IT Security


Novonics Promotes David Forth to Senior Product Manager

In his new position, Foth will continue to be responsible for product line management of wireless, 900MHz mesh network products and will help oversee go-to-market strategies for Inovonics’ transmitters, transceivers and sensors for use in life safety and commercial security systems.

Healthcare Network Migrates to Contactless, Multi-application Access Control

HID Global has enabled the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN) to re-badge more than 7,000 personnel following the firm’s spin-off and corporate re-branding, while also migrating to higher-security 13.56 MHz contactless technologies.

Key Source International Unveils Auto-Locking Keyboard to Protect Sensitive Data

Key Source International has announced the SonarLocID, an integrated keyboard that addresses the most important aspect of workstation security: the logoff.

Android Phone Users Warned of Hong Tou Tou Virus

A new virus on Android devices has been spotted in China by NetQin, a mobile security service provider. Dubbed "Hong Tou Tou," the virus targets Chinese users and is distributed by hiding itself in legitimate apps such as the well-known game RoboDefense.

Report Examines Privacy, Security Risks in Patient Health Data

A new report, "Privacy and Security in Health Care: A Fresh Look," released by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, identifies the risks associated with privacy and security breaches in healthcare. The report offers guidance to help minimize potential privacy and security threats as health reform drives increased exchange of online health information.

Study: Latest Technologies Straining Cybersecurity Staffs

A study based on a survey of more than 10,000 information security professionals worldwide finds that a growing number of technologies that business are adopting widely are challenging information security executives and their staffs, potentially endangering the security of government agencies, corporations and consumers worldwide over the next several years.

Report: Even With Drop In Spam, Cybercriminals Gaining Ground

Frustrated e-mail users may have noticed a significant drop in spam in recent months, but cybercriminals are gaining ground with creative new phishing methods and making exploit kits more robust, according to the latest Security Labs Report from M86 Security.



Opera Solutions Adds Former IBM Deputy CTO to Leadership Team

Herb Kelsey will pilot Opera's initiatives for new product development in cybersecurity and intelligence analysis.

Department Of Defense Wants To Enlist Private Sector For Cyber Defense

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is expanding a number of programs to bring much needed private sector expertise into the military.

RSA Chief Calls For Proof, Not Promises To Assure Trust In Cloud Computing

In his opening keynote at RSA Conference 2011, Art Coviello, executive vice president of EMC and executive chairman of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, outlined a strategy to close the trust void that holds many organizations back from deploying mission-critical applications in cloud environments.

Animetrics App Uses Facial Recognition to Secure Smartphones

Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, the apps accurately verify a user's identity using only his or her face through cloud-based facial search and retrieval applications.

Becrypt Appoints Head of Global Head of Marketing

Kieth Ricketts will be responsible for all marketing activities across Becrypt’s worldwide operations. A major focus will be the continued development of Becrypt’s U.S. operation, as this market remains a key growth opportunity for the company.

HID Global Facilitates Secure Network Access For More Than 85,000 U.S. Government Employees

HID Global, provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, recently announced it has secured an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for the company’s OMNIKEY contact smart card readers for network authentication.

Poll: Greatest IT Security Challenges Organizational, Budget Related

Application Security Inc., a provider of database security, risk and compliance solutions for the enterprise, Unisphere Research and the Oracle Applications Users Group announced the 2011 Data Security report, "Managing Information in Insecure Times."

RSA Establishes Cloud Trust Authority To Accelerate Cloud Computing Adoption

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, recently announced the RSA Cloud Trust Authority, a set of cloud-based services designed to facilitate secure and compliant relationships among organizations and cloud service providers.

SentryBay Signs Global OEM Agreement with Mobile Active Defense

Under the terms of the new agreement Mobile Active Defense and SentryBay will apply its award-winning enterprise-level smartphone security software to its secure browsing technology on iPhones, iPads, Nokia/Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Google Android phones.

UL Unveils Framework For Certifying Resiliency Of Network, Data Center Products

UL recently announced the release of a new framework for certifying the resiliency of network and data center products. UL 2825 marks the first deliverable in response to recently introduced U.S. legislation requiring independent certification of network and security-related product performance and protection.

Explore Anywhere Names Oliver Nelson as CEO

Nelson is an advertising and marketing professional with a diverse background that includes experience in both the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer B2C realms.

Research: Organizations With Highly Mobile Workforces More Susceptible To IT Security Issues

Organizations spend an average of 127 hours per month managing on-site security solutions and related problems, according to new research from Webroot, the first Internet security service company. The top time thieves are updating software and hardware, reimaging infected machines, and enforcing end user Internet and e-mail policies.

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  • Survey: Less Than Half of IT Leaders are Confident in their IoT Security Plans

    Viakoo recently released findings from its 2024 IoT Security Crisis: By the Numbers. The survey uncovers insights from IT and security executives, exposes a dramatic surge in enterprise IoT security risks, and highlights a critical missing piece in the IoT security technology stack. The clarion call is clear: IT leaders urgently need to secure their IoT infrastructure one application at a time in an automated and expeditious fashion. Read Now

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

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  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3