It’s been an absolute cracker of a week here at info4security. There’s been more security news and opinion excitement than you could point an exceptionally angry cat at. As I believe the saying goes.
So. SMT Online‘s indefatigable editor, Brian Sims, has gone conference crazy in recent times. Here’s his SMT Online Editor’s View about ACS discussions at the SIA Stakeholder Conference; Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation; a look behind the scenes at the SIA event; and David Greer at yesterday’s Skills for Security conference.
Brian’s also found time to interview Security Institute president Lord Carlile and its new chairman Mike Bluestone. What a newshound.
Elsewhere, I went on a bit of an opinion-binge after watching a documentary about CCTV on the BBC; in ONVIF news, it went and released its testing tool and conformance process; and Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brought us important news about the theft of bees. Bees! Geez.
This week’s Song About Security comes courtesy of 70s rockers Golden Earring. They’re Dutch. Unexpected!
The one thing that simply everybody’s doing these days is entering the Security Excellence Awards. Why? Because winning one means you and your company will be immortalised, like the legendary heroes of story books and the like. Dramatic!
A genuine imaginary mouthwatering smorgasbord of security news tastiness today. There’s a little bit of everything, to moisten the tastebuds of security gourmands around the globe. Exciting!
SMT Online‘s Brian Sims spoke exclusively to Security Institute president Lord Carlile on issues including CCTV, counter-terrorism and policing. Hard-hitting stuff.
Cooperation is lovely. In that spirit, ONVIF has released its test tool and conformance process, so manufacturers can get stuck in, plugging and playing with each other’s devices. Or something like that. Hmm.
Elsewhere, I’ve gone and ranted a bit about the public perception of surveillance and a new BBC documentary series. Cathartic!
Obviously, one of the most serious crime waves ever to hit these shores is that taking place in the world of beekeeping, where thieves are nicking bees and that. Apparently something something ‘abuzz’! Honk.
And if you’re intrigued by that mysterious video compression thingo, H.264, you should read this ‘fact and fiction’-style piece by Arecont Vision’s Dr Michael Korkin, called H.264: Fact and fiction. That’s what it’s called!
Wahey! That’s the enthusiastic start to this very missive. Yes, this one here. Let’s go!
First up is robots. We’re big fans of robots here at I4S, and get very excited when we hear about things like Samsung Techwin’s killing robot, because it feels like we are living in the future. So today’s piece on the ReconRobot is very welcome indeed.
However, fragmented UK police is not so good. According to this article, that’s the consequence of the digital switchover. Yikes!
We’ve got more IFSEC 2009 coverage today, with stories on Western Digital and the BSIA’s Meet The Buyers event. Remember that you can access all of our IFSEC 2009 coverage by visiting this little link here.
Proving very popular is our story on the IFSEC Award winners and its attendant glitz and glamour gallery. If you fancy appearing in either of these types of things later this year, you should enter the Security Excellence Awards 2009. They’re totally prestigious!