Confluent lands another big round with $250M Series E on $4.5B valuation (TechCrunch) The pandemic may feel all-encompassing at the moment, but Confluent announced a $250 million Series E today, showing that major investment continues in spite of the dire economic situation at the moment. The company is now valued at $4.5 billion. Today’s round follows last year’s $125 m…
NAVAIR Digital Department Awards $77.7M Contract to Sabre Systems, Inc. (BayNet) Sabre Systems, Inc. was selected for a $77.7M contract by the NAVAIR Digital Department to provide technology acceleration and integration, information technology, information management and cyber security support services.
Zerto Named in JMP Securities Elite 80 List for Sixth Consecutive Year (Zerto) Annual List Highlights Hottest Privately Held Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Companies
How cybersecurity dodged the 2020 tech spending slash (Tech Wire Asia) Latest financial projections have sent enterprise IT budget estimates tumbling in 2020. But cybersecurity has proven its value: will companies axe that too?
ForgeRock nabs $93.5M for its ID management platform, gears up next for an IPO (TechCrunch) For better or worse, digital identity management services — the process of identifying and authenticating users on networks to access services — has become a ubiquitous part of interacting on the internet, all the more so in the recent weeks as we have been asked to carry out increasing…
Awake Security Raises Series C Investment to Fuel Expansion (AiThority) Awake has increased its annual recurring revenue (ARR) by close to 700% and doubled its employee headcount over the past year.
Huawei’s Revenue Growth Slowed Sharply by Coronavirus, U.S. Blacklisting (Wall Street Journal) Revenue rose 1.4% to 182.2 billion yuan, or about $25.8 billion, from the same quarter a year ago, the company said. The climb was a slowdown from the 39% growth it reported in the same quarter a year ago.
Auriga to purchase ATM security technology LDM from S21sec (Retail Banker International) Auriga, a provider of technological solutions for banking and payments industries, has acquired ATM cybersecurity solution Lookwise Device Manager (LDM).
Breach and Attack Simulation Firm SafeBreach Gets $19 Million in Funding (Channel Futures) SafeBreach, which provides a breach-and-attack simulation (BAS) platform, has secured $19 million in funding to expand strategic partnerships.
Aviation ISAC to Join CMMC Academy as Inaugural International Alliance Member (Yahoo) The CMMC Academy, an initiative of Celerium Inc., announced today the formation of an International Alliance program, with the Aviation Information and Analysis Center (A-ISAC) as its inaugural member.
Swimlane Acquires Syncurity (BusinessWire) Swimlane today announced the acquisition of Syncurity Corporation.
Bridgecrew Raises $18M to Help Developers Protect Their Cloud Infrastructure With a Simple Click of a Button (Yahoo) Bridgecrew, a company that makes it simple for organizations to automatically deploy cloud security engineering, today emerged from stealth mode by launching its Codified Cloud Security platform and announcing new funding. Its new, $14 million Series A round was led by global investment firm Battery
Federal government set to invest in Chinese firms called ‘enemies’ (Washington Examiner) Outrage is growing over a plan to invest federal civilian and military pension funds into several Chinese military and communications firms dubbed “enemies” by a who’s who list of retired top brass.
Huawei Chip Unit Orders Up More Domestic Production as U.S. Restrictions Loom: Sources (New York Times) Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is gradually shifting production of chips designed in-house away from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) and towards a mainland Chinese firm in preparation for more U.S. restrictions, sources familiar with the matter said.
Huawei CTO on 5G security and standards (RCR Wireless News) The move from LTE to 5G brings inherent upgrades in security like enhnaced encryption, but the complexities of 5G still alter the cyber attack surface.
Facebook's Libra scales back plans for global digital currency (The Telegraph) Association backed by social network will instead launch multiple virtual coins tied to existing currencies
The Devastating Decline of a Brilliant Young Coder (Wired) Lee Holloway programmed internet security firm Cloudflare into being. But then he became apathetic, distant, and unpredictable—for a long time, no one could make sense of it.
Ericsson Beats Out 5G Rivals to Replace BT’s Huawei Gear (SDxCentral) Ericsson beat out rivals in replacing Huawei core network equipment for BT’s ongoing 5G network deployment. The deal follows a recent move by the United Kingdom to limit the use of equipment from China-based vendors in 5G networks.
U.N. Backs Down on Partnership With Chinese Firm for 75th Anniversary (Foreign Policy) The decision comes after U.S. officials and human rights advocates complained that Tencent aids Beijing in surveillance.
