Open source or proprietary: how should we secure voting systems?

Open source or proprietary: how should we secure voting systems? | #TpromoCom #vote #computer #cybersecurity |

There isn’t much debate that something needs to be done to make voting systems – more than 8,000 jurisdictions in the 50 states – more secure.

While the US intelligence community concluded that Russian hackers were “probably unsuccessful” in tampering with votes in last year’s presidential election, that doesn’t mean they didn’t try, or that their chances of future success are low. (click here)

Privacy and Security Concerns Need Attention as IoT, Machine Learning Take Hold

Privacy and Security Concerns Need Attention as IoT, Machine Learning Take Hold | #TpromoCom #IoT #Government #Internet #cybersecurity |

Privacy concerns may make the mantle of big data weigh heavily on the shoulders of the public sector, but the underlying issues are the ones agencies must confront, city, county and state officials told hundreds of the roughly 450 registrants at the Los Angeles Digital Government Summit.

In opening remarks, a lunchtime address and a panel discussion of positive case studies on Tuesday, Aug. 29, Los Angeles city and county executives and a privacy leader from Washington state all reminded their audiences that the future of data privacy starts now — but privatizing and securing all that data will likely be a long-running process. click here

 

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Technician dies in elevator accident in midtown Toronto

Technician dies in elevator accident in midtown Toronto | #TpromoCom #AV #Technician #killed #videosurveillance |The man was working on a job site in the area of St. Clair Avenue West and Oriole Road when he was in an elevator accident, said Toronto paramedics.Emergency services were called to the scene around 11 a.m.To read this news item, click here.

A man has died after an elevator accident in the area of St. Clair Avenue West and Oriole Road on Friday.

BullGuard Launches Dojo, The World’s Most Comprehensive Smart Home Cybersecurity Solution

BullGuard Launches Dojo, The World’s Most Comprehensive Smart Home Cybersecurity Solution | #TpromoCom #DoJo #cybersecurity #WiFi #security | Dojo is the only consumer cybersecurity product built from the ground up as an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home. There are billions of connected Internet of Things devices on the market today – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, smart appliances, lighting, locks and more. Dojo by BullGuard is built to protect them all.  READ ON: Click Here

(press release below)

| SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BullGuard (http://www.bullguard.com), the number one rated, multi-award winning, consumer cybersecurity company today announced the official launch of Dojo by BullGuard, the world’s most comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution.

Dojo is the only consumer cybersecurity product built from the ground up as an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home. There are billions of connected Internet of Things devices on the market today – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, smart appliances, lighting, locks and more. Dojo by BullGuard is built to protect them all. Available exclusively in the United States at launch, Dojo by BullGuard retails for $199 USD, including the first 12-months of service, and is available for purchase online at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and on shelves in brick-and-mortar BestBuy stores nationwide. View a short video of Dojo in action.

“Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a smart, connected home. It safeguards consumers’ privacy and protects their entire home network, but is also delivered in a way that is extremely easy for them to set up and use,” said Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard. “A smart home can quickly become a fool’s paradise when IoT devices are not properly secured. Dojo seamlessly protects the privacy and security of a consumer’s data, devices, home and family by monitoring the home network 24/7 against cyber threats. No other product provides the unrivaled deep multi-layered levels of protection as Dojo.”

Dojo by BullGuard provides enterprise-grade, multi-layered security software capable of handling a wide range of cybersecurity threats, with a major focus on protecting smart home devices. The Dojo by BullGuard smart home cybersecurity solution includes:

  • Dojo (hardware): A sleekly designed ‘pebble’ that is easy to set up and free to move about the home while its dock remains connected to the Wi-Fi router. The Dojo pebble illuminates rings of light when suspicious or malicious activity is detected on the user’s Wi-Fi network. Yellow rings indicate that a risk has been detected and automatically mitigated, while red rings of light indicate that an action must be taken in the Dojo smartphone app. Green rings of light indicate that the user’s network is secured and their privacy is intact.
  • Dojo smartphone app (iOS and Android): Allows consumers to interact with the Dojo pebble via a simple, intuitive messaging interface, which grants them visibility and control of their Wi-Fi network and connected devices and informs them of potential cyber threats.
  • Dojo Intelligence: Dojo’s cybersecurity engine provides a tailored security policy for each device on the home Wi-Fi network. This policy is enforced by the Dojo device, which constantly monitors and mitigates both internal and external attacks. Dojo’s cloud-based platform utilizes highly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, continuously analyzing device and service patterns to protect a consumer’s privacy even better over time. The more Dojo familiarizes itself with a home’s smart devices, the smarter it becomes in detecting and mitigating cyber attacks and privacy breaches.

“Many IoT devices are notoriously insecure and it is relatively easy for hackers to exploit their vulnerabilities,” added Yossi Atias, General Manager, IoT Security of BullGuard. “We’ve seen major privacy breaches in recent months caused by compromised devices, including Mirai, the largest ever DDOS attack launched from an IoT botnet, smart TVs hacked by the CIA, and even smart Teddy Bears go from cuddly to creepy. Device manufacturers often sacrifice security for speed to market and consumers are unwittingly paying the price. Dojo solves the IoT security conundrum and protects every smart home device to ensure security and privacy.”

