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AnyVision OnPatrol: A tactical surveillance mobile app for law enforcement and military personnel

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AnyVision announced the availability of OnPatrol, a tactical surveillance mobile application that protects law enforcement and military personnel by recognizing persons of interest and alerting officers in real-time via their mobile device (e.g., phone or bodycam).

“Public trust in the safety and security provided by law enforcement agencies is of paramount importance. AnyVision OnPatrol can help de-escalate potential threats and prevent physical harm by identifying criminals and dangerous individuals in real-time through our Recognition AI technology,” said Dieter Joecker, AnyVision’s CTO. “It is designed specifically to recognize and check individual faces against a designated watchlist — even when people are in motion, captured in poor lighting, or partially obscured by surrounding people.”

This type of watchlist alerting stands in stark contrast to other facial recognition solutions, which leverage neural networks to compare photos at a crime scene against a massive database of pictures to find possible matches. Instead, OnPatrol identifies only persons of interest that have already been flagged as a dangerous or missing person, protecting the privacy of bystanders.

The timing of the release dovetails with the recent announcement by the U.S. Justice Department that the Bureau of Justice Assistance is releasing $7.65 million USD in a competitive microgrant grant solicitation that will fund body-worn cameras to any law enforcement department with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, rural agencies (those agencies within non-urban or non-metro counties), and federally-recognized tribal agencies.

Some of OnPatrol’s key benefits include:

  • Police protection: Improve police safety, situational awareness, and community service by allowing officers to assess the threat level of people around them in either 1:1 encounters or in group environments.
  • Low- or no-bandwidth environments: Whether underground or in remote areas, OnPatrol can still provide security alerts in real-time if a person of interest is identified from the body camera or camera glasses. Thanks to edge computing, the entire video analytics process happens offline within the officer’s body camera…

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Hillicon Valley: Russian hacking group believed to be behind Kaseya attack goes offline | DHS funding package pours millions into migrant surveillance

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Websites used by the cyber criminal group known as REvil went dark Tuesday, just over a week after the group was linked by cybersecurity experts to the ransomware attack on software company Kaseya. While it is unknown why the websites went dark, President Biden last week urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to take further steps against hackers based in his country, and hinted to reporters that the U.S. had the option of disrupting the hackers’ servers.

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the annual Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, approving a proposal that included millions to pay for technologies that surveil immigrants.

SUSPICIOUS TIMING FOR A HOLIDAY: Websites on the dark web used by a criminal hacking group believed to be behind the recent massive ransomware attack on software company Kaseya went offline Tuesday.

The hacking group, REvil, is believed to be based in Russia, and has been linked by the FBI to the ransomware attack in May on JBS USA, the nation’s largest beef producer. The more recent attack on Kaseya impacted up to 1,500 companies, many of them small businesses.

According to The New York Times, the websites on the dark web used by REvil to negotiate payment with victims and lists of companies it had targeted went dark early on Tuesday morning.

John Hultquist, the vice president of Analysis at cybersecurity group FireEye’s Mandiant Threat Intelligence, confirmed the takedown, saying in a statement provided to The Hill Tuesday that “at the time of analysis…

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‘Ransomware attack’ on surveillance firm, hackers demand Rs 2.19 crore for release of confidential data

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A Mumbai-based electronic surveillance start-up recently fell victim to an alleged ransomware attack.

Police said the company’s confidential surveillance data, which was in their computer system, had been hacked and encrypted, and that the hackers were demanding Rs 2.19 crore for its release. The hackers had also threatened to sell the data on the black market if the company did not pay up, police added.

The company has lodged a complaint at Rabale MIDC police station, on the basis of which an FIR has been filed and probe is on.

According to the FIR, the company has a office in Navi Mumbai and, at present, due to Covid-19 lockdown, staff is working from home.

On May 17, around noon, the complainant, a staffer with the company, received a call from the firm’s IT engineer stating that something was wrong with the server system and data had been encrypted and was inaccessible, the FIR states.

“We have registered an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and IT Act for extortion and hacking. It looks like the company’s server was hacked from outside the country and our probe is on to get the internet protocol address,” a police officer said.

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California Transportation Agency mobile surveillance for entire bus fleet | 2021-05-04

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California Transportation Agency mobile surveillance for entire bus fleet | 2021-05-04 | Security Magazine




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