The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Monday, October 22nd, 2018
In Driving News
From Wired Magazine
DRIVERS WILDLY OVERESTIMATE WHAT ‘SEMIAUTONOMOUS’ CARS CAN DO
CARS ARE GETTING smarter and more capable. They’re even starting to drive themselves, a little. And they’re becoming a cause of concern for European and American safety agencies and groups. They’re all for putting better tech on the road, but automakers are selling systems like Tesla’s Autopilot, or Nissan’s Pro Pilot Assist, with the implied promise that they’ll make driving easier and safer, and a new study is the latest to say that may not always be the case. More worryingly, drivers think these systems are far more capable than they really are.
Euro NCAP, an independent European car safety assessment group (similar to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the US) has just released the results of its first round of tests of 10 new cars with driver-assistance technologies. It also published the results of a survey of over 1,500 car owners in seven countries, asking them what they believe these cars are capable of.
“Seventy percent of people believe you can buy autonomous cars,” says Matthew Avery, head of research at the UK’s Thatcham Research, a Euro NCAP member. Eleven percent said they’d be tempted to have a nap, read a paper, or watch a film while using one of the highway-assist features available today, even though every automaker peddling the tech requires drivers to pay attention to the road at all times. “It’s really worrying that consumers are believing the hype.”
In Security News
Africa’s youngest billionaire has been found after kidnapping ordeal
Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji who was kidnapped earlier this month was freed on Saturday (Oct. 20) after more than a week missing.
Dar es Salaam Regional Police Chief Lazaro Mamboosa told reporters the young billionaire was dumped at a field near the exclusive Gymkhana sports club and they found him there in a healthy physical condition. The police said they “suspect the abductors are South Africans because they were communicating in one of the vernacular from that country.” The police had previously said two of the suspects were white men.
After dumping the billionaire, the abductors apparently tried to burn the car but it was later recovered by the police and they discovered an AK-47 assault rifle, two pistols and several rounds of ammunition.
Amid Dewji’s release, there are allegations that the abductors demanded ransom but it was not clear if the money was paid or the amount.
ISDA Member Spotlight
From International Security Driver Association
Once a month, the ISDA turns the spotlight on a member working in the profession. October’s ISDA Member Spotlight is Jeff Saupp.
Jeff Saupp has over 25 years of experience protecting persons and assets across a broad range of industries. Mr. Saupp received his Corporate Protection Specialist certification from the Institute of Security & Technology (Upper Darby) in 1991 and soon after was employed to protect an Engineer with the Vitro Corp. and a Bodyguard/Driver for a nightclub owner in Philadelphia.
For more information and to connect with Jeff go to SecurityDriver.Com
In Technology News
Twilert – A Twitter Monitoring Tool
Twilert sends you real-time email alerts when your brand names, keywords or hashtags are mentioned on Twitter. Using Twilert’s use of RSS, you can set up an If This, Then That (IFTTT) Applet to notify you or your team of specific tweets, hashtags, users, in a specific area. The use case for this would be while traveling or at a particular place for an extended period. For instance, attending a conference or a similar function. Using Twilert’s history of tweets matching your queries will allow you to monitor tweets over time of individuals for investigative purposes.
How it works in three simple steps:
- Select search terms
Choose what you want to search for, this could be a brand name, a keyword or a competitor’s Twitter handle – anything you like really!
- Filter results
Use the Twilert search filters to narrow down results by language, user or geolocation. View the results in the live preview and experiment with filters until you are happy with the results.
- Receive alerts
Once you have saved an alert, Twilert monitors Twitter for your search terms around the clock. When your search terms are mentioned, Twilert sends you an email alert in realtime or hourly, daily or weekly – however often you need to see them.
- Email alerts when a keyword, brand name or any other search specified by the user is found on Twitter
- Unlimited email alerts for all subscription plans
- Realtime alerts for Pro+ accounts- receive notification of tweets as they happen
- Easy to use advanced search filters – refine results by user, language, sentiment or combination search filters
- Stored and searchable tweet history
- Multiple users and email groups for Agency+ accounts
How Twilert can be used for the Security Professional
Using Twilert’s use of RSS, you can set up an If This, Then That (IFTTT) Applet to notify you or your team of specific tweets, hashtags, users, in a specific area. The use case for this would be while traveling or at a particular place for an extended period. For instance attending a conference or similar function. Using Twilert’s history of tweets matching your queries will allow you to monitor tweets over time of individuals for investigative purposes.
Twilert offers a free 30-day trial followed by a basic, pro, agency or enterprise subscription plans at affordable rates.
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