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CyberPeace Institute Formed to Help the Victims of International Cyberattacks

CyberPeace Institute Formed to Help the Victims of International Cyberattacks

Some of the world’s leading cybersecurity and international policy experts have joined forces to create the CyberPeace Institute, a new NGO that will seek to mitigate the effects of major cyberattacks. Stéphane Duguin will come on as the organization’s CEO, while Marietje Schaake will serve as President and Chair of the Advisory Board. Together, they…

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

“The update reflects a growing trend pair of trends as consumers increasingly rely on voice interfaces to interact with their devices, and tech companies seek to make their own proprietary AI assistants the go-to platforms for smart home interaction.” The Google Assistant is getting a higher profile thanks to a new Chrome OS update. The…

Nexxt App Helps Manage Full Line of Smart Home Connected Products

Nexxt App Helps Manage Full Line of Smart Home Connected Products

Nexxt Solutions is rolling out a new line of Smart Home products in collaboration with Microsoft and Tuya. The portfolio currently includes smart plugs, power strips, bulbs, and motion sensors, but will expand to a full line of more than 40 connected products by mid-2020. All of the products will be compatible with the Nexxt…

Intel, Microsoft, and Duality Push for Better AI Encryption Standards

Intel, Microsoft, and Duality Push for Better AI Encryption Standards

Intel, Microsoft, and Duality Technologies recently convened for the fourth Homomorphic Encryption Standardization Workshop at Intel’s campus in Santa Clara, California. The workshop – which took place on August 17th – was organized in an effort to set industry standards for homomorphic encryption (HE), which is being used to ensure privacy in modern AI tech. “The…

Yubico Dresses Up for Black Hat Security Conference

Yubico Dresses Up for Black Hat Security Conference

“The company has stamped its message on the high-resolution LED billboard at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, and has also placed ‘Works with Yubikey’ stands at other booths to identify its partner network…” Yubico is currently showcasing its wares at this week’s Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas. The information security…

EY’s Pointellis Platform Uses Microsoft Azure to Deliver Custom Cancer Treatment

EY’s Pointellis Platform Uses Microsoft Azure to Deliver Custom Cancer Treatment

EY Health Sciences and Wellness is releasing a digital ecosystem that will make it easier for doctors to deliver more personalized treatment to cancer patients. Dubbed Pointellis, the new platform tracks the medical supply chain from a patient’s first biopsy all the way through to treatment scheduling and payment. Pointellis is built with Microsoft’s open…

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

Feitian Joins Microsoft Security Alliance

“Feitian made its announcement at the recent Identiverse 2019 event in Washington, DC, where the company also showcased its major new security product, the AllinPass K33.” China-based Feitian has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, or MISA, the company has announced. MISA is Microsoft’s effort to team up with strategic security partners to help defend…

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Tokenization Platform Sequent Looks to Expand with New VP of Sales

Neil MacDonald is taking over as Sequent’s new Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sequent is a data security specialist with a platform that tokenizes Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The process makes that information useless to hackers and other cybercriminals, and can be used to protect everything from bank accounts to…

NXP and Microsoft Team Up to Develop New Azure Sphere Edge Processor

NXP and Microsoft Team Up to Develop New Azure Sphere Edge Processor

NXP and Microsoft are teaming up to develop a new edge processor for the latter’s Azure Sphere platform. The NXP i.MX 8 processor series will serve as the foundation for the new processor, although engineers from both companies will contribute to the design. The new processor is being built specifically for IoT applications, with the…

Microsoft Previews Open-Source, Blockchain-Based Decentralized ID Platform

Microsoft Previews Open-Source, Blockchain-Based Decentralized ID Platform

“ION is built with Sidetree technology that will eventually be laid over the top of the Bitcoin Blockchain, though the code is still being developed…” Microsoft’s Identity Division is giving developers a preview of a new digital identification network designed to make decentralized identities more feasible on a global scale. Senior Program Manager Daniel Buchner…

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

“…Windows Hello is a pioneering security system that allows Windows users to sign into their devices with a fingerprint scan or infrared face scan, provided those technologies are supported on the device.” Microsoft has attained FIDO2 certification for its Windows Hello authentication platform, dramatically extending the authentication standard’s reach. Built into the Windows 10 operating…

Imprivata and Microsoft Team Up for Healthcare Access Management

Imprivata and Microsoft Team Up for Healthcare Access Management

“The single sign-on solution should ease the transition to Electronic Medical Records, and is also secure enough to meet the DEA’s requirements for electronic prescriptions.” Imprivata has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new cloud-based identity and access management solution that will simplify workflows for healthcare providers. Dubbed Healthcare Seamless SSO, the new platform leverages…

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

Patent Suggests Microsoft Will Embed Fingerprint Biometrics in the Windows Key

“The potential feature is a sleeker way to integrate fingerprint recognition technology into a laptop, especially when measured against current options that place a separate fingerprint reader elsewhere on the device. “ Over the past year, some smartphone manufacturers have started phasing out dedicated fingerprint readers in favor of in-display fingerprint sensors. Now a recently…

RSA 2019: BIO-key Debuts New ID Director For SAML

RSA 2019: BIO-key Debuts New ID Director For SAML

“Our customers seek simplified, cost-effective central authentication services that accommodate both roving and single-device users without having to issue and manage tokens or pay personal data plan costs for users to use a personal device for work. The fact that SAML is ubiquitous makes getting more value from a BIO-key investment much more simple.” –…

IDEMIA Forms eSIM Partnership with MobileIron

IDEMIA Forms eSIM Partnership with MobileIron

IDEMIA and MobileIron have announced a new partnership that will bring IDEMIA’s eSIM technology to MobileIron’s IT management platforms. The integration will revolve around IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Hub, which is designed to be platform agnostic, allowing enterprise IT managers to manage employee accounts and connectivity profiles regardless of the devices those employees happen to be…

Microsoft and IDEMIA Discuss the Benefits of eSIM Functionality

Microsoft and IDEMIA have shed some light on the partnership between the two companies and the future of eSIM technology. According to a recent interview with Microsoft’s Shai Guday and IDEMIA’s Emir Aboulhosn, eSIM tech is already poised to transform the smartphone market, with Aboulhosn forecasting that every major phone manufacturer will deploy eSIM technology…

Amazon Adds Voice to Calls for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Amazon Adds Voice to Calls for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

All Major Browsers Now Offer FIDO2 Support

All Major Browsers Now Offer FIDO2 Support

All of the major web browsers now offer FIDO2 support in some form, the FIDO Alliance has announced. The big news comes from a somewhat unlikely ally, with Apple having just launched a new preview version of its Safari browser that features FIDO2 support. Apple is notorious for not playing well with others and rigidly…

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

Mastercard, Microsoft to Collaborate on Digital Identity Service

“…their service will be focused on the areas of financial services, digital commerce, government services, and consumer-focused online services like music streaming and social media.” Mastercard and Microsoft have announced that they’re teaming up on a digital identity project. What exactly this project will entail is pretty vague at the moment. In a statement, the…

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