Adviser trade body launches financial crime prevention hub

Adviser trade body launches financial crime prevention hub | #TpromoCom #Financial #Crime #CrimePrevention #Security |  The trade body, which represents both financial advisers and wealth managers after the merger of Apfa and the WMA last year, has partnered with private company Financial Crime Intelligence Ltd to set up a platform allowing users to share financial crime data anonymously.

Where money laundering suspicions arise, firms and organisations can then share the intelligence directly with each other.

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Martin Gren on OEM and cyber security

Martin Gren on OEM and cyber security | #TpromoCom #OEM #CyberSecurity #CCTV |  In this Detektor TV Magazine video clip, Axis co-founder Martin Gren says he believes OEM will come to an end because of cyber security issues. He also gives his view on Axis’ biggest challenge, video surveillance and smart cities, and more.

“If you are a big integrator and you OEM a camera and put your name on it, then you probably have put some extensive work on skinning, to make sure the camera appears to be yours, and then when there is a cyber security upgrade, you need to renegotiate with the original manufacturer and have it to do the skinning once you have discovered a bug”, he says.

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Editor’s Note: There are those on the political Left who would have us all believe that the world is now a kinder, more gentler place than it was in the 1930s and 1940s, but the truth of the matter is, it’s actually a more dangerous place simply because of the convenience of technology. We must continue to be ever vigilant and watchful with regards to hacking as well as the deliberate placement of backdoors in software, as was recently discovered with regards to certain makes of cameras manufactured by certain Asian companies. –Al Colombo

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Schools make changes to protect students

Schools make changes to protect students | #TpromoCom #School #Security #Student |  schools have come a long way in making themselves less-inviting targets that potential shooters won’t easily overcome.

Along with increased police presence, schools are using funds to beef up security and train staff to better protect students — and teaching students to protect themselves as well. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Raleigh are turning more attention to the issue of safer schools.

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New PHP Code Execution Attack Puts WordPress Sites at Risk

New PHP Code Execution Attack Puts WordPress Sites at Risk | #TpromoCom #Hacker #PHP #WordPress |  The new technique leaves hundreds of thousands of web applications open to remote code execution attacks, including websites powered by some popular content management systems like WordPress and Typo3.

PHP unserialization or object injection vulnerabilities were initially documented in 2009, which could allow an attacker to perform different kinds of attacks by supplying malicious inputs to the unserialize() PHP function.

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GKO Tech Group: For the Latest in Technology News and Comment

GKO Tech Group: For the Latest in Technology News and Comment | #TpromoCom #GKO #Technology #Trending | Looking for the latest technology news and comment? Check out GKO Technology Group on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Y4CZzI

 

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Ban of Dahua and Hikvision is Now US Gov Law

Ban of Dahua and Hikvision is Now US Gov Law | #TpromoCom #Government #Congress #Camera |  The US President has signed the 2019 NDAA into law, banning the use of Dahua and Hikvision (and their OEMs) for the US government, for US government-funded contracts and possibly for ‘critical infrastructure’ and ‘national security’ usage.

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Al’s View: There are those who claim that this is purely political in nature, that all IP-based cameras have backdoors in the software, that Cisco, Axis, and more  have experienced the same kinds of bugs in the rug. They also claim that making adjustments at the network level will solve the problem. The only thing missing here is the fact that those who have bugs in the rugs as a natural consequence of creating a new software have these problems by accident and the Chinese-owned camera manufacturers named in the legal briefs have introduced them by intent. How will this impact the security industry? We’ll see. –Al Colombo

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US tariffs on Chinese goods cause serious impact on security industry

US tariffs on Chinese goods cause serious impact on security industry | #TpromoCom #China #Tariffs #Government | Carlsbad, Ca (USA) — Following the news that the US Government will impose a 25% tariff on certain categories of products imported from the People’s Republic of China, Mike O’Neal, President of Nortech Security & Control, has written and published a letter addressed to the company’s clients explaining that the cost impact of these new tariffs will need to be mitigated and passed down through the supply chain. To read the rest of this interesting news article, click here.

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Editor’s Note: Listen, the solution to this problem is simple, but it lies with China, not United States trade policies. All China has to do is to reduce their trade tariffs so they are fair and in line with what ours once were. If they can do that, I assume that this President would consider reducing them to their previous levels.  Instead of blaming the current sitting President of the USA, perhaps we need to support his efforts to force China to play fair. –Al Colombo

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3 Use Cases Of Artificial Intelligence For Customer Experience

3 Use Cases Of Artificial Intelligence For Customer Experience | #TpromoCom#AI #CustomerService #Business | how can AI play a role in customer experience, and what does it actually look like when it’s put into action? The possibilities may be endless, but … http://ow.ly/z5fB30leMfT

Editor’s Note: When you look at the  presumed attributes of Artificial Intelligence (AI), you have to wonder how ‘talking’ to one could possibly be better for a client than a real, live person.  Considering that one of the strengths associated with this tech is  the ability to access and analyze data in a  mere fraction of the time that a human can, the AI will have far more info at it’s beck and call to provide assistance with than you or I could possibly bring to the table during a phone call that will likely last five to 10 minutes.                          –Al Colombo

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