— Kaspersky Lab joins forces with City of London Police to educate police forces and businesses across Britain on ways to tackle cybercrime

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cybercrime plays a huge part in fraud offence numbers today, with seven out of ten scams now internet-related, according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. The complex and alien nature of such crimes, however, means that they are not only difficult to combat, but also to detect and understand. To help tackle the rise in cybercrime, City of London Police has enlisted internet security experts, Kaspersky Lab, to train its police officers at all levels on these ever-growing threats. This innovative training program, the first of its kind with UK law enforcement, will provide them with the skills and knowledge to identify and resolve these crimes  from an individual victim encountering fraud during an online shopping-spree to a business losing thousands of pounds from a targeted attack. 

The scheme will extend into further services and large enterprises across the UK, aiming to upskill UK industry on ways to protect themselves against cyber-attacks. Coupled with theoretical knowledge, the week-long training program allows for a real hands-on experience, teaching vital skills such as inspecting network traffic, analysing hard-drive images and decompiling malicious software using specialised training tools and methodology developed by Kaspersky Lab. The training will also address the need for businesses to improve fraud reporting, to ensure police services and security agencies have a clear view of the issue.

The first of these programs was attended and successfully completed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau in February this year. While the course places emphasis on threats that are aimed at financial organisations and government bodies, which are the top targets for online fraud in the UK, the skills learnt by attendees will also be applicable when combatting the cyber threats the general public face.

“As the complexity of cybercrime constantly increases, it’s imperative that the service’s knowledge of such threats increases at the same pace,” comments David Clark, Det Chief Supt Economic Crime Directorate of the City of London Police. “With over 21,000 computer misuse crimes in the UK in the first quarter of 2014[1], it’s clear that people and businesses are at risk and need protecting. The UK police service needs to be ready to identify these crimes and have the knowledge to tackle them head on. This partnership with Kaspersky Lab further underlines our role as the national policing lead for economic crime and will enhance our capability for combating fraud and cybercrime nationwide,” adds David.

“It’s an honor for Kaspersky Lab to use this opportunity to equip City of London Police with our extensive and predictive security intelligence,” commented Veniamin Levtsov, Vice-President, Corporate Sales and Business Development. “We have already spent 17 years developing a set of powerful techniques for data acquisition and investigation of cyber-crimes, and it should become a valuable tool for the law enforcement authorities in the United Kingdom.”

About City of London Police / Action Fraud

Since April 2013, Action Fraud has been responsible for recording all non-emergency fraud crime reports for police forces in England and Wales. One year on, Action Fraud now collects and transfers to the NFIB approximately 18,000 reports of fraud, 15,000 information reports and 2,000 computer misuse reports each month coming from members of the public as well as small, medium and large businesses.

The City of London Police already runs the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). The NFIB is the central repository for fraud and cybercrime intelligence, analysing millions of reports (including those from Action Fraud) to identify serial fraudsters, organised crime gangs and emerging and established crime threats. This intelligence is used to provide law enforcement agencies across England and Wales with the information they need to launch criminal investigations and to raise awareness across the country and in the public and private sector of the latest threats. The City of London Police is now responsible for the entire end-to-end Action Fraud and NFIB service — with all staff located in the same office in the Square Mile.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 20132017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.

[1] Office of National Statistics, 2014 

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Latest ICT Solutions for Smart Grids Showcased at Huawei’s Global Power Industry Summit

BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, hosted its second Global Power Industry Summit in Brisbane, Australia from August 21 to 22, 2014. Themed “Innovative ICT Empowers Better Connected Smart Grids,” the event gathered representatives from power companies, industry organizations and the academic community from around the world to share insights and best practices on building connected smart grids and explore upcoming trends in the power industry.

The event included a number of keynote presentations and roundtable sessions including the first keynote session themed “Future Electricity Needs a Better Connected Smart Grids,” where executives from an Australian power company and Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation delivered insightful presentations on using smart grids to achieve enhanced response time and integrating IT and OT (Operation Technology) for power grids. 

As part of the event, Huawei and IDC also released a joint report titled “Innovative ICT Empower a Better Connected Smartgrid,” and Christopher Holme, Senior Analyst of International Data Corporation (IDC) spoke about the role of innovative ICT technology in building better connected power grids.

