Law Enforcement | First Responders
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) in 2017 provided training to 3,241 first responders across its network on the company's safety train, a rolling learning lab that helps communities prepare for and safely respond to potential rail incidents.
The safety train visited 23 communities across 14 states during its 2017 tour, providing free training to firefighters, law enforcement, emergency management personnel, and other first responders.
The Norfolk Southern hazmat safety train is like a rolling classroom, delivering hands-on training directly to emergency responders.
"Safety is ingrained in all things at Norfolk Southern, but emergency response preparedness is something that stands apart," said John Irwin, assistant vice president safety and environmental. "I want to thank all of the emergency responders across our system who took advantage of this opportunity over the past year to experience the hands-on training on our hazmat safety train."
During the safety train's final stop of the year, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina, firefighters participated in advanced tank car training on possible incidents involving the transport of hazardous materials. Norfolk Southern started the tour in March in Hagerstown, Maryland, and along the way provided training to first responders in Cresson, King of Prussia, and Allentown in Pennsylvania; Newark, Delaware.; Linden, New Jersey; Binghamton, New York; Canton and Columbus in Ohio; South Bend, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Asheville, North Carolina; Roanoke and Bristol in Virginia; Huntsville, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa in Alabama; Slidell, Louisiana; Macon and Savannah in Georgia; and Greenville and Charleston in South Carolina.
Norfolk Southern rolled out the safety train in 2016 as part of the railroad's commitment to safe operations in the communities it serves. The safety train consists of a dedicated locomotive, two box cars converted into classrooms, three tank cars used in transporting all types of chemicals, and two flat cars equipped with intermodal containers and multiple tank car valve arrangements that can simulate leaks.
"Our safety train is helping Norfolk Southern build and strengthen relationships with first responders across our network," said David Schoendorfer, system manager hazardous materials. "We want them to be equipped with the tools and resources they need to safely do their jobs when responding to potential rail incidents. It's all about helping our communities be prepared and safe."
The train is part of Norfolk Southern's "Operation Awareness and Response" program to connect first responders with training resources. Part of the training focuses on AskRail™, a mobile application for first responders that provides real-time data about what rail cars are transporting, helping them make informed decisions when responding to a rail emergency.
About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.
SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation
Artificial Intelligence to Bio Scanners: DENSO Broadens Investment in Startups to Make the Future of Transportation a Reality
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 7, 2017 -- DENSO, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, plans to expand its venture capital investments in a broad range of new technologies to make a world of self-driving, truly connected cars a reality. CES 2018 will provide a glimpse of the present and future for these innovations, including both core automotive startups and innovative technologies from bio sensors to cybersecurity with potentially huge applications for the way we get around. Three successful DENSO ventures will demonstrate at the company's CES exhibit, while the next wave of early-stage startups can pitch DENSO's venture capital head, Tony Cannestra.
"DENSO's vision for the future of mobility goes beyond automotive, and it will take the combination of a broad range of emerging technologies to make that vision a reality," said Tony Cannestra, director of Corporate Ventures at DENSO. "This year we'll look especially at companies tackling automated driving, cybersecurity and both biometric and vehicle sensors, including LIDAR and radar. Our CES meetings will play a big role in decisions over the next year."
The CVC Group led by Cannestra typically invests between $1 - $4 million in early stage startups working on technologies that are strategically relevant to the transportation industry. Currently, DENSO has a portfolio of more than 10 startup investments and is aggressively seeking to expand its investment efforts.
Startups attending CES can sign-up for a 20-minute pitch meeting by visiting www.densomedia-na.com/cesstartups. Meetings will take place on Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11 from 1-4pm PST at DENSO's CES exhibit in LVCC, North Hall #7917.
DENSO's startup investments target innovative technologies with applications in connectivity, autonomous drive, shared mobility and electrification (CASE). Recently, DENSO has also announced several investments in R&D and manufacturing CASE technologies. That includes a $4.3 billion global R&D commitment and $1 billion investment in its largest US manufacturing facility to produce electrification and safety technology. DENSO's startup investments complement R&D and production, all aiming to bring new solutions to market that benefit automakers and consumers.
