The world is an unpredictable place. With the ever-growing potential to be harmed in public or to have your personal information stolen, security improvements are essential.
The age of the internet has brought about new tactics to destroy people’s lives. Thankfully many different companies are investing time and resources into developing strong security measures around the world.
A Different Form of Security
While cybersecurity is becoming more prevalent, traditional security at public events is still as relevant as ever. Terrorism and mass shootings still plague society and make the public worry when entering spaces with large amounts of people. This is where a company like Liberty Defense Holdings’ new technology comes in.
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) is a company that has developed a revolutionary security technology known as HEXWAVE. HEXWAVE is a 3D imaging technology that will be used to detect weapons of all kind. Its largest appeal is that it is very quick while being non-intrusive and it progressively will get smarter through deep learning.
To enhance its product’s deep learning, Liberty Defense recently announced it will be participating in NVIDIA’s Artificial Intelligence inception program. The program helps new companies like Liberty develop their use of AI and deep learning. Given deep learning will make their product extremely appealing, the move was very smart.
Aman Bhardwaj, Liberty Defense’s COO and President of US Operations, commented, “We were also able to interact with some of the best minds in AI and learn about real world problems, research, and advancements in the technology. We anticipate presenting the HEXWAVE product at next year’s GTC.”
The Behemoth of Cybersecurity
One company at the forefront of the cybersecurity battle is Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto has made a name for itself providing security platforms, firewall software, and services for threat prevention to consumers across the globe. The company’s numbers speak for themselves. They saw a year-over-year 29% increase in revenue in 2018, have over 60,000 customers, and help 85 of the Fortune 100 companies improve their cybersecurity.
As more and more people become connected on the internet, Palo Alto Networks’ role becomes bigger. The company constantly innovates its Security Operating Platform to defend and adapt against new and more dangerous cyber threats.
The company recently acquired Demisto to expand its dominance in the cybersecurity landscape. Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, stated, “With the combination of Demisto and our existing threat prevention and response capabilities, we will be well-positioned to unlock the biggest challenges facing teams in security operations centers today.”
Breakthrough Tech That Takes AI Security Systems Into The 21st Century
Security officials around the world have been trying to find the best way to keep families safe. Mass shootings and bombings between March and May 2019 killed more than 300 people already this year.
Companies are developing devices that use things like radio waves to scan people in real time. A product called Hexwave, for example, creates a 3D image of what’s on top of a person’s body. It then uses artificial intelligence to determine whether the person is carrying a gun, bomb or any other threatening object. If the system detects a threat, it alerts security personnel. That all happens in a fraction of a second.
“We are bringing a leading-edge technology into the market,” said Bill Riker, the CEO of Liberty Defense and a former military official. “This was a real game changer. I wanted to be in the front end of this.”
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Biotech Stocks To Watch In June: Cara Therapeutics (CARA) & Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA)
Among biotech companies, the competition between Cara Therapeutics Inc (CARA) and Intellia Therapeutics Inc (NTLA) has been an intriguing one. The two companies had been on the same level as far as the market cap goes during most of the year so far.
But Cara has now pulled ahead by as much as $150 million following positive data from its lead product candidate. That being said, it is also important to keep in mind that if an investor is looking at a long term investment, then the disparity in market cap between the two companies is a minor. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of Cara and Intellia.
Cara Therapeutics (CARA)
Cara Therapeutics is currently on the rise. Its lead product candidate Korsuva injection delivered highly encouraging results in its Phase 3 trial. It’s now believed that it would not be long before Cara has its first product on the market.
It is meant for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus. According to reports, the results were great. Another late-stage test is going to be conducted soon. The results could be announced by the end of this year. If Korsuve is approved, then it will be marketed by Fresenius Medical Care and Vifor Pharma Group.
Cara has entered joint ventures with those companies to market the product in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. An oral version of Korsuva is also in the pipeline and could prove to be another important development.
Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA)
Intellia Therapeutics (INTA) is involved in creating CRISPR gene editing therapies. It is a segment that has a lot of promise in the future. Even though the company is some years away from having anything on the market, the promise of gene editing therapy is exciting. So much so that Intellia has already found partners in big-ticket firms like Regeneron and Novartis.
Intellia is expected to file for FDA approval for the clinical study into its lead product NLTA-2001 in 2020. It is meant for the treatment of transthyretin amyloidosis, an uncommon genetic disease. Studies into the products have proven to be promising so far. The company is also working on a product to treat myeloid leukemia.
Now when it comes to choosing between Cara and Intellia, experts believe that the former could a better company. It’s already on the verge of having an approved product on the market. Intellia, on the other hand, is likely to be some years away from winning approval.
4 Security Penny Stocks To Watch
As Threats Arise, Security Stocks Take Center Stage In 2019
With the Federal Reserve’s meeting coming, the general market is bracing for anything. Meanwhile, penny stocks are continuing to climb at absurd rates. Trading penny stocks as of late has brought many investors fruitful profits and they look to continue this trend. Here are some security penny stocks to watch for the remainder of June 2019:
Security Penny Stock #1
Liberty Defense Holdings (SCAN.V)
Market Cap: $46.404M
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) is a security company looking to take the industry into the next century. Liberty’s HEXWAVE product is a 3-dimensional scanning device that can detect weapons and threats of any kind. The product can do this both with speed and discretion ensuring privacy for citizens.
Liberty signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the soccer team FC Bayern München to beta test HEXWAVE in their arena. They join an ever-growing list of places that have signed MOU’s to beta test Liberty’s product. This MOU expands its ability to comply with and test the market requirements for their product internationally.
“The reception to our HEXWAVE product has been fantastic and we are excited about working alongside FC Bayern Munich, a team that is a household name in both Europe and North America, […] Our ability to deploy in both indoor and outdoor settings, with covert and overt applications, sets us apart and has also been driving increasing interest from the market.”Bill Riker, CEO of Liberty
Security Penny Stock #2
Magal Security Systems (MAGS)
Market Cap: $101.371M
Magal Security Systems Ltd. (MAGS) provides security solutions both online and physical. Some services provided include identifying potential security problems, integrating new systems, and custom designs for any type of security needs.
Recently, Magal received a $5.5 million contract for its advanced perimeter intrusion detection system. The system prevents people from illegally crossing border fences and walls.
Dror Sharon, CEO of Magal, stated, “Magal is a world leader in perimeter intrusion technologies. Our growing wins of orders such as this – providing sensors for active international borders, is due to the decades of experience that we have in providing systems that have more than proven themselves in-the-field.”
Security Penny Stock #3
Rekor Systems (REKR)
Market Cap: $27.502M
Rekor Systems Inc. (REKR) is a company that has developed surveillance technology to enhance public safety, banking, and traffic management. Primarily, the company takes their advanced software, which utilizes machine learning and upgrades IP cameras to the next level. This reduces the cost when collecting highway tolls and helps manage traffic congestion.
Throughout June, Rekor Systems has been gaining recognition and application across the US. On June 3rd Rekor obtained a contract to start deploying its Mobile LBR-2 vehicle recognition systems. After this deployment on the 3rd, the LPR-2 system North Carolina law enforcement placed an order. On June 12th, Colorado highway authorities chose Rekor’s cloud system called NUMERUS to read enhance their license plate reading.
Security Penny Stock #4
BIO-key International (BKYI)
Market Cap: $18.03M
BIO-key International Inc. (BKYI) is a security technologies company that is pushing past the limits of fingerprint scanning. BIO-key provides a plethora of finger scanning products that provide security for your computer, hard drive, and the government. They have a partnership with Microsoft to develop biometric sign-in for Windows 10.
The company recently announced that a foreign defense ministry ordered more BIO-key deployment for secure access to Microsoft applications.
“We were delighted that such a capable and prestigious technology team determined that BIO-key met their security and scalability requirements and have now made follow-on investments to grow their user base. Defense Ministries are constant targets of cyber-attacks, and we are glad to help them step up authentication to the highest assurance with NIST-verified accuracy and FIPS compliance.”Jim Sullivan, SVP of BIO
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