“A better connected smartgrid has four major features. Firstly, it should be interactive and compatible with renewable energy resource, then it requires a smarter dispatch that could adjust the electricity tariffs that regulate power consumption demands. At the meantime, IT and OT will be coordinated in the future that ask for a consolidated grid, and there is one pre-condition underlying these features, which is a robust and self-healing capability. A better Smart Grid will be a fully-connected grid that provides electricity everywhere at every second, and utilizes every watt,” said Mr. David He, President of Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei Enterprise Business Group.

At the event, Huawei showcased four innovative ICT solutions for better connected smart grids.

  • Power Transmission Communications Solution: Strong & Reliable backbone transmission, one net carries all businesses
  • Power Distribution Automation Solution & AMI Solution: Wired & Wireless agile access, fulfill all scenarios requirements
  • Network Intelligence Protection System: Ensures secure and smooth operations
  • Distributed Cloud DC: Flexible & Efficient Distributed Cloud DC establish a solid foundation

Currently, Huawei’s ICT products and solutions have been deployed by more than 160 power companies around the world and the company is a leader in deploying commercial eLTE-based power distribution solutions. Its power communications transmission solutions have been deployed in China, Southeast Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

For more information about the Summit, please visit:
http://enterprise.huawei.com/topic/2014powersummit/index.html

About Huawei

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— HERE aims to offer drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and public transportation riders with top-quality navigation services and tools

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the automotive connected services industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes HERE, a Nokia company, with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. HERE, an industry leader in in-vehicle maps and navigation, brings together NAVTEQ’s automobile mapping expertise with application and platform capabilities from Nokia Services. The company is breaking out of the confines of maps and navigation content to offer connected, embedded navigation solutions and programs that provide better location awareness.

HERE has demonstrated remarkable technological competence in rolling out connected vehicle innovations, especially HERE Auto, its flagship embedded solution. HERE Auto has an impressive list of features, including indoor navigation and offline usage, which helps travelers that are in locations without connectivity by providing offline routing to the final destination.

“HERE maps were used in over 10 million vehicles sold in 2013, and every four out of five cars with an in dash navigation system across Europe and North America has a HERE solution,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Douglas R. Gilman. “HERE aims to replicate the success it enjoyed in the mapping and navigation field in the automated driving market.”

Using vehicles equipped with hi-tech sensors and LiDAR, HERE can collect 700,000 3D data points per second and 100 terabytes of data every week. It then uses its cloud technology to store the data and develop a highly precise, three-dimensional road infrastructure, called HD (high-definition) Map. HERE’s established automotive-grade quality mapping, coupled with its data collection and navigation experience, enable it to provide clear direction and guidance for superior automated driving.

HERE collects 60 billion probe points every month to train its predictive analytics engine and eventually offer a level of convenience and ease that the industry has rarely experienced. The data collected allows a fully automated vehicle to give priority to passenger safety. This technological sophistication has helped automakers prove that automobiles are not simply meant to transfer people and goods from point A to point B.

That sophistication enables HERE to offer high levels of personalization, which ultimately leads to unparalleled driving experience. If the driver wishes to stop at a grocery store on his or her way home, HERE can seamlessly reroute the vehicle. In addition it could show parking spaces near the destination and eventually even automatically detect a low gas tank and reroute drivers to a preferred gas station.

In its bid to constantly enhance user experience, HERE recently acquired Desti, a company focused on personalized search, as well as Medio, a leader in predictive analytics. It also partnered with almost every original equipment manufacturer and system vendor, as well as the automotive software giant QNX. Through these partnerships and acquisitions, HERE improves the level of predictability, which allows the end user to humanize his or her search parameters, creating a unique and personal set of location services.

“With humanized driving, the vehicle will implement the best practices derived from the collected data in the cloud as soon as the driver enters the car,” noted Gilman. “If the husband is using his wife’s car, the humanized driving element will adjust driving settings to suit the husband’s habits. The cloud data improves the driver experience, as map measurements down to the centimeter are used to enhance the safety, comfort and convenience of the driver.”

Meanwhile, in cities such as Chicago or New York with more developed public transportation services, HERE can deliver the most efficient method of navigation via bus, subway, or both. HERE Transit, a companion app to HERE’s mobility portfolio, provides users with instant departure times and route information.

