The security week that was: 06/26/09

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession


In other news:
Bank cybercrime, cargo screening, facial recognition

Bank robbers didn't hit the Dwelling House Savings & Loan Bank with guns drawn or notes passed to tellers. The bank is reported to be teetering on the edge of financial collapse thanks in part to a cybercrime ring that digitally transferred funds out of the bank's accounts. ... An ADT-led consortium has been selected for a cargo screening pilot project. ... A Japanese retailer is testing out a facial recognition system that uses Hitachi's technology and the retailer's security cameras to spot known criminals. ... Finally, it's not too late to still register for this afternoon's webinar on Retail Security & Loss Prevention. The program starts at 1 p.m. ET.