Cyber Security

Genetec Cites Unified Platform and Focus on Cybersecurity and Privacy as Core to its Recognition as the Worldwide Leader in Video Surveillance Software.

According to latest research from its video surveillance and analytics intelligence service Omdia, Genetec continues to build its position as the world’s number one developer of video surveillance software with a widening share of the market. Overall, Genetec grew at three times the pace of the market and demonstrated the fastest growth of all leading software companies across all geographies based on Omdia reported 2018 and 2019 data.

Don’t Let Hackers Steal Your Personal Identify

Your personal identity (PI) is any identification, presented in numbers, icons or letters, that is used to describe you and only you. Your phone number, email address, Social Security number, and a host of other identifiers distinguish you from your neighbor, a fellow in Sri Lanka or your sister. Using any of the above should help differentiate you from others. Since too many people can have the same name, birth date, password or other descriptors, the above should further discern that it’s you, not somebody else with your PI.

Surging Customer Demand and Interest In Cyber Security Application Protection Prompts Strategic New Leadership Additions, Including CEO Appointment

Virsec announced that Dave Furneaux has been appointed CEO of the rapidly growing cybersecurity company to continue increasing recent customer growth and building company momentum and industry traction. Furneaux will continue to work very closely and partner with Virsec’s former CEO Atiq Raza who will remain full time at the company and serve as Executive Chairman. Furneaux has served on Virsec’s board since 2014, is the founding investor through his investment firm BlueIO.

Stadler Continues with Teleste’s Passenger Information and CCTV Systems in the Company’s Trains to Norway

Teleste Corporation and a leading international rail vehicle construction company Stadler have agreed on deliveries of Teleste’s passenger information and CCTV systems to Stadler’s new FLIRT trains for Norwegian State Railways. The deployment will include on-board passenger information (PIS) and CCTV systems for more than 20 trains complemented with video security cameras and video recorders, intercommunication and public address systems.

HID Global Introduces Its WorkforceID Cloud Platform That Digitally Transforms Physical and Cyber Identity Management

HID Global announced its new WorkforceID platform that enables a seamless, effortless experience when using identity credentials to access physical and digital workplaces. The new ISO27001-certified identity cloud service platform simplifies how employees access what they need to do their jobs, while solving workplace and visitor security, regulatory compliance and a variety of new business challenges as employees are returning to work.

Every Organisation Should Act Now to Stop COVID-19 Cyber-Attacks Exploiting Weak Passwords

Authlogics has responded to advice from the National Cyber Security Centre for organisations to use better password management, in order to protect themselves against organised COVID-19 cyber-attacks. The company is providing its Password Breach Status and Active Directory Audit Report free-of-charge, enabling organisations to check in minutes against the Authlogics Password Breach Database to determine if and to what extent they have been compromised and exposed.

CISO Commentary: The Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity

The COVID-19 outbreak has threatened to overload IT systems and the global economy. It’s also having a powerful impact on the security of businesses and individuals alike. It may be tempting to sacrifice security for usability in the short term, but it won’t be worth it in the long run. This is a commentary from Myke Lyons, CISO at data intelligence company Collibra, on the cybersecurity impact of COVID-19 from where we were, where we are and where we’re headed.

Genetec Helps Organizations Monitor Occupancy Levels and Ensure Compliance with Physical Distancing Regulations

As many retailers, restaurants, and public venues get set to start reopening in the coming days and weeks, the need to enforce physical distancing measures is critical. To help these organizations monitor their occupancy levels and ensure compliance with regulations, Genetec Inc. announced a new Occupancy Management Package. The Package includes analytics and reporting tools that enable organizations to tap into their security system to count the number of people in a store.

Sonitrol Announces Newest Data and Network Protection Solution

Sonitrol announces the launch of their newest data and network protection product solution, Sonitrol Network Protection powered by Cisco Meraki. With this release, Sonitrol now offers a fifth service to their customers—joining verified intrusion, access control, video surveillance, fire and network protection—giving the company a more robust ability to verify intrusion and security threats than just physical assets. Sonitrol Network Protection keeps your network, devices and data safe from daily cyber-threats and attacks.

Top Global Bank Selects Verint to Provide Enterprise Solution for Fraud and Security Investigations

Verint announced one of the world’s largest banking organizations selected Verint as its new standard solution for enterprise fraud and security investigations. The selection resulted after a thorough analysis of technologies that best fit the bank’s fraud investigation, cybersecurity and deployment management requirements. The solution combines the powerful network video recorder with robust software for review and enterprise management.

