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Al via gli Stati Generali dell’Intelligence Economica e del Security Management

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 giugno 2021

Roma. Online venerdì 11 giugno 2021 (ore 10:00-17:00) Nel proseguire il percorso, avviato nel 2010, di promozione, didattica e ricerca sul tema dell’”Intelligence Economica”, il CeSIntES – Centro di Studi e Ricerche interdisciplinare del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Impresa “Mario Lucertini” dell’Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, che svolge attività di ricerca e formazione di eccellenza sui temi dell’Intelligence Economica e Security Management – ha organizzato per l’intera giornata di Venerdì 11 giugno 2021 la nuova edizione degli “Stati Generali dell’Intelligence Economica e del Security management”, in modalità webinar, sul tema della “uscita dal tunnel”, con la media partnership dell’agenzia di stampa DIRE. Il tunnel è evidentemente quello della pandemia, che impone ad Aziende e Sistema-Paese di essere resilienti da un punto di vista sia sanitario sia economico. Resilienza non come ripristino di situazioni precedenti alla pandemia, ma come “disruption” per ripartire con quanto di buono esisteva, azzerare quel che non funzionava, e concentrare risorse, know how e capacità di innovazione, per una riprogettazione della società e dei suoi equilibri, soprattutto economici ed occupazionali.Gli Stati Generali dell’11 giugno coinvolgeranno esperti e rappresentanti di Istituzioni ed Aziende per apportare alla discussione conoscenza e competenze che spazino dagli aspetti relativi alla convivenza in sicurezza durante la prossima fase della pandemia, fino alle risposte che il sistema deve dare in termini di sicurezza economica e di competitività economica delle proprie aziende. Tra i relatori ad ora confermati: Bernardo Argiolas (PCM, Coordinatore Servizio attività propedeutiche all’esercizio dei poteri speciali); Isabella Corradini (CeSIntES, Centro Ricerche Themis Presidente e Direttore Scientifico); Luisa Franchina (CeSIntES, Partner Hermes Bay); Barbara Martini (Tor Vergata, Professore Aggregato di Ingegneria); Francesco Ceccarelli (ENEL, Head Security governance and Business intelligence); Angelo Spena (CeSIntES, Professore Ordinario Ingegneria Tor Vergata); Nicola Bonaccini (CeSIntES, Esperto di comunicazione integrata); Gianluca Ansalone (Novartis Italia, Head of Public Affairs); Massimo Marrocco (CeSIntES – AIPROS, Presidente); Giuseppe Accardi (CeSIntES – COOPSERVICE, Direttore Area Centro Italia); Pierluigi Pelargonio (CeSIntES – SKY, Responsabile Security); Fabrizio Di Staso (ATAC, Responsabile Security); Massimo Giannini (CeSIntES, Coordinatore); Francesco Farina (CeSIntES, Direttore). L’edizione 2021 degli Stati Generali dell’intelligence economica e del security management sarà dedicata al ricordo di Bruno Pellero, che tanto entusiasmo e tanti contenuti ha messo nella realizzazione delle precedenti edizioni ed in generale nelle iniziative del CeSIntES.

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Information update on democratic republic of Congo security incident

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 febbraio 2021

Rome. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has the following updates on the facts surrounding the tragic security incident in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on 22 February: The security incident involved a group of seven people travelling in two World Food Programme (WFP) vehicles on the road from Goma to Rutshuru in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo where they were planning to visit a WFP school feeding programme. The group comprised five employees of the World Food Programme who were accompanying the Italian Ambassador to DRC and his security escort. The group left Goma at approximately 09:00 am, local time. At approximately 10:15 am, local time, the two vehicles were stopped by an armed group and all passengers were forced to disembark from the cars. The WFP driver of one of the vehicles, Mustapha Milambo was killed at this time. The remaining six passengers were then forced into the surrounding bush at gunpoint where there was an exchange of fire.
During the exchange of fire, the Italian Ambassador, Luca Attanasio and his security escort, Vittorio Iacovacci, were mortally injured and subsequently died. The four other passengers in the group – all WFP staff – are safe and accounted for. They include WFP Deputy Country Director in DRC, Rocco Leone, WFP School Feeding Programme Assistant, Fidele Zabandora, WFP Security Officer, Mansour Rwagaza, and WFP Driver, Claude Mukata. The United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS) will be leading a detailed review of the incident.The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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Mozambique and IFAD to increase resilience and food and nutrition security

