Amazon’s Prime Air Drone Will Make Same-Day Deliveries

Amazon’s Prime Air Drone Will Make Same-Day Deliveries

first_imgStay on target Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Amazon this week expanded its free one-day shipping service, promising to deliver last-minute products to Prime members the very next day.But what if you need sunscreen and beach towels now?The company on Wednesday unveiled its latest Prime Air drone: A fully electric device that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver lightweight packages to customers in less than 30 minutes.“Our newest drone design includes advances in efficiency, stability, and, most importantly, in safety,” Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, wrote in a blog.Wilke introduced the next-gen UAV at Amazon’s first re:MARS conference—a new global AI event examining machine learning, automation, robotics, and space.Boasting a hybrid design, the Prime Air drone makes vertical takeoffs and landings like a helicopter, while being efficient and aerodynamic like an airplane.It is controlled with six degrees of freedom—more than the standard four—for added stability (particularly handy when operating in gusty wind conditions).“We know customers will only feel comfortable receiving drone deliveries if they know the system is incredibly safe,” Wilke said. “So we’re building a drone that isn’t just safe, but independently safe, using the latest artificial intelligence technologies.”Amazon’s drone doesn’t simply rely on communications systems for situational awareness. Using diverse sensors and advanced algorithms, the aircraft can detect (and dodge) static objects like a chimney, as well as moving objects like a paraglider or helicopter.Upon descent, it leans on embedded stereo vision and artificial intelligence to identify a clear location for landing. Amazon even invented computer-vision techniques to help drones recognize and avoid clotheslines, telephone wires, or electrical wires.“We’re also thrilled about the potential environmental impact,” Wilke wrote.Prime Air is one of the company’s sustainability initiatives to help achieve Shipment Zero—a vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon. In February, the e-retailer announced a short-term goal to reach 50 percent by 2030.“Today, most of us run to the store because we need an item now. With a service like Prime Air, we’ll be able to order from home and stay home,” the blog said. “This saves tremendously on fuel usage and reduces emissions.”Watch: Boston Dynamics Robot Is Now a Warehouse Worker<br />More on Geek.com:FAA Greenlights Google Wing Drone Deliveries in USDHL Kicks Off Regular Autonomous Drone Deliveries in ChinaUPS to Transport Medical Samples Via Dronelast_img read more

Battle Ground councilor files complaint against council candidate

first_imgBattle Ground Councilor Philip Johnson has filed a complaint with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission against city council candidate Shauna Walters, who thinks the complaint was filed due to a disagreement the two had at a meeting earlier this year. Johnson has served on the council since 2012, including a two-year term as mayor in 2016 and 2017, and is running for re-election for Position 7 against Katrina Negrov and Josh VanGelder. Walters is running for Position 3 on the council against Candy Bonneville and Neil Butler.In his complaint, Johnson alleges that Walters received a larger donation than allowed for a campaign with a “mini reporting option.” According to the PDC’s website, a mini campaign is one where the candidate “will raise and spend no more than $5,000,” “will receive no more than $500 from any one contributor other than themselves,” and “does not file contribution and expenditure reports,” although the candidate must keep records of campaign contributions and expenditures. Johnson filed his complaint with the PDC office on Friday, alleging that Walters not only accepted a donation larger than $500, but also failed to apply for a change from mini reporting to full reporting prior to exceeding the contribution limit. He also alleges she exceeded $300 in anonymous donations, which goes against state law. The donations list Johnson cited in his complaint came from www.fundrazr.com, a website Walters has used to do the bulk of her fundraising. She received a $1,000 donation on May 23. Walters responded Friday to the PDC, writing in an email that when she set up her account, she did not set the control to limit the donation amount. She attended a PDC compliance class in May, and the instructor advised her to refund those who donated more than $500.last_img read more

Technology companies power broad rally for US stocks

first_imgTechnology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, driving the S&P 500 to its best day in more than two months and erasing its losses for the week.The rally, which pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up by more than 370 points, followed an early rise in bonds yields after a weekly government report on unemployment claims came in better than economists had expected.Worries that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China is hurting the global economy roiled the market earlier this week, sending many investors fleeing to safer holdings, such as U.S. government bonds. That pulled bond yields sharply lower.The absence of new worrisome turns in the U.S.-China trade tussle may have also helped keep investors in a buying mood Thursday.“That’s what the market is attuned to right now, this confirmation of fears that things are going badly,” said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird. “And if you’re not getting that, then stocks can stabilize, bond yields can move up a little bit.”last_img read more

Report shows deficit to exceed 1 trillion next year

first_imgWASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.The return of $1 trillion annual deficits comes despite Trump’s vow when running for office that he would not just balance the budget but pay down the entire national debt.“The nation’s fiscal outlook is challenging,” said Phillip Swagel, director of the nonpartisan CBO. “Federal debt, which is already high by historical standards, is on an unsustainable course.”The office upped this year’s deficit projection by $63 billion and the cumulative deficit projection for the next decade by $809 billion. The higher deficit projections come even as the CBO reduced its estimate for interest rates, which lowers borrowing costs, and as it raised projections for economic growth in the near term.The number crunchers at CBO projected that the deficit for the current fiscal year will come to $960 billion. In the next fiscal year, which begins Oct 1, it will exceed $1 trillion.last_img read more

Hurricane puts 10 million in the crosshairs in Florida

first_imgMIAMI — An increasingly alarming Hurricane Dorian menaced a corridor of some 10 million people — and put Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the crosshairs — as it steamed toward Florida on Friday with the potential to become the most powerful storm to hit the state’s east coast in nearly 30 years.Becoming scarier with seemingly every update from forecasters, the storm strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 3 in the afternoon and was expected to become a potentially catastrophic Category 4 with winds of almost 140 mph (225 kph) before blowing ashore late Monday or early Tuesday.The National Hurricane Center’s projected track showed Dorian hitting around Palm Beach County, where Mar-a-Lago is situated, then moving inland over the Orlando area. But because of the difficulty of predicting a storm’s course this far out, forecasters cautioned that practically all of Florida, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale, could be in harm’s way.They warned, too, that Dorian was moving more slowly, which could subject the state to a drawn-out and more destructive pummeling from wind, storm surge and heavy rain.Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida and authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster-relief efforts.As Dorian closed in, it played havoc with people’s Labor Day weekend plans. Major airlines began allowing travelers to change their reservations without a fee. The major cruise lines began rerouting their ships. Disney World and the other big resorts in Orlando found themselves in the storm’s projected path.last_img read more

Driver hospitalized after hitting tree on SR 826

Driver hospitalized after hitting tree on SR 826

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – The driver of a vehicle who hit a tree while on the Palmetto Expressway has been hospitalized.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene in the eastbound lanes of State Road 826, near Northwest 47th Avenue in Miami Gardens, Monday, at around 5 p.m.According to MDFR, the driver was trapped inside the vehicle after hitting a tree.The 27-year-old victim was extricated and has since been airlifted to a nearby hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Blackstone fires up Kishore Biyanis Future Group with Rs 1700 crore capital

first_imgBlackstoneTwitterBlackstone, American private equity firm, has plans of investing about Rs 1,700 crore in Kishore Biyani’s Future Group that owns market chains like Central, Brand Factory, Big Bazaar and EasyDay. There has been no official announcement as of now but it is expected to be declared after the company’s board meeting.According to The Economic Times, the investment will be in the form of equity and structured debt. It will be used for capital expansion of Brand Factory, the discounted fashion retail chain.Blackstone along with its investors L Catterton, Premji Invest, L&T Mutual Fund and LIC will be picking up about seven percent shares in Future Group. At the same time, Aion, an existing investor, will be getting a partial payout of about $50 million.  A retail outlet of Big Bazaar, which is owned by the Future Retail Ltd.Wikimedia commonsFuture Group has more than 400 stores that comprise about 97 Brand Factory stores and 47 Central stores. They have also invested in fashion brands like BIBA, AND, Clarks, Cover Story, and Celio. FLFL, an ally of Future Group, contributes about 40 percent of the sales through its strong portfolio of brands.The group had stepped into the online strata in 2018 by acquiring 30 percent stake in Koovs just after the launch of Brand Factory’s e-commerce platform. Other platforms boosting the sales of the group include aLLOnlineStore.in, Clarks.in and CoverStory.co.in. Future Group- BigbazaarThe group has also been in talks with Amazon since 2018 to sell its products online. There were multiple rumours Amazon had acquired a 9.5 percent stake in the Future Group. Though there has been no announcement of the acquisition, Amazon has listed most of the brands online since May.Kishore Biyani had recently told Inc42 said that the company had taken multiple initiatives for e-commerce. The company had started Future Bazaar before Flipkart that resulted in a loss of about Rs 350 crore. He further clarified that Big Bazaar Direct is going through massive loss and will shut down by next week.last_img read more

