Verizon published its annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The report contains the combined expertise of 19 organizations from around the globe. Looking back at 2013, the report notes that cyber espionage is growing rapidly. Government agencies are most frequently attacked. Organizations in the Public sector accounted for three quarters of the more than 63,400 security incidents reported worldwide.
Airbus Defence and Space has deployed a vehicle mounted CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) solution as part of the Singapore Safe City Test Bed. It increases the Situational Awareness of government agencies by having flexible access to specific areas and persons of interest associated to crime. The solution provides a rapidly deployable asset which can provide valuable intelligence to support a wide range of tactical or strategic operational events. The videos recorded from the vehicle are submitted in real time due to the innovative high-speed radio standard LTE (Long Term Evolution).
“State of Surveillance” examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools.
Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime. But privacy advocates warn that expanded databases could become dragnets that are increasingly populated with information about law-abiding citizens.
Zebra Technologies and Motorola Solutions reached an agreement on transferring Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business unit to become part of Zebra. Zebra pays US$ 3.5 billion in cash, partly covered by new loans. After the sale, Motorola Solutions will continue with its core government and public safety business. It will also retain its iDEN communication products, currently part of its enterprise business.
DCGS-A is the United States Army’s common system for gathering, analyzing and sharing intelligence information from different echelons. It is capable of providing planning and direction, collection, processing/exploitation, analysis, prediction and production, battlespace awareness data dissemination, and relay capabilities. The system is able to integrate 600 sources of information. The system is now equipped with new tools provided by GIS market leader Esri.