ALTR emerged from nearly four years of stealth to release the first commercial software package that unleashes the security benefits of blockchain. The new ALTR platform is built on ALTRchain, the only high-performance, enterprise-grade blockchain technology for ultra-secure data access and storage. Virtually impenetrable to attack, the ALTR platform is a data-security solution for organizations to monitor, access and store critical information. Moving beyond failed and outmoded perimeter systems, ALTR’s approach signals a fundamental new paradigm in cybersecurity.
U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security released an action-oriented report on how the private sector and government can collaborate to mitigate against the threat of botnets and automated distributed attacks. Report follows Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends the extensive efforts of these two departments to develop this report, and SIA supports the primary goals described within the report, titled Report to the Present on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats.
Fujitsu announced that it is expanding its Fujitsu Security Solution Global Managed Security Service, which provides centralized lifecycle support, from cyberattack prediction to system restoration. The company is strengthening endpoint and cloud security, and will provide analyses of threat information from the dark web. Fujitsu is offering in Japan from May “Fujitsu Security Solution Cybereason EDR Service,” which offers a total package of deployment, operations, and maintenance for Cybereason EDR, software that can detect cyberattacks by unknown sources on endpoints using machine learning.
March Networks® is now one of the first companies in Canada to become Cyber Essentials Canada certified, designating it as a cybersecure business. Developed as part of the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Programme, the Cyber Essentials certification is awarded to organizations able to demonstrate good cybersecurity practices and an ability to mitigate risks from Internet-based threats in areas including: firewalls, routers and other boundary security devices; Internet-connected email, web and application servers; desktop PCs and laptops; and cloud, Internet and other service providers.
The Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Cyber:Secured Forum – an event centered on how to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of integrated solutions and physical security systems.
ASIS International today announced the education program for Global Security Exchange (GSX), taking place Sept 23-27 in Las Vegas. Produced in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA, the five-day event formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits is expected to attract more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a comprehensive education program, unparalleled networking, and an immersive exhibit floor showcasing thousands of cutting-edge security products and services.
The Blockpass Identity Lab, a pioneering new research facility, will explore ways in which blockchain technology can protect personal data from online scammers and cyber criminals. The laboratory will be built at Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston campus as part of a £600,000 collaboration between the university and Hong Kong-based Blockpass. A blockchain is a growing list of records or blocks, which is secured using cryptography and is resistant to modification; the technology is currently being used by Blockpass to develop an identity verification platform.
NTT Security has released 2018 NTT Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR), which reveals attacks on the finance sector have increased 43% in 2017 up from 15% in 2016 in the U.S., while ransomware detection increased globally by a staggering 350% in 2017. The 2018 NTT Security GTIR summarizes data from over 6.1 trillion logs and 150 million attacks, and analyzes global threat trends based on data from NTT Group operating companies: NTT Security, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and Dimension Data.
Gemalto announced it is bolstering protection against cyber-attacks for the new generation of cloud-based virtualized networks being planned and deployed with Intel® technology. This new initiative combines the Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) trusted enclave(1), deployed in the company’s industry-leading cloud server CPUs, with Gemalto’s advanced SafeNet Data Protection On Demand security software services to create a robust processor-level security solution for virtualized networks.
NTT Security is discussing the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) updated Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and the ISO framework to help security professionals gain a better grasp on how to harmonize frameworks and manage risk. The company’s firsthand knowledge of the new NIST framework emanates from Shinichi Yokohama, Head of Cyber Security Integration at NTT Corporation, who played a significant role in making recommendations for the new proposed guidelines.