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More than 60% of RSA Attendees Surveyed Access Documents That Have Nothing To Do With Their Job

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Gurucul, a leader in unified security and risk analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, today announced the results of a survey on insider threats conducted at the recent RSA Conference.

Almost 65% of the nearly 300 international cybersecurity professionals canvased said they access documents that have nothing to do with their jobs. Meanwhile, nearly 40% of respondents who experienced bad performance reviews also admitted to abusing their privileged access, which is double the overall rate (19%).

We knew insider privilege abuse was rampant in most enterprises, but these survey results demonstrate that the infosecurity department is not immune to this practice, said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. Detecting impermissible access to resources by authorized users, whether it is malicious or not, is virtually impossible with traditional monitoring tools. Thats why many organizations are turning to security and risk analytics that look at both employee and entity behaviors to identify anomalies indicative of insider threats.

Highlights of the Report At the RSA Conference 2020, Gurucul conducted a survey of nearly 300 international cybersecurity professionals, which spanned small (less than 2,500), medium (2,501-10,000) and large (more than 10,000) organizations across a range of industries. Some of the highlights include:

  • In finance, 58% said they have emailed company documents to their personal accounts
  • In healthcare, 33% have abused their privileged access
  • In manufacturing, 78% accessed documents unrelated to their jobs
  • In retail, 86% have clicked on a link in an email from someone they didnt know
  • In midsize companies, 62% did not alert IT when their job role had changed

This showcases the problems organizations have with employees behaving outside of the bounds of practical and published security policies. The human element is often the deciding factor in how data breaches occur. Monitoring and deterring risky employee behavior with machine learning based security analytics is the most effective measure in keeping mayhem to a minimum. People may not realize their behavior in opening the door to cyber criminals, which is why security analytics technology is so critical to maintaining a secure corporate environment.

A full copy of the report is available here: https://gurucul.com/2020-rsa-conference-survey-whats-your-risk-score

About Gurucul Gurucul is a global cyber security and fraud analytics company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Guruculs real-time Unified Security and Risk Analytics Platform combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent and detect breaches. Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cyber fraud, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise as well as for log aggregation, compliance and risk based security orchestration and automation. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit https://gurucul.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Why Car Insurance Varies By The State And Which States Are The Most Expensive

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that presents the reasons why car insurance rates vary from state to state and where drivers pay the most expensive premiums.

For more info and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/why-do-car-insurance-rates-vary-from-state-to-state-and-which-states-are-the-most-expensive/

Before people move to a new state, they consider the cost of living in their new location. Among the house prices, property taxes, and sales taxes, people also consider the price of car insurance. In the US car insurance prices can vary wildly from state to state.

The reasons why car insurance rates differ between states are the following:

  • Rating factors and rules. States decide which methodology insurance companies can use to set their rates. Some states don't factor in age, gender, or credit history. Furthermore, there are 13 states that require state approval before rates can increase.
  • Personal injury protection. PIP, also called no-fault insurance, covers the medical expenses for the driver and its passengers after an accident, regardless of who caused it. PIP can also pay for lost wages, rehabilitation, or funeral expenses. However, drivers are still required to buy bodily injury liability and property damage liability. For this reason, no-fault states have higher insurance costs than at-fault states.
  • Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurance. UM bodily insurance coverage pays the medical expenses of a driver injured by a hit-and-run driver or by a driver who has no insurance. UIM bodily injury covers a driver who got hit by someone who doesn't have enough coverage. 19 states and the District of Columbia require UM alone or both UM and UIM coverage.
  • The number of uninsured drivers. Uninsured drivers are more likely to commit hit-and-run accidents. Insurance companies are required to pay claims when uninsured drivers cause accidents. However, these payments are spread among insured drivers. For this reason, insurance rates are more expensive in states with more uninsured drivers.
  • Population density. Accidents are more likely to happen in crowded urban areas. Also, dense areas have a higher incidence of crimes such as car theft, break-ins, and vandalism. Car insurance rates increase with population density.
  • Age of drivers. States with the highest percentages of drivers either under 25 or over 65 are more likely to charge more for car insurance. Teenagers, young adults, and senior drivers are considered to be high-risk drivers for various reasons.

The most expensive states for car insurance in 2020 are the following:

