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FIDO Alliance Announces New Identity Verification and IoT Initiatives to Expand the Reach and Impact of FIDO Authentication

New working groups formed to secure adjacent technologies that are critical for end-to-end identity lifecycle management

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IDENTIVERSE — The FIDO Alliance today announced two new standards and certification initiatives in identity verification and the Internet of Things (IoT). These initiatives build upon the Alliance’s ongoing focus on driving the efficacy and market adoption of FIDO Authentication by addressing adjacent technology areas that leave security vulnerabilities on the web.

Specifically, the Alliance aims to strengthen identity verification assurance to support better account recovery, and automate secure device onboarding to remove password use from IoT. The Alliance has formed two new working groups: the Identity Verification and Binding Working Group (IDWG) and the IoT Technical Working Group (IoT TWG) to establish guidelines and certification criteria in these areas. The FIDO Alliance will continue to focus on development and adoption of its user authentication standards and related programs and use them as a foundation for this expanded work, featuring contributions from current members and new industry participants.

“The FIDO Alliance has catalyzed a diverse set of stakeholders who have collaborated to answer the industry’s password problem through the standardization of FIDO Authentication – which has grown from concept to global web standard supported in leading browsers and platforms in just seven years,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and chief marketing officer of the FIDO Alliance. “As we look at the threat vectors in the marketplace, however, it has become apparent that there’s a gap between the high assurance provided by FIDO Authentication standards and the lower assurance methods used in identity verification for account recovery and IoT authentication. This gap can be most effectively addressed through industry collaboration and standardization rather than siloed, proprietary approaches.”

Identity Verification & Binding Working Group Overview
For accounts protected from phishing and other credential-based attacks with FIDO Authentication, the account recovery process when a FIDO device is lost or stolen becomes critical to maintaining the integrity of the user’s account. Validating a user’s identity with high assurance is an important aspect of this process, as well as for account onboarding processes, meeting Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements.

The FIDO Alliance has identified newer remote, possession-based techniques including biometric “selfie” matching and government-issued identity document authentication as having the potential to greatly improve the quality of identity assurance for new account onboarding and account recovery. The Alliance has also determined a market need for authoritative guidance, performance evaluation and certifications for their use.

The FIDO Alliance has created the IDWG to fill this need. The IDWG will define criteria for remote identity verification and develop a certification program and educational materials to support the adoption of that criteria.

The IDWG is led by co-chairs Rob Carter, Mastercard and Parker Crockford, Onfido Ltd. Other participating organizations include Aetna, Google, Idemia, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nok Nok Labs, NTT DOCOMO, OneSpan, Phoenix Technologies Ltd., Visa Inc., Yahoo! JAPAN, Yubico and the UK Cabinet Office.

IoT Technical Working Group Overview
Gartner forecasts that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use by 2020, opening up opportunities for increased efficiencies and innovation across industries. Yet, lack of IoT security standards and typical processes such as shipping with default password credentials and manual onboarding leave devices, and the networks they operate on, open to large-scale attack.

The IoT TWG aims to tackle this issue by providing a comprehensive authentication framework for IoT devices in keeping with the fundamental mission of the Alliance – passwordless authentication.

The working group will develop use cases, target architectures and specifications covering:

  • IoT device attestation/authentication profiles to enable interoperability between service providers and IoT devices
  • Automated onboarding, and binding of applications and/or users to IoT devices
  • IoT device authentication and provisioning via smart routers and IoT hubs

The IoT TWG is led by co-chairs Marc Canel, ARM Holdings and Giridhar Mandyam, Qualcomm, Inc. Other participating organizations include Google, Idemia, Infineon Technologies, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nok Nok Labs, OneSpan, Phoenix Technologies Ltd., Yahoo! JAPAN and Yubico.

Getting involved
The IDWG and IoT TWG are now open to industry participants. Participation in FIDO Alliance working groups is open to all board and sponsor level members of the FIDO Alliance. For more information on joining the Alliance, visit https://fidoalliance.org/members/membership-benefits/.

About the FIDO Alliance
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, www.fidoalliance.org, was formed in July 2012 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication technologies, and remedy the problems users face with creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. The FIDO Alliance is changing the nature of authentication with standards for simpler, stronger authentication that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce reliance on passwords. FIDO Authentication is stronger, private, and easier to use when authenticating to online services.

