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TSA Announces Leadership Selections In OS, LE/FAMS And SO (ACI-NA, Jun 23, 2020)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advised ACI-NA of Leadership Selections in Operations Support (OS), Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS) and Security Operations (SO). It is my pleasure to announce the following leadership selections:
 

The Industries Most Vulnerable To Cyberattacks—and Why (Wall Street Journal, Jun 23, 2020)
A survey of corporate technology officers reveals that while many companies are worried about all sorts of threats, they also don’t feel they’re prepared to defend against them
 

Companies Battle Cybersecurity Risks of Having More Remote Workers (Wall Street Journal, Jun 23, 2020)
Hackers see working-from-home employees as weak points into company networks. Here’s what businesses are doing to shore up their defenses.
 

Google Faces Employee Petition To End Tech Sales To Police (Reuters, Jun 23, 2020)
More than 1,600 workers at Alphabet Inc are petitioning its Google unit to stop selling email and other services to police departments, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.
 

High Court Ruling On Police Use Of Facial Recognition Challenged By Liberty (NS Tech , Jun 23, 2020)
A High Court ruling that the South Wales Police’s use of facial recognition technology is lawful is being challenged today in the Court of Appeal by human rights group Liberty. The organisation is arguing that the technology breaches human rights laws and is discriminatory.
 

Facial Recognition Systems Security (Forbes, Jun 23, 2020)
Facial recognition systems can be considered a controversial technology. On the one hand, this technology affects people’s privacy. On the other hand, it assists in preventing or detecting violence. And now, in light of the global pandemic, it helps to deter the spread of coronavirus.
 

Civil Rights Watchdog Raises Constitutional Issues With Plan To Use Facial Recognition On Travelers (Hawaii Public Radio , Jun 23, 2020)
The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to state officials on Monday saying the group has serious privacy and civil rights concerns over the planned use of facial recognition in state airports.
 

Amazon Creating $2B Internal Venture Capital Fund Focused On Green Tech (The Hill, Jun 23, 2020)
Amazon is launching a $2 billion internal venture capital fund focused on reducing the impact of climate change. The Climate Pledge, announced by the company Tuesday, will be used to invest in several industries, including transportation, energy generation, battery storage, manufacturing and food and agriculture.
 

Liberties Union Sues New York Schools Over Facial Recognition (Gov Tech, Jun 23, 2020)
The New York Civil Liberties Union, which has consistently opposed the system since it was first proposed, sued the Education Department in State Supreme Court in an effort to overturn the approval for the system.


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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to Deploy Iris ID Technology (Security Today, Jun 23, 2020)
Today announced it will provide its biometric recognition technology to the County of Los Angeles to make its prisoner release process safer, more accurate and efficient. Iris ID’s OU7S-AK camera module will be part of 163 Livescan stations in 114 law enforcement locations throughout the county.
 

BIO-key Extends Deployment of Biometric Authentication Solution to a West Coast State; Securing Access to Centralized Voter Registration Database (BIO-key, Jun 23, 2020)
Today announced its selection by a West Coast State Election Office to deploy BIO-key’s authentication solution for secure statewide access to the its voter registration database. BIO-key’s solution combines its core biometric software engine, WEB-key along with its PIV-Pro FIPS compliant fingerprint scanners to address the state’s requirements for a multi-factor authentication solution. The contract builds upon earlier BIO-key deployments in Florida and other states currently evaluating its election security solution.
 

LIVETOUCH Flipcase: The Versatile FAP 60 Scanner For Identity Checks In The Field. (LIVETOUCH Flipcase, Jun 23, 2020)
Start the day with a strong cup of coffee or have a break in the afternoon and let us inform you about how our products address the requirements for mobile identity checks. Sounds good? We think so too!

 

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