Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 is the company's latest Cyber Immune product for organizations embracing digital transformation, helping them accelerate business value from new streams of industrial data.
The gateway connects IoT devices and controllers with business applications and cloud platforms.
It then ensures the security of these interactions and the data that is transferred through them thanks to the secure KasperskyOS at the core of the gateway and its network attack protection capabilities.
Customers operating smart city systems, including utilities, street lighting, and road infrastructure, or in manufacturing or energy production and distribution projects, gain secure IoT system and visibility across all connected devices.
The solution is being presented at GITEX Global in Dubai, United Arab Emirates this week as a pilot project.
IoT continues to penetrate businesses: according to Gartner (https://gtnr.it/3EumzaT), 61% of organizations already show a high level of IoT maturity.
According to Kaspersky telemetry, from January to September 2022, there were 67,000 infected IoT in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
These devices were responsible for 11 million attacks.
There was an increase in attacks coming from the region in the third quarter of 2022: from July to September, the number of attacks increased sevenfold, by 659%.
Given the increase in the number of outgoing attacks, the increase could be explained by cybercriminals deploying new bulletproof hosts to increase the size of their botnet.
Presumably, this has been done in Turkey, which has the most outgoing attacks from the region.
Given the diversity of IoT devices and their related cybersecurity risks (https://zd.net/3MoHbTX), the need for their protection is clear, especially when it comes to smart cities or critical infrastructure.
Traditional measures are not enough for IoT protection, so it is crucial that specialized security solutions are implemented.
A reliable shield against network attacks and gateway threats The new Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 is a firmware-based hardware appliance based on KasperskyOS and the Advantech UTX-3117 appliance.
It ensures the security of the entire IoT system at the gateway level thanks to its secure design approach and built-in protection capabilities.
It provides the industry with protection against network attacks, as well as against DDoS or Man-in-the-Middle attempts, through a firewall that uses the Default Deny principle.
This only allows previously approved network interactions to pass through the gateway.
In addition, the Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) module detects and blocks malicious activities.
The gateway becomes immune to most attacks from KasperskyOS, which is at its core.
The operating system has a microkernel that minimizes the risk of vulnerabilities and reduces the attack surface through a few thousand lines of code.
The minimum number of trusted components in the operating system, security domain isolation, scanning of inter-process communications, and the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture ensure that most types of attacks cannot affect operations.
Your security goals have been defined from the start, making Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 secure by design.
In addition, secure boot and update technologies ensure the authenticity and integrity of firmware and gateway updates.
Secure Boot blocks firmware from loading if it is corrupted or tampered with without authorization.
Secure updating ensures that only correct updates from trusted sources are loaded onto your device.
A convenient tool for IoT device visibility and security management Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 helps network administrators maintain network visibility and control.
Shows all devices connected to the network and detects and classifies new ones within a minute of connecting.
The interface provides IT or OT teams with the necessary details about devices, including type, vendor, and operating system.
This product is managed through Kaspersky Security Center, where all security events can be viewed.
The gateway supports Syslog and MQTT protocols, which allow all security events to be transmitted to external systems, such as SIEM or cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Siemens MindSphere, AWS, IBM Bluemix and others.
Kaspersky Security Center also facilitates unified management of Kaspersky business products, such as endpoint and cloud protection.
Customers can fully secure their IoT stack, from the gateway to the cloud, and manage it through a centralized management console.
“With this new gateway, Kaspersky expands its portfolio for IoT infrastructure protection.
In 2021, we launched Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100, dedicated to Industrial IoT and secure data delivery from manufacturing to commercial applications.
The next generation of gateways offers more important IoT security and management features for industries and operations with higher security requirements, such as smart cities, transportation networks, video surveillance, and critical infrastructure.
The Cyber Immunity approach embedded in the firmware ensures that most threats cannot affect the security state of a device or the entire enterprise IoT system,” comments Andrey Suvorov, Head of KasperskyOS Business Unit. at Kaspersky.
Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 will be available in the Middle East as a pilot project.
The Kaspersky team will consider enabling trial deployments with interested customers on a case-by-case basis.
To submit an application, contact the Kaspersky team by email (email@example.com).
Partnered with Intel and Microsoft for top-level performance
SHENZHEN, China, May 28, 2021 - / African Media Agency (AMA) / - Infinix, an emerging brand in the consumer electronics market, today unveiled its first flagship notebook series: INBook X1. Combining a sleek, slim and lightweight design with top performance, the launch represents Infinix's foray into a new product category as it joins forces with Intel and Microsoft. Through the INBook X1 series, Infinix aims to offer a bespoke device with industry-leading capabilities to meet the increasing demand of today's customers. INBook X1 will come in three versions:
• INBook Pro with Intel® Core ™ i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus up to 64EU.
