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Matt Richtel: An Elegant Defense

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 giugno 2021

A cancer patient risen from the grave. An HIV patient considered a medical marvel. Two “invisible” women suffering the frustration and pain of autoimmunity. Richtel uses the stories of these four people to tell the incredible story of the human immune system. In this vivid narrative, Richtel builds on his acclaimed stories on immunotherapy in the New York Times, combining the latest science with interviews and engaging anecdotes from the world’s leading researchers to reveal how the body marshals its forces to fight bacteria, viruses, parasites, and tumors. He also explains how, sometimes, this wondrous system that is our first line of defense can become a threat, attacking our organs and other systems. While modern life has freed us from many of the diseases that plagued humans in the past, it also puts unprecedented stress on the very system that keeps us healthy. The result has been an explosion of autoimmune disorders.Providing a clear look at the forces that drive survival and the body’s evolutionary history, Richtel details how immunologists are advancing medical breakthroughs; illuminates the close connection between the immune system and mental health, beauty, and weight; examines the latest findings about diet and nutrition on immunity; and offers us a glimpse of a future in which we lead longer, more comfortable lives. He also warns that we are weakening the system that protects us: rather than trusting the bodies’ natural defenses, many people turn to antibacterial soaps, immune boosters, and other products, resulting in the development of dangerous drug-resistant microbes that threaten health. An Elegant Defense is the first work of popular science to look at this vital human system that is as complex and intricate as the brain yet remains widely misunderstood. Joining the ranks of The Emperor of All Maladies and I Contain Multitudes, An Elegant Defense is an exhilarating and wondrous exploration of the immune system that transforms our knowledge of the human body and offers advice to help improve wellness. Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: William Morrow (March 12, 2019)

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Defense Cyber Security Market

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 dicembre 2019

The “Defense Cyber Security Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)” report has been added to’s offering.The defense cyber security market is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.53% over the forecast period 2019 – 2024.The defense industry has witnessed a dynamic change over the past decade. The growing advancements in information technology, upgradation of existing weapons with intelligence, surveillance, and increasing volume of classified data gathered from various systems have demanded the use of reliable and enhanced cyber security solutions for the defense industry.
Further, with the increasing dependency of military organizations on the internet network, the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks are on the rise. To counter all these vulnerabilities, there is a major focus on adopting cyber secuirty solutions in the defense sector.
Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. A more connected defense and intelligence world means that warfighters receive more information faster and more accurately than ever. However this increased connectivity also means that there are more opportunities for cyber attacks, data leaks and other IT security breeches.The economy, stability, development and defence of any nation is increasingly dependent on their ability to provide a resilient and secure cyberspace.

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Caliburn International Achieves U.S. Department of Defense Accreditation

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 dicembre 2019

Caliburn International’s (Caliburn) Munitions and Environmental Remediation line of business, operating as Janus Global Operations, has achieved U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) accreditation for its Advanced Geophysical Classification (AGC) quality and technical platforms, allowing the company to perform AGC work at munitions response sites through the DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification Accreditation Program (DAGCAP).Advanced Geophysical Classification is a DoD proven, state-of-the-art metal detection technology that accurately identifies subsurface Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) during field surveys. AGC differentiates ERW from “metallic clutter” prior to intrusive operations, which substantially decreases remediation costs.“This program allows us to provide our clients with cost-effective solutions for their projects,” said Mike Pate, Senior Vice President and Head of Caliburn’s Munitions and Environmental Remediation line of business. “The accreditation reinforces why our clients choose us – our commitment to technology and our capability to solve our clients’ most critical problems while delivering new levels of performance and productivity,” said Pate.One of the largest commercial munitions-management companies in the world, Caliburn supports clients ranging from governments and militaries to humanitarian and commercial organizations. The company’s line of business was accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) on November 26, 2019.
We are a leading provider of professional services and solutions to U.S. federal government agencies and commercial clients. We provide consulting, engineering, medical, and environmental services as well as large scale program management in support of our core markets of national defense, healthcare, international diplomacy, and homeland security client readiness. Caliburn employs approximately 8,000 dedicated professionals deployed across five continents. The company’s website is

