Tech Startups Hemorrhaging Jobs During Pandemic (Channel Futures) A new BuyShares report shows tech startups have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 69,000 workers losing their jobs.
Thoma Bravo acquires Exostar (PE Hub) Thoma Bravo has acquired Exostar LLC, a provider of secure business collaboration solutions.
QOMPLX announces plans for US insurance subsidiary RubiQon Risk/RubiQon Re (PR Newswire) QOMPLX™, an intelligent decision platform provider, today announced the launch of a US-based subsidiary Managing General Agency RubiQon Risk &...
US Tech Giant Palantir Files to Go Public (Voice of America) Silicon Valley startup Palantir Technologies announced Monday it had confidentially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, creating one of the most valued and anticipated public listings of a technology company since Uber’s initial public offering in 2019.
As Palantir preps IPO, a look back at its growth history (TechCrunch) Yesterday evening Palantir, the quasi-secretive data mining and analysis firm, publicly announced that it has privately filed to go public. The disclosure came in the wake of Palantir raising new capital, taking on hundreds of millions of dollars before its planned public offering. According to Cru…
Forescout Technologies Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2020 Revenue (GlobeNewswire) Total Revenue expected to be in the range of $78 - $82 million, up 40% quarter-over-quarter at the midpoint of range
How to Invest in Cybersecurity (Morningstar UK) The threat of cyber-attacks on companies and individuals has ramped up exponentially in recent years. That's good news for the businesses promising to provide protection
Companies Boycotting Facebook Continue to Advertise on Russian Social Media Platform (Washington Free Beacon) Advertisers that are now boycotting Facebook to protest “hate speech” have spent years running ads and marketing campaigns on a Russian social media platform that bans gay rights groups and is known as a haven for white supremacists.
Beyond Identity Joins FIDO Alliance (Beyond Identity) Passwordless Identity Management Pioneer to Help Advance the Alliance’s Mission of Strengthening Authentication by Eliminating Passwords
ClassNK joins maritime cyber risk management group MTS-ISAC (Marine Log) ClassNK has joined the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MTS-ISAC). Set up in February this year, MTS-ISAC promotes and facilitates maritime cybersecurity information sharing, awareness, training and collaboration efforts
Wickr Awarded Multi Million Dollar U.S. Air Force Contract to Extend Secure Communication Services Across All Major Department of Defense Agencies (PR Newswire) Wickr, Inc., the secure collaboration platform known for its robust end-to-end encryption and the ability to securely operate on Zero Trust...
Researchers earn $2.5k bug bounty after exposing credentials in Iranian app Cafe Bazaar (The Daily Swig) SSRF vulnerability led to plain text information dump
Cato Doubles Down on the Channel with First Accreditation for SASE Technical Support and Expanded Leadership Team (Cato Networks) Anthony D’Angelo to serve as vice president of global channel sales and business development. New program accredits partners to deliver technical support services.
Palantir, One of Silicon Valley’s Oldest Startups, Files to Go Public (Wall Street Journal) Palantir Technologies said it has confidentially filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, ending an extended wait that made the data analytics company one of Silicon Valley’s oldest private startups.
Secretive data startup Palantir has confidentially filed for an IPO (TechCrunch) As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the world, Palantir pitched its technology to bring big data to tracking efforts.
VMware to acquire Blue Medora’s True Visibility line (CRN Australia) To boost its hybrid cloud management capabilities.
Eurofins Digital Testing Expands Cyber Security Portfolio With Acquisition of Commissum (Yahoo) Eurofins Digital Testing, a global leader in end-to-end quality assurance and testing services, announced today that it has acquired Commissum Associates Ltd ("Commissum") to add to its portfolio of information and cyber security services for companies around the world. Terms were not disclosed
Will VMware (or Someone Else) Scoop Up Bitglass? (SDxCentral) The perhaps not-so-surprising winners during the pandemic turned out to be security vendors with cloud access security broker (CASB), secure web gateway, and zero-trust networking technologies — all key secure access service edge (SASE) components.
How US restrictions drove Deutsche Telekom and Huawei closer together (POLITICO) Internal documents illustrate leading European operator’s special relationship with Huawei.
Social media giants move to defy Hong Kong's new national security law (Register) Plus: US govt says it's 'looking at' banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok
TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests (New York Times) Google, Facebook and Twitter said they were reviewing China’s punitive new national security law for the city, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by major American tech companies.
