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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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SMC alumna receives Fulbright Grant to teach English in Mongolia

first_imgSaint Mary’s class of 2016 alumna Eleanor Jones was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship Tuesday. Jones, who majored in global studies during her time at the College, received the English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Grant in Mongolia.According to a College press release, Jones is one of 1,900 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2017-2018 school year through this program. She is also the ninth Saint Mary’s students to receive this scholarship since 1965.“I will be working at the Mongolian University of Life Sciences as an English Teaching Assistant,” Jones said in an email. “I still can’t believe that I received the grant.”According to the press release, Jones graduated manga cum laude in 2016. She received the Outstanding Senior Award from the Saint Mary’s Alumnae Association. During her time at Saint Mary’s, she led a food recovery program which donated unused food from the dining hall to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend and partnered with Dining Services to start a composting program.Jones said she worked closely with Dr. Laura Elder, the College’s Fulbright Advisor, to complete the application, which consists of a personal essay, a purpose of grant statement and academic transcripts.Jones said Saint Mary’s offered an abundance of intercultural experiences, which helped her on her path.“During my time at Saint Mary’s there were many opportunities to practice intercultural competency: the Intercultural Leadership Portfolio Program, my study abroad experience in South Africa, participation in the SUSI Program, working in the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership office, and, of course, my global studies coursework,” she said. “The experiences were what inspired me to apply for the Fulbright and, I believe, helped in my success in being awarded a grant.“I really appreciate all the professors who have supported me throughout my time at Saint Mary’s and their continued support after my graduation.”Jones said she has been in South Africa since August volunteering with the Open Arms Home for Children.“It has been a wonderful learning experience,” she said. “I feel so fortunate to be able to continue traveling and learning about new cultures through this Fulbright.” Tags: Eleanor Jones, fulbright grants, Mongolialast_img read more

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Joe Cole considering West Ham invitation

first_img Cole is currently working as an academy coach at Chelsea having set his sights on a career in the dugout after retiring from playing. Read Also:Joe Cole returns to Chelsea to join academy coaching staff But the 38-year-old has now been offered the chance to rejoin the club where he started his career to work under Moyes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Joe Cole is considering an invitation to join West Ham as part of David Moyes’ coaching team. Loading… Moyes has held talks with the former Hammers star as he looks to put together his backroom staff at the London Stadium.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone MoviesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?last_img read more

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The Latest: Argentine cyclist in UAE recovers from virus

first_img March 25, 2020 Federer underwent surgery on his right knee five weeks ago and hoped to return for grass-court tournaments in June. The men’s tennis tour has since shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.Federer says he and wife hope “others might join in supporting more families in need.”___The Spanish soccer federation has announced measures to help smaller clubs financially.The measures include a loan of 4 million euros ($4.3 million) to help pay the salaries of players and coaches. The initiative was conceived by executives at Brighton, which has committed to giving National Health Service workers 1,000 tickets for matches and has invited other clubs from the Premier League, English Football League, Scotland and Northern Ireland to join in.Bournemouth immediately followed suit, offering “a minimum of” 1,000 tickets.Brighton chief executive Paul Barber says “we feel this is a small way in which we can show our gratitude for those NHS staff on the front line who are fighting the battle on behalf of all of us and give them something to look forward to.”___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Bach says “we were in line with these developments” until World Health Organization leaders said Monday the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating.Bach and the International Olympic Committee faced mounting criticism from athletes last week for publicly supporting holding the Tokyo Games in July and August.Bach was asked on a conference call why the postponement decision came only after much of the world was in lockdown. He says “we could not see (government) measures being taken lasting until July.”___Premier League teams Brighton and Bournemouth have become the first clubs to sign up to a campaign to make 100,000 free soccer tickets available to medical workers on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak. The league says exceptions can be made only “for urgent economic reasons.”The league also says it’s too early to decide when matches can resume.___Major League Soccer has extended its moratorium on team training through April 3 and still wants players to stay in their team’s local market.MLS has targeted May 10 as a potential return date. Last Thursday, the New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct after confirmation that a backstretch worker who lived and worked at Belmont Park tested positive for COVID-19. The Belmont backstretch is home to 585 workers who tend to the daily care of more than 1,300 horses stabled on the property.The pandemic has affected other prep races for the Kentucky Derby, which itself was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. The Sunland Derby in New Mexico and Blue Grass and Lexington stakes in Kentucky have been canceled, along with the UAE Derby. The Arkansas Derby was pushed back from April 11 to May 2. For now, the Florida Derby on March 28 and Santa Anita Derby on April 4 are still scheduled.___NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at track at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. NASCAR was at Atlanta scheduled to race March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which instead was converted into a virtual iRacing event broadcast on Fox Sports 1 with 35 drivers. NASCAR has suspended its season through May 9 and will race at least five more iRaces, televised on Fox, during the stoppage.___ In a memo to the teams, Goodell said the restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel.The NFL has gotten some pushback for not postponing the draft scheduled for April 23-25 while the rest of the sports world is largely shut down. The league is developing a new format because it has scrapped the public events set for Las Vegas. ___The Belgian soccer league says clubs should not apply for temporary layoffs for their players despite matches remaining suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.The league asked clubs not to burden the government’s temporary unemployment scheme for employees forced out of work because of the lockdown measures implemented in Belgium. Murphy says he’s got a mask, gloves and wipes for his cross-country flight, which comes at a time when much of the world is locked down.___The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better.Dr. Winne Meeuwisse says the virus “really just entering the rapid acceleration phase” in North America. That makes it unclear when hockey might resume.He says the league is thankful only two players have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and its hopeful weeks of isolation will prevent more from contracting the virus. Players and staff have been told to self-quarantine until at least April 4. Richeze wrote on Instagram that two tests for COVID-19 had come back negative and he was discharged Wednesday.That status of Richeze’s teammate, Fernando Gaviria, remains unknown after he also tested positive for the virus. Two staff members for UAE Team Emirates also tested positive, and the entire team remains in voluntary quarantine.The second edition of the UAE Tour, a major early season stage race, was canceled with two stages left. Riders and support staff for all 22 teams were isolated, though nearly all of them now have been cleared to leave the country.___The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week.center_img Team training facilities may be used only for physical therapy purposes at the direction of the team’s medical staff.___Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, say they have donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.02 million) “for the most vulnerable families” in Switzerland.Federer writes on his social media accounts that “these are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind.”The announcement was the first post on his Twitter and Instagram accounts in more than three weeks. Associated Press That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April.The club’s statement Wednesday says that postponing the two-week grass-court tournament would not come “without significant risk and difficulty” because of the surface.Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon hasn’t been canceled since World War II.___ The Latest: Argentine cyclist in UAE recovers from virus There is no timeline for when players might be able to start working out in small groups or report to team training facilities. Meeuwisse says the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and Canada will determine when that might be possible.Varying recommendations and lockdown regulations across the league’s 31 markets could impact how the NHL proceeds. Meeuwisse and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are still unsure whether fans would be allowed in for potential games when they resume.___Aqueduct has extended the suspension of live horse racing through at least April 5 because of the impact of the new coronavirus in New York.As a result, the $750,000 Wood Memorial has been postponed. No make-up date has been determined yet for the major Kentucky Derby prep that was to be run on April 4. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Argentine cyclist Max Richeze has been released from a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, where the UAE Team Emirates rider spent 18 days after testing positive for the coronavirus following the cancellation of the UAE Tour. Now that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for up to a year because of the coronavirus outbreak, world-class athletes have plenty of free time.American swimming star Ryan Murphy, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, is planning to fly home to Jacksonville, Florida,from his training base at Cal-Berkeley.“I haven’t been home in a year and half,” the 24-year-old Murphy told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “It’s been forever. That’s the silver lining to all the madness. My parents are home and I suddenly get to spend a lot more time with them. I’m looking forward to it.”Murphy’s coach Dave Durden, one of the head coaches for the U.S. team in Tokyo, essentially wrapped up the season after Tuesday’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee. He met with his each of his swimmers and told them to take a few weeks off.“That’s closure for now,” Murphy said. “We’re taking a step back and trying to create a plan and refocusing toward 2021.” The loan will be available to clubs from the third and fourth divisions, and futsal clubs. It can be paid back without interest over two seasons.The federation also says it will negotiate a credit line for teams in the first and second division.Federation president Luis Rubiales says the federation’s doctors will be made available to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, and the national team’s hotel can be used as a hospital if necessary.___IOC president Thomas Bach says government guidelines imposing restrictions on daily life only into next month and even President Donald Trump’s target of the “middle of April” to lift them are among the reasons why he waited so long to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.last_img read more