About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.
DENSO Worldwide DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
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NOAA's next weather satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series, GOES-S, left its Colorado home where it was built and is now in Florida where it will undergo preparations for launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Monday, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shipped the next-generation satellite aboard an Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy cargo transport plane to its Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida.
GOES-S is scheduled to launch on March 1, 2018, when it will join its sister satellite, GOES-16, in orbit. GOES-16 has already proved vital in forecasting and is a dramatic improvement of weather forecasting speed, accuracy and detail over the previous generation of satellites.
"Our team understands the important mission of this national asset especially after the year of severe weather that our country experienced," said Tim Gasparrini, vice president and GOES-R Series program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. "Progress continues with this second satellite in the series and we're focused on performing the final tests and readying the satellite for a successful launch."
The second of four next-generation geostationary weather satellites, GOES-S will be positioned over the West Coast at 137 degrees west longitude once operational. The data from the whole constellation will support short-term weather forecasts and severe storm warnings, maritime forecasts, seasonal predictions, drought outlooks and space weather predictions. Additionally, the technology will improve hurricane tracking and intensity forecasts, and increase thunderstorm and tornado warning lead time.
Lockheed Martin designed, built and tested the satellite and is responsible for spacecraft launch processing. GOES-S will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. In addition to all four GOES-R Series satellites (R, S, T and U), Lockheed Martin also designed and built the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instruments that will fly aboard each spacecraft.
NOAA funds, manages, and will operate the GOES-R Series satellites. NASA oversees the acquisition and development of the GOES-R Series spacecraft and instruments for NOAA. The program is co-located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
For additional information:
• Lockheed Martin GOES-R satellites website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/goesr
• NOAA GOES-R website: http://www.goes-r.gov/
SOURCE Lockheed Martin
Automated Border Control Kiosks Reach 71% CAGR Over Four Years with 71 Installations at 59 International Airports and Cruise Terminals
DENVER, Dec. 11, 2017 -- According to Acuity Market Intelligence, border authorities have embraced digital identification and biometric-based automation to simplify and accelerate border control processing. Acuity's latest report on border control kiosks reveals that 71 installations deploying 2283 border control kiosks are active at 59 ports of entry across the globe. These include Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, and Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK).
"As airports and other ports of entry struggle to keep up with increasing volumes of global travelers, automation is the only solution for border control," says Maxine Most, Principal at Acuity Market Intelligence. "integrated digital Identification technology, including document readers and biometrics, allow border agents to securely facilitate low risk international travelers while focusing expensive, high value human resources on genuine threats."
"The number of border control kiosks increased more than 60% over last year with CAGR projected to exceed 20% for the next 3 years," Most says. "The US and Canada dominate the market landscape with 60% and 35% of all border control kiosks deployed. Though only about 100 kiosks are deployed at ten locations across the Caribbean, Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, Acuity expects the use of these highly efficient and cost-effective border control solutions to migrate broadly within existing regions while expanding to include Asia, Latin America, and Africa over the next few years."
Today, kiosks are deployed at just a few cruise ports, but Acuity expects broader use of kiosks at more seaports and land crossings over the next three to five years. Vancouver Airport's Innovative Travel Solutions group dominates the global market with more than 60% kiosks unit and installation market share.
Acuity Market Intelligence's "APC Kiosk Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/APCdep.php) provides details for all kiosk border control deployments including location, program, owner, units, vendors, costs, and market share analysis.
Acuity's border control research and analysis also includes the "ABC eGate Deployment List" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/eGatedep.php) and "The Global Automated Border Control Industry Report: Airport eGates and Kiosks" (http://www.acuity-mi.com/ABCair_Report.php).
About Acuity Market Intelligence: Acuity Market Intelligence (http://www.acuity-mi.com) is an emerging technology strategy and research consultancy with a proven record of accurately anticipating biometric and digital identity market trends. Follow us on twitter @cmaxmost.
