WHO, coronavirus testing lab hit by hackers as opportunistic attacks ramp up

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#WHO, coronavirus testing lab hit by #hackers as opportunistic attacks ramp up | #TpromoCom #COVID19 | The World Health Organization has reportedly seen attempted cyberattacks double since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and a vaccine testing facility has also been targeted with ransomware.

According to Reuters, WHO has seen a marked increase in attempted cyberattacks – with one of the most recent reportedly perpetrated by a hacker group called DarkHotel. The unsuccessful attack spoofed a webpage to look like a login portal for agency employees in an attempt to steal passwords.

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N95 Masks and the Coronavirus: More Production Underway

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N95 #Masks and the #Coronavirus: More Production Underway | #TpromoCom #Pandemic | To address growing demand of masks during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Honeywell is quickly ramping up production and making millions of the N95 masks in the United States.

We are expanding manufacturing operations in a factory in Smithfield, Rhode Island, which also produces UVEX safety glasses.

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Alarm Companies Play Major Role in Protecting Corporate Utilities | #Verdafero #AlarmSystem #Security #PowerFailure | Building security and management is becoming an ever increasing challenge as hackers and other bad actors grow in their ability to penetrate IT networks. Monitoring a variety of building utilities augments building management efforts while assuring the security and well being of critical business data. Find out more by watching this video: https://youtu.be/wPkRlZgGGe4

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Incident Management Protocols – Covid19

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Incident Management Protocols – Covid19 | #ISIO #COVID19 #EmergencyManagement | Regardless of size of the region of interest, be it a country or company, the HR and Security must work together by assessing their own incident reporting from the ground to fully comprehend their own narrative.

Security success to limit the Covid19 collateral damage will depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed. The security officers on the ground are first line of defence.

Furthermore, they are also the ones that gather information from the people on the ground.

1. Find a person of concern
2. Establish who they have been in contact with

Considerations for Protocols

    • The HR manager may be notified of a person that is on sick leave.
      The reason of the sickness needs to be qualified and validated.
      Hopefully, the person discloses the truth of their sickness.
    • If the person has contracted covid19, then, the security manager
      must now use access control and cctv to trace the interactions
      the person had with others.
    • One may need to install analytical software with facial recognition
      software to assist in the search.
    • There may be thermal detectors installed in the cctv software but that
      will only be effective once a person’s condition goes into full-blown
      status. The objective of the tracing of others is to detect the social
      interaction chain of people!
    • The cctv and access control records of the last 14 days since the sick
      person reported must be viewed
    • The tracking must be from entry from just outside perimeter
      security. Perhaps, the person arrived at work with different people
      from different departments and separated once they walked through
      perimeter security
    • The people that interacted with the person of interest, now have to be
      put on the top of the health monitoring list for at least 14 days.
    • The Security Manager cannot simply rely on the cctv or access
      control technology because not all areas are under surveillance. They
      would need to go on the ground to critical situational interview
      possible people of concern that interacted with the sick person.
      However, people may not be forthcoming with information for
      various reasons mentioned herein.

Getting the most out of incident management software or incident reporting

The practitioner must read the situation using critical thinking outside and inside the box. The mission is to gather all-the-information from the people on the ground which calls for deception detection and critical situational interviewing because people do lie, hide information for a number of reasons. Quick Situational Security Awareness interviewing using critical thinking is key!

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Smoke alarm provided by Henrico Fire alerts occupants of house to fire

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Smoke alarm provided by Henrico #Fire alerts occupants of house to fire | #TpromoCom #SmokeAlarm #LifeSafety | At about 4:16 p.m. that day, the alarm notified residents at the home, in the 1700 block of Oak Hill Lane near Mechanicsville Turnpike, of the fire. Someone called 911 and said that the home was filling with smoke.

Firefighters arrived shortly thereafter and found smoke coming from the second floor of a two-story single-family home. To read the rest of this article, click here.

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Comcast and ADT keynote 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Comcast and ADT keynote 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Comcast and ADT keynote 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference | #TpromoCom #Parks #ADT #Comcaset | Nearly 60% of smart home device owners prefer to control their devices via an app on their smartphone 

Parks Associates today announced executives from Comcast and ADT will deliver keynotes at the firm’s 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, California. They will join a lineup that includes ANGI Homeservices/Handy and Vivint Smart Home, addressing business models, new technologies, and partnerships impacting the growth of solutions for consumers at home.

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Noopur Davis, EVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast, and Bob Kupbens, President, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, ADT, will address ways to leverage connectivity in the home through partnerships, product integrations, and new solutions that create a valuable experience for consumers while also addressing data privacy and security. Oisin Hanrahan, Chief Product Officer, ANGI Homeservices; Co-founder & CEO, Handy, and Jim Nye, Chief Product Operations Officer, Vivint Smart Home, are also presenting keynotes at the executive conference.