FIDO Alliance PR Contact
Adrian Loth
Montner Tech PR
203-226-9290
press@fidoalliance.org

 

Enablon’s Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) Focuses on the Future of EHS, Risk and Sustainability

New Risk, Safety and Sustainability innovations in mobility, IOT integrations, and artificial intelligence (AI) used live on stage with early-adopter customers

CHICAGO and PARIS, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wolters Kluwer’s Enablon, a global leader in EHS, Risk and Sustainability Management software, announced at SPF 2019 new innovations executing on its Industry 4.0 Connected Enterprise strategy. The global SPF conference series leads the industry with more than 1,000 attendees from over 35 countries, 20 industry user groups, 120 expert sessions and 80 customer and partner presentations.

At SPF Americas and SPF EMEA, Enablon announced new solutions across its suite of applications in Health & Safety Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Environmental Management & Sustainability, Process Safety & Control of Work, and Product Stewardship & Quality.

The conferences focused on execution against Enablon’s Industry 4.0 Connected Enterprise vision, announcing new platform innovations around User Experience, Mobility, Integrations, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as integrations with eVision, industry leading operational risk management software acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 2018.

“For Enablon, Industry 4.0 is a 100% connected digital enterprise, with people and machine data shared in a smart platform that is delivering intelligence to everyone, everywhere,” said Chris Joseph, CEO of Wolters Kluwer’s Enablon and eVision. “The industry-wide reaction to our new definition on what is expected in an Industry 4.0 world proves the game-changing nature of our technology future.”

Enablon platform innovations demonstrated live on stage with early-adopter customers included:

Enablon Mobile Builder: Enablon demoed its new Mobile Builder with its first user, a multinational oil and gas corporation. The Mobile Builder allows customers and partners to build new fields, features, forms, enhanced configurations, and rules in the existing Enablon Go mobile app. This new configuration tool publishes updates to the Enablon Go App instantly in the native iOS and Android OSes.

Enablon Sense: Enablon announced its first video analytics AI solution that interprets video feeds from IP Cameras to automatically log Health, Safety and Compliance events and observations. Benefits include:

  • Transform any IP Camera at a facility into an inspector or auditor;
  • Monitor safety practices and risk control effectiveness 24/7;
  • Alert management to out-of-compliance events in real-time, as they happen;
  • Leverage IP camera drones and robotics for dangerous inspections; and
  • New Juno Privacy features to ensure data security, confidentiality and personnel privacy.

Enablon Pulse: Enablon Pulse leverages platform data and new AI methods to predict and prevent accidents before they happen. Enablon demoed its first live-production customer on the new predictive solution, a multinational construction and infrastructure company. Features include:

  • Geo-localized, real-time predictive alerts sent to managers and workers;
  • Helps predict incidents likely to happen and indicates areas at risk for severe incidents; and
  • Identifies events and causes leading to increased risk prediction.

Enablon Juno Updates: Juno is the industry’s first embedded intelligence AI assistant that saves users’ time and reduces human error when managing safety and risk programs. New updates include:

  • Juno Chat: A multi-channel bot that allows users to interface with the Enablon system through Voice (phone calls and voice assistants), SMS Text, and social media messaging services.
  • Juno Privacy: An automated ability to anonymize personal identifiable information (PII) in Enablon for data privacy and GDPR compliance programs.

Enablon Hub: The Enablon Hub streamlines integrations between Enablon and 3rd-party data from IoT, AI, Regulatory Content and other software systems. The Hub enables a marketplace of data connections that will enable the automation of risk, safety and sustainability solutions. Enablon demoed the Hub with its OSIsoft PI System IoT integration. Hub features include:

  • Industry 4.0 API gateway with a single-entry point for all Enablon and third-party applications;
  • The ability to map data from other systems to the Enablon platform for more accurate and efficient data integrations; and
  • New integration monitoring, troubleshooting & analytics capabilities.

Enablon announced the launch of customer Beta programs for the new innovations, as well as the availability of many product updates in the September 2019 platform release.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2018 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 18,600 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the world’s leading provider of EHS, Operational Risk Management and Sustainability Software. Hundreds of global companies and millions of users rely on Enablon software solutions to manage their environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability. Enablon offers the most comprehensive platform in the industry and is consistently recognized as a global leader and visionary. For more information about Enablon: www.enablon.com.

