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AAEON teams with iSign to improve digital security on tablet computers with biometric signature technology

AAEON Electronics, manufacturer of rugged tablet computers, and iSign International, vendor of biometric signature security solutions, announced on Monday a technology partnership agreement between AAEON’s rugged tablets and iSign’s enterprise IT security solution for mobile device access. The biometric signature solution works on AAEON’s IP65 certified and MIL-STD-810G rugged tablet touch screens without the additional cost of optional biometric hardware. iSign’s technology is 99.999 percent secure and meets the most […]

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Toshiba expands eMMC lineup with v5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory products

Toshiba Corp.’s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company launched Tuesday JEDEC e∙MMC Version 5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory products with an enhanced operational temperature range of -40°C to +105°C. These products integrate NAND chips fabricated with 15nm process technology and designed for industrial applications, including PLC, CoMs and factory automation equipment, and can also be used in a wide range of consumer applications. The line-up offers densities of 8GB, […]

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McAfee Labs Report reveals 93% of security operations center managers overwhelmed by alerts

Intel Security released Tuesday its McAfee Labs Threats Report: December 2016, which provides insights into how enterprises are using security operations centers (SOCs), details key 2016 developments in ransomware, and illustrates how attackers are creating difficult-to-detect malware by infecting legitimate code with Trojans and leveraging that legitimacy to remain hidden as long as possible. The December report also details the growth of ransomware, mobile malware, macro malware, Mac OS malware […]

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Trend Micro expects evolving technology to introduce threats in 2017; while penetrating newer vulnerable surfaces

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro released Wednesday its annual security prediction report, “The Next Tier — 8 Security Predictions for 2017.” The upcoming year will include an increased breadth and depth of attacks, with malicious threat actors differentiating their tactics to capitalize on the changing technology landscape. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will play a larger role in targeted attacks in 2017. These attacks will […]

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AWS now compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL; offer performance and availability of commercial databases

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced Wednesday that it has added full PostgreSQL compatibility to Amazon Aurora, the AWS database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. With Amazon Aurora’s PostgreSQL support, users can get up to several times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database and take advantage of the scalability, durability, and […]

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New Kaspersky report throws up business perception of IT security in wake of inevitable compromise

Kaspersky Lab released Monday a report revealing the current state of security threats among businesses and how their perception of threats compares to the reality of cybersecurity incidents experienced over the past year, both in North America and worldwide. A top concern of North American businesses and a leading cause of successful cyberattacks in these organizations are also the most important asset: their employees. The findings of the report, ‘Business […]

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IBM invests $200M to improve response to cybersecurity incidents; expand cognitive capabilities of security operations centers

IBM Security expanded Wednesday its incident response capabilities, including new facilities, services and software as part of a $200 million investment made this year. These investments include a new global security headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. which features its initial physical Cyber Range for the commercial sector, where participants experience preparing for and responding to cyberattacks using live malware and real-world scenarios. IBM launched a new elite incident response and intelligence […]

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Red Hat Software Collections 2.3, Developer Toolset 6 generally available to pair developer agility with production stability

Open source company Red Hat announced Tuesday general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 2.3, Red Hat’s newest set of open source web development tools, dynamic languages, and databases. Red Hat Software Collections are delivered on a more frequent release cadence than Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are designed to bridge developer agility and production stability. This helps to accelerate the creation of modern applications that can then be more […]

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Synopsys boosts software security signoff offering with Cigital and Codiscope acquisitions

Synopsys signed this week definitive agreements to acquire Cigital, a privately held provider of software security managed and professional services, and Codiscope, a 2015 spinoff of Cigital and provider of complementary security tools. The acquisition of Cigital and Codiscope will add complementary products, services, and a highly skilled workforce to the Synopsys portfolio, enabling Synopsys to offer a comprehensive software security signoff solution. Cigital is a large, global application security […]

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