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London, UK: OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, has announced the release of the new Mail Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server for their multi-anti-malware scanning and threat prevention product Metascan®. The Mail Agent is a result of OPSWAT’s recent acquisition of Red Earth Software, developer of email security solutions for Exchange Server. The new Mail Agent now extends OPSWAT’s advanced threat protection technology to email-borne threats.

LONDON, UK: Tripwire, Inc has announced 22 percent year-over-year bookings growth in the quarter ending December 2014, compared with the same quarter in 2013. The Company also continued to grow its new license and product bookings at a 35% rate in the fourth quarter, which included 34% and 55% growth in our industry leading Security Configuration Management and Vulnerability Management products, respectively. In addition to revenue and licensing growth, Tripwire’s Technology Alliance Program increased the number of new strategic partners by over 200 percent and is driving significant customer engagement due to the value of the combined solution sets.

In response to the reports that Top Gear fans may have caused the inaccessibility of the BBC website as a result of Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension, Dave Larson, CTO at Corero writes:

In February, the first successful oil tanker hijacking for 2015 was reported in the Strait of Malacca that separates Indonesia from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Pirates siphoned 2,000 metric tons of bunker oil and five metric tons of diesel from the fuel tanker’s cargo, leaving an explosive package while escaping, which was fortunately only impromptu and didn’t hurt any of the crew.

London, UK: OpenDNS has unveiled NLPRank, a new model for advanced threat detection that applies algorithms most commonly used in fields like bioinformatics and data mining—not information security. Designed by OpenDNS security researcher Jeremiah O’Connor, NLPRank is based on natural language processing techniques that, combined with OpenDNS’s global network data, build an advanced threat detection lexicon—essentially a ‘malicious language of the Internet’ that can detect threatening domains in realtime. NLPRank specifically predicts both opportunistic phishing campaigns and attacks directed at highvalue targets such as financial institutions.

Contributing to the success of the iCandy brand, the report recognises the leading British company’s brand values, innovation and impressive growth.

Business at iCandy is very much a family affair, established for over 80 years, the current third generation CEO’s brothers Bradley and Warren Appel, absorbed manufacturing knowledge from their grandfather Charles who founded a fashion company in 1933.

In response to the news that U.S. federal prosecutors in Atlanta have unsealed indictments against two Vietnamese men and a Canadian citizen in connection with what’s being called one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history, I have the below comments from security experts at Imperva and ESET: