Posts Categorized: Nov/Dec 2020

Sniffing out trouble

Mark Rutherford reports on the growing importance of explosives detection dogs in airport security We tend to assume that technological advancement is always the way forward; just the thing to keep us happier, healthier and safer. When considering the aviation security space, are advancements in scanning tech, facial recognition software and the wider internet of… Read more »

Smart skies

Matthew Borie investigates the growing Importance of AI in aviation security The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), principally machine-learning techniques, has grown exponentially over the last decade and it now touches almost every part of our lives. In every sector of every industry, businesses are constantly searching for new ways to improve efficiency and scalability… Read more »

Face facts

Tim Noest explains how facial recognition technology has finally come of age After several false dawns, facial recognition technology is finally ready for widespread, scalable deployment across a broad range of scenarios, including the challenges raised by COVID-19 face covering requirements.While facial recognition may feel like a relatively recent development, it has actually been around… Read more »

Identify yourself

Dr Clive Summerfield reports on the importance of securing customer services and facilitating online education Before the internet, most customer service was delivered face to face. You went to the store and spoke to the shopkeeper one-on-one. Yes, for high-risk transactions such as banking and high-value credit card payments you needed to sign to authorise… Read more »

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Carl Trotzig, explores what can be done to ensure a sustainable future for the security industry Recent events, global uncertainty and heightened scrutiny has caused many organisations to examine their core values, bringing sustainable practices to the top of the priority list. Alongside conversations about ways of working and health and safety procedures, companies are… Read more »

Unknown territory

Carolyn Crandall explains what CISOs can do to stay ahead of the game when it comes to cyber security Cybersecurity has traditionally been a discipline of prevention. Like sentries charged with defending their castle, a chief information security officer (CISO) will deploy the best possible defensive measures to protect against cyber attackers. The castle has… Read more »

Growing use of holograms

Dr Paul Dunn explains how innovation hastens closer digital interaction of security and brand protection holographic devices Innovative developments in materials and advanced processes, together with a desire to seek out new applications, ensure commercial holography continues to feature in the frontline fight against counterfeiting, identity theft and brand piracy. Indeed, it’s the technology’s capacity… Read more »