HERE’s proprietary cloud solution supports the innovation behind HERE’s multiple product offerings. When automated driving becomes the norm, the humanized and dynamic driving features will need instantaneous updates, which can be provided through HERE’s cloud storage. Overall, HERE’s dedication to the industry and consumers places it rungs above the competition.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

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

About HERE

HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. To learn more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and autonomous driving, visit http://360.here.com

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— Combined telematics subscriber base in both countries to reach over 1.6 million by 2020

SAO PAULO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Brazil and Mexico have a strong and well-developed automotive aftermarket, with service providers (SPs) offering stolen vehicle tracking (SVT), monitoring and immobilization solutions. However, passenger vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking to go beyond the existing basic service offerings to create new revenue streams and boost their presence in these countries. Connected services are expected to play a vital role towards brand differentiation and maintaining market share in an increasingly competitive automotive market.

Automotive Connected Services.

Automotive Connected Services.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Connected Services Market in Brazil and Mexico, finds that the total number of telematics service subscribers in Brazil will go up from 4,800 in 2013 to nearly 1,300,000 in 2020. Mexico’s telematics subscriber base, on the other hand, will grow from 2,000 in 2013 to approximately 330,000 in 2020. By the end of the forecast period, automotive connected services is expected to penetrate between 26 to 28 percent of new cars sales in Brazil and approximately 23 to 25 percent of new cars sold in Mexico. The study covers automotive connected services offered by vehicle OEMs and independent aftermarket solutions.

“In Mexico, the provision of automotive connected services in vehicles from General Motors, and the expected introduction of these services by other premium vehicle OEMs, will propel the market,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Industry Analyst Yeswant Abhimanyu. “Likewise, the market in Brazil will expand as more vehicle OEMs venture towards offering telematics services.”

However, the high cost of vehicles in markets such as Brazil could dampen sales volumes, considering that over 60 percent of cars sold are from the price-sensitive A- and B- segments. Also, since purchasing vehicle insurance is not mandatory in Brazil, insurance-coupled telematics services might not find much acceptance among cost-conscious customers. As customers begin to realize the value of insurance in the event of car theft and other situations, insurance-coupled telematics offerings will grow in popularity.

The continued delay in the implementation of the Conselho Nacional de Transito (CONTRAN) 245 mandate that requires the installation of anti-theft equipment in all new vehicles in Brazil is also understood to be slowing market development. In light of the different possible scenarios, vehicle OEMs and other participants along the value chain are unsure whether to introduce telematics services just yet. This, along with a debate regarding the right mix of automotive connected services to offer customers, is slowing market introduction and current potential.

“Partnerships among vehicle OEMs and SPs are expected to pave the way for the advancement of the automotive connected services market in Brazil. While vehicle OEMs can take advantage of the bandwidth and scope that SVT and immobilization service providers have in the country, the SPs can move towards complete, high-end telematics service providers (TSPs),” noted Abhimanyu. “Vehicle OEMs might even extend their partnerships to hardware manufacturers and other value chain participants, using innovation and flexibility as key decision-making criteria to choose appropriate partners.”

SPs across Mexico could also consider partnering with vehicle OEMs to broaden their service offerings and thereby attract more customers. Focus should lie in providing advanced telematics services such as turn-by-turn navigation and automatic crash response.

Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Connected Services Market in Brazil and Mexico is part of the Automotive & Transportation (http://www.automotive.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. A complementing study, Voice of the Consumer (End Consumers – Car Owners) that looks at the consumer’s willingness to pay for connected services, the features of interest, and the effects of the smartphones, is also in progress.

For more information on this and related studies, please email Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, at francesca.valente@frost.com.

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  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
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SYDNEY, 30 July, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) has again been named ABA100 Winner of three categories in the Australian Business Awards 2014: Business Innovation; Product Innovation and Best Industrial Product. This is the third consecutive year that NetComm Wireless has won the Business Innovation and Product Innovation categories, and the second that it has won the award for Best Industrial Product.

The Business Innovation award recognises NetComm Wireless’ culture of innovation and outstanding commitment to pioneering wireless communication technologies for the global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. The Product Innovation award reflects the success of NetComm Wireless’ ‘Light Industrial’ product series in providing diverse industry sectors with simple and economical remote management capabilities; and the 3G Smart Meter Module was named Best Industrial Product for its unmatched adaptability, functionality and demonstrated success as the intelligence component of one of the world’s largest smart meter rollouts.

