Gradiant, top 10 in the international competition CVPR 2019

Gradiant, top 10 in the international competition CVPR 2019 | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Biometric #Security | The challenge focused on evaluating the best facial recognition technologies to detect spoofing attacks using multimodal information.

The competition was held in the framework of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) event, to be celebrated next week in California. Gradiant is presenting its work focused on facial anti-spoofing Gradiant did it again. Our biometric technology experts recently participated in ‘Chalearn Workshop on Face Spoofing Attack’ of CVPR 2019, an international competition focused on evaluating the performance of facial biometric systems for spoofing attack detection using multimodal information. The challenge focused on using the latest advances on artificial intelligence research to create robust and accurate anti-spoofing algorithms.


Gradiant’s team ranked worldwide 8th in this competition, with more than 300 biometric technology experts all over the world. The work of our colleagues was in the top 10 teams worldwide and second in the European top, in advance of other leading organizations in facial recognition technology such as Idiap Research Institute or the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS of China.

The most important machine vision conference in the world
The competition was held within the framework of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Congress (CVPR 2019), to take place from June 16th to 20th in Long Beach (California). “CVPR is the international reference event in artificial intelligence applied to artificial vision” pointed out Daniel González, director of Multimodal Information at Gradiant.

The team is going to present ‘Deep Anomaly Detection for Generalized Face Anti-Spoofing’ paper in California. It is focused on a facial anti-spoofing proposal for the detection of anomalies by using deep learning techniques without the need to process a whole video, just by using RGB images. With this information, the algorithm we have developed can determine whether the person in the picture is real or it is a spoofing attack.

“Presenting our solution in the CVPR, beyond the position obtained in the competition, is a recognition of the quality of Gradiant’s technologies,” Gonzalez said. This work is going to be exhibited in oral and poster format during the event, and attendees can discover our technology in detail on Monday 17th June from 11:00 to 11:20 hours in space 102 B.

As a result of our expertise in biometric facial recognition solutions, we take advantage of our identity verification solutions to solve competition’s challenge: to detect spoofing attacks using multimodal information (information from three information sources: RGB images, depth and IR).

Instead of using a card to gain access to a door, as in this photo, biometrics allows you to use a physical trait, like the features of your face.

Accredited international background
It’s not the first time that Gradiant gets a great score in a competition like this. Back in 2017, our facial recognition system obtained the highest score in all test at the IJCB 2017 conference, ahead of companies such as FUJITSU Laboratories LTD (Japan), CpqD and University of Campinas (Brazil) or Idiap Research Institute (Switzerland). In addition our colleagues presented our solutions at the most important biometrics congress, the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2019).

With more than ten years of experience in biometric research, Gradiant has been able to transfer secure technologies to sectors such as banking, health and security. Following this philosophy, we make available our biometric technologies for mobile devices in three complementary modalities: face, voice and signature recognition.

About Gradiant
Gradiant is private technology ICT centre focused on connectivity, intelligence and security technologies. Gradiant is an innovation provider, with over 10 years of experience on technology incubation and more than 100 engineers, Gradiant has a footprint in 29 countries and over 170 customers.

After ten years of activity, Gradiant has quintupled the license agreements of its innovation projects in the last two years, which already reach 150 licenses in 18 countries. Some recent public international references include Telefónica, Vodafone, Samsung, PSA Peugeot Citroën, NATO, Indra, Everis, Babcock international, and Boeing.

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U.S. Launched Cyber Attacks on Iran After Drone Shootdown

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U.S. Launched Cyber Attacks on Iran After Drone Shootdown | #TpromoCom #Cyber #Hacker #Drone | U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computers that crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, U.S. officials said Saturday.

US President Donald Trump is said to have secretly authorized US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory cyber attack on Iran in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.

The action by U.S. Cyber Command was a demonstration of the U.S.’s increasingly mature cyber military capabilities and its more aggressive cyber strategy under the Trump administration.

