High School Student Upcycles Decommissioned Fire Hoses into Luxury Fashion Accessories
– Alexander W Dreyfoos School of the Arts high school student Byron Matysek, 18, creatively upcycles decommissioned fire hoses into luxury fashion accessories.
– Sustainable, one-of-a-kind luxury products celebrate the heroism of US Fire Fighters and help save the environment one hose at a time.
– Two runs at the Chicago Fashion Show in Water Tower Place
Byron Matysek, 18, (center in the picture) a high school senior, has developed a unique concept to celebrate the heroism of US Fire Fighters and help save the environment one hose at a time.
This creative upcycling of decommissioned fire hoses into luxury fashion accessories had its first two runs at the iconic Chicago Fashion Show in Water Tower Place. The fashion accessories include a credit card holder, high fashion unisex belts, business cases and several sizes of zippered document protection sleeves.
“I first began Free of Fear as just an idea of reusing materials and trying to create something out of almost anything. I began to take my ideas seriously once I saw the impact that my ideas could have, not only on the fashion industry but also the environment,” explains Byron Matysek. “Even though founded in South Florida where I live and go to school, Free of Fear is working closely with the fashion industry in Chicago to bring awareness of our mission, goals, and product to Chicago and the surrounding community.”
All of the Free of Fear upcycled items are made in South Florida, where Matysek oversees every aspect of the organization. He is involved in the design and execution and the process of bringing these products to market. The flagship product launch in Chicago at the Chicago Fashion Show in Water Tower Place is the first step to spreading more awareness about the Free of Fear fashion line.
Matysek goes on to explain, “We want to support our fellow American industries, products, businesses and ultimately people, while we celebrate the heroism of the US Fire Fighters. That’s why it is so important to me that the Free of Fear products are made in the USA.”
Byron Matysek hopes that upcycling these fire hoses will make a resounding impact in the fashion industry, so the fashion industry becomes more sustainable. This 18-year-old high-schooler is celebrating the heroism of the US Fire Fighters and helping save the environment one hose at a time.
The success of Free of Fear fashion adventure does not come alone for Byron, he is also a Managing Partner in Fuel Door Gloves LLC.
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, and Fujitsu Limited agreed to collaborate with automotive-related manufacturers to strengthen connected car security measures.
With this collaboration, Fujitsu will provide a security countermeasure solution for connected cars, the V-SOC (Vehicle-Security Operation Center) service, and Trend Micro Cloud One will protect the backend cloud infrastructure. These solutions will work in tandem to detect vehicle abnormalities such as gas pedal and brake malfunctions, and add detection capabilities for unauthorized communications and attempts to tamper with telematics servers, as well as security data on the cloud infrastructure. All these elements are detected and analyzed in an integrated manner.
The two companies aim to provide new security services to be verified globally, including in Japan, Europe, the United States, and the APAC region starting in January 2022. The new services will make it possible to visualize the overall picture of potential cyberattacks by detecting threats originating from cloud infrastructure, representing an easy target for the attackers, and linking these detection capabilities with alerts in the vehicle. The new services will additionally make it possible to identify the location of the threat and the extent of the impact of cyberattacks and take measures at appropriate points that need to be dealt with, offering robust support for security measures for connected cars from automotive-related manufacturers.
From 2022, the two companies will work to strengthen security measures for vehicles themselves in addition to cloud infrastructure.
Currently, cybersecurity regulations in the automotive industry are based on the regulations defined by one of the subcommittees of the World Forum for Harmonization of Automotive Standards (WP.29) (1). The WP.29 regulations are required to be applied to CSMS (Cyber Security Management Systems). These regulations describe the need for a system to collect, monitor, and analyze threat information both inside and outside the vehicle to realize autonomous driving. Automotive manufacturers around the world are taking countermeasures based on this guidance.
By linking Fujitsu’s V-SOC and Trend Micro Cloud One, it is possible to get insights into cloud infrastructure security logs in addition to vehicle data, enabling more threat information to be detected and collected. By correlating the collected data with SIEM (2), when an incident occurs, users can promptly determine the origin of the attack and the extent of its impact and provide the customer with information for a prompt response. This solution is a one-stop service that strongly supports customers’ security measures for connected cars.
The new security solution developed through this collaboration will be rolled out globally, including in Japan, Europe, the United States, and the APAC region to automotive manufacturers, automotive suppliers, automotive leasing, and car rental companies developing businesses in fields such as connected cars, electric vehicles, and autonomous driving.
In the future, Fujitsu will promote efforts toward realizing smart cities with mobility as a point of departure, leveraging a variety of vehicular and traffic data collected in areas such as autonomous driving and logistics. Trend Micro will continue to provide security solutions for the new society of connected cars and mobility.
The UNECE World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
(2) SIEM: Security Information and Event Management
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Fujitsu Limited and Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, have collaborated to focus on the security of private 5G networks. The companies will demonstrate the effectiveness of Trend Micro’s security for private 5G using a simulated smart factory environment and an operational Fujitsu environment prior to the product’s public availability.
Private 5G network technology will be the catalyst for true smart factories globally. Connectivity and automation will link factory devices and business applications, improving production capabilities and overall factory performance. However, the expanded IT infrastructure within operational technology (OT) environments can lead to exposed risk for cyberattacks. There is an urgent need to implement cybersecurity measures to secure private 5G networks to protect against potential attacks.
Fujitsu and Trend Micro have incorporated Trend Micro’s 5G security solution into a private 5G system that simulates an actual smart factory environment equipped with high-definition monitoring cameras and automatic guided vehicles (AGV) at the FUJITSU Collaboration Lab in Kawasaki, Japan. This environment was used to visualize and centrally manage the status and security of systems, as well as correlate threat detection and prevention data from the devices and network.
The security solution, Trend Micro Mobile Network Security, leverages embedded endpoint security within the IoT device’s SIM card and network security running on private 5G system. Benefits of the product include:
– Detect and protect against threats at the private 5G network
– Authenticate devices trying to connect to the 5G network
– Block unauthorized communication in real time
This demonstration shows how the Trend Micro solution protects smart factories from internal threats, such as unauthorized or malware-infected devices, as well as external threats attempting to enter the factory through the 5G network.
“Fujitsu aims to realize a society in which people, goods, and services are connected in real time through 5G technology and to solve problems facing the world,” said Tomonori Goto, corporate executive officer, senior vice president and head of 5G Vertical Service Office at Fujitsu. “To this end, we believe that this security solution, created together with Trend Micro, represents a key technology for applying private 5G to mission-critical areas. Fujitsu will continue to cooperate with Trend Micro to create new value through the power of co-creation.”
Fujitsu and Trend Micro will conduct a field trial until September 2021 at Fujitsu’s Oyama Plant. Based on the results of this trial, the partners will consider commercializing a security solution for private 5G.
“We’re delighted to be joining forces with Fujitsu to tackle the immense challenge of cybersecurity for private 5G,” said Akihiko Omikawa, executive vice president for Trend Micro. “Together, we are making smart manufacturing more secure to ensure production isn’t stopped due to a cyberattack.”
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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud workloads, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and investigation, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 130,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
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