EligoChem awarded up to $4.8M from CARB-X to select and develop antimicrobial peptides as Gram-negative antibiotics

Sandwich, 25 July 2017. EligoChem Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibacterial treatments in areas of highest unmet needs, announced today that it has been awarded up to $4.8 million non-dilutive funding from CARB-X, the world’s largest public-private partnership devoted to antibacterial R&D.  The award provides immediate funding of up to $1.5 million with options for up to $3.3 million upon achievement of milestones.

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MDISS Launches ‘WHISTL’, an independent, non-profit network of security testing labs for medical devices.

MDISS WHISTL will focus on vetting complex multi-vendor, multi-device critical care environments like Hospital Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres and Emergency Rooms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MDISS, the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium today launched the first of more than a dozen planned device security testing labs and cyber-ranges. The new MDISS World Health Information Security Testing Lab (WHISTL) facilities will comprise a federated network of medical device security testing labs, independently owned and operated by MDISS-member organizations including healthcare delivery organizations, medical device manufacturers, universities and technology companies. Each WHISTL facility will launch and operate under a shared set of standard operating procedures. The goal is to help organizations work together to more effectively address the public health challenges arising from cybersecurity issues emergent in complex, multi-vendor networks of medical devices.

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Cenex takes control of official UK database of electric vehicle charge points

With over 100,000[1] plug-in electric vehicles on UK roads, OLEV has appointed Cenex to maintain and develop the official UK database of information on public chargepoints. This information will be freely available, and will allow third party developers to offer an enhanced user experience for EV motorists.

Loughborough, UK – 28 July 2017: Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – today announced its plans for the development of the National Chargepoint Registry (NCR), working in partnership with green energy software systems specialist Apetrel Systems and funded by the UK government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

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Malware behind every app on alternative Android store

ESET researchers have discovered that a Turkish alternative to the Android app store, CepKutusu.com, has been spreading malware appearing to resemble all offered Android apps. When browsing and subsequently downloading an app from CepKutusu, the ‘download now’ button led to banking malware, instead of the desired app. This was the case for all of the apps in the store.

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Positive Technologies BlackHat Session Demonstrates ApplePay Vulnerable to Two Attacks – At Least

One does not require the device to be ‘jailbroken’

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas and London, UK – July 27, 2017:  In a session at Blackhat USA 2017, a senior researcher for Positive Technologies will demonstrate two separate attacks that can be performed against ApplePay, highlighting weaknesses in the payment method. While one will require a jailbroken device, the other does not.

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CEOs held responsible for data breaches, according to cyber security professionals

The past year has seen attacks like Wannacry and Petya cause worldwide disruption, with countless data breaches harming household names like Yahoo, Wonga and Zomato. The damage to reputation, and increased public scrutiny, coupled with the fact that a global cyber attack could cost on average $53 billion, could severely cripple a business to the brink of bankruptcy. So, if a data breach occurs, who is to blame? Tripwire, a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, conducted a survey at Infosecurity Europe 2017 to ask security professionals whose neck is most on the line if a company has a data breach.

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AlphaBay and Hansa dark web sites taken down after globally coordinated op’

News broke yesterday that two major law enforcement operations, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Dutch National Police, with the support of Europol, have shut down the infrastructure of an underground criminal economy responsible for the trading of over 350,000 illicit commodities including drugs, firearms and cybercrime malware.

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Imperva Researchers Go Undercover to Study Tactics of Phishing Hackers

To discover details about compromised credentials, Imperva researchers went undercover by creating several fake user accounts, including email and file sharing accounts with Google and Dropbox. Once the so-called honey pot accounts were active, the researchers deployed techniques to lure in the criminals and tracked them over the span of nine months.

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Cyber security not a priority for most sectors, despite breaches costing UK firms £29 billion in 2016

 

With cyber-attacks/breaches becoming more prevalent than ever before, cyber security has been propelled to the forefront of the public eye. In fact, research by Beaming shockingly revealed that 2.9 million UK firms suffered cyber security breaches last year (2016), costing firms an alarming £29.1 billion.

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