Category Archives: Security & Safety

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Rheinmetall Electronics UK Commits to Supporting Armed Forces Community Through Covenant Signing

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall Electronics UK Ltd has demonstrated its dedication to supporting the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The company’s commitment includes recognizing and valuing the contributions of serving personnel, veterans, reservists, and their families to … Read the full press release

Urban Safety Upgrade: Volkswagen’s Exit Warning System in Focus

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has introduced an advanced Exit Warning System designed to enhance safety in inner-city traffic. This system alerts drivers and passengers to approaching road users when exiting the vehicle, particularly benefiting vulnerable road users like cyclists. The system … Read the full press release

Ministry of Defence and Eni Forge Stronger Alliance to Safeguard Italy’s Security and Foster Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The Ministry of Defence and Eni, an Italian energy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Rome to enhance their strategic collaboration on security and risk assessment. The agreement involves sharing expertise and information to bolster … Read the full press release

José Luis Ferreira Trindade Appointed Eurojust National Member for Portugal

(IN BRIEF) José Luis Ferreira Trindade has been named the Eurojust National Member for Portugal, assuming the role starting from November 8, 2023. He succeeds António Cluny, who held the position since 2014. Prior to his appointment as National Member, … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Wins €142 Million Contract to Supply Artillery Ammunition to Support Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise, has secured a significant order to provide artillery ammunition in support of Ukraine’s defensive efforts. The contract, valued at approximately €142 million, involves the supply of tens of thousands of 155mm artillery shells, … Read the full press release

BT Group and AbilityNet Host ‘The 12 Scams of Christmas’ Webinar to Safeguard Online Users During the Festive Season

(IN BRIEF) BT Group, in collaboration with the charity AbilityNet, is calling on individuals to participate in “The 12 Scams of Christmas” webinar, a crucial initiative aimed at enhancing online safety during the holiday season. With scammers frequently targeting vulnerable … Read the full press release

Thales Completes Early Acquisition of Imperva, Creating Global Cybersecurity Leader

(IN BRIEF) Thales, the global technology company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Imperva ahead of schedule, marking a significant milestone in the company’s cybersecurity expansion plans. The acquisition positions Thales as a worldwide leader in cybersecurity, with a team … Read the full press release

German Navy’s NH90 Sea Tiger Helicopter Successfully Takes Maiden Flight

(IN BRIEF) In a significant milestone, the NH90 Sea Tiger, destined for the German Navy’s shipborne operations, has completed its inaugural flight at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth site in Germany. This achievement marks a crucial step forward as Airbus Helicopters proceeds … Read the full press release

Secure Cloud Expansion: T-Systems and Google Cloud Offer Disconnected Hosting in Germany

(IN BRIEF) T-Systems is partnering with Google Cloud to offer Google Distributed Cloud Hosted (GDC Hosted) in Germany, catering to customers with strict data sovereignty needs. GDC Hosted is a disconnected cloud solution, operating on physically isolated servers to ensure … Read the full press release

ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Launches Groundbreaking Cold Storage Facility in Kenya to Tackle Food Waste and Ensure Safety Standards

(IN BRIEF) ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Fund has unveiled its flagship cold storage facility in Nairobi, Kenya, within the Tatu City Special Economic Zone. This state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in Africa, offers temperature-controlled storage and distribution for … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Secures Mid-Two-Digit Million Euro Contract for Electric Coolant Pumps in Euro 7 Emission Standards Market

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall, a major international tech enterprise, has been awarded a significant contract for electric coolant pumps by one of the world’s largest automakers. The contract, valued in the mid-two-digit million-euro range, strengthens Rheinmetall’s position in the emerging Euro … Read the full press release

Global Authorities Collaborate to Dismantle Ransomware Network Responsible for Widespread Attacks

(IN BRIEF) Judicial and law enforcement agencies from seven countries have joined forces to take action against a criminal network responsible for a series of damaging ransomware attacks worldwide. These attacks have affected over 1,800 victims in 71 countries, primarily … Read the full press release

BAE Systems, PLEXSYS, and Red 6 Join Forces to Transform Military Training with Augmented Reality and Simulation Technology

(IN BRIEF) Three leading companies in military training, BAE Systems, PLEXSYS, and Red 6, have announced a collaborative effort to revolutionize military training for future forces. They plan to integrate Red 6’s augmented reality headset technology and PLEXSYS’ immersive simulation … Read the full press release

