Security Solution – PJ Magic http://pjmagic.net/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:11:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://pjmagic.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Security Solution – PJ Magic http://pjmagic.net/ 32 32 As Nagaland mourns Mon murders, longing for normalcy remains a distant dream – The New Indian Express https://pjmagic.net/as-nagaland-mourns-mon-murders-longing-for-normalcy-remains-a-distant-dream-the-new-indian-express/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 07:10:00 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/as-nagaland-mourns-mon-murders-longing-for-normalcy-remains-a-distant-dream-the-new-indian-express/ Through PTI KOHIMA: The killing of 14 civilians by security forces in Mon district ended an inconsolable 2021 year for Nagaland, with its people’s common aspiration for a speedy solution to this decades-old political problem remaining unanswered. distant dream. Fourteen civilians, including six daily wagers working in a coal mine, were gunned down in a […]]]>

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KOHIMA: The killing of 14 civilians by security forces in Mon district ended an inconsolable 2021 year for Nagaland, with its people’s common aspiration for a speedy solution to this decades-old political problem remaining unanswered. distant dream.

Fourteen civilians, including six daily wagers working in a coal mine, were gunned down in a series of gunfire by security forces in the Mon district on December 4 and 5 in a botched anti-militancy operation, triggering nationwide outrage and reviving demand for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958 from the Northeast State.

Even as political leaders in the region, including Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, pushed for the repeal of the controversial law, the Center declared the entire state of Nagaland a “disturbed area” for six months. additional with effect from December 30 within the framework of the AFSPA while qualifying the state of the “dangerous” state.

ALSO READ: AFSPA partial lift soon in Nagaland?

The state assembly also held a special session on December 21, when it passed a resolution demanding the withdrawal of AFSPA from the state and northeast, in addition to an apology for the killings in the village of Oting in Mon.

The move caught the attention of Congress and the newly rising People’s Party as they demanded justice and not just an apology.

In solidarity with Konyak Nagas, the tribe to which the victims belonged, the state government canceled the signing of the Hornbill Festival, which was being held after two years due to the pandemic.

Diplomats from a number of countries attended the festival when it was canceled due to rising tensions.

READ ALSO: “AFSPA gives power to the military, cannot resolve the insurgency”: militants from the North-East say that the law of 1958 must disappear

The question of solving the political problem of the Naga hit an obstacle during the year, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) refusing to speak with the interlocutor then appointed by the Center. and state governor, RN Ravi, claiming he had. not trust him.

Ravi was transferred to Tamil Nadu as governor on September 9.

Talks resumed on September 20 in Dimapur with the appointment of the former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau AK Mishra as a new interlocutor.

Dialogue then moved to New Delhi, but the insistence of the NSCN (IM), which signed the framework agreement in August 2015, on a separate flag and constitution blocked a final solution as the Center maintained its position not to concede these demands. .

On the other hand, parallel talks with the Naga National Political Groups Working Committee (NPPG), which is ready to move forward and reach a final agreement, could not advance much either.

READ ALSO: Nagaland shooting incident proves high time for AFSPA to be repealed from northeast, says Irom Sharmila

To facilitate the resolution of the Naga question and make a united voice heard in front of the Center, the main opposition Naga Front (NPF), which has 25 deputies, proposed to join the government, which was accepted by the Ruling People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA).

This led to the formation of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government, leaving no significant opposition in the state.

Claiming that resolving the Naga political issue was high on its agenda, the state government in June formed a committee of 60 lawmakers and two MPs to iron out differences between the negotiating parties.

The assembly also passed a four-point resolution on the controversial political issue in February, as the 60-member House decided to work together to facilitate meaningful negotiations.

However, unanimity proved elusive as Congress urged all 60 MPs to step down to show their sincerity and put pressure on the Center for a solution to this decades-old problem.

READ ALSO: Amid AFSPA debate, number of civilian casualties in northeast is highest in three years

The year also saw a split within the NSCN (Reformation) with Akato Chophy becoming its new president.

Currently, there are at least 13 underground Naga groups in the state.

The factional struggle within the BJP state continued for the second year with the presidents of six district units demanding the impeachment of Nagaland party chairman Temjen Imna Along, but this was not welcomed. by central management.

The Democratic-Progressive Nationalist Party (NDPP), a major constituent of the ruling coalition, won the votes unchallenged against Noksen and Shamator-Chessore, bringing its total to 21 in the state assembly.

In March, the inter-district conflict between Peren and Dimapur districts turned violent, killing three people.

Tensions also reigned along the interstate border with Assam.

However, defusing the situation, Assam and Nagaland signed an agreement on July 31 to maintain peace in the areas around the villages of Ao Senden and Vikuto.

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit the state in April-May, forcing the government to impose strict restrictions.

The state has reported 32,188 cases of Covid.

Of a total of 702 deaths to date, 623 have occurred in 2021.

The state has administered 13,333,991 doses of the vaccine to date.

Nagaland has experienced a drought-like situation this year with the delayed arrival of the monsoon and erratic rainfall.

