The Web’s Bot Containment Unit Needs Your Help (KrebsOnSecurity) Anyone who’s seen the 1984 hit movie Ghostbusters likely recalls the pivotal scene where a government bureaucrat orders the shutdown of the ghost containment unit, effectively unleashing a pent-up phantom menace on New York City.
Akamai Stock Finds Support On Views Coronavirus Will Drive Video Streaming (Investor's Business Daily) Expectations that stay-at-home consumers will engage in more video streaming could be providing support for shares in Akamai Technologies (AKAM). The relative strength rating of Akamai stock has improved amid the coronavirus-driven market correction.
Hellman & Friedman acquires Checkmarx to bolster growth (Help Net Security) Checkmarx announced that Hellman & Friedman (“H&F”) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Company from Insight Partners.
Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Analysis Organization TSP-ISAO Comes Under the CompTIA Banner (PR Newswire) CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global information technology (IT) industry, announced today that it will assume the management...
Claroty Partners with Global Resilience Federation to Help ISAC Members Strengthen their Operational Technology (OT) Security (Yahoo) Claroty, the global leader in industrial cybersecurity, today announced that it has partnered with Global Resilience Foundation (GRF) to provide its members access to original threat research, best practices, and strategic content to help guide them as they converge their information technology (IT)
National Crime Agency Eyes "Industrial Scale Data Analytics" to Tackle Organised Crime (Computer Business Review) The National Crime Agency (NCA) has set aside £4 million to fund a dedicated data analytics team who will be at the forefront of fighting organised crime...
The 10 most powerful cybersecurity companies (CSO Online) What makes these 10 security vendors the biggest power players? We break it down.
A Critical Internet Safeguard Is Running Out of Time (Wired) Shadowserver has helped keep the internet safe for 15 years. Unless it can raise funds fast, it's going to disappear.
Axis Security Emerges from Stealth with $17 Million in Funding to Redefine Private Application Access (PR Newswire) Axis Security, the private application access company, today emerged from stealth launching a purpose-built, cloud-native security and...
Rancher Labs closes $40M funding round to "run Kubernetes everywhere" (ZDNet) The six year-old startup is going after new markets that want to run Kubernetes clusters at the edge.
ZeroNorth Raises $10M Series A+ Round to Bring Continuous, End-to-End Security to DevOps; Enable Comprehensive Software and Infrastructure Vulnerability Management (Yahoo) ZeroNorth, the first provider of risk-based vulnerability orchestration across applications and infrastructure, today announced that it raised a $10 million Series A+ funding round led by Crosslink Capital with participation from other existing investors ClearSky, Rally Ventures and Petrillo Capital.
Checkmarx To Be Bought By Hellman & Friedman For $1.15B Valuation (CRN) Checkmarx is being purchased by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman (H&F) for a $1.15 billion valuation in the largest acquisition of an application security company ever.
Insight Partners sells security firm Checkmarx to Hellman & Friedman for $1.15B (TechCrunch) Checkmarx, an Israeli security company acquired in 2015 by private equity firm Insight Partners with an $84 million investment, was sold today to Hellman & Friedman, another private equity firm at a valuation of $1.15 billion. Nice little profit there, and the company will continue to hold a mi…
Riskonnect Acquires Xactium, a Leading Financial Services GRC Solution Provider, to Accelerate Global Growth and Drive Risk Management Innovation (Yahoo) Riskonnect, the leader in integrated risk management solutions, has acquired Xactium, a UK-based GRC software provider that revolutionizes the way enterprises evaluate and manage enterprise risk and compliance. The acquisition will accelerate Riskonnect’s global growth, strengthen its financial services
Deloitte acquires Aussie security player Zimbani (ARN) Deloitte Australia has ramped up its local cyber security practice by acquiring Melbourne-headquartered provider Zimbani.
The Demise Of Symantec (Forbes) After decades of powering the cybersecurity industry Symantec is no longer contributing.
Cyber investment exec talks COVID-19, Snowden & threat intel automation (SC Media) The cyber threat intelligence tech space has made significant leaps in the last few years, becoming far less manual, according to Hank Thomas, CTO of SCVX.
