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Two Elasticsearch Databases Found Unprotected

After news broke that an Elasticsearch server belonging to several online casinos was left without a password, independent security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered another unprotected Elasticsearch database from AIESEC, a global, youth-run nonprofit. Click

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Cybercriminals increasingly taking aim at businesses

2018 has been the year when cryptominers first dethroned ransomware as the most prevalent threat due to a meteoric spike in Bitcoin value in late 2017, then slowly trailed off

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What sets visionary businesses apart? Running multiple digital initiatives at scale

Organisations can take a giant leap by partnering within their ecosystems to gain access to complementary skills and resources.What does it take to succeed in digital transformation? What does it take

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HGH Infrared Systems’ Unprecedented Showcase Of SPYNEL Thermal Imager At Africa’s Biggest Security And Defence Exhibition.

Intersec Dubai, 20 – 22 January 2019, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall S1, Booth K34. MOBOTIX is exhibiting for the 12th time at intersec Dubai 2019. They are showcasing their solutions to this worldwide event which has shown a continuous growing and evolving trend over the past years.

Along with the latest product releases and new innovations such as MOBOTIX NAS, MOBOTIX MOVE Range, the next generation video management software MOBOTIX Management Center (MxMC) 2.0, MOBOTIX is providing a deeper look into solutions applicable to all industries and needs that include:

• Facial Recognition • A.I. • Biometric Solutions • Remote Power • Surveillance Tower Fuel Cell Integrations • Solar/Power Plant monitoring and analysis • Storage

Together with their Technology and Solution Partners, MOBOTIX is demonstrating this array of new solutions at the show. The MOBOTIX solution for any application shows the versatility and flexibility of the products being offered.

“We’re always excited to be exhibiting at intersec Dubai, 12 years now. The UAE is a hub of technology innovation” says Phillip Antoniou, Vice President Sales Europe South/West & MEA, “We are looking forward to showing the true Cyber Security features of our solutions and the open flexibility we can utilize with our partners which bring new meaning to being an open solution focused company.”

The supplementary range MOBOTIX MOVE cameras along with the premium video systems for the Mx6 technology platform, plus the new MOBOTIX NAS devices and MxMC 2.0. With MxMC 2.0, it is now possible to combine a unique, compatible hybrid solution not only the intelligent decentralized MOBOTIX IoT cameras but also the MOBOTIX MOVE cameras and third-party ONVIF S-cameras plus the new MOBOTIX NAS devices.

An exclusive feature of the NAS devices from MOBOTIX is that they are pre-installed with the MxMC interface software, which facilitates centralized access to all camera recordings via an MxMC client. This applies to the decentralized MOBOTIX IoT cameras as well as to the MOBOTIX MOVE series and/or those supplied by third parties.

About MOBOTIX All over the world sites are protected by using MOBOTIX IP video technology. It delivers absolute reliability even in the most challenging conditions. From Oil Rigs in the North Sea, to World Heritage Sites in remote deserts, whether it is helping scientists at an Arctic research centre or greeting climbers at the top of Mount Everest; MOBOTIX equipment is designed for durability to provide the best overall return on investment. An extended operating lifetime is guaranteed and further enhanced by continual software upgrades

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FilmoraPro – Professional Video Editing Software Designed for Established and Aspiring Filmmakers

Finding a video editing app that is both powerful and easy to use is not as simple as it sounds. Most of the popular video editing software products offer a wide range of tools professionals use in their projects, but learning how to use DaVinci Resolve, Sony Vegas Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro takes a lot of practice and time. Wondeshare recently launched a new software product named FilmoraPro, that strikes a perfect balance between advanced video editing options and simplicity. The app is capable of high-end performances, while its intuitive interface enables even inexperienced video editors to create impressive videos.

What Makes FilmoraPro an Excellent Choice for Up and Coming Filmmakers?

The process of making a short film, an online video ad or a social media video takes place in several stages, and during each stage, you must use the equipment that enables you to materialize your idea perfectly. In order to go through the post-production stage smoothly, you need to have access to a video editing app that allows you to use all the tools that are necessary to produce a professional looking video. Wondershare’s FilmoraPro seems to be a perfect solution for filmmakers and social media content creators who need access to professional video editing tools, but don’t want to spend a fortune on a video editing app.