According to data from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), the districts experienced a rainfall deficit of 20 to 59 percent, with the exception of Mon which received 40 percent of rainfall. excessive.

The Nagaland government launched the Vision 2030 document in August, along with the Manual for Locating and Integrating District Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at a well-governed, peaceful, inclusive and prosperous state with a sustainable economy. and diverse, a skilled and healthy population. population, offering equitable opportunities to all citizens.


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The national security case for laboratory-grown and plant-based meat. https://pjmagic.net/the-national-security-case-for-laboratory-grown-and-plant-based-meat/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 15:14:00 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/the-national-security-case-for-laboratory-grown-and-plant-based-meat/ An important milestone went largely unnoticed at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this fall. Israeli President Isaac Herzog has become the first head of state in the world to try “cultured meat” – made from real chicken cells, but without slaughtering animals. After sampling it, Herzog declared it delicious and said the technology was […]]]>

An important milestone went largely unnoticed at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this fall. Israeli President Isaac Herzog has become the first head of state in the world to try “cultured meat” – made from real chicken cells, but without slaughtering animals. After sampling it, Herzog declared it delicious and said the technology was critical not only for Israel’s security, but for the entire world.

I had heard this message before. As Assistant Under Secretary of Defense under the Obama administration, I met with a head of state from a Middle Eastern country for highly classified war planning. It was in 2013, when the Iran nuclear deal was in the works. He surprised me by saying that his worst fears were not about an Iranian nuclear weapon. Instead, he said, it was about how his country would feed itself if it ran out of water and land to grow food as temperatures rise. It was his real nightmare.

It was mine too. During my time at the Pentagon and the National Security Council, we not only prepared for war, but we also sought opportunities to deal with global risks without conflict and used technology to deal with long-term security risks. term.
One of the most immediate, politically feasible, and high-impact ways to achieve this is for the US government to invest in and accelerate alternative means of producing meat.

Full Disclosure: I work with companies that develop such technologies. But I do this precisely because I believe deeply in their mission and I am very concerned about what will happen if we do not continue this work. Alternative proteins are a new way to produce meat, either directly from plants or by growing it from animal cells. Singapore is already sells meat made from real animal cells; if it is produced on a large scale using renewable energy, it could produce meat at a fraction of climate emissions to kill chickens. In the United States, the USDA and the FDA have announced that current regulations are sufficient to ensure food safety and regulatory approval for this innovative new method of meat production, and several companies are awaiting approval. There is a lot of reason to believe that consumers will be open to buying it. Already in the United States, nearly 40 percent of households drink plant-based milk and nearly 20 percent of households eat plant-based meat, according to a study commissioned by the Good Food Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes alternative proteins.

Industrialized agriculture is a greater contributor to methane emissions than any other source. Meat is the first contributor to deforestation. Chicken, pork and beef production all use 20 times more land than vegetable meat. Per pound, conventional meat production produces more than 10 times more air pollution and more than six times more toxic chemicals than vegetable meat. A 2018 study suggests that replacing a chicken patty with a plant-based alternative could cut emissions by two-thirds.

The evidence clearly shows that eating less factory-farmed meat will be good for the planet. But it’s also good for our national security.

To be clear, food security is national security. Around today 2 billion people live on a meat-based diet, while 4 billion people mainly consume only plants. As incomes rise, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America, people want to eat more meat for the nutrient density and accessible luxury that this represents. These demands increase the pressure on arable land and scarce water resources, as meat is very inefficient to produce. For example, chicken is the most efficient animal for turning crops into meat. Yet, it takes 9 calories of food to produce one calorie of chicken meat for human consumption. It’s like making nine plates of food and throwing in eight. For beef, it’s like making 40 burgers to throw away 39. Alternative proteins are a much more resource-efficient way to fuel our growing global demand for meat.

Global warming only exacerbates the problem, with global crop yields ahead drop 3 to 6 percent each decade. Where these dynamics lead and converge, war and conflict follow. Already, countries are facing the first famines caused by climate change. While leading Middle East policy in the Pentagon, I saw how ISIS took advantage of drought and crop failure to gain the support of vulnerable populations and expand its reach. Meat produced with less water and soil is a more efficient way to meet consumer tastes without depleting resources.

This solution also enjoys greater support from established industries than other climate change mitigation solutions. Shifting to more efficient alternative proteins has the potential of electric vehicles to reduce emissions, but without political opposition now. It’s hard to imagine the world’s largest gas and energy company investing to move its customers away from fossil fuels a generation ago. But that’s what’s going on in the diet now. Global powers like Nestlé, Tyson Foods, JBS, Archer Daniels Midlands and Danone have invested millions of dollars in alternative protein startups.

Additionally, alternative proteins are a critical, but unrecognized, part of America’s relationship with China. China is already investing to become a leader in 5G networks, semiconductors, rare earths and quantum computing. It is also the largest market in battery electric vehicles and invests in the production of fuel cells to win the “battery arms race”. And this year China announced it would put more emphasis on food security. The world leader in food technology has yet to be determined, so we need to act now. Ensuring our ability to feed our people is at the heart of national security.

