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4 Ways Your Car Can Be Hacked and How to Prevent It

Cybercriminals are finding ways to bypass your automotive security defenses and hack into your vehicles. It doesn't come as a surprise though, because modern cars are essentially computers on wheels. They are loaded with embedded electronic control units (ECUs) that monitor and control core vehicle functions, including the navigation, steering, brakes, entertainment, and the engine itself. Here are some of the ways cybercriminals can access…

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Le damos la Bienvenida como Director de IAATI LatAm Branch Chile

Le damos la bienvenida a Diego Alonso Rojas Daydi, como Director de IAATI LatAm Branch por Chile. DIEGO ALONSO ROJAS DAYDI es Licenciado Superior en Gestión de Seguridad Pública. Acipol. Magíster en Prevención y Seguridad Pública. Acipol. Máster en Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, Instituto Ortega Gasset, Madrid, España. Oficial de Estado Mayor, en la Escuela Superior de la…

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Charla Virtual junto a Apsepba

En el día de ayer 05/03 participamos de una charla virtual que desarrolla la Asociación de Profesionales de la Seguridad de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Expusieron por la asociación, nuestro Presidente Jorge O. Nasrala, el Vicepresidente 4to. a cargo del área de capacitación Dr. Edgardo Gibilisco y con intervención de la Vicepresidenta 1era. Dra. Cora Smolianski y representante de la Mesa Antifraude,…

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Evento Virtual Dia del Licenciado de Seguridad

El dia 22 de Febrero, la Rama IAATI LatAm Branch participo de un encuentro/conversatrio virtual por el Día del Licenciado de Seguridad, dónde formo parte nuestro presidente el Lic. Jorge O. Nasrala, también participaron el Lic. Rito Alejandro Cañete de ASPROSEG (Cordoba), Lic. Julio Palavecino de A.PRO.SEG. (Salta) Lic..Antonio Jaime del Equipo de Profesionales (Santa Cruz). Donde hubo una gran cantidad de…

1,600% spike in catalytic-converter thefts in Denver during pandemic

All Rebecca Hayes wanted were some bagels from Rosenberg’s. But when she got into her 2007 Prius on Thursday, the usual silence of an electric vehicle was replaced by what sounded like a Harley-Davidson. “I came out in the morning… and pressed the ‘on’ button and it just roared,” Hayes said. “It scared the crap out of me.” The Denver resident realized almost immediately that her catalytic…

Motor vehicle thefts in Milwaukee are up 152%. Auto repair businesses say the worst may be yet to come

This news article discusses that motor vehicle thefts in Milwaukee are up 152% compared to the the same time last year. It also discusses how Kia models are amongst the most popular theft targets amongst thieves, and as a result, repairers are facing a long wait for replacemnt parts.  The impact has also caused one car rental company to hide their Kia's in their parking lots to try and reduce their theft.  To read more visit:…

Impact of COVID on vehicle theft in Canada, South Africa and the Netherlands

With the 2020 vehicle theft statistics being compiled around the world, the impact of COVID on theft numbers is being revealed. Three separate reports have been released showing a decrease in   vehicle thefts in: Alberta, Canada,  South Africa Canada And soon to be released statistics from Australia show a similar trend For details of the findings in Alberta, Canad…

Increase in vehicle stolen while left running or with keys inside.

Each week we seeking more news reports about the increasing number of vehicles that are being stolen with they keys inside or left unattended with their engines running.   Here is another such report from Atlanta, GA, where "According to police records, the final week of December 2020 saw that 80% of all stolen vehicles were taken while the vehicles were left running or had spare keys inside of the vehicle. As for the onset of 2021,…

Auto Thefts Surge In 2020 According to New NICB Report

A preliminary analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows auto theft took a dramatic leap upward in 2020 compared to 2019, reversing two years of auto theft declines. According to its initial study, there were 873,080 auto thefts in 2020, a 9.2 percent increase over 2019 which had 799,644 thefts, a boost of more than 73,000 thefts. “Preliminary reports indicate a sharp increase in automobile thefts for 2020,” said NICB…