Category: Security Hardware and Technology

The tools of the security trade are advancing at an extraordinary pace. We take a look at the latest security hardware and software, from malware and cyberattack detection to cameras to motion sensors. These articles will help you determine what gadgets may be best for your security strategy—and what will fit your budget.

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Evolving Cyberthreats Require Advanced Security Defenses

Threat actors are not only increasing the frequency of their cyberattacks, they are constantly working to evolve their techniques to capitalize on unsuspecting end users and unpatched software alike. A recent study conducted by Oracle asked policy makers, C-Suite executives about their insights regarding cyberthreats, and their opinions on how to address them.

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Taking a Softer Approach to Security in the Smart Cities of the Future

There is currently a lot of hype about the “smart cities” concept, and communities and governments around the world are jumping onto the bandwagon. While most of the focus is on eliminating inefficiencies in a variety of infrastructure systems–from transportation to utilities and beyond—the reality is a “smart city” should equate to a “safe city.”

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Security Cameras Capture Cable Company Employee Stealing Customer’s Canine

No one really likes dealing with their cable and internet provider, as a phone call for a simple service request usually entails automated menus, redirected calls, and when you finally get someone on the line, a hard sales pitch to expand your service package. However, one rather enterprising Spectrum employee in Riverside, California took it […]

Deploying Wireless Backhaul Links for Security: It’s Easier Than You Might Think

With the cost of IP-based surveillance cameras, access controllers, and other security devices continuing to fall, there is a lot of interest in deploying such equipment pervasively. The challenge in such applications, however, is wiring. Often, cameras and other devices need to be placed in areas where electrical power is readily available, but network connectivity […]