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 dicembre 2020

The Government of Mozambique and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have officially launched the Inclusive Agri-Food Value Chain Development Programme (PROCAVA) to improve rural livelihoods, food security and resilience – are all critical needs in view of pandemic and climate change impacts for the country’s most vulnerable people. These efforts are also key to enabling Mozambique to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including no poverty, zero hunger and gender equality (SDGs 1, 2 and 5), given that 70 per cent of Mozambique’s population lives in rural areas, and more than 80 per cent of them work in agriculture.During a workshop held 1-4 December 2020, government officials, the programme implementation team, IFAD staff and programme beneficiaries came together to make strategic plans for implementing the project. In light of the challenges facing rural people, PROCAVA aims to increase incomes, improve food security, boost the nutritional status and build the resilience of at least 902,500 small-scale farmers in 75 districts across the 10 provinces across the country. PROCAVA is a ten-year programme that builds on the success of the previous IFAD-supported project for Pro-Poor Value Chain Development in the Maputo and Limpopo Corridors. With total funding of US$72.5 million, IFAD is providing an $8.4 million loan and a $33.6 million grant for the new project. In addition, the Government of Mozambique is providing $4.9 million, with a further $5.6 million contributed by beneficiaries themselves. Other development partners are participating with significant cofinancing.“By bringing together in the same room all PROCAVA staff and representatives from the Agricultural Development Fund (FDA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER), Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and Administrative Court, the start-up workshop has laid the foundations for a smooth implementation of the programme,” said Eusebio Tumitikile, Director of FDA – Mozambique, the Lead Agency of the Programme.The programme will target five value chains: select horticulture commodities, red meat (cattle and goats), poultry, cassava and legumes. Farmers working along these value chains will also benefit from linkages to input suppliers, markets, and appropriate climate-smart technologies (including irrigation), as well as capacity building on value addition. Since 1983, IFAD has invested more than US$386.47 million in 15 rural development programmes and projects in Mozambique worth a total of almost $585 million. These interventions have directly benefited 2,391,789 rural families.

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MEPs call for unity in Common Security and Defence Policy

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 dicembre 2020

In a world with increasingly assertive and competing powers, and shifting alliances, the EU is aiming to be a global actor in peace and security, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in the annual report on the Implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). In the report adopted on Thursday – by46 votes in favour, 17 against and 6 abstentions – they note that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the EU’s vulnerability and its reliance on non-EU states. MEPs underline the vital need to intensify the EU’s efforts towards strategic autonomy. As a first step, they hope that the Strategic Compass will pave the way towards a more independent operational capacity, a more harmonized strategic culture and thus facilitate the European Union’s decision-making.MEPs stress that the EU can actively contribute to overcoming and settling conflicts around the world through CSDP missions and operations, in particular in the EU’s neighbourhood.They express concern about Russia’s military interventions in neighbouring countries, as well as its disinformation campaigns in the European Eastern Neighbourhood. MEPs also point to Turkey’s illegal activities in Eastern Mediterranean and its involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh.Finally, they warn that a trend of non-compliance with ,withdrawal from, or the non-extension of, global arms control treaties would seriously damage the international arms control regimes that have provided decades of stability and could directly threaten European security.

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EU maritime security: from strategy to action

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 ottobre 2020

European maritime security has significantly improved over the last years on several dimensions including international or regional cooperation, information sharing, capability development, risk management and training. This is the conclusion of a new report about the implementation of the European Union maritime security strategy action plan, developed by the European Commission together with the European Defence Agency and the European External Action Service. We all depend on safe, secure and clean seas and oceans. Through maritime security policies, we can maintain the rule of law in areas beyond national jurisdiction and protect the EU strategic maritime interests. These include, among others, our external borders, common natural resources and maritime infrastructures such as ports, offshore platforms and scientific equipment. Also climate change, and our preparedness to face its impact on the marine and coastal environment, is an important maritime security priority.The Europea explains how the EU defends its maritime interests, in full respect of international rules and principles. An action plan – adopted in 2014 and revised in 2018 – helps implementing this strategy. According to the progress report, significant improvements have been achieved in all five “key areas for immediate action” defined in the strategy. Actions vary strongly, from improving resilience against cyber-attacks, over common information sharing platforms to developing semi-autonomous surveillance capabilities. The international level remains of critical importance to the EU, as it has strengthened its cooperation with the United Nations, NATO and other strategic partners.