• INBook X1 with Intel® Core ™ i5-1005G1 / i3-1035G1
“Leveraging our deep understanding of consumers in the smartphone space, we are delighted to enter a new era with Intel and Microsoft by launching our first series of notebook computers. This not only marks a significant milestone for the brand, but also signifies our commitment to our global customers, ”said Benjamin Jiang, Managing Director of Infinix Mobility. "Driven by our passion to empower today's youth, we are dedicated to creating cutting-edge technology and stylish dynamic PCs to meet the ever-evolving needs of youthful digital lifestyles."
“We are pleased to see the powerful Intel Core performance unleashed in the INBook X1! Infinix has global market and consumer experience and eye-catching designs, they are launching the amazing and modern INBook X1 notebook series! We hope this model will be liked by laptop users in various countries. "Sunil Kaimal, Vice President, General Manager, Customer Computing Group, Intel Corporation said," We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Infinix and bringing more innovative products to market in the future, making the PC the platform to unleash great potential. "
“Last year forever changed our work and our lives; the world is now focused on recovery in 2021 and beyond. We can see that the need for Windows PCs with excellent remote working, learning, connecting and gaming capabilities is greater than ever. " Adam Owee, Vice President, Microsoft Greater China Region, General Manager, OEM Business, said, “We are delighted to be working with Infinix, driving innovation together on Windows and Microsoft 365 *, to fuel growth and delight our customers in the future. year and beyond. "
Portability above all
The Infinix INBook X1 series comes in a sandblasted anodized body, crafted with the utmost care from selected aircraft grade aluminum. At less than 3 pounds (1.48 kg) and 16.3 mm thick, the laptop is equipped with a 180-degree hinge that allows it to tilt horizontally, allowing users to flexibly present ideas or share videos. . The INBook X1 series also has multiple ports to simultaneously accommodate different needs, including data transmission, fast charging, and screen transmission.
Along with its extraordinary standby time, the laptop's 55 watt-hour (Wh) battery ensures a full day's use, which translates to approximately 11 hours of screen time for surfing the web, playing videos. and more. Users can also benefit from Infinix's own Battery Management System (BMS) and extend battery life by intelligently reducing power consumption in different scenarios. Additionally, the INBook X1's 65W PD3.0 AC adapter increases charging efficiency by generating 70% of power in just one hour. Plus, the small-sized charger is compatible with all Infinix mobile phones, making working on the go easier than ever.
Deep vibrant colors
The INBook X1 series is available in both space gray and platinum red. To reflect the beauty of the night sky along the Norwegian border, the overall design of the laptop features a metallic sheen that also represents the infinite possibilities of the laptop and the distinctive features of Infinix. Its sleek all-metal chassis comprises a large 14-inch display with an FHD IPS display, demonstrating Infinix's engineering capabilities with ultra-thin (4.19mm) bezels on each side to maximize screen space.
Top level cooling
Powered by powerful Intel processors, the INBook X1 series is fully equipped to handle demanding activities such as data processing and scheduling with Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 * preloaded to support a variety of mobile office needs. Its Poloar Monster cooling system employs military grade air ducts to effectively lower its temperature when faced with heavy workloads.
Keeping things productive for today's dynamic work environments, the INBook X1's built-in InSync screen projection application gives users access to its InSync multi-screen solution, allowing them to seamlessly sync work files between their computers. laptops, televisions and smartphones so they can bring their ideas to life anywhere, anytime.
INBook X1 Pro's built-in WiFi 6 wireless network card and Bluetooth 5.1 support capabilities effectively increase network speed. As video conferencing has become the new norm, it is also equipped with a 720P webcam that can be completely turned off for privacy, as well as two sets of digital microphones for smooth video and audio communications, even in noisy environments. . It also features instant fingerprint unlock so users can access their laptops quickly and safely. In terms of entertainment, the INBook X1 Pro's four-layer cavity stereos deliver excellent surround sound, further enhanced by proprietary DTS sound technology for super-immersive audiovisual experiences, both indoors and out.
The INBook X1 series will be in Egypt, Indonesia and Nigeria in June starting at $ 530.