Youth detained for raping of 8th grader madrasa girl

Youth detained for raping of 8th grader madrasa girl

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA man was detained for allegedly raping an eighth grader madrasa girl at Durgapur village in Assasuni upazila of Satkhira on Saturday, reports UNB.aaaLocals caught Liton Gazi, 24, son of Asadul Gazi of the village and handed him over to police.Quoting locals, police said Liton used to stalk the victim. He went to her house on Friday night and raped her. Locals rushed in hearing the victim’s screams and caught him.Locals said Liton is a criminal, drug addict and drug peddler.Abdus Salam, officer-in-charge of Assasuni police station, said the victim’s father filed a case in this regard.last_img read more

Following Senate Seat Nomination Barbara Robinson Eager to Unify 40th District

Following Senate Seat Nomination Barbara Robinson Eager to Unify 40th District

first_imgState Delegate Barbara Robinson was nominated to fill the Maryland Senate seat left vacant by newly-sworn-in Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, following a vote by the 40th District Democratic Central Committee.The committee’s 5-2 decision to nominate Robinson over her rival, former City Council member William “Pete” Welch, propelled the state delegate one step closer to the Senate seat Pugh held since 2005 until her swearing in as mayor this week.  Del. Barbara Robinson (Courtesy Photo)Robinson, currently deputy majority whip of the House of Delegates and former chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, said she is eager to unify District 40.  “I want to see the neighborhood organizations come together,” she said. “I want to form a community summit and focus on team building, strategic planning and getting our community organizations to work together.”Robinson said her tough upbringing will help her develop legislation to aid Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens: the homeless, residents who receive public assistance and victims of domestic violence. Robinson said she will also draw on her experience as a former instructor in the Maryland Department of Corrections to introduce legislation that will support the needs of Baltimore’s re-entering citizens.  “I think financial literacy should be taught to inmates within a year of their release,” she said. Finally, as a long-term small business owner and graduate of an HBCU, Robinson pledged to advance legislation supporting minority businesses and state support for the two minority-serving institutions in her district, Coppin State University and Baltimore City Community College. “I sit on the Appropriations Committee and the Economic Development Subcommittee where I hear the issues coming up regarding [minority] anchor institutions,” Robinson said. “I want to ensure the interests of our anchor institutions are advanced.”Robinson’s nomination was sent to Governor Larry Hogan, who is required to appoint the candidate recommended by the committee.  The next session of the Maryland General Assembly will convene Jan. 11 in Annapolis. Other candidates for the 40th District Senate seat included former City Council member Nick J. Mosby, who ran and dropped out of the Democratic Primary for mayor earlier this year, Delegate Antonio Hayes, and 40th District resident Deborah Brooks. Pugh did not endorse a candidate to replace fill her seat, but has worked closely with Robinson to represent the 40th District of the Maryland General Assembly for the past 10 years. Members of the 40th District Democratic Central Committee include: Betty Clark, chair; Sandra Almond-Cooper; Marshall Bell; Gary Brown, Jr.; Arlene Fisher; Agnes Welch and Tiffany Welch.Clark co-owns a consignment boutique in Pigtown with Pugh. Agnes and Tiffany Welch are related to candidate William “Pete” Welch. Under the rules of the Democratic Central Committee, none were required to recuse themselves from voting for Pugh’s successor.    Robinson was born in Alexandria City, Ala. and attended the University of Baltimore, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. in Business Administration in 1975. She later earned a master’s degree from Coppin State College in 1976. Robinson, the owner of STAR Associates and a published author, is married with four children.   Maryland’s 40th legislative district is in the central western portion of Baltimore City. It contains Druid Park Lake, Druid Hill Park and the Maryland Zoo. Coppin State University, Baltimore City Community College, University of Maryland School of Law and University of Maryland, Baltimore are also located in the 40th District. It is one of five legislative districts totally encompassed by the city limits of Baltimore.last_img read more