And on the other hand, food technology also offers a rare new area of ​​cooperation with China. Earlier this month, I participated in a task force on the US-China digital economy with former senior government officials. Technology was once a potentially easy fruit of cooperation across the Pacific. But conflicts over semiconductors, market access, and “dual-use” civilian and defense technologies have made the technology another loophole. Food security, like climate change and infectious disease, affects the United States and China, and scientific and technical cooperation can mobilize resources to address these challenges more effectively.

Whenever I went to the Middle East as a senior defense official, the leaders told me more about the technology of tomorrow than the bombs and missiles of today. Accelerating the development of alternative proteins is a major politically feasible and technologically possible step in advancing our national security.

“Safety is like oxygen,” was the refrain. But the same goes for arable land and drinking water. “You don’t know you need him when he’s gone. “

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Kyiv security chief says Putin wants to destroy Ukraine https://pjmagic.net/kyiv-security-chief-says-putin-wants-to-destroy-ukraine/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 20:12:24 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/kyiv-security-chief-says-putin-wants-to-destroy-ukraine/ KIEV (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined to destroy Ukraine but there is no major risk of an imminent invasion, a senior Ukrainian security official said on Friday. Speaking to AFP in an interview, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said talks about the invasion of Moscow could destabilize […]]]>

KIEV (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined to destroy Ukraine but there is no major risk of an imminent invasion, a senior Ukrainian security official said on Friday.

Speaking to AFP in an interview, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said talks about the invasion of Moscow could destabilize Ukraine and play Putin’s game.

“Putin wants to destroy our country. Will he succeed? No, he won’t, ”Danillov said.

“Our citizens will protect our country,” he said, adding that the army and civilians will form a large national movement of “resistance” if Russia attacks.

“We will protect our country. Complete stop. “

Tensions have been mounting since mid-November when Washington sounded the alarm over a massive build-up of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border and accused Putin of planning an invasion.

But Danilov, 59, played down the risk of a major military escalation, saying Ukrainian officials saw no “critical build-up.”

According to Kiev estimates, the number of Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders has risen from around 93,000 in October to 104,000 today.

Ukrainian soldiers use a launcher with American Javelin missiles during military exercises in the Donetsk region. PHOTO: AP

“We don’t think it’s a big push,” Danilov said.

President Volodymyr Zelensky’s security assistant stressed that the authorities did not want to “frighten people” with war speeches as it “would destabilize the situation inside the country”.

The Russian leader has for years questioned the legitimacy of Ukraine’s borders and insisted that Russians and Ukrainians are “one people”.

In his year-end press conference Thursday, Putin said Ukraine was “created” by Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union, in the 1920s.

Danilov accused the Kremlin of seeking to destabilize Ukraine from within by resorting to cyber attacks and exacerbating an energy crisis in one of Europe’s poorest countries.

“I insist that this is Putin’s main task,” he said.

If all else fails, then the Kremlin could move troops across the border, Danilov added.

The West has long accused the Kremlin of providing direct military support to pro-Russian separatists, who carved out two small states in eastern Ukraine soon after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Russia denies the allegations and Putin has suggested that the conflict, which has claimed more than 13,000 lives, is genocide.

Danilov accused the Kremlin of seeking to further divide Ukraine.

“They want to tear our country apart so that it ceases to exist within its current borders,” he said.

Moscow has denied its intention to launch the attack and accused Kiev of planning to take back by force the small breakaway states backed by Moscow.

Danilov, however, said an offensive was not an acceptable solution for the Ukrainian authorities as it would lead to a massive increase in civilian casualties.

“We would like there to be negotiations, we would like the Russians to withdraw their troops, their tanks and return home,” he said.

“But Putin doesn’t want that.”

US President Joe Biden has threatened Putin with sanctions “like he has never seen before” in the event of an attack on Ukraine.

Washington has also said it is ready to strengthen its military presence in Eastern Europe.


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Infoblox Extends Market Lead With Workplace Modernization Updates From NIOS, The Industry-Leading Solution for Basic Network Services https://pjmagic.net/infoblox-extends-market-lead-with-workplace-modernization-updates-from-nios-the-industry-leading-solution-for-basic-network-services/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 22:04:00 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/infoblox-extends-market-lead-with-workplace-modernization-updates-from-nios-the-industry-leading-solution-for-basic-network-services/ SANTA CLARA, California, 23 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Infoblox inc., Leader in Cloud-Based DNS Management and Security, Announces Network Identity Operating System (NIOS) 8.6.1. This release gives customers more functionality to customize the hybrid workplace with cloud integrations for Ansible, support for Azure Stack, Red Hat OpenShift, and VMware vRealize Orchestrator. New features […]]]>

SANTA CLARA, California, 23 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Infoblox inc., Leader in Cloud-Based DNS Management and Security, Announces Network Identity Operating System (NIOS) 8.6.1. This release gives customers more functionality to customize the hybrid workplace with cloud integrations for Ansible, support for Azure Stack, Red Hat OpenShift, and VMware vRealize Orchestrator. New features also enhance visibility, user experience, and control, and improve the security of corporate data and infrastructure for hybrid networks of all sizes.

As remote working pushes organizations deeper into hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Infoblox is releasing NIOS 8.6.1 to provide network administrators with more cloud integrations and improved visibility and security for hybrid environments. This release builds on the company’s two decades of leadership in the core network services market and its cloud-driven evolution, which enables companies to modernize their network and security architectures. NIOS 8.6.1:

  • Extends the multi-cloud footprint with support for vNIOS for Azure Stack and Red Hat OpenShift, as well as integrations for DevOps and orchestration tools such as Ansible and VMware vRealize Orchestrator 8.0. These additions increase the ability of users to embrace automation, flexibility and scalability in their cloud and virtualization environments. 8.6.1 also enables large enterprises and service providers to manage multi-cloud deployments and migrate to containerized architectures.
  • Increase DDI visibility and control by enabling more granular Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) rules in DNS traffic controller and extending Network Insight to discover lightweight access points (LWAPs) through the WLAN controller. 8.6.1 also allows better visibility of the most important data and simplifies the control of NTP synchronization on a network scale.
  • Improves authentication with support for additional DNSSEC zone signature algorithms including the Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) for DNSSEC to improve security, processing speed and performance using Shorter encryption keys and protect data from unauthorized alteration.

“As we head into 2022, companies continue to invest in cloud-centric technologies to enable a hybrid workplace,” says Dave signori, vice president of product management, at Infoblox. “In turn, we are extending our lead in the core network services market by providing customers with additional functionality to personalize and secure their workplace transformation journeys. We stay ahead of the innovation curve by delivering these rich feature sets to customers.

The buzz from Infoblox customers:

Texas Rangers chose NIOS to deliver more than 100,000 disparate devices and connect legacy, modern and geo-diverse platforms and properties for the IT infrastructure that underpins its new stadium, Globe Life Field.

  • “There aren’t a lot of core network providers that can do what Infoblox does. It was a crush. – Chris hedrick, director of IT infrastructure and cybersecurity

WAVE chose NIOS to unify real-time visibility of network data, reports and analytics to reliably deliver WAVE high-speed home broadband for rural homeworkers and online learners.

  • “Infoblox is rock solid and works. There have been few to no issues, which is important for a small IT team like ours.” – Jake witten, Network engineer

Munich Airport chose NIOS to unify and simplify the management of core network services in a fractured IT landscape of heterogeneous servers and connected devices.

  • “What tipped the scales for us was the ease of use of the Infoblox solution. DNS operations are extremely important to us at the airport. If DNS isn’t working, we have planes shut down. – Hubert Bösl, Infrastructure Engineering Project Manager

For more information on how this NIOS release can help modernize and secure the network, see the data sheet and solution note.

About Infoblox
Infoblox delivers a next-level network experience with its secure cloud-managed network services. As a pioneer in providing the world’s most reliable, secure and automated networks, we are relentless in our pursuit of next-level network simplicity. A recognized industry leader, Infoblox has more than 12,000 customers, including over 70% of the Fortune 500. Learn more about https://www.infoblox.com

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AhnLab Wins Frost & Sullivan 2021 Company of the Year in South Korea’s Endpoint Security Industry for Third Year in a Row https://pjmagic.net/ahnlab-wins-frost-sullivan-2021-company-of-the-year-in-south-koreas-endpoint-security-industry-for-third-year-in-a-row/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 06:09:34 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/ahnlab-wins-frost-sullivan-2021-company-of-the-year-in-south-koreas-endpoint-security-industry-for-third-year-in-a-row/ AhnLab has been recognized for the third consecutive year with this prestigious award, consolidating its dominance in the industry and strengthening its leadership position as a world-class endpoint security provider. SAN ANTONIO, 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Based on its recent analysis of South Korea’s terminal security industry, Frost & Sullivan recognize AhnLab […]]]>

AhnLab has been recognized for the third consecutive year with this prestigious award, consolidating its dominance in the industry and strengthening its leadership position as a world-class endpoint security provider.

SAN ANTONIO, 22 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – Based on its recent analysis of South Korea’s terminal security industry, Frost & Sullivan recognize AhnLab with the 2021 Company of the Year award for cutting-edge security services to small and medium-sized businesses around the world. AhnLab provides a robust and modern Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) to defend organizations against a wide range of security threats, with up-to-date and personalized data protection policies.

AhnLab has established a strong market position by differentiating its products and services from its competitors. The company’s innovation capabilities and solutions are unmatched and highlight the latest demands and unmet needs of organizations increasingly implementing flexible workplaces and more digital spaces.

The company is focused on reducing vulnerabilities by leveraging its technological expertise and broad portfolio of solutions that prevent loss of intellectual property or leakage of sensitive information with effective services, such as managed security, consulting in security, digital forensic analysis, security research and mobile security tools.

“AhnLab developed its EPP solution to provide system administrators with a centralized console that detects, monitors and responds to ongoing security threats. The organic integration between AhnLab EPP and various AhnLab endpoint security solutions provides customers with more efficient security operations and a stronger response to threats, “mentioned Vivien Pua, Industrial Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “AhnLab’s comprehensive endpoint security offerings and platform approach allow the company to gain greater preference among customers in South Koreaenabling it to post double-digit year-over-year growth in the South Korean endpoint security market in 2020. “

With the growing demand for a pioneering defense against digital threats, AhnLab constantly adapts to evolving IT security challenges and threats with a high degree of innovation that responds to the latest trends in cybersecurity. As a result, the company keeps growing and increasing its customer base in South Korea and around the world.

In addition, AhnLab has established a strong market position by differentiating its products and services from its competitors. The company’s innovation capabilities and solutions are unmatched and highlight the latest demands and unmet needs of organizations increasingly implementing flexible workplaces and more digital spaces.

“AhnLab differentiates itself from other market competitors by continuing to work on its strategy to converge its existing endpoint security offering to a single agent and single management approach to enable enhanced threat management and security capabilities. incident response, ”noted Pua. “The company continues to introduce new capabilities into its endpoint security portfolio to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology landscape, enabling the company to respond quickly to new customer needs and requirements.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of product and technology innovation and the resulting leadership, in terms of customer value and market penetration.

The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market players and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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How did Noname Security become a unicorn earning $ 5 million a year? https://pjmagic.net/how-did-noname-security-become-a-unicorn-earning-5-million-a-year/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 09:22:22 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/how-did-noname-security-become-a-unicorn-earning-5-million-a-year/ The Israeli cybersecurity industry taught us last year that nothing is impossible. There is nothing too big or too excessive. The cyber sector generated the most investments in 2021 and created the most and the largest of the Unicorns. Wiz d’Assaf Rappaport has raised funds at a valuation of $ 6 billion with projected sales […]]]>

The Israeli cybersecurity industry taught us last year that nothing is impossible. There is nothing too big or too excessive. The cyber sector generated the most investments in 2021 and created the most and the largest of the Unicorns. Wiz d’Assaf Rappaport has raised funds at a valuation of $ 6 billion with projected sales of $ 25 million; Talon raised a fundraising round of $ 26 million, a local record that will likely be broken soon; while SentinelOne went public on Wall Street at a valuation of $ 10 billion.

However, even in the endless stream of fundraising announcements, there was one that stood out in particular last week. That of Noname Security which announced to have raised 135 million dollars for a valuation of 1 billion dollars. It was an announcement that read like a riddle.

The co-founders of Noname Security, Oz Golan and Shay Levi. Photo credit: Yossi Zeliger

The company was co-founded by Oz Golan, who is the CEO, and CTO Shay Levi. According to the announcement, the two men met while serving in IDF Unit 8200. It is generally customary to detail the business history of co-founders in such announcements, but in this case there was only a mention of their military service. It seems that company spokespersons forget to mention that from the time Golan served with Levi at 8200 and until they reunited at their new cyber business, Golan worked for nearly five years at NSO, his last role being that of R&D director of the company.

The leadership role he held at the company probably served him well by founding a startup with cutting edge technology that reached a valuation of $ 1 billion in record time. However, this does not serve him well as he sells his products in the US market, given the recent damage to NSO’s reputation.

The story of Noname Security, however, is not just about its CEO who graduated from NSO, but rather how far it has come from its founding in 2020 until when it raised $ 135 million at a valuation of $ 1 billion. , becoming the last and possibly the last Israeli cybersecurity Unicorn for 2021. From the time she stepped out of stealth in December of last year, Noname raised $ 220 million. Some of the world’s best-known cybersecurity investors have invested their money in the business, including Insight Partners, Cyberstarts, Georgian, and Lightspeed. Insight Partners decided to be a secondary investor in the last round, although they generally prefer to lead rounds. According to market estimates, there could be two reasons for this. Either the VC did not wish to extend the turn in an exaggerated way, or it does not believe as much in the company and preferred to simply remain a shareholder.

Noname security published problematic information in its press release last week. He said since its inception, it has “increased its customer base and revenue growth by over 400% each quarter.” The problem with this number is that the company did not specify the actual numbers. The reason it didn’t is because, according to information sent to its investors, the company expects its revenue in the last quarter of the year to be less than $ 5 million, with revenue generated during its last quarter being essentially its income for the year.

According to industry executives, when looking at companies like Noname Security, it’s the growth rate that matters rather than its revenue in any given quarter. These executives say there aren’t many cybersecurity companies growing at this rate. This also applies to Wiz, but at least Wiz has posted revenue in the tens of millions of dollars, as has Orca Security.

Noname also refrained from naming its clients in last week’s statement, including a quote from the CISO of SailPoint, which is not a very large company. Additionally, Noname noted that he “works actively with 20% of the Fortune 500”. However, representations to the company to receive specific company names or elaboration on the meaning of “actively working” have not been answered.

According to the company, its success is the result of its proactive approach to API security throughout the software development lifecycle. Noname’s technology analyzes configuration, traffic and code to identify API vulnerabilities, considered a major network weakness.

Even though the company boasts of its unique solution, its industry is far from new, with at least one other Israeli startup, Salt Security, specializing in this area. Salt was founded in 2016 and has raised $ 131 million to date. It employs 150 people, half of them in Israel and half in the United States. The API security market is undoubtedly growing these days and it is no surprise that Noname chose it to achieve accelerated growth. It is difficult to assess the effectiveness of Noname’s solution compared to what is currently available in the market. With so many companies looking for solutions, there is an opening to try different tools, even among large companies.

Noname commented, “The company is prohibited from revealing its customers or revenues, which have grown 400% each quarter since its inception. ”


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The best cybersecurity jobs to apply this weekend of December 2021 https://pjmagic.net/the-best-cybersecurity-jobs-to-apply-this-weekend-of-december-2021/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 06:32:01 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/the-best-cybersecurity-jobs-to-apply-this-weekend-of-december-2021/ by Adilin Béatrice December 18, 2021 Cybersecurity jobs alone account for over 20% of total IT jobs Along with the incredible growth of digital technologies, cybersecurity concerns are also increasing. One thing everyone can agree on is the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. Nearly 4,000 cyberattacks took place in 2020 alone, with more than 37 […]]]>

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December 18, 2021

Cybersecurity jobs alone account for over 20% of total IT jobs

Along with the incredible growth of digital technologies, cybersecurity concerns are also increasing. One thing everyone can agree on is the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. Nearly 4,000 cyberattacks took place in 2020 alone, with more than 37 billion records believed to have been exposed to the vulnerability, according to one report. Due to the growing number of cyber attacks, companies seeking cybersecurity professionals have also increased significantly. However, this comes at a time when there is a serious shortage of candidates trained for cybersecurity positions. Research suggests that there are currently 3.1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally. Cybersecurity jobs alone account for over 20% of total IT jobs. Fortunately, more and more people are trying to enter the cybersecurity space recently. Working in the field of cybersecurity gives candidates the chance to work in a fast-paced environment where they can learn and explore. Analytics Insight has listed the best cybersecurity jobs that aspirants should apply to advance their careers in December 2021.

The best cybersecurity jobs to apply

Cybersecurity Engineer / Analyst / Advisor at OYO

Locations): Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Bangalore

Roles and responsibilities: The Cybersecurity Engineer / Analyst / Advisor will be a key team member, influencer and advisor in technology and business areas. The candidate should be able to understand, interpret, advise and report quickly on all risk management, compliance and audit activities. He / she must identify, analyze and resolve compliance issues. They are responsible for leading audits and reporting on the organization’s compliance. The candidate should proactively seek to stay up to date with regulations and rules. He / she must implement and document all policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate should have 3 to 9 years of work experience in related fields.
  • Experience in the design and conduct of information security training modules is mandatory.
  • He / she must have superb analytical and research skills.
  • The ability to understand complex data sets is also expected.

Apply here For the job.

Threat Management- Consultant- Cybersecurity- ISA at IBM

Locations): Bangalore

Roles and responsibilities: As a Threat Management Consultant, the candidate will be responsible for analyzing large amounts of data from vendors and internal sources, including various metric feeds, Splunk, and several threat intelligence tools. He / she will be responsible for improving security operations and threat intelligence workflow by redesigning the process and approach to operationalize the sharing and use of intelligence and actionable metrics. They should help identify and profile threat actors and TTPs. The candidate must implement the integration or orchestration of the infrastructure and existing security indicators.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have at least 7 years of technical experience in threat intelligence, incident response, security operations or a related field of information security.
  • He / she must have 2 years of experience in application design / engineering including but not limited to programming, scripting, administration of Windows, Linus systems, etc.
  • A thorough understanding of common network and application stack protocols is required.
  • They should have extensive experience with various common security infrastructure tools.

Apply here For the job.

Embedded Cyber ​​Security Engineer at Tata Autocomp Systems

Locations): Bangalore

Qualifications:

  • The candidate should have previous experience in designing security solutions for automotive ECUs.
  • He / she is mandated to have a solid knowledge of the crypto architecture Autosar, EB tresos, Da Vinci, Autosar Builder, etc.
  • They should also have experience with cybersecurity concepts including cryptography, HSM, etc.
  • Experience in C language and in application development is also expected.

Apply here For the job.

Manager – Cyber ​​Security Assurance at Genpact

Locations): Bangalore

Roles and responsibilities: As cybersecurity assurance manager, the candidate is responsible for translating business requirements into a secure solution. He / she must identify contractual risks, security risks and technological risks and recommend risk mitigation measures. They must maintain compliance with regulatory and industry safety standards for the organization. The candidate will contribute to the continuous improvement of processes related to information security and the respect of customer security commitments. He / she will be responsible for the customer’s response (RFx).

Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have a degree in engineering or technology or science.
  • He / she should have experience of the customer lifecycle including RFx, contracts, solutions and governance.
  • They should have prior work experience on solutions for business operations, technology services and digital.
  • The candidate must hold professional certifications such as CISSP, CISA, etc.
  • They should have been heavily involved in the process reviews with regard to the identification of risks and the testing of controls.

Apply here For the job.

