Tag: facial recognition

3 School Security Tech Upgrades to Consider

It’s that time of year again. Time to go back to school. Security professionals have been hard at work over the summer on many campuses to make their facilities even safer for all occupants using different types of technology. Generally, campuses can include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, boarding schools, colleges, and universities. Security […]

Professional Sports Venue Security Issues, Emerging Threats, and Technology Solutions

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) conducted an online survey in April/May 2022 to explore professional sports venue security issues, emerging threats, and technology solutions. A total of 40 venue directors hosting teams from Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National […]

Passwords Are Passè: 3 Key Reasons to Replace Them for Enhanced Data Security

Since the invention of the qwerty keyboard in the 1870s and the first employers implemented usernames and passwords in the 1960s, cybersecurity professionals have been behind the eight ball in the fight to protect organizations’ proprietary and personnel data. For decades, security leaders have offered clear training for employees regarding password strength, strong protocols for […]

SIA Forecasts ‘Security Megatrends’ of 2022

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and forecasted the 2022 Security Megatrends, which form the basis of SIA’s signature annual Security Megatrends report defining the top 10 factors influencing both short- and long-term change in the global security industry. SIA’s 2022 Security Megatrends were selected based on fall 2021 survey data gathered from hundreds of top security industry […]

Is the Future of Access Control Touchless?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, a handful of physical access control manufacturers were working on creating a frictionless authentication process that would involve a hassle-free and touch-free experience. Fast-forward to 2021, where we’re almost two years into this virus that has made everyone wary of door handles and nearly every […]

How Federal Agencies Use Facial Recognition Tech

In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) examines both the current and planned uses of facial recognition technology (FTC) by two dozen federal agencies. According to the GOA, recent advancements have boosted the accuracy and use of automated FRT, making it increasingly important to understand the biometric technology’s applications across the federal […]

Seattle Port Authority Permanently Bans Facial Recognition

The Port of Seattle Commission has voted to permanently ban the use of biometric technology—including facial recognition—for law enforcement, security, and mass surveillance purposes by the Port and any private-sector entities operating at its facilities, including the seaport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Security Industry Association (SIA), a vocal advocate for the responsible use […]

Man using smartphone for access controls

What Do Security Professionals Need to Know About Touchless Access Control?

Effective managers continually source innovative solutions and implement them. This requires a ready eye and ear for opportunities. Access control is the next opportunity that is almost literally knocking at the door. The access control model pre-COVID is gone­. Smart solutions in touchless access control like mobile access, cloud-based systems, video intercom, and facial recognition […]

Facial recognition deepfake concept

Deepfakes Cost Companies Millions, and That’s Just the Beginning

Imagine someone in your billing department gets an urgent call. The CEO is requesting an immediate transfer of funds into a bank account due to an emergency with a very important client. The voice is convincing, and the client is real. Accounting does what it does best—transfers hundreds of thousands of dollars in record time. […]