Threat level has been set to High

Dear Customer, friends, partners,

This is to inform you that the Threat level has been set to High.

General Description:

Threat Level: High – An attack is highly likely. Additional and sustainable protective security measures reflecting the broad nature of the threat combined with specific business and geographical vulnerabilities and judgments on acceptable risk.

Description:

While the world is dealing with the threat of the self-spreading WannaCry ransomware, we have observed that a new batch of CIA Vault 7 leaks, detailing two apparent CIA malware frameworks targeting Microsoft Windows platforms, has been released by WikiLeaks. These two frameworks, named “AfterMidnight” and “Assassin,” are designed to monitor and report back actions taken on the infected remote host and execute malicious actions. ‘AfterMidnight’ Malware Framework ‘AfterMidnight’ allows its operators to dynamically load and execute malicious payload on a target system. The main controller of the malicious payload is disguised as a self-persisting Windows Dynamic-Link Library (DLL) file and executes “Gremlins” – small payloads that remain hidden on the target machine by subverting the functionality of targeted software, surveying the target and/or providing services for other gremlins. ‘Assassin’ Malware Framework Assassin is also similar to AfterMidnight and described as an automated implant that provides a simple collection platform on remote computers running a Microsoft Windows operating system. Once installed on the target computer, this piece of code runs the implant within a Windows service process, allowing the operators to perform malicious tasks on an infected machine, just like AfterMidnight. Assassin consists of four subsystems: Implant, Builder, Command and Control, and Listening Post. It is worth mentioning that the practice followed by the Intelligence Agencies of non-disclosing vulnerabilities to the vendors, wreaked havoc across the world in the past 3 days, when the WannaCry ransomware hit computers in 150 countries by using an SMB flaw that the NSA discovered and held, but “The Shadow Brokers” subsequently leaked it over a month ago. Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows OperatingSystems

Recommendations:

The guidelines below will help you protect against malware, and its associated security threats:

* Keep your antivirus up to date and use real time protection.

* Keep your web browser updated. Make sure you’re using the latest version containing all of the latest security patches.

* Update your computers regularly with the latest versions and patches of both antivirus and antispyware software.

* Ensure computers are patched regularly, particularly operating system and key application with security patches.

* It is strongly recommended to implement a Security Awareness program, addressed to all your management and staff, designed to increase the level of understanding regarding Social Engineering and security threats in general

* Filter executable files in email. If your email gateway has the ability to filter files by extension, you may wish to deny mails sent with “.exe”, “.scr”, “.bat” files, or to deny mails sent with files that have two file extensions, the last one being executable.

Finally, in case that a system is compromised, it should be immediately removed from the network.

 

The Towers Net  team and Association of Serbian Cyber Security is at your disposal for any further queries or assistance you may require in addressing the above.

Kind Regards,
Zoran Živković

President

 

XXLSEC Belgrade Presentation

Finnish company XXLSEC, a world leader in specialised IT/cyber security equipment, held a presentation of their hardware and IT tools in Hall of the Guards of Army of Republic of Serbia, in Belgrade. This company solutions are now available in the region via our company Towers Net.

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XXLSEC company has appeared on world IT market three years ago. Finnish laws do not obligate their vendors to cooperate with the state and that enabled them to develop transparent open source code software solution. User can implement its own cryptographic keys or use the ones provided by XXLSEC.

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Hardware for PriveCall, PriveTab and Prive Book solutions is produced by japanese Pannasonic platform which is important since Japan does not obligate its vendors to cooperate with government either.

The heart of the system is PriveHub, a central server that routs all the communication. Like all other devices in the sistem, it does not contain any meta data on the communication that took place.

More on this solution you can reed on our page here.

Towers Net is an exclusive distributor for P.H.U. BASTION audio jammers programme

Towers Net company has become an exclusive distributor for P.H.U. Bastion audio jammers  programme for territory of Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania. We can offer all jamming products in that territory.

As an example of this programme, we would like to present an innovative device in the field of information security – Infratornado, based on his own algorithm for generating a digital jamming signal. Infratornado effectively protects from eavesdropping and recorders, enabling clients to protect confidential conversations, meetings, business conferences and secret meetings.hand-holding-a-briefcase

Infratornado effectively blocks more than 99% of different eavesdropping devices in the average distance of 3 meters, such as:

  • Cassette recorders, older mobile phones such as: Nokia, Samsung …
  • Analog recorders with built-in microphone or a microphone on cable
  • Digital audio recorders that can be found on the market
  • Professional types of digital voice recorders: EDIC-mini, Gnome, Olympus, Gnome DR, Papyrus…
  • Smartphones, including iPhones, HTC, Sony, LG, SAMSUNG, iPad …,
  • Wireless microphones, microphones, audio and video recorders
  • Wireless cameras with microphones, microphones bugging
  • Professional digital voice recorder in the Bank card
  • Older and newer recorders and recorders in a metal housing

Jammer Infratornado also prevents information leaking through analog, digital and seismic wiretaps. The product is camouflaged in a briefcase and has the ability to work as a stationary and mobile unit.

Towers Net at ZITEH ’16 conference

ziteh-14Company Towers Net was a participant and one of the sponsors for ZITEH ’16 conference, that took place on 3. jun 2016, dedicated to information protection technologies. The goal of the conference was to shine a light on technologies and methodology of identification, prevention, evidence collection and sanctioning of misuse of informational systems.

One of the promises and plans for the future is for the conference to become a regular annual event.

ZITEH ’16 was opened by doyen professor Slobodan R Petrović PhD, president of the organisational board. With an inspired and interesting presentation he spoke of different areas of life that this subject has an impact on, what are the consequences and emphasised the importance of appropriate information protection.

Towers Net took part in the conference with paper written on subjects “Ransomware – evolution and protection”, “Data leakage protection” and “Legal and technical aspects of data privacy”.

 

Towers Net at Third Conference “Cyber Criminal and Forensics”

Representatives of our company Towers Net participated at Third Conference “Cyber Criminal and Forensics” at Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 11th March 2016.

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The Conference was organized by University of Vitez and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Central Bosnian Canton and it gathered experts from BiH and other countries from the region.

Participants of the Conference discussed subjects such as violent behavior and terrorist activities within social networks and software solutions for faster investigation of cyber crime.

Towers Net at Central and Eastern European Cyber and Information Security Showcase at the British Embassy Vienna

Our company Towers Net attended the Vienna Cyber and Information Security Showcase that took place in the British Embassy Vienna on 23rd and 24th February.

The showcase was opened with keynote speeches from the General Secretary of the Kuratorium Sicheres Oesterreich, Dr Alexander Janda and from the CEO of Templar Executive, Andrew Fitzmaurice, on the cyber threat to SMEs. The evening reception was opened by HM Ambassador Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque.

The event hosted 27 UK companies that presented their cutting edge cyber security solutions. There were company table top presentations and seminars covering, solutions for government, policing, financial services, corporates and SMEs. We were not only able to make promising contacts with industry professionals but were also able to discuss concepts, strategies and future trends in cyber security.

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Towers Net Ltd. at Business Security Committee Meeting in Paris, France

 The Founder of Towers Net Company, Mr. Zoran Živković participated in this week Business Security Committee Meeting, a working group within IBC (International Business Congress). At the invitation of the organizer Mr. Živković gave a presentation entitled “Next generation system for detection and blocking of cyber attacks”.

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The theme of the meeting was “How oil & gas companies are facing new security threats as cyber, radicalization and terrorism” and the host of the event was French energy company ENGIE.

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The event included presentations held by highest representatives in cyber security domain of renowned companies: Mr. Jean-Philippe Berllion, Senior vice President security and safety, Global Gas & LNG, ENGIE, Mr. James Lorge, Country Security Manager in Europe and CIS, Shell, Mr. Brice Clemente, managing Director, Infrastructures & System, Mr. Andreas Bohmer, Vice President HSSE commercial, E.ON Global Commodities, Mr. Vsevolod Kazakov, Head of Defence and Security in EEU countries, Airbus Group. The president of the committee is Mr. Sergey Khomyakov, General Director for Security, Gazprom Neft

Balkan Hydro Conference Belgrade, 12th November 2015

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Balkan Hydro Conference was successfully held on 12th November in Belgrade, Serbia. It was organized by Baron Critical Weather Intelligence company form USA, with support of their Balkan representatives EIC form Athens Greece and our Towers Net Company as a local representative.

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The aim of the Conference was to present Baron Critical Weather Intelligence solutions to regional scientific and decision making community. Presentations were held by Executive Vice President Rob Baron Jr, Bernard Kirby specialized for Integrated Weather Solutions with a special focus on European area and chief scientist John McHenry as. During 25 years of successful business they achieved and maintained cooperation with world renowned organizations like Federal Aviation Administration and Ministry of Defence of USA, companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin, FOX, ABC and NBS television networks, but also created solutions for international governments and organizations.

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The Conference attended by City of Belgrade Deputy Major Mr Andrija Mladenović, representatives of Hidrometeorological Service of Republic of Serbia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Srpska, representatives of Civil Aviation Directorate of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Macedonia, Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs (Emergency Situation and Disaster Recovery Department) and Ministry of Defense, Universities of Novi Sad and Belgrade, Water institute “Jaroslav Černi”, Geografical Institute “Jovan Cvijić”, Institute for public health „Dr. Mlan Jovanović Batut“, media and others.

Press coverage of the event.

You can download the conference agenda:
Balkan Hydro Conference Agenda

Society for Cyber Security of Serbia held a presentation “Battle for Cyber Security Low” at BizIT conference in Belgrade

 Society for Cyber Security of Serbia (DIBS) participated at BizIT conference on 4th November 2015. in Belgrade.

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The founder and the chairman of DIBS, Mr. Zoran Živković, gave a presentation named “Battle for Cyber Security Low” explaining their efforts to push Serbia towards creating a cyber security legal framework. DIBS has been emphasizing the significance of cyber security in protection of national security of Serbia. Mr. Živković elaborated the dedication of other countries to developing and maintaining their national cyber security legal framework.
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Balkan Hydro Conference

“Balkan Hydro Conference“is being organized by Baron Critical Weather Intelligence from the USA with the support of their Balkan representative EIC from Athens and local representative Towers Net from Belgrade. The conference will take place in Hotel Metropol, Belgrade, Serbia on the 12th of November 2015 with the beginning at 9am.

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Baron Critical Weather Intelligence is one of the world’s leading companies regarding hydro meteorological prognostics and solutions. During 25 years of successful business they achieved and maintained cooperation with world renowned organizations like Federal Aviation Administration and Ministry of Defence of USA, companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin, FOX, ABC and NBS television networks, but also created solutions for international governments and organizations.

Baron company will be represented by Executive Vice President and Chief Products Officer Bob Baron Junior, Vice President of International Business Development Rick Braswell, and Bernard Kirby specialized for Integrated Weather Solutions with a special focus on European area, as well as several other leading development engineers.

The main goals of the Balkan Hydro Conference are:

  1. The new hydro-meteorological challenges caused by worldwide and regional climate changes – how to find adequate answers and solve problems?
  2. Sharing the experiences, solutions and mechanisms in domain of new generation hydro-meteorology that Baron company gained and implemented over the years,
  3. Identifying the possibilities in improving coordination, cooperation and integration of all relevant actors at national, regional and international lever including interested parties in the field of academic and expert community, public and private sector.

The conference is intended for managers and experts from relevant institutions including ministries of internal affairs, defense, agriculture, transport, hydro-meteorological institutions and agencies, teams for emergency situations and others from our region (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia).

You can download the conference agenda:
Balkan Hydro Conference Agenda