The BBC has reported that a website called PleaseRobMe has been set up to highlight the dangers of revealing personal details online – revealing the location of empty homes.
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As you may or may not know – I can’t go around ensuring that everyone comprehends everything that is occurring at all times, ever, much as I may like to – IFSEC India is JUST ABOUT TO HAPPEN. Read about the way they’re putting the finishing touches on the event, and also about what Sony is planning to launch there.
Then, LOOK ON IN AWE at this story about a MITIE team undertaking Project Griffin training. That’s the anti-terror Project Griffin, not the security team at the BBC’s Question Time last week. Topical!
And, despite my successful efforts to sabotage myself yesterday, here are the links to the Security Excellence Awards winners; the gallery of winners; and the gallery of beautiful, delightful attendees etc. Simply gorgeous.
It’s Thursday, and it just so happens to be ‘Blog Action Day‘, which is where people who do blogs write things about a thing. This year’s thing is climate change. You can see my contribution here (or below) – and that of SMT Online supremo Brian Sims here.
And the BSIA is urging businesses to take identity fraud seriously. That is, to take the threat of identity fraud seriously, rather than try to make it a new revenue stream. I’m fairly sure that’s what they mean.
Additional nuggets of security news gold come in the form of flea-powered access control; door supervisor checks, with one man “found wearing a photocopy” of his licence; and a new look for QED online.
Here are some otters playing basketball.
The new powerful x-ray scanners at Manchester Airport are all over the news today. Why? Because they can see your bits!!!!! Apparently.
I like the way it’s mentioned in the BBC report that ‘faces won’t be shown’. As if that’s a consideration for any self-respecting pervert.
Here’s the BBC coverage.
And on the Guardian’s site.
Can it see as far as where the attempted Saudi assasin was storing his weaponry, though?
Here, also, is a relevant picture:
Today we continue with our unrivalled coverage of the SIA’s Stakeholder Conference. This time it’s Graeme McCabe of the Home Office in the spotlight, talking Better Regulation.
And following this week’s edition of the BBC’s Who’s Watching You? (the first episode of which I blathered on about here) which focused heavily on data security and related issues, Jim Watson of Shred Easy looks at how businesses can protect themselves.
As part of this year’s Security Excellence Awards, we’ve introduced a new Environmental Initiative category. It’s your chance to show your company’s green credentials, in any form. If you win this award, everyone will think you are the greatest person ever to walk on the face of the Earth. That’s great!
Kapow: www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk
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.
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.
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!
And: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk
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.
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!