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Ping Identity to Present the Future of Identity Security at IDENTIFY 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 settembre 2019

Ping Identity, a pioneer in Intelligent Identity, today announced details of its 2019 IDENTIFY customer conference series, taking place in Chicago, London, New York, Sydney and Melbourne. With a focus on driving innovation across the enterprise, attendees will hear from CISOs and identity and access management (IAM) thought leaders at some of the world’s most prominent organizations, including Allied Irish Banks, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, TDC, Thomson Reuters and TIAA.In their presentations, experts from Ping Identity, customers and partners will underscore how identity solutions can help drive revenue, achieve digital transformation and simplify cloud, on-premises and hybrid IT deployments. IDENTIFY events are exclusive for Ping Identity customers, partners and prospects. Register for one of the following locations:
Chicago, October 2
London, October 9
New York, October 22
Sydney, October 29
Melbourne, October 31, IDENTIFY on Tour
Ping Identity is pioneering Intelligent Identity. We help enterprises achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform provides customers, employees, partners and, increasingly, IoT, with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards leadership, and partnership with companies, including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible options to extend hybrid IT environments and accelerate digital business initiatives with multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory and data governance capabilities. Visit http://www.pingidentity.com.

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Dahua Technology Partners with Pepper to Bring Heightened Security to Its Video IoT Devices

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 agosto 2019

Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer of video surveillance products, announced today a strategic partnership with Pepper, an IoT platform-as-a-service, to allow the integration of its intelligent solutions into Dahua hardware. Pepper’s U.S.-based platform powers connected devices around the world, delivering highly secure and private connected services via enterprise partnerships. Pepper’s platform-as-a-service approach caters to global consumer electronics manufacturers, consumer brands, and service providers that aim to harness the benefits of IoT by delivering high-value and on-brand IoT services to end users. Pepper’s turnkey service includes device firmware, highly secure cloud hosting and intuitive user interface designs. Products manufactured by Dahua Technology, including video surveillance equipment, network cameras, recorders and other critical security video hardware components, are widely used in more than 180 countries and regions all over the world, which has promoted the company’s revenue to hit a record high of $3.45 billion in 2018. Dahua Technology is committed to ongoing innovation, investing nearly 10 percent of revenue annually into research and development. The company’s ongoing investment in manufacturing facilities and equipment ensures that its capabilities stay ahead of the market. Dahua devices will be preconfigured to operate seamlessly on the Pepper IoT platform. For Dahua products distributed in the U.S., all data and video communications will be contained in the United States and held to Pepper’s stringent cybersecurity and data privacy standards. For Dahua Technology’s corporate customers, the Pepper partnership provides access to a set of market-leading platform and software capabilities designed to deliver video as well as non-video IoT services to end-users. Because video is a critical application in IoT surveillance, home automation, and home security services, Pepper brings quality, security, and privacy advantages otherwise lacking in today’s market. Pepper’s full-stack approach not only ensures optimal system quality and end-user experience, but also functions to prevent sensitive data and user video from being accessed or redirected by the device manufacturer or third parties.

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CynergisTek Sees Increased Demand for Medical Device Security Services in First Year of Deployment

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 agosto 2019

CynergisTek, Inc., (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that it has experienced significant market demand with Medical Device Security Service customer wins at leading health systems since launching the service in late 2018. Sixty percent of the contracts were existing Compliance Assist Partner Program (CAPP) clients that expanded their relationship with CynergisTek to add ongoing Medical Device Security Service engagements. In a recent survey, nearly one-third of healthcare executives reported that medical device security is one of the top five cyber risks facing healthcare today, however the majority also reported not having an effective (or any) strategy in place to assess the risks posed by medical devices. This is often due to the organization’s lack of internal resources, leaving the cyber threat to hospital operations and patient safety at an all-time high. It is for this reason that multiple leading health systems, including Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the U.S., and Gwinnett Medical Center, one of the largest healthcare networks in Atlanta and nationally recognized for clinical excellence, have turned to CynergisTek’s Medical Device Security Service to help address security vulnerabilities by developing and managing a security strategy around its devices.
CynergisTek’s Medical Device Managed Services address the security of the entire medical device lifecycle, including policy development, pre-acquisition procedures, implementation and security control setup, identifying and reporting vulnerabilities and coordinating remediation in conjunction with the device maintenance schedule. CynergisTek’s team of security experts act as advisors, providing a comprehensive view of the system and a systematic approach to address issues or concerns during any part of the lifecycle process, whether that be alerts of a critical recall or performing risk assessments of the device and manufacturer during vendor selection.CynergisTek offers a comprehensive set of medical device services to ensure security best practices for the planning, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of an organization’s biomedical device lifecycle management program. From device acquisition to retirement, CynergisTek’s managed service program provides services to support program implementation and optimization activities as well as ongoing support to ensure a continued focus on addressing new biomedical device vulnerabilities and risks as they are discovered.