Situation is grave in Hills lacks democracy NCW chief

Situation is grave in Hills lacks democracy NCW chief

first_imgDarjeeling: The Chairperson of the National Commission for Women has alleged that there is no democracy in Darjeeling and that people are being suppressed by the police and district administration. She will be submitting a report of her findings and recommendations to the President of India, Union Home Minister and Chief Minister of West Bengal. She will also be summoning police top brass to her office.Following a three-day long visit of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women addressing media persons in Siliguri claimed that during and post 104-day bandh in Darjeeling, there has been rampant police atrocities on women. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”Women have been threatened, arrested, multiple cases clamped on them. Situation is grave in the Hills. There is no democracy,” alleged Sharma.She stated that she will be summoning police top brass of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. “I will summon the IG, SP Darjeeling and former SP Kalimpong who was recently transferred. They have to answer a lot of questions,” retorted Sharma.”We cannot act but we can recommend. The CM of West Bengal also is the Minister of the Home Department of West Bengal. She should visit Darjeeling and look into the matter,” stated the Chairperson.She stated that she had met 150 complainants in Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Reacting to her statements West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb stated that it is politically motivated. The Chairperson had arrived in Darjeeling on April 15. She visited Kalimpong on April 17 and returned to Delhi on Wednesday.last_img read more

How to Foster Company Culture with Remote Employees

first_img Register Now » This story appears in the May 2011 issue of . Subscribe » 3 min read April 26, 2011 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals My company is split up over several physical locations. There are offices in Massachusetts and Maine, plus employees and contractors in Chicago, Milwaukee, Las Vegas and many other places. Keeping in contact is simple. I’m more concerned with how to develop and nurture my company’s culture.Lest you think of “culture” as a luxury, know that it is everything to your business as an entrepreneur. Company culture acts as the DNA that helps shape your operational efforts. Here, then, are some tools and processes I’ve implemented that might prove useful in helping your company culture thrive.Technology That UnitesWe use Yammer as an internal “chatter” channel for Human Business Works. If you aren’t familiar with Yammer, it’s kind of like Twitter, but it’s private for organizations. You can use it in lots of effective ways, from cutting down on internal e-mailing to creating a virtual water cooler. The latter is part of what keeps us happy. We share jokes. We talk about non-work stuff that we might want help promoting. (When she’s not our project manager, Liz runs a bead store, and we help publicize her events). Generally, it gives us the sense that we’re together.GoToMeeting works well for sharing desktops and putting people together for teleconferences. We use it for internal and external meetings, and it helps us stay connected during projects. Though e-mail is a great way to communicate ideas, hearing everyone’s voice adds a more personal dimension.Out of the office60 percent of employees believe they don’t need to be in the office to be productive and efficient166 percent of employees desire work flexibility162 percent of employees believe they could fulfill their job duties at a remote location259 percent of employees say their company does not have a formal policy allowing employees to work remotely27.3 The average number of days people work from home annually2(Sources: 1Cisco Connected World Report, October 2010; 2Microsoft 2010 U.S. Remote Working Research)Skype adds a nice touch to our culture, because Rob, Josh and Anne are in Portland and I’m down in Massachusetts. I can log on and pop in for a quick team meeting and we can collaborate face to face. It’s even nice to share the occasional long-distance beer with my colleagues via video chat.We share files using Dropbox. We also swap videos or share graphics for upcoming design work. The ability to have information move back and forth in something other than e-mail makes for a more robust sharing experience.The Human TouchTools are great, but there’s also value in the human touch. One thing that keeps a virtual culture together is making sure that everyone, even at the most remote location, is consulted on ideas and given a chance to voice their thoughts. We’ve found that making a virtual culture feel as real as possible requires a blend of technology and attention to personal details.A final point to consider: Celebrate the non-work stuff. Culture that builds around hard-working teams often tends to forget some of the “fluff.”But that fluff is the true connective tissue of business relationships. Team-building isn’t an annual event. It’s a full-contact sport.last_img read more

