Category Archives: Security

04Feb/22

80% of Critical Infrastructure Organizations Experienced Ransomware Attacks Last Year

Claroty, the security company for cyber-physical systems (CPS) across industrial, healthcare, and enterprise environments, today released a new report, revealing that 80% of critical infrastructure organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, with an equal number reporting that their security budgets have risen since 2020. Titled “The Global State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2021: Resilience Amid Disruption,” the report is based on an independent global survey of 1,100 information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) professionals who work in critical infrastructure sectors, exploring how they have dealt with the significant challenges in 2021, their levels of resiliency, and priorities moving forward. Continue reading

31Jan/22

Avast Q4/2021 Threat Report: Log4j opening doors for new attacks while ransomware and RAT attacks on decline

Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy released its Q4/2021 threat report today, revealing an immediate exploitation of the Log4j vulnerability by coinminers, RATs, botnets, ransomware, and APTs, in December putting CISO departments under pressure. Furthermore, Avast’s threat researchers observed the revival of the Emotet botnet, and a 40% rise in coinminers, posing risks for consumers and businesses alike. The Q4 findings likewise show an increase in adware, technical support scams on desktop, and subscription scams and spyware on Android devices, targeting consumers. At the same time, Avast saw less ransomware and remote access trojan (RAT) activity. Continue reading

20Jan/22

Kasparov on Pandora Papers: Data will never be hundred percent safe

“With so much data being created, that data will never be one hundred percent safe”, former world chess champion, cyber and AI expert Garry Kasparov told IMPROVATE Cyber-Tech Conference in Tel Aviv. Addressing the issue of high-profile data hacks and leaks, such as the recent Pandora Papers, Kasparov, while noting that such leaks can be beneficial to expose corruption, said: “protecting data is all about ensuring that human-machine collaboration is going to work in our favor. It’s a trade-off, there’s no, there’s no simple, win-win combination. You will win some and you will lose some; the important thing is that the balance will be in our favor.” Continue reading

10Jan/22

Latest MegaMatcher 12.3 Multi-Biometric Product Line Provides Fast Performance With High Accuracy

Neurotechnology, a provider of deep learning-based solutions and high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the release of the new MegaMatcher 12.3 multi-biometric product line, including updates to the MegaMatcher software development kit (SDK) and to MegaMatcher Accelerator – a combined software and hardware solution that provides high-speed, high-volume biometric identification for national-scale projects. Continue reading

06Dec/21
Art of Control

Android Enterprise: The Art of Control

The Art of Control is now available to watch on demand. Catch up on what you missed!
Highlights from this session with featured guests from Walmart, the FBI and Schneider Electric include:

  • Discover how Walmart empowers its associates with productivity, privacy and security. Find out why the world’s largest employer deployed 740,000 Samsung devices with the Android work profile.
  • Explore how the FBI elevates their security with Android Enterprise. Deep dive on the platform security controls and ease of management that enables a federal government agency’s mobile workers.
  • Hear how Schneider Electric masters the Art of Control. Learn how a multi-national company manages their devices and keeps their data and employees secure.

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29Nov/21

MegaMatcher On Card 12 from Neurotechnology Features New Face Recognition and Fingerprint 1-to-N Matching Algorithms for Smart Cards

Neurotechnology, a provider of deep learning-based solutions and high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the release of the new MegaMatcher On Card software development kit (SDK). MegaMatcher On Card is an SDK for developing applications that feature biometric comparisons directly within the microcontroller of smart cards, and it includes optimized versions of the top ranked fingerprint, face and iris biometric algorithms from Neurotechnology. Continue reading