SMART Security Solutions Magazine

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Research labs secured with STid Mobile ID
When NTT opened its research centre in Silicon Valley, it was looking for a high-security expert capable of protecting the company’s sensitive data. STid readers and mobile ID solutions formed part of the solution.


Cloud-based access for finance
Experience a new level of secure access control with NOKEY, tailored for banking environments, ATM cubicles, and safeguarded spaces. The cloud-based system offers effortless administration, control, and access management.


PSiRA Introduces the printing of certificates as an interim measure
[Sponsored Content] The introduction of digital certificates was welcomed by the security industry; however, it also led to the exploitation of unsuspecting clients by third parties who print certificates at exorbitant fees.


Cloud-based access control systems
Technews Publishing, Salto Systems Africa, Access Control & Identity Management

Cloud-based access control systems are finding greater acceptance in international organisations than in SA; SMART Security Solutions asked SALTO Systems for its take on the benefits of cloud.
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An introduction to NIST FRVT
HID Global, Access Control & Identity Management

NIST’s Face Recognition Vendor Test is the most respected industry benchmark for companies building and using face recognition technology, and its benefit for the industry is undeniable.
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Is voice biometrics in banking secure enough?
Access Control & Identity Management, AI & Data Analytics

As incidents of banking fraud grow exponentially and become increasingly sophisticated, it is time to question whether voice banking is a safe option for consumers.
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Spate of Joburg fires calls for proactive fire-safety planning
Fire & Safety

The incident of fire that occurred recently in Johannesburg's Central Business District (CBD) has brought to light the criticality of performance-based fire safety systems. It is imperative to design safety systems that are efficient and effective in managing such unforeseen events.
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Zero Trust and user fatigue
Access Control & Identity Management, Information Security

Paul Meyer, Security Solutions Executive, iOCO OpenText, says implementing Zero Trust and enforcing it can create user fatigue, which only leads to carelessness and a couldn’t care attitude.
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Defending against SIM swap fraud
Access Control & Identity Management

Mobile networks must not be complacent about SIM swap fraud, and they need to prioritise the protection of customers, according to Gur Geva, Founder and CEO of iiDENTIFii.
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Milestone Systems joins CVE programme
Milestone Systems, News & Events, Information Security

Milestone Systems has partnered with the Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) Programme as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA), to assist the programme to find, describe, and catalogue known cybersecurity issues.
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International access manufacturer sets up shop in SA
Technews Publishing, Access Control & Identity Management, News & Events, Products & Solutions

The South African security market can always use some good news, and this year, STid has obliged by formally entering the South African market, setting up its main office in the Boomgate Experience Centre in Roodepoort, Johannesburg.
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Africa Online Safety Platform launched in SA
Training & Education, News & Events

Impact Amplifier, with the financial support of, launched its African Online Safety Platform (AOSP), a platform providing a rich repository of research, education content, funding opportunities and ways to seek help after an online crime.
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Eliminate privacy concerns and enhance security
Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management, IoT & Automation

Suprema’s Template on Mobile enables secure access to corporate facilities and assets using facial recognition biometric devices, while protecting users’ privacy.
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What you can expect from digital identity in 2024
Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management

As biometric identity becomes a central tenet in secure access to finance, government, telecommunications, healthcare services and more, 2024 is expected to be a year where biometrics evolve and important regulatory conversations occur.
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Eleven percent of companies in SA suffered malicious actions by staff
Information Security, News & Events

Cyber incidents caused by the human factor are usually attributed to occasional employee errors, but a more important element often overlooked is deliberate malicious behaviour by staff.
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Five common misconceptions about biometric access control
Access Control & Identity Management

For a topic that is so frequently a source of debate in the access control field, it is surprising how many myths about biometrics persist. CDVI looks at some of the most common misconceptions.
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Exclusive Networks Africa partners with HCLSoftware
News & Events, Information Security

Exclusive Networks Africa has secured an agreement with HCLSoftware, the software business division of HCLTech, which will see the cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure add the HCLBigFix endpoint management platform to its existing cybersecurity offering.
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Vumacam and NAVIC enhance SafeCity initiative
Integrated Solutions, Risk Management & Resilience

Vumacam and NAVIC, two of South Africa's most respected surveillance technology and vehicle intelligence providers, are proud to announce an alliance that will greatly expand the coverage and impact of the SafeCity initiative across the country.
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Cyberattacks the #1 cause of business outages
Editor's Choice, Information Security, Infrastructure

The latest survey by Veeam Software shows that 92% of organizations will increase their spending on data protection by 2024 to achieve cyber resilience due to continued threats of ransomware and cyberattacks.
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South African Keiron PRO laser target system
News & Events, Training & Education

