McAfee | July 11, 2022
Today, McAfee Corp., a global leader in online protection, announced a multi-year partnership with Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, to deliver comprehensive protection to safeguard the privacy and identity of consumers across activities, devices, and locations. The partnership will grant new and existing Telstra customers easy access to McAfee’s leading security solutions to deliver holistic security and privacy protection through its integrated suite of services including Antivirus, Parental Controls, Identity Protection, Secure VPN and more, to protect and secure multiple devices including mobiles, PCs and laptops.
“A recent McAfee study found 27% of Australians surveyed reported attempted account theft and 23% had experienced financial account information leaks. “As the proliferation of life online accelerates, we are thrilled to be partnering with Telstra who are showing through this collaboration, a commitment to innovation and to their customers by investing in new infrastructure and technologies that safeguard their mobile and broadband subscribers.”
Pedro Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Operations at McAfee
McAfee’s integrated consumer security platform offers a wide array of mobile security solutions to protect customers’ privacy and identity while blocking viruses, malware, spyware, and ransomware attacks. This partnership allows Telstra’s customers to take advantage of these capabilities and protect themselves from additional threats including potential hacks, identity theft and broader gaps in online and mobile security so they can live life confidently online.
“In today’s increasingly connected world the risk of cyber threats continues to grow. To counter the risk, Telstra is committed to providing our customers with the safety and security features needed to protect them online,” said Matthew O’Brien, Cyber Security Executive and Group Owner at Telstra. “This partnership with McAfee helps drive our mission to build a safe and secure connected future where everyone can thrive, and further complements Telstra’s T25 ambition to extend our network leadership position by delivering greater value to our customers.”
To activate Device Security, Telstra customers can simply go in-store, online or to their MyTelstra app. The full suite of McAfee features supported include Antivirus/System Scan, Safe Browsing, Protection Center, Identity Protection, Password Manager, Parental Controls, Protection Score and Secure VPN. All eligible Telstra customers can try Device Security for three months on Telstra, then auto-roll onto $10/month after.
McAfee Corp. is a global leader in online protection. Focused on protecting people, not just devices, McAfee’s solutions adapt to users’ needs in an always online world, empowering them to live securely through integrated, intuitive solutions that protect their families and communities with the right security at the right moment.
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.”
SilverSky | June 03, 2022
SilverSky, a cybersecurity innovation that provides advanced managed detection and response (MDR) services, and NRTC, a member-driven and technology-focused organization located in Herndon, Virginia, announced today an agreement to provide cybersecurity services to NRTC members.
NRTC, which already offers a wide range of managed services to its energy and telecom members will now add SilverSky's award-winning MDR services to its portfolio, allowing the cooperative to offer its members the most up-to-date managed cybersecurity services. Managed endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication, and security awareness training are among the services provided, as are vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and email security.
"Accompanying our ongoing emphasis on serving frequently underserved healthcare organizations and educational institutions, this partnership with NRTC helps expand that effort with a distinct focus on the needs of our nation's rural communities. SilverSky's MDR services are powerful, yet easy to deploy and affordable – offering an appealing mix for NRTC's members. We look forward to working with the NRTC Managed Services team to provide these valuable services."
Jason McGinnis, President and COO at SilverSky
Jon Bartleson, President of NRTC's Managed Services division said that "Our members provide essential electric and telecommunications services to rural America and thus are obvious targets for hackers. It is vital we arm them with comprehensive cybersecurity tools and resources. Cybersecurity is a top priority for our members and staffing for these types of roles is a major challenge. We chose to partner with SilverSky to make sure we could offer comprehensive, affordable managed cybersecurity to our members."
On June 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern, SilverSky and NRTC will offer a webinar for NRTC members. On the NRTC website, members can subscribe for Managed Cybersecurity Made Simple, Affordable, and Accessible for Telcos and Electric Cooperatives.