How Britain’s technology industry shrugged off Brexit fears – and kept on growing (The Telegraph) Just days after the result of the EU referendum was announced, a German political party hired a van for an unusual publicity stunt.
Israeli cybersecurity startups raised $6.32b in 2013-2019 (Israel21c) New report released ahead of Cybertech Global Tel Aviv 2020, where 18,000 worldwide delegates will discuss the industry’s strengths and challenges.
Very Good Security Announces Strategic Investment From Visa (BusinessWire) Very Good Security (VGS), a leader in modern data security and custodianship, announced today that it has received a strategic investment from Visa In
Anti-bot startup Kasada raises $7M in Series A from CIA’s venture fund In-Q-Tel (TechCrunch) Kasada, an anti-bot startup we profiled earlier this year, has raised $7 million in its Series A with In-Q-Tel, the non-profit venture arm of the intelligence community, as the startup’s latest investor. The Sydney and Chicago-based company helps to fight online bots using its proprietary ant…
Trusona raises $20 million to bring passwordless authentication to more businesses (VentureBeat) Trusona, an authentication platform that helps businesses verify logins without passwords, has raised $20 million in a round led by Georgian Partners.
Cellebrite expands to computers with $33M acquisition of BlackBag Technologies forensics firm - 9to5Mac (9to5Mac) The Israeli forensics firm Cellebrite has announced a $33 million acquisition that it says will help it expand its forensics capabilities beyond smartphones. The company has acquired BlackBag Technologies, which is a separate forensics firm with a focus on computer forensics. In a press release announcing the acquisition, Cellebrite co-CEO Yossi Carmil said that the …
An Israel-U.S. Merger Creates An Apple Hacking Powerhouse For The Feds (Forbes) Cellebrite buys Blackbag, combining the latter's Apple Mac hacking expertise with the former's vast smartphone forensics capabilities. It comes at a time when U.S. law enforcement claims it's struggling to get into iPhones of critical investigations.
Seattle’s ExtraHop expects $100M ARR in 2020, IPO the following year (TechCrunch) Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re continuing our series on companies that have reached the $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) threshold, or are about to. ExtraHop is the company of the da…
Wind River Extends Embedded Security and Linux Leadership With Acquisition of Star Lab (Valdosta Daily Times) Wind River ®, a leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge, today announced its acquisition of Star Lab, a leader in cybersecurity for embedded systems.
Kubernetes gets a bug bounty program (TechCrunch) The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today announced its first bug bounty program for Kubernetes, the ubiquitous container orchestration system originally built by Google. To run this program, the CNCF is partnering with Google and HackerOne and bounties will range from $100 to $10,000. Kub…
Q4 Success Caps Thycotic's Tremendous 2019 (PR Newswire) Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to more than 10,000 organizations, including 25 of the Fortune 100, today...
Principal® Joins Cyber Readiness Institute Board of Advisors (Yahoo) The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) is pleased to welcome Principal Financial Group® to its Board of Advisors.
Cybersecurity startup exits total $11.3 billion in 2013-2019 — report (Times of Israel) There are 436 cybersecurity firms operating in Israel in various stages of development, IVC report says; figures released ahead of Cybertech conference at end of month
Cybersecurity and Penetration Testing Specialists Raxis Secures Growth Investment from RCP Equity (PR Newswire) Raxis, an Atlanta-based cybersecurity and pen testing firm, announced today its first major outside investment from RCP Equity (rcpequity.com)....
Trusona Secures $20 Million in Series C Funding Led by Georgian Partners (PR Newswire) Trusona, the leader in passwordless multi-factor authentication technology, today announced that it has secured $20 million in additional...
NortonLifeLock Announces Sale of ID Analytics Business to LexisNexis Risk Solutions (Seeking Alpha) Divestiture Will Allow NortonLifeLock to Further Sharpen its Focus on Consumers
Entisys360 Doubles Down on Cybersecurity; Invests in New Services Offerings (Yahoo) Entisys360 has purchased the cybersecurity technology solutions and services assets from Sacramento-based Performance Technology Partners (PTP).
ICF Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire ITG (PR Newswire) ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and technology services provider, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire...
Is Microsoft going to eliminate Israel's cybersecurity companies? (Haaretz) The U.S. company’s drive is being led by an Israeli R&D unit it created through a series of local startup acquisitions
What goes wrong when accounting firms become consultants (Quartz) Accounting firms are spending more time consulting because It’s lucrative, virtually unregulated, and offers greater potential for growth. But that trend comes at a cost.
Exploring CrowdStrike's Competitive Advantage (Seeking Alpha) CrowdStrike has some peculiar competitive moat worth exploring. Its early start, economies of scale, strategic partners, and ability to upsell will make it tough for competitors to catch up.
