SONY Electronics, Security Systems Division
Mr. Kenichi (Kevin) Mori, Director, Security Systems Division, Sony Electronics, told us, "Security is critical in the sports venue market, especially considering how many people attend a given event. Stadiums present several different needs and challenges, as they can be well lit during the day, allowing you to see detail easily across the stadium, but at night, the needs are different, so they need to be equipped with a range of cameras. Sony managed the A/V system installation at Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The project included hundreds of security cameras, installed throughout the stadium, practice facility, workout facility, parking lot and retail space to help safeguard players, fans, employees and vendors. Additionally, in both 2013 and 2014 Sony's IP cameras were used to secure and provide situational awareness for runners and spectators at the world's biggest marathon, the New York City Marathon. Safety and security at large scale events, like a marathon, have become a top priority and we have a wide range of cameras to support these needs from dome, bullet, 360 degree and pan-tilt-zoom. We supported the marathon with more than 50Sony security cameras along the final leg of the route and at the finish line. Finally, hundreds of state-of-the-art Sony security cameras were in place during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer. Sony was chosen for a variety of reasons, including its international scope, track record of success, previous work in stadium settings, as well as the seamless integration into Minas Arena's current CCTV infrastructure.
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AMAG Technology Hosts Security Engineering Symposium
Security Engineers, Integrators and End Users Learn about Real World Security Scenarios in Several Vertical Markets
AMAG Technology recently hosted its 14th annual Security Engineering Symposium (SES) in San Diego, California at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on February 20-23, 2015. A case study themed event created greater understanding and engagement for security engineers, integrators, and end users, prompting lively discussion. Guests experienced a weekend of educational seminars, networking and engagement with experts about trends, end user expectations and experiences and technology integrations. AMAG Technology is the worldwide leader of end-to-end security management solutions for access control and video management.
AMAG conducted educational sessions about SymmetryCONNECT and Symmetry Professional Services. Chief Operating Officer Howard Johnson held an interactive feedback session about market trends and product vision. Break-out sessions offered attendees opportunities to learn about NERC CIP regulations, Symmetry Video, and end user case studies from the security engineering viewpoint.
"We structured the Security Engineering Symposium with shorter sessions that kept the pace moving and attendees engaged," said AMAG Technology Vice President of Business Development, Jody Ross. "The consultants, integrators and end users really liked the case study formatted breakout sessions which were full of discussion and questions. Optional breakout sessions allowed attendees to select tracks that interested them. They were well-received and we hope to bring that back next year." For more information about AMAG's SES, please click here or here: www.amag.com/news/ses15.aspx.
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ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Will Combine Technologies With TransUnion to Offer Biometric Authentication for Fraud Prevention
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, recently announced a new alliance with TransUnion. The alliance integrates TransUnion's ID Manager solution with ImageWare's out-of-band biometric authentication product, GoVerifyID, allowing ImageWare to deliver advanced fraud-prevention capabilities to organizations. The relationship also helps accelerate consumer adoption of biometric authentication.
Biometric authentications, which include voice, eye, signature, fingerprint and facial recognition, provide an additional layer of fraud defense to TransUnion's and ImageWare's customers. Through the relationship, consumer identities will be thoroughly analyzed using both biometric signatures and the TransUnion ID Manager platform. Both TransUnion and ImageWare customers will benefit from new seamless access to these fraud prevention tools.
"In the past 12 months, the scope and frequency of data breaches have placed a growing burden on U.S. consumers who are often frustrated with inadequate, excessive or ineffective responses to compromised data," said Jeff Brown, vice president of identity risk solutions at TransUnion. "Through our relationship with ImageWare, we can offer customers an added level of fraud defense that helps them quickly establish a trusted relationship with consumers."
Identity verification tools help organizations verify and ensure the correct customer is accessing information or accounts, which reduces risk exposure and potential loss. With biometric authentications, organizations can ensure they are integrating advanced fraud-prevention capabilities, while gaining additional consumer trust in their security procedures.