  • Michigan: $2,409 annually. A unique no-fault insurance system coupled with a high number of uninsured drivers makes Michigan so expensive. However, insurance rates might go down thanks to a bill adopted in July. Michigan drivers are now allowed to have options when it comes to coverage levels for minimum liability insurance requirements and some personal factors not related to driving can no longer be used to determine rates.
  • Florida: $2,178 annually. In Florida PIP insurance is mandatory. Also, there are many young students and older drivers. Finally, Florida has the highest number of uninsured drivers in the country.
  • Maryland: $2,090 annually. Drivers in this state are required to buy bodily injury and property damage liability, PIP, uninsured motorist coverage, and underinsured motorist coverage. Also, Maryland ranks at number three when it comes to the most car accidents in the US.
  • Georgia: $1,910 annually. Georgia has some of the most accident-prone roads in the country. Drivers in Georgia also drive expensive vehicles that are costly to repair.
  • Delaware: $1,806 annually. A high population density combined with a large number of older drivers, makes Delaware one of the most expensive states for car insurance. Also, Delaware's healthcare costs reached the top three in the country.
  • Nevada: $1,760 annually. Residents of Nevada are overly litigious when they get involved in car accidents. Also, they drive expensive cars that cost a lot to repair.
  • South Carolina: $1,674 annually. Mandatory uninsured motorist coverage and a high percentage of older drivers are the reasons why South Carolina's premiums are so high.
  • Louisiana: $1,535. 40 percent of all drivers in Louisiana hold only the state minimum insurance, while 15 percent have no insurance at all. This means that more than half of Louisiana's drivers have little or no protection at all. For this reason, when an accident happens, victims rely on the court for adequate payout. Hurricanes and floods force the premiums to rise, too.
  • Missouri: $1,519 annually. This state mandates uninsured motorist coverage. Almost one in seven people is driving without insurance.
  • Texas: $1,506 annually. The second most populated state is filled with many teenage and young adult drivers. Also, it has the fourth-highest cost for healthcare in the country, so insurance companies pay hefty medical claims.

For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/

Compare-autoinsurance.org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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New Report Finds that Criminals Leverage AI for Malicious Use – And It’s Not Just Deep Fakes

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Europol, UNICRI and Trend Micro uncover current and future threats of AI and how to combat them

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 20 November 2020 – A jointly developed new report by Europol, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and Trend Micro looking into current and predicted criminal uses of artificial intelligence (AI) was released today. The report provides law enforcers, policy makers and other organizations with information on existing and potential attacks leveraging AI and recommendations on how to mitigate these risks.

The complete results of this research are available here: https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/hk/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/exploiting-ai-how-cybercriminals-misuse-abuse-ai-and-ml  .

“AI promises the world greater efficiency, automation and autonomy. At a time where the public is getting increasingly concerned about the possible misuse of AI, we have to be transparent about the threats, but also look into the potential benefits from AI technology.” said Edvardas Šileris, Head of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre. “This report will help us not only to anticipate possible malicious uses and abuses of AI, but also to prevent and mitigate those threats proactively. This is how we can unlock the potential AI holds and benefit from the positive use of AI systems.”

The report concludes that cybercriminals will leverage AI both as an attack vector and an attack surface. Deepfakes are currently the best-known use of AI as an attack vector. However, the report warns that new screening technology will be needed in the future to mitigate the risk of disinformation campaigns and extortion, as well as threats that target AI data sets.

For example, AI could be used to support:

  • Convincing social engineering attacks at scale
  • Document-scraping malware to make attacks more efficient
  • Evasion of image recognition and voice biometrics
  • Ransomware attacks, through intelligent targeting and evasion
  • Data pollution, by identifying blind spots in detection rules

“As AI applications start to make a major real-world impact, it’s becoming clear that this will be a fundamental technology for our future,” said Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for AI and Robotics at UNICRI. “However, just as the benefits to society of AI are very real, so is the threat of malicious use. We’re honored to stand with Europol and Trend Micro to shine a light on the dark side of AI and stimulate further discussion on this important topic.”

The paper also warns that AI systems are being developed to enhance the effectiveness of malware and to disrupt anti-malware and facial recognition systems.

 “Cybercriminals have always been early adopters of the latest technology and AI is no different. As this report reveals, it is already being used for password guessing, CAPTCHA-breaking and voice cloning, and there are many more malicious innovations in the works,” said Tony Lee, Head of Consulting, Hong Kong & Macau, at Trend Micro. “We’re proud to be teaming up with Europol and UNICRI to raise awareness about these threats, and in so doing help to create a safer digital future for us all.”

The three organizations make several recommendations to conclude the report:

–  Harness the potential of AI technology as a crime-fighting tool to future-proof the cybersecurity industry and policing

–  Continue research to stimulate the development of defensive technology

–  Promote and develop secure AI design frameworks

–  De-escalate politically loaded rhetoric on the use of AI for cybersecurity purposes

–  Leverage public-private partnerships and establish multidisciplinary expert groups

About Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

Europol set up the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 to strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thus to help protect European citizens, businesses and governments from online crime. Our focus is on cybercrime committed by organised crime groups, which generate large profits (online fraud), seriously harm victims (online child sexual exploitation) or impact critical infrastructure and information systems in the EU, including cyber-attacks. Since its establishment, Europol’s EC3 has made a significant contribution to the fight against cybercrime: it has been involved in hundreds of high-profile operations and hundreds on-the-spot operational-support deployments resulting in hundreds of arrests. https://www.europol.europa.eu/about-europol/european-cybercrime-centre-ec3

About UNICRI

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute was established in 1968. Within the broad scope of its mandate, the Institute contributes, through research, training, field activities and the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, to the formulation and implementation of improved policies in the field of crime prevention, justice and emerging security threats, due regard being paid to the integration of such policies within broader policies for socio-economic change and development, and to the protection of human rights.