FilmoraPro is compatible with both Mac and PC computers and you can download it from the Filmora official website first before purchasing the lifetime license for $149.99 or the one-year license at the price of $89.99. The app supports nearly all video file formats, which means that you can shoot your footage with any digital camera and edit it in FilmoraPro. The best part is that you don’t have to be a seasoned professional in order to edit your videos with this app. So, let’s take a peek at some of the most alluring features this software product has to offer.    

Editing Videos with FilmoraPro

After launching FilmoraPro, you will be asked to either create a new project or open an existing project. Also, you can just click on a project listed in the Recent Projects menu if you want to return to the project you were working on previously.

Once you’ve created a new project, you should head over to the Media tab in order to import the footage you’re going to be using in your project. Simply click on the Import button and select the Media option to add a single file to the project or drag the file from the folder and drop it to the Media Panel. Afterward, you can just drag and drop a file to a track on the timeline and start editing it.

FilmoraPro lets you add as many video and audio tracks to the timeline as you want, which can be quite useful if you are working on a large project that contains a lot of sound and video files. Furthermore, you can control which panels are displayed in the app’s main window from the View drop-down menu, so you can bring up a Trimmer, Scopes or Audio Mixer panels at different stages of the video editing process. FilmoraPro also features a few preset workspaces you can use while performing the color correction, or while creating a soundtrack for your videos. All basic video editing tools like the Selection or Slice tool are located in the toolbar directly above the timeline and you just have to click on a tool’s icon to start using it.

Next to the Media tab, you can find Controls, Effects, Text and History tabs, and after you add an effect to a file you placed on the timeline you can adjust its settings from the Controls tab.

The list of audio and visual effects FilmoraPro offers seems endless as you can use these effects to preview 360-degree videos, add blur to a video clip or generate clouds and shadows, among other things.

The color correction features are probably FilmoraPro’s strongest suit because the Scopes tab lets you use Vectorscopes, Histograms, and Waveforms while you’re manipulating the colors in a video clip, which enables you to complete this video editing task with a great level of precision.

The Text tab contains an impressive font library so you can easily find a font that matches the visual style of the video you’re working on. Moreover, you can control the size and the color of the text as well as its position on the screen, which can help you create captivating openers and end credits.

The Audio Mixer tab is equipped with all tools you’re going to need to create a professional soundtrack for your video. You can easily monitor noise levels and even adjust the volume of separate audio channels.

FilmoraPro lets you complete virtually any video editing task, regardless of how complex that task is, and you can also use this video editing app to process 4K footage you captured with an action cam or a professional video camera.

Exporting Projects from FilmoraPro

At different points of the video editing process, you can set In and Out Area so you can export only a small portion of the timeline, instead of going through the rendering process each time when you want to see how the video is going to look like once it is exported.

You can add an unlimited number of projects to the Export Queue and pick one of the export presets that enable you to quickly select the export properties that best fit the purpose for which you are going to use that file. You can also create your own presets and use them each time you’re exporting a project for a particular purpose.   

When you adjust all export settings in accordance with your demands, you can just click on the Start Exporting button. Once the rendering process begins you can head back to the Edit window where you can continue working on the same or some other project.

Conclusion

The FilmoraPro offers much more than the basic video editing capabilities that enable you to edit a social media video or any other type of short video. As a matter of fact, the app can be used to edit promotional videos or commercials, because it grants its users the freedom to manipulate their footage in any way they want. The rich selection of visual effects, as well as the full animation support, makes FilmoraPro an attractive option for both aspiring and established filmmakers in need of a reliable video editing app they can use to edit videos at a professional level.