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Audit Finds NYC Schools Unprepared for Emergency Situations

#Audit Finds NYC Schools Unprepared for #Emergency Situations | #ESC_LLC #School #Security #Safety | An audit of NYC schools’ safety plans found missing floor plans, unarmed door alarms, and a lack of drills and coordination, among other things.

According to the release, the state’s Department of Education has not been strict in requiring schools file safety plans on time and policies do not routinely align regulations with state requirements.

The assessment looked at safety plans of 25 of the city’s 1,800 schools run by the DOE. It found missing floor plans, unarmed door alarms, radios that were turned off or were not working, and a lack of drills and coordination, among other issues.

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5 Keys to Improve Your Cybersecurity

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5 Keys to Improve Your Cybersecurity | #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #Internet #Security | Cybersecurity isn’t easy. If there was a product or service you could buy that would just magically solve all of your cybersecurity problems, everyone would buy that thing, and we could all rest easy.

However, that is not the way it works. Technology continues to evolve. Cyber attackers adapt and develop new malicious tools and techniques, and cybersecurity vendors design creative new ways to detect and block those threats. Rinse and repeat.

Cybersecurity isn’t easy, and there is no magic solution, but there are a handful of things you can do that will greatly reduce your exposure to risk and significantly improve your security posture.

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Firefox Releases Critical Patch Update to Stop Ongoing Zero-Day Attacks

Firefox Releases Critical Patch Update to Stop Ongoing Zero-Day Attacks | #TpromoCom #Browser #Patch #Hackers | If you use the Firefox web browser, you need to update it right now.
Mozilla earlier today released Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 versions to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability in the browsing software that hackers have been found exploiting in the wild.

Discovered and reported by Samuel Groß, a cybersecurity researcher at Google Project Zero, the vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code on machines running vulnerable Firefox versions and take full control of them.

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ASSA ABLOY acquires De La Rue´s Citizen Identity Business in the UK

ASSA ABLOY acquires De La Rue´s Citizen Identity Business in the UK | #TpromoCom #Identification #ID #Passport | ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue, a leading passport manufacturer based in the UK.

“De La Rue´s international identity solutions business is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company reinforces our current offering within secure identity solutions. The acquisition of De La Rue´s identity solutions business considerably enhances the Group´s position within citizen ID and will provide complementary growth opportunities,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

“With complementary products, solutions and services that are highly synergistic with HID Global’s current offerings, De La Rue’s identity solutions business is an excellent strategic fit with our mission to power the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things,” says Stefan Widing, Executive Vice President and Head of HID Global. “Customers of both organizations will benefit from the expanded range of e-government solutions that will be offered as a result of the acquisition.”

The identity solutions business of De La Rue has some 200 employees, and the main office is located in Basingstoke, UK.

Sales for the acquired business’ fiscal year to 30 March 2019 was about GBP 38 million (approx. SEK 460 million) and the acquisition will be neutral to EPS from start.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2019.

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Nico Delvaux, President and CEO, tel. no: +46 8 506 485 82
Erik Pieder, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel. no: +46 8 506 485 72
Björn Tibell, Head of Investor Relations, tel. no: +46 70 275 67 68

About ASSA ABLOY
The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY’s innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world. (Source: click here)

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FBI Warns of Dangers in ‘Safe’ Websites

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FBI Warns of Dangers in ‘Safe’ Websites | #TpromoCom #FBI #CyberSecurity #Cyber | Criminals are using TLS certificates to convince users that fraudulent sites are worthy of their trust.

One of the most common mechanisms used to secure web browser sessions — and to assure consumers that their transactions are secure — is also being used by criminals looking to gain victims’ trust in phishing campaigns. The FBI has issued a public service announcement defining the problem and urging individuals to go beyond simply trusting any “https” URL.

Browser publishers and website owners have waged successful campaigns to convince consumers to look for lock icons and the “https:” prefix as indicators that a website is encrypted and, therefore, secure. The problem, according to the FBI and security experts, is that many individuals incorrectly assume that an encrypted site is secure from every sort of security issue.

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