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South African crime, and free registration

Well hello, delightful person. Here’s your rapid fire Monday Daily Digest security news missive. Enjoy!

We’ve got a special report today on the state of commercial crime in South Africa and the measures being taken to combat it.

There’s also the opportunity to register for free as a visitor to IFSEC India 2009 – the single greatest security show in all of India. Ever. True, that.

I was surprised to discover The Edge has taken on the deputy chief executive role at Skills For Security, but it turns out that it was the other Edge. Bono is quite strict about taking work outside of your main job.

Also today there’s more spam; an SIA briefing for CCTV operators; an ACS survey for end users; and facial recognition training for police.

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

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SIA licensing news, the megapixel future, and spamspamspam

Today brings news of a new service from the SIA which is designed to speed up licence applications by way of direct link between digital passports and the application process.

There’s also details on a 60 megapixel mobile camera unit being used for mapping purposes – could it point the way forward for evidential quality mobile CCTV?

Marc Boroditsky argues that we could be seeing the death of passwords in IT security tasks, while there’s also a report suggesting that 29 per cent of internet users have purchased products or services from spam emails. That number seems ridiculously high to me – but maybe I’m underestimating the number of gullible fools there are out there. (Apologies if this applies to you.)

The good times and career advice keep coming over at www.jobsforsecurity.com – in addition to yesterday’s CV info, you could do worse than read up on his best buddy, the covering letter. It’s the postal superhighway!

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