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Tech to help protect Final Four crowds

From an undisclosed downtown Phoenix location, public safety officials in a command-and-control center will monitor and react to metadata from up to 900 video feeds, as well as to data from various sensors.

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7 sexy high-tech enterprise ‘surveillance engineering’ techniques that criminal hackers use

7 ways criminal hackers use high-tech surveillance—sometimes with a social engineering element—to tap into the enterprise to get the keys to your kingdom, or sensitive information.

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9 biggest information security threats through 2019

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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The IT equipment you can take into battle

If you're in IT, you're as familiar with your laptop and your cell phone as a farmer is with his tools. And just like Japanese farmers with their kama, you might find yourself using one of those tools in battle, for offense or...

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Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 Plus that ‘blew up’

So far, there’s no reason to think this issue is affecting other iPhone devices.

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How to lock down your security system

The most important, but least recognized, steps organizations must take to make their security systems more cyber secure.

Why the CSO needs to be involved in active shooter prep

All security managers, especially those charged with physical security responsibilities, need to be involved in emergency prep for varying scenarios - including the potential for an active shooter on scene. Imad Mouline, CTO at...

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The security theory and troubling practice behind the TSA's PreCheck security lines

What is up with the TSA PreCheck program? Aside from being convenient, how does one get that pass through the security checkpoint? And how do you prove you are not a threat?

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5 data breach predictions for 2017

To help you stay ahead of emerging threats, here are five key data breach trends that you should anticipate in 2017.

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D-Link shows off three new home security cameras in its Connected Home series

All three cameras deliver 720p resolution, microSD storage, night vision, and IFTTT support.

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Implantable medical devices can be hacked to harm patients

It's possible to transmit life-threatening signals to implanted medical devices with no prior knowledge of how the devices work, researchers in Belgium and the U.K. have demonstrated.

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Why IoT devices are the 'unusual suspects' in DDOS attacks

While CIOs have shored up PCs and software systems for years, they should start to look at video conferencing systems, webcams and other inconspicuous network devices, which can be exploited to trigger devastating DDOS attacks.

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Flash mobs the latest threat this holiday season

The holiday season rings in more than just higher sales for retailers. There's also more shoplifting and lower profit margins than the rest of the year, according to a report released today. Plus, this year, there's an extra surprise...

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REVIEW: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

BIO-key loaned me these three models for evaluation. I tested them on two notebooks: one running Windows 10 Home, and the other Windows 10 Pro. Find out the results.

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Grey hats and blue skies, dealing with airline security

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the airline industry has been one of the fastest industries to upgrade their security procedures and protocols against various threats, both present and perceived. However, hackers don't need to board an airplane...

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New insulin pump flaws highlights security risks from medical devices

Medical device manufacturer Animas warns diabetic patients who use its OneTouch Ping insulin pumps about security issues that could allow hackers to take over the devices and deliver unauthorized doses of insulin.

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How to 'Auto Unlock' your Mac with Apple Watch

A new feature in Apple's macOS Sierra lets you use your Apple Watch to easily unlock your Mac computer. However, the 'Auto Lock' feature won't work unless a set of security and authentication safeguards is also enabled.

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The Galaxy Note 7 implicated in dramatic Jeep and house fires, reports say

If you haven't opted to take advantage of Samsung's recall offer, you should reconsider.

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