SecurityGen | October 12, 2023
Cybersecurity provider SecurityGen is expanding its operations in the Middle East to support the region's accelerated growth of 5G and digital transformation initiatives. With the rapid growth of 5G and initiatives like Saudi Vision 2030, there is a significant need for secure high-speed broadband networks in the Middle East. Cities in the region are utilizing 5G for IoT-based applications like 'Smart City' initiatives, and operators need to ensure network security to capitalize on these opportunities.
5G is expanding quicker than any other mobile generation in history. However, this increases the risk of cyberattacks against operators and their consumers. By 2025, there will be approximately 50 million 5G connections in the MENA region, with approximately 20 million in the GCC Arab States. By 2025, the GCC Arab States will be marginally ahead of the global average in terms of 5G adoption, with 16 percent (5G as a percentage of total mobile connections) versus 15 percent globally.
Amit Nath, Co-founder and CEO at SecurityGen, stated,
The Middle East represents potential for significant growth in 5G over the next few years. As the region expands culturally and economically via digital transformation projects along with ambitious initiatives like Saudi Arabia's Saudi Vision 2030, the spotlight is on the telecom operators and how they deliver secure high-speed broadband to communities in the areas beyond the reach of wireline networks.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
SecurityGen will bolster its presence in the Middle East by enhancing its delivery capabilities and senior leadership. This expansion aims to cater to the growing adoption of 5G and IoT-based projects in the region, helping telecom operators secure their networks from cyber threats. SecurityGen's new Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa, Imad Ayad, with over 20 years of experience in telecom and tech, will drive growth and strengthen partnerships with operators and enterprises in the region.
Nath added that their appointment of Imad Ayad as the new Managing Director for Middle East & Africa at SecurityGen aimed to facilitate further growth throughout the region. Ayad possesses more than two decades of experience in leading roles within the telecommunications and technology sectors, including significant positions at Nokia, Alfa Telecommunications, Enghouse Networks, and Tranglo. Nath also emphasized that Ayad's specialized background in Value-Added Services (VAS) and SMS security, combined with SecurityGen's extensive expertise and established security solutions, positioned them as an ideal partner for operators expanding their 5G operations in the region, with a primary focus on cybersecurity.
SecurityGen, established in 2022, is a worldwide entity with a dedicated focus on telecommunications security. Their mission revolves around establishing a strong security framework to facilitate secure telecom digital transformations and guarantee the safety and resilience of network operations. The organization's comprehensive range of products and services is strategically designed to offer an all-encompassing defense against both established and cutting-edge telecom security threats.
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Business Wire | October 17, 2023
DirectDefense, a leading information security services company, today announced it has been named a winner of the 2023 IoT Innovators Award from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This award honors North American solution providers that are driving IoT innovation forward, recognizing the enormous potential of IoT and integrating cutting-edge technologies into their portfolios.
IoT solutions are a pivotal technology that propels digital transformation by bridging the gap between the physical and digital world, and between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Owing to its capacity to generate new sources of data, mitigate risk and provide real-time performance updates, IoT has emerged as a significant contributor to contemporary business initiatives. The recipients of this year's IoT Innovators Awards have demonstrated their leadership in the industry by devising innovative IoT solutions that expedite time-to-market planning and deliver the utmost value-add to their customers’ IoT investments.
Regardless of industry, operational continuity is vital to success, and downtime from a security breach or violations of change management or remote access procedures isn’t acceptable, said Christopher Walcutt, Chief Security Officer at DirectDefense. Relying on experts who can help strengthen an organization’s security architecture without disrupting operations safeguards against more serious interruptions from a breach, especially since OT environments are not repaired or restored as quickly or as easily as traditional corporate IT environments. Working in the security ecosystem and with our outstanding partners, we are honored to be recognized by CRN for helping clients secure their IT and OT assets.
DirectDefense offers a comprehensive suite of IoT and IIoT security solutions from device and application testing to cybersecurity architecture and system design to keep organizations safe from attack. IoT and IIoT devices in the cloud are often interconnected for functional and data analytics reasons and create multiple entry points to the controlling network. DirectDefense works with organizations to enhance visibility and create an effective remediation plan that prioritizes the most critical vulnerabilities.
“The 2023 winners of CRN's IoT Innovators Award have been recognized for their exceptional IoT solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “These organizations have demonstrated remarkable proficiency in overcoming various challenges and have emerged as trailblazers in the fields of IT and OT. By offering innovative solutions, they have enabled their clients to outperform their competitors and establish themselves as leaders in their respective industries.”
DirectDefense was previously named to the CRN’s 2023 Solution Provider 500 list in the Security 100 category, which recognizes the top technology providers and consultants providing managed services, and the 2023 CRN Fast Growth 150 list, which showcases the 150 fastest-growing and highest-performing solution providers across the entire North American region. The IoT Innovators Award list is featured online at www.crn.com/IoTinnovators.
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, it connects and empowers technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 40 years of unequaled channel experience, The Channel Company draws from deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.
About DirectDefense, Inc.
DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at www.directdefense.com.