Major crypto exchange hack nets 40 million and could get so

Major crypto exchange hack nets 40 million and could get so

first_imgnobody knows if anything that binance has said is true, considering they were decrying FUDsters for making assumptions about their “maintenance” right up until they admitted someone “hacked” them and ran off with the butts. https://t.co/W400NIRw2X— Buttcoin (@ButtCoin) May 8, 2019 The funds are decidedly not safe. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced a “large scale security breach” Tuesday afternoon, warning customers that unnamed hackers had managed to successfully steal 7,000 bitcoin. At current prices, this equals approximately $40 million. But wait, it gets worse. “Hackers were able to obtain a large number of user API keys, 2FA codes, and potentially other info,” Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (who goes by CZ) wrote in a press release. “The hackers used a variety of techniques, including phishing, viruses and other attacks. We are still concluding all possible methods used.”While this sounds bad, and it definitely is, the loss of 7,000 bitcoin is just one of many potential problems affecting the exchange and its customers. “There may also be additional affected accounts that have not been identified yet,” CZ helpfully warns. Welp, maybe there was after all. CZ insists that all customer losses will be covered, although that news may only provide partial relief to those who are now unable to withdraw their funds. Because, you guessed it, Binance has suspended deposits and withdrawals for roughly one week while it investigates the theft. It’s going to be a rocky week in bitcoin land. Binance is calling the hack a “large scale security breach.”Image: LADISLAV KUBEŠ / GETTYBy Jack Morse2019-05-08 01:18:45 UTCcenter_img Notably, hackers were able to score the now-pilfered BTC in a single transaction. “The hackers had the patience to wait, and execute well-orchestrated actions through multiple seemingly independent accounts at the most opportune time,” explained CZ. “The transaction is structured in a way that passed our existing security checks.”News of the hack comes only hours after CZ tweeted that “[Binance has] to perform some unscheduled server maintenance that will impact deposits and withdrawals for a couple hours.” He added, using an acronym for “fear, uncertainty, doubt” that has become a byword for cryptocurrency critics, that there was “No need to FUD.” Trading will not be impacted.— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 7, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgNews | November 03, 2008 PinnacleHealth Installs Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE Dynamic Volume CT Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more November 4, 2008 – To help reduce diagnosis time for stroke, serious heart conditions and other life-threatening diseases, PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg, PA will install the Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. The Aquilion ONE, the world’s first dynamic volume CT system, can help doctors diagnose life-threatening conditions in minutes, rather than the hours or days previously required. The installation of the Aquilion ONE is part of a five-year agreement in which PinnacleHealth plans to source 85 percent of its new medical imaging systems from Toshiba’s portfolio of CT, MR, vascular X-ray, X-ray and ultrasound devices.“The strategic business agreement with Toshiba allows PinnacleHealth to provide the most advanced, life-saving technology available to our patients, such as the Aquilion ONE,” said Phil Guarneschelli, chief operating officer, PinnacleHealth. “As the world’s first dynamic volume CT system, the Aquilion ONE can image an entire organ and show function, which means faster, more accurate diagnosis, better patient outcomes and ultimately lower healthcare costs.”PinnacleHealth will use the Aquilion ONE to treat stroke, orthopedic, vascular and cardiac patients.The Aquilion ONE utilizes 320 ultra-high resolution detector rows (0.5 mm in width) to image an entire organ in a single gantry rotation. The result is unparalleled in diagnostic imaging today and produces a 4D clinical video showing up to 16 cm of anatomical coverage, enough to capture the entire brain or heart, and show its movement such as blood flow. The Aquilion ONE’s single, comprehensive exam can provide physicians with data to replace a variety of duplicative tests and invasive procedures.PinnacleHealth offers services ranging from prenatal to geriatrics throughout its multiple locations. In addition to the Aquilion ONE, PinnacleHealth also plans to install $14.5 million in Toshiba medical imaging equipment, including four additional CT systems, five MR systems, 11 Ultrasound systems and eight X-ray systems. As part of this exclusive business agreement, Toshiba will provide value-added services to the hospital such as consulting engagements, productivity and efficiency solutions and marketing services.For more information: www.pinnaclehealth.org, www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more last_img read more