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Payment Security Report 2020 (PSR 2020) di Verizon Business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 ottobre 2020

Le organizzazioni globali continuano a mettere a rischio i dati delle carte di credito dei propri clienti a causa della mancanza di una strategia a lungo termine per la sicurezza dei pagamenti e della difficoltà di esecuzione. Come già evidenziato dal recente Data Breach Investigations Report 2020 (2020 DBIR) di Verizon Business, per i criminali informatici, i dati sui pagamenti rimangono uno degli obiettivi più ambiti e redditizi, con 9 violazioni su 10 che hanno finalità economiche. Nel solo settore della vendita al dettaglio, il 99% degli incidenti di sicurezza analizzati dal DBIR 2020 mirava all’acquisizione di dati di pagamento per uso fraudolento.Il PSR 2020 ha rilevato che in media solo il 27,9% delle organizzazioni globali ha mantenuto la piena conformità al PCI DSS, lo standard sviluppato per aiutare le aziende che offrono servizi di pagamento con carta a proteggere i propri sistemi da violazioni e furti dei dati dei clienti. Ancor più preoccupante è il fatto che questo sia il terzo anno consecutivo in cui si è verificata una diminuzione della compliance. Dal 2016, anno in cui è stato registrato il dato più alto relativamente al rispetto dei criteri di sicurezza (così come ha attestato il PSR 2017), il calo è infatti pari al 27,5 punti percentuali. Ulteriori risultati all’interno del PSR 2020 puntano i riflettori sui test di sicurezza in cui solo poco più della metà delle organizzazioni (51,9%) testa con successo i propri sistemi e processi di security, nonché l’accesso non monitorato al sistema, e sul fatto che soltanto i due terzi delle organizzazioni traccia e monitora l’accesso ai sistemi critici aziendali in modo adeguato. Inoltre, solo 7 istituzioni finanziarie su 10 (70,6%) mantengono controlli di sicurezza perimetrali essenziali.

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China’s draconian security law for Hong Kong buries one country, two systems

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 luglio 2020

THE CHINESE government is spreading fear in Hong Kong. The first shock came in May, when it announced plans to impose a sweeping national-security law on the territory, without the say-so of its legislature. Then it drafted the bill behind closed doors, keeping details secret even from Hong Kong’s administration. Even after the law was passed on June 30th by China’s rubber-stamp parliament, hours passed before it was published at close to midnight. The 18-page bill, which took effect that day, was harsher even than the gloomiest analysts had predicted. It is one of the biggest assaults on a liberal society since the second world war.Chinese officials argue that they are doing nothing wrong: national-security laws are common around the world, even in democracies. But that is disingenuous. This one allows China’s Communist Party to rip up its promise of one country, two systems and send its secret agents into Hong Kong to impose order as it pleases. Its spooks will not be subject to local law. Most national-security cases, supposedly, will be tried in Hong Kong’s own courts. But the judges will be government-appointed. They will be allowed to dispense with juries and try cases in secret. Most worrying is that “complex” or “serious” crimes may be tried on the mainland. The past year of unrest in Hong Kong was sparked by fears of just such a possibility—that a now-shelved extradition law might let dissidents be whisked away to face the mainland’s brutal justice. That is what the new law allows. Officials do not rule out that those convicted by mainland courts could be executed. (font: The Economist)

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The Week Ahead: Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittees on Human Rights and on Security and Defence