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Mining malware evades agent-based cloud security solutions

Cloud infrastructures are a growing target for threat actors looking to mine cryptocurrency, as their vast computational power allows them to multiply the mining malware’s effect. Keeping its presence from being noticed

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6 Best Practices For Increasing Security In AWS In A Zero Trust World

Enterprises are rapidly accelerating the pace at which they’re moving workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for greater cost, scale and speed advantages. And while AWS leads all others as

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Encryption is key to protecting information as it travels outside the network

A new Vera report reveals stark numbers behind the mounting toll of data breaches triggered by cybercrime and accidents. One of the most recognized and mandated security controls, installed encryption tools protect

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Podcast Episode 129: Repair Eye on the CES Guy and Sensor Insecurity

In this week’s podcast: For all the great new gadgets unveiled in Las Vegas, how many can be repaired? Kyle Wiens of iFixit joins us to report from the CES show. Also: more and more our physical surroundings are populated by small, wireless sensors. How secure are they from hacking and manipulation? Not very says our second guest, Roi Mit of...

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Podcast Episode 128: Do Security and Privacy have a Booth at CES?

In this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#128): you're going to hear a lot from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) out in Las Vegas this week, but are any of the new gadgets being released secure? And do security and privacy have a seat at the table at the world's largest electronics event? We sit down with IoT luminary and...

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Sensor-y Overload: Cyber Risk and the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Let's be clear: the natural gas explosions that rocked the Merrimack Valley north of Boston in September weren't the result of a cyber attack. Unfortunately: well known vulnerabilities affecting the security of remote sensors and industrial control system software mean they easily could have been. 

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IQ Retail Guards Against New Age Threats with Panda Security

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“Stories of cyber-attacks hit the news almost daily – data breaches, DDos attacks, email hacks and phishing attacks – reminders of the dangers of the internet” says Jeremy Matthews Regional Manager of Panda Security Africa. “Yet somehow all of these attacks still seem foreign– as though it would never happen to you, however the reality is, South African businesses are affected by these threats” continues Matthews.

IQ Retail MD, Chris Steyn knows this all too well and has seen first-hand the dramatic rise of new age threats such as Ransomware. Software company IQ Retail, provides expertise in complete financial and business administration solutions, focusing on the development of business systems for the accounting and retail management environment. Since its inception in 1986, IQ Retail has grown to become one of the premium providers of innovative business solutions.

“Few businesses realise the seriousness of these threats and the damage they can have on a business’’, says Steyn. “ The problem we have found is twofold; firstly, businesses do not have adequate security software protecting their network, and secondly, they do not have effective backups in place”, continues Steyn.

He recognises that these advanced threats stem from a situation in which hackers no longer need to be tech savvy, with access to ready-made Malware toolkits available on the dark web. New malware variants are created daily and many security vendors are unable to keep up. As a result, businesses are being attacked more often and Cybercrime has become more profitable and easier to implement than ever before.

Speaking to Panda Security about his experience working with many South African businesses Steyn says, “We have noticed two week spikes in attacks that most often occur on the weekend when there are few people in the office. This puts businesses in a tough position that often leads to payment of the ransom or worse, a loss of company data”

Taking note of the shifting dynamic, IQ Retail developed a multi-layered approach, implementing security solutions at every level of their infrastructure, as well as ensuring backups are in place and procedures are being followed. Despite their efforts, Ransomware was still able to penetrate their network.

Advanced Protection

In order to prevent further breaches, Steyn and his team did extensive research into solutions offered by various vendors. They discovered that conventional AV solutions are unable to prevent zero-day Ransomware and other advanced threats from entering the network.
Steyn turned to Panda to implement a final effort to mitigate the threat of Ransomware. “Through our research, we realised that Panda’s Adaptive Defense 360 software is the only solution that could give us comprehensive protection. AD360 allows us to proactively manage the security on our network and track possible risk situations” says Steyn.

The Solution

Steyn explains that the current environment requires new generation protection solutions such as Adaptive Defense 360 that provide an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) service to accurately classify all running programs on your network. This means that only legitimate programs are able to run.

Panda’s EDR technology model is based on three phases: Continuous monitoring of applications on a company’s computers and servers. Automatic analysis and correlation using machine learning on Panda’s Big Data platform in the cloud. Finally, Endpoint hardening and enforcement – blocking all suspicious or dangerous processes, with notifications to alert network administrators.

AD 360 combines EDR with full conventional Endpoint Protection (EPP) to deliver comprehensive protection.
For more information on how to protect your business from the advanced threats we see today, contact Panda Security.

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