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For Silicon Valley, a Worker Pipeline Cut Off  

SAN FRANCISCO – Tech executives said Monday they were disappointed in the Trump administration’s decision to temporarily ban an array of work visas, including those used by the technology industry. Some vowed to open up or expand their operations overseas.

“Banning all H1B visas means CEOs like me have to open offices and hire more people in countries like Canada that allow immigration,” tweeted Anshu Sharma, chief executive of a data privacy firm in Silicon Valley.

“Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today,” Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, said on Twitter. “Disappointed by today’s proclamation.”

The executive order expanded on restrictions the White House rolled out in April. In its statement, the White House cited the current economic hardship in the U.S. where the unemployment rate is more than 13 percent.

“President Trump’s efforts will ensure businesses look to American workers first when hiring,” the White House said in a statement. “Many workers have been hurt through no fault of their own due to coronavirus and they should not remain on the sidelines while being replaced by new foreign labor.”

Reliance on foreign workers  

During periods of high growth, the technology industry has relied on the H-1B, a temporary work visa that brings as many as 85,000 skilled workers to the U.S. each year.  While tech companies have had layoffs during the pandemic, the labor market is still tight, said Russell Hancock, the chief executive and president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization that studies the region.

“Tech is pretty much working at full employment,” he said. “The pandemic hasn’t hurt tech as it has hurt other sectors.”

Silicon Valley’s foreign-born workers mostly hail from India and China. More than 60 percent of those working in computer, mathematics and engineering fields in Silicon Valley are foreign born, according to the 2020 Silicon Valley Index, produced by Joint Venture.

Tech companies have argued that they need foreign-born workers – and an expansion of the temporary work visa program — because there are not enough U.S.-born workers with the skills for key roles. Opponents of the temporary visa say that the industry and large tech consultants turn to foreign workers to keep wages down.

Cutting off the ability of skilled workers to come to the U.S. will hurt the industry’s ability to stay competitive, Hancock said.

“If you talk to anyone, they will tell you we need talent and it’s not coming through our own pipelines,” he said.

It’s a point echoed by tech leaders.

“In the digital economy, you hire where the talent is,” tweeted Aaron Levie, the chief executive at Box, a tech firm. “When you restrict immigration, the jobs still get created, just somewhere else. And later down the road, when those individuals create the next Google, it won’t be here.”


Source: Voice of America


UN Warns of Risk of Low Distribution of AIDS Drug Amid COVID Lockdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic could affect availability and distribution of antiretroviral medicine used to treat HIV, UNAIDS said Monday.

A recent survey conducted by UNAIDS showed the impacts that lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus will impede supplying prescriptions, particularly to low- and middle-income countries.

But the survey said that measures can still be taken to mitigate the risks.

“It is vital that countries urgently make plans now to mitigate the possibility and impacts of higher costs and reduced availability of antiretroviral medicines,” Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said in Monday’s press release.

“I call on countries and buyers of HIV medicines to act swiftly in order to ensure that everyone who is currently on treatment continues to be on it, saving lives and stopping new HIV infections,” she said.

UNAIDS said it is working with global partners to fundraise to try to offset the costs of sourcing material for these drugs and transporting them, but that partnership with governments in question will be necessary.

Roughly 24.5 million people were dependent on antiretroviral drugs in 2019, according to UNAIDS, which also estimates that a six-month disruption of availability of these drugs could lead to 500,000 additional AIDS-related death in sub-Saharan Africa alone.


Source: Voice of America


US Honeybees Making Comeback, Survey Shows

Honeybees are coming back after record losses in 2019, a survey of U.S. beekeepers says.

The Bee Informed Partnership says this past winter was one of the smallest loss of colonies in 14 years. Researchers credit better management by beekeepers for the resurgence in colonies.

“The reason why colonies can die are very multiple and that’s unfortunately, the complex reality of honeybee health is that there are multiple drivers that are affecting honeybee health. We usually categorize them in categories of what we call the four Ps, which is pests, pathogens, poor nutrition and pesticides.” Dr. Nathalie Steinhauer of the University of Maryland says.

According to the partnership survey, beekeepers lost a little more than 22% of their colonies over the past winter compared to the average wintertime loss of 28%.

According to the Bee Informed Partnership, which includes the University of Maryland, more than 3,377 beekeepers managing 276,832 colonies across the United States responded to the survey.

The university says this represents more than 10% of the nation’s estimated 2.67 million managed colonies.

