businesswire | April 11, 2023
Validere, a measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) SaaS company, today announced the launch of its new mobile application and smart alerting features, which will connect field operators, executives, and their environmental teams responsible for responding to, quantifying, and reporting emissions events.
The new app enables clients to create custom forms to fit the specific needs of their business. Teams can collect and integrate field data to fulfill key organizational functions like regulatory and voluntary workflows. This includes field inspection data (e.g., maintenance and leak information) and other operational data (e.g., truck tickets, field tests, product quality tests, etc.).
With the app’s offline capabilities, users can submit data from the field using a phone or tablet, even when the device is disconnected from the internet. It will then automatically sync to the Validere platform once an internet connection is available. This enhanced connectivity removes the distance between the office and the field, simplifying workflows across the organization and giving managers and executives real-time data — backed by measurement science — to make accurate and timely emissions-related and operational decisions.
“Companies are missing the connectivity of field data, operating conditions, and emissions measurements to achieve their carbon reduction and sustainability goals,” says Kayla Ball, Chief Product Officer at Validere. “We leverage our platform and our expertise in measurement science to quantify the magnitude of emissions events and improve confidence in operational decisions to reduce the time it takes to address them.”
The new mobile app is set to launch on the Google Play Store for Android devices this month and on the Apple App Store for iOS devices in Q2 2023.
In addition to the app, the new smart alerting feature helps users address emissions events or events outside of normal conditions by integrating all the relevant information from their field, operational, and emissions data into one place. Users can easily configure alerts to correlate information from both emissions systems and operational data sources. This allows them to track and contextualize emissions events to quickly address issues and quantify the associated emissions. Learn more about all the new features.
"The release of these new features will help our customers focus on the true core issue: emissions quantification,” says Nouman Ahmad, Validere Co-Founder and CEO. "In order to make real progress with emissions reduction, core operational data must be linked together with an advanced ecosystem of technology to unlock true quantification."
Validere is a measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) SaaS company that helps energy organizations transform disconnected, incomplete data into clear and immediately actionable pathways to financial and environmental value. Over 50 of North America’s leading energy companies rely on Validere’s technology and multidisciplinary experts to understand their physical and environmental commodities and navigate an increasingly complex environment with clarity and ease. Validere is on a mission to better human prosperity by making the energy supply chain efficient and sustainable. The company has offices in Houston, Calgary, and Toronto.
DEVICES, INDUSTRIAL IOT
Businesswire | April 18, 2023
Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, today released new research identifying the top connected medical and IoT devices that are exposed to malicious activity in clinical environments. Data analyzed from the Armis Asset Intelligence and Security Platform, which tracks over three billion assets, found nurse call systems to be the riskiest* IoMT device, followed by infusion pumps and medication dispensing systems. When looking at IoT devices, IP cameras, printers and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) devices are topping the list.
By 2026, smart hospitals are expected to deploy over 7 million IoMT devices, doubling the amount from 2021. Medical and non-medical devices are increasingly connected, automatically feeding patient data from monitoring devices into electronic records. These connections and communications within a medical environment help improve patient care but also make it increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, which could result in the interruption of patient care.
Upon a comprehensive analysis of the data from all connected medical and IoT devices on the Armis Asset Intelligence and Security Platform, several noteworthy conclusions can be drawn
Nurse call systems are the riskiest connected medical device, with 39% of them having critical severity unpatched Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and almost half (48%) having unpatched CVEs.
Infusion pumps are second, with 27% having critical severity unpatched CVEs and 30% having unpatched CVEs.
Medication dispensing systems are in third place, with 4% having critical severity unpatched CVEs, but 86% having unpatched CVEs. Moreover, 32% run on unsupported Windows versions.
Almost 1 in 5 (19%) connected medical devices are running unsupported OS versions.
More than half of IP cameras we monitored in clinical environments have critical severity unpatched CVEs (56%) and unpatched CVEs (59%), making it the riskiest IoT device.
Printers are the second riskiest IoT device in clinical environments, with 37% having unpatched CVEs, and 30% having critical severity unpatched CVEs.
