Valtx Cyber Security — News

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...

Valt.X CEO at Canadian Investor Conference

Dennis Meharchand spoke at the Canadian Investor Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on September 26th, 2014. He launched the Valtx solid state hard drive and told investors about future plans for the company. In addition he gave investors an update on cyber security, future threats and how Valtx protects device integrity and security.

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...

A Decoy Computer Was Set Up Online. See Which Countries Attacked It the Most

From Bloomberg.com. Valt.X would be a great choice to use in these decoy computers!   If you build it, they will come. And attack. Earlier this year, I was brainstorming with Greg Martin, the founder and chief technical officer of ThreatStream, a Google Ventures-backed security startup, about finding a way to show the global nature of attacks against industrial-control systems used in electrical grids, water systems and manufacturing plants. For obvious reasons, attacks against critical ...

Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security

Botnets are exactly the sort of protection Valt.x provides to computer systems. With Valt.X the system won't get infected and cannot serve in a botnet attack. Protect yourself by installing Valt.X today. This post from TechNewsWorld serves as a reminder how easy it is to string together an attack, this on directed at iTunes users...   Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being...

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...

HardCoded Backdoor Found in China-made Netis, Netcore Routers

Routers manufactured and sold by Chinese security vendor have a hard-coded password that leaves users with a wide-open backdoor that could easily be exploited by attackers to monitor the Internet traffic. The routers are sold under the brand name Netcore in China, and Netis in other parts of the world, including South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and United States. According to Trend Micro, the backdoor — a semi-secret way to access the device — allows cybercriminals the possibility to byp...

Sony PlayStation Shut Down after DDOS Hits The Network

Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack. In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed. On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior Sony executive was also diverted following a bomb scare. The group claiming responsibility for closing down the network also tweeted suggesting there was a security threat to the flight. 'Fixing the issue' In a blog Sony...

Cyber security Among Top Concern of US Energy Companies

Cybersecurity leapt onto the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities this year, yet fewer than a third say they’re prepared to meet the growing threat of an attack, according to a new survey. “The industry is paying attention and actively seeking ways to bolster security practices to limit power system vulnerability,” says an annual report from the consulting, construction and engineering firm Black & Veatch titled "2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry." “We...

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...