When California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 327 on September 28, California became the first state to enact legislation expressly governing cybersecurity measures that must be employed by manufacturers of Internet-connected “smart” devices, collectively known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The law, to be codified at California Civil Code Sections 1798.91.04–06, became effective on January 1, 2020.
As technologies and laws continue to evolve, and more people move into urban centers, cities are looking for ways to become smarter – and safer. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area. It is predicted that by 2030, our planet will have 41 mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants each. After all, a successful city attracts businesses, fosters innovation and provides incredible opportunities for its citizens. But how do we construct and manage cities so that everything, and everyone, flows smoothly today and in the future? How can we ensure that cities are resilient and continue to succeed as they grow?
The Mass Shooting Tracker reported that in 2019 there were 374 mass shootings in the U.S. Given this reality, it is essential to take all possible steps to protect your employees and visitors from harm. It should be a core requirement of every organization’s security plan to give serious consideration to how they will thwart an active shooter. Putting a security plan in place to guard against on-site violence begins at the perimeter, and security entrances are a strong first line of defense against the threat of an active shooter.
FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that China is threatening national security with its efforts to steal sensitive technology and proprietary information from U.S. companies, academic institutions and other organizations.
Driven by the increase in work place and school violence, the omni-present threat of terrorism and the large number of natural disasters, the last decade saw vast improvements in emergency communication and safety technology.
Where disinformation was once communicated by telegram, the modern version of vast, coordinated campaigns are now disseminated through social media with bots, Twitterbots, and bot farms—at a scale humans could never perform. Now, disinformation campaigns can be lodged by a government to influence stock prices in another country, or by a private company to degrade brand presence and consumer confidence. What’s worse is that bots can facilitate these campaigns en masse.
In the world of video cameras, it’s well understood that higher megapixel (MP) image sensors in a camera can capture more picture detail. However, there’s much more to image quality than pure megapixels since the quality and size of the sensor along with the lens plays a crucial part in determining the quality of each pixel.