NatWest Launches ‘All Mod Cons’ Board Game to Educate Families About Scams Ahead of Christmas

(IN BRIEF) NatWest has introduced a unique board game called ‘All Mod Cons’ with the aim of increasing awareness about modern scams and encouraging family discussions about financial security, especially during the festive season. The game, available for 4-6 players, … Read the full press release

Infineon Unveils Advanced Payment and ID Solutions at TRUSTECH 2023

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG will showcase its latest developments in payment and identification solutions at TRUSTECH 2023. The company will introduce TEGRION SLC26G, a security controller designed for demanding identity and government ID applications. It offers high levels of … Read the full press release

Thales to Equip French Navy’s New Offshore Patrol Vessels with Advanced Sensor Suite

(IN BRIEF) Thales has secured a contract to provide the French Navy with state-of-the-art sensor technology for its upcoming offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The suite, comprising Bluewatcher sonar, NS50 radar, and an IFF identification system, will enhance the OPVs’ operational … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Study Advocates for National Database to Monitor Drug-Related Incidents at UK Music Festivals

(IN BRIEF) A study led by the University of Liverpool is urging the implementation of a national database to track drug-related medical incidents at UK music festivals. The lack of standardized reporting processes and data accessibility has made it challenging … Read the full press release

AFRY Strengthens Nuclear Safety Expertise with Acquisition of Hungarian Firms SOM System Kft. and TTSA Mérnökiroda Kft.

(IN BRIEF) Swedish engineering and consulting company AFRY has made a strategic move to acquire Hungarian nuclear safety consulting firms SOM System Kft. and TTSA Mérnökiroda Kft., collectively known as SOM. The acquisition enhances AFRY’s capabilities in the nuclear sector, … Read the full press release

Vodafone Receives PwC Award for Third Consecutive Year in Cyber Reporting Excellence

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone has won the FTSE350 Cyber Reporting category in PwC’s Building Public Trust Awards for the third year in a row. The awards recognize companies and charities that excel in providing transparent and insightful reporting on sustainability and … Read the full press release

Eviden Launches EcoDesignCloud: A Cloud-Based Platform for Assessing Product Environmental Impact

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, a business within the Atos Group, has introduced EcoDesignCloud, a cloud-based platform designed to help organizations enhance the sustainability of their product management and development processes. This platform leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to provide a comprehensive … Read the full press release

Moro Hub and Thales Partner to Elevate Cybersecurity Services in the UAE

(IN BRIEF) Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, has joined forces with Thales, a global leader in security and digital identity technologies, at the Dubai Air Show 2023. This partnership aims to redefine the landscape of physical and cyber … Read the full press release

Saab Secures SEK 4.3 Billion Defense Systems Order from Unnamed Western Country

(IN BRIEF) Saab has announced the receipt of a significant defense systems and equipment order from an undisclosed Western government. The order, valued at approximately SEK 4.3 billion, encompasses various systems and equipment offered by Saab’s Dynamics and Surveillance business … Read the full press release

Bosch eBike Systems Enhances Theft Protection and Navigation Features for eBikes

(IN BRIEF) Bosch eBike Systems is enhancing its theft protection and refining navigation features for eBikes with the latest update to the eBike Flow app. The update includes two new functions: the eBike pass and theft report. The digital eBike … Read the full press release

Thales’ Nexium SafeCore Revolutionizes Secure Network Deployment with Virtualization Technology

(IN BRIEF) Thales is highlighting the advantages of network virtualization in rapidly deploying secure networks and communications in critical scenarios, whether in military theaters of operations or emergency field hospitals for civilian populations. Off-the-shelf components like routers, encryptors, firewalls, satcom … Read the full press release

Czech and Ukrainian Police Disrupt Prolific Phishing Gang Defrauding Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Czech and Ukrainian police, with support from Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a prolific phishing gang responsible for defrauding victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros. The criminal group, which primarily targeted Czech victims, conducted voice … Read the full press release

Ukraine Awards Rheinmetall Contract for Leopard 1 Systems and Support Services

(IN BRIEF) The Ukrainian government has entered into a contract with Rheinmetall, a German defense company, for the procurement of Leopard 1 systems. The contract includes 25 main battle tanks (Leopard 1A5), five armored recovery vehicles (Bergepanzer 2), and two … Read the full press release

Hamburg Chooses Hexagon’s HxGN OnCall Solutions to Enhance Emergency Dispatch Operations

