Combating Corporate Espionage, a Cyber Counterespionage Event Comes to Virginia


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Businesses today are in real danger of espionage, both technical and physical, and knowing how to protect against these dangers could make all the difference. SpearTip, LLC, a cyber counterespionage and counterintelligence firm, is sponsoring this event alongside CI Centre and ComSec, LLC on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA. “Combating Corporate Espionage” Protecting Your Organization From “Spies, Hacks & Taps is a chance to participate with likeminded counterintelligence experts as they share ways to help protect organizations from foreign and domestic, corporate, cyber, and electronic espionage attacks. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Jarrett Kolthoff, President / CEO of SpearTip, LLC has 20 years of experience in the Information Security field. As a former Special Agent U.S. Army Counterintelligence, he has experience in cyber investigations, counterintelligence, and Fusion Cell analysis that assist SpearTips clients to identify, assess, neutralize, and exploit threats leveled against their corporation. His civil casework includes investigations in anti-trust lawsuits, embezzlement, collusion, theft of intellectual property, and corporate espionage. He has testified in civil cases as an expert computer forensic witness in depositions in U.S. Federal Court Eastern District of Missouri and has acted as a liaison between companies and law enforcement agencies. Jarrett led assignments throughout the United States with both national and international corporations. He continues to serve his community as an Adjunct Professor at Webster University, and through membership with the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), and board membership as past-President of the St. Louis InfraGard Chapter and the St. Louis Chapter of the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).

David G. Major, President of CI Centre, is a retired Senior FBI Supervisory Special Agent. Davids skills and abilities propelled him to being named as the first FBI official assigned to the National Security Council. He served as the Director, Intelligence and Counterintelligence Programs in 1985 and 1986, and briefed and advised President Reagan on counterintelligence matters. He worked with the FBI in counterintelligence and counterterrorism for 24 years and for over 38 years David has been a student, practitioner, and lecturer on CI and CT. David Major has made a life-long commitment to the practice and study of counterintelligence and its subset, counterterrorism, making him one of the nation’s top experts on the subject. His views and advice are sought out by the government, private companies, and national and international media.

J.D. LeaSure, President / CEO, of ComSec, LLC has over 24 years of experience in counterintelligence operations ranging from both HUMINT and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) in both governmental and private sectors. J.D. is one of the few U.S. practitioners who maintains the internationally recognized Certified Counterespionage Information Security Management Certification (CCISM). J.D. also leads SpearTips Cyber TSCM, counterintelligence, and counterespionage consulting services. J.D. possesses extensive training, knowledge, and experience in the identification of eavesdropping devices, espionage detection methods and the intelligence collection tactics most often employed by global perpetrators of electronic espionage. He has traveled the globe to provide counterespionage advisory services to businesses, corporate counsels, chief executives, government agencies, non-profit organizations, celebrities, and high net worth clients. He continues to serve his country as the Director of Espionage Research Institute International (ERII).

Registration for the seminar costs $ 45. This includes access to all presentations, question and answer sessions, and a networking lunch. Click here for more information and to register for the seminar.







LinkTech Inc. Launches Ideal Replacement for a Luer Fitting


Ventura, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

These couplings are LinkTechs smallest connectors yet. The new Twist Lock Couplings come equipped with a new and improved Easy Grip Barrel that provides an ergonomic handle with a non-slip, more secure grip and reliable connection every time.

The LinkTech interchangeable quick couplings are particularly well suited for use on medical applications such as blood pressure cuffs. LinkTechs expanded product range offers blood pressure cuff manufacturers with better, more reliable, high quality, and cost effective quick coupling solutions. This standard product range offers 50+ new styles, which includes in-line and panel mount hose barb configurations in both white and black color Acetal (POM) as well as almond colored Medical Grade Polypropylene. With 1/161/8 tubing sizes, these connectors allow easy tubing rotation, prevent kinking and minimize the risk of unintentional disconnection.

These 1/16 flow couplings are intuitive to use and make an audible click when coupled with their new and improved Easy Grip Barrel. This new feature gives customers the guaranteed satisfaction that their coupling set is securely connected. The improved barrel also brings a unique 8-point barrel design that prevents any unintentional pain that patients may endure and providing optimal patient comfort. Often times patients have to lay in bed all day causing them to stay in a position that requires putting weight and pressure on the connectors; LinkTech designed the new 10 series to have no sharp edges to help prevent from leaving a mark or bruise on the patient.

