How schools can save time and money with digital access
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
10h ago
Pupils and teachers, maintenance teams and cleaning contractors, visitors, parents and many others… All kinds of people move into and around a school, all day, every day. By digitalizing access, instead of using mechanical keys, schools can control who comes and goes more efficiently and effectively. In a sector where budgets are often under pressure – and buildings have many doors and other openings where access must be controlled – traditional mechanical security can be expensive and time-consuming to manage. Keys go missing, locks need changing. It can be hard to know exactly who has access ..read more
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Internet Outages suspected to be linked to CrowdStrike update
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
4d ago
Global disruptions to Microsoft Windows systems are currently affecting businesses, airports, and broadcasters, among others. The widespread outages are suspected to be linked to a flawed update to CrowdStrike, a prominent malware and endpoint protection tool utilised by enterprises worldwide. Ilkka Turunen, Field CTO at Sonatype, provided technical insights into the issue: “The suspected update may have caused a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) loop on affected Windows machines, resulting in an infinite boot and crash cycle. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the update was auto-installed ..read more
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New CL5000 NetCode by Codelocks
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
6d ago
Codelocks has introduced the CL5000 NetCode which adds Codelocks’ time-sensitive code functionality, NetCode, to its best-selling, heavy duty CL5000 access control solution for high-traffic areas from CodeLocks. Launched in 2004, the original CL5000 has stood the test of time over the last 20 years. The addition of NetCode technology takes the CL5000’s solid build, ease of installation and operation, and low maintenance features to the next level with the added benefits of temporary, time-sensitive access codes that provide an increased level of control. The new CL5000 NetCode is ideal for hea ..read more
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ONVIF Launches New Working Groups for Cloud, Metadata and Audio
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
6d ago
ONVIF, the global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the formation of three new working groups that are tackling standardization work in cloud connectivity, audio and advanced metadata. Together with the ongoing work of existing ONVIF working groups and committees, these new initiatives represent a historically high level of industry participation in the standards development work within ONVIF. The creation of the new working groups, which are made up of volunteers from ONVIF member companies, is in response to the growing prevalence of cloud solu ..read more
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Gallagher Security expands footprint in the Middle East
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
6d ago
Gallagher Security is strengthening its foothold in the Middle East with the appointment of three new staff members joining their Lebanon and Dubai-based teams. Malik Mohammad AlKanawati and Khaled M. El Zaatari have joined the team as Technical Support Engineers, based in Lebanon, while Samar Fawaz has stepped into the role of Middle East Marketing Manager from the company’s office in Dubai. Malik brings to the role extensive technical knowledge, customer support and problem-solving experience, and in his previous role, was responsible for supporting an End User network of more than 500 custo ..read more
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Siemens strengthens Data Center with Center of Competence for APAC
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
1w ago
Siemens inaugurated a new Center of Competence for Data Centers at the Global Infocity Park in Chennai, India. Spanning 6,000m2, the new facility will serve as a regional innovation hub, not only uniting a team of more than 200 designers, planners, engineers and project managers in one location, but also enabling co-creation with partners and customers across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The launch comes as the Data Center market continues to grow at unprecedented speed, with a predicted 10.9 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate from 2023-2030. The APAC region alone is estimated to invest a ..read more
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Qualys discovers critical vulnerability, regreSSHion, in OpenSSH server
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
1w ago
The Qualys Threat Research Unit (TRU) has discovered a Remote Unauthenticated Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in OpenSSH’s server (sshd) in glibc-based Linux systems. CVE assigned to this vulnerability is CVE-2024-6387. The vulnerability, which is a signal handler race condition in OpenSSH’s server (sshd), allows unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) as root on glibc-based Linux systems; that presents a significant security risk. This race condition affects sshd in its default configuration. With over 14 million instances worldwide, regreSSHion is severe and c ..read more
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Working with the right manufacturer improves your ESG profile
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
1w ago
Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) increasingly impacts how brands are perceived by customers. As such, ESG plays an ever more important role in maintaining customer loyalty and providing businesses with investment prospects. Indeed, more than 60% of customers are now basing their purchasing decisions on how sustainable and ethical a brand is, and this is growing by 10% every year, according to consultancy PwC. Having strong ESG practices in place will benefit many aspects of businesses, so it’s hardly surprising that ESG requires a multi-faceted approach across the entire o ..read more
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Videx Launches the Klass Monitor
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
1w ago
Videx Security has announced its new Klass Monitor. This latest innovation in the Videx IPure range combines the latest technology and modern design to provide a leap forward for smart building entry solutions. The Klass Monitor provides a wide range of smart integration with various systems, including building and home automation, third-party CCTV picture-in-picture, anti-intrusion, full video and speech intercommunication and access control. Built on standard IP protocols, it guarantees limitless integration with third-party devices, enhancing both security and system customisation. The moni ..read more
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Securitas COO Central Europe wins BSIA Award
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by Rebecca Morpeth-Spayne
2w ago
Shaun Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer for Securitas Central Europe, has been honoured with the Contribution to the Industry award at this week’s British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Awards. Previously serving as Country President of Securitas UK, Kennedy led initiatives that transformed the security sector. His tenure saw the development of Securitas UK’s ‘Six Protective Services’, an intelligent, solution-driven approach that integrates skilled teams with advanced technology to enhance clients’ security strategies. Kennedy was also a key advocate for diversity and inclusion, introduc ..read more
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