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Security & Safety Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: adoption of current and near-term quantum technologies could result in decisive step-change for UK’s emerging AI capabilities

Embracing quantum technology now could lead to the enhanced pace, precision and pre-emption of decision making by military commanders (PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has announced the release of a research paper on … Read the full press release

Study involving experts from the University of Exeter found majority of citizens in France and Germany support some European military cooperation independent of NATO

DEVON, 30-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Public research university The University of Exeter has announced that their experts have been part of a team that surveyed people in France and Germany during the autumn of 2019 about their nations’ defence relationships … Read the full press release

Cyber Resilience amid a Global Pandemic: Intesa Sanpaolo emerged winner at the AIPSA CTF challenge

First place in the “Cyber Resilience amid a Global Pandemic” competition which saw the participation of Italy’s leading companies The Intesa Sanpaolo team was successful in overcoming all the security challenges Massimo Proverbio: “Proof of the outstanding work we have … Read the full press release

BAE Systems supports UK’s economic recovery by getting people back to work and creating new jobs

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems goes on with its plans of recruiting a record number of apprentices, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In February, more than 9,000 people across the … Read the full press release

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

Lime and Allianz to improve safety of micromobility through global strategic partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in shared smart mobility solutions, Lime and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to improve … Read the full press release

SGS: Final rule 16 CFR 1224 on safety standard for Portable Bed Rails in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-May-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has announced that a direct final rule on incorporating the latest version of the ASTM standard for Portable Bed Rails has just been published by the … Read the full press release

Clothing and footwear containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) under EU REACH Regulations may get taxed in Sweden – SGS

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification services multinational firm SGS has announced that a tax on clothing and footwear products that contain SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) under EU REACH Regulations is about … Read the full press release

BBVA and the IMDEA Software Institute to explore application of advanced cryptographic techniques in the financial sector

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 4-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA and the IMDEA Software Institute team up on the development of advanced cryptographic techniques. A joint framework to research the use of this technology in the development of digital solutions was created … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 – EURid

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 - EURid

(PRESS RELEASE) DIEGEM, Belgium, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — .eu domain name registry EURid released its data on COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered between January and April 2020. According to the released stats Germany comes atop with the highest number … Read the full press release

Capgemini Invent led consortium to help the European Commission address cyber security challenges across critical EU infrastructures

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Invent, part of the Capgemini Group, has been awarded a contract by the European Commission to address the cyber security challenges faced by different critical infrastructures in and across European Union members. … Read the full press release

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument – the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument - the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new version of Leica Nova MS60, the world’s first MultiStation. Leica Nova MS60’s newest version will allow its users to perform all surveying tasks with one … Read the full press release

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has just announced AXA XL clients will now be using its Cyber Incident Response Service in order to respond and recover from cyberattacks. Accenture Security’s global … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall will equip the German troops with laser duel simulators for realistic training exercises

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 5-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall will be providing simulation technology to German Bundeswehr contributing to its combat readiness for mechanized infantry units equipped with Puma infantry fighting vehicles (IFV). The defense company, Rheinmetall, will upgrade their system … Read the full press release

Arkema appoints Eric Cassisa as the new VP of Safety and Environment

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemicals company, Arkema, has appointed Eric Cassisa as their new Vice President (VP) of Safety and Environment. Cassisa, 52, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence. He graduated … Read the full press release

Infront Lab invests in AI-based video tracking and analytics startup Videocites

Infront Lab invests in AI-based video tracking and analytics startup Videocites

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wanda Sports Group controlled Infront announced it has taken a stake in the AI-driven video tracking and analytics company Videocites. Infront plans to introduce Videocites’ technology and services to current and future rights … Read the full press release

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia’s energy grid cybersecurity

Elering becomes a member of the European Network For Cyber Security to enhance Estonia's energy grid cybersecurity

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) welcomes its newest member – Elering, Estonia’s national Transmission System Operator (TSO) for electricity and natural gas. By joining ENCS, Elering will help strengthen the energy … Read the full press release

BBVA partners with leading developer of authentication solutions Nok Nok Labs

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, Spain, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA teams up with the authentication solutions company Nok Nok Labs to strengthen the security of biometric systems on mobile devices. The partnership is part of BBVA’s strategy to improve the security … Read the full press release

Barco releases ClickShare software update 1.9.1

(PRESS RELEASE) KORTRIJK, Belgium, 16-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco strengthens security and functionality of its wireless presentation and collaboration system with the release of ClickShare software update 1.9.1. Security is a continuous journey Next to being ISO27001 certified, Barco ClickShare … Read the full press release

BAE Systems welcomes Caitlin Hayden as senior vice president of communications

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems, Inc. announces the appointment of Caitlin Hayden as senior vice president of communications. Caitlin will lead BAE Systems’ external and internal communications activities in support of key business campaigns, community investment … Read the full press release

T-Systems connects the Open Telekom Cloud with the supercomputing center in Stuttgart

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 29-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems links the Open Telekom Cloud with one of Europe’s top-end supercomputers. This high-performance computer at HLRS in Stuttgart can be integrated by customers in their scientific and engineering business workflows running in … Read the full press release

Secarma sponsors Premiership Rugby team Sale Sharks for the 2019/20 season

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 16-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Secarma signs sponsorship deal with Premiership Rugby team Sale Sharks for the upcoming 2019/20 season. UKFast, Secarma’s business partner also joins Sale Sharks’ corporate family for the 2019/20 season as a key sponsor … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group names Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division

(PRESS RELEASE) CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, AZ, USA, 10-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group announces the appointment of Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division, Kudelski Security. Howard is currently Kudelski Security’s Chief Technology Officer. He will succeed … Read the full press release

Glencore: incidents and fatalities not linked to Kamoto Copper Company operations or activities in Kolwezi, DRC

Glencore: incidents and fatalities not linked to Kamoto Copper Company operations or activities in Kolwezi, DRC

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore‘s subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) is not connected to the incidents and the fatalities of illegal artisanal miners across its industrial mining concessions in the Kolwezi area, Democratic Republic of the Congo. … Read the full press release

BAE Systems collaborates with RPA expert UiPath for machine learning adoption across the U.S. defense and intelligence communities

(PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, UK, 3-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems teams up with robotic process automation (RPA) leader, UiPath, to develop and accelerate suites of software robots that its customers can use to automate high-volume, repetitive business processes. Don DeSanto, … Read the full press release

ESET recognised as a leader in consumer protection for its dedication in providing the absolute best in IT security

(PRESS RELEASE) BRATISLAVA, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ESET Internet Security product for Windows recognised by both AV Comparatives and Virus Bulletin. ESET Internet Security ranked first place in AV Comparatives’ Performance Test – Impact of Consumer Security Software on System … Read the full press release

UKFast pledges additional £3 million to its BASEfund contributing further to people’s safety and security online

The Cybersecurity Fund of UKFast tops £20m The fund provides up to £10,000 funding towards improving cybersecurity By year end UKFast is set to have given away a total of £20 million to protect its clients (PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 17-Apr-2019 … Read the full press release

Polygon Netherlands takes over 50 year old firm specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, Sweden / GOES, The Netherlands, 11-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Fund III company Polygon Netherlands has taken over the Dutch specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art VANWAARDE. The acquisition will be in retroactive effect as of … Read the full press release

UKFast doubles its DDoSX capacity; Amsterdam, Seattle, Manchester now part of the firm’s network

(PRESS RELEASE) MANCHESTER, 5-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UKFast has just announced it is more than doubling its DDoSX capacity. The UK cloud technology firm will invest £4 million into its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation network. The investment is part of … Read the full press release