The 10AC couplings are resistant to most mild chemicals and are manufactured to be trouble free for many years of service while the 10PP couplings offer greater chemical resistance. Both 10AC and 10PP couplings interconnect with each other as well as other similar industry twist lock type couplings. With their intuitive design, these couplings provide a leak-free O-ring seal and are also available with internal shut-off valves. Shut-off valves automatically stop flow when couplings disengage. These LinkTech couplings are available with or without shut-off valves on the socket coupling half only, if needed.

LinkTechs new 10 Series couplings will be showcased in this months upcoming Medical Design and Manufacturing tradeshow being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. MD&M East features every category of medical design and manufacturing including: contract manufacturing, medical electronics, automation technology, e-Business, packaging, motion control, motors, pumps, sterilization, and IVD suppliers. This is one of the worlds largest medical OEM events. Stop by Booth #2930 and experience the difference with LinkTech, the preferred choice for quality and service.

For more technical information, pricing, samples and/or availability about the new Twist Lock 10 Series quick coupling, please contact the sales department at 805-339-0055 or email us at csr(at)linktechcouplings(dot)com. You may also visit our website http://www.linktechcouplings.com to view our full line of product series in 3D PDF or CAD files.

About LinkTech Couplings Inc.

LinkTech provides reliable, high quality, cost effective quick coupling solutions and tubing connectors to customers throughout the world. LinkTech offers a wide range of standard and unique custom couplings designed to address specific customer requirements. Because of our commitment to excellence, LinkTech is rapidly becoming the number one choice for quick couplings.

For additional information, please contact: LinkTech Couplings Inc., 3000 Bunsen Ave, Ventura, CA 93003. Phone: 805-339-0055 Fax: 805-512-7130.

Website: http://www.linktechcouplings.com







Top Up Promotion for Telenor Pakistan on TelephonePakistan.com


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

TelephonePakistan.com announces a special bonus for all mobile recharges sent to Telenor mobiles in Pakistan. The top up promotion is available on TelephonePakistan.com from June 7th to June 30th, 2013. By sending a top up to a Telenor mobile in Pakistan, the receiver will be offered 50 extra minutes and 500 SMS.

The mobile recharge process on TelephonePakistan.com is as easy as it gets. It takes less than 1 minute to enter all the mobile recharge details and submit the payment. Both the amount recharged and the bonus will be applied to a valid Telenor Pakistan number in real time. To subscribe, the customers have to dial *345*260#.

With the TelephonePakistan.com promotion for Telenor top ups, the receiver will get 50 on-net minutes and 500 SMS applicable for all local networks for recharges of $ 5 or more. Also, the credit can be sent in single or multiple transactions on the same day.

Those interested to send mobile credit to Telenor numbers in Pakistan can now take advantage of this month’s promotion. In order to be able to send a recharge on a Telenor Pakistan number, one has to be a TelephonePakistan.com customer. Opening an account is free, easy, and fast.

What differentiates TelephonePakistan.com from other services are the low prices offered, the frequent promotions, the simple online recharge process and the fast credit transfer. The process of recharging a mobile phone can be made in three explicit steps using simple interfaces, within a highly secure environment, where all major payment methods are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.

What makes the service reliable are the 100% transaction security, the 24/7 Customer Service available by email and chat in both English and Spanish, and the comprehensive Help Center.

TelephonePakistan.com runs a policy focused on integrating superior customer service, while maintaining the highest standards of technology at affordable rates. That is why TelephonePakistan.com is an affordable solution for international mobile recharges.

About TelephonePakistan.com:

TelephonePakistan.com is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. KeepCalling services are available worldwide from any computer with an Internet connection. KeepCalling, the company behind TelephonePakistan.com, offers other telecom solutions apart from mobile recharge: prepaid credit, Virtual Number, Monthly Plans, WebFax, Web Call and Web SMS through various ethnic websites. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to over 150,000 active consumers and businesses, with a focus on customer satisfaction. In 2012, Inc Magazine listed KeepCalling as the 21st fastest growing company in the telecommunications industry.







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Technology Helps Fremont Neighbors Stay Safe
Neighborhoods using technology to help keep their streets safe is not unique to the Bay Area, but in one neighborhood it's not only helping to detour crime, it's helping deter it. Jodi Hernandez reports. Technology Helps Fremont Neighbors… Link …
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'Self-cleaning' pollution-control technology could do more harm than good
June 13, 2013 — Research by Indiana University environmental scientists shows that air-pollution-removal technology used in "self-cleaning" paints and building surfaces may actually cause more problems than they solve.
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Carpenters Place of Rockford, Illinois has Launched New Website Redesigned by Idea Marketing Group


(PRWEB) June 07, 2013

The Carpenters Place has launched their new intuitive website that was designed by the creative team at Idea Marketing Group.

