Turing AI | June 16, 2022
Turing AI has added people attribute search, a game changing feature in AI Security, to their flagship AI-powered video security platform Turing Vision. Whereas other camera-based security system depends on facial recognition and object detection alone to safeguard facilities and locate events, people attribute search adds several factors to identification, enhancing speed and accuracy of finding and recognizing people at the scene of events.
With the inclusion of individuals attribute search, customers can now search for a people inside Turing Vision based on:
Object detection of people
Identity detections based on facial recognition*
Attribute detection* based on: Clothing color, long or short sleeve shirts; pants vs. shorts
Weiwei Chen, VP of Engineering at Turing AI said that, “Security is the number one priority for our clients. With the addition of people attribute search, we now have three algorithms: object detection, identity recognition and attribute detection to improve both the speed and accuracy of evidence collection significantly, allowing our clients to streamline their security workflow.”
Ron Rothman, President of Turing AI emphasized on “I truly believe this is where the industry is heading when it comes to AI security and Turing AI is proud to be among the leaders implementing this technology.”
Ron broke it down this way, “People are more likely to accurately remember clothing and accessories rather than the physical description of a person. People attribute Search broadens the spectrum of elements when it comes to identification. For example, if someone suspicious near the scene was wearing a short-sleeved red shirt and a hat, clients can search for those attributes rather than relying solely on remembering race, eye color or hair color, which can be challenging when someone is wearing a hat.”
Coro | July 28, 2022
Coro, the all-in-one cyber security platform for mid-market organizations, growing businesses, and lean IT teams, today announced the launch of its unique Incubiz program. This program is designed to help entrepreneurs build and grow a successful business in one of the hottest markets today - cyber security - with zero risk, upfront costs, or experience needed.
Incubiz will debut in Chicago, Illinois, the location of Coro’s newest U.S. office. Small businesses account for 99.6% of Illinois' private enterprise, making them a vital part of the state's economy. Additionally, Illinois is the 7th largest tech employer in the country, employing over 318 thousand people. According to Zoominfo, Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are home to about 219,000 small to mid sized businesses and more than 4,000 mid-market companies. It is also one of the hottest startup markets in the U.S. With more than six thousand technology companies and 378 startups founded in the city in the past five years, these companies are all vying for cybersecurity help, making Chicago the perfect hub for the next step in Coro’s growth.
Driven by a robust talent pipeline, the state of Illinois is on the way to achieving Tier-1 tech hub status. In 2021, it had the fourth largest increase in technology job postings, and only three states added more tech jobs than Illinois over the past decade. But with the state’s employment opportunities shifting away from manufacturing and toward service- and knowledge-based work, many medium-wage jobs have been eliminated and many workers do not have the skills or education to attain higher-wage employment. A recent Illinois Future of Work report found that there is a need to create “stronger on-ramps for high wage jobs” in the state, citing that not having a bachelor’s degree is holding many back from being considered for higher-earning positions. This is further polarizing the job market, given that only 35.5% of Illinois adults have a bachelor’s degree.
In support of the state’s drive to make higher-earning jobs available for more workers, to build off Chicago’s tech momentum, and to close the cyber security skills gap our nation is facing, Coro has created an innovative, one-of-a-kind program to provide job opportunities in one of the hottest markets today, without any prior cyber security experience or college education.
The Incubiz program is open to entrepreneurs looking to start a cyber security business, buy into a franchise, or start a managed service provider/managed security service provider (MSP/MSSP) that provides outsourced security monitoring and management. Incubiz provides the potential for employees to achieve higher earnings without the prerequisite of many similar job openings. Individuals accepted into Coro’s 18-month Incubiz program will be provided with the training, support, and infrastructure needed to build a valuable skill set and ultimately launch their own cyber security business. Not only are there no costs to participants, they will be paid a competitive salary as a Coro Authorized Security Consultant. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to operate independently, but with access to continued support and residual income from any customers brought in during the incubation period.
“Coro’s mission is to continually innovate and develop the best cyber security tools possible. We’re excited to offer our expertise and resources to help the next generation of cyber entrepreneurs through our new Incubiz program. “The Illinois job market is at a crossroad, and this program is a great opportunity for workers to attain a higher-paying job without needing a predefined skillset or degree. Chicago is the perfect market to launch IncuBiz, and we are eager to add to the city’s flourishing tech scene and offer more equitable employment opportunities within the state.”
Jim Tarantino, Chief Revenue Officer at Coro
Coro developed its powerful cyber security platform to address the noticeable cyber security gaps in the mid-market and SMB segments, making enterprise-grade security accessible to any business at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Coro is one of the fastest growing cyber security companies today and has seen significant momentum with 300% year-over-year growth for each of the past three years and into 2022. Earlier this year, Coro announced $80M in funding and a rapid expansion in the Chicago market.
Coro is one of the fastest growing security solutions for the mid-market, providing all-in-one protection that empowers organizations to defend against malware, ransomware, phishing, and bots across devices, users, and cloud applications. More than 5,000 businesses depend on Coro for holistic security protection, unrivaled ease of use, and unmatched affordability. Built on the principle of non-disruptive security, the Coro platform employs innovative AI technology to identify and remediate the many security threats that today's distributed businesses face, without IT teams having to worry, investigate, or fix issues themselves. Investors in Coro include Balderton Capital, JVP, MizMaa Ventures, and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures.
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CyberCube | May 31, 2022
CyberCube, a supplier of cyber risk analytics, has developed CAERS, a new cyber incident response service for customers of the company's SaaS products.
CyberCube will collaborate with Kroll, the premier supplier of data, technology, and insights linked to risk, governance, and growth, to offer CyberCube's customers information and assistance on important cyber aggregation events via the Cyber Aggregation Event Response Service (CAERS). Kroll will deliver frontline risk information derived from thousands of incident response cases handled each year.
Following a large cyber disaster, the CAERS team will provide the most recent information to CyberCube's customers, while CyberCube's SaaS tools, including Broker Manager, Account Manager, and Portfolio Manager, will aid in the reaction to any developing cyber calamity.
“With cyber events becoming increasingly common, the speed and accuracy with which organisations respond to them is critical. That’s why we’ve launched this response service, specifically tailored to CyberCube’s growing client base. The pressure on our clients during a major cyberattack can be extreme. With CAERS, our team—comprising data scientists, actuaries, engineers, economists and cyber security experts—will become an extension of our clients’ teams, providing the updates they need and sharing both our expertise and data.”
Darren Thomson, CyberCube’s Head of Cyber Intelligence Services
Benedetto Demonte, Chief Operating Officer for Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice, said: “We’re pleased to be contributing to CAERS because effective incident response depends on the most current and relevant threat intelligence available. In our most recent Threat Landscape Report, we saw a 356% growth in the number of attacks quarter-on-quarter where the infection vector was a zero-day or freshly announced software exploit. Ransomware groups have also been found to be leveraging newly announced vulnerabilities just days after release. It is only with access to frontline intelligence that firms can prioritize resources, mitigate the risk of a cyberattack and react appropriately if the worst happens.”