Brazilian Institutions and Teams Fight Cyberattacks

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto / Diálogo February 26, 2020 In 2019, federal, municipal, and state agencies all over Brazil recorded 23,717 notifications and 12,365 incidents in their networks and systems.The threats included website invasion, fraud, and interference in network and system availability. The Brazilian Government Response Team for Computer Security Incidents, a governmental organization tasked to gather, analyze, and respond to notifications and activities related to computer security breaches, collected the data.Faced with these numbers, military and civilian organizations seek to promote solutions to counter cyberattacks. The Ministry of Defense organizes yearly Cyber Guardian exercises. The objective of the 2020 event, scheduled for June 30-July 2, is to increase cyberspace protection in infrastructures of different sectors, including energy, finance, transportation, and nuclear.The Brazilian team selected for the Cybersecurity Challenge is a group of friends who work in different areas, but have common interests and experiences in information security and technology. (Photo: Tássya Queiroz/Personal Archive)U.N. approvalThe Brazilian initiative aligns with international concerns such as those of the United Nations (U.N.). For instance, the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Centre organizes an event that seeks to enhance countries’ capabilities to prevent cyberattacks from terrorist groups.What would happen if hackers infiltrated the control system of a power plant boiler and interfered with the temperature to cause an explosion? The question inspired a Brazilian team whose cybersecurity project was selected by the U.N. to be presented at the 2019 Cybersecurity Challenge: Countering Digital Terrorism, in Vienna, Austria.“Strategic structures such as a nuclear power plants are very focused on physical space security, but there is room for improvement in digital security solutions,” said Tássya Macedo Queiroz, a chemical engineer and member of the team of four Brazilians who participated in the U.N. challenge.Countering cyberattacks against critical infrastructures is one of the four main areas of the U.N. event. The organization seeks to incentivize the creation of solutions to counter the online promotion of terrorist content, online terrorist communications, and digital terrorist funding. People who submit proposals to the Cybersecurity Challenge must be between 18 and 38 years old, as proposals must promote youth engagement. According to the U.N., terrorist use of new technologies is more focused on younger individuals than any other demographic group.ImprovementThe idea that the Brazilians presented in Vienna consisted of a program to train and update members of nuclear research centers on cybersecurity. “Our goal is to bring awareness about its relevance, showing, for instance, how to react to a system invasion, who to report it to, how to protect the digital structures, etc.,” said Queiroz.Carlos Marcos Torres, another member of the Brazilian team, said that the group returned from Austria determined to propose the U.N. approved program to institutions of the Angra I and Angra II nuclear plant complex, in Rio de Janeiro, which produce about 3 percent of the energy that the country consumes.last_img read more

OnePlus 5, 5T Get Oxygen OS 10.0.1 Update With Camera Improvements and September 2020 Android Security Patch

first_imgFor the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Veer Arjun Singh Veer Arjun Singh is Deputy Editor, News at Gadgets 360. He has written many in-depth features on technology, healthcare, hospitality, and education in the last seven years, besides reviewing latest gadgets across categories. He has also profiled CXOs, entrepreneurs, social workers, lawyers, chefs, and musicians. You can find him as @arjunwadia on Twitter or email him at [email protected] with tips, suggestions, and general observations.More The changelog detailed along with the post mentions many system fixes — including the ones reportedly introduced by the last update — with the major ones being an abnormal call recording issue and a problem with alarms getting deactivated when the phone was powered off. As mentioned, the update brings the September 2020 Android security patch to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, but updates the GMS package to August 2020.Among the major improvements that the Oxygen OS 10.0.1 brings to the aeging OnePlus 5 and 5T is electronic image stabilisation that is known to improve camera capabilities by reducing the chances of blurred pictures. The OnePlus 5T will also get the option to enable the Android 10 back gesture that works by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – OnePlus 5 and 5T will be getting a new Oxygen OS 10.0.1 update that brings several bug fixes to the Android 10-based Oxygen OS 10 rolled out for the devices earlier. OnePlus had acknowledged problems with the build of the Oxygen OS 10 after users reported several issues. The company had assured that the product teams were working on a fix “at the highest priority”. The Android 10 update had come to the OnePlus 5 and 5T — launched in 2017 — in May this year, which was much later than expected. The new update claims to fix many system bugs and bring camera improvements along with the September 2020 Android Security Patch.The news of the new update was shared via a post on the OnePlus community page created for the OnePlus 5 series. The post says that the update is being rolled out in a staged manner to make sure it does not have any critical bugs. It says that only a select few users will receive the update today with the rest of them getting it after a few days. It also clarified that using a VPN won’t help in getting it sooner as the update is not region-specific.OnePlus 5, 5T Oxygen OS 10.0.1 update changelog- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ronaldo asked me to join Juventus after Nations League final – Man Utd target de Ligt

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo (left) told Matthijs de Ligt (right) he should join Juventus this summer Plenty of clubs are interested in De Ligt and perhaps Juventus will throw their hat in the ring He helped his boyhood side to a domestic double and they came within seconds of reaching the Champions League final before Tottenham scored a last-gasp winner in the semi-finals.Manchester United and Barcelona have both been heavily linked with De Ligt and Liverpool are also understood to be interested.Whether or not Ronaldo’s comments were in jest remain to be seen but the Dutchman is to weigh up his options.‘Now I will go on vacation, I’ll think carefully about what is best for me and then I’ll decide. For a young player like me, it’s important to go to a club where I can play consistently. That’s the main issue,’ he concluded. ‘He asked me to come to Juventus,’ the 19-year-old told NOS. ‘I was a little shocked by that question, that’s why I laughed. I didn’t understand him at first.De Ligt and Virgil van Dijk formed a solid partnership at the back for Ronald Koeman’s side but Goncalo Guedes scored the decisive goal.The young central defender has a host of top European clubs chasing him this summer and it seems inevitable that he will leave Ajax.center_img Ronaldo was clearly impressed by the powerful young central defender in the Nations League Cristiano Ronaldo told Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt to join Juventus in the wake of Portugal’s UEFA Nations League win over Holland.De Ligt’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Estadio Dragao but he was seen laughing with Ronaldo after the final whistle.When asked what the conversation was about, he revealed that the legendary forward was trying to recruit him for the Italian champions.last_img read more

Highlights: Isaiah Thomas comes off the bench for the Lakers, hits a 3-pointer against Mavericks

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs In his first game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Isaiah Thomas comes off the bench and hits a shot from beyond the arch.last_img read more

Disaster proclamations issued for Fayette and Van Buren counties

first_imgThe governor has issued a disaster proclamation for two counties.The state disaster proclamations for Fayette and Van Buren counties come in response to a severe storm that went through on June 20th. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the storm damage and also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program. The program provides grants of up to five-thousand dollars for households that meet the income guidelines for things like home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website.last_img read more