Many people can say that they have been a victim of getting a virus on their laptops. I know I have and it is not a nice feeling nor is it an easy fix. Often time a lot of bad consequences happen after. This is a big issue for daily users, for people that depend on their laptop and mainly for people that require them to use their laptops for work. Since it is big issue, a team of students from Binghamton University have been accepted to receive funding from the national science foundation. The reason they received funding was to be able to develop a computer hardware that can protect computers from viruses. Their hopes for this new program is to be installed in all the mobiles and clouds.

Now it is obvious there are many programs that are already established that are advertised as capable of protecting computer from viruses, but unfortunately these programs are not always up to date and hackers always manage to find a way.

"This project holds the promise of significantly impacting an area of critical national need to help secure systems against the expanding threats of malware” and Ponomarev said “It is a new approach to improve the effectiveness of malware detection and to allow systems to be protected continuously without requiring the large resource investment needed by software monitors." They are panning for something that hasn’t been done yet. They are expecting it to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of malware detection which is important. Ponomarev also said “The modified microprocessor will detect malware as programs execute by analyzing the execution statistics over a window of execution” he also mentioned “Since the hardware detector is not 100-percent accurate, the alarm will trigger the execution of a heavy-weight software detector to carefully inspect suspicious programs. The software detector will make the final decision. The hardware guides the operation of the software; without the hardware, the software will be too slow to work on all programs all the time” all of this information that he is providing are extremely helpful to future users because it give them a piece of mind that this is a key solution to be able to prevent any viruses.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered a message at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington DC this past Tuesday, stating Windows’ new security system is the safest operating system on the market.

During his keynote presentation, he touched on features such as Windows Hello facial recognition software and Device Guard as reasons why Windows is at the top when it comes to fighting security threats. Microsoft always prioritizes their customers’ safety over all, using their unique insight to determine the many different types of threats that are present in the virtual world.

Microsoft claims to spend over $1 billion every year on security measures that protect themselves and their customers. The company will spend a big chunk of change to open a new Cyber Defense Operation Center at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. This site will include security teams for Xbox, Windows, and the Azure cloud platform.

One of the standout features will be the intelligence security graph that they have created just for this purpose. The graph brings in the masses of security-related data from Microsoft’s customers on a daily basis. The number of things they have to keep track of are staggering - 200 billion emails per month, 300 billion unique logins per month, and one billion Windows updates every month. All of these are checked for malware and other harmful threats. Their unique attack vectors ensure it will be safe by the time it gets to the user. It will allow people to connect the dots in real-time, Nadella said.

These measures of heightened security mark a big turning point for Microsoft. It was always known as the easiest and most vulnerable target for hackers -partly because it is the most used OS in the world. Nadella and his team have taken big steps in ensuring Microsoft will be a fortress from here on out.

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Cisco announced that they have bought Lancope for $453m in order to boost their cyber-security threat defense capabilities. Cisco is planning to deliver solutions across an extended network that they are calling it the Security Everywhere. This will help Cisco’s offerings portfolio as many businesses plan to become more digitized in the upcoming 5 years. They have approximated that 50 billion devices will go online in this time period. With this being said, there is a high possibility that cyber attackers will have a way in. This is where an aspect of the Security Everywhere will come into play.

How the Security Everywhere works is by embedding protection capabilities to the data center which is found from the enterprise infrastructure. Other places will be on the mobile cloud and endpoints. Cisco’s vice president of the corporate development, Ray Salvagno, plans to use Lancope’s technology in their network system in order to sense anomalies in a variety of data traffic that seen. This data traffic will be identified as a security problem, or even a hacker attack.

“They get visibility across everything that is happening,” says Ray Salvagno.

Cisco plans on paying approximately $452m in cash and equity awards with an additional retention-based incentives for employees who decide to join Cisco as part of the Lancope deal. About 300 of the Lancope employees will be folded into the Cisco security unit, which is being led by David Goeckeler. In 2013, Cisco has bought another cyber-security firm Sourcefire for $2.7b. Additionally, they have also bought OpenDNS for $635m which works on maintaining a wide range of domain name servers in order to help route the Web traffic.

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BlackBerry Limited announced that it is acquiring Good Technology for $425 million in cash in order to fulfill BlackBerry’s strategy of giving its customers the most complete, end-to-end solution that is able to secure the mobile enterprise. Good Technology is known for helping big corporations and governments keep tabs on non-BlackBerry platforms such as Apple’s iOS. Good Technology boasts 6,300 customers and employs 16,000 Good Dynamics developers.

As BlackBerry is also a security company, it will greatly benefit from the acquisition. Maribel Lopez, a contributor at Forbes stated,

The acquisition of Good is aligned with BlackBerry’s strategy. Mobile device and application management are critical components of that strategy. While it was catching up in Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) features, BlackBerry was still viewed as a Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider. BlackBerry was particularly interested in Good’s SDK for containerized MAM. It also was pleased with the amount of application vendors that have used Good’s SDK to secure apps. The Good platform has more than 2,000 independent software vendor and custom applications built today.

John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, said,

By acquiring Good, BlackBerry will better solve one of the biggest struggles for CIOs today, especially those in regulated industries: securely managing devices across any platform. By providing even stronger cross-platform capabilities, our customers will not have to compromise on their choice of operating systems, deployment models or any level of privacy and security. Like BlackBerry, Good has a very strong presence in enterprises and governments around the world and, with this transaction, BlackBerry will enhance its sales and distribution capabilities and further grow its enterprise software revenue stream.

BlackBerry expects the transaction to be completed toward the end of the 2016 fiscal third quarter.

