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We find the needle in the haystack and fast

As well as enhancing safety and security, Qognify solutions distill mountains of data into meaningful intelligence to optimise business processes, cut costs and reduce the risk, and mitigate the impact, of shutdowns and service disruptions. The company sells solutions for airports, rail, traffic management, utilities, the financial sector and other environments where even minor setbacks can cost millions of pounds in lost revenue or cause major economic disruption. We spoke to Moti Shabtai, Qognify CEO and president, about the company s suite of big-data solutions, including Qblock, Suspect Search and Operational Intelligence Center.

IFSEC Global: Please tell us about your Operational Intelligence Center? Moti Shabtai: The Operational Intelligence Center (OIC) can be described as a big data machine that sits on top of our Qognify Situator PSIM solution and provides intelligence to the security team, the operational team, the executive suite as well as the wider organisation. It correlates huge amounts of data to give a snapshot overview, along with deep insight into how the organisation is performing. Using the OIC, an airport can run predictive analytics to assess what would happen if a runway were to be closed One sector where the OIC is proving very popular is airports. They are measured on how many connections airlines choose to have through their airport versus another. If they re not providing a good service, it costs airlines money and therefore they may choose to go with another airport. So, knowing your response times, whether you are meeting your service level agreements and being aware of the number and the root cause of flights being diverted, is vitally important. Using the OIC, an airport can run predictive analytics to assess what would happen if a runway is to be closed. How would it impact the capacity to contain landings?

When would planes need to be diverted because the airport can t absorb more landings? We have been working with one of the biggest airports in the world that is using the OIC to check how it is performing and how it is trending against its own KPIs as well as how to predict what may happen if the airport continues on a certain trend. IG: Where other than airports is the OIC useful? MS: The OIC is ideal for any mission-critical environments where the cost of business obstruction is very high. So airports, mass transit, seaports, financial institutions and utilities are key sectors for the solution. Also, smart cities initiatives around the world, where we are having conversations with governments and mayors, looking at how they can improve safety and security for their citizens, but also to optimise essential city infrastructure such as telecoms, water supply, sewer systems and traffic management. We take a sea of data which is getting bigger all the time and turn it into usable intelligence For example, we have a city that uses OIC and Situator to handle tickets for traffic violations. It has tripled the number of tickets by automating the process and making it much more efficient! So, Qognify Situator is the solution that enables operators or managers to manage situations and incidents, whereas the OIC focuses on operational intelligence and performance.

IG: Please tell us a bit about Qblock MS: Qblock is a converged IT solution for mass video storage. It s meant for those mission-critical organisations that cannot afford to lose anything and are seeking a zero-failure solution. They appreciate the benefits that network-attached storage is providing. IG: Do Qognify solutions deploy machine learning or deep learning? MS: Yes, our Suspect Search video analytics application is heavily based on both deep learning and neural networks, to analyse huge amounts of people and create a digital signature of whoever you are. IG: What kind of sectors or adjacent areas might you want to diversify into? MS: We are open to any opportunities to do with big data that complements our solution. We re a software company that specialises in finding the needle in the haystack and fast. We take a sea of data and that sea is getting bigger and bigger all the time and turn it into information and usable intelligence.

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A third of housing associations admit their CCTV generates poor quality images

One in three housing associations admit that their CCTV footage might be unfit for the purpose for which they installed network cameras: identifying intruders, vandals and other suspected criminals. Asked what their biggest concerns about their CCTV system, a third cited poor image quality. Those are the findings from a survey from Cloudview, which enable users to record and store high definition evidence quality images and video footage in the cloud.

CCTV has come a long way in terms of image quality since the days of grainy, black and white images, with 4K and even 7K models now available. Some may be surprised to learn, then that so many housing associations admitted to poor quality images. These admissions mean that they could find themselves in breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA), which states that data recorded with the purpose of identifying individuals performing criminal activities must be of sufficient quality to do so. Chosen as the subject of the survey because they rely heavily on CCTV systems to protect residents and assets, housing associations must manage multiple locations while generating efficiencies and reducing costs. Cloudview believes they could gain considerable improvements from increasing digitisation and federating data. Eighty-three per cent of survey respondents rated the quality of CCTV images as very important. Data security and compliance with the DPA are the next most important concerns showing that data protection legislation is a big issue for housing associations using CCTV. The areas of least concern included time-stamping of images, firmware updates and adding additional CCTV cameras. However, there is no point in having a high-quality image if the time it was recorded is inaccurate; as well as being unusable for many purposes such as evidence in criminal investigations, this is another potential breach of the DPA.

