate them against cyber security issues, explains Ahmadi. If governments don t start mandating some sort of real responsibility for software companies, where many of the serious issues actually lie, I believe we may be facing a black-swan event. He believes we are getting closer to such a black-swan event a term popularised by Nicholas Nassim Taleb that means an event that is low probability, high impact and extremely difficult to predict. There will be at least one very big event that will be devastating. As much as I hope this doesn t happen, all the data seems to be pointing in that direction .

We ve done tests at some places where we ve seen you can take down an entire network of infusion pumps by just sending a couple of bad packets to the network. In early 2015, an LA hospital s entire internal computer system went down for more than a week by ransomware, which encrypted patient records and set the ransom for unlocking them at 9,000 bitcoins (almost $3.7m). It meant that the hospital was unable to access patient s records, having to revert to paper registrations and medical records and sending A&E patients to different hospitals as emergency rooms were unable to function properly. Though the systems affected were not actual medical devices, Ahmadi believes hackers were capable of doing so. We ve done tests at some places where we ve seen you can take down an entire network of infusion pumps by just sending a couple of bad packets to the network. Indicators Drawing an analogy with society s response to environmental crises, he says: We all knew pollution was getting bad, we knew about it for a long time, but by the time we started to do something on a global basis, it had grown to be huge problem. He continues: The thing that is interesting about black-swan events is that they re usually preceded by a bunch of indicators that something like this is coming we ve seen what s happening with security but the amount of action that people in the government are taking to solve the problem is nowhere near how bad the problems are getting . Ahmadi believes this is not entirely a technological problem; rather it s more of a policy and people problem. People don t want to spend the time or money, or make the change.

Unfortunately, it takes a major incident for real action to be taken. Organisations tend to be reactive rather than proactive. I was working with a major medical device manufacturer when their insulin pumps were hacked and because they faced such a huge PR issue and backlash about what happened, they put a lot of time, effort and money into fixing their problem and have now got to a point where there systems are really solid. Unfornately, the risk of anything happening in a single instance is so low it breeds complacency, even if the chances of things happening across thousands of instances is actually very high. Because we haven t had a black swan event yet, people always look at the numbers and risks and it looks like a fairly safe risk for them to take. They look at it and think: what are the odds of it happening? If you look at the numbers, the risk can be construed as being small.

I understand they re playing the odds, but if it happens, the consequences could be really huge.

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