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June 2019 | COVER STORY

Ninety percent of people are familiar with voice-enabled products and devices, and 72 percent of those had a voice assistant, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Individuals—especially younger consumers and those who live in households with children—are adopting voice technology at an unprecedented rate, and the security industry is beginning to follow suit.

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How Biometrics Complement GDPR Regulations

Privacy has become a worldwide concern as citizens worry about the safety of personal information stored in databases owned and controlled by private and public organizations. Recent database hacks that compromised personal information about millions of people have only heightened that anxiety. Names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, passwords, and other sensitive information are sold on the Internet. Many people have lost faith in the way their data is collected and protected.
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The Critical Role of the Intelligent SOC

As threat vectors continue to increase in complexity and severity, the volume of data needed to be analyzed grows at an exponential rate. Tasked with implementing comprehensive risk identification, mitigation, and response plans to secure the enterprise, security practitioners must sort through data to identify actionable intelligence—while resources to manage, analyze, and react to it become more constrained. How to effectively and efficiently manage and examine all the data available has become a mission-critical task for today’s security leaders.

Dispensable for Dispensaries

Opening a new retail store is an exciting prospect for any business owner—especially in the emerging cannabis market where customers are eager to purchase safe, legal product, while enjoying an in-store shopping experience. Video surveillance is one technology that’s a must-have for retail dispensaries. Not only is it mandated in many jurisdictions, including all U.S. states where recreational cannabis can be legally sold, it’s also critical to ensuring the security of employees, customers, and merchandise.

Non-Profit Adopts Intrusion Detection Solution

Community Active Protection (CAP) was founded as a non-profit organization in 2006 in response to the high levels of crime in Johannesburg. CAP has taken a proactive approach to crime prevention, recruiting highly capable teams to patrol streets and motivating citizens to report suspicious activity to CAP’s Command Center, a state-of-the-art control room that fields all calls and dispatches CAP Tactical Units. The CAP initiative has proven extremely effective, reducing crime in monitored areas by a reported 80 to 90 percent.