DCMS-backed cyber accelerator postpones LORCA Live event due to coronavirus (NS Tech) <p>The UK’s government-funded cyber security accelerator has postponed its flagship event, LORCA Live, until later in the year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The London Office for Rapid Cybers
Private equity steps up cyber diligence (PE News) Buyout firms are increasingly having to examine cybersecurity in deals and at portfolio companies
SAIC - Unisys Federal Deal Gets U.S. Antitrust Approval (Nasdaq) (RTTNews) - Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and Unisys Corp. (UIS) announced the expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for SAIC's acquisition of Unisys Federal, an operating unit of Unisys.
Coronavirus updates: Xerox stalls hostile HP takeover (CRN) Live coverage on event cancellations, vendor reaction and more
Kaspersky speaks on US government ban and a closed Russian internet (ZDNet) As Eugene Kaspersky saw his chance to celebrate a decade of sponsoring the Ferrari Scuderia F1 team evaporate when the Melbourne Grand Prix was cancelled, ZDNet asked about why he was singled out by the US government, parallels with the Huawei ban, and a Russian internet.
Fort Gordon commander discusses impact of Army's new Cyber Command headquarters (Aiken Standard) The impact of the U.S. Army’s new Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Gordon in Georgia is expected to have a major impact in Aiken and the surrounding area, according to
Orion Energy and Deep Instinct Ink Leases at 292 Madison (Commercial Observer) Two new tenants are moving into Vanbarton Group’s office tower at 292 Madison Avenue in Midtown
DisruptOps raises $9M with serial entrepreneur, cyber security veterans taming the cloud (Startland News) A fresh funding infusion is expected to help DisruptOps strengthen its team and its ability to react to threats in the cloud, said Jody Brazil.
Dimension Data unifies operations, becomes more client focused (IT-Online) Dimension Data is to operate under a single name as aims to deliver the changing technology needs of its clients. “As the market around us continues to evolve, we are conscious of the need to remain relevant by delivering products and services that enable our clients to meet the increasing demand for personalisation and customisation. …
Tanium Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Technology by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® (Yahoo) Tanium ranked 4 in the "medium company" category on the 2020 Best Workplaces in Technology by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work®.
The Army roughs out its $1B cyber training contract (Fifth Domain) The draft solicitation for the massive DoD cyber training contract, which contains the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE), has been released to industry.
Coronavirus impacts Cloud/Cyber Expo but the show goes on despite some absences (SC Magazine) Some major sponsors pulled out of attending cloud Expo 2020 leaving unmanned stands at the show, including Sophos, IBM, Tripwire, Neustar, Appgate, ISC(2), Crest & others - but the show went on.
Why Palo Alto Networks Shares Fell 21% Last Month (The Motley Fool) The network security expert's second-quarter revenue came in far below expectations, and the near future looks grim.
Bitcoin falls 40pc in one day as coronavirus strips it of its 'safe haven' tag (The Telegraph) The price of Bitcoin has plunged to its lowest level in 11 months, endangering hopes that it can serve as a safe haven asset during the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
Cybersecurity firm Rapid7 to create 200 jobs in Belfast (Silicon Republic) US-headquartered cybersecurity firm Rapid7 has announced plans to open a new office in Belfast and hire 200 additional staff.
World-leading cyber security company Rapid7 to base at Chichester House (The Irish News) BELFAST'S high-tech Chichester House is to provide office space to US-based cyber security firm Rapid7, which is set to double its staff numbers to almost 400 in the next two years.
INSA Statement: Implications of COVID-19 for the Cleared Workforce (Homeland Security Today) In case normal operations for classified work must be suspended for an extended period of time, INSA recommends several steps to mitigate the impact of such measures on the Trusted Workforce.
COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and a security conference tries to play it down (ZDNet) If two attendees of your security conference were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, how would you let everyone know? Perhaps not quite in the way the RSA conference did.
Cybersecurity center cancels symposium in Denver due to coronavirus (OutThere Colorado) The National Cybersecurity Center has canceled its Cybersecurity Symposium, scheduled for June 15-16 at the Gaylord Rockies resort near Denver
Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19 (TechCrunch) After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement, the company said “we understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented t…
DisruptOps raises $9M with serial entrepreneur, cyber security veterans taming the cloud (Startland News) A fresh funding infusion is expected to help DisruptOps strengthen its team and its ability to react to threats in the cloud, said Jody Brazil.
outSOC Acquires SIEMPlexus, Unveils SOCaaS Platform for MSSPs (MSSP Alert) outSOC exits stealth mode & unveils a multi-tier, white-label, security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS) platform for MSPs & MSSPs.