BioCatch Closes on $145 Million Investment Led by Bain Capital Tech Opportunities (Yahoo) BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, today announced it has completed a $145 million Series C investment led by Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, the growth investing business of Bain Capital. Also joining the round are new investors including Industry Ventures as well as existing shareholders
SafeBreach Raises $19 Million to Expand Channels, Accelerate Product Development (SafeBreach) Experiencing rapid customer growth, the industry’s leading provider of breach-and-attack simulation will use the funding to accelerate the development of new product capabilities and ser…
Atlas AI Raises $7M in Series A Round Led by Airbus Ventures (Via Satellite) Atlas AI, a geospatial intelligence company, has raised $7 million its Series A round led by Airbus Ventures, with participation from Micron Technology and existing investor The Rockefeller Foundation. Also on Tuesday, the company announced that Lewis Pinault, partner of Airbus Ventures, has joined the company’s
Introducing Digital.ai – The First Software Company to Provide End-to-End Intelligent Value Stream Management, Software Delivery, and Application Security in a Unified Platform (BusinessWire) Introducing Digital.ai – First Software Company to Provide End-to-End Intelligent Value Stream Management, Software Delivery & Application Security
This Cloud Software Startup Used By The U.S. Air Force Just Raised $30 Million From VCs And The CIA (Forbes) All no more than age 22, these prodigy entrepreneurs used by the Air Force just scored a $200 million valuation from investors including the venture arm of the CIA.
One step closer to bringing digital access to everyone (Onfido) We started eight years ago with our first investment check from Oxford University for $20k.
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Odix is disarming the growing malware threat (Help Net Security) Odix uses content disarm and reconstruction for disarming malware. Odix can be deployed at various parts of an organization's infrastructure.
Trustonic Security to be Implemented in LG Mobile Smartphones (BusinessWire) Mobile device and app security leader Trustonic has extended its partnership with LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
Nozomi Networks teams up with Cyber Partners to Deliver Advanced MSSP Services to Critical Industrial Networks in Australia (PRWire) Milestone MSSP agreement Targets Australia mining, energy and transport sectors
Aqua Security Introduces Dynamic Threat Analysis for Containers, Mitigating Risks of Sophisticated Malware Attacks (Aqua) First ‘Sandbox’ for Containerized Applications is Integrated into Aqua’s Cloud Native Security Platform and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) Solutions BOSTON – 22 April, 2020 – Aqua Security, the leading platform provider for securing cloud native applications and infrastructure, announced today Aqua Dynamic Threat Analysis (DTA), a new product offering that protects container-based environments against …
NordVPN becomes the first VPN to integrate WireGuard on all platforms (Android Central) WireGuard is a new VPN protocol that promises better connectivity and faster speeds. NordVPN has now integrated the standard on all platforms via the NordLynx standard, and you can start using it from today.
Axis Security Unveils Partner Program to Help Enterprises Gain Better Control over Private App Access; BlackLake Security First to Join Program (Axis Security) Channel to represent significant distribution avenue for fast-growth cyber start-up that offers secure application access for remote workforce, partners using Zero Trust approach SAN MATEO, California – April 22, 2020 – Axis Security, the private application access company, today unveiled the Axis Security Partner Program (ASPP) for VARs, systems integrators, MSSPs, OEM partners and distributors....
Avanan Launches Canadian Datacenter (Globe Newswire) Helps customers comply with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Avanan Introduces First-Ever Consumption-Based Email Security Licensing Program (Globe Newswire) Avanan, the leader in securing cloud email and collaboration platforms, is introducing a first-of-its-kind for the email security industry: an automatic consumption-based licensing program.
F5 Expands Silverline Managed Services Offerings in India with New Point of Presence to Improve Application Security for Customers (CXOToday.com) F5 increases global footprint by adding point of presence, making its Silverline offerings available to customers across the Asia Pacific region 5 (NASDAQ:
CoNetrix Security Rolls Out Cutting-Edge IT Audit Services (Benzinga) The new audit service from CoNetrix Security provides companies a more comprehensive assessment of their information and cyber security controls.
How Hoxhunt minimizes cybersecurity risks from human error (Help Net Security) Hoxhunt is an automated phishing simulator that can be used to train all users within an organization. The platform can launch simulated phishing attacks.
Genetec’s Firmware Vault Helps Organizations Stay Up-To-Date With Latest Camera Firmware And Enhance Cybersecurity (Security Informed) Genetec Inc., a globally renowned technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced that Firmware Vault, the industry’s first...
