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Global Security Exchange accepting applications for 2018 Innovative Product Awards

ASIS International is now inviting exhibiting companies to enter the 2018 Innovative Product Awards: a competition designed to recognise “the most groundbreaking offerings” on the Global Security Exchange (GSX) expo floor. Winners will be announced and recognised at the 2018 GSX, which takes place from 23-27 September at the Las Vegas Convention Centre and is expected to attract more than 20,000 security professionals from over 100 countries.

“While there are many awards programmes out there, the Innovative Product Awards stand apart because the judges are security practitioners,” said Howard Belfor CPP, co-chair of the awards programme and a member of the ASIS Board of Directors. “They are the individuals who use these products every day. They bring tremendous expertise to the judging process. For attendees, this means that award winners offer peer-distinguished products that address industry trends and are well worth exploring on the GSX expo floor.”

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Formerly the ASIS Accolade Competition, the revamped Innovative Product Awards will spotlight the leading products (encompassing hardware, software, testing materials, practices and thought leadership) designed to tackle current and emerging global security risks and threats. A team of judges representing security practitioners, thought leaders and industry experts will select up to ten winners based on their level of innovation, unique attributes and specific benefits offered to the security industry. In addition, one product will be named ‘The Judges’ Choice’.

The Innovative Product Awards provide an opportunity for companies to demonstrate new products and services at the show and across the security marketplace.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 3 August. Winners will be honoured at the GSX and given time to showcase how their product addresses market needs on the new X Stage. This is a learning theatre located on the GSX expo floor where esteemed industry experts will present future-forward sessions on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics and drones.

*For complete entry details visit the Innovative Product Awards web page at https://www.gsx.org/highlights-events/awards/ or e-mail exhibits@asisonline.org

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Hanwha Techwin showcases global design competitiveness with double triumph at iF Design Awards

Hanwha Techwin’s BabyView eco monitoring system and its Wisenet Circle Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based security manager application have both won their respective categories in the prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards. 

This is the second year Hanwha Techwin products have been recognised by the judges of the prestigious iF Design Awards which, since 1953, have recognised designs that are able to achieve the best results when commercially applied. Regarded as one of the world’s top three design competitions, along with Germany’s Red Dot Design Awards and the US’ International Design Excellence Awards, this year’s competition generated 6,400 entries from 54 countries.

BabyView eco, the winner of the product category, has a unique design and friendly appearance which reflects the features of a baby camera. Available in Europe during the second quarter of 2018, BabyView eco has a long-tail design which can be installed in virtually any location.

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Wisenet Circle, which provides object and voice recognition as well as a long list of other functions based on AI, won the Professional Concept category. As a conceptual design suggesting the future direction of Hanwha Techwin’s image security solutions, the application has received favourable reviews for its quick and intuitive implementation of complex security functions.

“It’s a great honour to win at the iF Design Awards again this year,” said Bob Hwang, managing director at Hanwha Techwin Europe. “It follows on from last year’s award for our home security camera. We will continue to research and develop innovative solutions from a user’s perspective and lead the global security market based on our company’s differentiated design and outstanding technical prowess. By winning at the iF Design Awards 2018, the Red Dot Design Awards 2017 and the iF Design Awards 2017 over the last two years, we’ve demonstrated as a business our technical excellence and design competitiveness.”

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IDIS and Oprema sign new UK distribution agreement

Surveillance systems manufacturer IDIS has signed a new distribution agreement with Oprema, the multidisciplinary security solutions provider. A Fast Growth 50 company, Oprema has added the full IDIS Total Solution to its line-up.

The range of products involved includes the IDIS flagship offerings, among them the plug-and-play DirectIP as well as the advanced HD analogue over coax solution DirectCX. Both strengthen Oprema’s extensive portfolio of surveillance, access control, fire and other security brands.

Founded in 1997 by experts in computer science and Artificial Intelligence, IDIS operates manufacturing facilities based in South Korea and dedicated offices that offer training and technical support in the UK, Dubai and the USA. The company has grown to become a global security company that designs, develops and manufactures surveillance solutions for a wide range of commercial and public sector markets.

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Gareth Williams, sales director at Oprema, commented: “I’m delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with IDIS. The IDIS product range perfectly complements our multi-brand security portfolio and opens up a whole new range of surveillance solutions and opportunities for our customers. The IDIS product range delivers innovation that’s user-friendly, flexible, scaleable and able to meet every surveillance need, especially in the mid to high-end space.”