Solution Architect – Cyber ​​Security at Capgemini

Locations): Chennai

Roles and responsibilities: As a cybersecurity solutions architect at Capgemini, the candidate will have to comply with the company’s security policy and protect against all types of threats.

Qualifications:

  • The candidate should have practical experience in solving, designing and estimating, sizing and writing proposals.
  • He / she must lead a pre-sales and bid support team while overseeing responses to multiple proposals.
  • The ability to work with multiple stakeholders, business units and partners for complex opportunities is essential.
  • They must be able to be process-oriented and meet reporting and approval requirements.
  • The candidate should have at least 3 to 4 years of professional experience in customer development projects.

Apply here For the job.

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Enterprise Biometric Solution Combines Nymi’s L + R and Wearable Access Control Technology https://pjmagic.net/enterprise-biometric-solution-combines-nymis-l-r-and-wearable-access-control-technology/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 22:23:01 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/enterprise-biometric-solution-combines-nymis-l-r-and-wearable-access-control-technology/ A bracelet for password-less physical and logical biometric access control has been jointly developed by Giesecke + Devrient (G + D) and Nymi to unify the operations of the company. Workers use the Nymi Band’s fingerprint and heartbeat biometrics to authenticate with the Nymi Connected Worker Platform, without a centralized biometric database. G + D’s […]]]>

A bracelet for password-less physical and logical biometric access control has been jointly developed by Giesecke + Devrient (G + D) and Nymi to unify the operations of the company.

Workers use the Nymi Band’s fingerprint and heartbeat biometrics to authenticate with the Nymi Connected Worker Platform, without a centralized biometric database. G + D’s Personal Identity Verification (PIV) applet ensures interoperability with corporate assets.

Long-standing partners say wearable biometrics can support integrations that comply with privacy-by-design and zero-trust frameworks.

“We are confronted daily with vulnerabilities in organizations based on password-activated perimeters, in the public and private sectors,” said Chris Sullivan, CEO of Nymi. “This is why the collective shift to passwordless systems is inevitable. Biometrics is the most powerful security protocol available to us. However, it is clear that the loss of biometric identifiers would have far more serious consequences than the loss of a password, and therefore the integrity of biometric solutions is a top priority for organizations across all industries.

The Nymi Band 3.0 was certified as a FIDO2 passwordless authenticator earlier this year.

“Managing the security of sensitive areas of the company takes a lot of time, financial and human resources every year,” said Dr Ferdinand Burianek, Head of Security in the public sector, transport and companies at G + D. “The use of biometric data stored on a secure element itself can open up whole new possibilities here. After all, knowing how and where sensitive data and applications are stored is crucial. Beyond user control over their biometric data at all times, our solution also guarantees a combination of excellent user experience and high security.

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ANNKE Extends Innovation with AI, Adding People and Vehicle Detection to Its Most Popular C800 Security Camera Series https://pjmagic.net/annke-extends-innovation-with-ai-adding-people-and-vehicle-detection-to-its-most-popular-c800-security-camera-series/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/annke-extends-innovation-with-ai-adding-people-and-vehicle-detection-to-its-most-popular-c800-security-camera-series/ According to a C + R research surveyporch piratees crimes have increased since the pandemic. 84% of Americans shop more online and 43% of those surveyed had their packages stolen in 2020. Jerry therefore found it necessary to put AI object classifications in the C800 as well as in future product lines. . “We are […]]]>

According to a C + R research surveyporch piratees crimes have increased since the pandemic. 84% of Americans shop more online and 43% of those surveyed had their packages stolen in 2020. Jerry therefore found it necessary to put AI object classifications in the C800 as well as in future product lines. . “We are leveraging our edge in image processing, computer vision, and teaming up with seasoned machine learning experts. Through trial and error, we have refined our AI ML model to 99% accuracy. So now ANNKE is proud to deploy AI firmware with human and vehicle detection to all customers.

Here is a breakdown of the highlights of this AI firmware.

Human and vehicle detection

A camera shoot 4K would help residents protect their homes with ease. Retailers and store owners would find essential evidence to charge criminals. Police departments can solve crimes quickly, from parked vehicles to hit-and-run accidents.

Custom motion detection area

Users can use regular motion detection to monitor even the slightest movement, whether it’s furry friends or packages. They can even draw target areas for human and vehicle detection to meet their needs.

No privacy breach issue

ANNKE’s security camera uses machine learning to capture body or vehicle attributes in its AI model. The camera does not capture any details of the face, but only stores the relevant images in the users’ NVR. Additionally, there is a privacy mask that allows users to draw over a portion of the video that they are not allowed to monitor. Users can best comply with privacy law regardless of their country or region.

High AI precision

ANNKE partners with leading AI learning platform to develop its AI solution. Large amount of data refines our AI model with 99% accuracy and 0.1 second response time.

If you already have a micro C800 version, please go to ANNKE Download Center, where you can get our latest upgraded AI technology.
Download Firmware – https://www.annke.com/pages/download-center
Help Center Tutorial – https://help.annke.com/hc/en-us/articles/4411580855577

Or take a Micro C800 version and H800 Security Camera Set to secure your property now with ANNKE.