This risk management startup has raised $17.5M in new funding with another big-name backer (Washington Business Journal) Interos founder and CEO Jennifer Bisceglie led the supply chain company to new funding in 2019.
Dell Sells RSA Security Business to Symphony for $2.1 Billion (FinSMEs) Dell Technologies has announced that the negotiations with Symphony Technology Group (STG) have ended and that they will be selling RSA Security Business to the private equity firm. The sale of the legacy security firm is reportedly held at a value of $2.075 billion
Third IT firm acquisition takes Dynamic Edge turnover to £5m (OilVoice) Technology business Dynamic Edge has become a £5m turnover firm and extended its geographical reach following the acquisition of an IT company in the sout ...
Vista Equity Explores Sale Of Network Identity Provider Infoblox: Report (CRN) Vista Equity is weighing strategic options for network identity appliance provider Infoblox, including a potential sale, according to a PE Hub report.
10 European startups fighting fake news and disinformation (EU-Startups) Brexit. Terrorist attacks. Climate change. Corona virus. Whether its fake news, deep fakes, disinformation or the deliberate spreading of false information with the intent to deceive, it seems like this kind of phenomenon is on the rise.
We've seen how elections can be swayed, how spreading sensa
Huawei bets big on European 5G patents despite Trump's pressure (Bloomberg) Even as the Trump Administration pressures European countries to stop using Huawei...
Can Empathy Have an Impact on Business? Rapid7 Is Betting on It (Built In Austin) In a previous life as an independent sales rep, Gerald Blancett would work out of coffee shops or his home, chasing deals as a “lone wolf.” Closing deals was always front of mind, and he was skeptical about making the jump to a company that touted a great culture. “I was like, ‘Culture is cool, but culture doesn’t make dollars,’” Blancett playfully recalled from inside Rapid7’s Austin’s offices in late January.
The Tycoon Hunting Down The World’s Hackers—And Fending Off A Trump Ukraine Conspiracy Theory (Forbes) A year ago, the world didn’t really know much about CrowdStrike or its founder George Kurtz. A call between President Trump and Ukraine's President changed all that.
Record Number of TAG Recertifications Shows Commitment of Leading Companies to Protect Digital Ad Supply Chain (Benzinga) The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising...
Wolfberry scoops international cyber award (South Wales Argus) Newport-based cyber company Wolfberry Cyber has been recognised as Best International Cyber Security Consultancy Firm at the Acquisition…
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VMware’s Pat Gelsinger: Coronavirus will ‘permanently change’ work (CRN Australia) Dubs outbreak a "black swan."
Tempered Offering Free Next-Gen VPN Services to Offset Impact of COVID-19 Remote Work Transition (BusinessWire) Tempered, an emerging innovative network security provider, announced today it will offer its next-gen VPN, Airwall, free for 90 days.
New Customer Programs to Help Secure Remote Workers (CrowdStrike) CrowdStrike is introducing a pair of new programs to help our customers deal with the challenges of the sudden burst in remote workers due to the COVID-19 crisis.
SentinelOne makes security platform free to support remote workers (ComputerWeekly) Endpoint protection platform service will be made free until 16 May 2020 to help protect remote workers during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis
As a FortiGate Customer, Your Teleworker Strategy is Already in Place (Fortinet Blog) Discover how FortiGate enables customers to shift from a primarily on-site workforce to a comprehensive teleworker strategy without additional hardware.…
Kount Announces Industry's First Adaptive Protection Solution for Account Takeover Fraud (BusinessWire) Kount, the leader in identity trust and digital fraud protection, today announced Kount Control, the industry’s first adaptive protection solution to
Contrast Security Simplifies DevSecOps by Application Security with World's First Route Intelligence (PR Newswire) Contrast Security, the next-generation software security platform, today announced Route Intelligence™, a major new capability for application...
Security Compass Expands SD Elements Product Offering to Support CCPA Compliance (BusinessWire) Security Compass announced that it has added content to SD Elements enabling organizations to maintain or achieve compliance under the CCPA.