TikTok to Exit Hong Kong After China Imposed National-Security Law (Wall Street Journal) TikTok, the buzzy short-video platform owned by Chinese technology giant Bytedance, said it would pull out of Hong Kong within a week in light of “recent developments” in the city.
The rise of TikTok in politics (Stuff) OPINION: What looks like playful, funny interactions on a social media app may have just as much potential for harm as it does for good.
DuckDuckGo back to help users search internet in India (ETCIO.com) Privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo said that the search engine is accessible to users to search the internet in India days after the department ..
LORCA announces fifth cohort of cybersecurity innovators (BusinessCloud.co.uk) 17 scaleups will join London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement
Allgress Selected by Judges as Gold Winner for IT Governance, Risk & Compliance in the 16th Annual Info Security PG's 2020 Global Excellence Awards (PR Newswire) Allgress announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named...
Cybersecurity Veterans Find Benefits and Challenges with Advisory Roles (Wall Street Journal) Long-serving security professionals can use their experience to advise startups, but conflicts of interest must be managed appropriately.
SEC filing indicates big data provider Palantir is raising $961M, $550M of it already secured (TechCrunch) Palantir, the sometimes controversial, but always secretive, big data and analytics provider that works with governments and other public and private organizations to power national security, health and a variety of other services, has reportedly been eyeing a public listing this autumn. But in the…
TikTok Tackles India App Ban, Vowing It’s No Tool for Beijing (Wall Street Journal) TikTok, a popular short-video app, sought to distance itself from Beijing after India banned it and dozens of other Chinese mobile apps in retaliation for a deadly border clash last month.
Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App (Vice) In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Google-backed groups criticize Apple's new warnings on user tracking (Reuters) A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticized Apple Inc's plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites.
Facebook Boycott Organizers Want a Civil Rights Expert in the Company’s Executive Suite (Wall Street Journal) Leaders of civil rights groups are meeting with Facebook executives after calling for an ad boycott of the platform for the month of July. Facebook, which has been under growing pressure to change and update some of its content and brand-safety policies, this week requested a new meeting with civil rights leaders.
Did a Chinese Hack Kill Canada’s Greatest Tech Company? (Bloomberg) Nortel was once a world leader in wireless technology. Then came a hack and the rise of Huawei.
Nokia phone maker acquires cybersecurity firm Valona Labs (Outlook India) HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Thursday announced it has acquired assets of mobile, enterprise and cybersecurity software firm Valona Labs for an undisclosed amount.
Seattle startup Integris acquired by data privacy giant OneTrust (GeekWire) OneTrust, an Atlanta-based privacy software company valued at nearly $3 billion, has acquired Seattle startup Integris Software. Founded in 2016, Integris helps companies manage personal information…
The 2020 TinySeed Accelerator Batch (TinySeed: The Startup Accelerator for Bootstrappers) We were blown away by the sheer number and quality of the applications we received for TinySeed’s second batch. Over the last few months we’ve been working hard to narrow down the field of amazing candidates, and today we’re proud to announce that these twelve companies are in our 2020 batch of star
6 cybersecurity start-ups shaking up the industry (Silicon Republic) We look at the six cybersecurity start-ups that have been named Technology Pioneers this year by the World Economic Forum.
Google stymies media companies from chipping away at its data dominance (Reuters) Alphabet Inc's Google upended plans by European media companies to block it from harvesting data about their readers and slash some of its dominance in online advertising, seven people involved in the talks said this month.
Google stops pushing scam ads on Americans searching for how to vote (Naked Security) No US entity charges citizens for registering to vote, but plenty of Google ads were happy to do so – and to grab your PII in the process.
Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off (Reuters) Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks vanished from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.
Zoom misses its own deadline to publish its first transparency report (TechCrunch) The company said it would publish a transparency report after Chinese authorities demanded it take action against U.S.-based Zoom users.
Zoom confirms it missed this major security milestone (TechRadar) In the past 90 days Zoom has enhanced its bug bounty program, conducted penetration tests and moreZoom CEO sets out what's next for privacy and security
Zoom CEO says 90-day privacy pledge just a first step (Outlook India) Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has announced to double down on the efforts to bring meaningful change to its video meet app after the 90-day pledge ended, saying the company would put mechanisms in place to make sure that security and privacy remain a priority in each phase of its product and feature development.
Ethical hackers are busy stamping out bugs during the pandemic (Marketplace) Platforms like Synack connect hackers with companies trying to find holes in their systems.