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Adobe Systems has updated its Flash media player to patch a vulnerability that hackers were exploiting after attack code leaked from the devastating Hacking Team breach. Adobe is creating a fix for a critical vulnerability after a team of hackers broke into the surveillance firm Hacking Team’s systems. The vulnerability affecting Flash Player allowed for hackers to hack into servers belonging to Hacking Team which was infiltrated this past weekend. The attack was sophisticated and is estimated to have taken only days or weeks to complete. Over 400 gigabytes of corporate data was stolen.

Hacking Team is popular for its surveillance tools and spyware to customers such as government agencies, intelligence units, and police forces worldwide. The critical flaw was being targeted in a large array of malware titles such as Angler and Nuclear exploit kits and has been folded in to the Metasploit hacking framework. The exploits can be used to secretly install Hacking Team surveillance software, or other types of malware, on vulnerable computers with little detection of foul play. If the exploits leaked from the colossal Hacking Team breach are limited to two or three unpatched vulnerabilities in Flash, Windows, and SELinux, the resulting damage will be much less severe than it might have been. With 400 gigabytes of data to stolen, it is still possible that there are other unexpected things to find.

The vulnerability is cataloged as CVE-2015-5119 and is active in Flash versions and earlier. According to security firm Rapid 7, the vulnerability comes from a use after free bug that can be exploited while Flash is handling ByteArray objects. Adobe’s update is now available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux systems. Google's Project Zero and Morgan Marquis-Boire, director of security, First Look Media, played a large part in working with Adobe for reporting the critical bug and protecting Flash users.

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The United States Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) has recently held a competition in order to further the development of self-healing cyber technologies. This competition has been dubbed the “Cyber Grand Challenge,” which aims to advance the technology of automated security systems which can combat against cyberattacks as immediately as they are launched. This competition includes a team comprised of Raytheon employees, who have successfully advanced to the final stages of the Cyber Grand Challenge.

"The emergence of the internet of things (IoT) and the growth of cloud computing and mobility is transforming everyday life and creating significantly more surface attack area for the cyber threat,” said David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services Business. Wajsgras emphasized the great threat that cyberattacks can potentially play in our modern day, technology-centric society. He further acknowledged that "Raytheon is participating in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge because we see the imperative today, to more effectively offset the growing pervasiveness and effectiveness of the cyber threat and help solve one of our country's toughest security challenges."

The Cyber Grand Challenge was created as a computer security tournament which focuses on the utilization of automated cyber reasoning systems, rather than actual interference from industry experts. This computer security tournament asks its competitors to construct a computer program that is capable of autonomously reversing an engineer’s software (which in this case, was created by the contest’s organizers) and has the capabilities to fix its discrete faults and mistakes.

This competition is a potential breeding-ground for significant developments in cybersecurity. Jack Harrington, the vice president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services Cybersecurity and Special Missions, has stated that “the technologies emerging from this competition could change the balance of power between hackers and defenders."

The final challenge of this competition is anticipated to take place in conjunction with DEFCON in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016.

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At the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, Altair’s PBS Works suite was recognized as the “Best HPC Software or Technology.” The PBS Works suite is designed to maximize an enterprise’s return on investment on existing hardware and software resources.

The PBS Works suite includes:
  • PBS Professional - a market-leading HPC workload manager and job scheduler
  • Compute Manager - a web-based portal for job submission and management
  • Display Manager - a web-based portal for remote access of data and applications
  • PBS Analytics - for job accounting and reporting

In order to reduce costs and consolidate their existing High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, Lockheed Martin worked with Altair to deploy a cross-domain security version of PBS. Lockheed Martin employs several federally-owned HPC programs that manage the HPC resources used by the government. In order to support multiple security domains, Lockheed turned to Altair.

The PBS Works suite features cross-domain system configurations for multi-level security, allowing users at different security levels to utilize the same HPC system. Previously, each security level had its own HPC system. Therefore, if personnel wished to access multiple data sets they would be required to log into multiple systems. By combing users at different security levels on the same system, users can access data sets of varying classifications. For example, if personnel with Top Secret clearance needed to alter data that was only classified as Secret, they would be able to access it from the same system as the Top Secret data. In addition, the system would automatically reset the security classification as Top Secret. Before, the user would have to manually change the security level. Now, Lockheed Martin can easily and securely manage HPC resources across more than 20 different security levels.

With over 2,000 employees, Altair operates over 45 offices in 22 different countries across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Altair was founded in 1985. Altair is committed to applying technology in innovative ways to optimize processes and decision-making for improved business performance.

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Serving more than 300 million users worldwide, Kaspersky Lab is one of the leading providers of software security products. Through their many years of growth since their establishment in 1997, Kaspersky Lab has evolved itself into becoming the world’s largest privately held vendor of information technology security products. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, Kaspersky Lab operates all around the world with offices spanning across the globe. Kaspersky Lab technologies and products provide software protection for more than 250,000 corporate clients in almost 200 countries.

Today, Kaspersky Lab operates for a variety of clients; through their extensive selection of solutions and products, Kaspersky Lab is able to assist not only small and medium-sized businesses, but also large enterprises. Kaspersky Lab has gained several years of expertise throughout their seventeen years of operation, allowing them to provide their customers with the most reliable protection against any information technology threat.

Kaspersky Small Office Security is perfect for small businesses; it is designed with a simple interface which allows for easy installation and utilization without any need for special administration tools. Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 allows homeowners to securely protect their digital identity, their money, and ultimately their families. Kaspersky Endpoint Security offers businesses mobile security, multi-layer anti-malware, as well as many more features which defend against the latest threats. Kaspersky Lab’s diverse selection of solutions and products allows the company to serve any customer looking for threat management systems or software security products.

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