The researchers say beekeepers only lost about 22.2% of their colonies this past winter, from October 1 last year to March 31 this year.

That is lower than the average of 28% — but the winter of 2018-2019 was a devastating 37.7% — a record.

Pollinating honeybees are crucial to the global food supply and scientists have been worried about the effects global warming and pesticides on their dwindling population.


Source: Voice of America


Expereo acquires Comsave, the network connectivity intelligence and sourcing platform

AMSTERDAM, June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Expereo, the global provider of managed Internet, Cloud access, and SD-WAN solutions, announces the acquisition of connectivity intelligence platform Comsave, accelerating the automation of sourcing and provisioning of its suite of global Internet access services.

Comsave pioneers an industry-disruptive e-commerce platform, automating the sourcing and provisioning of Internet and last-mile access services across multiple service providers.

The acquisition reflects Expereo’s commitment to simplify global networking for multinational enterprises and service providers. It also accelerates the establishment of Expereo’s digital platform expereo.one as the platform of choice for sourcing and managing global Internet, Cloud access, and SD-WAN solutions, putting control in customers’ and partners’ hands with full insights in connectivity and application performance.

“Comsave pioneered the automation in sourcing and provisioning of Internet access services, having built an industry-leading platform and API eco-system across a multitude of service providers,” says Matthijs van Seventer, CEO of Comsave. “To scale this globally with Expereo, building on the synergies of our technology platforms and common vision is an amazing next step for Comsave and its partners,” he adds.

Expereo’s investment is driven by a shared vision between both companies towards digitally transforming the fragmented “last mile” supplier landscape, giving customers and partners control over this last piece in the global connectivity puzzle.

“Our combined capabilities are simplifying the complex and costly access component in architecting and sourcing global connectivity solutions for our partners and customers. With Comsave’s people, technology, and know-how, we can radically simplify and reduce the cost of managing a multitude of access suppliers, therefore accelerating our partners’ and customers’ digital transformation”, explains Expereo CEO, Irwin Fouwels.

“We are delighted to have Matthijs and his team joining us on this journey. We are particularly proud to complete this acquisition during these challenging times for many, evidencing the robustness of both our businesses as well as Apax Partners’ commitment and ability to execute on our growth strategy,” Fouwels concludes.

About Comsave

Comsave is Europe’s fastest-growing independent network intelligence and connectivity platform, trusted as an integrated solution partner for carriers, wholesalers, and service providers to help them efficiently source and connect.

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About Expereo

Expereo is the leading provider of managed network solutions, including global internet connectivity, SD-WAN, and cloud acceleration services. Expereo is the trusted partner of 30% of Fortune 500 companies and powers enterprise and government sites worldwide, helping to enhance every business’ productivity with flexible and optimal Internet performance.

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About Apax Partners

Expereo was acquired by Apax Partners in 2018.

Apax Partners is a leading European private equity firm. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity funding to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €4 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialization: Tech & Telecom, Consumer, Healthcare, and Services.



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Anomali partners with OneWorld InfoTech to Bring Optimized Cyber Threat Intelligence to Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anomali, a provider of intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, and OneWorld InfoTech, the leading technology provider and IT security solutions distributor in Bangladesh, today announced that the companies have entered into a partnership, giving OneWorld InfoTech the ability to deploy and support Anomali threat intelligence management solutions across the country.

“Organizations recognize that without a high level of visibility over cyberthreats, there is no way to detect and respond to the constant attacks hitting their organizations,” said Geoff Noble, VP, Asia Pacific, Anomali. “We are excited to partner with the top cybersecurity provider in Bangladesh, OneWorld InfoTech, to help customers there gain access to integrated cyber threat intelligence (CTI) solutions that will help them to improve security and reduce risk.”

“Anomali brings a unique approach to connect external data with internal knowledge to operationalize a unified intelligence picture for organizations to reduce risk across their environments. By expanding our IT security portfolio offering with Anomali, we expect to assist organizations in Bangladesh private and public sectors in building effective cyber threat intelligence program and threat sharing communities to bolster defenses exponentially,” said Maruf Ahmed, Global Director of Technology and Services, OneWorld InfoTech.

Anomali and OneWorld InfoTech joint customers receive the most advanced, comprehensive, and easy-to-use CTI solutions available in the market today. The Anomali delivers:

Anomali Lens – This first-of-its-kind technology allows anyone to automatically and immediately know if their organizations are being attacked, who adversaries are, and if the attacks have been successful. With one click, Anomali Lens scans web-based content, detects and highlights all threats identified within, provides easy-to-understand details about the threats and tells users if any threats are already present in their networks. Structured and unstructured web content Anomali Lens scans include news, blogs, research, bulletins, SIEM logs, other security logs, IR reports, Twitter and other social networks.

