Intersec Dubai 2017

Intersec Dubai, UAE Intersec is the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, featuring more than 1,200 exhibitors from 54 countries, and attracting over 33,000 visitors from 128 countries. The three-day event shines the spotlight on the latest technologies and innovations in the seven focus areas of Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Information Security, Smart Home and Physical & Perimeter Security. The double-digit growth that Intersec has enjoyed over the


ISC WEST Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV ISC WEST is THE largest security industry trade show in the U.S. At ISC West you will have the chance to network with over 29,000 security professionals through: • New Products & Technologies encompassing everything from access control to unmanned vehicles from over 1,000 Exhibitors & Brands. • Working with SIA, ISC also features world class education to learn about every facet of the security industry. For more info on SIA Education@ISC click

Philippines’ Commission on Elections to face criminal charges for database breach

The Philippines’ National Privacy Commission (NPC) ruled that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should be held liable for the data breach at its voter database last March, according to a report by eGov Innovation. As part of the NPC’s decision, Comelec chairman J. Andres D. Bautista will face criminal charges for the negligence. In a ruling signed on December 28, 2016, the NPC emphasized Bautista’s “lack of appreciation” regarding of the notion that data protection is more than just the

DSI to hold symposium on advancing biometric and ID activity solutions

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) will hold its fourth annual Identity Management Symposium on April 18 to 19 at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The two-day event will give attendees the opportunity to contribute to discussions focused on advancing biometric and identity activity solutions. This year’s educational summit will inform attendees on the U.S. government’s current and prospective initiatives to integrate advanced identity and access management practices for greater defense and security. All attendees will have the

Gemalto study reveals security concerns over employee reuse of personal credentials

Gemalto released the results of its ‘Authentication and Identity Management Index’, which revealed that 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. Meanwhile, 68% said they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources, Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest worry to organizations. The report explores the growing trend of the enterprise and consumer realms merging closer

Versasec study forecasts IT security spending to increase significantly in 2017

Versasec has published a new study that reveals that IT executives in small- and medium-sized companies as well as larger enterprises believe that mobile, bring-your-own-devices, and cloud usage pose the biggest security challenges as they head into 2017. In the report, nearly 70% of respondents said their companies will spend at least 10% of their IT budgets on security in 2017. In fact, 15% of respondents said their budgets for IT security will account for more than 50% of their

STC partners with Falcon to increase security in Egypt

STC Group has partnered with Falcon, a Egyptian security service and equipment provider, to increase security in Egypt. Falcon and STC are planning new joint solutions for places of mass gathering, such as airports, stadiums, cultural facilities, tourism and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, with products like access control or border monitoring systems being created primarily for the MEA region. In a release, STC explained that it has already started developing products with Egyptian Arabic dialect support so teaming

Suprema recognized as key player in security industry

Biometrics and ID solutions firm Suprema has been recognized as one of the top 50 largest security companies in A&S’s 2016 Security 50 rankings. In this year’s rankings, Suprema moved up in its ranking from 34th to 31st with its 2015 annual revenue of US$52.1 million. Since 2011, Suprema has been ranked in Security 50 for 6 consecutive years and is the only dedicated biometrics company in 2016 rankings. Suprema ranked 6th in Access Control rankings after multi-nationals including Assa

Allevate demonstrating its hosted facial recognition service at UK Security Expo

Allevate and Facewatch have announced that Allevate’s Face-Searcher, a cloud-hosted face recognition service integrated with Facewatch’s online crime reporting system, will feature in the Securing Crowed Places Immersive Demonstrator at the UK Security Expo later this month in Olympia, London. The Immersive Demonstrator at UK Security Expo 2016 will be under the theme of ‘Securing Crowded Places’ and is being run in association with The Home Office JSaRC, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and other relevant

2FA progress uneven as password obsolescence approaches

Consumers use the same password for seven different accounts, on average, according to TeleSign’s Consumer Account Security Report 2016. The report, released Wednesday, shows that nearly half of consumers (46 percent) have turned on two-factor authentication (2FA), an 18 percent increase from the previous year. Amidst a year in which a record number of breaches have been reported, TeleSign surveyed 1,300 consumers, and found that almost a third of them consider their online life to be worth over $100,000, or