The Carpenters Place is a not-for-profit organization that serves homeless individuals in their quest to rebuild their lives and get on the right path. The organization was established in 2000 by Al and Cathy Barsema who knew first-hand how trying times like those could be. Al Barsema had previously struggled with addiction and through an eight year journey he regained his footing for a good life and established the Carpenters Place to help others who are going through similar situations. CP has vastly expanded over the years and the Barsema family is sure that the best is yet to come.

The Carpenters Place was interested in a new website to expand their reach and serve as a resource to those involved with the organization. The new website revamped their look to match the quality of the service provided by CP. The website contains a variety of features such as the events tab on the homepage that make it a great marketing tool and resource for visitors. This section of the homepage is dedicated to announcing all of the upcoming events for Carpenters Place so visitors are always informed of what is going on in the CP community in addition to the blog. The events section is easily updated through the backend because the website was built on a WordPress platform. WordPress makes updating and making any changes easy, even for those who arent technologically inclined. The website also has a donation feature, which makes it quick and simple for anyone to donate any given amount to CP. The homepage also has a sign up box to directly register for the Carpenters Place newsletter given just a name and email. This allows the organization to keep in touch with more people, more often. There is also a media section where visitors can view an interactive photo gallery and a check out informative videos that the Carpenters Place has posted.

Kay Larrick, Executive Director of the Carpenters Place says this website is going to take our organization to the next level. We will be able to reach and ultimately help more people, keeping us true to our mission. We are excited to see the growth that occurs from the launch of our new website.

To check out the new website or learn more about the organization check out http://www.carpentersplace.org.







“Utility-Scale PV In the USA: A path to maturity guide unveiled today


London, UK (PRWEB UK) 7 June 2013

Utility-Scale PV in the USA: A path to maturity contains the exclusive results of an industry-wide survey on where and how the nations leading developers and EPC groups will be overcoming the technical and regulatory challenges to develop solar without subsidies.

2012 was a landmark year for solar with the highest numbers of utility-scale PV ever installed in the country. However, as key states such as California and Arizona come closer to announcing the fulfilment of the Renewable Portfolio Standard, flexible thinking geographically and achieving a low levelized cost of electricity is of paramount importance to guarantee further development of Utility-Scale PV outside current subsidy programmes. To take advantage of these opportunities, the costs of development, as well as on-going operations and maintenance, need to be further reduced. Furthermore, with the advent of smart grids and an increased emphasis on energy storage, ancillary technologies and services need to be developed to improve grid integration and reduce intermittency which will become crucial to project viability.

With over 250, participants the survey sheds light on the leading industry approaches on these questions:

Which states present the biggest opportunities for utility-scale PV in the USA and why?

How can developers overcome the current bureaucratic and technical challenges in interconnection?

What areas of the PV plant should the industry focus on to lower cost and improve performance?

The answers to these questions are key helping developers, EPCs and suppliers be more competitive and plan their commercial strategy. The guide also includes an exclusive article outlining the current technical and bureaucratic challenges for Utility-Scale PV in the USA and the views from leading developers such as 8 Minute Energy and Solar Reserve on how some of the key challenges can be overcome.

This exclusive guide is free to download and is available here:

http://www.pv-insider.com/optimizationusa/content.php

The guide has been produced in conjunction with the PV Insider Utility-Scale Plant Optimization conference (25th-26th September, San Jose). For more information contact Letty Thomas by email: lthomas(at)pv-insider(dot)com.







EV Technologies Recognized for Insights into SAP BusinessObjects Landscapes

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Why should you care?

Chief Architect of EV Technologies, Eric Vallo, shares his perspective.

“For years, customers have struggled to get real insights out of their BI data. We’d like to think that these recent recognitions mean that we have really done something special with core BI issues – especially from a self-service perspective. Our customers crave visibility into the behaviors of users, system utilization, or even the difficulties in the development life cycle. These types of needs are universal. They exist whether the organization has 100 users or 10,000 users. Our Sherlock Inspector Suite single-handedly solves these core BI on BI issues in a thoughtful and self-service manner.”

The report by Forrester references the concepts of “BI on BI”. “BI on BI is about simple access to data about BI,” says Vallo. “This data exists for many different purposes.”