Contact: Acuity Market Intelligence +1 303 449 1897
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Swimlane Achieves Integration With McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® Through The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance
LOUISVILLE, Colo., Dec. 7, 2017 -- Swimlane, a leader in Security Automation and Orchestration (SAO), announced today that it has achieved technical integration of its SAO platform with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO™) technology, enabling customers to deploy more robust security solutions and better protect their assets from ever-evolving cyber threats.
As a member of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, Swimlane plays a critical role in the program's mission to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplify product integration within complex customer environments, delivering joint customers better value and more protection against the growing threat landscape. With this integration, Swimlane and McAfee address a rising industry need to shorten response times from security events and more easily remediate compromised systems, leading to a simplified Threat Defense Lifecycle.
"Swimlane streamlines operational efficiency, lowers incident response times, and improves security by integrating with best-of-breed solutions like McAfee ePO," said Cody Cornell, CEO and founder of Swimlane. "Through integration with McAfee ePO, Swimlane and McAfee now provide our joint customers with highly automated incident response and interoperability with other security platforms. By automating the workflow and response, Swimlane and McAfee joint customers can now respond faster and more consistently to a broad range of advanced attacks that are targeting their endpoints."
Swimlane helps organizations get the most out of existing resources by automating time-intensive, manual processes and operational workflows in real time. An API-first architecture, extensive out-of-the-box integrations and pre-packaged templates allow organizations to quickly enable orchestration across their entire security infrastructure. Swimlane delivers powerful analytics, real-time dashboards and key performance reporting to maximize the incident response capabilities of over-burdened and understaffed security operations teams.
With the integration of McAfee ePO technology, customers can now automatically initiate incident response workflows to address alarms. Importing configuration data from the McAfee ePO database into Swimlane delivers consolidated event details tied to potential endpoint attacks. This data can be correlated against additional event details pulled from multiple platforms for rapid investigation and triage. Swimlane can also apply tags from the McAfee ePO console to specific endpoints for immediate policy enforcement to help facilitate faster incident response and a greater return on investment from the entire security infrastructure.
"We're pleased to see Swimlane complete McAfee compatibility testing with ePO to meet multiple use cases that will help joint customers address threats faster and more efficiently," said D.J. Long, head of McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. "With this integration, joint customers will reap the benefits of reduced operational costs, greater protection and improved compliance."
Swimlane was founded to deliver innovative and practical security solutions to organizations struggling with alert fatigue, vendor proliferation and chronic staffing shortages. Swimlane is at the forefront of the growing market for security automation and orchestration solutions that automate and organize security processes in repeatable ways to get the most out of available resources and accelerate incident response.
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Today, ThoughtWorks, a global software development and digital transformation consultancy, is proud to name three new members to its Board of Directors: Jane Chwick, William G. Parrett and Dr. Anita Sands.
This announcement comes as ThoughtWorks is approaching 25 years of revolutionizing software design and delivery, while advocating for positive social change. The three new members, with their variety of experience across multiple industries, strengthen ThoughtWorks leadership as the company continues down the path of double digit growth.
“Each individual brings a unique perspective to our board,” said Guo Xiao, Chief Executive Officer, ThoughtWorks. “Jane Chwick’s proven record creating and implementing high-value, long term strategic initiatives will benefit our next phase of growth. Bill Parrett’s global business experience is a perfect fit for the increase in cross border collaboration clients are demanding and our global footprint. And Dr. Sands, with her extensive experience driving technology innovation and organizational change, will provide great insights into how we can become better change agents for our clients in their strategic transformations. I have great confidence that under their guidance, ThoughtWorks will become the partner of choice for enterprise organizations grappling with complex digital transformations.”
About the Members of the Board
Ms. Chwick was a partner at Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology, most recently as Co-Chief Operating Officer of the technology division. In this role, she was responsible for financial and business planning, setting the technical strategy and management of an 8,000-person organization within the firm. Ms. Chwick was also the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Trewtec, Inc., providing Corporate Directors, CEOs and Chief Technology Officers with vital information they need to improve their oversight of a company's technology function. Ms. Chwick currently serves as a director of Voya Financial, a financial, retirement, investment and insurance company; People’s United Bank, the largest regional bank Headquartered in New England; and MarketAxess, the leading fixed income electronic trading platform for institutional investors and dealers.