Q Cyber Hires Mercury for Hacking Lawsuit (O'Dwyers PR) Mercury scores $1.2M contract from Israel's Q Cyber Technologies, which has been sued for its alleged hacking of Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service.
ImageWare Systems Kicks off 2020 with over $1.2 Million in Multiple Deals (Globe Newswire) ImageWare expands its presence in financial services and government sectors.
Identifying opportunities in today’s saturated cybersecurity market (TechCrunch) Yoav Leitersdorf is the founder of YL Ventures, a 12-year-old, Mill Valley, California.-based seed-stage venture firm that invests narrowly in Israeli cybersecurity startups and closed its fourth fund with $120 million in capital commitments last summer — a vehicle that brings the capital it now ma…
At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters (TechCrunch) Every year, Consumer Electronics Show attendees receive a branded backpack, but this year’s edition was special; made out of transparent plastic, the bag’s contents were visible without the wearer needing to unzip. It isn’t just a fashion decision. Over the years, security has become more int…
How Defense Contractors Should Prepare for a Cyber Proxy War With Iran (ClearanceJobs) ClearanceJobs is your best resource for news and information on security-cleared jobs and professionals. Learn more with our article, "How Defense Contractors Should Prepare for a Cyber Proxy War With Iran ".
MTS Advantage Wins Potential $100M Navy Cybersecurity Test Support IDIQ (GovCon Wire) MTS Advantage, a joint venture between Millennium Corp. and TIME Systems, has won a potential $99.9M
Deloitte’s $137 Million Cybersecurity Award Withstands Challenge (Bloomberg Law) Deloitte Consulting LLP will provide information technology services under a $137 million blanket purchase agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor, the GAO said.
Tesla is challenging hackers to crack its car, and it is putting ~$1 million on the line - Electrek (Electrek) Tesla has been investing more in its cybersecurity over the last few years, and now it is returning to Pwn2Own to challenge hackers to crack its cars with ~$1 million on the line and a few Model 3 vehicles. Last year, Tesla went to Vancouver for Pwn2Own, which is a hacking competition run by Trend …
Facebook's PR feels broken (Margins) Facebook’s communications operation has begun to feel like its completely broken down over the past few days.
Paging Dr. Google: How the Tech Giant Is Laying Claim to Health Data (WSJ) Google has been pushing into health care, striking deals that grant it access to millions of patient records. The challenge: convincing the public that it can be trusted with our most personal information.
Cybersecurity acquisitions run rampant this week: Who has bought what? (ZDNet) As a new year unfolds, so do portfolio changes and acquisition deals in the cybersecurity sector.
Iran Tensions Boost Cybersecurity Shares (Wall Street Journal) Shares of cybersecurity companies have outperformed the broader market in the week since fresh tensions erupted between the U.S. and Iran.
AWS security faces challenges after a decade of dominance (SearchAWS) AWS security has long been a powerful component of Amazon's cloud dominance, but the cloud provider has been forced to deal with lingering security issues and increasing pressure from Microsoft Azure.
Facebook Is Forcing Its Moderators to Log Every Second of Their Days — Even in the Bathroom (Vice) “People have to clock in and clock out even when going to the toilet and explain the reason why they were delayed, which is embarrassing and humiliating.”
Private equity firm Insight Partners to acquire Veeam for $5 billion (Computing) Veeam deal is expected to be closed in March 2020 and will take the company's HQ from Switzerland to the US
Veeam to 'become US company' following $5bn acquisition (CRN) Vendor snapped up by private equity
DivvyCloud Achieves Record 2019 Results and Bolsters Leadership Team With Two New Hires (BusinessWire) DivvyCloud Appoints Vice President of People & Culture and Vice President of North American Sales
Trump is in a heated fight with Iran and these stocks are benefitting from it (Yahoo) Cybersecurity stocks are rocking as the conflict between the U.S. and Iran heats up.
Rockwell Automation to Acquire Avnet to Expand Cybersecurity Expertise (BusinessWire) Rockwell Automation signed an agreement to acquire Avnet Data Security, LTD. The move expands ROK's IT/OT cyber and network expertise globally.
AvePoint lands $200M investment to expand market for Microsoft cloud governance tools (TechCrunch) While Microsoft cloud services such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Office 365 are used widely by large organizations, the products don’t come standard with an enterprise-grade control layer. That’s where AvePoint, a Microsoft independent software vendor (ISV), comes in. Today, the company announced a $200 million Series C investment.
Here's why IoT security startup Armis agreed to a $1.1B buyout on its way to an IPO (Silicon Valley Business Journal) Here's how this week's $1.1 buyout of rapidly growing Palo Alto-based IoT security startup evolved in the last two months, according to co-founder and CEO Yevgeny Dibrov.
