IIA Signs MOU with Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance

Lake Mary, Florida USA, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LAKE MARY, Fla., USA (April 12, 2021) "" The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the internal audit profession's widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Ministry of Finance (MOF) Accounting and Auditing Supervisory Department for cooperation and collaboration in establishing and advancing the internal audit profession in Vietnam.

The IIA is the only global association for professional internal auditors. With 200,000 members in nearly 200 countries and territories, The IIA is well–positioned to support governments around the world in advancing corporate governance and risk management in their countries through effective internal audit.

In 2018, The IIA formed the IIA""Vietnam Network to support the profession by organizing a wide range of services dedicated to the education and advancement of internal auditors. On April 1, 2019, the Vietnam Ministry of Finance issued an Internal Audit Decree, which provides a legal framework for the establishment and implementation of internal audit under globally accepted standards as expressed by The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

"We are delighted to mark this historic occasion, which represents a significant collaboration with Vietnam's government toward defining the crucial role of internal audit in the public and private sector of this important country," said Anthony Pugliese, President and Chief Executive Officer of The IIA. "This effort will foster transparency and effectiveness in corporate governance. Both our organizations share the common goal of establishing a strong internal audit profession, and we look forward to partnering on this imperative."

Among key benefits, internal auditors in Vietnam will have the ability to:

  • Gain access to The IIA's global Standards, guidance, resources, and tools
  • Participate in training programs across career levels
  • Gain access to global internal audit certifications, such as the premier Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), as well as the Internal Audit Practitioner program
  • Collaborate with local partners in developing and delivering training for internal auditors in the public and private sectors

"Together, we will continue to work toward our mutual goal to raise the profile of internal audit in Vietnam, strengthen stakeholders' understanding of the value that internal audit brings to organizations, and advance the profession in Vietnam and globally," Pugliese said.

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About The Institute of Internal Auditors

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the internal audit profession's widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, The IIA today serves 200,000 members in nearly 200 countries and territories. The IIA's global headquarters are in Lake Mary, Fla. For more information, visit www.theiia.org or www.globaliia.org.


Industry Leading SAFR Facial Recognition for Live Video Integrated with Geutebrück VMS

SEATTLE, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced that its SAFR facial recognition system for live video is now integrated with the Geutebrck G–Core VMS (Video Management System). SAFR for Geutebrck is an AI layer that runs on top of the G–Core VMS which provides advanced video analytics that save time and increase efficiency of surveillance operations. The best–in–class integration features live video overlays that display event details, streamlined enrollment of individuals appearing on the Geutebrck VMS directly into the SAFR identity database, and custom alarms and notifications that notify security personnel of SAFR events directly within the VMS.

With so many cameras deployed, it's impossible for security staff to monitor them effectively. SAFR matches faces appearing in live video feeds against watchlist images more effectively (99.87%), and with less bias, than humans. This enables security personnel to prioritize feeds that require review while providing them the key information they need to respond to persons of interest more quickly. SAFR also recognizes individuals wearing masks with remarkable accuracy (98.85%). The enrolled or reference image is displayed side by side with the face detected in the VMS video. Operators have instant access to the enrolled person's face image to confirm match events.

"Manual monitoring is expensive and inefficient. AI can perform real–time, automated identification of persons of interest, and identify previous offenders the moment they return and before they cause new incidents," said Brad Donaldson, VP, Computer Vision & GM, SAFR. "Our powerful API and plugin architecture makes industry leading integrations such as the one achieved with Geutebrck possible."

The tight integration enables operators to automatically enroll faces into the SAFR database by simply drawing a marquee around a face in the Geutebrck G–Core VMS. Operators can use SAFR's information overlays within the VMS video feeds, making it easy to quickly and accurately separate unknown people and potential threats from authorized personnel. System admins can easily configure which face recognition information is captured and recorded in the VMS. Additionally, operators have the ability to search Geutebrck video feeds for alerts using a person's name, watchlist name, or ID class (threat, no concern, concern, stranger).

“As a world class provider of video security software solutions in mission critical environments, we are thrilled to offer SAFR's superior technology for face recognition as part of a comprehensive solution. The seamless integration of SAFR's AI–powered analytics together with Geutebrck's ultra–robust video management software makes day–to–day operational tasks an effortless experience with the highest reliability,” comments Norbert Herzer, Product Manager, Geutebrck.

About SAFR
SAFR from RealNetworks (https://safr.com) is a high–performance computer vision platform. With fast, accurate, unbiased face recognition and additional face– and person–based AI features, SAFR leverages the power of AI to enhance security and convenience for our customers around the globe. Specializing in touchless secure access, real–time video surveillance, and digital identity authentication, SAFR is optimized to run on virtually any camera or camera–enabled device. Deploy as a standalone solution, integrated with leading video management systems, or directly on your device running on the edge for greater situational awareness and insights to improve operational efficiency. SAFR is headquartered in Seattle, WA, USA with offices around the world.

About Geutebrck
Geutebrck is an international provider of proprietary, high–performance video security software and the corresponding hardware. The medium–sized, owner–managed company with headquarters in Windhagen near Bonn, Germany, was founded in 1970 and has well–known customers in over 70 countries. For more information visit www.geutebrueck.com.

2021 RealNetworks and SAFR are registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact:

North America
Vronique Froment or Doug Hansel
HighRez for SAFR
Office: +1 603–537–9248
Cell: + 1 603–548–1429

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