William G. Parrett
Mr. Parrett is a former Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Parrett retired in 2007. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT). Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer of DTT, he was Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA since 1999. Mr. Parrett joined Deloitte in 1967 and served in a series of roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Parrett currently serves as a director of The Blackstone Group L.P., an investment and advisory firm; Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a provider of analytical and laboratory instruments and products; Conduent Corporation, a business process services company. Additionally, Mr. Parrett is Past Chairman of United Way of America and of the United States Council for International Business.
Dr. Anita Sands
A Fulbright and O'Reilly Scholar, Dr. Sands began her banking career in 2004, handling derivatives analysis at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canada's fifth largest general bank. She then joined the even larger Royal Bank of Canada and was the youngest-ever Senior Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada as the Head of Innovation & Process Design. After moving to New York City to work as Head of Transformation for Global Technology and Operations at Citigroup, she joined UBS Wealth Management, where at the age of 33, she was appointed Chief Operating Officer responsible for technology, operations and corporate services. Currently, Dr. Sands is on the board of directors of three public companies including Symantec Corporation, a member of the F500, and the world’s leader in Cyber-Security; Service Now, an enterprise SaaS service management company; and Pure Storage, a leading innovator in the enterprise storage space. She is also an active investor and serves on the advisory board of Grand Central Tech—a leading New York-based technology incubator - as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board at Heinz College, CMU. She is a member of the Advisory Board at DocuSign and Accompany, as well as a member of the Digital Advisory Board at Box.
We are a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.
Cook County Official Joins Cyber, DHS and National Security Leaders to Unveil First-Ever "Voting Infrastructure Security Plan"
, -- Today, DEFCON – the world's largest, longest running hacker conference – joined forces with the of Public Policy to host an event on cybersecurity and U.S. elections infrastructure. The event featured a panel of leaders from the cyber industry, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the national security community. It also featured the release of an "Election Security Plan" authored by Noah Praetz, Director of Elections with the Clerk's Office.
Mr. Praetz's Election Security Plan represented the first-of-its-kind to be put forth by a local official since news broke that attempted to infiltrate voting networks in at least 21 U.S. states during the 2016 election. The plan outlines several strategies for stakeholders to better defend, detect, and recover from cyber threats aimed at voting equipment, systems, networks and databases. Specifically, it describes "a challenging, comprehensive, yet achievable list of actions" for both federal leaders to support the more than 9,000 voting jurisdictions around the country, as well as the responsibilities of state and local officials.
"This is a critical time when Americans need to be reassured that their vote is secure – and I am proud that my election administration colleagues at the state and local level are the ones serving valiantly on the front lines," said Praetz, underscoring the need for local action backed by federal support. "Like good servants, these officials will tell you they can continue to hold the line. But they need to be fortified by resources from the federal government, and they need guidance in terms of what line they even can hold."
Today's event comes at a time when leaders are increasingly referring to election security as a national security priority. In early 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated elections as a critical infrastructure subsector, giving the federal government more authority to take action. from the DHS's Office of Cyber Security and Communications participated in the event, highlighting DHS's current role with the Elections Security Task Force. Less attention has been placed, however, on the perspectives of state and local officials.
"Recently, we've seen a groundswell of bipartisan national security and cyber leaders uniting to frame the problem and highlight what or other nefarious actors could do to our democracy," said Jake Braun, a cybersecurity lecturer at and DEFCON Voting Village representative who emceed the event. "Now its encouraging to see state and local leaders like Mr. Praetz – and many others who helped influence his plan – coming together to offer solutions. With the full funding and resources to do their job, there's no question they can better secure our democracy for 2018 and beyond."