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 febbraio 2020

In the agenda for 17-20 February 2020: Subcommittee on Human Rights
Monday, 17 February 2020, 15.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)
Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Paul-Henri Spaak 5B001 (Brussels)Exchange of views with 2005 Sakharov Prize laureate Bertha Bueno Fuente and Elena Larrinaga de Luis on behalf of the Ladies in White (“Damas de Blanco”) and 2010 Sakharov Prize laureate Guillermo Fariñas Hernández (9.00 – 10.00)
Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Turkey (special focus on the situation of academia, lawyers, artists and journalists, 10.00 – 11.30). Draft programme
Public hearing: Authoritarianism and shrinking space for freedom of expression, press freedom and human rights defenders, with case studies on China, Egypt and Russia
(14.30 – 17.00). Draft programme
Subcommittee on Security and Defence Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 15.30-18.30 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli 1G-3 (Brussels)
Thursday, 23 January 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli 3G-3 (Brussels)Public hearing: The future of nuclear arms control regimes and the security implications for the EU (9.00 – 10.30)
Exchange of views on the implementation of the NPT Safeguard Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Teheran’s compliance with its nuclear-related international obligations (10.30 – 11.15, jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and in association with the Delegation for relations with Iran)
Exchange of views on the security situation in East Asia and prospects for denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula (11.15 – 12.00, in association with the Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula)
Follow-up to the Berlin conference: implementation of the arms embargo in Libya (15.30 – 16.30, in association with the Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries)
Committee on Foreign AffairsWednesday, 19 February 2020, 09.00-18.30 in meeting room Jòzsef Antall 2Q2 (Brussels)Exchange of views with David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (Jointly with the Committee on Development)
Exchange of views with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar (10.45 – 11.30)
Exchange of views with Riyad Al-Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine (11.30 – 12.15)
Exchange of views with Aharon Leshno-Yaar, Ambassador of Israel to the European Union and NATO (12.15 – 13.00)
Adoption of draft report: Recommendation to the High Representative and to the Council under Rule 118 in preparation of the 2020 Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) review process, nuclear arms control and nuclear disarmament options (2020/2004(INI)) – Rapporteur Sven Mikser (S&D, EE)
Thursday, 20 February 2020, 09.00-12.30 in meeting room Jòzsef Antall 2Q2 (Brussels)Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Western Balkans, in the run-up to the May 2020 Summit (2019/2210(INI)). Rapporteur Tonino Picula (S&D, IT)
Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Eastern Partnership, in the run-up to the June 2020 Summit (2019/2209(INI)). Rapporteur Petras Auštrevičius (Renew, LT)

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Munich Security Conference: Will China be a driver of “Westlessness”?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 febbraio 2020

