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Organisations need to search, find and stop the hidden dangers facing their brand online London, UK - 4 October 2012 - NetNames, the provider of domain name management, brand protection and online security services, has today voiced a strong warning to UK businesses that they need to improve their online brand protection practices in order to remain competitive in today's marketplace. NetNames estimates that online piracy currently accounts for 24% of the world's internet traffic, while cybersquatting costs trade mark holders more than £615,800 per brand, per year. In addition, one in every 28 pages on the internet currently suffers from some form of brand infringement. While most businesses can see the potential that online channels offer, NetNames believes that many organisations are failing to recognise the hidden dangers that face their brand online, including d... (more)

AiNET Announces 300,000 Square Foot CyberNAP Data Center in Glen Burnie, MD

AiNET, a 19 year-old critical IT solutions company, is bringing needed data center capacity to Maryland and new options to the data center concentration in Northern Virginia. AiNET’s new facility, named CyberNAP™ will be Maryland’s largest, and the size of six football fields. It will be welcomed by wholesale providers, Maryland businesses, and many federal agencies. AiNET’s CyberNAP is the company’s third data center in Maryland. Located near Ft. Meade, home of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), NSA and DISA, portions of CyberNAP will offer specialized features for secure technology environments. Important features of AiNET CyberNAP include: Huge capacity. The facility will house over 10,000 equipment cabinets and support upwards of 1 million servers. Power Density. With demand for power increasing, CyberNAP will meet needs greater than 25 kW/cabinet facility-... (more)

Veracode Study of Software Related Cybersecurity Risks in Public Companies Finds that Majority of Applications Are a Risk

- Despite Higher Compliance Requirements, Public Companies Fare No Better Than Companies At Large On Software Security LONDON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracode, Inc., the leader in cloud-based application security testing, today released a feature supplement of its annual "State of Software Security Report" which showed that 84 percent of web applications from public companies were deemed unacceptable when measured against the OWASP Top 10, a widely used industry standard list of critical and most frequently exploited web application vulnerabilities. Non-web applications such as backend operational systems and desktop commercial applications in use at public companies also showed a poor performance with a 63 percent failure rate when measured against the CWE/SANS Top 25 – an industry standard list of critical non-web application vulnerabilities. Unlike previ... (more)

FirstView Awarded $13.5 Million Contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs

NORTH BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 06/04/12 -- FirstView Federal TS (FirstView), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) Prime Contract Holder, has been awarded a $13.5 Million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide information technology support to the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) Program. The contract has a base period of performance from March 30, 2012 through March 29, 2013 and two options to renew through March of 2015 for a total value of $13.5 million, if all options are exercised. The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Information & Technology (OIT), in partnership with the Office of Research and Development (ORD), is to provide benefits and services to Veterans of the United States. In meeting these goals, OIT and ORD... (more)

CORRECTING and REPLACING International Summit in Buenos Aires Aims to Contain the Cybercrime Scourge

First graph, first sentence, the date of the summit should be April 23-25, 2013 (sted: 2012) The corrected release reads: International Summit in Buenos Aires Aims to Contain the Cybercrime Scourge The APWG Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VII), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will focus on harmonizing counter-cybercrime operational goals, cybercrime data exchange, and industrial policies to strengthen and unify the global counter-ecrime effort The 7th annual Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VII) will convene in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 23-25, 2013, as the APWG gathers global leaders from the financial services, technology, government, law enforcement and communications sectors to define common goals and harmonize resources to strengthen the global counter-cybercrime effort. The CeCOS VII conference will review current and emerging cybercrime trends ... (more)

Venafi and NIST Join Forces in National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- Venafi, the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) security solutions, today announced its partnership with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NCCoE brings together Venafi and other leading security firms to address pressing threats to private-sector intellectual property and other valuable business and federal agency data. As part of the NCCoE, Venafi commits to sharing its cryptographic key and digital certificate management expertise as well as to contributing software and personnel, who will work side-by-side with federal staff and other NCCoE partners in the new center of excellence. Every business and government agency confronts key and certificate management issues daily beca... (more)