A cybersecurity primer for mid sized businesses

first_imgThe decision to which information security measures should be used across the company’s IT infrastructure and which ones should be left out may be a tough one for midsized companies. The financial resources of a midsized company cannot allow applying all the existing cybersecurity elements to protect the network. At the same time, midsized businesses are big enough to be targeted by cybercriminals. In this article, our information security consultants describe cybersecurity measures a midsized business can’t do without if it wants to ensure an appropriate network protection level and show how to implement them and arrange their management. Basic information security measures Among the range of existing cybersecurity measures the following ones are essential for all mid sized businesses irrespective of the type of business: A firewall is responsible for scanning incoming and outgoing network traffic. If set properly, the firewall prevents malicious traffic from reaching your network and possibly damaging it. Antivirus software checks each file your company’s employees download from external resources like the internet or USB flash drives for virus signatures. Regular updates to your antivirus will give an alarm each time ransomware, viruses, Trojan horses, and other types of malware tries to reach your company’s network. Network segmentation implies the division of the entire company’s network into separate fragments. As a result, the networks of your company’s departments are separated from each other. In case hackers reach the computer in one segment, they won’t be able to access the computers in the other network segments separated from the infected network. Thus, cyberattacks can’t move between the network segments and damage them, and you significantly reduce the risk of facing corporate data theft or leakage. Email security techniques include filtering spam and applying password rotations. An email security solution is designed to make sure that only verified letters reach their addresses in the process of communication between interacting parties. It aims at keeping corporate data secure from malware, spoofing attacks, and other cyberthreats in the communication happening both inside and outside the company’s network. Intrusion detection (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) are responsible for analyzing all the incoming and outgoing network traffic. Using pattern matching or anomaly detection, IDS identifies possible cybersecurity threats, while IPS blocks the identified information security attacks, thus not allowing them to turn into major threats and spread across the entire network. Advanced information security measures To strengthen the protection of a midsized company operating in a regulated industry (such as banking, healthcare) and having the need to comply with security regulations and standards like PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, the following information security measures can’t be omitted: Endpoint security is responsible for defending each entry point like desktops or mobile devices connecting to the company’s network from attacks before harmful activities spread all over the network. When installed both on the corporate network management server and end users’ devices, endpoint security software provides your company’s system administrators with transparency over the actions that can potentially damage the network. Data loss prevention (DLP) allows to avoid the leakage of confidential data, such as clients’ bank account details. DLP systems scan the data passing through a network to ensure that no sensitive information was leaked and got into the hands of cybercriminals’. DLP is designed to avoid the cases when your employees deliberately or unintentionally send an email with proprietary corporate data outside the corporate network. Security information and event management (SIEM) software gathers and aggregates the logs from the servers, domain controllers, and all other sources located in your network to analyze them and provide you with a report highlighting suspicious activities. Thus, you can use these reporting results to know whether your systems need special attention and curative measures. Implementing and managing information security measures There are three options to implement and manage information security measures. The choice will depend on the nature of industry you operate in (regulated/non-regulated) and available financial and human resources. Arranging your own information security department This method provides you with transparency of security activities happening within your network. However, it implies large expenses on organizing the work of a skilled security team, as well as buying necessary cybersecurity software. Thus, this option is most suitable for a midsized company that is rapidly expanding. Turning to a managed security service provider (MSSP) Deciding to work with an MSSP may be a more time and cost-effective option than arranging your own information security department. You entrust your company’s information security protection to a third party and stay within your financial capabilities. However, this option is not suitable for companies in regulated industries since they may find it risky to give a third-party security services provider control over all aspects of their corporate network security. Joining the efforts of your security department and an MSSP This option is an apt choice for those midsized companies that have to comply with security regulations and standards. While a reliable MSSP will provide you with a security monitoring service and report on suspicious activities or system errors happening across the network, your information security department can focus on eliminating the detected information security issues that can damage the corporate confidential data and customer personal information. Ensuring the robustness of information security measures Regardless of the set of measures applied to protect your IT infrastructure and their management option, your information security strategy should provide for the ongoing assessment of their efficiency. Vulnerability assessment that is usually followed by penetration testing should be conducted quarterly or annually (depending on the necessity of a company to comply with security regulations and standards). When combined, they not only help you to stay constantly aware of any security gap in your company’s network but also assist in reacting to the detected information security issues promptly. As a supplementary practice necessary for midsized businesses from regulated industries, threat monitoring must be ensured to check the network for indicators of cyber protection breaches like data exfiltration attempts. You’ll also need a structured incident response (IR) plan to identify the root causes of the cyber protection incidents that have already happened and remediate them rapidly not to cope with system outages or data losses in the future. Finally, train your staff regularly to increase their cybersecurity consciousness, and determine the appropriate behavior for your employees, such as an obligatory use of complex passwords and an awareness of how to dodge spamming or phishing attacks. In a nutshell Midsized companies can ensure effective cyber protection within their limited budget by employing such cybersecurity measures as antiviruses, firewalls, and email security. In case they need to stay compliant with security standards and regulations, they should also implement such protection measures as network segmentation, install IDS/IPS, SIEM and DLP, and ensure endpoint security. Either the company’s information security department and/or an MSSP can organize these measures in the network. Last but not least, the CIOs of CISOs of midsized companies must ensure that the security of their networks is monitored and regularly assessed to identify suspicious activities and cybersecurity breaches, and close security gaps. Author Bio Uladzislau Murashka is a Certified Ethical Hacker at ScienceSoft with 5+ years of experience in penetration testing. Uladzislau’s spheres of competence include reverse engineering, black box, white box and gray box penetration testing of web and mobile applications, bug hunting and research work in the area of Information Security. Read Next An attack on SKS Keyserver Network, a write-only program, poisons two high-profile OpenPGP certificates How Verizon and a BGP Optimizer caused a major internet outage affecting Amazon, Facebook, CloudFlare among others Amazon launches VPC Traffic Mirroring for capturing and inspecting network trafficlast_img read more

