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The K5 Is a Fully Autonomous Security Robot

This is the K5, a fully autonomous security robot that stands 6-feet tall and weighs in at 400 pounds. It is one of the latest creations from Knightscope, a security company first founded in 2015, and is designed to be used to patrol a variety of venues, including shopping malls and college campuses. The company’s co-founder has made it clear that the robots are not intended to replace human law enforcement personnel, but compliment their activities and to be used in areas which present a serious threat to the safety of human law enforcement and security guards. So far, the robots have been used in dark and particularly dangerous areas such as parking lots and under bridges.

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Bosch Launches Video Management System 7.5, Further Enhancing Forensic Capabilities and Openness In Video Surveillance

Security operators are often challenged to quickly and efficiently review and collect video footage for incidents. Bosch has released its Video Management System 7.5 software (BVMS 7.5), it empowers security operators to faster and more efficiently review video footage while increasing its openness for storage.

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Consumers Hacking Fears about Smart Home Devices Could Stunt Industry Growth

New research recently released by Parks Associates shows consumer anxiety about smart home devices and platforms being hacked is increasing.

According to the article in, the Parks Associates latest quarterly survey covering 10,000 households within the US and who have broadband, found that nearly half cite privacy issues and data security as being their greatest concern when connecting devices to the Internet. These concerns rank more highly than those such as tech support. Some 40% of those who responded to the survey had experienced a security or privacy problem with a connected device during the past 12 months, most commonly due to malware or viruses.

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Security Robots Made in Silicone Valley Come to Brazil

Proterisco, the official distributor of SMP Robotics in Brazil chose ISC Brazil to introduce S5 Security Robot (Robocom) to the Brazilian market.

SMP Robotics, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots, presented its S5 Security Robot (Robocom) at ISC Brazil that took place from April 18-20 in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo.

Proterisco, the official distributor of SMP Robotics in Brazil chose the ISC Brazil to introduce the S5 (Robocom) security robot to the 15,000 conference attendees and the leaders of Brazilian security industry. The S5 generated a lot of interest among the conference attendees. Following the conference, the robots received extensive media coverage in Brazil.

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Safran Identity & Security Announces Involvement in Biometric Mastercard Project

“The payment card, which recently saw the conclusion of two successful trial programs in South Africa, features an embedded fingerprint sensor, replacing PIN-based security with biometric authentication.”

IDEX isn’t the only biometrics specialist providing technology for Mastercard’s new biometric payment card: Safran Identity & Security has revealed that it is also involved in the pioneering project.

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Taiwan Excellence Pavilion Gathers Formidable Tech Innovators in Debut at CommunicAsia 2017

Acer, ASUS, Advantech, Planet and VIVOTEK to lead the showcase of technologies and innovation around AI, green energy and smart cities, and IoT

This year marks the debut participation of the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at CommunicAsia 2017. Companies like Acer, Advantech, ASUS, Planet and VIVOTEK, and 14 Taiwan Excellence Award winning brands will be showcasing their latest technologies and innovations in the areas of artificial intelligence, green energy and smart cities, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the upcoming three-day exhibition slated 23-25 May, at the Marina Bay Sands, BQ2-01, B2.

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The Elephant in the Room for IoT Security

What does it take to call a connected device secure? In the rush of stories detailing how connected devices have been harnessed in a botnet army, can be used to spy on children or can be rendered useless with inadvertently downloaded code, security is top of mind.

But when we talk about security what exactly are we talking about? We don’t know.

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Don't Pay WannaCry Demands, Cybersecurity Experts Say

In wake of last week’s ransomware attack, technology specialists warn that ‘paying money to a criminal is never a good idea’

Cybersecurity experts have warned businesses against meeting hackers’ demands for money in the wake of the “unprecedented” attack on hundreds of thousands of computer systems around the world.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. The worm used in Friday’s attack, dubbed WannaCry or WanaCrypt0r, encrypted more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries for ransoms of $300 to $600 to restore access.

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IFSEC International Adds Another Phenomenal Inspirational Speaker to the 2017 June Keynote Programme

Following the announcement last month of IFSEC’s best ever keynotes; rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE, IFSEC International is thrilled to reveal a fourth inspirational speaker for this year’s event. Nigel Owens MBE, acknowledged as the best referee in rugby union, will join these phenomenal speakers on stage to discuss operating at peak performance and making tough decisions.

Taking place as part of the Protection and Management Series 2017, Europe’s leading events for security, fire, safety, workwear, facilities and service management, at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June 2017, these four keynotes will support over 80 hours of dedicated security seminars.

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10 IoT Security Firms to Watch for

Security concerns are the main factor hampering a boundaryless adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). The connected nature of devices that bridges the gap between the real and virtual world has huge potential for massive disruptions, due to innumerable loopholes in networks. Simultaneously, it also presents an opportunity that technology companies cannot ignore . A new opportunity lies in the gap between IoT and security, and this is where the modern IoT security startup is gaining attention. We are seeing a number of IoT companies mushrooming, 10 of which command our attention.