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Earlier this year, the President signed into law. H.R. 4998, the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (‘the Legislation”), which prohibits certain Federal subsidies from being used to purchase communications equipment or services from Huawei and other providers that are deemed to pose a risk to national security.

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Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market

Emerging markets offer lucrative growth for fire safety market | #TpromoCom #Fire #LifeSafety #FireCode | The global fire safety equipment market size is expected to reach USD 105.92 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc.

Fire notification appliances such as this one are commonly required by the local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

Strict government regulations and mandates concerning workplace safety are expected to be the key factors driving the market. Increasing awareness about the benefits of installing fire safety and security equipment and demand for state-of-the-art fire protection equipment are also expected to fuel the market growth.

Transition towards the installation of technologically advanced fire detection systems, and eco-friendly fire suppression agents is also expected to support the market development over the forecast period.

The advent of smart fire suppression and detection systems, and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the wireless integration of such systems, along with the enforcement of various safety and building codes, and increasing fire safety expenditure by enterprises are several other factors responsible for market growth cited by Grand View.

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Border & Maritime security to grow two-fold by 2028

#Border & #Maritime #security to grow two-fold by 2028 | #TpromoCom #Trending | Global instability due to terrorism and civil disruptions is leading to increased pressures among border and maritime security agencies to keep their borders safe from human, drugs, and weapons trafficking while streamlining operations to process genuine travellers.

According to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Border and Maritime Security Market, a high impetus on cross-border data sharing and integrated security systems is driving the need for technological solutions that act as force multipliers. Frost & Sullivan forecasts the market to grow two-fold from $19.22 billion in 2018 to reach $35.23 billion in 2028 at 6 percent CAGR.

“The adoption and integration of next-generation systems and technologies powered by artificial intelligence and real-time big data analytics will enable faster and more accurate threat detection, tracking, and decision making,” said Aravind Srimoolanathan, Senior Research Analyst, Security at Frost & Sullivan. “Robust network infrastructure and cyber security capabilities will be required with increasing inter-agency collaboration and cross-border data sharing.”

From a technology standpoint, Srimoolanathan predicts that multimodal biometrics for seamless security processing of travellers, tracking and identification through video analytics, and the concept of smart border management will gain prominence. Security industry consolidation and merger and acquisition activities with start-ups, which provide innovative solutions for the border security market, are also highly likely.

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NSA asks to end mass phone surveillance

NSA asks to end mass phone surveillance | #TpromoCom #NSA #Government #Intelligence | The National Security Agency (NSA) has asked to end its mass phone surveillance program because the work involved outweighs its intelligence value, according to reports this week.

Sources told the Wall Street Journal that the NSA has recommended the White House terminates its call data records (CDR) program. The logistics of operating it aren’t worth the intelligence that it provides, they said.

The NSA’s clandestine phone records gathering program dates back to the introduction of the Patriot Act in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the US. Section 215 of the Act enabled the US intelligence community to collect extensive information.

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Ex-NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty to 20-Year-Long Theft of Classified Data

Ex-NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty to 20-Year-Long Theft of Classified Data | #TpromoCom #NSA #Government #Guilty | The theft was labeled as the largest heist of classified government material in America’s history.

Harold Thomas Martin III, a 54-year-old Navy veteran from Glen Burnie, abused his top-secret security clearances to stole at least 50 terabytes of classified national defense data from government computers over two decades while working for a number of NSA departments between 1996 and 2016.

In August 2016, the FBI arrested Martin at his Maryland home and found “six full bankers’ boxes” worth of documents, many of which were marked “Secret” and “Top Secret,” in his home and car.

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Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error

Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to “Cut-Paste” Error | #TpromoCom #Wikileaks #Legal | United States prosecutors have accidentally revealed the existence of criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a recently unsealed court filing in an unrelated ongoing sex crime case in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Assistant US Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, who made this disclosure on August 22, urged the judge to keep the indictment [pdf] prepared against Assange sealed (secret) “due to the sophistication of the defendant, and the publicity surrounding the case.”

Dwyer is assigned to the WikiLeaks case.

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Editor’s Note: Why did I post what appears to be purely a political news piece on Security eNews? Because there’s something terribly wrong going on behind the scenes that most all of us have  missed. Ever hear the old saying, “Don’t shoot the messenger?”  Well, someone has given us an important piece of information about what amounts to a whistleblower (Assange) who, himself, gave us some very important pieces of the puzzle. I don’t care if it’s about President Trump or about Presidential hopeful Clinton. If there’s a wrong doing, doesn’t the public have a right to know?  Don’t shoot the messenger.

Additional information on Julian Assange and recent events:

Julian Paul Assange (/əˈsɑːnʒ/;[1] born Julian Paul Hawkins; 3 July 1971) is an Australian computer programmer and the editor of WikiLeaks.[2] Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006, but came to international attention in 2010, when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks provided by Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010),[3][4] the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and CableGate (November 2010). Following the 2010 leaks, the federal government of the United States launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and asked allied nations for assistance.[5]

In November 2010, Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange.[6] He had been questioned there months earlier over allegations of sexual assault and rape.[7] Assange continued to deny the allegations, and expressed concern that he would be extradited from Sweden to the United States because of his perceived role in publishing secret American documents.[8][9] Assange surrendered himself to UK police on 7 December 2010, and was held for ten days before being released on bail. Having been unsuccessful in his challenge to the extradition proceedings, he breached his bail and absconded. He was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012 and has remained in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since then. Assange has held Ecuadorian citizenship since 12 December 2017.[10]  (click here)

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Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets.
The disclosure came in a filing

in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote that “due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.” Later, Dwyer wrote the charges would “need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested.”

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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

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