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Nuovo Global Technology Services Provider

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 luglio 2019

Londra, UK Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corporation) ha inaugurato NTT Ltd, un global technology services provider leader nel mondo che mette a fattor comune le competenze e il potenziale di 28 realtà, tra cui NTT Communications, Dimension Data e NTT Security, per un valore totale di business pari a 11 miliardi USD. Con sede centrale a Londra e circa 40.000 persone in più di 70 paesi nel mondo, la nuova NTT Ltd offre competenze senza paragoni e una dimensione globale con una focalizzazione nel permettere alle persone, alle aziende e alla società di fare grandi cose.
La Primo Ministro del Regno Unito Theresa May ha affermato, “Britain has a long standing and proud reputation as a global tech leader and it’s fantastic that NTT Ltd. has chosen London for its global headquarters. A key part of our modern Industrial Strategy is to put the UK at the forefront of the tech and data revolution, and they will join many other world-leading companies who call Britain home”.Mettendo a fattor comune queste aziende, andremo ad offrire:
L’accesso ad una gamma più ampia e profonda di skills in differenti aree tecnologiche
Un’offerta di tecnologia e servizi gestiti leader nel mondo per scalabilità e profondità
Una migliorata capacità nell’offrire soluzioni pensate per gli specifici settori di mercato
Una piattaforma di managed services globale, con la possibilità di permettere localizzazioni per venire incontro alle specifiche esigenze dei clienti in ogni mercato. Maggiori investimenti in innovazione e R&D.
La nuova company è già partner di oltre 10.000 clienti nel mondo, tra cui aziende leader nel settore dei servizi finanziari, nel settore farmaceutico, delle telecomunicazioni, energy & utilities, della produzione industriale, automotive e tecnologico. Tra quelle che stanno già beneficiando delle intelligent technology solution di NTT con l’obiettivo di un futuro sempre più connesso troviamo: Tour de France, ALMA, City of Las Vegas, Connected Conservation, ISPPC, Alcatel e NXP. (font: http://www.hello.global.ntt)

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National Security Agency Names University of New Haven a Center of Academic Excellence

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 maggio 2019

The University of New Haven announced today that it has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). The certification recognizes the University’s bachelor’s degree programs in cyber security & networks and computer science.The University of New Haven joined Carnegie Mellon and Old Dominion this year in being named a CAE-CO. The University is the second school in New England to earn this designation, joining Northeastern University. There are currently 21 schools in the United States that feature Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations supported by the NSA.The NSA’s CAE-CO program supports the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and furthers the goal to broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation. The CAE-CO program supports deeply technical and interdisciplinary offerings at the higher education level in computer science, computer engineering, and/or electrical engineering that feature extensive opportunities for hands-on applications via labs and exercises.
In reviewing the University’s academic programs, cybersecurity outreach, faculty accomplishments, grant activities, and research output, the NSA recognized the University’s ability to effectively prepare students in areas such as wireless security, systems programming, and digital forensics.The University’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group, which includes undergraduate and graduate students studying cybersecurity and computer science, has received international attention for, among other discoveries, uncovering vulnerabilities that were addressed in the messaging application WhatsApp and identifying vulnerabilities in a popular virtual reality application.
The University’s programs in cybersecurity and computer science are preparing graduates for careers in a field in which there has been significant growth. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021, up from one million in 2014. The cybersecurity unemployment rate dropped to zero percent in 2016, and has remained there ever since.