Breaking news Elderly man murdered at his home

Breaking news Elderly man murdered at his home

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College prayer to bring peace

College prayer to bring peace

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite An annual prayer called ‘Sinqobile’ was held at the FET College, Ezakheni campus, on Saturday.The main purpose of the prayer was to end the violence and usher in an era of peace and harmony for all who live in the district.uThukela District Mayor Dudu Mazibuko graced the event with her presence.Gospel artists from throughout KwaZulu-Natal provided the musical entertainment, while pastors gave speeches and imparted words of wisdom.The host of the event was Nhlanhla Mdlalose from iSibaya, which is a drama series that appears on DSTV.The capacity crowd thoroughly enjoyed the performances by famous gospel artists such as Sfiso Ncwane, Hlengiwe Mhlaba and Thobekile Mnyeni to name a few.Those in attendance left with a sense of calm and tranquillity to apply in their daily lives.last_img read more

Municipal staff thanked for clean audit

Municipal staff thanked for clean audit

first_imgThe three fundamental areas that needed close attention, as highlighted by the mayor, were: firstly, leadership, which is expected to set the correct tone for effective governance; secondly, financial and performance management reports, which need to be subjected to management checks and balances to confirm credibility of information; and thirdly, governance, by strengthening audit committees and internal audit functions that will complement the work of the newly-established municipal public accounts committees (MPACs).Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality is one of 20 municipalities in KZN who received a clean audit.  An unqualified opinion with no findings (clean audit) means the auditee (municipality) was able to:– Produce financial statements free of material misstatements.– Report in a useful and reliable manner on performance as measured against predetermined objectives in the annual performance plan.– Comply with key legislation.The local municipality achieved all of the above and proved that the finances of the 2013/2014 financial year were handled appropriately to ensure that service delivery is the prime focus. Mayor Vincent Madlala conveyed his heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the employees of Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality at a Mayoral Excellence Awards function on Thursday.Mayor Madlala proudly announced that the municipality had received a clean audit report for the 2013/2014 financial year, as per the Auditor-General.  In his speech, he recalled the promise he made last year to council concerning his goal of aiming for a clean audit.“Last year, I presented to council my goals for a clean audit for the 2013/2014 financial year.“I stated the fundamental key areas that we needed to pay close attention to.” WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Heavilyarmed Hawks lead alleged hitman in chains

Heavilyarmed Hawks lead alleged hitman in chains

first_imgDressed in a beige ‘hoody’, the alleged hit-man linked to the ‘October 11 Massacre’ was escorted out of court by heavily-armed Hawks officers to a waiting police vehicle. Police took no chance with 34-year-old Themba Mvelase, who was barefoot and in chains.He will appear in court again on November 24. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

South African Tourism sponsors charity ride

first_imgSouth African Tourism has jumped onboard to help sponsor a charity mountain bike challenge to raise funds for South African children affected by/or infected by HIV/AIDS.Out of Africa restaurant in Manly sponsored an evening of drinks, cuisine and entertainment for the purpose of a silent auction fundraising event.South African Tourism sponsored silent auction items including a case of wine, for attendees to bid on.In May 2013, 12 riders will embark on a three-day adventure with event organisers Sani2c, spanning 300km of extreme terrain to raise money for the ‘Hearts of Hope’ organisation.Hearts of Hope run several projects throughout South Africa for disadvantaged children, including the Drakensberg schools project; assisting in the creation of a network of educational facilities and full-time teachers.“We aim to provide a foundation for life-long learning, giving these kids a chance at life and happiness in an otherwise nearly impossible environment,” Charity rider Ben Day said.For more information or to sponsor riders, visit the Hearts of Hope Facebook page or Sani2c’s website.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Silent auction raises funds for disadvantaged youth. last_img read more