Anomali Match – Anomali Match integrates CTI, MISP data, OSINT, SIEM logs, vulnerability assessment tools, and other big data sources to match billions of indicators of compromise (IOCs) and threats against any that are present in customers’ networks. By providing automated, retrospective analysis for extended periods, users detect threats and compromises that have been present for short and long durations.

Anomali ThreatStream – This leading threat intelligence platform (TIP) integrates data from the widest range of feeds to create actionable threat intelligence. The integrated Anomali APP Store provides users with one-click integration of the widest and most varied range of proprietary and open source threat feeds available. The same platform powers the trusted collaboration on secure threat sharing for Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) and Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs).

About OneWorld InfoTech
OneWorld InfoTech is the leading IT solutions and services provider with a special focus delivering end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. OneWorld strives to be the “one-stop” trusted partner to enable clients to utilize innovative technologies to accelerate organizational growth thru automation, integrate infrastructure to maximize value, and modernizing cybersecurity to enable business success. For more information, visit at www.oneworldinfotech.net

About Anomali
Anomali® delivers intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, these include Anomali ThreatStream®, Anomali Match™, and Anomali Lens™. Private enterprises and public organizations use Anomali to gain unlimited visibility over threats, speed time to detection, and constantly improve security operations. Anomali customers include more than 1,500 global organizations, many of the Global 2000 and Fortune 500, and large government and defense organizations around the world. Founded in 2013, it is backed by leading venture firms including GV, Paladin Capital Group, Institutional Venture Partners, and General Catalyst. Learn more at: www.anomali.com

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Anomali ร่วมมือกับ OneWorld InfoTech เพื่อนำเสนอข้อมูลภัยคุกคามทางไซเบอร์อัจฉริยะประสิทธิภาพสูงสุดไปยังบังคลาเทศ

ธากา, บังคลาเทศ, June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anomali ผู้ให้บริการด้านโซลูชันความปลอดภัยทางไซเบอร์ที่ขับเคลื่อนด้วยความอัจฉริยะ และ OneWorld InfoTech ผู้ให้บริการเทคโนโลยีชั้นนำและผู้จัดจำหน่ายโซลูชันรักษาความปลอดภัยด้านไอทีในบังคลาเทศ ได้ประกาศในวันนี้ว่าบริษัทได้เข้าร่วมเป็นหุ้นส่วน ทำให้ OneWorld InfoTech มีความสามารถในการปรับใช้และสนับสนุนโซลูชันการจัดการข้อมูลภัยคุกคามอัจฉริยะ Anomali ทั่วประเทศ

“องค์กรตระหนักว่าหากไม่มีทัศนวิสัยภาพรวมของภัยคุกคามทางไซเบอร์ในระดับสูงก็จะไม่มีทางตรวจจับและโต้ตอบการโจมตีอย่างต่อเนื่องที่ถาโถมมายังองค์กรของตนได้” Geoff Noble รองประธานภูมิภาคเอเชียแปซิฟิกของ Anomali กล่าว “เรารู้สึกตื่นเต้นที่ได้ร่วมมือกับผู้ให้บริการด้านการรักษาความปลอดภัยทางไซเบอร์ชั้นนำในบังคลาเทศอย่าง OneWorld InfoTech เพื่อช่วยให้ลูกค้าสามารถเข้าถึงโซลูชันการป้องกันภัยคุกคามทางไซเบอร์อัจฉริยะแบบบูรณาการ (CTI) ซึ่งจะช่วยให้พวกเขาปรับปรุงการรักษาความปลอดภัยและลดความเสี่ยง”

“Anomali นำวิธีการที่เป็นเอกลักษณ์ในการเชื่อมต่อข้อมูลภายนอกกับความรู้ภายในเพื่อใช้งานรูปภาพอัจฉริยะแบบครบวงจรสำหรับองค์กรเพื่อลดความเสี่ยงทั่วสภาพแวดล้อมของพวกเขา โดยการขยายการนำเสนอกลุ่มผลิตภัณฑ์การรักษาความปลอดภัยด้านไอทีของเรากับ Anomali เราคาดหวังว่าจะช่วยเหลือองค์กรในภาคเอกชนและภาครัฐของบังคลาเทศในการสร้างโปรแกรมข้อมูลภัยคุกคามไซเบอร์อัจฉริยะและชุมชนแบ่งปันด้านภัยคุกคามเพื่อเพิ่มการป้องกันเป็นเท่าทวีคูณ” Maruf Ahmed ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายเทคโนโลยีและบริการระดับโลกของ OneWorld InfoTech กล่าว