Interview with Helena Legarda, analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin.
Even though the Coronavirus crisis will probably hinder some high-ranking Chinese officials from attending the MSC, China will be very present in most discussions about the international security landscape. In a declaration issued at the end of its December summit, NATO recognized the challenges posed by the rise of China – a first for the western defence alliance. Why did it do that? ­
The statement by NATO leaders was the culmination of a process of assessing China’s growing international role and its rise as a global security actor. Asia is normally outside the alliance’s area of operations. But issues like Huawei and 5G, China-Russia relations, China’s rapid military modernization and NATO more frequently encountering the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) overseas have brought China into focus. Although the language of the statement is careful – it notes China presents “both opportunities and challenges” – its mere existence is hugely significant as it shows that China has become a point of concern for the alliance. ­
Many European governments are currently struggling to deal with China’s determination to participate in Europe’s 5G infrastructure. They view the possibility of Chinese infiltration as a serious threat to their national security. Do you expect the Chinese delegation to address this issue in Munich? ­
The issue of Europe’s 5G networks and Huawei’s role in supplying them is very likely to come up at the Munich Security Conference. There are delegates from China, the US and Europe, so the war of words over the security implications of using Huawei equipment in 5G networks will most likely continue, especially as most European countries, including Germany, have not finally decided the issue (as we highlight in our contribution to the Munich Security Report, page 31f.). We can expect the US delegation to continue making the case for a Huawei ban, while the Chinese delegation will push for Europe not to exclude Huawei, possibly threatening consequences if countries choose to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant. ­
New research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) suggests China is the world’s second-largest arms producer, behind the USA but ahead of Russia. Does China want to dominate the market? ­
The arms-sales figures of China’s defence companies aren’t very transparent, so it is difficult to exactly determine their position in the market. But it is quite clear that China overall is currently a net global arms exporter, having left behind its traditional position as a net importer. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) reckons China exported about EUR 14.4 billion worth of conventional weapons between 2008 and 2018, making it the fifth largest arms supplier in the world. But China is working to increase its global arms sales by moving beyond its traditional buyers in Asia, in particular Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. China is increasingly intent on strengthening its foothold in new markets in Africa and the Middle East, where Russia and the US have traditionally been much bigger players. China’s advantage is that Chinese weaponry – although sometimes less advanced – tends to be cheaper than the Russian and especially the American alternatives.
How do you expect China’s participation in arms-control regimes to develop?
The collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) has lent a new sense of urgency to the issue of arms control. Developing a new arms-control regime that includes China and other global powers like the US and Russia has become a priority for many governments. Both Washington and Berlin have repeatedly invited Beijing to help negotiate a new treaty, be it trilateral or multilateral. But China has rejected these calls and argued that Moscow and Washington must take steps to reduce their nuclear arsenals before they ask other countries to do the same. Beijing is reluctant to embrace full transparency when it comes to its arsenal and assigns its missiles an important role in its military strategy and global ambitions, so including China in a new regime that is similar to the INF Treaty will be an uphill battle. But incremental steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of an arms race. ­
At the next National People’s Congress (NPC), China is expected to announce new military-spending plans. Do you expect a big increase in expenditure? ­
This year’s National People’s Congress was supposed to meet on March 5, but it is likely to be delayed by the coronavirus outbreak, so it may be some time before China’s defense budget for 2020 is published. But it does seem likely that this year’s budget will grow by about 7-8 percent, as it has over the last few years. This would continue the upward trend of China’s military expenditure, which has almost doubled since 2010. The growing military budget and other national policies like Made in China 2025 and the Civil-Military Integration strategy have clearly contributed to the PLA’s modernization. Beijing has rapidly developed increasingly advanced platforms – the first domestically made aircraft carrier, stealth UAVs, fifth-generation fighter jets like the J-20. China’s ultimate goal is to have by 2049 a military that can fight and win wars – even if the PLA still has a number of big hurdles to clear to get there. ­
This year’s MSC report defines the concept of “Westlesness” as a trend by which not only the world is becoming less Western, but the West itself may become less Western too. When looked at it like that, China could definitely be seen as a driver of “Westlessness”. China’s rise and its growing influence in global economic, political and security matters is having a clear impact on the Western-led liberal world order. China is using its growing influence in international organizations, its economic clout and its expanding global military footprint to present itself as an alternative to the West for many non-Western countries – and as an alternative to the United States for European states. This has created fault lines in the transatlantic relationship, as some countries try to balance close economic ties to China with political ties to Washington.
Helena Legarda together with Meia Nouwens (IISS) will discuss at the MSC side-event “The future of China’s participation in arms-control regimes”, followed by a policy comment by Sebastian Groth (Director of Policy Planning Department of the German Federal Foreign Office). The event will take place at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 15. Relevant Sources:MERICS China Global Security TrackerMunich Security Report 2020: Westlessness

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Regional security in the Middle East: exchange of views with Adel Al Jubeir

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 gennaio 2020

Bruxelles Tuesday 21 January, 17.45 – 18.30 CET European Parliament’s Antall building, room 2Q2. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Relations Adel Al Jubeir will address MEPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee.His intervention will be followed by an exchange of views with Members of the Committee. The discussions are expected to focus on the latest political developments in the Middle East, sparked by increased tensions between Iran and the US, as well as other current challenges in the region.Mr Al-Jubeir, a career diplomat, assumed his current office in December 2018 and has previously served as his country’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States.

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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 ResearchAndMarkets.com’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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Medigate and Cerner to Advance Medical Device Security

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 dicembre 2019

Medigate, a dedicated medical device security and asset management solution, today announced it’s joining forces with Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care technology company, to make it easier for healthcare organizations to establish and maintain strong network security, manage medical device security risks and keep operations intact.For clients that choose to implement Medigate’s medical device security and asset management, Cerner’s team of cybersecurity experts will be equipped to help accurately inventory IoT and IoMT environments and support creation of effective clinical-based policies that help protect all connected devices and reduce the risk of cyberattacks. Cerner will also offer remediation services to stifle attacks, supporting organizations to get back on track in the event of a cyberattack. Together, Medigate and Cerner will provide hospitals and health systems with in-depth visibility into its security with continuous, unobtrusive monitoring of network activity to create a current, detailed medical and IoT device inventory. The in-depth visibility the Medigate solution delivers, coupled with the deep expertise Cerner offers, makes it easy to identify potential security risks and support an appropriate response to effectively protect the integrity and privacy of the clinical network. The platform also supports pre-emptive measures, supporting appropriate remediation to mitigate threats and keep the delivery of patient care safe.

