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OnSSI integration with Jemez Technology improves perimeter surveillance effectiveness Continued from page 12 lance management software. OnSSI’s Ocularis IP security and surveillance VMS platform increases security, reduces operational costs, and helps organizations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and utilities. OnSSI is headquartered in Pearl River, New York and has representation in over 100 countries. With its acquisition of Germany-based VMS company, SeeTec GmbH and the launch of Ocularis 5, OnSSI continues to drive global expansion and technological innovations. About Jemez Technology Jemez Technology provides stateof-the-art video analytic surveillance technology delivering dramatically enhanced perimeter and area surveillance for critical asset and infrastructure protection. Products and services from Jemez Technology leverage their patent-pending Eagle-i Edge technology and the AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP). UTEP professor, Immigration Council question need for additional ICE and Border Patrol agents Continued from page 13 Heyman said the additional staffing would increase the DHS budget by more than $3.14 billion the administration gets its 15,000 new agents. In his report, he believes that money could be better spent elsewhere within DHS. For example, he noted that U.S. immigration courts are currently understaffed. There are 300 judges now, about 75 short of what’s currently budgeted. These judges oversee more than a half-million cases and the average time for a case to be resolved is more than 670 days. In order to alleviate the backlog within six years, Heyman said the government would need more than 500 judges. Heyman also noted that CBP’s Office of Field Operations is not slated to receive any additional agents, even though the office is responsible for inspecting trade and travel at ports of entry. He noted an internal DHS study showing that one additional OFO agent would boost by the national economy by millions because the agent would help reduce the amount of time needed to inspect cargo containers. While additional OFO agents also run the same risk of corruption as Taming the rising tide of digital evidence Continued from page 23 an investigation involving large amounts of crowdsourced data. Analyzing evidence: putting the pieces together Collecting digital evidence is just the beginning. Today, crime recreations can be very complex thanks in large part to all of the different sources of digital evidence, which could include hours of video footage from different CCTV cameras, audio recordings, body-worn footage, interview room recordings and so on. At some point, digital evidence has to be sorted and put into context based on time sequence and location. An investigator can spend grueling hours manually sifting through evidence and trying to make sense of it. Another problem investigators need to contend with is the large range of video and audio formats, their colleagues along the border, “attention to ports of entry represents an important policy alternative to repeating the misplaced pattern of Border Patrol and border wall expansion,” Heyman said. codecs and proprietary players. An investigator might obtain a copy of a CCTV video and bring it back to the station, only to realize it can’t be played back without a proprietary player or codec. A forensic technician could spend days trying to locate the needed codec. Digital investigation and evidence management technology solves this problem by automatically creating a working copy of the video that can be played on any standard PC, tablet or smartphone browser (while retaining the original). Investigators can easily visualize the sequence of events from multiple angles, for example by combining video from different CCTV cameras in chronological sequence, along with bodyworn camera video, in-car video, and 911 and radio recordings. Visualization tools enable the investigator to assemble and visualize these media files in meaningful ways, for example on maps or timelines. Sharing evidence: the hard way or the easy way After digital evidence is collected and analyzed, investigators then need to package it up for the prosecution. This is where the process gets even more labor intensive and time consuming. Today, all of the different pieces of digital evidence – interview recordings, audio recordings, photographs, in-car video, documents, etc. – are typically copied onto CDs, DVDs, or thumb drives and hand delivered to the DA. With new digital investigation and evidence management technology, evidence can now be securely shared electronically. This means investigators can spend less time copying and transporting evidence, and focus more of their time and attention on solving cases. A built in audit trail even tracks chain of custody to ensure the integrity and admissibility of digital evidence for court. Crime-solving in the 21st century: taming the rising tide of digital evidence Police departments everywhere are investing in digital policing initiatives to better safeguard the public, and this is having an unintended consequence. As paper silos are replaced by digital silos it’s creating a rising tide of digital evidence that needs to be collected, analyzed and shared. Digital investigation and evidence management technology can help police departments tame this rising tide of digital evidence and improve case solvability, while also saving time, money and taxpayer dollars. 42 43 Imperva executive urges U.S. companies to evaluate pending EU cyber regulation Continued from page 37 (13 percent) and other regions (11 percent). To view the full survey results, visit About Imperva Imperva® (NASDAQ: IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect businesscritical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, Counter- Breach, Incapsula and Camouflage product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with upto-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more:, our blog or on Twitter.