EV Technologies SAP Certified Solution, Sherlock, empowers asset managers, developers, end users, competency centers, and business intelligence leadership alike to maximize their investment in SAP BusinessObjects licenses. For more information about Sherlock, please visit http://evtechnologies.com/products/sherlock/. In addition, information is available on use cases, recent releases, and more at http://evtechnologies.com/category/sherlock/.

About EV Technologies

EV Technologies is an SAP Gold Partner in the SAP Ecosystem. Since 2008, the team at EV Technologies has been a high value partner for enterprises ranging from 100 users to customers with as many as 50 disparate SAP BusinessObjects deployments. These companies leverage EV Technologies for strategic business intelligence architecture, systems administration, and application development requirements.

EV Technologies’ roots are deep in the BusinessObjects community, with experience going back as far as the original BusinessObjects 4. Not only do we employ several SAP Certified Associates, but also three of our organizational leaders are SAP Mentors, which constitute three of approximately 110 individuals in the entire world. Further, EV Technologies is an active community member and team members are regular presenters at ASUG, SAP, and other events around the world. All of these things help to ensure that EV Technologies is aligned with SAP on future product direction.

The core of our success is in providing exceptional service to our customers using our rich experience in systems architecture and administration, and the use of our own SAP Certified Solution, Sherlock. Our goal is to empower and enable administrators, developers, competency centers, and business intelligence leadership to make the most effective use of their SAP BusinessObjects investments.

Bay Dynamics Preempts Security Challenges by Turning Data Into Actionable Security Intelligence

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Bay Dynamics, the leading provider of security analytics and enterprise security intelligence to the worlds largest organizations, today announced the latest release of Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric transformational security monitoring and visualization software designed to help global organizations protect their information assets, while ensuring they are being used in ways that creates business value. The technology is currently in use at some of worlds largest financial institutions.

Any intelligence-driven security program must begin with a comprehensive understanding of the organizations data that potentially spans multiple silos throughout the enterprise. Current security technologies often fall short in this area they cant provide deep enough visibility into multiple repositories and often cant accurately present the most relevant knowledge to multiple layers of interested parties. For example, a CSO frequently doesnt have insight into enterprise-wide risk but needs organizational security knowledge to take intelligent, informed action to protect valuable information assets. Similarly, an enterprise security strategy manager will benefit from the ability to detect patterns and trends in previously disconnected information, allowing them to prioritize whats important to deploy resources efficiently and effectively.

By separating the news from the noise, Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric not only presents risks in a format that allows easy and quick corrective action, but also draws attention to potential risks in advance. As a result, companies can significantly cut the time spent on firefighting and battling for resources, and instead prevent issues from occurring, thereby reducing associated costs, while gaining greater focus and efficiency.

Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric provides security professionals with an enterprise-wide picture of their organizations security that can be drilled into for various business verticals and roles. The visualization of deviations from norms show heightened risk, improvements in security practices, and asset monitoring that allow organizations to prioritize and proactively manage risk.

The Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric platform delivers:


Quick Data Capture and Analysis Most security intelligence programs are highly customized, and require a long and expensive implementation, large infrastructure requirements, and long cycles for changes in the environment. Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric breaks silos by leveraging its patented logical data warehouse approach to index various systems of only the data needed for each role within the company, allowing users to see the information they care most about without extensive data integration overhead.

Big Data Analytics and Visualization Bay Dynamics presents risks in an interactive visualization that is browser and device independent. Advanced analytics in the product allows interaction with metrics derived from large data sets.

Context awareness By fusing data produced from multiple security operational products and data sources, such as Symantec, Microsoft System Center, McAfee ePO, and more, Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric provides security context awareness to help identify risks, and determine the magnitude of the problem.

Separate the News from the Noise Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric enriches metrics with forecasting and predictive analytics capabilities to identify patterns and trends that arent otherwise apparent. The technology ensures that only the most relevant data is in front of decision makers, allowing them to act proactively to reduce risk and separate out the exceptions from normal change and user activity.

Bay Dynamics brings together their patent-pending data visibility technology and leverages advanced analytics methods capable of identifying high-risk activities, and advanced threat mitigation. Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric has been proven in some of the largest financial institutions in the world, and is ready to provide deep visibility for quick corrective action, allowing any company to operate more securely and efficiently.

About Bay Dynamics

Bay Dynamics helps the worlds largest organizations turn enterprise data into actionable security intelligence ensuring the integrity of sensitive information assets and making certain they are being used in a way that creates business value. Proven among the Fortune 50, Bay Dynamics leverages its unique technology to detect and expose deviations from the norm and provide clear data visualization for risk prioritization, proactive management, and actionable insight into any business. For more information, visit http://www.baydynamics.com.