Verndari, Inc. Announces a Federal Government Award to Support Development of Verndari’s VaxiPatch™ Alternative Vaccine Technology

Verndari, Inc. | August 27, 2020

Verndari, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company transforming vaccines with next generation science and delivery technology, announced today a federal government award to support development of Verndari’s VaxiPatch™ alternative vaccine technology. The award is funded through DRIVe the (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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NAVER CLOVA to Present AI Strategy for Business Leaders at NVIDIA GTC 2022

NAVER CLOVA | March 21, 2022

NAVER CLOVA, NAVER's artificial intelligence (AI) division, announced that it is presenting at NVIDIA GTC, which runs from March 21-24, 2022. Hosted by NVIDIA, this annual global AI developer conference will include more than 900 sessions delivered by 1,400 presenters, including industry leaders in AI, high-performance computing and computer graphics. Under the theme 'AI Strategy for Business Leaders,' Chung Suk-geun, head of NAVER CLOVA, will talk about enabling AI transformation with hyperscale AI, and Park Woo-myoung, Conversational AI team leader of NAVER CLOVA, will share insights and cases from experts who performed successful AI applications through world-class infrastructure. In May 2021, NAVER CLOVA introduced HyperCLOVA, the first hyperscale AI language model in Korea. Based on its leading research and development (R&D) capabilities and global network of AI experts, as well as robust data from NAVER services, NAVER began operating an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD supercomputer with a capacity of 700 petaflops (PF) in October 2020 to accelerate development of its hyperscale AI. NAVER is the first among private companies in the country to implement such infrastructure. NAVER's implementation of AI applications to its real-world services and products globally is unmatched. Hyperscale AI is now being applied across NAVER services, including search and shopping, which are widely used by Koreans. NAVER CLOVA's AI technology is also used by many third parties that are incorporating AI capabilities in their products and services. National government agencies and local administrations are using NAVER's AI-powered conversation agent call services to help monitor COVID-19 patients throughout the prolonged pandemic and to communicate with senior citizens as part of social welfare services. Through constant R&D with the world's leading AI experts, NAVER CLOVA will continue advancing its AI technology to become an AI-transformation enabler for everyone from small businesses and creators to third-party developers, with the aim of providing easy-to-use 'AI to empower everyone.' At GTC, NAVER CLOVA will introduce various case studies of AI use which have shown promising results in solving problems as the technology advances. NAVER CLOVA will also introduce a new AI development methodology used in developing HyperCLOVA as a solution to replace existing AI models that tend to rely on the modeler's capabilities and lengthy development periods. NAVER CLOVA's sessions at GTC will include: Enabling AI Transformation with Hyperscale AI: Chung Suk-geun, head of NAVER CLOVA, will discuss cases of solving business problems across various industries, such as customer service, commerce and public service/healthcare, by building common intelligence based on hyperscale AI. The session also includes key factors for businesses to consider when adopting hyperscale AI. The 50-minute session will start at 10 a.m. KST (GMT +9) on March 24. Achieving AI success with world-class AI infrastructure:Insights from AI High performers: Park Woo-myoung, Conversational AI team leader at NAVER CLOVA, will be among a panel of AI implementers who've deployed AI at scale by using NVIDIA DGX systems, sharing what they are doing to achieve maximum bottom-line impact with AI. The implementers will share their learnings and best practices for businesses to uncover insights faster and ensure higher returns on investment in AI projects. The 50-minute session will start at 6 a.m. KST (GMT +9) on March 23. About NAVER Founded in 1999, NAVER is Korea's largest Internet company with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. As a global technology company, it operates the No.1 search engine in Korea, NAVER, as well as other online services, such as LINE mobile messenger, Webtoon and Webnovel publishing, SNOW video camera app and ZEPETO metaverse platform. NAVER recorded sales of KRW 6.8 trillion (USD 5.6 billion) in 2021 and is pursuing changes and innovations in technology platforms through continuous research and development of future technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and mobility.

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SecurID Receives FedRAMP Moderate Authorization

SecurID | May 05, 2022

SecurID, the trusted identity platform and an RSA business, announced that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) had approved the SecurID Federal cybersecurity solution for government use. A government-wide program, FedRAMP certifies that solutions have the core capabilities that government agencies need to secure and accelerate the adoption of cloud services. Offered via RSA Federal, SecurID’s cloud-based identity and access management solution has added 325 security and privacy controls based off the NIST 800-53 framework to support U.S. government agencies and Federal System Integrators’ journey to the cloud. Receiving approval following the FedRAMP certification process ensures that RSA Federal meets rigorous government security standards. The public sector trusts our multi-factor authentication (MFA) and identity management solutions to empower employees, partners and contractors to do more—without compromising security or convenience. As the trusted identity platform, we have the flexibility and focus to adapt to the needs of government agencies wherever they work—whether that’s on premises, in the cloud or both. The result of this certification has improved upon our cybersecurity software for not only government organizations, but our commercial products as well.” Jim Taylor, Chief Product Officer, SecurID The pandemic, geopolitical crises, an uptick in nation-state attacks and the adoption of new technologies like cloud and 5G have driven major shifts in the threat landscape and resulted in heightened risks. Mounting threats combined with government mandates and executive orders, including Shields Up, the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act, the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act and many others put more pressure on government agencies and businesses alike to improve their cybersecurity posture. With SecurID’s decades of history solving government security challenges, RSA Federal is uniquely positioned to support the needs of government organizations with a cybersecurity strategy that addresses emerging needs and defends against new threat vectors. “Given that over 300,000 contractors do business with the government, we’ve prioritized speed-to-market as we know it’s top-of-mind for our customers as they migrate to the cloud,” said Kevin Orr, President, RSA Federal. “We are certified to comply with FIPS 140-2, conform to VPAT accessibility requirements and other standards that are critical to public-sector technology selection. As mandates and requirements continue to evolve, we are committed to supporting federal agencies, public sector organizations and approved federal contractors as they move to the cloud.” Throughout the certification process, SecurID enhanced several core components in its solution that are essential for the federal government, including: Cloud Authentication Service (CAS)—A SaaS platform providing single sign-on (SSO) and MFA for SaaS, web and mobile applications. Authentication Manager (AM)—AM secures access to on-premises, cloud and web-based applications, verifies authentication requests, and centrally administers policies, users, agents and resources across physical sites. Authentication Methods—A broad set of authentication options including award-winning hardware tokens, push to approve, OTP, biometrics, FIDO, SMS and more. Supported by risk-based authentication, the solution uses machine-learning and behavioral analytics for best-in-class identity assurance. Agents and APIs—Connectors and standard agents for SAML and RADIUS-based applications, as well as for IIS/Apache, Windows, Unix/Linux and ADFS. In addition, a REST-based API is available to enable MFA for custom applications. SecurID’s legacy of trust in the federal government space positions RSA Federal as the organization to help public agencies develop best practices and meet requirements for security-sensitive information. SecurID currently secures the Department of Defense, civilian agencies, the intelligence community, state and local municipalities, and more than 90% of the Fortune 500. About SecurID SecurID, an RSA business, empowers organizations to thrive in a digital world, with complete capabilities for modern authentication, lifecycle management and identity governance. SecurID is the trusted identity platform for 13,000 organizations around the world, managing 50 million identities and providing secure, convenient access to 30 million users.

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Motorola Solutions Establishes the Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Analysis Organization for Public Safety, Recognized by the Cybersecurity

Motorola Solutions | April 23, 2022

Motorola Solutions announced the establishment of Motorola Solutions’ cyber threat information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) for public safety. The Public Safety Threat Alliance, a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)-recognized ISAO, highlights Motorola Solutions’ unwavering commitment to public safety organizations and the communities they serve. CISA, which falls under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, serves as the National Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, on this important initiative. In accordance with the 2015 Executive Order “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing”, ISAOs are groups focused on sharing information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents with membership drawing from the public and private sectors. With the establishment of the Public Safety Threat Alliance, members will be able to share and analyze information from multiple sources to proactively contribute to a stronger cybersecurity posture for the public safety community, their constituents, and other stakeholders, including government agencies and businesses. The establishment of the Public Safety Threat Alliance fills a critical void, creating a single entity entirely focused on the collection, analysis, production and sharing of actionable public safety-focused cyber threat information and intelligence. Now, the public safety community is better equipped to focus their cyber threat intelligence and defense efforts on specific adversaries and their malicious cyberattacks.” Billy Bob Brown, Jr., executive assistant director for Emergency Communications, CISA The Public Safety Threat Alliance will leverage information related to cybersecurity risks from across Motorola Solutions’ Cybersecurity Services, coupled with information from members and trusted partners including CISA, other ISAOs, and nonprofits dedicated to sharing cyber threat intelligence, to generate actionable intelligence which will improve members’ cybersecurity posture, defense and resilience against ever-evolving threats to their no-fail Public Safety missions. “For example, it’s been reported that there was a 1,885 percent increase in ransomware attacks against governments worldwide in 2021,” said Scott Kaine, corporate vice president of Cybersecurity, Motorola Solutions. “With cyber threats increasing in scope, scale and complexity, the Public Safety Threat Alliance can help to dramatically increase the efficacy with which intelligence is used to monitor, detect and respond to potential threats before they result in downtime of public safety services.” Membership in the Public Safety Threat Alliance is open to all public safety agencies. About Motorola Solutions Motorola Solutions is a global leader in public safety and enterprise security. Our solutions in land mobile radio communications, video security & access control and command center software, bolstered by managed & support services, create an integrated technology ecosystem to help make communities safer and businesses stay productive and secure. At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security.

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Edge AI and Vision Alliance Announces 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Award Winners

Edge AI and Vision Alliance | May 18, 2022

The Edge AI and Vision Alliance announced the 2022 winners of the Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards. The Awards celebrate the innovation and achievement of the industry's leading companies that are enabling and developing products incorporating edge AI and computer vision technologies. This is the fifth year of our awards program and once again we were impressed with the number of high-quality entries across a broad range of product categories—from building-block technologies to ready-to-use solutions delivered directly to consumers and enterprises. The popularity of our awards program is a testament to the diversity and accelerating expansion of edge AI and vision technologies into virtually every industry." Jeff Bier, Founder of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance Entries are judged by an independent, expert panel on innovation, impact on customers and the market, and competitive differentiation. The winners and their reactions to their awards include: Best Edge AI Processor: Blaize—Pathfinder P1600 Embedded System on Module "Blaize is honored that the Edge AI and Vision Alliance's panel of independent industry judges selected our Blaize Pathfinder P1600 Embedded SoM as the Best Edge AI Processor in the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards. Our chip is a software-defined AI inference accelerator based on the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) architecture with low power, low latency, and energy efficiency ideal for AI inferencing workloads at the Edge," said Dinakar Munagala, Co-founder and CEO, Blaize. Honorable Mention, Edge AI Processor: CEVA—NuePro-M This year the judges issued their first Honorable Mention for a Product of the Year Award in the Edge AI Processor category to recognize CEVA for its NuePro-M product. The independent panel of judges evaluated CEVA's entry on innovation, differentiation, market impact and customer impact. CEVA's entry received an impressive score and the judges recommended that CEVA receive this special recognition. Best Camera or Sensor: Luxonis—OAK-D-Lite "Our goal when we started Luxonis was to make Robotics Perception Easy. Our users have discovered that with OAK devices, they can just get to work solving their robotics problems— instead of fighting to integrate disparate hardware, firmware and software." said Brandon Gilles, CEO at Luxonis. "Luxonis has accomplished this with our OAK devices, which include the OAK-D-LITE, the 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year award winner in the Camera or Sensor category." Best Edge AI Software or Algorithm: Sequitur Labs—EmSPARK Security Site 3.0 "Edge AI is amazing… but only if it's secure. Sequitur Labs continues to lead the way in protecting AI models at the edge," said Phil Attfield, CEO at Sequitur Labs. "It's an honor to be recognized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. Thanks for the award!" Best Edge AI Developer Tool: Edge Impulse—EON Compiler "On behalf of the Edge Impulse team, we're honored to receive this year's Edge AI and Vision Product Award in the Edge AI Developer Tools category. We believe the EON Tuner represents a major breakthrough in the world of edge machine learning, by enabling you to find and select the best model for your application within the constraints of your target device in just a few clicks," said Jan Jongboom, Edge Impulse Co-Founder and CTO. "This provides developers and enterprises the confidence they need to build the optimal ML pipeline for their real-world vision solution." Best Automotive Solution: Synopsys—DesignWare ARC EV7xFS Processor IP for Functional Safety "We thank the Edge AI and Vision Alliance for recognizing the Synopsys ARC EV7xFS Processor IP with the 'Best Automotive AI Product of 2022' award. The Synopsys ARC EV7xFS processor family, the recently announced Synopsys ARC NPX6FS processor family, and Synopsys' comprehensive solution for automotive designs enable companies to create differentiated, safe, and secure SoCs while accelerating time to market," said John Koeter, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for IP at Synopsys. Best Enterprise Edge AI End Product: Grabango—Grabango's Checkout-Free Technology "Grabango is honored to be recognized as a 2022 Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year winner." said Will Glaser, founder and CEO of Grabango. "Powered by advanced computer vision technology, Grabango's checkout-free solution offers a differentiated, technical approach to a seemingly simple problem—eliminating lines and saving shoppers time." Best Consumer Edge AI End Product: OrCam Technologies—OrCam Read OrCam Read is the first of a new class of easy-to-use handheld digital readers that supports people with mild to moderate vision loss, as well as those with reading challenges, to access the texts they need and to more effectively accomplish their daily tasks. All of OrCam Read's information processing—from its text-to-speech functionality implemented to operate on the edge, to its voice-controlled operation using the "Hey OrCam" voice assistant, to the natural language processing and natural language understanding-driven Smart Reading feature—is processed locally, on the device, with no data connectivity required. About the Edge AI and Vision Alliance The Edge AI and Vision Alliance is a worldwide industry partnership bringing together technology providers and end-product companies who are creating and enabling innovative and practical applications for computer vision and edge AI. Membership is open to any company that supplies or uses technology for edge AI and vision systems and applications.

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