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FLIR Announces Multiple Cameras for Critical Infrastructure and Safe City Security

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 dicembre 2019

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today three dome-shaped, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) security cameras, including two dual-sensor camera series for critical infrastructure locations, the FLIR Elara™ DX-Series and the FLIR Saros™ DM-Series, and a high-resolution visible camera for safe city deployments, the FLIR Quasar™ 4K IR PTZ. The latest FLIR security products offer multiple lens options for long- and short-range needs to enable accurate perimeter protection of critical infrastructure, remote facilities, and in urban city environments, day or night. Given the enhanced security requirements of critical infrastructure sites such as utility substations and transportation centers, the latest FLIR cameras featuring both thermal imaging and 4K high-resolution sensors, the Elara DX-Series and Saros DM-Series, deliver superior perimeter security protection in nearly all weather and light conditions. The FLIR Elara DX-Series features longer viewing range capabilities, infrared illumination, and a wiper blade that can be remotely operated for use in harsh conditions to ensure a clear view. The more compact Saros DM-Series provides shorter viewing range capabilities in a weatherized housing. Both series offer eight lens options to enable tailoring for the customer application and environment.For the growing metropolitan city safety and security market, the Quasar 4K IR PTZ delivers high-resolution visible video quality with excellent low light capabilities to give operators high-fidelity monitoring in large and crowded coverage areas. All three new FLIR security cameras provide a comprehensive end-to-end experience with seamless integration to FLIR Systems’ video management system (VMS) platform, United VMS, or can serve as a complementary solution integrated with other major VMS platforms.

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Perché l’Intelligenza Artificiale sarà non-umana

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 dicembre 2019

Il fornitore di cyber security F-Secure ha lanciato un nuovo progetto di ricerca per sviluppare ulteriormente meccanismi di intelligenza artificiale (IA) decentralizzati usati attualmente nelle sue tecnologie di rilevazione e risposta. L’iniziativa, denominata Project Blackfin, mira a sfruttare le tecniche di intelligenza collettiva, come la swarm intelligence (o intelligenza dello sciame), per creare agenti di intelligenza artificiale autonomi e adattivi che collaborano tra loro per raggiungere obiettivi comuni.
Secondo il vicepresidente dell’intelligenza artificiale di F-Secure Matti Aksela, c’è una supposizione comune non corretta secondo cui l’intelligenza artificiale “avanzata” dovrebbe imitare l’intelligenza umana – un presupposto che Project Blackfin intende sfidare.
“Le aspettative delle persone per cui l’intelligenza “avanzata” della macchina semplicemente imiterebbe l’intelligenza umana sta limitando la nostra comprensione di ciò che l’IA può e dovrebbe fare. Invece di costruire l’intelligenza artificiale perché funzioni come se fosse umana, possiamo e dovremmo esplorare modi per sbloccare il potenziale davvero unico dell’intelligenza delle macchine e scoprire come questa possa aumentare ciò che fanno gli esseri umani”, afferma Aksela, capo del Centro di Eccellenza dell’Intelligenza Artificiale di F-Secure. “Abbiamo creato il Project Blackfin per arrivare a raggiungere il prossimo livello di comprensione di ciò che l’IA può fare e ottenere.” Project Blackfin è un’iniziativa di ricerca ideata dal team interdisciplinare di Aksela composto da ricercatori di intelligenza artificiale e cyber security, matematici, data scientist, esperti di machine learning e ingegneri.
Ispirandosi ai modelli di comportamento collettivo presenti in natura, il suo scopo è quello di utilizzare tecniche di intelligenza collettiva, come la swarm intelligence delle colonie di formiche o dei banchi di pesci, per alimentare flotte di agenti di apprendimento automatico distribuiti, autonomi e adattivi. Il progetto mira a sviluppare questi agenti intelligenti che andranno a funzionare sui singoli host. Invece di ricevere istruzioni da un unico modello di IA centralizzato, questi agenti sarebbero abbastanza intelligenti e potenti da comunicare e lavorare insieme per raggiungere obiettivi comuni.Utilizzando tale approccio, gli agenti imparano a proteggere i sistemi in base a ciò che osservano dai loro host e reti locali e sono ulteriormente potenziati dalle osservazioni e dai comportamenti emergenti appresi in altre diverse organizzazioni e settori. Gli agenti locali ottengono quindi il vantaggio della visibilità e degli insight di una vasta rete di informazioni senza che venga richiesto loro di condividere set di dati completi.”In sostanza, avrai una colonia di veloci Intelligenze Artificiali locali che si adattano al loro ambiente mentre lavorano insieme, invece di una grande Intelligenza Artificiale che prende decisioni per tutti”, spiega Aksela. Questo non solo aiuta ad aumentare le prestazioni degli asset IT di un’organizzazione risparmiando risorse, ma aiuta anche le organizzazioni a evitare la condivisione di informazioni riservate e potenzialmente sensibili tramite il cloud o la telemetria del prodotto.
Se il progetto richiederà diversi anni prima di realizzare appieno il suo potenziale, ha però già riscontrato un successo iniziale. I meccanismi di intelligenza su dispositivo (ODI, On-device intelligence) sviluppati da Project Blackfin sono già stati integrati nelle soluzioni di rilevamento delle violazioni di F-Secure.Ma le potenziali applicazioni della ricerca Project Blackfin vanno oltre le soluzioni di sicurezza aziendale e persino oltre il settore della sicurezza informatica. Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer di F-Secure, prevede che la linea di ricerca del progetto sia un modo per sfidare le persone a ripensare il ruolo che l’IA può svolgere nella nostra vita.
“Guardando oltre il rilevamento di violazioni e attacchi, possiamo immaginare queste flotte di agenti di intelligenza artificiale che monitorano lo stato generale, l’efficienza e l’utilità delle reti di computer, o persino di sistemi come reti elettriche o auto a guida autonoma”, afferma Hypponen. “Soprattutto, penso che questa ricerca possa aiutarci a vedere l’IA come qualcosa di più di una semplice minaccia per il nostro lavoro e la nostra sussistenza”. Il progetto mira a pubblicare ricerche, risultati e aggiornamenti man mano che si verificano. Maggiori informazioni su Project Blackfin sono disponibili su https://www.f-secure.com/project-blackfin.