Similarly and also a DPA requirement, a lack of concern for firmware updates shows that users do not understand the security risks of not implementing updates and patches, leaving systems open to potential hacking as new security threats are being developed all the time. Cloudview co-founder and CEO James Wickes said: For a CCTV system to serve its purpose, the recordings should be of sufficient quality to identify individuals performing criminal activity and be easily accessible by the police, with the right credentials to be used as evidence, such as accurate timestamping. It appears that many systems used to protect property, staff or tenants may not be fit for purpose and are breaching data protection legislation, putting companies at risk of fines, bad publicity and even criminal sanctions. If organisations are worried about their CCTV, they can address many of their concerns without the need to rip and replace by simply adding a Cloudview adapter and connecting their current CCTV systems to Cloudview via the IoT, added Wickes. This will give them secure, encrypted storage for high quality images, accurate time and date stamping and immediate access to their data if it s needed by the police helping to ensure that even older analogue systems comply with the DPA. The survey was carried out by independent researchers amongst 100 IT managers, housing associations and facilities managers in June 2016. 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.

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How Problem Solving Can Make a Good Security Guard into a Great …

Security guards are faced with many challenges while on the job. They have to keep awareness high, tend to people s needs, and react effectively to situations that may arise. One important ability that makes a security guard stand out from others is his able to solve problems while on the job.

Today s article will take a look at the problem-solving process and how guards can utilize it to become very effective at their jobs.

The Problem-Solving Process

So, what s the problem?

Security guards would begin by assessing the problem that they are faced with. Problems may be small, like dealing with a door that isn t closing properly, to something extreme, such as a large accident or a fire. Regardless of the size or severity of the problem, there are many things to consider:

Time-sensitivity

Security guards should consider how time-sensitive the problem is.

If something is on fire and there are two guys stealing equipment off of the lot, then the focus must be placed on the fire first; every second that goes by, the fire will spread, destroying more and making it more difficult to stop it. One way to determine the time-sensitivity of a problem is by using this next factor:

Risks

The risks associated with a particular problem must be considered as well. In the previous example, we considered a fire vs.

theft of equipment. The potential risks of a fire are far greater than those of equipment being stolen (unless, let s say, the equipment were advanced weaponry). These are decisions that a trained security guard must be capable of making when the moment comes.

Multifariousness of the Problem

If the problem has multiple parts, they must be considered as well when finding solutions.

Overlooking certain parts or angles of a problem may cause further complication of the problem. Having foresight in such situations will make the difference in effectively solving problems.

What are your possible solutions?

All possible solutions to the problem must be considered. It is important to also consider solutions that may seem farfetched and impractical, as they may somehow be optimal solutions when it comes time to execution.

Security guards should not make any decisions in haste, as they may overlook other, more ideal solutions to the problem that they are facing.

What s the best solution of the ones you have?

Once the possible solutions have been prepared, security guards should consider the pros and cons of each solution, and whether it can be performed with the resources available (or accessible). The factor of time must also be considered, as mentioned earlier, as not all problems allow an unlimited amount of time in finding a solution.

How are you going to execute the chosen solution?

With the chosen solution in place, security guards must now focus on the execution of the solution. Security guards should consider their own safety, the safety of others, potential complications arising during each step, and reactionary measures in the event that things don t go as planned.

Having a backup plan, in case certain variables change that make the original solution less effective, can be a good idea as well.

Did it work?

After the plan has been executed, security guards should assess the results of their solution. If the problem was solved, then one consideration must be if any new problems were created as a result. If the problem was not solved, then it is important to see what went wrong and make the appropriate adjustments before trying a new solution.

Security guards would also be wise to make note of the problem that they had faced and the solution that worked for them, in order to quickly and effectively solve similar problems in the future.

Ultimately, highly-trained security guards will be able to solve most problems very quickly, without the need for formally creating lists of possible solutions.

Great security guards will find solutions to problems that minimize risks, protect property, and most importantly, don t endanger the lives of others.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: SBCISD security guards concerned with pay …

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX
Staff Writer
repo1@sbnewspaper.com

SBCISDThere has been a freeze placed on up to 10 full time San Benito Consolidated Independent School District security guard positions, said SBCISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Lim n on Thursday.

