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Fireblocks develops a new MPC algorithm to speed up digital asset transaction process

Fireblocks announces it has developed a new MPC (secure multi-party computation) algorithm that pushes digital asset transaction speeds up to 8X faster than what’s currently possible. Fireblocks’ new protocol, called ‘MPC-CMP,’ is based on and surpasses the speed of Gennaro and Goldfeder’s protocol, a current industry standard for MPC, and Lindell et al.’s protocol. Starting today, all digital asset custodians and MPC vendors can access Fireblocks’ MPC-...

CyberCube releases a report stating criminal and hackers are targeting C-suite executives to access crucial data

C-suite executives will increasingly be targeted by cyber criminals looking for ways of extorting money from large corporations. According to a new report from cyber analytics provider CyberCube, organised criminals and hackers are moving away from ‘high volume, low-value’ methods of attack to, instead, carefully selecting senior managers who have access to organisations’ bank accounts and are in a position to authorise payments. Maximum degree of compliance Criminals are al...

Allied Universal seeks to hire 30,000 security professionals nationwide to ensure business continuity

Allied Universal, a globally renowned security and facility services company based in North America, is seeking to hire more than 30,000 security professionals and administrative staff to fill positions located throughout the nation over the next two months. In spite of the uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused, there are still many industries, such as security services, that are currently hiring to fill essential roles. Business safety and continuance Allied Universal is offering regular and t...

Global technical body EMVCo supports security evaluation for IoT products

Global technical body EMVCo has confirmed its security evaluation methodologies and processes support IoT payment use cases, enabling emerging solutions and devices to be evaluated quickly and efficiently. Device hardware evaluations are playing an increasingly important role in IoT assessments across various IoT payment use cases, security frameworks and emerging compliance models. EMVCo, in collaboration with globally recognised independent laboratories, has worked since 2005 to evaluate the...

Keysight’s threat simulator delivers actionable recommendations for addressing vulnerabilities and real-time threat intelligence

Keysight Technologies has announced Breach Defense, a security operations (SecOps) platform designed to improve operational security effectiveness. An integral element of the new platform is the Threat Simulator breach and attack simulation solution which enables network and security operations teams to measure the effectiveness of operational security by safely simulating the latest attacks and exploits on live networks. Security operations teams are faced with an increasingly complex network e...

Zaun uplifts its security ratings range to the latest BRE standards at ISE 2020

High security perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has uplifted all of its Security Ratings (SR) range to the latest certifications from the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE). BRE has revised its SRs to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 as certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and listed in their Red Book. The latest revision of LPS1175 to issue 8.0 sets out the requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building c...

SIA to unveil SIA Education@ISC Programme focused on converged security issues at ISC West 2020

ISC West, a converged security event in the United States, introduces the lineup for its 2020 SIA Education@ISC sessions, in collaboration with premier partner the Security Industry Association (SIA). Together, SIA and ISC West will be making educational sessions available during ISC West, taking place March 17-20, 2020, (SIA Education@ISC: March 17-19 | Exhibit Hall: March 18-20) at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The comprehensive programme includes nearly 100 accredited sessions coverin...

Maxxess integrates OpenEye Web Services with its eFusion security management software

Maxxess Systems, a provider of event response management and collaboration systems, is pleased to announce the integration of OpenEye Web Services (OWS) with Maxxess eFusion security management software. eFusion is presently installed in thousands of facilities around the globe enabling security personnel to more precisely monitor and assess potential and emerging threats, and quickly respond to emergencies. This new integration enables the Maxxess monitoring software to retrieve video from Ope...

DigiCert + QuoVadis attain Digital Signing Service certification for eIDAS Remote Qualified Signing

DigiCert + QuoVadis have been certified in the Netherlands and Belgium to provide remote Qualified Electronic Signatures for customers using its cloud-based Digital Signing Service (DSS) platform. QuoVadis, acquired by DigiCert in January 2019, is an accredited Qualified Trust Service Provider (QTSP) in the Netherlands and Belgium under the EU eIDAS regulation 910/2014 and is able to offer EU trust services to all member states, as well as in Switzerland under ZertES. eIDAS Qualified Electroni...

Fugue unveils Best Practices Framework to protect against advanced cloud misconfiguration attacks

Fugue, the company delivering autonomous cloud infrastructure security and compliance, has announced the release of the Fugue Best Practices Framework to help cloud engineering and security teams identify and remediate dangerous cloud resource misconfigurations that aren’t addressed by common compliance frameworks. Users can deploy the Fugue Best Practices Framework within minutes to improve the security posture of their Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud environments. Cloud misconfiguration...

Cyber security firm Crossword Cybersecurity and Leonardo MW Ltd sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc the technology commercialisation company focused solely on cyber security and risk, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Leonardo MW Ltd, a global high-tech Aerospace Defence and Security company. Crossword is rapidly becoming a pioneer player in the provision of risk assurance systems. Rizikon Assurance allows organisations to assess, assure, visualise and, ultimately, control third party risk. Risk assessment and manag...

Johnson Controls introduces WaveLynx Ethos line of contactless access readers to deploy secure credentials

Johnson Controls is introducing the Ethos line of multi-tech contactless access readers from WaveLynx Technologies. Ethos readers are equipped with a choice of credential technologies, enabling customers to choose migration paths to deploy secure credentials. WaveLynx Ethos multi-tech contactless access readers feature a modern aesthetic and state-of-the-art feature set. All Ethos readers are capable of reading legacy Proximity credentials, MIFARE DESFire® smart card credentials, LEAF enabl...