Ansaldo Energia chooses Kaspersky as strategic partner on its digital transformation path (Utilities Middle East) Protecting data and equipment is becoming an increasingly wide and more strategic priority for Ansaldo Energia, especially since it started an important digital transformation process a few years ago that involved the adoption of smart devices and connected production plants
Darktrace Cyber AI: An Immune System for Cloud Security (IoT World Today) The journey to the cloud has reshaped the digital business world. As the network perimeter dissolves, hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure have become part of
Darktrace Cyber AI: An Immune System for Email (IoT World Today) Spear phishing, impersonation attacks, and account takeovers remain a top avenue of attack for cyber-criminals. Targeted email attacks remain a challenge for or
Contrast Security simplifies DevSecOps with Route Intelligence (Help Net Security) Contrast Security, the next-generation software security platform, announced Route Intelligence, a major new capability for application security.
Fortinet launches self-learning AI appliance for cyber threat detection (Elets CIO) Cybersecurity software, appliances and services provider Fortinet has come up with a first-of-its-kind on-premises appliance that leverages self-learning Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to speed threat remediation and handle time consuming, manual security analyst tasks...
Trivy Vulnerability Scanner from Aqua Security Adopted by Leading Cloud Native Platforms (Aqua) Aqua Security, the leading platform provider for securing cloud native applications and infrastructure, announced today that its open source Trivy vulnerability scanner is now available as an integrated option in several widely used cloud native platforms, including the CNCF’s Harbor registry, Docker, and Mirantis Docker Enterprise. Trivy is a …
PolySwarm provides latest enhancement to Basis Technology's incident r (PRWeb) PolySwarm, a threat intelligence and detection marketplace for identifying new and emergent malware, will now be used by Cyber Triage™, a tool for rapid incident
Alphabet's Verily launches a limited coronavirus screening website (CNBC) Alphabet's Verily on Sunday night launched a pilot of a COVID-19 screening and testing website in the San Francisco Bay Area, a day earlier than it said it would.
Trump announced Google was building a virus screening tool. Then someone had to build it (Washington Post) How a presidential promise launched Verily, an Alphabet-owned health science unit, to the front lines of the pandemic
To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data (New York Times) The information, intended for use in counterterrorism, would help identify people who have crossed paths with known patients.
SAIC-Goodyear to Bring Blockchain Into Supply-Chain Security (Nasdaq) Science Applications International Corp. SAIC is partnering with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on a pilot project to secure customer data across the supply chain with the help of blockchain technology.Science Applications has been the prime contractor in the Tire Succes
ConnectWise continues to Shift Left - (Enterprise Times) ConnectWise has continued to enhance its security stance. It is adopting more shift left practices and reaffirmed it commitment to a Bug Bounty Program
Radiologex partners with Trusona to enhance secure access (Enterprise Times) The Radiologex/Trusona partnership hopes to solve the problems by providing one easy-to-use, blockchain-based platform with safety and speed built in.
GlobalPlatform Simplifies Integration of SEs into IoT Devices (GlobalPlatform) The standard for secure digital services and devices
Beachhead Solutions Offering MSPs and Their Clients Free Temporary Licenses to Accommodate Surge in Remote Workers (Globe Newswire) Additional SimplySecure licenses immediately available to MSPs and their clients to ensure device and data security while employees work remotely
PC Matic Offers Free Protection For Businesses Going Remote (PC Matic) PC Matic is offering free cybersecurity and remote management tools through the end of June, in light of the increased frequency of remote employees nationwide...
OSN deploys Microsoft security framework for cybersecurity (BroadcastPro ME) OSN, the region’s entertainment network has adopted Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection to protect its digital estate against an increasingly challenging
ConnectWise Strengthening its Security Posture (ConnectWise) ConnectWise, the leading provider of business automation software for technology solution providers (TSPs), today announced updates it is taking to strengthen its security posture.
PornHub Helps Italians Stay Indoors with Free Premium Access (BleepingComputer) To help ease the boredom and isolation caused by a country-wide coronavirus lockdown in Italy, PorbHub is offering a helping hand by providing Italians free access to their premium service.
Verizon’s networks stand ready for increases in data traffic (Yahoo) With recent increases in telecommuting and online learning, Verizon’s networks stand ready to serve customers at work, at home and remotely – including first responders and those protecting the public -- when critical connectivity is needed most. Since the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the
German Development Agency Chooses BlackBerry for Emergency Management Solution (PR Newswire) BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced today that the German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...
Castle Unveils Four Account Takeover Tactics Cyberattackers are Using to Successfully Exploit Users (Castle) Castle, the consumer identity protection company, today announced Identity-Aware Bot Detection, an industry-first product for protecting organizations against advanced bot attacks while maintaining the optimal customer experience.