ลูกค้าร่วมกันของ Anomali และ OneWorld InfoTech จะได้รับโซลูชัน CTI ที่ทันสมัย ครอบคลุม และใช้งานง่ายที่สุดที่มีอยู่ในตลาดปัจจุบัน Anomali นำเสนอ:

Anomali Lens – เทคโนโลยีแรกของรุ่นที่ให้ทุกคนสามารถรับรู้ได้โดยอัตโนมัติและทันทีเมื่อองค์กรของตนกำลังถูกโจมตี ใครคือผู้โจมตี และการโจมตีประสบความสำเร็จหรือไม่ ด้วยเพียงแค่คลิกเดียว Anomali Lens จะสแกนเนื้อหาบนเว็บ ตรวจจับ และไฮไลต์ภัยคุกคามทั้งหมดที่ระบุไว้ภายในเว็บ ให้รายละเอียดที่เข้าใจได้ง่ายเกี่ยวกับภัยคุกคามและแจ้งให้ผู้ใช้ได้ทราบหากพบภัยคุกคามใดๆ ในเครือข่ายแล้ว เนื้อหาเว็บที่มีโครงสร้างและไม่มีโครงสร้าง Anomali Lens จะสแกนรวมถึงข่าว, บล็อก, การวิจัย, แถลงการณ์, บันทึก SIEM, บันทึกความปลอดภัยอื่นๆ, รายงาน IR, Twitter และเครือข่ายสังคมอื่นๆ

Anomali Match – Anomali Match จะผสานรวม CTI, ข้อมูล MISP, OSINT, บันทึก SIEM, เครื่องมือประเมินความเสี่ยง และแหล่งข้อมูลขนาดใหญ่อื่นๆ เพื่อจับคู่ค่าดัชนีชี้วัดความเสี่ยง (IOC) นับพันล้านค่าและภัยคุกคามต่อเครือข่ายของลูกค้า ด้วยการให้การวิเคราะห์ย้อนหลังแบบอัตโนมัติเป็นระยะเวลานาน ทำให้ผู้ใช้สามารถตรวจจับภัยคุกคามและความเสี่ยงที่ปรากฏขึ้นในระยะเวลาสั้นและระยะยาว

Anomali ThreatStream – แพลตฟอร์มข้อมูลภัยคุกคามอัจฉริยะชั้นนำ (TIP) นี้รวมข้อมูลจากช่วงฟีดที่กว้างที่สุดเพื่อสร้างข้อมูลด้านภัยคุกคามที่สามารถดำเนินการได้ Anomali APP Store ในตัวช่วยให้ผู้ใช้สามารถทำการรวมฟีดภัยคุกคามที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์และโอเพนซอร์สที่กว้างที่สุดและหลากหลายที่สุดที่มีอยู่ได้เพียงคลิกเดียว แพลตฟอร์มเดียวกันนี้ช่วยเสริมสร้างความร่วมมือที่เชื่อถือได้ในการแบ่งปันภัยคุกคามที่ปลอดภัยสำหรับ Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC) และ Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO)

เกี่ยวกับ OneWorld InfoTech
OneWorld InfoTech เป็นผู้ให้บริการโซลูชันและบริการด้านไอทีชั้นนำโดยมุ่งเน้นในการนำเสนอโซลูชันความปลอดภัยทางไซเบอร์แบบครบวงจรเป็นพิเศษ OneWorld มุ่งมั่นที่จะเป็นพันธมิตรที่เชื่อถือได้แบบ “ครบวงจร” เพื่อให้ลูกค้าใช้ประโยชน์จากเทคโนโลยีอันล้ำสมัยเพื่อเร่งการเติบโตขององค์กรผ่านระบบอัตโนมัติ ผสานรวมโครงสร้างพื้นฐานเพื่อเพิ่มคุณค่าและความทันสมัยของโลกไซเบอร์เพื่อความสำเร็จทางธุรกิจ สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปที่ www.oneworldinfotech.net