In 2017, UNICRI opened its Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in The Hague, the Netherlands, with a view towards advancing understanding of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies vis-à-vis crime prevention, criminal justice, the rule of law and security. The Centre seeks to share knowledge and information on the potential beneficial applications of these technologies and to contribute to addressing any harmful effects and the malicious use. www.unicri.it


About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world www.trendmicro.com.hk.

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Australian Connected Fitness Start Up Vitruvian Raises USD$2.5 Million Capital Seed Round Investment

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA – Media OutReach – 25 November 2020 – Vitruvian, an Australian Connected Fitness Technology company, has announced that they have raised USD $2.5m (AUD$3.42m) in capital from industry-leading strategic investors, despite a global pandemic.

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This injection allows Vitruvian to ramp up production of their revolutionary strength training device, the V-Form Trainer, which opens to the global retail market tomorrow after months of demand.

 

Evolution Wellness Group, based in South-East Asia with a portfolio of influential fitness and wellness brands, recognised the value in Vitruvian after trying one of the prototype devices and were quick to lead the round.

 

Evolution Wellness CEO Simon Flint immediately saw the potential of the innovative product.

 

“Upon the formation of Evolution Wellness in 2017, we were clear about our ambition and direction for the company, which was to build value with a diverse and exciting portfolio of brands. Our investment in Vitruvian marks our first major foray into the area of connected fitness and is another stepping stone in fulfilling our growth ambition in this fast-paced industry.

 

Jon and the team have built a first-class product which is going to perform extremely well as it takes a unique spot in the connected fitness category; we look forward to playing a pivotal role in their growth journey to bring the V-Form Trainer into new markets and help more people pursue their health and fitness goals,” said Flint.

 

The investment was quickly secured after Vitruvian’s successful pre-order campaign, which outsold global category leader Peloton’s pre-order campaign.

 

The V-Form Trainer promises to dramatically improve the efficiency and accessibility of resistance training.

 

Driven by intelligent algorithmic technology, the device does away with static weight entirely, rather, it modifies weight loading between 5kg and 180kg to match the user’s ability.

 

Perth-based founder Jon Gregory, a former high frequency trader whose experience with algorithm-building is the foundation of the device’s offering, was thrilled by the success of the launch.

 

“The response from consumers has been overwhelming, I knew we were onto something after spending the last 10 years iterating the technology, but I am glad the general fitness community has also bought into what we are building,” says Gregory.

What they’re saying about the V-Form Trainer

 

It’s almost overwhelming, because I’ve been working for the last 15 years to perfect an eccentrics protocol delivery and 31 years trying to perfect a training system in general — and this changes the game so much.”
–Jim Clarry, Founder Studio Perseverance & Strength Training Authority

 

“I’m blown away by the efficiency of Vitruvian technology. The device automatically knows if it needs to reduce or increase the weight load and it adapts to how you are lifting during your rep. Plus it enables you to train all major and minor muscle groups in the comfort of your own home!” —Amanda Bisk, Exercise Physiologist & Elite Athlete

 

“As a fitness expert I have seen a lot of things come and go in this industry. Most of the things I was glad to see go. When I got my hands on the V-Form I was intrigued to use it. The technology truly takes the science of strength training and puts it into a platform that anyone can understand! — Joey Thurman, Celebrity Trainer

Powerful Smart Tech

 

Using innovative custom-developed motor systems, the V-Form Trainer can output enough resistance for max lifts up to 180kg.  The adaptive force algorithm manages load, dynamically changing resistance to slash the time it takes to build muscle, while logging performance data to monitor progress. Train in a variety of modes: it’s the first device to empower users to train truly eccentrically at significant loads without static weight and without a spotter.

 

Versatile Flexibility

 

The connected app and accessories guide full-body, customizable workouts, with over 200 exercises across all muscle groups. Coached classes and technique tutorials are delivered by leading professional trainers.

 

Sleek Design


Carbon fiber, smooth finish and dynamic lighting make the V-Form Trainer a  sophisticated home feature. Customizable LEDs respond to your force load and the light, flat platform easily stores away out of sight.

 

Named for Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous drawing of the ideal human physique, Vitruvian empowers users to find their perfect form with unique technology. It’s resistance revolutionized — the smartest way to train. Learn more at vitruvianform.com.
Follow @vitruvian.form.

 

About Evolution Wellness Group

Established in 2017, Evolution Wellness is Asia’s leading health and wellness group with a vision to build a comprehensive wellness ecosystem. Its diverse portfolio of highly complementary brands spans the spectrum of fitness offerings from high value low price (HVLP), to full service and premium boutique gyms, virtual fitness, connected fitness, wellness and a subscription-based SaaS membership management system. Besides its core business as owner and operator of Asia’s largest network of wholly-owned fitness clubs, Evolution Wellness also offers an attractive licensing programme for its HVLP brand GoFit and premium boutique brand FIRE Fitness, joint venture opportunities and management consultancy for its wellness brand, Fivelements.

 

For more information about Evolution Wellness, portfolio brands, and services, please visit www.evolutionwellness.com.

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