Cyber Security

Canon Helps Businesses Stomp Out Security Threats With Latest Enterprise Solutions

Canon U.S.A., Inc., debuts its third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE 3rd edition platform. Building upon the success and reliability of its predecessors, the new lineup features Security Information Event Management (SIEM)1 integration and other cybersecurity feature enhancements that allow for efficient activity monitoring and threat detection2 that extend beyond traditional MFP security features designed to help prevent unauthorized access to organizational assets. The solutions expand Canon’s existing focus on reliability and workflow efficiency.

Vanderbilt’s SPC Accredited NF A2P Cyber – RTC Cybersecurity Standard

Vanderbilt announced that the award-winning SPC system has been accredited to the NF A2P Cyber-RTC cybersecurity standard from the CNPP. The SPC intrusion system was tested by CNPP to ensure that it meets the latest needs for cybersecurity. This is part of Vanderbilt’s continuous endeavor and commitment to work with approval bodies to ensure both the best in class security and the confidence that your security system is secure.

Major Ransomware Attack Could Hit U.S. With $89B In Economic Damages

An international ransomware attack could cost the U.S. $89 billion, accounting for nearly half of the $193 billion global price tag for an attack, according to a new report from the Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project, of which Lloyd’s of London is a founding member. The cyber-attack—which launches through an infected email, encrypts data on every device connected to the network, and has the potential to spread quickly around the world—causes damages at 600,000 companies, ranging from premier institutions to small businesses.

Is Privacy Possible In The Digital Age?

Ahead of National Data Privacy Day, which is observed annually on 28th January, a poll carried out last year revealed a staggering 90% of people were “very concerned” about their internet privacy. Data privacy and the importance of safeguarding personal data, along with how companies are using blockchain technology to empower individuals to take control of their own data, are among the topics explored in the commentary.

PSA Announces New Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Program

PSA announced its plans to launch a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program. The program is designed to help systems integrators diversify their service offerings and realize the full potential and benefits of a managed services business model. It will hinge on uniting industry-leading partners in cybersecurity and cloud-based security solutions, training and certification opportunities and financing options from PSA.

Authlogics Reveals That The Recent Collection #1 Password Breach Is Just The Tip Of A 7.7 Billion Record Iceberg

Yesterday was another big news day for the password security world as yet another sizable dump of username and passwords has been found on the web. Troy Hunt provides a well thought through post ( where he talks about his findings from the dump dubbed “Collection #1 containing as many as 773 million emails and password records, but, Authlogics can report that Collection #1 appears to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Threat Lens 2019 Annual Forecast

The great power competition will cause China and Russia to intensify their industrial espionage efforts while the United States increases its efforts to stop them. Aggressive Iranian actions indirectly affecting, or directly targeting, its rivals’ civilians and companies will intensify as U.S.-Iranian tensions rise. More investigations, more regulations and higher ceilings on penalties—and an unprecedented cyberthreat from the West’s geopolitical rivals—will drive an increase in the number and size of penalties for organizations that suffer data breaches.

Former FBI Special Cyber Agent’s 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions

Jason Truppi is a career technologist turned FBI agent and now entrepreneur. He has two decades of experience building, securing and investigating networks; working on some of the largest national security and criminal cyber intrusion cases as an FBI Cyber Special Agent in the United States. More recently, he was Director of Endpoint Detection and Response at Tanium, an enterprise security software company. He continues to drive cyber policy as a Center for Strategic & International Studies Cybersecurity Fellow.

Mac Malware Appears On The WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List For First Time

WatchGuard® Technologies issued its quarterly Internet Security Report for Q3 2018. For the first time ever, Mac-based malware appeared on WatchGuard’s list of the top ten most common types of malware. The report also found that 6.8 percent of the world’s top 100,000 websites still accept old, insecure versions of the SSL encryption protocol. Also, WatchGuard saw more malware hits in the Asia Pacific region than in any other geographical region, indicating a significant increase in malware targeting that region throughout 2018.

Genetec Receives UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 (L3) Cybersecurity Readiness Certification

Genetec announced that Security Center Omnicast™, its video management system (VMS), received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification. A long-standing advocate for cybersecurity and the ‘Security of Security’, Genetec participated in the UL evaluation process, which today validates its resilience against cyber-attack with the highest Level 3 (L3) assessment certification.