March 2019 SM Online

Physical Security
March 2019 SM Online
 

​GLOBAL TERRORISM

The latest Global Terrorism Index finds​ that although terrorism is more widespread, it is less deadly.

ELECTIONS

The Center for Strategic and International Studies released a report recommending the United States and others publicize Russian information attacks and increase the awareness of threats to election security.

FACIAL RECOGNITION

Facial recognition software is improving at a rapidly increasing rate, reports the National Institute of Standards and Technology.​

CLOUD SECURITY

ProdataKey released a free white paper to help dealers and end users understand the risks and benefits of cloud-based access control.

​USE OF FORCE

Florida's Stand Your Ground law provides police officers immunity from prosecution​ and justifies their use of deadly force, the state's supreme court ruled.

FRAUD

German automotive company IAV GmbH pleaded guilty​ to a felony and will pay a $35 million fine for its role in a Volkswagen AG scheme to sell diesel vehicles in the United States by cheating on emissions tests. 

MONEY LAUNDERING

UBS Financial Services, Inc., will pay a $14.5 million civil penalty for willful violations​ of the Bank Secrecy Act.

FIREARMS

The U.S. Department of Justice issued a new rule that bans bump stocks, ​devices that make semiautomatic rifles fire in sustained, rapid bursts.

DISCRIMINATION

Technical Marine Maintenance Texas LLC and Gulf Coast Workforce LLC will pay $857,868 in civil penalties for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act.​

HARASSMENT

The owner-operator of more than 12 Subway franchises will pay $80,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

​FRAUD

The U.S. Department of Justice charged Nigerian national Osondu Victor Igwilo,​ 49, for his role as ringleader of an international advance-fee scheme that involved impersonating bank officials in person and over the Internet.

DISASTER RESPONSE

The European Union agreed to draft legislation that would help member states respond faster and more effectively to disasters.