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MITRE Engenuity Announces the Center for Threat-Informed Defense

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 novembre 2019

MITRE Engenuity™, a tech foundation for public good, announced today the Center for Threat-Informed Defense™, a collaboration with industry to improve cyber defense at scale through collaborative research and development. Founding Research Partners are AttackIQ, Bank of America, HCA Healthcare, and JPMorgan Chase. Founding Research Sponsors are American Express, Booz Allen Hamilton, Citi, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Red Canary, Siemens, and US Bank. The Cyber Threat Alliance joins as a founding non-profit participant. “The cybersecurity challenges that we face transcend any single organization, sector, or nation,” said Laurie Giandomenico, MITRE Engenuity CEO. “Defending against adversaries requires uniting industry across sectors to advance our abilities in threat-informed defense.” MITRE Engenuity created the Center in response to feedback from the cybersecurity community for a non-commercial, non-profit focal point that would sustain and accelerate the evolution of publicly available resources critical to cyber defenses. Those resources include MITRE ATT&CK™, a freely available MITRE-developed and operated knowledge base of adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures that is based on published threat reporting. Sophisticated cybersecurity teams from around the world use the knowledge base to understand adversary behavior and tradecraft and systematically advance defensive capabilities. The Center will bring focus and coordination to this community’s R&D in threat-informed defense while helping ensure ATT&CK remains a free and open resource for all. “Given the level of sophistication and commitment to innovation that we have seen in the global ATT&CK community, we wanted to find a new avenue to working directly with private industry,” said Richard Struse, Center director. “Our founding participants bring a wealth of knowledge and capability along with a strong commitment to research in the public interest. MITRE Engenuity gives us the ability to work directly with these leading organizations to expand the global understanding of adversary behaviors, creating a scalable approach to conduct public interest R&D to improve our defenses.”

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Virsec Recognized with Cyber Defense Global Award for Next Gen Application Security

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 ottobre 2019

Virsec, a cybersecurity company delivering a radically new approach to protect against advanced attacks, has been named a winner of a Cyber Defense Global Award for Next Gen Application Security for its industry-leading Virsec Application Memory Firewall.“With cybercrime heading into the tens of billions of records stolen and potentially trillions of dollars in damages, we are proud to recognize Virsec as an award-winning innovator that offers a new approach to defeat these criminals,” said Pierlugi Paganini, editor-in-chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.The Virsec Security Platform delivers a comprehensive set of web, memory, and host protection capabilities that secure the critical juncture between applications and process memory. Virsec effectively detects and stops advanced fileless and zero-day techniques including buffer overflow attacks, stack smashing, DLL injections, return-oriented programming (ROP) and ROP gadgets, side channel attacks and corruption of configuration data.
Virsec’s patented technology automatically maps the legitimate execution of an application. If there is any deviation during execution, this is a positive sign of compromise, and the solution stops the exploit within microseconds. Virsec effectively guardrails applications to keep them on track during runtime, delivering results that are far more effective and accurate than existing security tools. The platform deterministically blocks advanced memory-based attacks, unknown threats, stealthy fileless malware, and more, with surgical accuracy and no impact on applications.
The Virsec Security Platform has been verified in independent testing to address threats and attacks that may be missed by conventional security solutions, and accurately detect and immediately defend against them. Its efficacy has made Virsec a valued strategic partner to organizations such as Raytheon, AVEVA and GHD.

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“Defense Global Market Forecast To 2022”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 settembre 2019

Global Defense Market Forecast to 2022 provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global defense market. The defense market consists of sales of air-based, sea-based and land-based military equipment by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that produce air-based, sea-based and land-based military equipment including support and auxiliary equipment such as radar, satellites, sonars and other auxiliary equipment or maintain, repair and overhaul defense equipment.Where is the largest and fastest growing market for the defense? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market going forward? The defense market global report from the author answers all these questions and many more.Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global defense market, accounting for 32% of the market in 2018. North America was the second largest region accounting for 21% of the global defense market. South America was the smallest region in the global defense market.
Smart gun technology is gaining the interests of the manufacturer in the recent times. The technology will reduce accidental and criminal shootings due to its safety features that allows firing by authorized users only. A gun is implanted with a radio-frequency-identification devices (RFID) chip reader that connects wirelessly with a watch or wristband, when in a definite range, to activate it. This gun is activated through a 5-digit PIN code for a set period. Biometrics technology is also used for smart guns. Arms manufacturer such as Armatix and iGun Technology Corp are pursuing such technological advancements to provide the market with smart guns.

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DOJ Move to Drop ACA Defense Ramps Up Pressure on Health Insurers

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 marzo 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice’s move to give support to a court case that could overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) puts pressure on the health insurance industry by increasing uncertainty around the law’s major provisions, according to a new AM Best briefing.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit is considering on appeal a Texas judge’s December 2018 decision that the ACA should be struck down given the elimination of the individual mandate. The DOJ said on March 25, 2019, in a court filing that it was changing its position and that it would no longer defend any parts of the ACA. Major ACA provisions that potentially could be eliminated or changed substantially include Medicaid expansion, individual exchanges, premium subsidies, essential health benefits and coverage for dependents up to age 26.According to the Best’s Briefing, titled, “DOJ ACA Filing: More Uncertainty and Pressure for Health Insurers,” if Medicaid expansion and/or the individual exchange programs are eliminated or changed substantially, the health insurance industry could face a loss of premium, excessive administrative overhead and financial losses. States may not be able to absorb the full cost of providing Medicaid coverage and may change the eligibility definition to reduce enrollment. A rollback of Medicaid expansion mainly would affect the publicly traded carriers, while changes to the individual exchange business will have a larger impact on Blue Cross Blue Shield and regional plans. If provisions such as essential health benefits, free preventive care, limits on out-of-pocket maximums and coverage for dependents up to age 26 are no longer required, commercial groups may choose to offer a lower level of benefits, thereby reducing premium levels.Conversely, many companies that exited the individual market after ACA implementation would be able to come back and offer policies similar to pre-ACA products, in which a policyholder decides the level of benefits needed and medical underwriting protects carriers from adverse selection. The elimination of the Health Insurance Fee also would have a positive impact on profitability for the entire industry.To provide health coverage through Medicaid expansion and exchanges, health insurance companies invested significant resources to adapt their business models and processes in line with new rules and regulations. From 2014 to 2016, the individual exchange business incurred extensive underwriting losses, putting many carriers in a difficult financial position. However, in 2017 and 2018, following rate increases and product modifications, the individual line of business recovered and generated profitable results.AM Best does not expect the decision in Texas v. United States to impact 2019 results. However, as the industry is getting ready for 2020 selling season and rate filings, the prospects of uncertainty will be disruptive. AM Best will continue to monitor the judicial, legislative and regulatory developments and will discuss with rated carriers their contingency plans in the event of a major ACA overhaul.

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The Future of the Swedish Defense Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

The “Future of the Swedish Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2024” report has been added to’s offering.
The report provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies and key news.Sweden is expected to invest US$34 billion in its armed forces over the forecast period. The country’s efforts to replace its aging military equipment and modernize its defense forces with advanced technology are expected to drive defense expenditure over the forecast period. As a percentage of GDP, the country’s defense expenditure is expected to average 1.1% over 2020-2024.Swedish defense expenditure, which recorded a CAGR of 6.72% during the historic period, is anticipated to stabilize and grow at a CAGR of 4.21% over 2020-2024.The Swedish government has decided to substantially increase its defense budget for the first time in two decades. Over the forecast period, the country’s defense industry is expected to witness cumulative spending of US$34 billion, with significant expenditure being directed towards the purchase of advanced defense systems, international peacekeeping missions, and research and development initiatives. This can be attributed to the deteriorating security situation in Europe, particularly in the wake of Russian aggression against Ukraine, and Sweden’s efforts to increase the operational war fighting capability of its armed forces.Owing to security threats from Russia and the deployment of troops in overseas peacekeeping missions, the Swedish government is expected to concentrate on procuring advanced land defense systems, communication systems, and sophisticated air defense equipment. Swedish homeland security expenditure stands at US$5.2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$5.6 billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 1.84% during 2020-2024.There will be an increase in the country’s total defense budget, military expenditure as a percentage of GDP is predicted to increase marginally from 1.08% during 2015-2019 to 1.11% over 2020-2024. During the historic period, the average allocation for capital expenditure was 36.5% of the total defense budget, which is expected to increase to 36.6% over the forecast period.This is primarily due to the overhaul and modernization of fighter aircraft, and the procurement of helicopters, transport aircraft, frigates, nuclear submarines, C4ISR platforms, and missile defense systems. Additionally, the government is also expected to increase its focus on cyber security and the procurement of drones to enhance aerial surveillance.

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Analyzing the Russian Aerospace & Defense Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 marzo 2019

This report aims to help investors and analysts understand the emergence of the Russian Aerospace and Defense Industry. Giving an overview of the industry including the latest developments and acquirements, market statistics, looking at the issues and challenges faced by the industry, the report explores all the facets of the Russian Aerospace and Defense Industry.The leading players, their products, and their role in Russia’s Aerospace and Defense Industry are all described in details in Analyzing the Russian Aerospace and Defense Industry 2018 research report. An in-depth analysis of the Sukhoi company and its various products of strategic military importance makes this research report different from the others available today.At the end of 2018, the Russian Defense Minister put out a major announcement stating a major revamp of the Russian aerospace and defense industry in 2019. It was announced that the Russian defense and aerospace sector will be getting 143 new aircraft, their first S-350 Vityaz surface-to-air complex, and two regiments of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems. There are also plans to get seven battalion sets of the Pantsyr air defense missile/gun systems.It is expected that in the coming years, the share of modern and upgraded weaponry, military and specialized hardware will reach 65% in the Russian air force and up to 81.8% in the country’s aerospace force.Russia remains a country with tremendous market potential for the aerospace and defense industry services. After decades of restrictions on traveling abroad during the Soviet period, many Russians are now using the opportunity to travel extensively on business and as tourists in ever-increasing numbers. In order to cater to this demand, the Russian aerospace and defense industry needs to overcome the current crisis and develop an improved aviation infrastructure. As the Russian aerospace and defense industry consolidates, it is integrating more and more into the world market.

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Engility to support Defense Intelligence Agency with digital forensics

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 ottobre 2017

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San Francisco. Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) won a $14 million contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide in-depth multimedia analysis and reporting for intelligence community, defense, homeland security and law enforcement missions. Operated by DIA’s National Media Exploitation Center, the Audio-Video Forensics Laboratory program also requires Engility to operate and maintain a virtualized environment that supports more than 30 research and development projects at DIA.“The digital forensics field is growing and evolving,” said Engility CEO Lynn Dugle. “Our team is working with the DIA to introduce new technologies, tactics, techniques and procedures that allow our nation’s defenders to better anticipate and address threats.” The DIA’s National Media Exploitation Center draws insights from multimedia files extracted from digital devices, such as location data from a personal navigation system. In addition to media support, Engility’s virtualized IT infrastructure support will help the DIA’s R&D projects gain access to enterprise-level technology and the benefits of cloud solutions such as scalability and security.Engility first won this contract in 2011. The new award has a one-year base and four option years.

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Europe de la défense: parler vrai, agir vite

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 novembre 2015

Thomas Pellerin-CarlinCette synthèse de Thomas Pellerin-Carlin et Emmett Strickland revient sur les débats qui se sont tenus le 8 octobre 2015, lors de la sixième édition des Ateliers de la Citadelle, organisée par la Mission Lille Eurométropole Défense Sécurité (MLEDS), en partenariat avec l’Institut Jacques Delors, autour du thème « Plus de crises, plus d’Europe de la défense ? ». Cette journée de débat entre experts et praticiens des questions de sécurité a permis d’analyser les nouvelles menaces qui pèsent sur l’Europe et la façon dont la coopération européenne en matière de sécurité peut répondre à ces menaces, au travers ces trois points:
1. Les menaces pour la sécurité européenne;
2. Une intégration européenne pragmatique pour répondre aux menaces;
3. Oser décider, agir dans la durée (foto: Thomas Pellerin-Carlin)

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