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World Jewish Congress appeals to UN Security Council to condemn Hamas following barrage of hundreds of rockets against civilian areas in Israel

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

After a barrage of hundreds of rockets struck Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the World Jewish Congress appealed to Indonesia, as president of the United Nations Security Council, to lead the international community in unequivocally condemning Hamas and holding it responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control.In a letter to Amb. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer noted that the latest barrage targeted civilian areas with direct hits.“Yet again, Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza continue to indiscriminately target Israeli civilians whose sole goal is to live in peace with their neighbors. This latest provocation is simply unacceptable and unjustifiable. It is an ill-fated attempt by the group to divert attention from their mismanagement and tyrannical rule over the Palestinian people living in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.“Upon taking the presidency of the UN Security Council this month, you noted that you wish to ‘keep the momentum’ in the Council on the issue of Palestine, which you will do by hosting a special Arria-Formula meeting on Monday, May 6,” Singer added.“In this meeting, it is time that the UN Security Council, its members, and the international community, unequivocally condemn Hamas and these dangerous actions, and hold Hamas responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.Over the course of Saturday, nearly 300 rockets were launched at Israel. A man was killed in Ashkelon after a rocket struck his home.

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Strengthening the security of ID cards in the EU

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 aprile 2019

With at least 86 different versions of identity cards and 181 types of residence documents in circulation in the EU, the aim of the new rules is to deter the use of fraudulent documents that can also be used by criminals to enter the EU.The updated rules, already agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators in February, will set new security standards for EU ID cards:Common minimum security features across the EU for ID cards set out by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); the country code of the member state issuing them will be indicated on the ID card inside an EU flag.
Making a facial image and two fingerprints stored on a chip in the card mandatory for citizens’ ID cards; children under the age of 6 years are always exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints and member states have the possibility of providing the exemption to children up to the age of 12.
ID cards that do not meet these requirements would stop being valid when they expire (i.e. would be renewed with the new format) or at the latest 10 years after the application of the new rules. ID cards that do not have a machine-readable zone, such as Greek ID cards, would expire within five years.Only member states already issuing ID cards to their nationals would be affected by the new rules. The measures would not make it compulsory to own an ID card or oblige member states to introduce ID cards.Rapporteur Gérard Deprez (ALDE, BE) said : “The new rules will facilitate the free movement of people in the EU, reduce bureaucracy and reinforce EU’s internal security. It is important to note that they won’t allow for the creation of a database of biometric information. I’m also very happy about the addition of an EU flag on ID cards and the words “EU citizen” on residence documents.”The new rules were adopted by 335 to 269, 21 abstentions. The text still needs to be formally approved by the Council before entering into force.The new rules will become applicable two years after their publication. They will have to be reviewed by the Commission every six years with a particular focus on fundamental rights, the mobility of EU citizens and the effectiveness of biometric verification in ensuring the security of travel documents.

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Thales Completes Acquisition Of Gemalto To Become A Global Leader In Digital Identity And Security

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 aprile 2019

Completed in 15 months, the acquisition of Gemalto by Thales for €4.8 billion creates a Group on a new scale and a global leader in digital identity and security employing 80,000 people. The larger Thales will master all the technologies underpinning the critical decision chain for companies, organisations and governments. Incorporating the talent and technologies of Gemalto, Thales will develop secure solutions to address the major challenges faced by our societies, such as unmanned air traffic management, data and network cybersecurity, airport security or financial transaction security.
This combination creates a world-class leader with an unrivalled portfolio of digital identity and security solutions based on technologies such as biometry, data protection, and, more broadly, cybersecurity. Thales will thus provide a seamless response to customers, including critical infrastructure providers such as banks, telecom operators, government agencies, utilities and other industries as they step up to the challenges of identifying people and objects and keeping data secure.
Thales and Gemalto share a passion for the advanced technologies that serve as a common foundation and focus for their 80,000 employees. Research and development (R&D) is at the core of the new Group, with its 3,000 researchers and 28,000 engineers dedicated to R&D. Thales has been developing state-of-the-art technologies to meet the most demanding requirements of customers around the world for decades. Today the Group has become a giant laboratory inventing the world of tomorrow, with a portfolio of 20,500 patents, of which more than 400 new ones were registered in 2018.
The new Thales will cover the entire critical decision chain in an increasingly interconnected and vulnerable world, with capabilities spanning software development, data processing, real-time decision support, connectivity and end-to-end network management.
With €1 billion a year devoted to self-funded R&D, the Group will continue to innovate in its key markets, drawing in particular on its world-class digital expertise in the Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

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Sysdig Wins Best DevOps Security Tool Award from Computing

