On September 11, 2001, the world changed with the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center in the United States. In the years after, the threat from terrorism has also morphed. As more resources have been poured into fighting terror, so have the tactics of terrorists changed.
While the 9/11 attacks were planned meticulously and executed by men trained for the deadly task, many of the attacks in recent years have been carried out by so-called lone wolves. They may be smaller in scale but harder to detect and prevent.
Without the technical background, many people would not distinguish any difference between a large format display (LFD) and a consumer television (TV) on first sight. Outward appearances may seem identical leading them to question how a LFD justifies its significantly higher initial price tag compared to televisions. Nevertheless, it is important not to confuse these two technologies, since their functions and corresponding application areas vary on a huge scale.
Today’s society is characterised by a growing need for a constant information flow, accessible anytime and anywhere. This is underlined by the phenomenal global uptake of personal display technology such as smartphones and tablets. The need for constantly updated communication. Be it information, entertainment or advertising,these are all impacting the way businesses are communicating with customers and how they can make information visible to their audiences. People are constantly on the move and businesses want to catch and focus their attention to maximize mind-space for their product or brand or to help people find their way quickly and efficiently.
Today, across government and industry, leaders are expected to be more innovative, transform their organisations digitally, and prepare for Industry 4.0 whilst maintaining a robust governance model and minimising risk.
Once written off by early adopters, facial recognition has come a long way to become a vital component in today’s technology-driven world. This white paper explores the farreaching effects of facial recognition, and how this technology revolutionises the security and commercial landscapes.
Advanced recognition systems deliver more than just conventional biometric functions. For starters, biometric entails unique characteristic of an individual, be it physiological or behavioural traits to verify a person’s identity. Physiological biometrics extends to the use of physical features such as a person’s face, iris, fingerprint, palm and DNA, whereas behavioural biometrics measures a person’s patterns, such as gait, voice, and handwriting.
The proliferation of technology has transformed physical spaces as the Internet of Things (IoT) makes the world increasingly connected. Technology convergence is integrating the cyber and physical spaces, achieving efficiency levels not previously possible. However, this convergence presents new challenges. The physical space is where people and ubiquitous objects reside whereas the cyber space is virtual. Putting the two together brings about cyber threats that can potentially lead to physical harm.