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The latest market research report by Technavio

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 dicembre 2019

The social media security market size is poised to grow at a CAGR of close to 18% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled global social media security market 2019-2023. There has been an alarming increase in attacks by hackers and cybercriminals to the extent of over 80% during the period between 2015 to 2016. Identity theft accounted for around 55% of all the data breaches in 2016. Therefore, the increase in the number of data thefts is encouraging vendors to opt for social media security solutions as they help them in protecting corporate accounts from getting compromised. Such solutions also analyze the dynamic data on social media channels to protect enterprises against business and security threats.To learn more about the global trends impacting the future of market research, download free sample: https://www.technavio.com/talk-to-us?report=IRTNTR30044 As per Technavio, the emergence of BYOD will have a positive impact on the market and contribute to its growth significantly over the forecast period. This research report also analyzes other important trends and market drivers that will affect market growth over 2019-2023.

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Stellar Cyber Delivers Intelligence to SIEMs with “Data Streaming” App

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 novembre 2019

Security provider Stellar Cyber, with the first Open-XDR security application platform, today announced that it has added a new “Data Streaming” Application to its Starlight This App slashes the cost of using an existing SIEM by reducing and optimizing the data fed to it, and ensuring that only high-fidelity, actionable events reach the SIEM instead of oceans of data. With a stand-alone SIEM, customers are used to dumping everything in it in the hope that they will catch all known threats by querying that data, but this data can overwhelm a SIEM and lead to hours or days of frustration as analysts weed through data to find actionable threats. Starlight’s Data Streaming Application uses machine learning and advanced analytics to determine which events are actually security related events and forwards them to the SIEM so analysts can query the reduced data and achieve superior threat-fighting results. In this way, Starlight’s automated detection and response mechanisms improve the value of a SIEM while also reducing its cost, since the cost is typically based on data volume.Stellar Cyber’s “Interflow” technology reduces, enriches and correlates original data including security information such as Threat Intelligence, location information such as Geo location, user name, hostname, domain names, or machine learning results like DGA, port-scan, etc. The context from Interflow, as exportable and searchable JSON files, provides details analysts need to quickly reach conclusions. Interflow processed data from Starlight can be fed to the existing SIEM to improve both analyst and SIEM efficiency.

