Daily Archives: 8 September, 2009

X-rays and editor’s views

No time to waste today – let’s get stuck into some high-octane security news thrills and spills.

First up is Security Installer editor Alan Hyder. He has unleashed his metaphorical opinion beast on hordes of unsuspecting villagers (representing various different security issues in this particular metaphor), ripping them apart bodily with its teeth made of pure wit and analysis. That’s all (kind of) in his SI Editor’s View column. Check it out.

Also today – x-rays. And not just any x-rays. (X-radiation (composed of X-rays) is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-rays have a wavelength in the range of 10 to 0.01 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz (3 × 10 to the power of 16 Hz to 3 × 10 to the power of 19 Hz) and energies in the range 120 eV to 120 keV. They are shorter in wavelength than UV rays. In many languages, X-radiation is called Röntgen radiation after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who is generally credited as their discoverer, and who had called them X-rays to signify an unknown type of radiation. Awesome.) This is x-ray baggage screening at mass transport hubs. Get some!

There’s also the Wilf Knight Award, which will be presented at the 2009 Security Excellence Awards; claims over the carbon footprint of IT security hardware; and a school installation for 2020 Vision.


www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

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