Media Contact:

Elke Colpaert
Elke.Colpaert@wolterskluwer.com

Kim Crawford Introduces New “Make It Amazing” Marketing Campaign

Most Advertised Wine Brand Celebrates Consumer Loyalty and Self-Confidence

MARLBOROUGH, New Zealand, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kim Crawford, the number-one Sauvignon Blanci and leading New Zealand wine brandii in the U.S., announces the launch of its new national marketing campaign. “Make It Amazing” celebrates the confidence Kim Crawford gives consumers by overdelivering on quality, taste and value; and brings consumers’ strong brand loyalty to life. This is Kim Crawford’s first marketing campaign since becoming the most advertised wine brand in 2018iii and is supported by a 360-degree integrated marketing plan including TV and digital advertising, social media content, dynamic displays at retail, strategic partnerships, consumer sampling, and experiential programming.

Kim Crawford’s new “Make It Amazing” campaign brings the brand’s confident and contemporary voice to life, showcasing a diverse cast of women who embody Kim Crawford’s positive, inclusive, and effortlessly dynamic personality. The TV commercials portray real-life moments shared among friends where choosing Kim Crawford makes an impression and gives them confidence in their wine choice to take on any occasion. The wine’s consistent quality, distinct crisp flavor, and understated elegance exceed expectations and empower consumers with an effortless choice.

Extensive research into the Kim Crawford consumer’s values led to the development of the “Make It Amazing” campaign, with findings confirming the deep emotional connection and loyalty fans share with the brand. Kim Crawford lovers lean on their friendships to gain self-confidence and similarly, they rely on Kim Crawford Wines as an easy choice that is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. “Make It Amazing” invites consumers to be their unapologetic, true selves to make any moment amazing.

To capture the genuine affinity consumers have for Kim Crawford Wines, the brand partnered with visionary director Malik Sayeed, who has an impressive body of work celebrating women through past work on Beyoncé’s Lemonade visual album and Bumble’s 2019 Super Bowl advertisement featuring Serena Williams.

“Kim Crawford has gained a cult following over its twenty-year history for its distinct taste, unwavering quality, and inclusive spirit,” said Julie Rossman, Vice President of Marketing for Kim Crawford Wines. “The “Make It Amazing” campaign does an excellent job of capturing the unique bond Kim Crawford shares with our devoted fans and validating to new consumers why it is a choice to be confident in. We want consumers to feel energized and excited about our versatile wines and hope that they serve as a catalyst for shared moments amongst friends.”

TV commercials commenced on June 17, 2019 on cable networks including; Bravo, E!, Food Network, FX, HGTV, TBS, Travel Channel, AMC, among others. Following broadcast, digital marketing and social media ads began rolling out across Facebook and Instagram on June 24, 2019 through February 2020.

“Make It Amazing” was created by Kim Crawford’s creative agency of record, Chicago-based Cavalry:

VP, Director of Integrated Production: Kelly Durham
Chief Creative Officer: Leyla Dailey
Group Creative Director: Bill Matznick
Chief Executive Officer: Marty Stock
Chief Strategy Officer: Karl Turnbull
VP, Group Account Director: Jennifer Gerwen
Account Director: Amber Allen
Planner: Madison Giller
Social Media Manager: Caroline Conklin

Kim Crawford “Make It Amazing” TV Commercials:
Birthday: https://youtu.be/hBnoFN_EgGo
Restaurant: https://youtu.be/keZjocCURCo
Market: https://youtu.be/Ew1akpuFOus
30: https://youtu.be/ien8748Xk5k

Contact:
Amy Mironov, Ten27 Communications, 646-469-4450, amy@ten27inc.com
Kara Larmie, Kim Crawford Wines, kara.larmie@cbrands.com

About Kim Crawford Wines
Kim Crawford is the number-one Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand Wine brand in the United States (IRI, 2019). Kim Crawford has garnered numerous industry accolades, including being named New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast in 2016, earning a spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List on four separate occasions, and being recognized as an Impact “Hot Brand” for the past twelve years. Kim Crawford’s distinctive portfolio includes Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford New Zealand Rosé, Kim Crawford New Zealand Chardonnay, Kim Crawford New Zealand Pinot Gris, and Kim Crawford New Zealand Pinot Noir. For further information, please visit www.kimcrawfordwines.com, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Please Enjoy our Wines Responsibly. © 2019 Kim Crawford Wines

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i IRI Total US Multi Outlet-Convenience L52 weeks ending 2/24/2019
ii Nielsen CGA, L52 weeks ending 10/7/2018
iii Nielsen Ad Intel, Total Media SOV Q1-Q4 2017 / Q1-Q4 2018

Philips completes cancellation of 30.0 million shares

June 26, 2019

Amsterdam, The NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has completed the cancellation of 30,000,000 of its shares. The cancelled shares were acquired as part of Philips’ recently completed EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program that started in the third quarter of 2017, and of Philips’ ongoing EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program that started in the first quarter of 2019. Further details on the repurchase program can be found here.

