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 Insights on Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Solutions

Hey Google… How have CES and OpSec changed over the past 7 years?

Posted by Valerie Finn on Jan 18, 2019 9:12:00 AM

CES billboardLast week 180,000+ people converged into Las Vegas for the annual CES conference. CES is the world's gathering place for all things tech related and where brands introduce their next-gen products for the consumer marketplace.

This was my 7th year attending and when I saw the billboard that stated “It’s like a backstage pass to the future” it caused me to pause and think about the changes and evolvement of tech products I’ve seen over the years.

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Topics: Product Authentication, Consumer Electronics, Brand Protection

What’s all the hype over the Dark Web?

Posted by Valerie Finn on Oct 14, 2016 9:19:48 AM

Dark_Web.jpgIn early September the Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC) held their 16th International Conference which focuses on Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Imaging Supplies Industry. This year's theme was "An Industry in Transition" and unlike previous years the internet and the rapid growth of counterfeiting was front and center. Topics that were covered included “What is the Dark Web”, “Brand Protection on the Dark Web, “Brand Protection on Social Media” and a panel discussion that focused on Online Brand Protection and Enforcement.

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Topics: Online Brand Protection, Consumer Electronics, Brand Protection & Enhancement, OpSec InSight

Keeping it real: 2014 counterfeit seizure statistics released

Posted by Branddy Spence on Jun 1, 2015 8:32:31 AM

Last year brought a hefty haul for the U.S. agencies tasked with finding and seizing counterfeit items before they seep too deeply into product pipelines.

Though protecting brands from criminals and their knock-off goods is quite the job, the groups tasked with finding the counterfeits have been making progress. Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations - two groups tasked with seizing knock-offs, along with the Department of Homeland Security - announced results for the 2014 fiscal year.

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Topics: Digital Media, Counterfeiting, Fashion & Luxury, Luxury Goods, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Health and Beauty, Consumer Goods, Intellectual Property, In the Headlines, Brand Protection

With fake SD cards around, your memory is fading faster than you think

Posted by Valerie Finn on Mar 26, 2015 8:10:00 AM
Businesses buying SD cards in bulk and consumers purchasing the small memory devices for their personal cameras should be aware of the counterfeiting network alive and well in the electronics industry. SD cards are easy to alter, and criminals have found a great way to make fast cash distributing knock-off memory cards,

You've probably seen it before on television or in a movie: The main character is faced with his or her best friend, as well as an evil identical twin, and telling the two apart is proving difficult, if not impossible. You'd hope that the protagonist eventually makes the right choice, but when it comes to one easily counterfeited product, often the opposite is true. 

Have you ever bought an SD memory card that just stopped working fairly soon after you bought it?

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Topics: Digital Media, Counterfeiting, Consumer Electronics, Brand Protection, Supply Chain Management

Gifts for Dads and Grads: Most Counterfeited Tech Gadgets

Posted by Valerie Finn on Jun 13, 2014 3:48:00 PM


With Father's Day just a couple of days away and high school graduations quickly approaching, consumers are rushing to score the hottest technology gifts for dads and grads. Unfortunately, the latest trends in tech tend to fall victim to counterfeiters hoping to capitalize on the item's popularity. E-commerce sites like DHgate, EC21, Made-in-China and TradeKey often provide anonymous yet attractive venues for counterfeiters to sell these illicit goods in bulk at suspiciously low prices. OpSec conducted research across multiple trade boards to take a closer look at the tech items being counterfeited this season, and what consumers and brands can do to help protect themselves.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Consumer Electronics, Brand Protection

SMS Audio™ Turns up the Volume on its Fight Against Counterfeiting with OpSec Security, Inc.

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2012 5:35:00 AM
50 Cent’s premier audio brand joins forces with the leader in anti-counterfeiting technologies and brand protection to deliver product authentication

(NEW YORK ) – 50 Cent’s premier audio brand, SMS Audio (www.SMSAudio.com), announces its partnership with OpSec Security, Inc. (www.OpSecSecurity.com), the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, to develop a program that authenticates its audio products for consumers. This includes placing holographic labels with integrated security technology on select SMS Audio product packaging.
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Topics: Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods

Klipsch Joins Forces with OpSec Security to Combat Counterfeiting

Posted by admin on Jul 18, 2012 7:43:00 AM
Global Audio Speaker Manufacturer Selects OpSec to Deliver a Proven Anti-Counterfeiting Program

Boston, Mass. — July 18, 2012 — OpSec Security, Inc., the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, today announced that it was selected by Klipsch Group,Inc., a leading global speaker manufacturer, to implement an authentication program that will protect its products from increasing threats of counterfeiting. The program will include a holographic label with targeted security features, allowing investigators, retailers and consumers to verify the authenticity of Klipsch branded goods.
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Topics: Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods