Category Archives: Security & Safety

Security & Safety Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

A new standardized assessment of the physiological effects of protective clothing on the human body will now be available thanks to a sweat torso developed by Empa

Empa’s sweat torso now meets the ISO standard. How protective clothing affects the human body can be investigated in future with Empa’s torso in a standardized way. ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — If a firefighter enters a burning building … Read the full press release

Saab takes part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020

Trollhättan, Sweden, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab will take part in an EU funded preparatory action project called OCEAN2020. The project will demonstrate technologies for enhanced situational awareness in a naval environment using unmanned systems. OCEAN2020 came … Read the full press release

Swiss Federal Council: agreement further strengthens the ties between Interpeace and Geneva

BERN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 January 2018, an agreement conferring privileges and immunities on Interpeace in Switzerland was signed on behalf of the Federal Council by Ambassador Roberto Balzaretti, head of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal … Read the full press release

Argus Cyber Security and STMicroelectronics to ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units

Joint effort helps ensure the cyber security of Infotainment and Telematics units  Las Vegas, Nevada, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Argus Cyber Security , a global leader in automotive cyber security, and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics … Read the full press release

Gemalto to supply the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card to Bank of Cyprus

Gemalto to supply the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card to Bank of Cyprus   Biometric authentication replaces PIN code facilitating higher value contactless transactions  Maximum privacy protection ensured by secure in-branch enrolment process and on-card storage of … Read the full press release

Airbus CyberSecurity Predictions for 2018: Social media security; Wireless; Encryption;

LONDON, 18-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at Airbus’ external Cyber Security business have compiled their top technology predictions for 2018, based on trends identified at its Security Operations Centres in France, UK and Germany during 2017. Prediction 1: A lack of … Read the full press release

Verimi welcomes new partner Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) a market leader for the validation of payment transactions, identification, connectivity and data

Giesecke+Devrient becomes new shareholder Pre-version of product tested in piloting phase Shareholder agreement signed in Berlin BERLIN, 14-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new European identification, registration and data platform Verimi welcomes further support: Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), world market leader for the validation … Read the full press release

Cloud: Royal KPN N.V completes the acquisition of QSight IT Holding B.V

The HAGUE, 12-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Royal KPN N.V. (“KPN”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of QSight IT Holding B.V. (“QSight IT”), which was announced on 3 October 2017. This follows regulatory approval by the ACM on … Read the full press release

Gemalto survey: seven in ten consumers feel businesses don’t take the security of customer data very seriously

• Only a quarter (27%) of consumers feel businesses take customer data security very seriously • While 62% of consumers feel businesses are responsible for data security they have poor security hygiene and fail to take advantage of security measures … Read the full press release

Thales led consortium to implement security systems on 61 Rete Ferroviaria Italiana stations throughout various regions in Italy

La Défense, France, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) the Italian rail network operator, has awarded a pool of companies led by Thales a contract for the implementation of security systems on 61 RFI stations throughout various regions in … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies expands its internationally proven Coil-on-Module (CoM) portfolio with a complete solution for contactless ID documents

MUNICH, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The core of electronic ID cards (eID) and passports are powerful and robust security solutions. Security chips in “Coil-on-Module” (CoM) packages offer significant advantages here. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is now … Read the full press release

Axiomatics Releases New Version of SmartGuard™ for Big Data

Upgrades Enhance Ease-of-Use and Accelerated Functionality STOCKHOLM, 29-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Axiomatics, the leader in fine-grained dynamic authorization, today announced the availability of SmartGuard™ for Big Data 1.2, the only authorization solution that fully supports Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) … Read the full press release

No Time To Waste! Conference Takes a Practical Approach to Tackling Waste Crime

BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste have joined forces for today’s conference, “No Time To Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime.” This interactive event will showcase the key results of the two projects on illegal … Read the full press release

Gemalto’s LTE Cat M1 I​oT module now certified by Verizon

AMSTERDAM, 31-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Billions of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected before 2020[​1] but the majority of these do not require the full capabilities of 4G cellular networks. Emerging Low-Power Wide-Area wireless technologies, including LTE-M and NB-IoT, … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL: increased managerial autonomy to the Director Network Manager to deliver the Network Functions of the Single European Sky

BRUSSELS, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 24th October, in the presence of Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE, and Simon Hocquard, Chair of the Network Management Board, Frank Brenner, the Director General of EUROCONTROL signed a number of Delegation Decisions … Read the full press release

