The Verizon Data Breach Report has reported a 29% increase in physical actions to breach security. Last week an interesting article was published on SF Gate about an ATM Repairman who was accused of loading an ATM with fake money for customers [Read Full Article here].
If you are in the IT Security Industry the Physical security experts can benefit from the report because it illustrates the rising number of Physical Actions that criminals are using to steal the data. The additional alarming result of the report shows that these Physical actions are also becoming more lucrative. Verizon summarizes the results in the quote below on page 41 of the report.
"The analysis of the 2010 case dataset has resulted in three noteworthy shifts in physical actions from data represented in previous reports. The first of these is that Physical actions are twice as prevalent in our current caseload, with one or more action types found in 29% of the combined caseload of Verizon and USSS. Incidents involving ATM and gas pump credit card skimmers represent the majority of physical actions."
The report also confirms what security experts in Hospitality, Banking and Retail already know. Their organizations are the target most often of the attacks that the criminals are carrying out to obtain that data.
Hope you have found the new IMS Research Blog that was launched last month prior to the great show in Los Angeles on the future of video analytics.
IMS Research has posted the content from the conference at the following location. The content is great. I met great people in the industry and the future is bright for the business intelligence video analytics can provide banks and retail organizations. Have fun reading!
Our very own Tim Frederick, Director of Research and Development, was interviewed by CBS News in San Francisco today about the use of facial surveillance in the identification of Osama Bin Laden. 3VR’s technology was cited as an example of how facial surveillance can be used to identify individuals at distance with good accuracy. If you want to find out more about 3VR please visit our website at 3VR.com
Loss Prevention professionals have enough challenges building cases against individuals and retail crime organizations. The loss prevention team need tools that are easy to use and make building cases against criminals easy. This is why 3VR has worked with leading retail technology vendor Micros to create an integration with their Micros XBR system. This integration allows loss prevention team members to instantly see video associated with transactions listed in their XBR based reports.
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