Philips’ current issued share capital amounts to EUR 181,055,015.40, representing 905,275,077 common shares.

For further information, please contact:

Ben Zwirs
Philips Group Press Office
Tel.: +31 6 1521 3446
E-mail: ben.zwirs@philips.com

Ksenija Gonciarenko
Philips Investor Relations
Tel.: +31 20 5977055
E-mail: ksenija.gonciarenko@philips.com

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at http://www.philips.com/newscenter.

Chartered Accountants Receive Fellowships On CA ANZ President’s Visit To Malaysia

SYDNEY Two Chartered Accountants in Malaysia have received Fellowships, the highest recognition in the accounting profession, from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand President Stephen Walker.

Mr Walker presented the awards at the annual President’s Dinner, held in Kuala Lumpur last night, where fifteen Chartered Accountants were recognised for their achievements.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Former Malaysian DPM claims trial to seven bribery charges

KUALA LUMPUR� Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to seven charges of accepting bribe totalling SGD4.24 million from a company over the overseas visa (VLN) system.

Ahmad Zahid, 66, made the plea after all the charges were read to him before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi.

He was accused of accepting the bribe from Syarikat Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd as an inducement for him as a public officer, that is as the Home Minister, to extend the company’s contract as the operator of the One Stop Centre (OSC) in China and the VLN system.

He is alleged to have committed the offence at Seri Satria, Precinct 16, Putrajaya, between March 28, 2017, and March 2, 2018.

The charge, under Section 16 (a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24 (1) of the same Act, carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and fine of RM10,000 or five times the amount of the bribe, whichever is higher, if convicted.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Mukhzany Fariz Mohd Mokhtar offered bail of RM200,000 with one surety for all charges.

Since the accused has been charged for other offences, his passport has already been surrendered to the court, he said.

Lawyer Kitson Foong representing Ahmad Zahid had no objection and agreed to the bail offered by the prosecution.

The court allowed the accused bail of RM200,000 with one surety and set July 31 for remention of the case.

On Oct 19 and Dec 14, 2018, as well as Feb 20 this year, Ahmad Zahid had pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to a total of 47 charges, 12 of which were for criminal breach of trust, eight for bribery and 27 for money laundering involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi.

The cases were then transferred to the High Court and set for trial from Nov 18 to 22, Dec 2 to 6 and Dec 9 to 13.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Former Malaysian DPM claims trial to seven bribery charges

KUALA LUMPUR� Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to seven charges of accepting bribe totalling SGD4.24 million from a company over the overseas visa (VLN) system.

Ahmad Zahid, 66, made the plea after all the charges were read to him before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi.

He was accused of accepting the bribe from Syarikat Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd as an inducement for him as a public officer, that is as the Home Minister, to extend the company’s contract as the operator of the One Stop Centre (OSC) in China and the VLN system.

He is alleged to have committed the offence at Seri Satria, Precinct 16, Putrajaya, between March 28, 2017, and March 2, 2018.

The charge, under Section 16 (a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and punishable under Section 24 (1) of the same Act, carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and fine of RM10,000 or five times the amount of the bribe, whichever is higher, if convicted.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Mukhzany Fariz Mohd Mokhtar offered bail of RM200,000 with one surety for all charges.

Since the accused has been charged for other offences, his passport has already been surrendered to the court, he said.

Lawyer Kitson Foong representing Ahmad Zahid had no objection and agreed to the bail offered by the prosecution.

The court allowed the accused bail of RM200,000 with one surety and set July 31 for remention of the case.

On Oct 19 and Dec 14, 2018, as well as Feb 20 this year, Ahmad Zahid had pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to a total of 47 charges, 12 of which were for criminal breach of trust, eight for bribery and 27 for money laundering involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi.

The cases were then transferred to the High Court and set for trial from Nov 18 to 22, Dec 2 to 6 and Dec 9 to 13.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK