Swatch Group shut down some of its technology systems after detecting a cyberattack over the weekend, the world’s biggest watchmaker said on Tuesday..
“Swatch Group confirms that it has identified clear signs of a developing cyber-attack on some of its IT systems during the weekend,” the company said in an emailed statement, confirming a report by Swiss news agency AWP.
A shutdown of some of its systems — which the group conducted on a precautionary basis — had affected some of its operations, Swatch said, without specifying which operations were affected. “The situation will return to normal as soon as possible,” it said. Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
The Helix22 SDK is here to protect 100% against all cyber attacks.
Helix22 delivers security assurance due to our genius engineering team that has invented a new model for data security that required an innovative look at the problem. The approach we took was to protect the data itself. Almost all other data security products try to build a perimeter or being fanatic on user identification. However, once that product is breached or a password is stolen, your firms data is in the clear.
You see, the Helix22 cryptography is embedded with the data itself through our inventive and patented process of DNA BindingTM. Therefore, even when a breach occurs the data cannot be exfiltrated. This means that all of Swatch’s information is 100% protected regardless of the type of attack.
A substantive benefit of the Helix22 SDK is that it protects data while at rest and in use. This is uniquely different than other products that only encrypt data while in transit. Swatch would have significant Intellectual Property that would need to be protected. Even when substantive data is running on the cloud or an engineer is designing internal watch components on his own terminal, all the data is protected. Of course, all communications are completely encrypted with multilayered packets that cannot be hacked. This combination of at rest, in use data protection and in transit communication makes data protection critical to companies that thrive on design and engineering. DNA BindingTM perfectly protects the data.
We can make this perfection claim as the tech engineers at BLAKFX invented and patented a genuine user2user (U2U) encryption. We manage data security transmission through the truly brilliant and also patented universal Helix22 key service. The Helix22 encryption originates on your network or device, not just when the app is opened. This means, that when data arrives to our key server, it is already encrypted so all it needs to do is issue another key. This key will then only work with the intended device, which generates a matching key required to open the data. In this protocol, we are truly a “zero-knowledge” server so your internal communications and transmissions remain completely top secret. Even in the highly unlikely event that BLAKFX were compromised, we only ever have access to the encrypted content…as that is literally all we have. Therefore, the attack would be useless. Helix22 also only use keys just one-time and then destroys them. This way the data security is future forward prefect. Therefore, in our unique user-to-user encryption (U2U) world, there is no opportunity ever for a data leak.
This same protocol just described, can be the same with all the 3rd party vendors and suppliers. It does not matter in the least what platform they are running or what device they are using or even the type of data, it is all 100% protected. We do however, strongly advise that all firms involved in the gaming community be utilizing Helix22 due to the nature of the data content. Helix22 can ensure that whatever data they are generating is protected as well. If they are not running Helix22, then there is potential for a breach with information they originate on their system or in the cloud.
Let’s take it a step further. Even if Swatch were a victim of an internal attack, espionage or a victim of malicious open source downloads, there is no reason for concern. Any data that has been forwarded, downloaded, copied or saved cannot be exfiltrated. Period. We have the technology industries foremost data packets which are protected with multi-layered, military grade encryption algorithms that have already proven the ability to withstand penetration testing from MI5 and quantum computing attacks.
Our founders also founded Wickr, which is used by the US military and has never been hacked since its inception in 2012. Helix22 is several generations enhanced since then.
Finally, the Helix22 encryption is quantum computing ready so no need to redo all your data security methodologies in a couple of years when everything else becomes obsolete.
We like to refer to Helix22 as “22nd Century Data Security.”