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Theme Park Security Token Offering Curated by Via East West Capital

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 novembre 2019

As the world of startup financing evolves from initial coin offerings (ICOs) to security token offerings (STOs), investment firms are in a race to secure lucrative opportunities for business. With that said, it is, therefore, an impressive achievement for any investment company to curate an STO for such an initiative as Thailand’s first and largest Thai Cultural Theme Park.
Via East West Capital, this year curated a security token offering for Legend Siam Theme Park Project, making it the first-ever STO for a tradition theme park in the world. As word about this deal goes around, the question in people’s minds is, “Why Via East West Capital?”
The Southeast Asia-based investment firm focuses on 100% transparency, a virtue you usually would not associate with the majority of investment platforms.First Large-Scale Cultural Theme Park Curated by via East West Capital. Legend Siam Theme Park is an internationally renowned destination located in a popular tourist location – Pattaya, Thailand. It aims to promote the Thai culture and symbolism, and all in one experience for families and individuals throughout the world. The size of the theme park is 65 acres, with a total value of the entire project worth USD 131 Million. It has 1,000 slots available for car parking and 100 slots available for buses and with the capacity to hold 20,000 visitors. Legend Siam Theme Park is currently operating at full capacity, with a total of 8 attraction points in operation. Attraction points such as 100 seated Show Theatre, Mirror Mezz, Haunted House, Temple Fair, Siam Village Time Machine, Queen of Naga, Lord Indra Erawan Elephant, and the floating market, which will thrill the crowd. There are about 140 shops that offer local Thai products and food – including main restaurants for all-day dining that can be seated up to 800 people.

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Security Shark Tank New York

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 ottobre 2019

The application security company, today announced it has been invited to participate in Security Shark Tank® New York, the prestigious CISO Forum hosted annually by Security Current.Tomas Maldonado, Global CISO of International Flavors & Fragrances will moderate this invitation only event, which is taking place today in New York City. TrueFort is one of only five cybersecurity vendors selected to present at this forum which provides Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) with an opportunity to learn about innovative new technologies.TrueFort enables organizations to detect and prevent malicious activity within their business applications in real-time. The company was founded by Wall Street technology executives who managed infrastructure security at JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. TrueFort recently raised $13.7 million in Series A financing led by Evolution Equity Partners, with the participation of Lytical Ventures and Emerald Development Managers.“We are pleased to be presenting at the exclusive Security Shark Tank New York event and have the opportunity to expose its CISO audience to our new approach to application security,” said Sameer Malhotra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TrueFort. “We provide organizations with unprecedented end-to-end visibility into application behavior so they can detect threats and protect work loads both on-premises and in the cloud.”TrueFort simplifies application security using machine learning to help monitor and analyze application behaviors and telemetry in real-time. It can detect anomalies including suspicious relationships and communications whether on-premises or in cloud workloads. This continuous process is also largely automated, from data acquisition, to behavioral analysis and profiling, to policy creation and microsegmentation, to anomaly detection, enforcement and remediation.

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Electronic Social Security Number Verification Service

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

ID Analytics, LLC, a leader in consumer risk management, today announced that it has been selected by the Social Security Administration to participate in its new electronic Consent Based Social Security Number (SSN) Verification (eCBSV) service. ID Analytics is one of only 10 companies participating in the initial roll out in June 2020. ID Analytics can provide the service to a select group of qualifying lenders to help them identify potentially fraudulent uses of Social Security Numbers. The Social Security Administration is creating eCBSV, a fee-based electronic SSN verification service, to allow select financial institutions and service providers, called “permitted entities” and including subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, subcontractors, or assignees of a financial institution, to verify if a person’s SSN, name, and date of birth combination matches Social Security records. Social Security needs the person’s written consent and will accept an electronic signature in order to disclose the SSN verification to the permitted entity. eCBSV returns a match verification of “Yes” or “No.” eCBSV does not verify a person’s identity.“With the risk of synthetic fraud on the rise, the lack of a real-time SSN verification system was a significant challenge for lenders and service providers. This service is a vital, transformative step in helping financial institutions fight increasingly sophisticated fraud attacks,” said Ken Meiser, chief compliance officer, ID Analytics. “We welcome this opportunity to work with the Social Security Administration and leading U.S. enterprises to take a key step forward in creating a more streamlined and effective element in fraud detection and prevention.”

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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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