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, today announced that Computing, the UK’s leading business technology publication for IT leaders, has named Sysdig the winner of the Best DevOps Security Tool during their DevOps Excellence Awards ceremony on March 20. The Computing DevOps Excellence Awards honors outstanding achievements from organizations, personalities, and solutions operating within the DevOps space. Sysdig has pioneered the industry’s first platform that unifies cloud-native visibility and security, enabling enterprises to operate reliable and secure containerized applications. This award recognizes the value the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform brings to the DevOps community.
Enterprises are adopting a cloud-native architecture for its speed of development, multi-cloud scaling capabilities, and lower total cost of ownership; however, DevOps and security teams tasked with translating cloud-native architectures into operational reality struggle with ensuring reliable, secure applications. The key challenge they face is a loss of visibility into their clouds, containers, and applications. This is especially painful because existing security, monitoring, and APM tools simply lack the in-depth visibility and rich context needed to be relevant in cloud-native environments.
Sysdig has given DevOps teams, security teams, and service owners a single tool that provides security and visibility into operational status of the software and infrastructure that they manage, but at the massive scale that enterprises require. By offering a unified approach, Sysdig is able to deliver more data for higher visibility and a more complete view of the environment, while operating at a 10 times greater scale than before, with management and control that the largest organizations in the world require. The Sysdig platform combines ContainerVision with ServiceVision, the company’s patented data collection and enrichment technologies that automatically provide massive amounts of context around applications and events to give enterprises a complete view inside of a cloud-native environment. Unlike traditional approaches, the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform was built on an open core and with an understanding of the modern DevSecOps workflow across Kubernetes, Docker, and both private and public clouds.
Sysdig has experienced rapid growth over the last year which includes more than tripling the number of Fortune 500 customer deployments and nearly doubling its global employee count to keep up with demand for its combined visibility and security solution. This award comes on the heels of winning three 2019 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards at RSA Conference for Sysdig’s commercial cloud-native security tools and the company’s open source container security project, Falco, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®) Sandbox Project.

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Security at sports events: EP endorses new Council of Europe convention

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 marzo 2019

Safety, security and service independent pillarsof the Convention Sports events need to remain peaceful and enjoyable for everyone Clear measures on crowd management and against any discrimination MEPs recommend authorising member states to ratify the Council of Europe convention on safety and security at football matches and other sports events.
The new convention aims at addressing the challenges caused by the great increase in the number of European citizens attending football matches and other sports events in the last decades. The EP recommendation was adopted on Tuesday with 633 votes to 22 and 14 abstentions.MEPs welcome the convention’s “balanced approach” between the three independent pillars in which it is divided, namely safety, security and service. Safety measures are aimed at protecting individuals both on their journey and in the venue of the sports event. Security measures will “deter, prevent and sanction” any violent behaviour related to football matches. Finally, service measures will ensure stadiums and other sports facilities are welcoming for everyone, including children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
All parties to the Convention are required to adopt clear and concrete measures on crowd management and associated safety and security risks. The text underlines the importance of tackling any discriminatory behaviour, including racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic aggressions. It is necessary to improve diversity in sports and to encourage athletes and clubs to fight discriminations, MEPs say.The new convention updates the 1985 European Convention on Spectator Violence. The number of football matches and sports events has importantly increased since then. EU citizens now travel throughout Europe to support their teams. Public viewing and fan areas have also changed. The EU cannot become party to the Convention and, due to the content of some of its paragraphs, member states will only be able to adopt it if allowed by the EU.The Council can now give green light to EU countries to ratify the Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and other Sports Events.

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Gemalto: the world leader in digital security

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 marzo 2019

Gemalto announced that Identify3D, the most advanced security solution for digital manufacturing supply chains, has deployed Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Protection On Demand to ensure the security of its customers’ intellectual property and quality of their digital manufacturing services in the cloud.With customers in extremely security-conscious sectors such as aerospace and defence, it is critical that Identify3D builds strong data security controls into its cloud-based services in order to protect customers’ sensitive information and intellectual property. After looking at on-premises alternatives and cloud providers, Identify3D selected SafeNet Data Protection on Demand due to its ability to provide a wide range of cloud-based hardware security module (HSM), encryption, and key management services that easily integrate with the applications and cloud services it already uses.
“Identify3D provides intellectual property protection, manufacturing repeatability and traceability in all phases of digital manufacturing from unauthorized distribution, transformation, replication and production. Security is integral to everything we do,” said co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Stephan Thomas. “For many companies operating in our space, security is only bolted on when customers ask for it. That’s not the way we do things; for us security, specifically data protection, must be a part of the process from day one. As our customers seek to expand their capabilities, we needed a solution that would enable them to grow comfortably, without compromising our security-first principles.”
With SafeNet Data Protection on Demand, Identify3D was able to deploy a cloud-based HSM service to act as the root of trust for its certificate authority and support advanced algorithms. The company is now able to offer its customers secure digital manufacturing services while enjoying the flexibility and scalability of a managed cloud-based security service with zero upfront investment.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2018 annual revenues of €3 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.Our 15,000 employees operate out of 110 offices, 47 personalization and data centers, and 35 research and software development centers located in 47 countries. http://www.gemalto.com

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Blockchain Security Leader CertiK Joins the Universal Protocol Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

The Universal Protocol Alliance, a coalition of leading blockchain organizations including Bittrex International, Uphold, Brave, Cred, Blockchain at Berkeley, and BitGo, has announced CertiK, a technology pioneer in blockchain security and auditing with over $1.2B in assets secured, has joined the organization. The news was announced at the Universal Protocol Alliance Council meeting in San Francisco and was attended by the leadership of the member organizations, media, and influential members in the world of blockchain.The Universal Protocol (UP) Alliance is a growing coalition of the biggest and most respected organizations in the world of blockchain that have united around a new universal transparent reserve standard that aims to attract the next 100 million users to cryptocurrency. The combined expertise of each member organization has enabled the creation of the Universal Protocol Platform, a technology platform that allows for the minting, custody, and storage of digital ‘proxy’ assets that allow for better digital asset products, and the introduction of a set of safeguards required for the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency.CertiK, founded by Yale Department Chair of Computer Science Zhong Shao and Columbia University Assistant Professor Ronghui Gu, has developed patented Formal Verification technologies combined with best-in-class security experts to offer smart contract auditing, penetration testing, and threat detection for blockchain. The company is highly regarded by leading researchers and premier investors, and it recently announced a grant from IBM for Professor Gu’s research on the DeepSEA program language to create formally verified smart contracts in Hyperledger Burrow.
The UP platform will enable a new world of tokenized digital assets – ranging from Proxy blockchains such as Bitcoin, to Proxy securities, and Proxy private equity – and will facilitate the instant and seamless conversion of different forms of value. In doing so, the UP Platform will unlock the vast and untapped full potential of blockchain to transform how individuals and businesses store and transfer value, with Proxy Tokens representing the next generation of digital money.The announcement was made at the first UP Alliance Council meeting last night in San Francisco. The event was attended by member organizations, media, and blockchain industry leaders including: Brendan Eich, creator of Javascript and co-Founder of Brave, Michael Arrington, Founder of TechCrunch and Arrington XRP Capital, Howard Wu, Managing Partner of Dekrypt Capital, JP Thieriot, CEO of Uphold, and many more.

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GC&E Systems Group to Host 2019 Converged Security Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 febbraio 2019

3rd Annual Converged Security Summit (CSS) on February 28, 2019 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CSS 2019 focuses on the convergence of information, cyber, and physical security systems and the criticality of viewing them as an integrated platform to be protected from evolving vulnerabilities and risks. With the Internet of Things driving the connectivity and integration of an ever-growing number of devices to our networks; the proliferation of IP-based physical security devices such as cameras and access control systems; and the storage of access lists, policies, and procedures on our systems, avenues of attack aimed at a multitude of enterprise assets is expanding at an alarming rate. Reliance on technology alone is not enough to secure these assets, and corporate executives are finding that responsibility for cyber security compliance falls squarely on their shoulders. Viewing information, cyber, and physical security as separate organizational or operational entities almost guarantees an organization’s inability to secure any of them. What must an organization do to protect its valuable data, systems, and people?
CSS 2019 brings together three thought leaders within the information, cyber, and physical security industries to provide their perspectives, insights, and recommendations regarding the best means to protect our organizational assets (information, intellectual and physical property, customers and employees). Additionally, more than 40 nationally-recognized, best-in-class security and IT vendors will be in attendance to demonstrate and discuss their unique products and service offerings.CSS 2019 is the not-to-be-missed security event of 2019 providing practical information that can be applied to your business or operations immediately while providing the opportunity to network and speak first hand with industry-recognized, subject-matter experts, and best-in-class vendors.

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MEPs and EU ministers agree on closing information gaps to enhance security

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 febbraio 2019

Currently, EU information systems used in security, border and migration management do not talk to each other and the information is stored separately in unconnected systems. This creates a risk that terrorists and criminals can escape detection by using multiple or fraudulent identities, endangering the EU’s internal security and making border and migration management more challenging.Making the systems interoperable will enable data exchange. The provisionally agreed measures would facilitate the tasks of border guards, migration officers, police officers and judicial authorities by providing them with more systematic and faster access to various EU security and border-control information systems.
The main elements agreed are:
European search portal allowing simultaneous searches, rather than searching each system individually;
Shared biometric matching service for cross-matching fingerprints and facial images from several systems;
Common identity repository providing biographical information such as dates of birth and passport numbers for more reliable identification;
Multiple identity detector, detecting whether a person is registered under multiple identities in different databases.
Parliament and Council negotiators also agreed on safeguards to protect fundamental rights and access to data.The systems covered by the new rules would include the Schengen Information System, Eurodac, the Visa Information System (VIS) and three new ones: the European Criminal Records System for Third Country Nationals (ECRIS-TCN), the Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

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Leaders, Parliamentarians Praise UAE’s Commitment to International Security, Stability

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 gennaio 2019

Organized by the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) in cooperation with the EU-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group at the European Parliament and the Emirates Red Crescent, the event took place at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. Speaking at the seminar, Her Excellency Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of FNC, said: “Helping those in need is deeply rooted in our culture, and we feel responsible for underprivileged and vulnerable groups. Instability provides fertile ground for terrorism and extremism, therefore our commitment to development involves a commitment to stability – a priority that we share with the EU.” Highlighting the efforts of the Emirates Red Crescent in saving lives and supporting stability in crises and disaster zones around the world, she added: “The UAE houses some 45 humanitarian organizations that are active internationally. Between April 2015 and December 2018, the country disbursed US$4.91 billion in aid to Yemen, and has provided a safe haven for more than 127,000 Syrians since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis.” His Excellency Antonio López-Istúriz White, Member of the European Parliament, stressed the importance of the EU and the UAE unifying efforts in the economic and investment domains as well as in the fight against terrorism, humanitarian aid and risk control. He commended the UAE for its unwavering dedication to achieving security and stability in the world, and praised the role of the Emirates Red Crescent and other humanitarian organizations in the country.His Excellency Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, said: “Increasing global challenges require sustained humanitarian efforts. We thank the UAE, a global model of humanitarian commitment, for demonstrating steadfast solidarity, significantly contributing to crisis resolution, playing an influential role in development cooperation and actively supporting international aid organizations.” His Excellency Denis Haveaux, Director of the Red Cross EU Office, confirmed that the Red Cross and the Red Crescent are partners in providing humanitarian aid, and stressed the importance of safe access to services, particularly for victims of forgotten crises.

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SC Media Names ExtraHop a 2018 Security Industry Innovator

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 gennaio 2019

ExtraHop, the leader in analytics for security and performance management, announced that ExtraHop® Reveal(x)™ has been recognized as an Industry Innovator in the Next Gen Security Monitoring category as part of the 2019 SC Media Reboot special coverage. Innovators are recognized for showcasing outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry.“Combatting today’s top security threats requires a combination of innovation, collaboration and education,” added Illena Armstrong of SC Media. “ExtraHop is a shining example of a company that’s firmly committed to these key tenets as it helps protect organizations big and small from wave after wave of attack.””We’re honored to be recognized by SC Media as an industry innovator in next generation security analytics,” said Bryce Hein, SVP of Marketing at ExtraHop. “Our vision for Reveal(x) was to close the key gap in security programs by delivering network traffic analysis (NTA) at enterprise scale. This award validates that vision and our position as the standard-bearer for security monitoring in the enterprise.”As part of their annual Reboot special coverage, the SC Lab’s team selects new and innovative products and vendors that stand out for their strength, creativity, and strategic placement in the market. Reboot looks back at the most compelling insights in the last year, while simultaneously looking ahead.ExtraHop Reveal(x) provides complete enterprise visibility, real-time detection of critical threats, and guided investigation to accelerate incident resolution and protect sensitive assets. With Reveal(x) network traffic analysis, security analysts can become threat experts, helping enterprises scale security resources to protect the business.

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Singtel’s Trustwave Named Managed Security Service Provider of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 dicembre 2018

Trustwave, a Singtel company, today announced that Frost & Sullivan presented it with the 2018 Singapore and Southeast Asia Managed Security Service Provider of the Year awards at the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific Best Practices Awards held in Singapore. The achievement recognises companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence to rise above the competition by demonstrating superior performance and innovation in their respective markets.“We are honoured to receive this recognition,” said Arthur Wong, Chief Executive Officer, at Trustwave. “These accolades reflect significant advancements we continue to make in the Asia Pacific region and globally to help organisations address an increase in sophisticated cyber threats while contending with shortages of adept security practitioners. Our near real-time threat intelligence derived from our global network of Advanced Security Operation Centres powers our threat detection and response, remote forensic investigations and other managed security services and is a key differentiator we deliver to the marketplace. We look forward to continuously helping organisations refine how they protect data assets and strengthen overall security postures.” Divya Prasad, Senior Industry Analyst, Cyber Security, ICT Practice of Frost & Sullivan noted that over the years Singtel has developed a strong domain expertise and R&D capabilities, enabling it to offer various innovative managed security service offerings. This has generated high trust among customers in the APAC region and across the globe. “In 2017, Singtel’s Trustwave continued to demonstrate leadership position during the year despite stiff competition in the market. Trustwave continued to hold a strong position in the market through its vast and comprehensive MSS portfolio with offerings ranging from perimeter, endpoint to cloud security. The company also offers advanced services such as DDoS protection, advanced threat prevention, threat hunting, deception and threat intelligence. Through these services, the customers have been able to benefit from a strong security architecture and can focus on their main business operations,” she stated.
Trustwave Managed Security Services help organisations proactively address advanced information security threats while reducing the pressures created by resource constraints, skills shortages, data regulations and the rapid adoption and optimization of new technologies. Backed by Trustwave SpiderLabs®, a world-class team of elite ethical hackers, incident responders, and threat hunters; the services deliver the security organisations need without requiring them to install and manage technologies themselves, to retain and train staff to configure and run those systems, or to worry about security programmes becoming antiquated.

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A National and Multisectoral Coalition is Established in Colombia to Improve the Water Security of the Watersheds

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 novembre 2018

The Water Coalition for Colombia, which includes more than 300 partners from various sectors of government, industry, the financial sector, civil society, and non-governmental organizations, co-led by the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, Ricardo Lozano, and the President of Andesco (National Association of Public Services and Communications Companies), Camilo Sánchez, had its first meeting at the Casa Medina hotel, in Bogotá, Colombia, yesterday. The event was promoted by the Latin American Water Funds Partnership and the Latin America Conservation Council (LACC) and coordinated by the environmental organization The Nature Conservancy (TNC).Latin America is abundant in water (1/3 of the world’s fresh water), but it is unevenly distributed and 36% of Latin America is under water stress. Most of the areas that provide drinking water to cities are also important areas for biodiversity. Unfortunately, these areas are threatened by deforestation or habitat degradation due to the expansion of agricultural and pastoral practices, and infrastructure development. Climate change aggravates the risks of water scarcity, encourages water of poor quality and causes floods; at the same time, deforestation intensifies climate change creating a vicious cycle. In addition, in the last 15 years, the urban population in the region has grown by 21%. Given that almost 80% of the population lives in urban areas, Latin America is the most urbanized region of the world (UN-Habitat). This puts a lot of pressure on water resources for human consumption, food and energy production, among other uses.With the objective of promoting water security and the development of Latin American cities, TNC with the support of its strategic partners such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), FEMSA Foundation and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has promoted 24 Water Funds in Latin America over 18 years, a model based on science, that seeks to reconcile both interests. The Water Funds channel public and private resources towards scientifically-proven and successful strategic conservation projects, in addition to promoting public policies that help improve water governance. The protection of strategic ecosystems improves water security for nature, people and the economy. “Ensuring a clean and sustainable water supply for our growing cities is the most critical challenge in the region. The business case is clear: investing in nature to strengthen water security, especially in our larger metropolitan areas”, says Juan Pablo del Valle, Co-Chair of the LACC.Based on this successful experience, TNC, the Latin American Water Funds Partnership and the Latin America Conservation Council announced the creation of the Water Coalition for Colombia, a national accelerator of Water Funds, which seeks to strengthen the governance of the water resource, strengthen the existing Water Funds and promote the implementation of other Water Funds in the country. There are currently seven Water Funds in Colombia, and a total of fifteen Water Funds are planned by 2022 in the following cities: Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cravo Sur, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Neiva, Manizales, Medellín, Pasto, Santa Marta & Ciénega, Valledupar, Valle del Cauca and Villavicencio, which together represent 48% of the national GDP and 43% of the country’s population.

