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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released the agenda for its augural CSA Summit Los Angeles 2015.  The event will feature some of the world’s most recognized and respected cloud adopters and providers from across the entertainment and enterprise industries who will come together to share lessons learned in cloud security.

Co-hosted by the CSA LA/SoCal chapter, this year’s event will take place on Thursday, December 3. Wendy Frank, Principal, Advisory, Cyber security, Privacy and Risk at PwC, will deliver the opening keynote.

In addition to the keynote presenter, a number of experts will be on hand to give presentations or as participants in key panel discussions including Mikhael Felker, Director, Information Security, The Honest Company; Nick Reva, Information Assurance & Compliance Lead, SpaceX; Joel Sloss, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Security, Privacy, Compliance, Microsoft; Jeffrey Ritter, External Lecturer, University of Oxford; Matthew O’Connor, Product Manager Compliance, and Anti-Abuse products, Google Cloud Platform; and Tim Prendergast, CEO and Co-founder, 


The agenda will also feature presentations and discussions on some of the most emerging and critical topics facing cloud security including Top Security Challenges Facing the Cloud Adoption Enterprise, Information & Content Security, Achieving Digital Trust, and Securing & Auditing AWS.  The event is expected to draw approximately 200 well-qualified attendees with an interest in cloud security from the local region.

WHAT:                                               Cloud Security Alliance Summit Los Angeles 2015

WHEN:                                              Thursday, December 3, 2015

                                                               9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE:                                             Marina del Rey Marriott

                                                               4100 Admiralty Way



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TEMPE, Ariz. – May 2, 2016 – CrimeStopper has announced the launch of its new 1-Way Security and Keyless Entry System.

“Our new SP-102 is the start of our deluxe universal security system with keyless entry,” explained Alvin Klement, national sales manager, security & safety products. “The system includes two small four-button remotes with up to 500 ft. of range, featuring a dual stage shock sensor, siren, and starter kill output. There is a lot of security packed into a very small package.”

The CrimeStopper SP-102 allows the user to arm/lock, disarm/unlock, and release the trunk as well as do all of these functions without audible alerts with silent mode. The SP-102 also offers single or double pulse for unlock as well as the ability to work with electric or vacuum locking systems.

The SP-102 is scheduled to ship June 1 with an MSRP of $69.95.

“We are also launching a new look with the SP-102’s packaging, one that will soon be emulated within the rest of the line,” added Klement. “Combined with our new and improved website, we are excited about what CrimeStopper has in store for our customers in both the short and long term.”

For more than 30 years in the North American market, CrimeStopper, Inc. has been an industry leader in 12-volt aftermarket electronics and has become a one-stop-shop for all total vehicle security and safety needs. Over the past decade, the company has been recognized for offering the widest selection of vehicle security and remote start systems in the marketplace. It has also expanded its product line to include a wide variety of vehicle safety products such as cameras, monitors, wireless video systems, collision avoidance and parking sensor systems, and DVR systems.

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VISTA, Calif. (April 09, 2018) – Directed is pleased to announce they are shipping their all-new Viper Powersports Security System - the 3121V. The Viper Powersports Security System was specifically designed and engineered for motorcycles, ATVs, boats, PWCs, and snowmobiles. With this product release, Directed enters the rapidly growing powersports market and maintains its leadership in designing innovative product solutions to meet the needs of today’s most popular vehicles.

Directed CEO Bob Struble noted, “With the 3121V, Directed has brought the performance synonymous with the VIPER name to the world of powersports. Whether they own boats, motorcycles, or ATVs, all powersports enthusiasts now have a highly affordable and effective way to protect their vehicles.”

Compact and waterproof, the Viper Powersports Security System features two small and easy-to-carry, 2-button waterproof remotes. The security system features a closed loop trigger, which is perfect for protecting helmets and other valuables. Once the closed loop trigger is broken, the Viper Powersports Security System will activate. Additional features include an onboard shock & tilt sensor, extra trigger input, and auxiliary output. The system carries an IP66 rating.

Designed to be both highly functional and affordable, the Viper Powersports Security System has an MSRP of $199.99. Included in the Viper Powersports Security System is the main module with wiring, two 2-button, 1-way remotes (P/N 7121V), a miniature water-resistant siren, and a combined install/owner’s guide. Visit to learn more.

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Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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4/26/2016, GAO -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a recent study on vehcile cybersecurity and the efforts underway to protect drivers from future threats. There following is an excerpt of that study:

What GAO Found

Modern vehicles contain multiple interfaces—connections between the vehicle and external networks—that leave vehicle systems, including safety-critical systems, such as braking and steering, vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers have shown that these interfaces—if not properly secured—can be exploited through direct, physical access to a vehicle, as well as remotely through short-range and long-range wireless channels. For example, researchers have shown that attackers could compromise vulnerabilities in the short-range wireless connections to vehicles' Bluetooth units—which enable hands-free cell phone use—to gain access to in-vehicle networks, to take control over safety-critical functions such as the brakes. Among the interfaces that can be exploited through direct access, most stakeholders we spoke with expressed concerns about the statutorily mandated on-board diagnostics port, which provides access to a broad range of vehicle systems for emissions and diagnostic testing purposes. However, the majority of selected industry stakeholders we spoke with (23 out of 32) agreed that wireless attacks, such as those exploiting vulnerabilities in vehicles' built-in cellular-calling capabilities, would pose the largest risk to passenger safety. Such attacks could potentially impact a large number of vehicles and allow an attacker to access targeted vehicles from anywhere in the world. Despite these concerns, some stakeholders pointed out that such attacks remain difficult because of the time and expertise needed to carry them out and thus far have not been reported outside of the research environment.

Key Vehicle Interfaces That Could Be Exploited in a Vehicle Cyberattack

In this context, long-range refers to access at distances over 1 kilometer.

This port is mandated in vehicles by statute for emission-testing purposes and to facilitate diagnostic assessments of vehicles, such as by repair shops. 

Selected industry stakeholders, both in the United States and Europe, informed GAO that a range of key practices is available to identify and mitigate potential vehicle-cybersecurity vulnerabilities. For instance, the majority of selected industry stakeholders we spoke with (22 out of 32) indicated that—to the extent possible—automakers should locate safety-critical systems and non-safety-critical systems on separate in-vehicle networks and limit communication between the two types of systems, a concept referred to as “domain separation.” However, some of these stakeholders also pointed out that complete separation is often not possible or practical because some limited communication will likely need to occur between safety-critical and other vehicle systems. In addition, selected industry stakeholders we spoke to identified technological solutions that can be incorporated into the vehicle to make it more secure. However, according to stakeholders, many of these technologies—such as message encryption and authentication, which can be used to secure and verify the legitimacy of communications occurring along in-vehicle networks—cannot be incorporated into existing vehicles. Rather, such technologies must be incorporated during the vehicle design and production process, which according to stakeholders, takes approximately 5 years to complete.

Read the rest of the study here:

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