Lancope's StealthWatch System Selected for Cisco SolutionsPlus Program

ATLANTA, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence and a long-standing Cisco® Registered Developer partner, announced today an expanded relationship with Cisco through the Cisco SolutionsPlus program. Lancope's StealthWatch® System is now also on the Cisco Global Price List as part of the Cyber Threat Defense (CTD) Solution. Cisco SolutionsPlus is a program that delivers a one-stop ordering experience for Cisco customers, channel partners and sales teams for select third-party products and applications. Cisco customers around the world can now procure Lancope's StealthWatch for enterprise-wide NetFlow analysis directly from Cisco and its global partner community. "Combining the network visibility of Lancope's StealthWatch with Cisco's robust infrastructure presents a powerful partnership for cyber threat d... (more)

Tetrus Corporation and Quipa(TM) US Partner to Deliver Groundbreaking Cyber Security Solution

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ and OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/05/13 -- Tetrus Corporation, a leading provider of information sharing, collaboration, and analysis products to Public Safety, Homeland Security, and Justice and Corrections stakeholders, and Quipa, a global software company delivering an innovative approach to secure network connectivity, today announced a Reseller Partnership to facilitate and accelerate the introduction of QuipaLoop into the markets that Tetrus currently serves. Tetrus will leverage the QuipaLoop solution in critical nationwide law enforcement systems that require high availability without compromising data confidentiality and integrity. QuipaLoop is a unique approach toward borderless network connectivity that is more agile and secure than traditional VPN technologies. It secures access to services anywhere on the network and pr... (more)

CrowdStrike Closes $30 Million In Series B Financing, Led By Accel Partners

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced threats and targeted attacks, today announced that it has raised $30 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Accel Partners and included founding investor Warburg Pincus. Sameer Gandhi, Partner, Accel Partners, will join the board of directors. CrowdStrike will use the financing to further drive innovation in big data analytics and security intelligence and support an aggressive go-to-market strategy in the next-generation threat protection space. "The completion of our funding is perfectly timed to meet growing demand for targeted attack detection, prevention, and monitoring," says George Kurtz, President/CEO & Co-Founder of CrowdStrike. "Accel Partners has a thorough understanding of the big data sector and... (more)

2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri Speaks Out Against Bullying at the NY Anti-Bullying Symposium

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 02, 2013) - Bullying has taken center stage in the media lately, with the tragic story of a Florida girl who committed suicide over being tormented at school to a young boy's heart-wrenching letter to Santa gone viral, pleading with him to stop kids from bullying his sister. This October -- National Bullying Prevention Month -- 17-year-old Cali Linstrom embarks on a national high school anti-bullying tour to share her own personal experiences with bullying and discrimination. The 20-city tour kicks off in New York City on October 3 at 11:00am @ Stuyvesant High School. Linstrom, along with documentary filmmaker Darryl Roberts, organized a national protest against Abercrombie & Fitch for the 2007 discriminatory statements made by the company's CEO Mike Jeffries.  The protest sparked national media coverage and got her a meeting wit... (more)

Frontier Communications Encourages Hyper Vigilance When It Comes to Anything Cyber

We are hooked on technology, and our dependence brings tremendous benefits and enormous risks. Cyber security concerns are not confined to governmental entities or big businesses. Cybercrime is an equal opportunity predator; governments and major companies have vast resources to fight it, but what about the rest of us? Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) is again joining the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) in supporting October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the “STOP. THINK. CONNECT.”™ campaign to increase public awareness of cyber threats. In old movies, the Calvary came to the rescue. Today, Frontier Secure is your Calvary in the fight against cyber crime. Kelly Morgan, Vice President and General Manager of Frontier Secure notes, "Frontier Secure produc... (more)