Ring Fired Employees for Watching Customer Videos (Vice) "We are aware of incidents discussed below where employees violated our policies," a letter from Ring obtained by Motherboard reads.
MasterPeace Solutions Recognized by Raytheon with EPIC Award for Excel (PRWeb) MasterPeace Solutions Ltd., a rapidly growing cyber and technology company, today announced that they have been recognized by Raytheon, a technology and inn
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Nexsan Adds RoCE and Private Blockchain Technology to Award Winning Assureon® Solution (Nexsan) Nexsan Assureon 8.3 includes Private Blockchain to protect and secure digital assets and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to enable over a 2x performance improvement for data retrieval
Cybersecurity Innovator CUJO AI Deploys Cloud-Native Networking Software from Aviatrix (Aviatrix Blog) Delivers Secure User Access and Global Transit Network Across AWS, Azure and GCP
ReliaQuest Opens GreyMatter UI and Introduces Advanced Capabilities to Award-Winning Cybersecurity Solution (PR Newswire) ReliaQuest, a leader in enterprise security, today announced it has opened the user interface and added three expanded capabilities to...
Thycotic Enhances PAM Ecosystem with Third Party Integrations (PR Newswire) Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to more than 10,000 organizations, including 25 of the Fortune 100, today...
CRITICALSTART Announces New Partnership with Fast-Growing Endpoint Protection Security Leader SentinelOne (PR Newswire) CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today announced a new partnership with SentinelOne, the...
Kudelski Security Expands Specialized Partner Ecosystem (PR Newswire) Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), today announced a major expansion to its partner ecosystem to...
STEALTHbits Offers New Capabilities to Strengthen Enterprise Passwords and Harden Active Directory Security in StealthINTERCEPT 7.0 (BusinessWire) STEALTHbits Technologies has announced the release of StealthINTERCEPT 7.0 real-time Active Directory (AD) policy enforcement solution.
Tripwire expands industrial cybersecurity capabilities (Tripwire) Tripwire introduces new line of hardware appliances and joins ISA Global Security Alliance to advance industrial cybersecurity
Mainstream Technologies receives elite cybersecurity rating (Talk Business & Politics) Little Rock-based Mainstream Technologies, Inc. announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) it has received the MSPAlliance Cyber Verify Risk Assurance Rating for Managed Services and Cloud Providers. Cyber Verify is designed to...
Intezer Launches Cloud Security Product, Intezer Protect, Leveraging Genetic Malware Analysis Technology (Yahoo) New York-based cybersecurity company, Intezer, today unveiled its new runtime cloud security product, Intezer Protect, powered by the company's Genetic Malware Analysis technology.
Enroll in the new Advanced Protection Program in an instant (Google) If you have an Android phone or iPhone, you can enroll in the Advanced Protection Program with just a few clicks.
AtScale Brings Unprecedented Big Data Analytics Scale and Performance across Heterogeneous Data Platforms with 2020.1 Release (Globe Newswire) Delivers Intelligent Data Virtualization and Expands Autonomous Data Engineering Capabilities for Today’s Cloud Analytics Workloads
Introducing Cloudflare for Campaigns (The Cloudflare Blog) Cloudflare for Campaigns is designed to make it easier for all political campaigns and parties to get access to cybersecurity services.
AttackIQ Selected by NTT Ltd as a Strategic Technology Partner to Provide a Holistic Predictive Threat Intelligence Solution (BusinessWire) AttackIQⓇ, the leading independent vendor of continuous security validation solutions, today announced the company was chosen by NTT Ltd. to collabora
MorganFranklin Consulting Adds Cybersecurity Practice As Firm Continues Rapid Growth (Yahoo) MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading management and technology advisory firm that specializes in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, today officially announced the addition of comprehensive and robust end-to-end cybersecurity services through the rebrand of Vaco’s cybersecurity
GroupSense and Cybraics Form Strategic Technology Alliance (PR Newswire) GroupSense, a digital risk management company, and Cybraics, a security analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced a...
WatchGuard Delivers Industry’s First Pay-as-You-Go Option for Network Security Hardware and Services (Yahoo) WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication, today announced the expansion of the WatchGuard FlexPay program to include fully automated, monthly billing for its network security hardware and services. Available for both
Nok Nok Labs Joins Forces with BBVA to Boost the Use of Authentication on Mobile Banking Services (PR Newswire) Nok Nok Labs — one of the driving forces behind the new FIDO (Fast Identity Online) standard aimed at strengthening the security of biometric...