Claroty Significantly Strengthens its Industry-Leading OT Security Platform (Yahoo) Claroty, the global leader in industrial cybersecurity, today announced it has strengthened the Claroty Platform to deliver the industry's broadest range of operational technology (OT) security controls in a single solution, thereby empowering enterprises to more easily and effectively reduce risks
StackRox Delivers Compliance Controls for NIST 800-53 (StackRox) StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform now supports continuous compliance checks for container-relevant controls in NIST 800-53
Cybrary Announces New Scholars Program to Support Professionals Impacted by COVID-19 (PR Newswire) Cybrary, the world's largest online cybersecurity career development platform, today announced its first Scholars Program to support those...
New CCPA, GDPR Third Party Risk Management Privacy Guidelines and Checklists from Shared Assessments Help Organizations Assess and Address Privacy Risk Across Relationships (MarketWatch) The Shared Assessments Program today issued “CCPA Privacy Guidelines & Checklists,” the security and risk industry’s first comprehensive set of best...
New Tool Empowers Organizations to Demand that Third-Party Business Partners Prove that Their Information Systems are Secure and Private (PR Newswire) InfoSecurity Infrastructure Inc.'s just-introduced scripted compliance audit process now enables all United States corporations, non-profit...
Protect your butt online with HideMyAss VPN (Cult of Mac) This powerful VPN offers protection from threats to your online security and privacy, with plenty of powerful extras.
TrafficGuard Launches Free Advertising Fraud Protection (PRWeb) Leading ad fraud prevention specialist, TrafficGuard, announced today the launch of its free pay-per-click (PPC) protection. With the launch of their free ad
Verve Security Center Unveils Version 8.0 to Enhance Ease of Use, Depth of Insight and Speed to Remediation for ICS Cyber Security (Yahoo) Verve is pleased to announce the latest major release of the Verve Security Center, Version 8.0. Over the past decade, Verve's engineering team worked closely with our clients and advisors to continuously improve the functionality of the platform. Version 8.0 significantly enhances the ease of use
KnowBe4 Launches PhishRIP to Remove Suspicious Emails From Inboxes (PR Newswire) KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has launched a new...
New tool detects AWS intrusions where hackers abuse self-replicating tokens (ZDNet) New SkyWrapper tool generates Excel spreadsheets so AWS account owners can easily spot compromised tokens.
ZeroFOX's AI-powered platform now includes security for Zoom and Slack (Help Net Security) ZeroFOX has extended its AI powered platform to now include advanced cyberattack protection capabilities for business collaboration platforms.
One Identity Achieves NIAP Common Criteria Certification For Identity Manager 8.1 (One Identity) Certification requires One Identity to meet rigorous security requirements to prove efficacy for many government and enterprise organizations
CertNexus Partners With CyberKnights In An Innovative Approach Towards Cybersecurity Talent Assessment, Development, And Retention (PR Underground) CertNexus and CyberKnights, a product of Rofori Corporation, have partnered to help decrease the growing cybersecurity skills gap while enabling individuals to better prepare for in-demand careers
FireEye : EmergingEd and FireEye Partner to Deliver Online Cyber Security Training (MarketScreener) Interactive virtual training courses make it easy for individuals and organizations to step up their cyber skills from home
Pastebin Made It Harder To Scrape Its Site And Researchers Are Pissed Off (Vice) Pastebin quietly changed its terms and services that allowed researchers to study leaked data, malware, and stolen passwords.
New infosec products of the week: April 17, 2020 (Help Net Security) The featured products this week are from the following vendors: NeuVector, Corsa Security, ZeroFOX, Entrust Datacard, and SentinelOne.
Zix Launches Secure Cloud to Power the Secure Modern Workplace (Zix Corporation) The Investor Relations website contains information about Zix Corporation's business for stockholders, potential investors, and financial analysts.
Our Team is Your Team — Introducing Dragos Neighborhood Watch (Dragos | Industrial (ICS/OT) Cyber Security) Today we're thrilled to publicly announce Neighborhood Watch, our integrated Managed Threat Hunting program for industrial infrastructure organizations large and small. While the announcement is
Dragos Delivers Critical New Industrial Cybersecurity Network Visibility and Threat Hunting Service (Dragos) Offering developed and refined through two years of work with Dragos Platform customers across multiple industries; addresses cybersecurity skills gap,
EDR Security | Automated Detection & Investigation of EDR Data (Respond Software) The Respond Analyst automates the investigation, scoping and prioritization of EDR alerts into real, actionable incidents. Learn more today.
