BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Security Innovation Announces Hack Through The Holidays Event

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Security Innovation, an authority in application security, announced it will make its popular CMD+CTRL cyber range available to the public for free for a limited time. With approximately 90% of attacks occurring at the software layer, and research indicating that skilled personnel is a primary reason organizations can’t adequately defend themselves, this initiative helps solve both problems.A primary goal of Security Innovation’s Hack Through the Holidays event is to educate users about the benefits of using Cyber Ranges to build and maintain skills in an engaging way.  Unique to the industry, CMD+CTRL is a simulator where users compete to find vulnerabilities in business applications in real-time. Unlike many holiday promotions, there are no strings attached: no credit cards, commitments, or software to download.The CMD+CTRL Cyber Range opens up at 9am ET on Friday, December 21.  Those looking to learn more about Cyber Ranges can find info in our series of blog posts, starting with Getting Started with a Cyber Range.Videos, blogs, and tip sheets will help those with limited security background; yet, there are plenty of challenges for even the most advanced hackers. Real-time scoring tracks user progress so you can track progress moving up the leaderboard. There are dozens of challenges of varying levels of difficulty. No one has found them all yet – can you?Summary Details:Runs from Friday 12/21  until Wednesday 1/2No tools needed – just an internet connection, browser, and attitudeRegister:  https://web.securityinnovation.com/hackingthroughtheholidaysAbout Security InnovationSecurity Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only simulated Web site  environment designed to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the software layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit www.securityinnovation.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.(NOTE: The above press release is from Security Innovation via Globe Newswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Security Innovation Wins Two Security Industry Awards In FebruaryIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Security Innovation Honored For Security Computer-Based TrainingIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Security Innovation & ICMCP Join Forces To Address Cybersecurity Talent ShortageIn “Business”last_img read more

Boeing Tata Advanced Systems to make Apache fuselage in Hyderabad

first_imgBoeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) on Wednesday formally announced that a centre to manufacture aerostructures for AH-64 Apache helicopter will come up in Hyderabad.The announcement was made by the officials of the two companies in the presence of Telangana’s Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao on the sidelines of suppliers’ meet of Boeing here.The state government agreed to allocate land and provide all other support required for the unit, which is coming up near aerospace Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Adibatla on the outskirts of the city, where TASL already has four joint ventures with global companies.The announcement came as a follow-up to the joint venture the two companies announced last month.Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India, said they were making a beginning with manufacture of aerostrucures for Apache and would take this partnership forward to develop advanced systems.The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the US Army and defence forces of other countries. Boeing has delivered more than 2,100 Apaches to customers around the world since 1984, according to the information on the company’s website.Though the state government officials had earlier estimated that the project could entail an investment of about Rs.200 crore, Kumar declined to give any figure. “We don’t make the investment figures public,” he said.”The first step is fuselage manufacturing. We are now starting with the process and it may take three to four months to get all approvals,” he told IANS when asked about the timeframe for the JV.Sukaran Singh, CEO and managing director of TASL, said this joint venture would be a big push for make in India programme.Rama Rao said the addition of marquee name like Boeing would be a big value addition for Telangana and would boost the state government’s efforts to make Hyderabad a hub of aerospace and defence.”There is no bigger name than Boeing in aerospace and defence and this joint venture will be help attract more companies,” he said.He recalled that the beginning for this partnership was made in May when he met Boeing officials during his visit to the US.The minister said Boeing setting up a shop would also bring several suppliers to the city and create employment opportunities.”We already have 1,000 SMEs in this sector in and around Hyderabad. The challenge before us is to expand this SME base and upgrade the tier III suppliers to tier II and tier II,” the minister added.He assured all the support in creating the entire ecosystem for the sector and also promised that if required the state government on behalf of the companies investing in the state will take up their issues with the central government.The minister said three more aerospace and defence parks would come up in the city. An aviation academy is also proposed to be developed in collaboration with Aerocampus Aquitaine, France.Pratt & Whitney, a leader in aircraft engine manufacturing, is also looking to expand its base in the city and set up something in human resource and training sectors, he added.last_img read more

Valerie Ervin Drops Bid for House Seat in Marylands 8th District

first_imgFormer Montgomery County, Md. council member Valerie Ervin. (Twitter Photo)Former Montgomery County, Md. council member Valerie Ervin has halted her campaign for the House of Representatives seat in the state’s 8th District.Ervin, the first Black woman elected to Montgomery County’s council, cited a lack of funds as the reason for ending her campaign.In an e-mail sent to supporters, the Democrat detailed the struggle she faced while attempting to get her campaign moving.“In politics today, fundraising is the sign of a campaign’s viability,” she wrote. “Not your ideas about how to serve your constituents, not your track record of service, not even the groundswell of grassroots support—but your ability to raise money. And unfortunately, I just haven’t been able to raise enough.”Ervin announced July 1 that she would run for the seat after its current holder, Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, began a campaign for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Mikulski plans to retire when her term ends.Ervin served on the Montgomery County Council from 2006 until 2014. She left the Council to become the executive director of the New York-based Center for Working Families, where she remained for 14 months.Ervin has not detailed her future plans. State Sen. Jamie Raskin, William Jawando, State Dels. Kumar Barve and Ana Sol Gutierrez, and Kathleen Matthews remain in the race for the seat.last_img read more