Category: Frontline Security

Proofpoint's fourth annual Human Factor report

Proofpoint’s fourth annual Human Factor report

The headline story of 2016 threat landscape was the explosive growth of ransomware and the massive email campaigns that delivered it to organisations of all sizes around the world. These attacks added up to billions of dollars in direct financial losses. Cyber criminals relied less on automated attacks and exploits, shifting instead to social engineering. The change increased […]

Hands Tied: Half of Organisations Say Cyber Attacks Are on the Rise,  But Resource Constraints Persist

Hands Tied: Half of Organisations Say Cyber Attacks Are on the Rise, But Resource Constraints Persist

80 per cent of ISACA survey respondents expect a cyberattack to hit their organisation this year, but many remain unprepared New and evolving threats combined with persistent resource challenges limit organisations’ abilities to defend against cyber intrusions, according to the second installment of ISACA’s 2017 State of Cyber Security Study. Eighty per cent of the […]

Third major attack in the UK in under three months underlines intensification of terrorism threat

Third major attack in the UK in under three months underlines intensification of terrorism threat

Otso Iho, Senior Analyst, Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Centre (JTIC), IHS Markit On 3 June, three suspected Islamist militants used a vehicle to drive into pedestrians on London Bridge in the UK capital London, before disembarking on foot and proceeding to indiscriminately stab people at the nearby Borough Market area, a location filled with busy […]

10-Step Cybersecurity Checklist for Smart Cities

10-Step Cybersecurity Checklist for Smart Cities

We have already discussed how smart cities are being designed to fit the culture and needs of citizens worldwide. We have also delved into how smart technology implementations in critical sectors can be attacked. We have also learned how the absence of well-defined security standards and regulations, can turn projected benefits into unforeseen problems. In […]

Big Data Analytics Solution Helps India Nonprofit Organization “My Choices Foundation” in Efforts to Prevent Human Trafficking

Big Data Analytics Solution Helps India Nonprofit Organization “My Choices Foundation” in Efforts to Prevent Human Trafficking

Analytics solution developed by Quantium for My Choices Foundation uses Cisco UCS and Nexus infrastructure and MapR Converged Data Platform My Choices Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in India, is using big data analytics to help alleviate one of the world’s worst social problems: human trafficking. While many organizations work to rescue girls and prosecute […]

Face Recognition Technology from Cognitec Supports Automated Border Control at Venice Airport

Face Recognition Technology from Cognitec Supports Automated Border Control at Venice Airport

Cognitec’s automated passport control product FaceVACS-Entry features in eight ABC gates (eGates) at Venice Marco Polo Airport, following the airport’s decision to facilitate expedited border control checks at the international terminal. The eGate implementation project was delivered by N-Aitec, an airport IT provider and system integrator. As the traveler enters the eGate, FaceVACS-Entry detects the […]

Keyless access control for St Patrick's College

Keyless access control for St Patrick’s College

St Patrick’s College Strathfield, an Australian independent Roman Catholic day school for young men in Years 5-12 located in Strathfield in the inner west of Sydney, has installed a SALTO XS4 access control system to provide advanced security management. The College awarded the contract to local certified SALTO dealer Allcare Locksmiths & Security. “When the […]

The Capability: Facial recognition, privacy and regulating new technology

The Capability: Facial recognition, privacy and regulating new technology

In late 2015 the Commonwealth government announced that a national facial recognition system – the National Facial Biometrics Matching Capability or simply ‘The Capability’- would be implemented. This system will use existing identification documents, such as licences and passports, to extract and share biometric information between state, territory and national government databases. As is often […]

Ransomware: Past, Present and Future

Ransomware: Past, Present and Future

Extortion is a cybercrime staple and no malware does a better job at this than ransomware. Ransomware have been wreaking havoc since they first emerged in the mid-2000s. 2016 was, in fact, marked by a staggering increase the number of newly discovered ransomware families. All armed with capabilities to encrypt various file types on not just computers but even mobile […]

Synectics Wins Airport Operational Command and Control Center Contract for Jakarta Airport

Synectics Wins Airport Operational Command and Control Center Contract for Jakarta Airport

Global surveillance solutions expert Synectics is to design an integrated end-to-end solution for the new Airport Operational Command & Control Center (AOCC) at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the busiest airport in the southern hemisphere. The state-of-the-art AOCC is designed to enable stakeholders, including airlines, the ability to manage all aspects of operations at Soekarno-Hatta’s Terminals […]

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