ControlScan Becomes a Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (Globe Newswire) As a PA-QSA Company, ControlScan will expertly guide software and application developers through PA Data Security Standard validation
A10 Networks Extends Carrier-class Firewall Product line - Security Middle East (Security Middle East) A10 Networks have announced it is extending the capabilities of the Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW), part of the A10 Orion 5G Security Suite
Neustar Delivers UltraThreat Feeds for More Effective Data Security (Yahoo) Neustar announces UltraThreat Feeds, a new service providing proprietary near real-time threat data to identify and stop bad traffic.
Escape from Google: 12 privacy-promoting search engines reviewed (Computing) If you can live without personalisation there are plenty of alternatives
New infosec products of the week: January 10, 2020 (Help Net Security) New infosec products of the week feature: Cloudflare, Avira, TP-LINK, Arlo Technologies, Ambarella, ON Semiconductor, Fingerprint Cards.
Hushmesh to Reveal Password-Free Solution to Identity Fraud, Data Breaches at CES 2020 (BusinessWire) Hushmesh Inc., a Public Benefit Corporation committed to enabling digital trust and privacy for everyone, has a new approach to identity fraud and dat
Three years of free software will help county combat cyberattacks (Daily Reporter) Hancock County will enter into an agreement with the Indiana secretary of state’s office allowing the county to receive free access to software intended to prevent breaches of elections and other government data for three years. California-based firm FireEye Security will provide protection to the county’s informational systems. The agreement was approved by
Arxan Nails It with Direct Mail (CRM Magazine) PFL's tactile marketing program delivers hard-to-reach customers
Smarsh Expands and Enhances Support for Voice Compliance (BusinessWire) Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced the expansion of support f
IT Pro Tuesday #49 | EveryCloud (EveryCloud) Hello IT Pro, We’re asking you, our community, to help us spread the word about some of the tips and tricks you use to make you more effective at your job. Let us know by email or in the comments below, and we’ll feature them over the next few weeks. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get onto the tools we have for you this week. As usual, we have to go through the disclaimer – we have no affiliation with any of the brands listed below unless we specifically say so.
Neustar approved as initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority (Neustar) Click here for Neustar's press release archives from the year . Also find media kit download and PR contact info
VPNs—Better Off With ‘Em Or Without ‘Em? (Safe-T) With ZoneZero you can adopt a Zero Trust SDP architecture without getting rid of your VPN. Safe-T’s SDP enhances VPN security by adding SDP capabilities, allowing access to applications and services only after trust has been verified.
Mocana joins forces with Siemens to secure industrial IoT (Telecompaper) Mocana entered a new partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to bring Mocana’s security functionalities to any Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices using MindSphere, the cloud-based IoT operating system from Siemens.
BlackBerry Cylance Extends Endpoint Security to Cars (MSSP Alert) BlackBerry Cylance & Amazon Web Services (AWS) partnership extends cybersecurity to connected cars. MSSPs must track emerging IoT security opportunity.
AttackIQ Continues to Grow Executive Team Promoting Stacey Meyer to VP of Federal Operations (BusinessWire) AttackIQⓇ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, today announced the promotion of Stacey Meyer to vice president o
Imperva Appoints Chief Customer Officer and Chief Revenue Officer (AiThority) Imperva, Inc., the cybersecurity leader championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside, announced the appointment
Forcepoint continues Symantec raid with new regional hire (ARN) Forcepoint has continued to appoint executives impacted by the recent retrenchment at Symantec, hiring Bjorn Engelhardt as regional leader.
Exclusive Networks Hires Christina Banker as New VP of North American Sales (EIN News) Exclusive Networks is proud to announce Christina Banker’s appointment as the company’s new Vice President of North American Sales.
Former Hortonworks, Docker CEO comes back to head up Cloudera (Silicon Valley Business Journal) Rob Bearden moved to the Palo Alto company's board after Hortonworks was merged into it a year ago and was CEO of open-source software startup Docker for about six months in 2019. Now he will be Cloudera's CEO.
Imperva Appoints Chief Customer Officer and Chief Revenue Officer (Yahoo) Imperva, Inc., the cybersecurity leader championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside, today announced the appointment of Nanhi Singh as chief customer officer and Paul J. Loftus as chief revenue officer to lead the company through its next chapter of growth.
Cybersecurity Expert, Dan Barahona, Joins Qualys as Chief Marketing Officer (Yahoo) Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that Dan Barahona has joined as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to lead the organization through its next phase of growth. Dan will direct the company's worldwide marketing
Alphabet’s Controversial Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, Leaves Company (Forbes) David Drummond, Alphabet’s controversial chief legal officer who was being investigated as part of a probe into the company's handling of sexual misconduct, is leaving the company, effective January 31.
Ori Bach Appointed as TrapX's Chief Executive Officer (CIO Applications) A pioneer in cyber deception technology has appointed Ori Bach as its new Chief Executive...