The event, which was held at the historic International House on campus, represented the third in a series of high-profile events hosted by DEFCON to build awareness around cyber vulnerabilities facing our democracy. Earlier this year, in response to cyberattacks in 2016, DEFCON hosted a "Voting Village" demonstration at its annual conference in Vegas. The Village assembled 25+ pieces of election equipment – including voting machines and pollbooks still widely used in U.S. elections today – and made them accessible to 1000+ hackers who were encouraged to test the technology and expose cyber vulnerabilities for educational purposes.
A full report on the Voting Village's findings is available online.
New Report: Cyberattacks on Businesses Increased 23 Percent as 'New Mafia' Hits the Digital Streets in 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 -- Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today unveiled a report on the new age of organized cybercrime. It describes how this 'New Mafia' is accelerating the volume of attacks, sophistication and malice, which have increased 23 percent in 2017 versus 2016.
The New Mafia: Gangs and Vigilantes – A Guide to Cybercrime for CEOs, demystifies cybersecurity by drawing parallels between today's criminals and the Mafia gangs of the 1930s. This new generation of cybercriminals increasingly resembles traditional Mafia organizations, not just in their professional coordination, but their willingness to intimidate and paralyze victims. Malwarebytes' data confirms the capacity of these fast-maturing gangs to inflict greater damage on businesses.
- The average monthly volume of attacks in 2017 is up 23 percent versus 2016.
- Ransomware attacks in 2017 through October, have surpassed total figures for 2016 by 62 percent. In addition, there was an almost 2,000 percent increase in ransomware detections since 2015—rising to hundreds of thousands of detections in September 2017 from less than 16,000 in September 2015.
- Ransomware detections increased more than three-fold from 90,351 in January to 333,871 in October.
"The 'New Mafia', identified by our report, is characterized by the emergence of four distinct groups of cybercriminals: traditional gangs, state-sponsored attackers, ideological hackers and hackers-for-hire," said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes. "Through greater vigilance and a comprehensive understanding of the cybercrime landscape, businesses can support the efforts of legislators and law enforcement, while also taking action into their own hands."
The growth of cybercrime and a lack of clarity over how best to tackle it – particularly within the context of policing – is having a profound impact on victim confidence. Those affected by cybercrime are often embarrassed, resulting in a reluctance to speak out. This is true for consumers and businesses alike and can have dangerous ramifications as firms bury their heads in the sand instead of being open and working to reduce future incidents. The report suggests that the answer lies in engaging and educating the C-suite so that CEOs are as likely as IT departments to both recognize the signs of an attack and be able to respond appropriately.
"CEOs will soon have little choice but to elevate cybercrime from a technology issue to a business-critical consideration," said Kleczynski. "The most damaging cyberattacks to businesses are the ones that go undetected for long stretches of time. In spite of high-profile occurrences over the last year, this report shows that many business executives may still have some knowledge gaps to fill."
The report also looks at the future of cybercrime and the implications of the ongoing melding of our physical and digital worlds. It argues that the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable crime to come full circle, potentially enabling someone to be physically executed by digitally hacking their internet-enabled pacemaker. Thus, it suggests that our understanding of, and legislation against, cybersecurity must drastically improve. If we can imagine a pacemaker being hacked or an autonomous getaway car used in a robbery, we should be able to legislate against it.
Malwarebytes' analysis shows that, in spite of acknowledging the severe reputational and financial risks of cybercrime, many business leaders are largely underestimating their vulnerability to such attacks. The report concludes the potential for businesses and consumers to fight back by acting as 'vigilantes' through greater collective awareness, knowledge sharing and proactive defenses. This includes a shift from shaming businesses who have been hacked and instead engaging with them. Only then can we learn from one another how to tackle this rampant issue.
The complete The New Mafia: Gangs and Vigilantes – A Guide to Cybercrime for CEOs guide features original data and insight taken from a global panel of experts from a variety of disciplines including PwC, Leeds University, University of Sussex, the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling in India and the University of North Carolina. To view the full report, visit https://go.malwarebytes.com/Cybercrime_NewMafia_PR.html.
Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus solutions to remove the personal obstacles and business interruptions caused by modern cybersecurity threats. More than 10,000 businesses and millions of people trust Malwarebytes innovative machine-learning solutions and global team of researchers to identify emerging threats and to prevent and eradicate malware that antiquated security solutions miss and leave behind. For more information, please visit us at http://www.malwarebytes.com/.
Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world's most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named "CEO of the Year" in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Global Passenger Security Equipment Market Is Expected to Reach $79,042 Million in 2023, from $43,398 Million in 2016, Growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2017 to 2023
LONDON, Dec. 6, 2017 -- Passenger Security Equipment Market by Transport Infrastructure (Airports, Train Station, Bus Stations, and Seaports) and Type (Baggage Inspection System, Explosive Detection System, Video Surveillance, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, Fire Safety & Detection System, People Screening Systems, and others) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023
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The global passenger security equipment market is expected to reach $79,042 million in 2023, from $43,398 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2017 to 2023. Passenger security refers to a technique, which helps them protect from accidentals harms, crimes, and other threats. Such procedures help the government to avoid any crimes and allow passengers to travel from one place to another without any harm. Honeywell International, Orbocomm, and L-3 Communications are some of the leading key players of the passenger security equipment market.
Increase in terror attacks on public transport infrastructures drives the passenger security equipment market growth. Further, rise in demand of biometrics technologies for identity verification by the government also fuels the market growth. However, high installation cost is anticipated to hinder the passenger security equipment market during the forecast period.
Based on type, the global passenger security equipment market is categorized into baggage inspection system, explosive detection system, video surveillance, intrusion detection and prevention system, fire safety & detection system, people screening systems, and others. The people screening systems segment dominated the global passenger security equipment market, in terms of revenue, and is expected to maintain this trend.
Honeywell International, Orbocomm, L-3 Communications, Kapsch, Siemens AG, Rapiscan Systems, Rockwell Collins, Safran Group, Raytheon Group, and Smiths Group are some of the leading key players of global passenger security equipment market.
KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
BY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Baggage Inspection System
Explosive Detection System
Intrusion Detection and Prevention System
Fire Safety & Detection System
People Screening Systems
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
The other players in the value chain include (profiles not included in the report):
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Concurrent Technologies Corporation Wins Contract to Support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Identity, Credential, and Access Management Program
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Cyber Security Division, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) team has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) a one-year contract worth nearly $1.8 million to support a technology that CTC developed on previous FEMA contracts. The Accountability Tracking System (ATS) is a mobile, electronic validation system used to identify personnel during emergency response situations.
ATS (officially called the Federal [and Mutual Aid] Emergency Response Official Accountability Tracking System or F/ERO ATS) has become a baseline of the FEMA enterprise system. ATS was first used on a large scale during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, where it provided a validation capability to DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency personnel, enabling unescorted facility access. ATS was also recently used for the FEMA response to hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Alabama, as well as in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it tracked FEMA employees going on and off commercial and Navy ships deployed for disaster relief.
CTC is the prime contractor on this effort and will provide production, sustainment, and integration support for ATS, as well as support for FEMA disaster deployment and credential issuing and logistics.
"We are proud of CTC's work on this system; it exemplifies a core principal of creating breakthrough technologies that are successfully transitioned to meet real-world requirements or challenges," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and CEO. "We look forward to continuing to support ATS, which plays an important role in disaster and other emergency responses."
CTC began providing expertise on this technology in 2010. This contract runs through September 14, 2018.
"We're very happy to continue to support and optimize the system that we developed," said Michael Glace, CTC Advisor, Information Technology. "While the original software tracked personnel based on their credentials, we're now able to track personnel as well as equipment assigned to them and help direct them where they need to be. This technology can be used anywhere that accountability tracking is needed.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization. Together with our affiliates, Enterprise Ventures Corporation and CTC Foundation, we leverage research, development, test and evaluation work to provide transformative, full lifecycle solutions. To best serve our clients' needs, we offer the complete ability to fully design, develop, test, prototype and build. We support our clients' core mission objectives with customized solutions and strive to exceed expectations. For more information about CTC, visit www.ctc.com.