Body Worn Video pioneers Audax Global Solutions to showcase at SRIEE 2017

The only UK Security company ever funded by the EU H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 research and innovation programme Plymouth, UK, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Body Worn Video pioneers Audax Global Solutions are showcasing at SRIEE 2017, an event organised … Read the full press release

Spanish operator Red Eléctrica becomes shareholder in Coreso

BRUSSELS, 27-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Red Eléctrica, as the transmission grid manager and operator of the Spanish high-voltage electricity system, has joined and become a shareholder in Coreso, the coordinating body for regional security, joining the TSOs from Belgium (Elia), France … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán receives the Duke of Ahumada Award for excellence in corporate security

During the conference ‘Security as a core element of the company’s strategy and its added value’ The Chairman of the Company thanked the Civil Guard for this recognition and stated that the security of people and infrastructures is one of … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs two contracts to provide ATC systems for Somalia and Sudan

Somalia and Sudan will receive new systems that will improve the efficiency and safety of their air traffic control capabilities Leonardo has developed, manufactured and installed more than 300 air traffic management and control centres around the world The company’s … Read the full press release

Kaspersky Lab launches Global Transparency Initiative as part of its ongoing commitment to protecting customers from cyberthreats

MOSCOW, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kaspersky Lab is announcing the launch of its Global Transparency Initiative as part of its ongoing commitment to protecting customers from cyberthreats, regardless of their origin or purpose. With this Initiative, Kaspersky Lab will engage the broader information … Read the full press release

Vulnerabilities in popular dating apps discovered by Kaspersky Lab

MOSCOW, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities contained in popular dating apps which have the potential to result in various negative consequences for users: from simply identifying a particular person, to unsecured data transmissions and the … Read the full press release

Kaspersky Lab releases preliminary investigation results on alleged 2015 incidents described in the media

Kaspersky Lab initiated a thorough review of our telemetry logs in relation to alleged 2015 incidents described in the media MOSCOW, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In October 2017, Kaspersky Lab initiated a thorough review of our telemetry logs in relation … Read the full press release

Inmarsat to share aviation cybersecurity information with the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC)

LONDON, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat is pleased to announce it has recently joined the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC), the trusted international membership association for sharing cybersecurity information targeted at the aviation sector. As part of the A-ISAC, … Read the full press release

JSC Rosoboronexport presents law enforcement, counterterrorist, facility protection and information security assets at Interpolitex 2017

The exhibition will be held in Moscow on October 17-20 MOSCOW, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present the entire spectrum of law enforcement, counterterrorist, facility protection and information security assets at Interpolitex 2017 … Read the full press release

Axiomatics Data-Centric Dynamic Authorization Product Suite Recommended in New KuppingerCole Analyst Report

KuppingerCole Executive View Report Cites Axiomatics for its Data Access Filter for Multiple Databases and Axiomatics SmartGuard™ for Big Data Solutions CHICAGO, IL, United States, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Axiomatics, the leader in fine-grained dynamic authorization, today announced that KuppingerCole … Read the full press release

ESET: cyber-criminals exploited known vulnerability in Microsoft IIS 6.0 to install modified Monero mining software

BRATISLAVA, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ESET, a leading global cyber security company, has discovered a new threat whereby attackers infected vulnerable Windows web servers with a malicious cryptocurrency miner in order to mine Monero – a newer cryptocurrency alternative to Bitcoin. … Read the full press release

SAS survey: only 45 per cent with structured plan in place for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Less than half have a structured plan in place to comply with GDPR; over half don’t fully understand the consequences of non-compliance Marlow, UK, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in 2018, making … Read the full press release

G4S retains the security contract at Baghdad International Airport

G4S has retained the contract to provide round-the-clock security to staff and passengers at Baghdad International Airport LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S has retained the contract to manage security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), following a competitive tender process. This … Read the full press release

European Commission proposes measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced by President Juncker in his letter of intent on 13 September, the European Commission is today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area. The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the … Read the full press release

SecBI and Innovery Announce Partnership to Promote SecBI’s “Autonomous Investigation” Cybersecurity Solution to the Italian and Spanish Markets

Tel Aviv, Israel and Rome, Italy, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SecBI, a leading developer of advanced cybersecurity threat detection solutions, and Innovery, a leading ICT services provider and software developer, today announced a partnership for distributing SecBI products in Italy … Read the full press release