เกี่ยวกับ Anomali
Anomali® นำเสนอโซลูชันความปลอดภัยทางไซเบอร์ที่ขับเคลื่อนด้วยความอัจฉริยะ ซึ่งรวมถึง Anomali ThreatStream®, Anomali Match™ และ Anomali Lens™ องค์กรเอกชนและองค์กรสาธารณะใช้ Anomali เพื่อให้สามารถมองเห็นภัยคุกคามได้อย่างไม่จำกัด เพิ่มความเร็วในการตรวจจับ และปรับปรุงการดำเนินงานด้านความปลอดภัยอย่างต่อเนื่อง ลูกค้า Anomali รวมถึงองค์กรระดับโลกมากกว่า 1,500 องค์กร ซึ่งมีองค์กรที่ติดอันดับใน Global 2000 และ Fortune 500 และรัฐบาลขนาดใหญ่และองค์กรด้านการป้องกันทั่วโลก บริษัทก่อตั้งขึ้นในปี 2013 โดยได้รับการสนับสนุนจากบริษัท ร่วมทุนชั้นนำ ได้แก่ GV, Paladin Capital Group, Institutional Venture Partners และ General Catalyst เรียนรู้เพิ่มเติมที่: www.anomali.com

Geoff Noble

Fortem Technologies Announces Webinar on Countering Drone Threats

Speakers will discuss the best counter-drone solutions for covered assets, government and commercial infrastructure and events. Webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. SGT

Pleasant Grove, Utah, June 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortem Technologies, the technical leader for counter drone security and defense solutions, will be holding a free webinar on the topic of countering drone threats on a global scale. In this webinar, Fortem’s leaders will discuss the security issues caused by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and provide a rundown of the most effective solutions that exist in the market today.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. SGT.

“The UAV manufacturing industry has skyrocketed to $4.2 billion in 2020,” said Gary Watson, VP of Solutions at Fortem. “Providing adequate security to safely remove unwanted drones from a given airspace is more critical in light of this growing market. Ensuring those drones are removed without any collateral damage caused is even more key. We’ll be providing more details around all that Fortem’s solution is capable of from a global standpoint in this webinar.”

Scott Smith, Fortem’s Director of Marketing, and Gary Watson, Fortem’s VP of Solutions, will discuss how the Fortem SkyDome System can elevate existing security to provide complete end-to-end airspace awareness and protection against rogue drones.

Key points they will cover include:

  • Managing and understanding regulatory  issues across Asia
  • The importance of vertical integration of Fortem’s solutions – easy integration
  • Detect and Avoid as well as Urban Air Mobility Facilitation
  • The power of advanced radar for detection and classification
  • Counter UAS technology that offers low to no collateral damage and ability to evaluate captured drones

The webinar will be held in English and a slide presentation that can be translated will be available for attendees to download.

Please visit this link to register: https://bit.ly/37mz85J.

About the Fortem SkyDome System and Fortem DroneHunter

The Fortem SkyDome® System consists of distributed TrueView™ radar to detect and identify uncooperative drones, and the Fortem DroneHunter®, which is autonomously cued by SkyDome to further evaluate the threatening drone and remove or disable it from a safe location with no collateral damage. The SkyDome System and DroneHunter are the category leader for kinetic, non-lethal C in defending against low flying drones and in protecting critical infrastructure, military bases, borders, and coastal areas from drones that attempt to pass undetected by traditional ground-to-air defenses.

Fortem’s SkyDome System digitizes, maps, and monitors the airspace so that all objects on the ground and air are accounted for. This makes it possible to identify and mitigate UAS that are not approved for flight and that might interfere with critical communication systems, or that might have nefarious intent. Fortem’s SkyDome System components make ground and airborne radar and optics seamlessly networkable and the only system that achieves total airspace awareness, security, and defense.

Fortem Technologies landed a multi-million dollar deal with the Pentagon’s Defence Innovation Unit (DIU), has been tested by NATO for its Defense Against Terrorism Programme of Work, and continues its work with hospitals, airports, and stadiums to provide an end-to-end security solution.

About Fortem Technologies, Inc.

Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, safety, and security. Through an advanced ecosystem of distributed radar, AI at-the-edge, deep sensor integration and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors, protects and defends the world’s corridors, venues, infrastructures, borders, and regions from dangerous or malicious drone threats. The same ecosystem is accelerating the safety of the world’s airspace for urban air mobility. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, Signia Venture Partners, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company and others. For more information, please visit www.fortemtech.com.

Natalie Schoen
Fortem Technologies