Most Americans say they are concerned that there will be a major outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. (55%) and that it will negatively affect the U.S. economy (57%), the latest KFF tracking poll finds.
At the turn of the century, facial recognition technology was more science fiction than fact. Rapid advances have fueled a proliferation of this technology — which continues to expand into new areas of public and private life. At the same time, various states and municipalities are enacting new, stringent laws regulating the use of facial recognition technology by commercial entities.
Retailers today face a number of security challenges, including shoplifting, shrink and theft at the point of sale, protecting the premises after hours, slip and fall lawsuits and much more. Adding complexity to the security challenge is that retailers face these threats in a variety of locations within stores, each of which comes with its own unique requirements. Today’s flexible, intelligent surveillance cameras offer a variety of form factors and capabilities that allow them to address the range of security and operational challenges.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected the University of Nebraska Omaha to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR).
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has chosen Assistant Secretary of the Army Rickey “R.D.” James to receive the 2020 Port Person of the Year for his dedication in leading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to streamline processes for maintaining and improving America’s civil works infrastructure, including its deep-draft shipping channels.
ISC West, the largest security industry trade show in the U.S., will be held next month at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas – but with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, a few key changes will be made to this year’s event.
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.