The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint report detailing malware attacks targeting employees of companies that operate nuclear power plants in the U.S., including the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation in Burlington, Kan., according to the cybersecurity firm Tripwire.
Synopsys Inc. released the results of the study “Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend,” which found that 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe an attack on a medical device built or in use by their organizations is likely to occur over the next 12 months.
While no amount of security can guarantee against the possibility of an attack, major terrorist attacks around the world always serve as a clarion call, drawing people’s attention to security measures in their own towns, and many are increasingly beginning to turn their focus from indoors to outdoors and the perimeter surrounding the venues.
Guardian Protection Services is pleased to announce its Western Operations Alarm Monitoring Center has earned Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. Guardian now operates two wholly owned and UL-certificated Alarm Monitoring Centers in the United States.
The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) announced that Tyco, a part of Johnson Controls, has joined the organization as a full industry member. With the addition of Tyco, as well as ADT in September, and long-time industry member STANLEY Security, PPVAR now has the three largest companies in the electronic security sector as part of its 77-member roster.
Rave Mobile Safety, provider of critical communication and data platform solutions, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally recognized Rave Alert, Smart911 (the Rave 911 Suite) and Rave Panic Button as qualified anti-terrorism technologies through the award of both SAFETY Act Designation and SAFETY Act Certification. Through this award, key components of the Rave Platform are now on the DHS SAFETY Act’s Approved Technologies list.
NTT Security issued its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report, which underscores the need for more advanced tools to protect organizations’ data and networks from the evolving tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyberattackers. A topic of considerable public attention is the ability to determine the source of cyberattacks to determine their credibility and motivation.