Jacstech, based in Cape Town, South Africa, has been appointed to supply a complete Keiron PRO laser training system to the SIRT Academy. The SIRT Academy is a firearms and tactics training facility in Perugia, Italy.
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Dark web market trends
Information Security

Kaspersky anticipates new challenges in 2024, including a heightened presence of crypto-drainer services, increased promotion of fraudulent websites through search advertising, and a rise in malicious 'loaders'.
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Creating a cybersecurity strategy in a world where threats never sleep
Information Security, Infrastructure

[Sponsored Content] The boom of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the chaos that surrounded the sudden shift to work-from-home models in 2020 kick-started the age of cybercrime. In that period, incidents rose by 600%, affecting every industry and showing no signs of slowing down.
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Gallagher Security’s achieves SOC2 Type 2 recertification
Gallagher, News & Events, Integrated Solutions, Infrastructure

Gallagher has achieved System and Organization Controls (SOC2 Type 2) recertification after a fresh audit of the cloud-hosted services of its integrated security solution, Command Centre. The recertification was achieved on 21 December 2023.
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Different fences for different farmers
Gallagher, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Agriculture (Industry)

Far beyond the simple delineation of boundaries, fencing serves as a dynamic solution to address various needs, from ensuring the security of farms and protecting livestock to defining property lines and enhancing aesthetic appeal.
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Solar: renting vs. buying
Power Management

Understanding the differences between owning and renting a solar system becomes essential as we navigate the landscape where cost-saving and uninterrupted power supply meet environmental consciousness.
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Enhanced cellular connectivity is critical for farm safety
Infrastructure, Agriculture (Industry)

In South Africa, the safety of our rural communities, particularly on farms, is a pressing concern. Nearly 32% of South Africa’s 60 million people live in these areas, where security challenges are constantly in the spotlight.
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The song remains the same
Sophos, Information Security

Sophos report found that telemetry logs were missing in nearly 42% of the attack cases studied. In 82% of these cases, cybercriminals disabled or wiped out the telemetry to hide their tracks.
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Revolutionise your security with integrated solutions
Secutel Technologies, Products & Solutions, Surveillance

By merging the capabilities of SecuVue and Secutraq, Secutel has forged a robust system empowering users to fine-tune analytics and harness facial recognition, pose detection, and XFS, among other features.
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Stafix focuses on local manufacturing
Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection

Stafix Security Centres is a South African-owned company committed to providing customers with a choice of quality imported and locally manufactured products that meet the needs of the electronic security market.
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Upgrading security at lifestyle estate
Turnstar Systems, Access Control & Identity Management

Lifestyle estates are often located in out-of-town settings, and living away from the hustle and bustle of the city can be conducive to a relaxing lifestyle. However, it requires a high level of security to keep residents secure.
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Securing easy access
Suprema, neaMetrics, Access Control & Identity Management

Securing access to hospitals and healthcare institutions presents a unique set of challenges, because these facilities operate 24/7, have highly ‘open’ access in public areas and require a strict level of security.
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Lock down your access control with Alcatraz AI
C3 Shared Services, Healthcare (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management, AI & Data Analytics

Alcatraz AI, represented in South Africa by C3 Shared Services, changes access control by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and analytics at the edge, where facial recognition becomes the essential credential autonomously.
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Global strength, local craft
Impro Technologies, Editor's Choice

Impro Technologies is a resounding success story. Started in South Africa, the company remains true to its roots and still designs and manufactures its access control systems and solutions in the country.
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Protecting organisations against fraud losses caused by ghost employees
Risk Management & Resilience

Several key South African organisations are potentially incurring significant losses due to 'ghosts’; ghost employees who exist on paper within business or government departments, but not in real life.
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South Africa shows a 1200% increase in deepfake fraud
News & Events, Risk Management & Resilience

Sumsub released its third annual Identity Fraud Report of the year, analysing identity fraud across industries and regions based on millions of verification checks across 28 industries and over 2 million fraud cases.
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Effective access control
Flow Systems, Access Control & Identity Management, Products & Solutions

Flow Systems has introduced its new Extra Heavy Duty Industrial Rising Vehicle Barrier, which provides a high level of protection. It is a traditional-looking control barrier with the benefits of high-level physical protection.
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Different types of fires
Fire & Safety

Fire is a powerful force of nature; according to SafeQuip, a distributor of fire-related equipment; understanding the different types of fires and how to combat them is essential for safety and protection.
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New T&A terminal features revolutionary AI technology
Suprema, News & Events, Access Control & Identity Management, AI & Data Analytics

Suprema has launched BioStation 2a, the world’s first deep learning-based fingerprint recognition solution, providing powerful access control features and an improved ability to extract templates from low-quality fingerprints.
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