Learn more at https://infinixmobility.com/laptops/inbook
The webinar offers strategies for communicating new findings.April 1, 202 6:00 PM EDT // 3:00 PM EAT Register here
New York, USA, March 30, 2021 - / African Media Agency (AMA) / - Last week, the Association for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC) released the findings of its third survey , which surveyed more than 25,000 adults from 19 African Union Member States on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and government response measures. PERC analyzes responses to public opinion surveys along with social, economic, and epidemiological data.
Some notable findings from the most recent survey include: • Respondents' willingness to get vaccinated varied widely across the continent: from 35% of respondents in Tunisia to 91% of respondents in Morocco. • While support for individual preventive measures, such as hand washing and use of masks, remained high, support for measures restricting social gatherings and movement restrictions dropped dramatically since August 2020. • Loss of income and problems with access to food were severe in almost all Member States and have greatly worsened since August. This webinar with panelists from Ipsos, Columbia University, and the Ghana Health Service is designed for journalists to learn how to use PERC-collected data accurately and effectively. A question and answer session moderated by Rolf Rosenkranz from the Global Health Promotion Incubator will follow the discussion.
Date: Thursday, April 1Time: 08:00 - 09:00 EDT // 14: 00-15: 00 CATLanguage: French English To attend the webinar, please registerhere.
• Virginia Nkwanzi Isingoma, Director of Public Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa, IPSOS
• Dr. Wilmot James, Principal Investigator, Columbia University, Former Member of Parliament (South Africa)
• Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, Director of Health Promotion, Ghana Health Service
Questions: Reporters can share their questions in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org
** Reporters calling by phone will not have access to Zoom's question and answer feature and should therefore send their questions to email@example.com
About the Alliance for Evidence-Based COVID-19 Response (PERC)
The Association for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC) is a public-private partnership that supports evidence-based measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in African Union Member States. PERC has published two regional quarterly reports (Part I in May 2020 and Part II in September 2020); other products are available on the PERC website. PERC member organizations are: African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies; World Health Organization; the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team; and the World Economic Forum. Ipsos and Novetta Mission Analytics bring market research experience and years of data analytics support to the association.
About the determination to save lives
Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global health organization Vital Strategies, focuses on preventing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and preventing epidemics. Resolve to Save Lives is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gates Philanthropy Partners, which is supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. Resolve received additional funding for the COVID-19 response from these donors and the Start Small Foundation, CDC Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation. It is led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.For more information, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org or Twitter @ResolveTSL and @DrTomAmigos.
About Vital Strategies
Vital Strategies is a global health organization that believes that all people should be protected by a strong public health system. We work with governments and civil society in 73 countries to design and implement evidence-based strategies that address their most pressing public health problems. Our goal is for governments to adopt promising large-scale interventions as quickly as possible. For more information, visit www.vitalstrategies.org or Twitter @VitalStrat.
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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is a Ghanaian government agency established in 1996 as part of the Ghana health sector reform. The Health Service depends on the Ministry of Health. The health service primarily manages the health services provided by the government and in the implementation of government policies on health care.
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Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo, has called for improved health infrastructure across the country.
He made the call at a joint meeting of ministers of Health and FCT with medical directors of government hospitals in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) catchment areas on Thursday in Abuja.
Okogbenin who gave a presentation on “Infection, prevention and control measures in the hospital’’ said that the call became necessary following experiences being recorded during this COVID-19 pandemic.
He said “I want us to use our experiences during this COVID-19 pandemic to develop our hospitals such that if we have this type of pandemic in future, we will be able to manage it.
“COVID-19 is going to be with us longer than expected, so at our hospitals, we should put measures in place to manage both COVID-19 and other patients suffering different ailments so that we don’t lose anyone.
“Health workers are vulnerable to infection because many patients coming to hospitals have infection and others who don’t have infection are vulnerable.
“We have been working in the area of Lassa fever in the past 10 years and none of the staff working in isolation centres has been infected but staff outside the centre do get infected with Lassa.
“The reason is that those who work in isolation centres know that they are exposed to risk and because of that, they follow infectious prevention measures.
“Hospitals should make sure that they have stringent Infection Prevention Standard (IPS) measures in case of COVID-19 to make sure that both health workers and patients are safe.
“IPS measures are standard measures to prevent workers who first get involved in the separation of suspected cases from non-suspects, as well as the use of hand sanitiser and temperature check at the first point.”
The professor said IPS also involved the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ensuring proper waste disposal and environmental sanitation; all these are part of measures that hospitals should invest in.
“If all these measures are put in place to protect health workers, it will reduce fears to attend to emergencies in hospitals,’’ he said.