(IN BRIEF) The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany, has partnered with Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division to modernize its emergency dispatch operations and analysis for both the fire and police departments. This initiative is part of Hamburg’s … Read the full press release

Portugal’s Floene Enhances Cybersecurity in Energy Distribution Through ENCS Membership

(IN BRIEF) The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) welcomes Floene as its newest member, focused on enhancing cyber defenses in Europe’s energy sector. Floene manages Portugal’s largest gas distribution network and boasts modern infrastructure for renewable gas distribution, including … Read the full press release

Road Safety Advancement: Mercedes-Benz Hits 10 Million Active Brake Assist Systems Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz has reached a significant safety milestone with over 10 million of its passenger cars worldwide equipped with Active Brake Assist, which includes pedestrian detection. This system helps reduce the risk of collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists … Read the full press release

Saab-Backed Satellite Ymir-1 Launches to Revolutionize Maritime Communication

(IN BRIEF) On November 11th, the Ymir-1 satellite, equipped with technology from Saab, was successfully launched aboard SpaceX Falcon 9, ushering in a transformative era in maritime communication. Ymir-1 serves as a test satellite and a crucial component in the … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland Appointed Conformity Assessment Body by Cameroon’s ANOR for Product Quality and Safety

(IN BRIEF) The Cameroonian “Agence des Normes et de la Qualité” (ANOR) has designated TÜV Rheinland as a Conformity Assessment Body under the Pre-Shipment Evaluation of Conformity (PECAE) program. TÜV Rheinland is now authorized to conduct conformity verification, inspection, and … Read the full press release

Barclays Issues Warning as Purchase Scams Surge During Black Friday and Cyber Monday

(IN BRIEF) Barclays has sounded an alarm ahead of this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, citing a 22% increase in money lost to purchase scams during the same period last year. Purchase scams, which involve buying products that … Read the full press release

Saab Showcases Cutting-Edge Defense Solutions at Defense & Security 2023 in Thailand

(IN BRIEF) Saab is participating in Defense & Security 2023, a prominent defense exhibition held at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 6 to 9. Visitors can explore Saab’s range of state-of-the-art defense solutions at stand P17. … Read the full press release

German Government Awards Rheinmetall Contract for €400 Million Military Aid Package to Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall has secured a contract from the German government to supply Ukraine with 100,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition as part of a €400 million military aid package. The order, valued in the lower-three-digit million-euro range, will be … Read the full press release

EIB’s Continued Support: Veridos Matsoukis to Strengthen Greek Identity Document Manufacturing

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Veridos Matsoukis, a secure identity document printer, have agreed on a €10.5 million 10-year loan to expand Greece’s capacity to produce secure passports, identity cards, and official documents. This investment project, totaling … Read the full press release

REN Honored for Innovative Fire Prevention Project Using Garrano Horses in Portugal

(IN BRIEF) REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais has received recognition from the Portuguese Corporate Ethics Association (APEE) for its unique fire prevention project in Serra da Cabreira, employing Garrano horses. The project, acknowledged with both the AGIR Award and an … Read the full press release

Accenture Expands Cybersecurity Reach in Spain with Acquisition of Innotec Security

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, a global technology and consulting firm, has acquired Innotec Security, a prominent cybersecurity-as-a-service company headquartered in Madrid, Spain. This acquisition enhances Accenture’s cybersecurity capabilities and presence in Spain. Innotec Security, previously owned by Entelgy Group, brings 500 … Read the full press release

Aviva Data Reveals Spike in Fire-Related Claims During November Celebrations

(IN BRIEF) Aviva is warning the public to exercise caution during Bonfire Night celebrations after a significant increase in claims for fire-related damage in November. The insurer’s data shows a 300%i rise in claims compared to October of last year. … Read the full press release

Ericsson Strengthens Commitment to Open Standards with Leadership Role in O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Work Group

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has announced that Scott Poretsky, its Director of Security for North America, has been elected to co-chair the O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Security Work Group (WG11). This appointment marks Ericsson’s third co-chair position within the O-RAN ALLIANCE, highlighting the … Read the full press release

Improved Eurojust Regulation Empowers EU Against Terrorism

(IN BRIEF) European Union (EU) judicial authorities are strengthening their efforts to combat terrorism by enhancing information sharing with Eurojust. An amendment to the Eurojust Regulation allows EU Member States to share a broader range of information on ongoing and … Read the full press release