James Min, managing director of IDIS Europe, added: “The IDIS team is thrilled that we’ve signed a strategic distribution alliance with Oprema. Oprema shares our values of providing a complete end-to-end solution approach that’s consultative. The business has a passion for sales and technical support, training and reliable logistics, as well as professional services, such as pre-sales design, pre-configuration and on-site commissioning. We look forward to working closely with the Oprema team over the next year and beyond.”

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Hikvision set to highlight “innovation for the future” at IFSEC International 2017

Hikvision, the supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, will be exhibiting the latest in surveillance technology at IFSEC International 2017 on 20-22 June at ExCeL in London. In 2017, the company’s theme will be ‘Pioneering AI Technology for Video Surveillance’.

This will be a showcase of Hikvision’s latest products and technologies, including the new Turbo 4.0 Series, the H.265+ codec and thermal cameras.

The event also presents an opportunity for attendees to see cutting-edge advances in surveillance technology, including a brand new product and an innovative new set of technologies that come out of the ‘Deep Learning’ concept that’s sweeping through the IT industry at the present time.

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As part of the IFSEC seminar programme, Andy Coles (Hikvision’s key account manager for the UK and Ireland) will join other industry figures for a panel discussion about the future of video surveillance. This will include elements of AI ‘Deep Learning’ and its use in vertical markets and the importance of the security ecosystem.

“Large events like IFSEC are important to us because they give us the chance to connect with our partners and customers”, said Coles. “It’s also great to see what the industry as a whole is doing and to be part of its development into the future.”

*Hikvision will be exhibiting on Stand E800

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‘Invisible criminals’ set to replace people as biggest perpetrators of fraud

Computers, rather than conmen, are set to be the future face of fraud as criminals turn to robotics in an effort to avoid detection.

According to the latest report from KPMG, organisations are set to battle against so-called ‘seeker bots’ defined as self-learning and self-replicating Artificial Intelligence that will render the faces of criminals invisible.

KPMG’s Profile of a Fraudster report is based on the analysis of 596 fraudsters investigated by the firm between 2011 and 2013. Based on the modus operandi of fraudsters’ crimes, the report predicts that traditional fraudsters (identified by KPMG as 36–45 years of age, acting against his/her own organisation and in executive positions) will be replaced by ‘seeker bots’.

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These ‘bots’ will be designed to continuously test a company’s cyber defences in an attempt to find a ‘hole in the fence’, meaning that attempts to second guess or pre-empt tactics used by real people will not always be worthwhile.

The KPMG report warns that, on finding a gap, the bots will analyse the potential for fraud and then launch a highly specialised ‘attack bot’ uniquely designed to suit the type of business, size, infrastructure and data set-up of the victim. The ultimate aim will be to remove assets to a virtual delivery location which can then be accessed by the fraudsters.

Taste of things to come

Hitesh Patel, UK head of forensics at KPMG, commented: “This is not science fiction, but a taste of things to come. We are already seeing highly trained hackers link up with the organised crime network. The ‘faceless’ criminal is not far away. Cyber crime is already on the rise and we expect cyber attacks and high-tech fraud to grow exponentially.”

Hitesh Patel: UK head of forensics at KPMG

Hitesh Patel: UK head of forensics at KPMG

KPMG’s report argues that, to unravel the frauds of the future, the best investigators will be those who are able to reduce large amounts of data to identifiable events. Yet some skills will remain as current tomorrow as they are today, with successful defence requiring an ability to operate seamlessly across borders, sharing corporate intelligence to ensure quick historical and geographical reach enables organisations to track ‘bot behavioural patterns’ as swiftly as they happen.

At the same time, the report reveals that the criminal(s) behind the changing face of fraud are by nature collaborative, preferring to collude with others instead of following the perceived stereotype of a reclusive loner.

The data shows that the proportion of cases involving collusion rose from 32% in the 2007 survey to 61% in 2011 and 70% this year. In many cases, perpetrators were highly respected (39% of all cases analysed), regarded as sociable (35%) and/or an extrovert (33%).

Patel added: “A few years ago, hackers were motivated by political objectives and seen as disruptive influences targeting computer networks to make an ideological point. Most were seen as individuals trying to make a name for themselves. However, with an ability to master Artificial Intelligence, it’s only a matter of time until the fraudsters harness the full power of technology to enrich themselves and criminal organisations. That is unless legitimate businesses take steps to defend themselves.”

He concluded: “A plausible person is no longer needed to present a stolen cheque to a bank teller. All that’s needed is a hacker who can access a protected computer network. Perhaps human features and emotions will no longer be a significant part of the profile. Instead, electronic features, signatures and behaviours may be all that a victim organisation will know of the cyber fraudster.”

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