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Kaspersky Lab Makes Its Forecasts for the Coming Year

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kaspersky Lab’s experts have made their predictions about 2014. Not surprisingly, much of what they have seen in their crystal balls is connected to the fall-out from Edward Snowden’s revelations.

End user forecast

Cybercriminals will target…

– your privacy
After the Snowden scandal of 2013, people are determined to keep their private life under wraps despite the attentions of intelligence agencies around the world. That means protecting the information stored on their computers and devices and ensuring their online behavior remains confidential. This will lead to greater popularity for VPN services and Tor-anonymizers as well as increased demand for local encryption tools.

– your money
In 2014, Kaspersky Lab’s experts expect cybercriminals to continue developing tools to steal cash — directly or indirectly. To plunder pockets directly, the fraudsters will further refine their tools designed to access the bank accounts of mobile device owners (mobile phishing, banking Trojans). Mobile botnets will be bought and sold and will also be used to distribute malicious attachments on behalf of third parties. To support indirect thefts, it is likely that we will see more sophisticated versions of the Trojans which encrypt the data on mobile devices, preventing access to photos, contacts and correspondence until a decryption fee is handed over. Android-based smartphones will no doubt be the first to be targeted.

– your Bitcoins
In 2014 Kaspersky Lab’s experts expect considerable growth in the number of attacks targeting Bitcoin users’ wallets, Bitcoin pools and stock exchanges. Find out how to keep your Bitcoins safe here.

Business forecast

– for Internet service providers
A number of popular Internet services have already announced the implementation of additional measures to protect user data, for example, encryption of all data transmitted between their own servers. Implementing more sophisticated protection measures will continue, and is likely to become a key factor when users choose between rival web services.

– for cloud storage providers
Hackers are targeting cloud service employees, seeing them as the weakest link in the security chain. A successful attack here could hand cybercriminals the keys to huge volumes of data. In addition to data theft, attackers may be interested in deleting or modifying information – in some cases manipulated misinformation could be worth even more to those who commission the attacks. This is an on-going trend.

– for software developers
The theft of popular product sources (gaming industry, mobile apps developers, etc) gives attackers an excellent opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products and then to use them for their own fraudulent purposes. In addition, if cybercriminals have access to the victim’s repositories, they can modify the program source code and embed backdoors into it.

– for rivals
Snowden’s leaks have demonstrated that one of the goals of cyber espionage between states is to provide economic aid to “friendly” companies. This factor has broken down ethical barriers which initially restrained business from using unconventional methods to compete with their rivals. In the new realities of cyberspace, businesses are contemplating the possibility of conducting this kind of activity for themselves. Companies will employ cyber-mercenaries, organized groups of qualified hackers who can offer bespoke cyber-espionage services.

The World Wide Web forecast

“The Internet has begun to break up into national segments. Snowden’s revelations have intensified the demand for rules prohibiting the use of foreign services. Individual countries are no longer willing to let a single byte of information out of their networks. These aspirations will grow ever stronger and legislative restrictions will inevitably transform into technical prohibitions. The next step will most likely be attempts to limit foreign access to data inside a country. As this trend develops further it may lead at some point to the collapse of the current Internet, which will break into dozens of national networks. The shadowy Darknet then will be the only truly world-wide web,” says Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert, Global Research & Analysis Team.

Several countries have adopted or are planning to adopt legislation prohibiting the use of foreign services. In November, Germany announced that all communications between the German authorities would be fully locked within the country. Brazil has announced its plans to build an alternative Internet channel so as not to use the one that goes through Florida (USA).

The full report is available on
Expert opinion on forecasts for the coming year – watch the video here

Additional reading:

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2013. Malware Evolution
Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2013. Corporate threats
Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2013. Overall statistics for 2013

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at

* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.

For more information, please contact:

Jesmond Chang
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Source: Kaspersky Lab

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December 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

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Life Technologies’ Food Pathogen Detection Methods Gains Approval by Australian Government

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– Life Technologies’ MicroSEQ® Real-Time PCR workflows approved as method for testing Australian export meat and meat products

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE) today announced that its MicroSEQ® Real-Time PCR workflow was officially approved by the Australian Government, Department of Agriculture as an Approved Test Method to detect pathogens in export meat and meat products.

Australia is a major exporter of food and the second largest exporter of beef in the world. When exporting food, many products are subject to testing as part of the trade arrangements between Australia and importing countries. Many countries require test methods under their country’s regulation including methods that are prior to the approval by the government of Australia. Therefore, microbiological testing which is commonly agreed by both exporting and importing countries following government approved methods at regulated laboratories is essential to ensure the quality of the export products.

The Department of Agriculture in Australia has reviewed the validation data and granted approval for the use of the Life Technologies’ MicroSEQ® Real-Time PCR workflows for the testing of Australian meat and meat products for export. The workflows approved are used to detect three pathogens, E. coli O157:H7 (in raw ground beef and beef trim), Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (in meat and meat products), which are the major food pathogens associated with meats and meat products. The approved total workflows include use of PrepSEQ™ Rapid Spin Sample Preparation Kit or Automated PrepSEQ™ Nucleic Acid Extraction Kit, MicroSEQ® Detection Kits and 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR Instrument, guided by the RapidFinder™ Express Software to gain data.

“We believe that this approval warrants our dedication as a global leader to food safety,” said Gerard Davis, Director of Animal Health, Food Safety & Environment, Asia Pacific and Japan region of Life Technologies. “We are committed to offer integrated solutions to provide faster, accurate and innovative technologies to food producers, service labs and governments in every region across the globe.”

“Grounded in the community, we offer wide solutions to researchers and institutions in fields such as Life Science, Medical Science, Food and Animal Safety and Forensics,” said Owen Wright, General Manager of Australia and New Zealand of Life Technologies. “We are glad that with our global expertise, we could contribute to the Australian and global food industry.”

Summary of Methodologies for these products are available on the Department of Agriculture’s website.


Life Technologies Media Contact:

Atsuko Igawa
Tel: +81-36832-9446

About Life Technologies
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences. With a presence in more than 180 countries, the company’s portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions is secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum—scientific exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative medicine and agricultural research. Life Technologies has approximately 10,000 employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012.

Life Technologies’ Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements about our anticipated results that involve risks and uncertainties. Some of the information contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements as to industry trends and Life Technologies’ plans, objectives, expectations and strategy for its business, contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. When used, the words “believe,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “target,” “estimate,” “expect” and the like, and/or future tense or conditional constructions (“will,” “may,” “could,” “should,” etc.), or similar expressions, identify certain of these forward-looking statements. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are detailed in filings made by Life Technologies with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Life Technologies undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Source: Life Technologies Corporation
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:LIFE

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December 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

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New Tissue Paper Technology Will be Presented in Miami: NTT, ATMOS, ADT, as well as Latest TAD

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NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Technology for the production of soft hygienic tissue paper such as kitchen paper towels and bathroom tissue has been dominated by two configurations, the conventional Crescent former and TAD, for the past three decades. Now, however numerous breakthrough technologies have appeared that are showing strong promise to achieve high quality tissue at high speeds with lower energy and raw material inputs.
Tissue Paper
Tissue Paper

These include NTT, ATMOS, ADT, as well as latest energy efficient configuration for TAD.

At Tissue World Americas 2014 in Miami during March 18-21, thousands of professionals from the $80 billion global tissue business, will gather to attend hands-on presentations about these new technologies. Specifically the 1st NTT machine in the world will be covered by the president of the company that has installed the technology. Also the inventor of the new ADT technology will be discussing the first installation of that configuration. And the first ATMOS machine in the United States will also be covered by the operations director from the company.

Indeed Tissue World gives attendees a wonderful opportunity to rapidly gain insight and information regarding this and many other critical issues which will impact the tissue business over the next few years. Among the dozens of topics to be covered are:

New Innovations like NTT, ATMOS and ADT Tissue Making Technology
Sustainability, Fibers, Energy and the Environment
The Market Balance between Big Brands and Private Labels
The Growing Global Trade in Tissue
New Products and Packaging Innovations
Changing Consumer Buying Habits and the Influence of E-Commerce

Also, for the first time ever since Tissue World started in 1993, a major focus on tissue sales channels will be included. This new addition is entitled TRIF, the Tissue Retailers and Distributors Insight Forum. By adding TRIF, the entire Tissue Value Matrix will be well represented in Miami.

Through attendance at Tissue World Americas thousands of tissue makers, converters, retailers, distributors and suppliers, will be gaining valuable, actionable insight in a couple brief days to help their operations and profitability.

Attendees will include professionals working with Tissue Buying, Marketing, Brands, Private Labels, R&D, Technical Service, Sustainability, Sales, Product Development, Investments and, of course, Manufacturing.

Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +65-6592-0886
Source: Tissue World – UBM

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December 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

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Opportunities in Solid State Lighting

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— Frost & Sullivan holds complimentary webinar assessing how disruptive LEDs will re-invent lighting

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —
WHEN: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST
LOCATION: Online, with free registration
SPEAKERS: Mousumi Dasgupta Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights Research Analyst
Sumit Kumar Pal Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights Research Analyst

The future of lighting, led by LEDs, will be determined by the changes in demographics of the world population, urbanization, and greater emphasis on energy conservation. This briefing will investigate the key focus areas and trends in LED lighting across the globe.

Reasons to attend:

To identify the key adoption factors for LED lighting
To learn about the R&D focus areas in LED
To identify technology convergence scenarios and new product development opportunities in LED lighting

With disruptive light-emitting diode (LED) technology and high-tech control technologies set to reinvent lighting in the years ahead, this briefing focuses on the recent research and development (R&D) focus of the LED lighting industry. Adoption factors governing the market penetration of LED lighting are also assessed in this presentation. Potential points of convergence with other technologies and industries will be captured in this briefing session so as to give an idea of the possible futuristic applications of LED lighting. New product development and commercialization strategies will also be suggested as the next steps- benefiting companies across the LED lighting value chain including LED component (chip, array) manufacturers, lamp & luminaire manufacturers and so on.

Supporting Quote
“Many governments across the world have banned incandescents or are exploring banning incandescent creating uncertainty and an overall positive outlook for LED,” said Sumit Kumar Pal, Technical Insight research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “LED Lighting technology has the potential to converge with other technologies and create new market opportunities or new type of product innovations.”

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December 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

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Videology announces massive Asian expansion

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Adds to expertise across region to build on rapid growth of video and increasing demand for targeted cross-screen advertising
SINGAPORE, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Videology— one of the world’s largest video advertising platforms—today announced a major expansion of its Asian leadership team with the creation of five new regional positions.
In order to leverage both the rapid growth of video advertising demand and the potential for greater expansion in Asia, the company has invested in new expertise to service the region, including a dedicated regional director, as well as leaders in strategy, operations, client services and supply-side technologies.
The appointments represent a serious boost to Videology’s teams across Southeast Asia, and reflect the company’s strong growth since it first set up in the region in 2012. This expansion follows the announcement last month that Videology was selected as the technology partner to fuel YAHOO! Japan’s newly launched premium video advertising platform. Videology also works with major advertising holding companies across Southeast Asia.
According to the IAB, 41% of the worldwide Internet audience now resides in the Asia Pacific region, compared to 14% in North America and 27% in Europe. Moreover, digital advertising is expected to grow 16% across the region in 2014. While specific figures for online video are not available from the IAB, Videology expects growth to significantly outpace that of overall digital spending due to the relative size and lifecycle of the medium.
“Asian media is making the transition to digital even faster than in other parts of the world. Advertisers and agencies are anxious to harness the emotional power of video as part of a screen-agnostic approach as consumers increasingly add tablet, mobile and PC viewing to their TV diet,” said Ken Pao, Managing Director, APAC at Videology. “These leadership appointments will ensure that we are able to offer our partners industry-leading expertise in targeting their messages and securing premium video inventory across the region.”
The full list of appointments is:
Byron Munson becomes Regional Director for Southeast Asia and India and will lead Videology’s operations across the region to bring market-leading technology solutions to its agency holding company and media partners. He has more than 13 years of media experience in Australia, the UK and APAC, including positions with Adconion Media Group, Pacific Magazines, DDB and McCann Worldgroup.
Michael D’Ambrosio becomes Director of Supply for APAC and will oversee the sourcing of premium quality inventory across the region as well as rolling out supply-side tools to publisher partners. He was previously part of the Videology’s European team and has also worked at Lycos and InSkin Media in the UK.
Kristian Claxton has been named as the first Commercial Accounts Director for South-East Asia and will build relationships with Videology’s agency partners and particularly trading desk experts. He was part of the launch team for Videology in the UK and Ireland and has also worked at Ebiquity, MEC and Channel 4 in the UK.
Fiona Tate becomes Director of Strategy for APAC and will work to ensure consistency of priorities and development across the region. She has more than 10 years of experience in operational and client service roles in both Europe and Asia, including positions at Komli Media, Admax Network and
Edward Yuen has been named as Director of Operations for APAC and will oversee the Videology product and technical operations, working with clients to ensure Videology tools and products continue to lead the market. He has previously worked for both TVN and Yahoo!7.
The five will work alongside the existing Videology APAC team led by Ken Pao and will also liaise with Videology’s recently announced global experts, Rhys McLachlan, Head of Global TV Strategies, and Jana Eisenstein, Senior Vice President of Global Accounts.
About Videology
Videology ( is one of the world’s largest video advertising platforms. By simplifying big data, we empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens. Our math and science-based technology enables our customers to manage, measure and optimize digital video and TV advertising to achieve the best results in the converging media landscape.
Videology, Inc., is a privately-held, venture-backed company, whose investors include Catalyst Investors, Comcast Ventures, NEA, Pinnacle Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Videology is headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with key offices in New York, Austin, Toronto, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and sales teams across North America.
For more information, contact Michele Skettino at or U.S. +1-917-653-0073.
Source: Videology

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December 17, 2013 at 10:20 am

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