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Kuwait Invites Nominations for 2019 US1Million Al-Sumait Prize For Food Security In Africa

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 novembre 2018

Kuwait City. Kuwait invited nominations for Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security in Africa, the fith in the series of its annual prizes to be awarded for significant advances in the areas of food security, health and education in Africa. Open to individuals or institutions, the closing date for entries for the one million dollar Al-Sumait Prize for Food Security is April 30, 2019.The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within one or more of the following areas of Food Security on the African Continent: Developing new varieties of seeds,crops or livestock which can improve the food security of the poor population in Africa by increasing the calorific and nutritional value of food produced and consumed domestically.Improving farmers’ access to agricultural inputs, techniques, technologies and markets so as to increase the availability of staple products which form a core part of the diet of the poorest people in Africa.Improving farmers’ resilience to climate change and extreme weatherconditions. Improving marketing and adopting modern business strategies.Addressing issues relevant to gender equity in the field of the Prize.
Formally launched at a meeting of its Board of Trustees on December 7, 2015, in Kuwait, the Al-Sumait prize was first announced by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in November 2013 at the 3rd Arab African Summit.The avowed aim of Al-Sumait Prize, which celebrates the life of the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor in Africa, is to contribute significantly to solve major development challenges facing African nations.The Al-Sumait Board of Trustees comprises prominent international personalities in the field of development in Africa and world-renowned philanthropists. Chaired by H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait, it includes amongst its membership Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Makhtar Diop Vice World Bank Vice President for Africa and Dr. Kwaku Aning, Former Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, International Atomic Energy Agency Application forms for the 2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize must be received no later than May 31, 2016.The application forms are available at http://www.alsumaitprize.org/nominations/ Applications will close on 30th April 2019.

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Security Intelligence, Opportunity and Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 ottobre 2018

The “Secured IoT: Worldwide IoT Security Intelligence, Opportunity, & Innovation 2018 to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This research forecasts that the IoT security market will grow to become a US$61.39 billion industry in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 32% during 2018-2025. The IoT is exceedingly penetrating from industries to consumer and civil applications such as connected homes, connected cars, health monitoring and smart utility meters. It’s true that IoT devices offer exciting opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and engagement. However, they also introduce new security challenges. Which is not just about tapping billions of devices, but also different operating systems, networks, and protocols. Already we are seeing hacks on IoT applications. In 2012, a malware infected high-risk pregnancy monitors at a Boston hospital in the US. The malware slowed down fetal monitors used on women with high-risk pregnancies being treated in intensive-care wards. In 2014, the European crime agency Europol warned that the IoT creates new types of risks and threats not only in consumer applications but also in critical infrastructure control systems. In 2016, a group of Chinese researchers found vulnerabilities in the Taiwanese-made Edimax smart plug, a device routinely used for home automation. The team was able to gain access to user credentials by exploiting cryptographic flaws. In 2017, Xiongmai Technology, an IoT camera manufacturer from Hangzhou admitted its cameras had been exploited by the Mirai malware to form part of a botnet and launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targeting websites including Twitter, PayPal, and Spotify. The assault was one of the worst in US history. These are not isolated cases; numerous other security flaws are being reported frequently from all over the world. The research tried to find out why are IoT solutions not secure and is it really that difficult to achieve. Our study revealed that the competition in the IoT space is so ruthless that vendors are rushing products to the market, with security often added as an afterthought (if at all) rather than being built-in from the start. For IoT service providers, speed of delivery and low cost are more important than robust security and thorough testing. It doesn’t help that, currently, IoT devices lack a common set of compliance requirements. However, the scenario is going to change soon as next potential IoT adopter (Industry, consumer or government) refuses to embrace IoT solution lacking strong inbuilt security features. The growing penetration of IoT devices will also force governments to set standard for IoT devices and strict guidelines for security and privacy of data and parties who will be accountable in cases if security is compromised. This has opened the door to innovation and added a new dimension to the global competition among IoT security solutions providers. The role of specialised IoT security solutions will eventually grow as the market matures.

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