Monday, October 25, 2021

3 Methods of Protecting Schools Against Active Shooter Situations


Three Pillars of Protection Against Active Shooters
| #TpromoCom | A 2013 study from the Department of Homeland Security suggests that only 15% of active assailant events in schools occur outside of the school building. https://bit.ly/2Zn9jTb

A 2013 study from the Department of Homeland Security, “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013,” suggests that only 15% of active assailant events in schools occur outside of the school building. 

That figure, then, means that 85% of active shooter events in schools occur within the building, once the assailant has made it past external security. (read more)



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Friday, October 22, 2021

Law Enforcement Counterattacks Stop REvil Cold

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Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline
 
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. https://bit.ly/3puz4Mm

Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline that led to widespread gas shortages on the U.S. East Coast. REvil's direct victims include top meatpacker JBS (JBSS3.SA). The crime group's "Happy Blog” website, which had been used to leak victim data and extort companies, is no longer available. 

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Atos integrates viisights software into Atos Computer Vision Platform to enable 24/24 7/7 safety in cities

Integrates Unique Behavioral Analytics for Public Safety

Atos, today announces its new partnership to integrate viisights software into its Atos Computer Vision Platform. Atos is a leader in global Edge AI. This collaboration will allow viisights’ powerful behavioral video analytics to run on Atos Computer Vision Platform, providing users with unique insight and therefore to immediately detect and predict violent activity, suspicious activity, crowd behavior, traffic monitoring, and much more to help authorities prevent harmful activities from escalating. 

viisights is the leading developer of advanced AI-powered behavioral video analytics software.

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Essential Security Trends For Facility Managers

From the August 2021 Issue of Facility Executive Magazine

Security in this day and age is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity whether it involves physical or logistical protection. For a facility manager, it’s important to understand the common risks, uncommon security threats, and cyber security issues, along with the most efficient and available solutions. Although it seems as though the sky’s the limit, so far as the number of concerns involving the security challenges we face today, the following five trends appear to be foremost. These include:

  • Multi-tenant building security
  • The proliferation of mobile devices
  • Touchless operation
  • Advanced forms of integration
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in security
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    Essential Security Trends for Facility Managers

Within each one lies several areas of concern. As we progress through these, we’ll look at underlying issues and solutions that security integrators have employed.

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