Respond Software Unlocks the Value in EDR Data with RDA (Respond Software) Respond Software's Respond Analyst now offers analysis support of Endpoint Detection and Response data from Carbon Black, CrowdStrike and SentinelOne.
Cowbell Adds Social Engineering Coverage to Its Cyber Insurance Program (Cowbell Cyber) Cybercrime exploits fear and uncertainty, particularly during times of crisis, warns the World Economic Forum. People are more likely to engage in unsafe online behavior which can end up costing them dearly.
Privva’s Automated Language Translation Improves Speed and Accuracy of Vendor Risk Assessments (BusinessWire) Privva, the leading third-party risk management platform, today announced the addition of automatic language translation features for the popular Shar
Identity Automation Launches Studio Module for RapidIdentity (Identity Automation) Identity and Access Management Company Announces Launch of Enhanced ETL Tool
Meet AttackerKB, Rapid7's Crowdsourced Vulnerability Knowledge Base (SecurityWeek) Rapid7 launched AttackerKB, a community-sourced knowledgebase of the latest vulnerabilities, as an open beta. Its purpose is to provide a central repository of information on vulnerabilities to help defenders understand and triage threats.
Illusive Networks Integrates with Infoblox to Speed Deployment (Zawya) Automated mapping simplifies hostname deception management
Google's Head of Quantum Computing Hardware Resigns (Wired) John Martinis brought a long record of quantum computing breakthroughs when he joined Google in 2014. He quit after being reassigned to an advisory role.
Cyber Security 1 AB: Change of non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of CYBER1 (Globe Newswire) Change of non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of CYBER1
Tenured Financial Services experts join Breach Clarity advisory board (CUInsight) Two financial services experts have joined the advisory board of fraud prevention and detection technology firm Breach Clarity. David Eads and Ben Wallach bring versatile and experienced perspective to a growing dialogue around the need for new strategies to combat threats posed by mounting data breaches. This month, Eads and Wallach will join the now …
Menlo Security Appoints Joe Sexton to Board of Directors (Menlo Security) Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, today announced that Joe Sexton has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Cam Linke joins Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute as CEO (BetaKit) Cam Linke is the newest CEO of the Edmonton-based Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii).
Exclusive Networks Appoints Global Head of Professional Services & Consulting in a ‘Services 1st’ Approach (EIN) Recruitment of Nigel Gilhespy underlines commitment to a services centric, value creation strategy aligned to partners and vendors needs
Saviynt Appoints Scott Plutko as SVP of Global Partner Organization (Yahoo) Saviynt (www.saviynt.com) ranked in the top third of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in the US, and leader in converging Identity Governance, Application GRC and Cloud Privileged Access Management solutions, announced the expansion of its leadership team, appointing Scott Plutko as the
CloudBolt Announces Appointment of Jeff Kukowski as Chief Executive Officer and Member of Its Board of Directors (Yahoo) Jeff will be responsible for building upon CloudBolt’s continued momentum and scaling the business globally in the growing cloud management platform (CMP) market. According to Gartner, the CMP market is part of the larger cloud management platform and tools (CMPT) market.
Altamira Deepens Leadership Team to Support Continued Strong Growth (West Plains Daily Quill) MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 16, 2020--
Former Google Cloud Executive Joins Virtru to Lead International Operations (Virtru) A cloud industry veteran, Renaud Perrier brings more than 20 years of sales engineering, product management, and partnership development expertise to Virtru.
Aviatrix Names Networking and Security Veterans to Lead EMEA Sales (Yahoo) Aviatrix, the leader in enterprise multi-cloud networking, today announced the appointment of Karl Driesen as vice president of EMEA sales and Ides Vanneuville as senior director of EMEA systems engineering. In their new roles, Driesen and Vanneuville will lead the EMEA sales expansion to accommodate
Ciena adds M&A veteran to its C-suite (Baltimore Business Journal) The executive previously led the $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire while at Cisco Systems Inc.
Zeneth Technology Partners Appoints Jonathan Edwards As Senior Partner And Ryan Marks As Partner And VP Of Technology And Innovation (Yahoo) Zeneth Technology Partners, a top rated and fast-growing cyber security firm providing information technology and cybersecurity services to federal and commercial clients, is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Jonathan Edwards and Mr. Ryan Marks to our organization's key leadership. Our firm has