VPN Company gives away free service to fight misinformation (Atlas VPN) Countries with internet restrictions leave citizens uninformed or misinformed about the virus. Atlas VPN stands for the free flow of information.
Odo Security Offers Free Remote Access Solution for Employees Working from Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak (AP NEWS) Odo Security, a leader in zero trust network access (ZTNA) and management, today announced it is offering free subscriptions to its market-leading secure remote access solution, OdoAccess, to companies for use by their employees based in countries impacted by the Coronavirus health crisis.
UAE firm picked to provide secure mobile network at Expo 2020 Dubai (ArabianBusiness.com) Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions is also the security network provider for the Government of Dubai
TrueFort Achieves VMware Ready™ Status (Yahoo) Designation indicates that TrueFort Fortress XDR has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware vSphere for production.
ForgeRock Simplifies the Process for Companies to Migrate from Legacy Products to a Modern Identity Solution (Globe Newswire) ForgeRock®, the leading provider in digital identity, today announced new tools to help enterprise customers quickly and easily migrate identity and access management (IAM) capabilities from legacy vendors, such as Oracle or CA Technologies, to ForgeRock’s more secure and flexible platform.
Netwrix now delivers data classification for Google Drive and integrates with Microsoft Information Protection (Netwrix) Organizations can reduce security-related stress with trustworthy data tagging and prove compliance with the CCPA faster and more easily.
Thycotic Announces Expanded Availability of Cloud PAM Solutions in Canada (Yahoo) Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to more than 10,000 organizations, including 25 of the Fortune 100, today announced the availability of its cloud-native PAM solutions delivered via its new local data center in Canada.
Top Cybersecurity Employee Training Programs (eSecurity Planet) Employees are the weakest part of your cybersecurity defenses; here are 9 top security training vendors that can help.
Kudelski launches IoT security for automotive, industrial based on STM connectivity (Telecompaper) Kudelski announced the availability of its Kudelski IoT Security Platform integrated with ST4SIM eSIM products from STMicroelectronics. The integration creates a robust foundation for connected MCUs, such as STM32-based products, that is specifically adapted to the high functionality and security requirements for the industrial equipment and automotive manufacturer markets, the company said.
SailPoint introduces identity governance for IaaS platforms, resources and workloads (Help Net Security) SailPoint Technologies Holdings, the leader in identity management, introduced identity governance for IaaS platforms, resources and workloads.
BT Launches New Cybersecurity Advisory Services Practice (Infosecurity Magazine) Service will provide BT customers with advice on navigating their cybersecurity journeys
Vodafone launches managed cyber security services for UK businesses (Information Age) Vodafone Cyber Enhanced combines cyber security and defence-grade technology to protect the resources of critical national infrastructure providers
(ISC)² Announces CEO Succession Plan ((ISC)²) David Shearer to Step Down at the End of 2020
Balbix Expands Leadership Team With Appointment of Shelly Morales as Vice President of People (BusinessWire) Balbix Inc., provider of the industry’s first system for cybersecurity posture transformation, today announced the addition of Shelly Morales as the c
Cylance ANZ boss promoted to lead BlackBerry Spark (CRN Australia) Jason Duerden will continue managing Cylance in expanded role.
NS1 Expands Executive Team With Security and Product Leaders (Yahoo) NS1 appoints Ryan Davis as chief information security officer and Jay Liu as vice president of product strategy.
Lares adds industry expert to enhance vCISO offerings (Consulting) Security consultancy Lares has hired Dr. Mark Arnold as vice president of advisory services. Arnold will serve to expand the firm’s virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) services.
CyberArk ANZ boss Matthew Brazier departs (CRN Australia) Hires Thomas Fikentscher out of JXT Global as replacement.
Ex-Capgemini CEO joins Innovo (CRN Australia) More changes after recent rebrand.
Bill Gates to Leave Boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway (Wall Street Journal) Bill Gates announced Friday that he is leaving the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to spend more time with his foundation.
Johns Joins Parsons' Cyber Leadership (Yahoo) Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) today announced that it has hired John Johns as vice president account executive of the company's federal intelligence operating unit under the company's cyber and intelligence market.
Corero Network Security's Andrew Miller to step down as CFO (Shares Magazine) Shares provides unbiased commentary, ideas, views and news on stocks, funds, pensions and savings. Great investment tools with live data. Free registration.