"Biometrics are the key to effective and seamless security in mobile channels," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "TransUnion has a record of innovation in fraud solutions for businesses and consumers. This integration with the TransUnion ID Manager platform allows us to quickly enroll users while enhancing the security of a rapidly-growing technology to the benefit of both of our customers." For more information: www.iwsinc.com/imageware-to-combine-technologies-with-transunion
ImageWare also recently announced...
ImageWare Systems Debuts Biometrics-as-a-Service Identity Authentication Solution Combined With FUJITSU Retail Solution Market Place
GoVerifyID software application will be demonstrated within an omni-channel workflow transacting with the FUJITSU Retail Solution Market Place. The demo, with GoVerifyID identity authentication running on the FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5, will be shown at next week's Fujitsu Forum in Munich, Germany.
FUJITSU Retail Solution Market Place is an omni-channel Point of Service (PoS) application that allows retailers to significantly simplify and enhance the customer shopping experience and increase revenue while reducing IT costs. FUJITSU Market Place achieves this by supporting enterprise-wide transaction and order fulfillment to deliver a consistent and seamless buying experience to customers across traditional point of service, online and mobile channels.
FUJITSU Market Place breaks down the barrier between orders and in-store shopping by combining both in a single transaction. For customers, this means consistent pricing, promotions and customer experience whether online, in-store or using a mobile device. Combined with the IWS Identity Authentication Solution, retailers and customers can be more secure in their transaction processing, ensuring that the person attempting the transaction has been authenticated and verified. The result is a lower risk of transaction fraud, whether online or in a physical retail store.
"We are very pleased to demonstrate ImageWare Systems' Biometrics-as-a-Service Identity Authentication Solution at Fujitsu Forum in Munich," stated Rowan Cape, director of Global Retail Software Solutions at Fujitsu America, Inc. "Adding IWS's fast and powerful biometric authentication to transaction processing elevates the level of trust that can be established between retailers and their customers, minimizing the overall risk of fraud from the entire retail operation."
The IWS GoVerifyID identity authentication solution, in addition to being algorithm and hardware agnostic, enables plug-n-play technology and can be deployed globally as an enterprise end-to-end or modular solution that can be implemented in a matter of hours rather than days or weeks. GoVerifyID, which is a part of the GoCloudID platform that includes a software development kit (SDK), enables rapid integration into existing company programs and applications.
"Through our partnership with Fujitsu and their global omni-channel commerce solution, FUJITSU Market Place, the demonstration shows we can bring convenience and biometric-based security to retailing and 'e-tailing' via the omni-channel functions that Fujitsu Market Place addresses, improving customer service and overall enterprise efficiency," says Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare. For more information: www.iwsinc.com/imageware-debuts-biometrics-as-a-service-with-fujitsus-retail-solution-market-place
To learn more about ImageWare Systems GoVerifyID, please go to: http://iwsinc.com/products/goverifyid/
For the complete interview with Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems, Chairman and CEO, please click here or here: www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_ImageWare.html For more information: www.iwsinc.com
And, for more information about the Fujitsu Cloud ISV Program... please click here, or here: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_Fujitsu_Geoghegan.html for our thought leadership interview with... Mr. Will Geoghegan, Cloud Architect, TPS5 Cloud & ISV Partner Solutions, Fujitsu Americas.
Identiv, Inc. (INVE), a global security technology company that provides trusted identity solutions for premises, information, and everyday items, recently announced that Identiv's uTrust TS Government Readers for premises access are now included on the U.S. government's FICAM Approved Products List (APL). The General Services Administration (GSA) lab, which is part of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Testing Program, has evaluated and approved Identiv's uTrust TS Government Readers.