VoIP devices are in third place. Although 53% of them have unpatched CVEs, only 2% have critical severityunpatched CVEs.
“These numbers are a strong indicator of the challenges faced by healthcare organizations globally. Advances in technology are essential to improve the speed and quality of care delivery as the industry is challenged with a shortage of care providers, but with increasingly connected care comes a bigger attack surface,” said Mohammad Waqas, Principal Solutions Architect for Healthcare at Armis. “Protecting every type of connected device, medical, IoT, even the building management systems, with full visibility and continuous contextualized monitoring is a key element to ensuring patient safety.”
Armis secures all medical assets and patient care environments in some of the largest healthcare delivery organizations around the world:
“Armis appeared to be a good alternative for us because it immediately provided us with visibility into what devices were plugging into the network. It shows us how they are interacting with each other, creates alerts based on observed behavior and enforces firewall rules based on those alerts,” said Brian Schultz, Director of Network Operations and Security, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
“Metrics and accountability are key to understanding how to protect the hospital’s network, and Armis has a major role in making the relevant data available to us in an easy-to-access manner. It has definitely filled in the gaps in our security arsenal by uncovering risks we never knew about previously. At first, I thought Armis was a nice-to-have, but now it’s become an integral part of our cyber defense,” said Dr. Michael Connolly, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
KLAS Research recently named Armis a top performer at the 2023 Best in KLAS Software & Services Report for Healthcare IoT Security. To learn more about how Armis enables healthcare organizations to identify and secure IoMT, IoT, OT and IT assets
Armis is attending HIMSS April 17-21, 2023 in Chicago, IL with a speaking session taking place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 3:45pm - 4:05pm CT titled: Hackers Rush in Where Agents Fear to Tread. To meet with Armis at HIMSS, please visit booth 2276 or Kiosk 4309-48 in the Cyber Command Center.
Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, provides the industry’s first unified asset intelligence platform designed to address the new extended attack surface that connected assets create. Fortune 100 companies trust our real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS), and 5G. Armis provides passive cyber asset management, risk management, and automated enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in California.
INFRASTRUCTURE, SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
Taoglas | March 08, 2023
Taoglas, a reputable provider of antennas and Internet of Things (IoT) components that assists in solving complex engineering problems, recently announced a transaction that results in a majority ownership from Graham Partners, a private investment firm specializing in technology-driven advanced manufacturing companies. The transaction will support Taoglas' ongoing global expansion of in-house RF engineering expertise and design, sales channels, new product development, and customer base across a broad range of IoT verticals, including mobility, infrastructure, medical, industrial, transportation, and smart city.
The need to integrate complex RF and wireless technologies into commonplace devices and platforms is growing exponentially. The investment supports Taoglas' ambitious growth plans, such as expanding its strategic partnerships, product portfolio, and global team, by capitalizing on its track record of providing cutting-edge IoT solutions to various industries. In addition, Taoglas intends to utilize Graham Partners' extensive industry expertise, network, and experience to advance its mission of delivering innovative RF and wireless solutions which boost IoT and connectivity.
As a company with a significant presence and operations in the United States, Taoglas is well-positioned to assist clients in mitigating supply chain and privacy risks resulting from geopolitical and economic volatility. Customers can rest assured that Taoglas will continue to provide rapid local delivery, an uninterrupted supply chain, and seamless support with the addition of operating partners with expertise in manufacturing, sustainability, and internal infrastructure.
Graham Partners and Taoglas are actively pursuing add-on acquisitions to expand the company's global scale and capabilities as part of its growth strategy.
Taoglas is a renowned company that offers advanced IoT components, custom design services, and antennas to help customers tackle complex wireless and RF systems. Established in 2004, it has expanded its expertise to include engineering resources, cutting-edge test chambers, and pre-certification centers across the globe. Its dedicated team ensures an uninterrupted supply chain for rapid local delivery and seamless international support. The company prides itself on its commitment to innovation, proactive customer service, and trusted quality, which creates long-term peace of mind for customers and colleagues, advancing global connectivity.