Forensic technology to prevent fraud arrives at Mobile World Congress

Forensic technology to prevent fraud arrives at Mobile World Congress | #TpromoCom #Mobile #Event #Fraud | Valida by Gradiant detects manipulations in any type of digital document within user verification and KYC processes through AI-based forensic techniques ‘4 Years From Now (4YFN)’ is the startup business platform of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Gradiant’s innovation in forensics technology to detect manipulation in multimedia documents showcases at 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the startups business platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. From February 25th to 27th, Gradiant presents Valida at booth T3.1 (Spanish Pavilion, Montjuic Hall M8), a fully automatic forensic analysis technology to detect forgeries in digital documents.

Nowadays, we live in an increasingly digital environment in which customers do not have to be physically present to open a bank account or take out insurance on their vehicle. While this scenario provides great advantages for customers and businesses such as easy shopping and customer growth, it also carries security problems like fraud or manipulations of documents and user verification. This fact requires all companies with digital processes to implement advanced, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to prevent fraud, especially with digital on boarding and Know Your Costumers (KYC) processes.

Valida’s main goal is to evaluate the authenticity of digital documents to prevent fraud in online user verification, digital on boarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. This technology developed by Gradiant, in collaboration with atlanTTic research center of Universidade de Vigo, allows companies to offer an extra level of security in this operations, as it automatically analyzes any type of identity document (and other PDF and JPEG files such as payroll, invoices, receipts, etc.) to detect possible spoofing attacks and forgeries in the data present in these files.
Now, Valida arrives at the largest worldwide mobile technology event of the year.

Gradiant is not attending MWC-4YFN for the first time. As Daniel González, director of the Multimodal Information department of Gradiant, explains “MWC-4YFN is the biggest technology event of the year and to be in Barcelona for the second year in a row confirms the value of our technologies and the Spanish R&D potential to be at high international innovation level”.

Valida, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect forgeries whether or not a document has been manipulated” stated González, who highlights “this is an important innovation in the current digital world, where companies carry out thousands of users and files verifications every day. Besides, it is not necessary to have the original document to
detect modifications with Valida”.

Valida is an effective solution for companies with document verification processes. This technology automatically detects forgeries produced in digital documents. By using forensic AI-based techniques, our technology analyzes the document and show the manipulated areas, through a heat map that clearly indicates where the forgery has taken place.

Valida supports all types of identity documents and nationalities: passports, identity
documents, driving licences, etc. without specific adaptations. In addition, it does not require connection to external databases (e.g. identity document databases) to detect modifications and also warns if a document has been captured from a screen (and is therefore not a photo taken from original document).

Specially designed for fintech and insurtech

Remote and secure user identity verification has become a must-have for digital business. This fact makes it essential to develop advanced, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to prevent fraud, especially in digital onboarding and KYC processes. Fintech and insurtech companies with online processes already need mechanisms to authenticate and verify the thousands of documents they daily receive in digital processes.

Valida allows companies to offer an extra level of security in such operations by analysing an ID document image or a payroll and detecting spoofing attacks just in a few seconds, thus combating fraud and avoiding losses.

Gradiant has been developing for ten years technology related to the protection and
identification of different types of files to provide multimedia security in different areas, such as the authenticity of printed documents with Signed or the traceability of printed documentation to identify the person responsible for the custody of a document in filtration cases, with Shadow.

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California bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including sheriff’s sergeant

California bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including sheriff’s sergeant | #TpromoCom #Homicide #Shooting #Media #sensationalize | A gunman opened fire overnight in a Southern California bar and country music venue. The Ventura County sheriff said the bar was crowded with more than 100 people, many of them college students. (please scroll)

The gunman, who hasn’t been identified, killed 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant who responded to the gunfire. Police later found the shooter dead inside the bar, possibly from a self-inflicted wound.

“There was a day when the news media showed great restraint in publicizing horrible mass shootings like this, which helped to prevent copycat occurrences,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio. “Perhaps it’s time to tone down the rhetoric and stop glorifying all the blood and gore at our children’s expense so we can slow the emergence of nut cases.” 

In the past, responsible media did not sensationalize these kinds of events in order to NOT attract nut cases. Now, today, it’s a political issue that the Left apparently is committed to sensationalize every chance they get. While we’d like to think that they do this for rating purposes, one has to wonder why they put ranking ahead of the lives of so many children.

“So many security experts on both sides of the isle are afraid to really say what’s going on in the news media. I’m not afraid to voice what everyone knows deep down inside their soul,” says Colombo. “The media is fueling the political fires surrounding the second amendment by sensationalizing these sad, murderous events. In every case it draws out the nut cases who want the entire world to remember their sick, sorry name.”

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Architects, Electrical Engineers, and Professional Engineers Invited to Review ESC’s Engineering Support Services

Architects, Electrical Engineers, and Professional Engineers Invited to Review ESC’s Engineering Support Services | #ESC_LLC #Permit #Specification #Blueprint| “The job of putting together a set of specifications for construction projects is hard enough without all the fine details that goes into upgrades for fire alarms and other electronic systems,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio. “Let ESC do the preparatory work for you by visiting the job sites, taking inventory, and assuring that your specifications and blueprints provide the right information.” For more information, visit ESC’s Website at http://bit.ly/2JgZz2V, or call 614-754-1393.

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What’s the latest in surveillance systems?

What’s the latest in surveillance systems? | #ESC_LLC #video #surveillance #schools | In campus environments, there are unique challenges not present in a typical commercial surveillance system deployment. A deployment that spans multiple buildings can seem complicated for operators whose main job focus may not be full-time video monitoring.

There are technologies that are available to help mitigate these issues. Some are new, and others have been in existence for years. It’s important to review and be aware of these technologies, especially if you’re thinking about upgrading your existing system. http://ow.ly/W1hFT

College Planning & Management

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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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Schools, businesses turn to non-lethal solutions for active shooter mitigation

Schools, businesses turn to non-lethal solutions for active shooter mitigation | #TpromoCom #School #Shooter #Mitigation | As part of an effort to bridge the gap between arming people and doing nothing, some are now advocating for the use of non-lethal weapons to help neutralize active shooters. A bill recently introduced in Michigan, for example, would enable teachers in the state to arm themselves with pepper spray and Tasers. http://ow.ly/7NRs30kQJJe  (scroll down)

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This is like taking a knife to a gun fight! –Al Colombo

One company that is working to outfit schools and private organizations across the nation with a similar non-lethal option is Alternative Defense Strategies. Based in the Cleveland-area in Ohio, the company has developed a self-defense solution dubbed “Safe Zone,” which features a canister of patented pepper gel spray that can be used to disorient a shooter or other violent attacker.

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Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence

Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence | #TpromoCom #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #Terrorist | There is a general tendency among counterterrorism analysts to understate rather than hyperbolize terrorists’ technological adaptations. In 2011 and 2012, most believed that the “Arab Spring” revolutions would marginalize jihadist movements. But within four years, jihadists had attracted a record number of foreign fighters to the Syrian battlefield, in part by using the same social media mobilization techniques that protesters had employed to challenge dictators like Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, and Muammar Qaddafi.

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Terrorists Are Going to Use Artificial Intelligence

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