Identiv's uTrust TS Government Reader is specifically designed for U.S. government customers to support any existing building access system (such as Identiv, Lenel, AMAG, Honeywell, or Software House) and provide a forward path to FICAM compliance. Featuring high security with an inbuilt secure processor certified to the highest standards (EAL 6+), uTrust TS Readers support all major commercial and government access credentials, including U.S. government PIV, PIV-I, and CAC. Multiple form factors are available, including mullion and wall mount, with an upcoming keypad model.
Offering a seamless transition to standards-based network cabling, uTrust TS Readers support simultaneous Wiegand, RS485, and Ethernet communication. Four independent processors combine to deliver the fastest building entry transaction times, speeding access and reducing user frustration. One reader can be used at all building access points, delivering secure, future-proof access, while simplifying purchasing and reducing deployment and management costs.
"The uTrust TS Government Reader delivers a single cost-effective reader that supports all existing access systems and all major credential types, providing a clear path to a standards-based FICAM solution and migration to network cabling," said Jason Hart, Identiv CEO. "Identiv Channel Alliance Network partners are able to deliver a product from an American company to 100% of the U.S. government marketplace, giving customers a cost-effective solution for over 150,000 access points across all U.S. government buildings, recently mandated to adopt FICAM standards. uTrust TS Government Readers are available now and have already shipped to U.S. government customers."
Identiv's uTrust TS family of connected premises readers utilizes open, secure standards and a flexible, updatable platform design to support a broad range of access card technologies from proximity to public key infrastructure (PKI) at the door. Identiv's uTrust TS Readers enable agencies to support existing access systems and migrate to a secure U.S. government FICAM solution at a fraction of the cost of other competitive solutions.
uTrust TS Readers are available immediately through the Identiv Channel Alliance Network (ICAN) Global Partner Program and to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners through the uTrust Technology Partnership Program. Identiv's approved products on the FICAM PACS APL can be downloaded here. For more information on the FICAM Testing Program, please click here.
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StrikeForce Technologies Releases GuardedID Version 4 of Its Keystroke Encryption Technology
Over $1Billion Dollars in Data Breaches Could Have Been Prevented
StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFORD), a company that specializes in Cyber Security solutions for the prevention of Identity Theft and Data Breaches, recently announced the release of GuardedID ® v4 of its multi-patented (8,566,608, & 8,732,483) Anti-Keylogging Keystroke Encryption technology.
"Data breaches are skyrocketing out of control, and the fact is that the majority of them were preventable," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce. "In just the last two years companies like Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Michaels, Neiman Marcus and CitiBank all had data breaches that could have been thwarted by our GuardedID Anti-Keylogging Keystroke Encryption technology. Just last week, over 100 banks throughout Europe fell victim to a sophisticated cyber-attack that was estimated to net the hackers over $1Billion dollars. The malware tool that the hackers relied on in that breach was a keylogger, which GuardedID prevents."
Keyloggers are a type of malware with a single purpose, steal everything typed onto a keyboard (i.e. usernames, passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers and confidential, sensitive information). The viruses and trojans that the hackers use to deliver the keyloggers are designed to automatically avoid detection from all Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware programs, which is why every individual and company needs GuardedID.
"Our GuardedID Keystroke Encryption technology was designed to take a very different approach to protect an individual or corporate user, instead of trying to stop the malware from getting on your computer, GuardedID proactively encrypts each and every keystroke in real time, not giving the keylogging malware access to your keystrokes. We now have a number of deals with GuardedID rolled out over the next couple of months, which will greatly increase our revenues. Stay tuned," says Kay.
Our GuardedID v4 now comes in a "Standard" and "Premium" version, the Standard version now protects all five browsers (IE, FF, Chrome, Safari & Opera), while our Premium version protects the same five browsers as well as all other programs on your computer (i.e. MS Office, VPN clients, IM clients, tax and accounting programs, etc).
For the complete interview with Mark L. Kay, StrikeForceTechnologies, Chairman and CEO, please click here or here: www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_StrikeForce.html
For more information: www.strikeforcetech.com