The Linux Foundation | September 20, 2023
On September 9, 2023, LF Edge, an organization under The Linux Foundation dedicated to fostering open, interoperable edge computing solutions, announced the upcoming launch of the LF Edge Sandbox. This self-service platform, provided by ZEDEDA, allows for the deployment of LF Edge projects and solutions to edge devices.
The LF Edge Sandbox acts as a centralized system, enabling individuals to swiftly engage with LF Edge projects for creating proofs of concept (POCs), demonstrations, and end-user experiences. The service operates as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and is offered by ZEDEDA, an LF Edge member organization. It grants remote management and orchestration capabilities for edge hardware running LF Edge project applications, utilizing the LF Edge Project EVE's open Linux-based operating system, EVE-OS, to facilitate secure device management and application orchestration at scale.
It is set to become available in the coming weeks, providing developers with a platform for testing open-source projects and experimenting with their own solutions.
Users with a Linux Foundation ID will be able to create a free LF Edge Sandbox account, select LF Edge project applications for deployment from a pre-configured list, and even test private applications for real-world use cases. The deployment process is designed to be quick and straightforward, with applications ready for testing within minutes.
With the Sandbox, developers can easily deploy LF Edge project applications, making it simpler for them to explore and test various projects. It aims to encourage the development of edge computing solutions by simplifying project deployment, allowing developers to focus on building valuable solutions.
GM, Networking, Edge and IoT at the Linux Foundation, Arpit Joshipura, remarked,
The development of the LF Edge Sandbox speaks to the community's robust array of in-demand edge computing solutions. This new service will make it even easier for people and organizations to trial various LF Edge project solutions and blueprints across formats, ultimately enabling faster deployment. Congratulations to the community for achieving this milestone, and thank you ZEDEDA for the resources.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
Joe Pearson, chair of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Open Source Strategy at IBM Software, Networking, and Edge Computing, stated that the abundance of intriguing LF Edge projects, with more on the horizon, has made it a challenging task for an individual or even a small team to acquire sufficient knowledge to install and experiment with all these solutions. He pointed out that Project EVE's platform, as executed and supported by ZEDEDA, offers a simplified approach for deploying any of these projects across various architectures and in the most suitable format, whether it be a bare install, virtual machine, or container. Joe also highlighted that this Sandbox would enable interested parties to become productive within minutes rather than spending days or weeks on the same task.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation has emerged as the go-to organization for the world's leading developers and corporations seeking to foster ecosystems that expedite open technology advancement and widespread commercial adoption. Collaborating closely with the global open-source community, it tackles some of the most challenging technological hurdles, underpinned by the most extensive shared technology investment assembled.
PR Newswire | October 19, 2023
CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies which have powered more than 16 billion devices, today announced that it has joined the Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Accelerator IP Alliance program to ensure the best experience for customers developing leading-edge silicon powered by CEVA's wireless communications and sensing AI IPs targeted at IFS' advanced foundry processes.
"As part of our IDM 2.0 strategy, IFS is collaborating with leading IP companies like CEVA to create a robust chip design ecosystem that will help our mutual customers deliver leading-edge silicon performance for the most demanding applications," said Suk Lee, Vice President of Design Ecosystem Technology at IFS. "Our IFS Accelerator IP Alliance ensures that our customers have access to industry-leading technologies such as the portfolio of IPs offered by CEVA that connect, sense, and infer data through a robust chip design ecosystem that ultimately reduces risk, cost and time-to-market."
Through the Alliance, CEVA will have access to IFS' process design kits (PDK) for its most advanced process nodes, enabling CEVA IP to be optimized for best performance, power and area. Furthermore, CEVA and IFS will collaborate on silicon validation of newly designed IP solutions, enabling CEVA quick and reliable delivery of their latest IPs.
CEVA has built incredible leadership in wireless communications and sensing AI IPs, reflected in the company's position as the world's foremost IP supplier of 5G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UWB and cellular IoT platforms, as well as Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and DSP solutions, said Iri Trashanski, Chief Strategy Officer of CEVA. Through our collaboration with Intel Foundry Services and in joining their Accelerator Alliance, we are able to assist our mutual customers to achieve best-in-class performance with their advanced silicon targeted at the most demanding applications in edge AI & compute, 5G, industrial, automotive and more.
CEVA's industry-leading wireless connectivity and sensing AI IPs power billions of devices around the world, spanning a diverse range of end markets, including, mobile, consumer IoT, PCs, infrastructure and industrial. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/products-catalog/.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies for a smarter, safer, connected world. We provide Digital Signal Processors, AI engines, wireless platforms, cryptography cores and complementary embedded software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, spatial audio, voice input and artificial intelligence. Leveraging our technologies, many of the world's leading semiconductors, system companies and OEMs create power-efficient, intelligent, secure and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial and IoT.
Our DSP and edge AI based solutions include platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile, IoT and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low-power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For motion sensing solutions, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technologies provide a broad range of sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit ("IMU") solutions for markets including hearables, wearables, AR/VR, PC, robotics, remote controls and IoT. For wireless IoT, our platforms for Bluetooth connectivity (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax), Ultra-wideband (UWB), NB-IoT and GNSS are the most broadly licensed connectivity platforms in the industry.