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CPR research finds Formbook climbs into first place in August's most wanted malware

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2021. Researchers report that Formbook is the most prevalent malware, taking over Trickbot, which has fallen into second following a three-month-long reign. The banking trojan, Qbot, whose operators are known to take breaks during the summer, has dropped from the top 10 completely aft...

Scotch & Soda turns online and offline shopping into a new experience with Checkpoint Systems

Customers shopping in Scotch & Soda clothing will have soon a much stronger chance of finding and purchasing the right trousers, skirt, jacket, or shirt, thanks to the retailer’s new three-year partnership with renowned RFID solutions provider, Checkpoint Systems. RFID labels for inventory accuracy Checkpoint Systems will tag, on average, 10 million Scotch & Soda garments with the latest generation of RFID labels per year, providing it with improved inventory accuracy across its...

Checkpoint Systems becomes the title sponsor of the upcoming Retail Risk Conference in London

The supplier of loss prevention solutions and retail technology, Checkpoint Systems UK, has been announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming Retail Risk Conference in London on 22nd July 2021. Retail Risk events welcome thousands of senior professionals in the loss prevention industry, C-Suite executives, international retail brands and academics every year at their global conferences. This is the first time Checkpoint Systems has collaborated with Retail Risk London 2021, allowing the loss...

Checkpoint Systems support retailers in finding new ways to deploy RFID technology to boost their bottom line

A research report has revealed the innovative new ways that retailers are using RFID technology in-store, in order to improve profitability. Authored by Emeritus Professor, Adrian Beck from the University of Leicester and the ECR Retail Loss Group and supported by Checkpoint Systems, ‘Utilising RFID in Retailing: Insights on Innovation’ research report highlights how companies are employing the technology for a broader range of purposes. Benefits of RFID in retail The research rep...

Ignition Technology partners with Siemplify to bring the SOAR technology to a growing MSSP community

Ignition Technology announces a partnership with Siemplify as its exclusive distributor to bring the independent provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) technology to a growing MSSP community across the UK. Siemplify is redefining security operations for MSSPs worldwide through its innovative platform that helps security teams manage their operations and respond to cyber threats with speed and precision. The Siemplify SOAR platform combines security orchestration, aut...

Checkpoint Systems analysis shows correlation between lockdown and a reduction in shoplifting incidents

Shoplifting in the United Kingdom was slashed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of 2020 police data, with lockdowns and the closure of non-essential retail leading to the first reduction in theft since 2018. However, retailers are being warned that shoplifters will hit the profits of stores across the country, as the big reopening continues through May and into the summer and thieves continue to be let off. Analysis of the data by Checkpoint Systems, a pioneer in the Electr...

Checkpoint Systems is the first RFID label manufacturer to achieve ARC certification with NXP’s UCODE 9

Checkpoint Systems, a vertically integrated supplier of RFID solutions for retail, has again demonstrated its commitment to innovation by becoming the first manufacturer to have an RFID inlay, featuring the new NXP UCODE 9 IC certified by Auburn University’s ARC Laboratory. Impinj M700-based RFID inlays The exciting announcement follows news that Checkpoint Systems recently became the first company to achieve ARC certification for its Impinj M700-based RFID inlays. By setting another ne...

Check Point Software Technologies and partners launch Check Point Certified Cloud Specialist Program

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally announced the launch of Check Point Cloud Academy in partnership with its Platinum Elite ATC Partners - Arrow Electronics, Red Education, and Westcon Security. Check Point Software is the first security solutions provider to address the knowledge gap in the industry by offering a dedicated certified education program specialising in cloud security globally. Opportunities for professionals Open to Check Poin...

Checkpoint Systems expands their HALO IoT RFID software platform to provide extended enterprise reporting

Checkpoint Systems, the only vertically integrated solutions provider for retail, announces the expansion of its HALO® Internet of Things (IoT) RFID software platform with the release of HALO 12.2.0. Building on the highly successful software platform, this latest release includes a number of new features that will elevate it further. Not only does it boast improved replenishment capabilities and expanded language options for increased usability and quicker international rollout capabilitie...

Check Point CloudGuard secures hybrid clouds and delivers amazing ROI to customers

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, announces the results of an independently commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting which analyses the Total Economic Impact (TEI) and benefits that enterprises deploying Check Point’s CloudGuard Cloud Network Security solution can realise. The study found that CloudGuard repaid its initial investment in under 3 months, with a 169% ROI over 3 years through higher staff productivity, reduced b...

Check Point identifies a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature

Researchers at cyber-security specialist Check Point Research have identified a security vulnerability in TikTok’s ‘Find Friends’ feature. If left unpatched, the vulnerability would have enabled an attacker to access a user's profile details and the phone number associated with their account, making it possible to build a database of users and their related phone numbers for use in malicious activity. Certain profile settings Profile details that were accessible via the vuln...

Check Point Research reveals spike in malicious domains cyber threats ahead of 2020 US elections

Check Point Research is conducting an ongoing study into cyber threats in the run-up to the 2020 US elections. Initial findings of the study show surges in the number of malicious domains related to the election. Furthermore, researchers at CPR have outlined their top 6 attack scenarios to most watch out for leading up to election-day. Check Point researchers conducted a study on election-related domains between the months of June and October 2020. Compared to other domains registered during th...