According to a recent report from Gartner, Inc., the number of connected IoT devices is forecast to reach 8.4 billion by the end of 2017 – up 31 percent from 2016 – and reach 20.4 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things market is growing at an exponential pace and with that growth comes an increased risk of cyber attacks. In a recent survey of 2000 U.S consumers conducted by BullGuard about IoT device adoption, nearly 70 percent of consumers said they have concerns about privacy invasion, and 23 percent stated that they lack the technical ability to secure their smart home devices. Dojo by BullGuard makes it easy for consumers to protect their privacy and their family by seamlessly monitoring and protecting all of their smart home devices against all cybersecurity threats.

About BullGuard
BullGuard is the leader in consumer cybersecurity. As part of our ongoing promise to be the champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added to our multi-award winning product portfolio with Dojo by BullGuard. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home. Dojo gives customers the freedom to add as many Smart Home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

Only 10% of users use their personal assistant device or app to control smart home devices

Only 10% of users use their personal assistant device or app to control smart home devices | #TpromoCom #smarthome #mobile #report | International research firm Parks Associates today announced new IoT research examining the market for smart home devices and services, including the current challenges and strategies to expand consumer adoption and purchase intentions. The consumer research and industry reports include analysis of smart home consumer segments and forecasts for smart home controllers, standalone security gateway solutions, Wi-Fi adoption on major consumer electronic devices, and revenues generated from these devices and services.
“The groundwork for the consumer IoT – networked products that are connected to the Internet and have an accompanying virtual object in the cloud – is in place,” said Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Ubiquitous high-speed connectivity, mass smartphone ownership, and cloud services have enabled incredible innovation in consumer products and services and disrupted traditional marketplaces. Companies now need to identify and deploy the best strategies and innovations to engage consumers in the IoT.” http://ow.ly/GMzk30dpjce

Parks Associates: Only 10% of users use their personal assistant device or app to control smart home devices

Resort & Casino Migrates 1,300 Endpoints to IP with Zero Disruption to Business

Resort & Casino Migrates 1,300 Endpoints to IP with Zero Disruption to Business | #TpromoCom #casinos #CCTV | NVT Phybridge news advertisement.

The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is a full service entertainment venue located near Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It is owned and operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. Relying on an overloaded analog infrastructure to run outdated surveillance equipment was becoming a security risk to the business. Concerned with the lack of analog reliability, failing camera devices, and low-quality video recordings, the customer turned to NVT Phybridge and its state-of-the-art Coax over Ethernet IP-enabling solution.
“The NVT Phybridge solution provides the most robust and strongest link to the existing infrastructure.”

Anthony Clark, Surveillance Director

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

Challenge: Soaring Eagle needed to move from its Coax infrastructure to an IP-based platform. The complexity and “unknowns” of this massive technology migration were daunting: length of business disruption, frequency of network outages, challenges of integration and interoperability with the existing security network and LAN backbone, exposure to security risks and breaches, and the astronomical costs and the extensive building construction just to get the needed Ethernet cabling installed to support the new IP devices. It was imperative for the customer to find an alternative solution to this messy and costly undertaking.
Solution: The customer engaged an expert System Integrator (SI), North American Video (NAV), to help. Familiar with the IP-enabling capabilities of NVT Phybridge CHARIoT switch solutions, this savvy SI engaged in a no-obligation proof of concept using the award-winning CLEER24 Ethernet over Coax PoE Switch to solve the customer’s IP migration problem. The customer was able to test the solution in its own production environment, and within minutes of unboxing and plugging in the CLEER24, the analog infrastructure was transformed. Using the existing Coax cabling, CLEER24 created a full IP platform with substantial power, bandwidth, and extended connectivity reach to support the 1,300 new IP/IEEE-compliant HD devices. The customer also had the flexibility to deploy devices up to 2,000ft (610m), in locations where they couldn’t be placed before. The CLEER24 eliminated every migration barrier the customer faced. In record time, all new IP-based HD devices were operational and seamlessly integrated into the security network and LAN backbone.
Result: The customer was extremely satisfied with the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 solution and the entire IP migration experience. During implementation, the business and networks remained fully operational. There was no replacement required of the existing Coax cable investments, which saved the customer 40% in planned project spend. In addition to the new IP security cameras, a new core network was also deployed. The CLEER24 switch provided the seamless integration that the SI needed to manage the entire migration easily and flawlessly.
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Warning! Hackers are selling access to your calls, texts and location on the Dark Web

Have you heard of SS7? If it sounds like a James Bond movie, that’s with good reason.

SS7, or Signaling System No. 7, is a secret network that cellphone companies use to route your cellphone and landline telephone calls. It’s essentially a closed internet where they can track your personal information.

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Warning! Hackers are selling access to your calls, texts and location on the Dark Web

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