Netscout’s Cyber Threat Horizon Offers Free Real-Time Visibility and Analysis of DDOS Attacks

Netscout Systems announced the public availability of Cyber Threat Horizon, a free threat intelligence portal that offers network and security operators greater visibility into DDoS attacks in real-time. Cyber Threat Horizon collects, analyzes, prioritizes, and disseminates data on past and emerging DDoS threats across the internet. This macro view gives users contextual awareness of the DDoS attacks that could impact their organization.

Mellanox to Acquire World Leading Network Intelligence Technology Developer Titan IC to Strengthen Leadership in Security and Data Analytics

Mellanox Technologies announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Titan IC Systems Limited, the leading developer of network intelligence and security technology to accelerate search and big data analytics across a broad range of applications in data centers worldwide. The acquisition will further strengthen Mellanox’s network intelligence capabilities.

Keyfactor Announces IoT Security Integrations Supporting Crypto-Agility at Scale

Keyfactor announced at the RSA Conference its partnership and technology integration with SSL/TLS crypto-library provider wolfSSL. The integration provides greater security control to IoT (Internet of Things) device manufacturers at design and through a product’s lifetime. Recent research analyzed IoT device vulnerabilities, emphasizing inherent design constraints and limited entropy as critical factors contributing to IoT device security risks.

Johnson Controls’ C•CURE 9000 and Victor VMS Platforms First to Market with New UL-2610 Certification

Johnson Controls announced that its Tyco Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.8 and Tyco American Dynamics victor 5.4.1 are the first platforms to be officially certified as meeting new third-party security standards from UL for on-premise commercial security systems. UL- 2610, which provides standards for Commercial Premises Security Alarm Units and Systems, updates the requirements for this technology to include cybersecurity provisions and cloud functionality.

Fujitsu and Upstream Security Partner for Vehicle Security

Fujitsu Limited and Upstream Security Ltd., cutting-edge security solution provider for connected vehicles, today announced a partnership for vehicle cybersecurity. The companies will collaborate in the development of security operations solutions for connected vehicles. As more vehicles are connected to the network, they are increasingly prone to the growing risk of cyber-attacks.

Hanwha’s Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends for 2020

Hanwha Techwin announced its top five key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020. They include: AI End-to-End Security Solutions, Cybersecurity, Cloud-based Data Insights, Privacy Protection and Vertical Specialized Solutions. In 2020, Hanwha Techwin will introduce cloud-based solutions beginning with the Device Health Monitoring Cloud which will monitor and manage video surveillance devices in real-time. The company will also introduce Retail Insight Cloud designed to facilitate store management.

Amazon’s Ring Issues New Passwords – Expert Commentary on Staying Safe

The Amazon company Ring just issued a password reset after user logins were found online. Here is expert commentary from Peter Galvin, Chief Strategy Officer of nCipher Security. nCipher Security also has a list of safety tips for holiday shopping based on their recent survey of consumers in the U.S. and UK about their security perceptions related to connected devices and new technology. This survey gauged their overall levels of trust in various industries.

New Genetec Research Shows Almost 4 in 10 Security Cameras Can Be at Risk of Cyber-attack Due to Outdated Firmware

Outdated camera firmware, and failing to change default passwords present some of the biggest weaknesses in cybersecurity defence. As the number of interconnected security devices keeps on growing, keeping pace with the latest updates can be tricky and very time-consuming. According to new research* conducted by Genetec as many as 68.4%—or almost 7 out of 10—cameras are currently running out of date firmware.

Keyfactor Brings Enhanced Security for Cloud, DevOps and IoT

Keyfactor announced the latest update to its award-winning PKI as-a-service and certificate lifecycle automation solution, Keyfactor Command. The offering supports information security, IT and DevOps teams juggling security priorities, regulatory demands and digital transformation. In a recent survey, 44 percent of security and IT professionals indicated that lack of skills and expertise is the greatest challenge they face in managing their organization’s PKI.

Siemplify Integrates MITRE ATT&CK Framework into SecOps Platform

Siemplify announced its integration to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, enabling security operations teams to incorporate rich data and actionable intelligence into their incident response workflows. A globally accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations, MITRE ATT&CK is used as a foundation for the development of specific threat models and methodologies in the private sector, government and in the cybersecurity product and service community.