“It is a tremendous honour to have won three categories of the Australian Business Awards,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director of NetComm Wireless.  “Our local R&D engineering team have delivered innovative wireless Machine-to-Machine products that are recognised globally, and we are thrilled to have received such highly regarded accolades for our commitment to innovation in the business, product and industrial categories.” 

The Australian Business Awards are a national, all-encompassing awards program honouring Australia’s business, innovation and technology leaders through the recognition of their ground-breaking vision, innovative products and exemplary execution of projects, technologies, service, programs, systems and other initiatives. The program engages with leading corporate, government and non-government organisations providing regional recognition with a global significance through an established set of business and product award categories.

Ms Tara Johnston, Program Director, says, “With a modernised economy we are experiencing notable change in business with new market and social needs expanding rapidly. The ABA100 Winners are reflective of a nation-wide commitment to innovation and improvement, with the award honouring their evident traction within their respective industries.

“As markets become more informed, organisations are required to be responsive and dynamic in order to create functional, sustainable processes and future-proof products. The program places value on a proactive approach to instigating long-term solutions and generating positive outcomes to ensure a bright economic future for Australians, through the recognition of demonstrated commitment to putting bold ideas into motion and creating products that matter,” Ms Johnston adds.

About The Australian Business Awards

Conducted annually, The Australian Business Awards are now in their ninth year with one hundred winners (“The ABA100”) announced in a variety of established categories across all industries. Working continuously to develop a robust and dynamic framework of assessment, organisations are able to review their business and product performance, identify their strengths in a growing knowledge economy and ultimately provide a platform for reputation enhancement and brand exposure by publicly acknowledging organisations for their valuable contributions and innovative products. The business award categories are open to the corporate, government and non-government sectors. The product awards open to tangible or intangible products ranging from manufactured goods, devices, equipment, services, programs, projects, activities, information, knowledge, software, platforms and systems. For more information on The Australian Business Awards (ABA100) go to www.businessawards.com.au.

About NetComm Wireless Limited

NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 32 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s diverse home, business and industrial broadband applications and designed to optimise the performance of global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Middle East and Japan. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cambium Networks™, a global leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the release of the ePMP Force 100, a high-gain integrated subscriber solution. The ePMP Force 100 contains Cambium Networks’ latest ePMP software release 2.1 that includes enhancements to Cambium Networks’ eFortify™ and eCommand™ software solutions.

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The ePMP Force 100 can be deployed as a subscriber module that can connect to any ePMP access point, as well as peer nodes in point-to-point deployment configurations. Service providers who already have the ePMP 1000 Connectorized Radio in their networks have the option of purchasing the ePMP Dish separately to enhance throughput and increase deployment range. Key features of the ePMP Force 100:

  • Frequency availability: 5150 – 5970MHz
  • Security: 128-bit AES encryption (CCMP mode)
  • Peak gain: 25 dBi antenna gain with 30 dBm of transmit power
  • Round Trip Latency: 6 ms (flexible frame mode), 17 ms (GPS Sync mode)
  • Throughput: 150 Mbps of real user data

Also announced today is software release 2.1 which adds software enhancements to eCommand which provides a suite of management tools to plan, provision and monitor the network, and to eFortify, which allows the platform to recognize and react to external interference.

eCommand improvements include:

  • New graphical user interface (GUI) with online help
  • Enhanced statistics and metrics to monitor and troubleshoot the network
  • Automatic channel selection based on best channel available across accessible spectrum

eFortify improvements include:

  • Option to operate with carrier sense enabled or disabled to optimize system RF performance

“Helping our customers maximize their investments in equipment and realize faster ROI is a top priority for Cambium Networks,” said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO, Cambium Networks. “The ePMP Force 100 is a solid option for potential customers deploying across a range of physical and RF environments and subscriber densities, and allows networks operators to reach more end users while enhancing link performance.”

The ePMP Force 100 is the latest addition to the ePMP platform launched in October 2013, which includes:

To find out more about Cambium Networks go to www.cambiumnetworks.com, or follow @CambiumNetworks on Twitter and like us on Facebook for industry updates.

Additional information:

Download the product spec sheet: ePMP Force 100
Download release 2.1: ePMP Software
Read the blog post: Our Ally is the Force

Contact

Golin for Cambium Networks – Sara Ball
+1-415-318-4361
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