Early sponsors include Alarm.com, Rapid Response Monitoring, Cirrent, Everise, Firedome, Intellithings, MMB Networks, PassiveBolt, Z-Wave, Zen Ecosystems, Aprilaire, Sprosty Network, Wi-Charge, Gadgeon, and Inspire.

Parks Associates’ research finds nearly 60% of smart home device owners prefer to control these devices via an app on their smartphone. Among these, 31% express a preference for an app that controls a single device, while 28% prefer an app that can control all smart home devices.

“Companies can extend the value of smart home solutions for consumers by extending benefits throughout the home,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™, we welcome industry leaders from all areas of the consumer technology ecosystems to discuss strategies to extend value to the consumer and build on today’s leading business models.”

Parks Associates notes that top players are pursuing the goal of enhancing consumer value and engagement through three different strategies.

“The three main strategies are custom smart home controller installation, a cooperative platform by a service provider, and DIY products such as voice-based platforms,” Parks said. “Companies like Control4, Josh.ai, and Savant provide a premium service with a custom smart home controller that can control virtually all devices through a single app. Service providers such as Alarm.com, Vivint, and Comcast are leveraging their existing platforms in the home. Finally, many manufacturers are deploying voice-based platforms, like the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, which are having an enormous impact on the ability to control and manage different devices in the home.”

For questions about speaking opportunities, please contact Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein, speakers@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To request data or an interview, contact Elizabeth Parks, eparks@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

For more information, visit www.connectionsus.com.

ABOUT CONNECTIONS

Parks Associates’ 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 19-21, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco.

CONNECTIONS™ hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop with a deep dive into Parks Associates’ consumer data and trends in the smart home markets.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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UAV’s in Conventional Security: Will It Happen?

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UAV’s in Conventional Security: Will It Happen? | #TpromoCom #Drone #UAV #Security | The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) in conventional security is almost a given when you stand back and look at the solution itself and what it can do to assist corporations as well as municipalities. Possibly one of the biggest hurdles that lie ahead of us, however, is public perception of its use and the intent behind those using it.

The following are a collection of news items that center on the use of UAV’s (i.e. Drones) in a variety of settings. The first is an article in #SDMag that touches on the current state of the industry in conventional security. Frankly, it’s well done and thoroughly researched. Case studies provide an in-depth look at how it’s being used, and surprisingly enough, we learn from Ford Motors that their use of drones has more to do with assisting security personnel than replacing them. Take a look. –Al Colombo

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The Security Industry Is Ripe for Disruption & Drones Might Be What Does It | #TpromoCom #Drone #Security #Safety | The security industry’s use of drones has exploded in the past 12 months, making adoption lightning-fast for an industry known as a bit of a dinosaur. If you haven’t started offering drone solutions for your customers, you’re already late. Click It!

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Alpha 800 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) | #TpromoCom #Army #Drone #UAV | Alpha 800 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is manufactured by Alpha Unmanned Systems (AUS). The unmanned rotorcraft is configured to perform multiple tasks including reconnaissance, surveillance, inspections, and delivery of emergency supplies.

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Did the White House Use Drone Killing Technology? | #TpromoCom #WhiteHouse #Drone #Kill | At about 3 a.m. on Monday morning, a small quadcopter drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, crashed on the White House lawn. White House officials said that the drone, by itself, was unarmed and didn’t represent a threat. Authorities quickly located the owner, a government employee, who has managed (so far at least) to convince the Secret Service that he made an innocent mistake flying his drone outside of the White House in the wee hours of the morning. Click It!

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The Endless Aerial Surveillance of the Border | #TpromoCom #Border #Police #Security | New reports suggest that drone activity at the southern border is spreading to nearby cities, erasing the line between police procedures and immigration enforcement.

A collaboration between journalism students and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil-liberties group, probes this deceptively simple question. Click It!

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Tackle Box for the Modern Fisherman: Rod, Reel, Drone | #TpromoCom #Drone #Fishing #Angler | Anglers use the flying machines to drop bait where the big fish swim; ‘Lots of things could go wrong.’

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European Drone Regulations: The EASA High Level Conference at Amsterdam Drone Week | #TpromoCom #EU #Drone #Regulations #Event | Europe’s leading drone conference, Amsterdam Drone Week, takes place December 4 – 6: and the EASA High Level Conference on drones meeting there could have a major impact on the global drone industry. Click it!

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Major Alarm Panel Recall Could Be Looming

SDM Magazine (image)Major Alarm Panel Recall Could Be Looming | #TpromoCom #UL #NFPA #FireAlarm | There appears to be a major issue of non-compliance with both the NFPA and UL codes by possibly every alarm panel manufacturer in the industry — despite being UL certified.

Jeff Zwirn, president of IDS Research & Development, discovered this issue and has produced several videos which show the non-compliance of the panels.

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The claims are that none of the control panel equipment tested complied with codes UL 985 and NFPA 72. The non-conforming control units are unable to communicate the alarm condition to the central monitoring station in certain conditions, and cannot audibly alert the property owner and those within the property of life safety dangers such as smoke and carbon monoxide, or intrusion.

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