About ANNKE

ANNKE, Created for Security, aims to provide the best smart security cameras and systems for home and business owners around the world. ANNKE’s deep expertise in product design, smart home connectivity, and industry-leading capabilities enable it to deliver the most transparent security solutions to users. ANNKE is always striving to develop innovative technology to provide customers with the simplest and easiest security products.

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The Ugandan regime is not the solution to insecurity. This is part of the problem https://pjmagic.net/the-ugandan-regime-is-not-the-solution-to-insecurity-this-is-part-of-the-problem/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 05:10:13 +0000 https://pjmagic.net/the-ugandan-regime-is-not-the-solution-to-insecurity-this-is-part-of-the-problem/ Despite its reputation as a beacon of stability, the government itself is the main source of violence and terror for many Ugandans. Earlier this month, Ugandan troops entered the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and launched a joint military offensive with the Congolese army against rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The decision follows that […]]]>

Despite its reputation as a beacon of stability, the government itself is the main source of violence and terror for many Ugandans.

Earlier this month, Ugandan troops entered the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and launched a joint military offensive with the Congolese army against rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The decision follows that of last month bombardments in the Ugandan capital Kampala as well as the growing general insecurity, which the government attributes to the militants.

The ADF started as a local rebel group in Uganda before settling in eastern Congo, where it wreaked havoc while staging occasional attacks in Uganda. In 2019, he pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS). Although the extent of this association is disputed, IS claimed responsibility for the most recent attacks in Kampala.

Much of the analysis of the latest developments has tended to focus on the allegedly growing risk of militant Islamism in the region, the prospects for the new joint military offensive, and the need for enhanced regional intelligence cooperation. This impetus is understandable given the upsurge in ADF attacks and alleged connections with ISIS. A versatile and growing security threat that crosses borders requires a strong, agile and collective response from regional actors.

However, concern for the security dimension of the problem has tended to obscure its political dimension, which is just as – if not more – important. Examining “terrorism” separately from its socio-political context has resulted in an excessive focus on security measures to the detriment of discussing a broader political restructuring that would arguably be more meaningful in addressing the threat.

In this regard, Uganda is particularly illustrative. The violence, corruption and incompetence typical of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have created a growing wedge between the state and its people while creating conditions conducive to the development of insecurity. For many Ugandans, the recent ADF attacks have been shocking, but not unlike the brutality of state repression. For decades, the government has systematically persecuted its political opponents, and on a larger scale and with greater intensity rebel attacks. In November 2020, for example, the security forces kill several peaceful protesters. Following the January 2021 elections, they committed to the mass kidnapping and torture opposition activists.

Such crackdowns have fueled widespread mistrust of the government, so much so that whenever violence occurs, the first suspect – in the public psyche – is the state itself. For example, it is telling that although ISIS claims responsibility for the recent attacks, conspiracy theories of state involvement still abound.

This situation has not been helped by the government’s record of deception. In 2006, for example, opposition leader Kizza Besigye was hit with bogus accusations of treason for alleged links with the shadow People’s Redemption Army (APR) rebel group before the case was overturned by the Constitutional Court. In 2018, the new opposition leader Bobi Wine was accused treason and illegal possession of firearms. Ahead of the 2021 election, the government attempted to discredit Wine’s People Power movement by presenting it as a violent group despite his insistence on non-violent methods. And more recently, two opposition lawmakers of Wine’s party were charged with treason in connection with a recent wave of machete attacks in central Uganda; again, many believe these accusations are politically motivated.

Against this background, it’s no wonder that the government’s version of stories is almost always greeted with public skepticism. Over the past decade, virtually every major crime – from gun assassinations to machete attacks – has been blamed on the ADF, often with little or no evidence. Police spokesman Fred Enanga has long been the subject of jokes for producing allegations with sparse and laughable evidence and logic. With little public confidence in the government, its calls for citizen vigilance and cooperation with the security services are mocked or, at best, ignored.

The government’s alliances with violent vigilantes further undermine its security credibility. Since the rise of popular protests in the early 2010s, the NRM has increasingly relied on criminal gangs to maintain control. For example, the police used the famous Boda Boda 2010 group to to crush peaceful protests in the aftermath of the 2011 election. When reports surfaced of the gang’s frequent involvement in murders, robberies and other crimes, there was little police could do to hold them accountable . The government later recruited so-called “Crime prevention“around the 2016 election season. Although billed as a community policing group, the group served to increase state surveillance, curb popular protests, and intimidate opposition voters. And, more Recently the Local Defense Unit (LDU), a paramilitary group known for its ruthlessness in the early 2000s has been revived. It has been widely ostensibly deployed to enforce COVID-19 rules and public safety, but it Already exists several reports of his involvement in torture and extrajudicial killings.

Finally, many Ugandans still remember the costs of the war against the rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the late 1980s. The NRM exploited this conflict in northern Uganda to win the day. international sympathy and support, although it has perpetuated conditions that have prolonged it. The government strength hundreds of thousands of people in camps where they suffered untold suffering as the state gained military, financial and political support from the West. Political opponents were also regularly discredited by being accused of links with the LRA.