Sven Hammar joins Versasec board of directors

Versasec named Sven Hammar to its board of directors at the company’s annual general meeting. Mr. Hammar brings to Versasec experience in working with start-ups and established companies as well as negotiating experience with both enterprise customers and financial institutions. His career includes presenting and receiving venture capital funding, team building, establishing distribution and partnership with industry players, leading mergers and acquisitions, and working with restructuring and cost-saving programs. He’s held leadership positions in international … More

EclecticIQ integrates with MITRE’s ATT&CK framework

EclecticIQ announced the integration with MITRE’s ATT&CK (adversarial tactics, techniques, and common knowledge) Framework. The integration allows insights into tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) of adversaries. As adversaries get more skilled, the demand for threat intelligence increases. The analysts at EclecticIQ Fusion Center produce threat intelligence based on various open, community and commercial sources, both as pre-defined products as well as customer-specific offerings. Having ingested the ATT&CK matrix into EclecticIQ Platform, the analyst-centric Threat Intelligence … More

Mimecast acquires Ataata

The acquisition will allow customers to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behavior observations into actionable risk metrics for security professionals. The addition of security awareness training and risk scoring and analysis strengthens Mimecast’s cyber resilience for email capabilities. According to research Mimecast conducted with Vanson Bourne, 90 percent of organizations have seen phishing attacks increase over the last year, yet only 11 percent responded that they train employees on how to spot cyberattacks. … More

Checkpoint Systems and Impinj team to create ARC-qualified RFID inlay

Checkpoint and Impinj announced that Checkpoint has created the Auburn University ARC-qualified inlay incorporating the Impinj Monza R6-A chip using its own Vortex RFID label. The ARC Program tests and benchmarks RFID tag performance and shares that data with the retail supply chain. This ensures that retail suppliers can deliver RFID-tagged products to retailers that meet the levels of performance necessary to provide benefit to both the retailer and the retail supplier. The Vortex R6-A … More

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud partner to foster IoT in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry resources to build the IoT solution to support Industrie 4.0, China’s manufacturing upgrade and transformation and other industrial Internet initiatives. Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG and Simon Hu, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud signed … More

Cognitec’s FaceVACS engine integrates face matching algorithm

Cognitec Systems has concluded research and development efforts to advance the accuracy and speed of its face matching algorithm. The algorithm has been integrated into Cognitec’s FaceVACS engine and is available in releases of all market-focused Cognitec products. In-house tests show performance levels on a variety of datasets across face recognition applications. These datasets range from passport-style images as found in national ID databases, to mugshot-style images used by law enforcement agencies, and facial images … More

ThreatMetrix has launched a risk engine API to support 3DS 2.0 environments

ThreatMetrix, A LexisNexis Risk Solutions Company, announced the Summer ’18 release, which delivers a 3D Secure 2.0 offering and Champion Challenger capabilities. Introducing the ThreatMetrix 3DS 2.0 solution for risk decisioning ThreatMetrix has launched a risk engine API to support 3DS 2.0 environments, enhancing risk-based decisions for card-not-present transactions. ThreatMetrix has the ability to correlate information from a consumer’s real-time transactions with data from the Digital Identity Network. This will enable payment authorization decisions with … More

EQT acquires SUSE for $2.5 billion

The EQT VIII fund has agreed to acquire SUSE from Micro Focus for an enterprise value of USD 2.535 billion. The transaction is subject to Micro Focus shareholder and customary regulatory approvals. During the ownership of Micro Focus, SUSE has operated as a semi-independent business under the leadership of Nils Brauckmann, executing on a defined growth charter. SUSE has also expanded its product portfolio, including solutions for cloud and storage as well as container and … More

ThetaRay raises over $30 million

ThetaRay announced that it has completed a fund-raising round of over $30 million. With the latest investment, the company has raised more than $60 million. Investors include Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), GE, Bank Hapoalim, OurCrowd, SVB Investments and others. ThetaRay will use the capital to expand its presence in Europe, Asia and the US, increase its workforce and operations to meet the demand for systems that fight financial crime and money laundering. ThetaRay machine learning … More

Tripwire’s IP360 vulnerability management solution features agent-based scanning

Tripwire announced that agent-based vulnerability scanning is available in the latest version of Tripwire IP360. With the addition of agent-based capabilities, Tripwire IP360 9.0 provides a view of vulnerability risks across hybrid environments, including on-premise, in the cloud and in container-based environments. Leveraging agents for vulnerability management provides visibility into areas where traditional network scanning is not practical – such as environments with intermittently connected devices, dynamic IP addresses and cloud images – and bypasses … More

Security Standing Committee to secure the future of computing

The RISC-V Foundation announced the formation of the Security Standing Committee to bring together industry to share findings, develop consensus around security practices and identify potential security improvements for RISC-V based Internet of Things (IoT) devices, embedded systems, and machine learning implementations. The Committee includes 25 RISC-V Foundation members, including Berkeley Architecture Group, Bluespec, CSIRO’s Data61, Dover, Draper, Esperanto Technologies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Intrinsic ID, Galois, Hex Five Security, Microsemi, Micron Technology, … More

Access Professional Edition 3.7: Personalized access control from Bosch

Bosch has released version 3.7 of its Access Professional Edition (APE) access control software. The update adds features such as assembly points for emergency situations, personalized permanent open and output signals, plus management of user access rights and data supporting companies to meet the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Assembly point for emergencies Companies can set up assembly points where employees can show their card to register as safe during … More