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Syracuse defense preps for another tough task in high-powered Duke

first_imgSyracuse, and more specifically its coaching staff, has lauded its strong zone defense all season. The aggressive backer zone blitzes its opponents, leading to many fouls for the Orange, but it also leads to turnovers and frustration. It’s averaging almost two more caused turnovers than last year and its 8.7 mark ranks in the top 40 nationally.Up against Notre Dame last Sunday, Syracuse faced one of the nation’s best teams after losing three of its previous five. Cortney Fortunato and Rachel Sexton were both top five scorers in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But SU limited the dynamic duo to just one combined goal in the win.SU has a similar challenge coming up this weekend. Duke’s Kyra Harney and Kelci Smesko are also top five scorers in the conference. No. 4 Syracuse’s (9-3, 2-1 ACC) defense will have to once again stop a strong two-headed monster if it hopes to stretch its winning streak to three in Sunday’s game against the No. 13 Blue Devils (8-4, 3-0) in the Carrier Dome at noon.“We haven’t finalized what we’re gonna do yet, but we’ve got some good ideas. It may be a similar concept to what we did against Notre Dame,” head coach Gary Gait said.But Duke presents another dimension that the Fighting Irish didn’t. Namely, it takes care of the ball and capitalizes on its chances. The Blue Devils commit the fewest turnovers out of any of the ACC teams (11.4) while also having the best shooting percentage in the conference (49.1).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the season, defender Haley McDonnell said the Orange defense was confident enough to not have to change its strategy or its style of play for any opponent. But if SU commits too many fouls, and subsequently gives up free positions, Duke will capitalize. And an early lead would favor the Blue Devils because then Syracuse would be forced to try and create turnovers.When SU tweaked its defense to take away Fortuanto and Sexton, it came at a price. The Orange forced just six turnovers, its third lowest total of the season. And an Allie Murray save with 15 seconds left also saved SU’s win.Syracuse’s best bet to play tight defense will be to play outstanding offense. That’s what SU did in Tuesday’s win against UConn. After a back-and-forth start, SU scored eight goals in the final 12:17 of the first half when the ball stayed near Connecticut’s goal for most of the run.It’ll be important for the SU offense to capitalize on its scoring opportunities. In a game against a team that makes very few mistakes, SU will have to ensure that it doesn’t miss on its own chances.The Orange has a chance to get rolling after an up-and-down stretch in which it lost three of five. And it’ll have to overcome Duke’s efficient style of play to do so. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 31, 2016 at 12:30 am Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

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