Check Point® Software Technologies announces Global Threat Index for September 2020

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for September 2020. Researchers found that an updated version of Valak malware has entered the Index for the first time, ranking as the 9th most prevalent malware in September. First observed in late 2019, Valak is a sophisticated threat which was previously classified as a malware loader. In recent months...

Check Point discloses a critical vulnerability in Instagram allowing to turn a phone into a spying tool

Security researchers at Check Point identified a critical vulnerability in Instagram, the popular photo and video sharing app with over 1 billion users worldwide. The vulnerability would have given an attacker the ability to take over a victim’s Instagram account and turn their phone into a spying tool, simply by sending them a malicious image file. When the image is saved and opened in the target’s Instagram app, the exploit would give the hacker full access to the victim’s In...

Check Point Research announces the re-appearance of Emotet botnet in the July 2020 Global Threat Index

Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for July 2020. Researchers found that after a five-month absence, Emotet has surged back to 1st place in the Index, impacting 5% of organisations globally. Since February 2020, Emotet’s activities – primarily sending waves of malspam campaigns – started to slow down and eventually stopped, until re-emerging in July. This pattern was observed in 2019 when the Emotet botnet ceased activity during the summer months...

Check Point® Software announces IoT Protect to secure IoT devices and networks against cyber-attacks

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., a provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has introduced its Internet of Things (IoT) Protect solution to secure both IoT devices and networks in smart building, smart city, healthcare, industrial and critical infrastructure environments against all types of advanced Gen VI cyber-threats. The solution delivers threat prevention and security management capabilities to block even unknown cyber-attacks at both IoT network and IoT device level, usin...

Checkpoint Systems launches SmartOccupancy solution for retail stores to monitor occupancy level of stores

Checkpoint Systems, a pioneer in source-to-shopper solutions, launches a new system to help retailers view in-store occupancy levels and receive alerts in real-time. The SmartOccupancy solution is designed for stores with an occupancy limit or those with high shrink rates. It helps retail associates or security guards view the number of shoppers currently in a store in real-time, while helping managers deploy staff efficiently, combating risk and deterring theft more effectively. Visual colour...

Checkpoint Systems announced as the title sponsor of the Retail Risk Conference London 2020

The supplier of loss prevention solutions and retail security, Checkpoint Systems UK, has been announced as the title sponsor of the upcoming Retail Risk Conference in London on 2 April 2020. Retail Risk events welcome thousands of senior professionals in the loss prevention industry, C-Suite executives, international retail brands and academics every year at their global conferences. This is the first time Checkpoint Systems has collaborated with Retail Risk London 2020, allowing the loss prev...

Checkpoint Systems unveils retail technology solutions at EuroShop 2020

Checkpoint Systems has unveiled a host of new, pioneering solutions at EuroShop 2020 that demonstrate how technology can help brands navigate the evolving retail landscape. The only fully vertically integrated solutions provider, Checkpoint, has developed an extensive understanding of the complex challenges presented by the retail digital transformation. And, its collaboration with leading retailers, such as LPP and Desigual, demonstrates how it is building an agile, responsive in-store environ...

Checkpoint to showcase its RFID-based retail security solutions at EuroShop 2020

The retail industry is undergoing a significant period of change. Consumer demand is constantly evolving led by rising expectations for an improved experience, both online and in-store. Today’s connected consumer firmly sets the pace for change and retailers must respond to stay in the race. What can visitors to Checkpoint’s stand at EuroShop 2020 expect to see? 78% of consumers want an enjoyable in-store experience, coupled with store design contributing to a potential sales increa...

Checkpoint Systems’ HALO App simplifies and speeds up omni-channel orders with RFID technology

Checkpoint Systems came out with a major release of the IoT software platform HALO which comes with omni-channel and task management functionality. HALO now supports in-store fulfilment of omni-channel orders, that is ‘buy online, pick up in store’ and ship-from-store. Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and accurate inventory data, HALO helps distributing the orders among stores based on availability. HALO mobile app The HALO mobile app shows store staff the ord...

Checkpoint’s advanced One Way Surveillance Sensor facilitates enhanced store security

Helping retailers to improve store planning and the flow of footfall, Checkpoint Systems, globally renowned provider of shopper security solutions, has launched an innovative solution, the One Way Surveillance Sensor. One Way Surveillance Sensor Store layouts are critical, designed to influence customer behaviour and improve store flow while highlighting key promotions and merchandise. Developed to monitor directional changes of customer movements in-store, Checkpoint’s One Way Surveilla...

Checkpoint Systems’ source tagging programme helps retailers maximise revenue

The retail industry is constantly evolving, with a fast-paced environment that requires retailers to quickly respond to changes in the market, while delivering a consistent service that inspires customer loyalty – all in a bid to maintain healthy margins and revenue in what is an increasingly competitive landscape. Helping retailers to drive efficiency and capitalise on new labelling innovations, Checkpoint Systems’ source tagging programme, which celebrates more than 25 years since...

Checkpoint Systems launches G40 EAS antenna designed to tackle theft in retail stores

Checkpoint Systems, a pioneer in source to shopper solutions, has announced the launch of the G40, a small footprint acrylic antenna specifically designed to tackle theft in convenience stores. With small format stores growing at an exponential rate globally, the need to protect merchandise in high traffic, small footprint environments is increasing. The compact RF-based, G40 EAS antenna offers a solution to cover areas where installation of traditional EAS proves challenging. Maximising space...