Valt.X CEO to Speak at NATO Council of Canada Cyber Security Summit

On October 9th, 2014, Dennis Meharchand, Valt.X CEO, will address the NATO Council of Canada's Cyber Security Summit 'Code Wars" Cyber Security in the Age of the Digital Fortress at York University in Toronto. He will be part of a panel discussion on Public Security. To register, click on this link. The Nato Council of Canada strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and NATO’s goal of peace, prosperity and security. The NATO Council of Canada ensures that we have an informed ci...

Banks are struggling with cybersecurity. That doesn’t bode well for other industries.

Banks are supposed to be among the most secure places on earth, guarded against physical attacks and cyber intrusions by extensive security measures. But after JPMorgan Chase, the country's largest bank, said this week that more than 80 million customers were affected by a breach of its computer system, security experts warn that Wall Street remains vulnerable to cyberattacks and other industries may be even worse off. The JPMorgan attack affected significantly more people than many expe...

The Bash Bug: What you need to know about the latest security flaw

From Vox Unix servers and PCs can be protected against vulnerabilities like the Bash Bug by using Valt.X software, hardware or solid state hard drives. Recover instantly from an attack. Protect yourself! Now to the article: Right now, security professionals are scrambling to fix a security flaw some are calling Shellshock. It's a major vulnerability related to Bash, a computer program that's installed on millions of computers around the world. There's been a lot of confusion in mainstrea...

JPMorgan-to-Apple Data Scares Spur Israeli Stock’s Surge

With each successive data breach scare that’s hit corporate America in recent weeks, from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to Apple Inc. and then Home Depot Inc., the shares of an Israeli cyber-security giant have bounced higher. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP), the world’s second-largest network security company, reached a 13-year high of $71.99 on Sept. 5 as investors anticipated the spate of cyber-attacks will fuel demand for its services. The stock climbed 1.4 percent last week, ...

Deterring cyberattacks requires building a public-private partnership

Published 27 August 2014 From The Department of Homeland Security NewsWire Share | Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security, and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say. The time to act is now, however, rather than in the wake of a crisis, says an expert in law and technology. The expert says that an information-sharing framework is neces...

It's War! Says Cyber Experts

FOLLOWING the recent stunning revelation that Russian crooks have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, the biggest breach on record, experts say making the internet more secure will take a massive global effort. EVERYTHING from bolstering website security to a stronger push to prosecute the criminals, to better vigilance by consumers, will be needed. How much all this might cost is unclear, with some experts estimating it could take billions of dollars, while others insist it's more a...

Russians Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

The CBC has reported that Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a Milwaukee firm that specializes in uncovering online security breaches.Hold Security CEO Alex Holden said more accounts could be compromised if the hackers sell the information they have gathered.  The reported break-ins are the latest incidents to raise doubts about the security measures that both big and small companies use to ...

Hackers 'constantly probing' federal computers: Canada's electronic spy chief

  “These malicious actors are constantly probing Government of Canada systems and networks for weaknesses so that they infiltrate them and steal valuable information,” Forster, head of CSEC, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper. “When we detect emails or other communications that contain malware or other threats, we block, collect and analyze them. And, we work with appropriate departments to take action to neutralize the threat.” The operative phra...

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

As a computer user, I take USB for granted. I use it to transfer and back up files, to download pictures from my camera, and to connect devices like my iPod and iPad. It’s long been known that if you don’t have safe practices, USB is common vector for viruses. This article in Wired Magazine demonstrates that by hacking the code on a USB key, your whole computer can be high jacked. There’s a bit of debate about this as you can read in the comment section, but it’s just another example of how V...

Microsoft - Consumers including Children and Seniors targeted

Microsoft has partnered with two international justice agencies to help combat cyber crime.Read more: http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/21607/microsoft-teams-up-with-europol-to-fight-cyber-crime#ixzz2tcOGiFgE Valt.X Technologies, with its innovative Abslute Security for Windows and S Chip product lines is leading the way in securing and ensuring the integrity of computing devices.