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Simplifying Surveillance in the Age of More

first_imgWhy an integrated, enterprise approach to IoT surveillance is the way forwardMore cameras, more sensors, more intelligence―today’s advanced video surveillance systems do more than ever before to protect people and property, with applications far beyond perimeter monitoring and access control.However, as a recent IDC white paper points out, putting new surveillance technologies to work quickly gets complex. More devices, more data, and more connections mean more potential security risk and more integration and management challenges.With widespread digitization, surveillance moves from what was once an essentially self-contained function to one that spans the larger enterprise IT/IoT environment―with implications for infrastructure, security, data management, analytics, operations, software development, and workplace tools.More “things”In many ways, video surveillance via the first IP (Internet Protocol) cameras in the mid-90s was the original IoT use case, where digital cameras collected and centralized information about the physical world. Fast-forward twenty plus years to today. The ecosystem of digital IP cameras has extended outward to a web of interconnected “things” in surveillance, including not only more advanced imaging sensors but also other types of IoT sensors capable of detecting and digitizing information about the physical environment ranging from chemical signatures to temperature to pressure to sound to vibration. The growth of this market is continuing its upwards trajectory. By 2021, IDC predicts that annual shipments of fixed IP/network surveillance cameras will exceed 130 million and mobile surveillance cameras (e.g.,  drones, vehicles, body wear) will top 73 million.A more complete pictureThe ability to combine digital video data with other IoT-sensor surveillance data as well as with other data sources (e.g., employee records, building schematics, campus maps) and powerful analytics (e.g., telemetry, facial recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence) enables a new kind of computer vision. Security officers gain a more immediate, complete, and accurate picture of situations as they unfold. The likelihood of useful machine-recommended responses grows. And investigators gain digital search and analysis tools that make inquiries into past incidents much faster and easier.More data One of the biggest challenges is storing, aggregating, analyzing, and protecting the massive amounts of data generated by a greater number of cameras with higher resolution, multiple modalities, and additional IoT sensors. Security departments are turning to IT organizations for expertise in how best to meet the demands of compute performance, storage, and backend analytics as well as with how to comply with the longer retention periods being set by regulatory bodies and institutional policies. New storage technologies and tiered storage approaches are needed to achieve efficiency and resiliency. And many enterprises are looking to hybrid or private cloud storage, especially for archiving video data, for the flexibility and scalability it offers.More vulnerabilitiesEach IP camera and IoT device in the surveillance network is a potential attack vector, making advanced security methods critical—from software-defined network micro-segmentation to edge compute security to over-the-air updates.More complexities, more opportunitiesThe buildout of advanced surveillance systems presents significant challenges in terms of hardware, software and network integration, deployment and onboarding of new devices over time, and ongoing management. But rather than addressing these challenges at the solution or even application level, organizations should tackle these challenges using a broader enterprise-wide lens—more specifically, by looking at how the solution can be leveraged to help drive future growth and transformation, including:Digital transformation: Determine how surveillance data and other enterprise and external data can be leveraged with advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI not just to address safety and security objectives but also to advance other objectives in areas such as product quality, customer experience, and market differentiation.IT/OT transformation: Achieve new agility and efficiencies through architectural and operational alignment of IT and OT investments.Workforce transformation: Address changes in roles and responsibilities and provide the right type of display and dashboard tools.Security transformation: Take a more proactive, built-in software-defined approach to secure enterprise data and systems to better handle the increased number of threat vectors.A more open, holistic, and integrated approach―from camera to core to cloudAccording to IDC, the best approach to deploying advanced surveillance systems and integrating them into the greater IT environment is with an open, integrated, and holistic platform.As the number one global infrastructure provider for surveillance solutions today, Dell Technologies has done just that with our new Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance platform. IoT Solution for Surveillance is an end-to-end surveillance platform built on Dell and Intel® technologies―with the customer’s choice of devices, software, and analytics―all validated in one of our three global Surveillance Validation Labs. The open architecture includes designed-in security and scalability that reduces risk, cost, and complexity while providing the flexibility to adapt to future innovations and needs.Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance combined with our expert strategic consulting services and backed by the Dell EMC Global Services and Support team equips organizations with the right solutions, skill sets, and services needed to meet their surveillance needs today while preparing for what’s coming tomorrow. If we can be sure of one thing, there will always be more.For more information, visit: read more

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German spy agency doubts US ‘China lab’ coronavirus accusations: Report

first_imgA German intelligence report casts doubts on US allegations that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory and says the accusations are an attempt to divert attention from US failure to rein in the disease, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was “a significant amount of evidence” that the coronavirus had emerged from a Chinese laboratory, but did not dispute US intelligence agencies’ conclusion that it was not man-made.Spiegel said Germany’s BND spy agency had asked members of the US-led “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance for evidence to support the accusation. None of the alliance’s members, the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, wanted to support Pompeo’s claim, it said. An intelligence report prepared for German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer concluded that the US accusations were a deliberate attempt to divert public attention away from President Donald Trump’s “own failures”.A German government spokesman was not immediately available for comment.Trump has said he has evidence the virus could have originated in a Chinese lab, but he has declined to elaborate.US deaths from the coronavirus exceeded 75,000 on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with mixed messages from the White House and state governments on how to slow the rate of infection.Deaths in the United States, the epicenter of the pandemic, have averaged 2,000 a day since mid-April.  Topics :last_img read more

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I am behind Ronaldo injury problems, claims Kwaku Bonsam

first_imgA Ghanaian has said that he has provoked the Portugal star to be spiritually wounded before the World Cup and will prevent him from facing the Black Stars.A traditional priest from Ghana has said that he is behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury problems, which “can never be cured by any medic”.The Real Madrid and Portugal star is suffering from tendonitis and is set to miss out on his country’s pre-World Cup friendlies against Mexico and Ireland, though Nana Kwaku Bonsam, who describes himself as a traditional priest, has claimed responsibility for the Ballon d’Or winner’s plight, which he has claimed to be “spiritual”.“I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him,” the witchdoctor told Ghanaian radio station Angel FM.“I am very serious about it. Last week, I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called ‘Kahwiri Kapam’.“I said it four months ago that I will work on Cristiano Ronaldo and rule him out of the World Cup or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana and the best thing I can do is to keep him out though injury. “This injury can never be cured by any medic, they can never see what is causing the injury because it is spiritual. Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is thigh, next day it is something else.”Ghana are due to play Portugal on June 26 in Brasilia, in what will be their final match of Group G, which also includes Germany and USA.last_img read more

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