Okogbenin, however, appealed to leadership of hospitals to make judicious use of funds given to them, saying that when they use fund wisely, they would get more resources.
Prof. Bissalah Ekele, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, appealed to private organisations to support teaching hospitals for effective service delivery.
Ekele thanked the Ministry of Health, FCTA and the private sector for getting necessary support.
He said “we don’t have any reason to reject patients because we have all the facilities to treat all cases in the hospital.”
Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)
The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), has challenged Implementing Partners (IPs) to ensure proper planning so as to meet set targets and enhance execution of the body’s mandate.
Dr Mamadou Kante, UNFPA Deputy Regional Director in Dakar, threw the challenge on Tuesday in Abuja at a mid-year review meeting with the IPs of the outfit’s mandate in Nigeria.
He emphasised the need for IPs to work hard toward meeting key concern targets like ending gender inequality, female genital mutilation and sexual abuse.
Kante also urged them to focus on the need for Nigeria to hold a population census so as to ascertain the nation’s population and its dynamics.
He advised the IPs to always plan ahead, saying that IPs not ready to plan were always sure to fail.
Mr Osaretin Adonri, the UNFPA Assistant Representative in Nigeria, said that results must be measurable so as to determine the value of monies spent.
“We have a mandate. We must be able to prevent every preventable death. Women should also have children only when they want to have and after weighing their economic options.
“Young people must also have a choice in sexual and reproductive care. This means that we must involve them in all issues that cincern them so as to maximise the impact,” he said.
Adonri urged the IPs to do more toward making Nigerian authorities see the need to have a census so as to enable stakeholders know the demographic structure of the country.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN), reports that some IPs later presented their reports for the period under review (January to June, 2019), with Mr Suleiman Tola, UNFPA Coordinator in NAN, presenting the agency’s achievements.
Tola, in the paper, said that the agency had surpassed expectations for the period under review and had achieved much even when funds were still being awaited.
“Aside robust media coverage, we have sent bulk SMS and used the NAN platform to cover the activities of other IPs so as to build a vast network.
“We have also raved up public awareness on the issues, especially population control, genital mutilation, sexual abuse and harmful traditional and cultural practices,” he said.
He, however, called for more funding and the timely invitation of the agency’s reporters to activities of UNFPA and other stakeholders.
Tola also called for more technical intervention to give NAN the technical impetus to carry out massive communication on the activities and mandate of UNFPA.
NAN reports that Tola’s presentation received a loud ovation with Adonrin commending NAN’s “deep and exemplary” commitment to UNFPA’s mandate.
“NAN has mainstreamed our work in their own work. NAN has totally mainstreamed UNFPA’s activities. This is a good practice.
“The mainstreaming is so seamless that one keeps wondering if it is UNFPA work or Federal Government or NAN work. It is the ultimate in partnership,” he said.
NAN reports that the five-day meeting will end on Sept. 6. (NAN)
Adegbuyi said this at the 2015 NIPOST Merit Awards Ceremony held at its headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said that the new NIPOST was being repositioned to effectively replicate the modern technology in postal services.
He said that technology was the order of the day, adding that utilising it was the only way an organisation would meet its mandate in today’s world.
“The Nigerian postal service is to embark on series of innovative programmes, deploy technologies and try to mobilise staff and motivate them in conjunction with our technical partners, the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
“Naturally, when you deploy innovative technology, it improves your operational efficiency. We are currently talking to experts on how to reduce current expenditure on the content of budget for the Nigerian postal service.
“We will also very soon deploy technologies that will help us sell our stamps electronically and having a backing technology that will track all that we are selling,’’ he said.
Adegbuyi called on members of staff to make use of the technology at their disposal for better results in their schedules.
Speaking on the merit awards, he said that there was need to appreciate colleagues that had demonstrated commitment in their various fields of endeavour.
He noted that hard work had its reward and therefore called on others that did not receive any award to emulate the winners by proving their mettle.
“I want to congratulate all the award winners on behalf of myself and the staff of NIPOST and show our token appreciation to you for a job well done.
“I hope these will spur you to greater commitment to duty and performance; I also hope that this will encourage others to do their best in order to shine next time.
“Above all, even if management is not able to identify your good work, God, who knows and sees all things, will reward you appropriately,’’ he said.
He said that after 14 years of holding the award, it was time to review the process of selection to reinvigorate it and ensure that clear winners emerged without ambiguity.
The 2015 edition had Mr Gankong Ramond as the best clerk of the year, among others.
Edited by: Grace Yussuf