5 steps to get ready for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into effect on May 25, 2018. Time is running short to get prepared. If you’re one of the many companies only just realising you fall under the purview of the new laws, do not fret. While GDPR is a tall order, this 90-day plan will give you enough time to prepare.

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Why drone use for security will increase significantly in 2018

While there is much hype around drone technology today, the successful use of drones for security dates back to the 1960s, when the U.S. utilised the Lightning Bug 147, a camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle that could travel 600 miles, for surveillance in Vietnam, China and Korea.

Since this initial deployment, drones have been used for a variety of security and surveillance applications. However, as professional-grade commercial drones incorporate newer, more advanced features and technologies, their capabilities will allow for many new scenarios and applications within fully-integrated security systems.

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Drones: A Security tool, threat and challenge

Still on the subject of drones, here’s a good read on the benefits, risks, challenges and advice for drones in enterprises in 2018. The commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, has exploded over the last few years, and it’s clearly on a trajectory to continue. Its global market is currently worth $2 billion, and that number is estimated to skyrocket to $127 billion in 2020. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that commercial drones will jump from the 80,000 registered units in August 2017 to more than 420,000 units by 2021. What does all of this mean for enterprise security?

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TESTED – Bosch Flexidome NDE-4502-AL

This is a compact, easy to install, ONVIF compliant dome with a remote zoom and focus 3mm to 10mm auto-iris lens. It provides up to two 1920 x1080p streams with a third using MJPEG. Both H.264 and H.265 are supported as well as a wide selection of video analytic features along with local alarm input & output connection and audio line in and out. Infrared illumination is quoted to 30 metres. The dome is set to DHCP by default so if connected to a suitable configured network will be in the local subnet. The dome identified itself on the network as being from the Bosch subsidiary VCS (Video Communication Systems AG) rather than Bosch.

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Responding to cybersecurity incidents still a major challenge for businesses

A study by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient has found that 77% of respondents admit they do not have a formal cybersecurity incident response plan (CSIRP) applied consistently across their organisation. Nearly half of the 2,800 respondents reported that their incident response plan is either informal/ad hoc or completely non-existent.

Despite this lack of formal planning, 72% of organisations report feeling more Cyber Resilient today than they were last year. Highly resilient organisations (61%) attribute their confidence to their ability to hire skilled personnel – but organisations need both technology and people to be Cyber Resilient. In fact, 60% of respondents consider a lack of investment in AI and machine learning as the biggest barrier to Cyber Resilience.

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Video: Why cybersecurity is a team sport

Kenrick Bagnall, Detective Constable for the Toronto Police Service's Computer Cyber Crime (C3) Intelligence Services unit, discusses why it's important that organisations include law enforcement in their breach response plans as well as some of the other common pitfalls businesses need to avoid when it comes to confronting cybersecurity threats. The video was filmed at the Converged Security Summit in Atlanta on March 1, 2018.

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Security manufacturers: does size matter?

The manufacturers behind today’s security technologies are a varied bunch. There are large manufacturers with deep pockets and plenty of resources. And there are smaller manufacturers who are nimble, can react faster to changing market conditions and to whom each customer represents a hard-fought win. There are also plenty of manufacturers in the middle ground. But what impact does the size of a company have on the quality of its products? Sourcesecurity.com took the question to its Expert Panel Roundtable: Is there a correlation between the size of a manufacturer and the quality of its products – for better or worse?

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