To some SBCISD security guards with tenure of five, 10 or more years, this poses a significant concern. In light of the board s decision to award the same $1,000 retention incentive to qualifying district employees, whether the individual was a degreed professional and or paraprofessional, many security guards feel left out entirely.

SBCISD Board Secretary June Aguilera made mention at a recent meeting to discuss the aforementioned incentive that she feels all individuals who work for the district are equal pillars and should be compensated accordingly.

Francisca Gonzalez says she s been employed with the district for five years.

She said of Aguilera s speech regarding equal award incentives, Ms. Aguilera talked about everyone being equal. Well, if that s true, she should be equal with everyone, then.

We (security guards) are part of the district also. She never mentioned us.

Of around 100 security guards within the district, Lim n explained that only nine or 10 are full-time employees. The rest, said the superintendent, are considered substitutes.

At the close of the previously mentioned meeting, at least 10 unhappy security guards asserted that they had not received a raise since minimum wage increased from $5.25 eight years ago, to which Lim n acknowledged.

The district does not allow for part-time employees, such as security guards, to receive benefits.

Lim n said he would be discussing the concept of bringing them all in as district employees with the school board, but could not make a comment regarding the outcome of the discussion, which has yet to be slated as of presstime.

An emotional Gonzalez said, The positions are there for full time security guards. They just won t fill them.

We re looking into that right now, explained the superintendent, who added, and that s all I can say. All positions have been frozen.

Furthermore, Lim n said, The district is looking into the possibility of taking (the matter) to the board, to (evaluate) the way we currently hire security.

He expressed that, at least for now, the district will not guarantee the number of work hours for part-time employees or even that work will be available for them every day.

Several security guards who showed up at the special meeting of the school board to discuss holiday retention incentives approached School Board President Yliana G. Rodriguez after the meeting. To the guards, Rodriguez said, I can t answer that right now.

It was not on tonight s agenda.

Rodriguez invited the individuals to speak during public comment at an appropriate time.

Lim n said scheduling of security guards falls on the shoulders of the district police chief. He said, Depending on the (district s) need, hours can t be guaranteed. It s the police chief that does the scheduling.

Sometimes we call them, sometimes we don t. If he doesn t have a need for them there, he can send them home.

A recommendation may be presented to the board to approve the district-wide incentive for security guards who have worked over 30 hours, said Lim n. He said, The board is currently looking into the possibility of awarding the incentive to those security guards who meet the guidelines as established by the resolution.

This story will be published in the Dec.

12 print edition of the San Benito News, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here2.

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CSL DualCom expands into new Network Operations Centre

CSL DualCom expands into new Network Operations Centre CSL DualCom has moved its 20-strong Network Team into a purpose-built Network Operations Centre (NOC). Here’s a short video to let you know what’s happening. As the ‘engine’ that powers CSL DualCom s dual signalling solution, the DualCom Gemini Managed Network has always benefited from considerable investment.

To support the growing demand for DualCom with WorldSIM, the company has now taken the decision to increase this investment and move its 20-strong Network Team into a purpose-built Network Operations Centre (NOC). The NOC is located on the top floor at CSL DualCom’s head office at Salamander Quay West in Harefield, Middlesex. Thanks to the new arrangements the members of the Network team can now benefit from close links with all other departments, while several LED screens provide various real-time network feeds.

This vital data allows the Network Team staff to proactively identify potential issues and notify customers as and when necessary.

CSL DualCom has produced a short video to highlight this latest development, and Info4Security wanted to share this with you – our loyal readers.

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BlackBerry 7 Edges Out iOS 5 for Most Secure Enterprise Mobile OS …

Trend Micro released the results1 of new research that shows BlackBerry 7 scoring highest among its Enterprise level OS competitors.

The platforms were each scored on a combination of factors including built-in security, application security, authentication, device wipe, device firewall, virtualisation, and many others.

BlackBerry attained the highest average score (2.89), followed by iOS (1.7), Windows Phone (1.61) and Android (1.37).

While there wasn t one specific feature that made the BlackBerry 7 stand out above the rest of the pack experts believe much of it can be attributed to the fact that only about 39 people will be using the device at any given time.


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