The Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Saturday, August 4th, 2018
In Vehicle News
From Digital Trends
Inkas upgrades armor and stitching for Mercedes AMG G63-based limo
The 2018 Inkas Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG armored limousine has B7-rated ballistic protection, the highest feasible level for a civilian-grade ride. Armoring for the new model is upgraded from the previous limo’s B6 rating, which could withstand armor-piercing rounds, but not when fired from a super-high-velocity sniper’s rifle.
The 2018 Inkas G63 AMG starts with advanced B7-level body armor, ballistic glass, and infrared and thermal cameras for perimeter surveillance. You can use the cameras to record video to upload to a secure cloud server. Higher level armoring and addition defensive and offensive features are available.
And from Consumer Reports
Luxury Cars With the Most Comfortable Ride, and Some Less Expensive Contenders
Consumer Reports testers find the smoothest rides from test-track and commuting experiences
Luxury cars are expected to be a cut above in comfort, convenience, and performance. Among the defining attributes is a refined ride that isolates passengers from unpleasant bumps and vibrations.
Consumer Reports testers found that the usual high-end luxury suspects (think BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class) still have the smoothest rides. But several midsized luxury sedans made the list and without the six-figure prices.
In Cyber Security News
FBI Releases Article on Securing the Internet of Things
Cyber actors use internet of things devices as proxies for anonymity and pursuit of malicious cyber activities
Cyber actors actively search for and compromise vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use as proxies or intermediaries for Internet requests to route malicious traffic for cyber-attacks and computer network exploitation. IoT devices sometimes referred to as “smart” devices, are devices that communicate with the Internet to send or receive data. Examples of targeted IoT devices include: routers, wireless radios links, time clocks, audio/video streaming devices, Raspberry Pis, IP cameras, DVRs, satellite antenna equipment, smart garage door openers, and network attached storage devices.
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