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iProov Provides Online Biometric Safeguarding for Intergenerational Mentoring Platform, bloomd (BusinessWire) iProov, world-leaders in spoof-resistant biometric authentication technology, is continuing to provide services free of charge to start-ups supporting
Bricata Partners with Elastic to Deliver Comprehensive Network Securit (PRWeb) Bricata, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive network protection, today announced a technology partnership with Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch
New F5 Solution Defends Customers’ Websites through Protection against Bots and Credential Stuffing (BusinessWire) F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) today unveiled Silverline Shape Defense, a security solution that protects websites from the rising tide of fake internet traffic. W
Bitdefender GravityZoneAdds Human Risk Analytics to Bolster Defense Against User Error, Malice (Bitdefender) Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, is excited to announce Human Risk Analytics, an innovative addition to GravityZone that bolsters the weakest link in any organization’s defense – the human element.
Waterfall to Protect Israel's Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant (PR Newswire) Waterfall Security Solutions, the OT security company, today announced the successful deployment of its Unidirectional Security Gateways to...
Darktrace’s cybercrime warning over compromised devices as offices reopen (Cambridge Independent) The Cambridge company has extended its Enterprise Immune System to protect dynamic workforces.
Axio Announces Partnership with Archer to Provide Real-Time Visibility into Cyber Risk Management for Critical Infrastructure (BusinessWire) Axio, a leading cyber risk management Software-as-a-Service company, today announced a strategic partnership with cybersecurity consulting firm Archer
MobileIron Offers Complete Mobile Phishing Protection to Secure the Everywhere Enterprise | Mobileiron.com (MobileIron) MobileIron Threat Defense includes multi-vector threat detection and remediation to protect iOS and Android devices from phishing attacks waged at the device, network and application level
K2 Cyber Security Partners with GuardSight to Secure Critical Web Applications and Container Workloads (BusinessWire) K2 and GuardSight partner to secure customers' web applications and container workloads against sophisticated attacks, including OWASP Top 10
Red Piranha unveils new feature-packed desktop devices
(Red Piranha) Red Piranha, developer of Australia’s leading cybersecurity products has unveiled their latest update in the form of an impressive range of Crystal Eye desktop devices.
Exabeam and Armis Partner to Extend SIEM Visibility to Unmanaged and IoT Devices, Helping Security Teams Identify Malicious Activity Across All Devices (Exabeam) Partnership enables security teams to identify unmanaged assets connecting to the corporate network, detect lateral movement and prioritize[...]
FIME qualified to support EMV®* 3DS adoption to meet SCA (FIME) FIME’s Test Platform has been qualified by EMVCo enabling it to test EMV 3DS Server (3DSS) modules. FIME continues to expand its testing and consulting services portfolio to support issuers, acquirers and solution providers to migrate to the latest EMV 3DS specifications as a way to meet Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) mandates from regulators and payment schemes, such as the European Union’s Payment Services Directive 2.
Huawei and Trustonic Expand Partnership with P40 Series Launch (Iot Evolution) Trustonic and Huawei have formed a partnership to bring simplicity and greater security to mobile applications.
Want to kill all the weak passwords? This may be the tool for you (Register) Specops tames password resets in Windows environments
This 10-course ethical hacking bundle is on sale for $40 (ZDNet) Join the lucrative fight against cybercrime with this white hat hacking training bundle.
Delve Labs Launches Public Vulnerability Threat Intelligence Feed (PR Newswire) Delve Labs, the vulnerability management solution leveraging machine learning to automate vulnerability management scanning and prioritization,...
Vulcan Cyber Adds Customizable Risk Modeling to its Vulnerability Remediation Platform (PR Newswire) Vulcan Cyber®, developers of the industry's only end-to-end vulnerability remediation platform, today announced customers can now add custom...
New Behave! extension warns of website port scans, local attacks (BleepingComputer) A new browser extension called Behave! will warn you if a web site is using scripts to perform scans or attacks on local and private IP addresses on your network.
Trend Micro launches ID Security - to keep an eye on the Dark Web looking for your data (EFTM) For as long as I can remember now we’ve been talking about the importance of Anti-Virus, security for your computer. In 2020, that’s not even the start of it – today you need a comprehensive Internet Security package and Trend Micro have launched a new feature to protect your Identity online. Internet Security today refers […]
Ordr Redefines IoMT and Enterprise IoT Security with Broader, Deeper Classification and Insights (Ordr) Ordr latest release expands classification capabilities for healthcare devices and building automation and control systems, enhances device insights and expands integrations. This release also addresses Ripple20 vulnerabilities.
iProov to Provide Biometric Technology to Challenger Bank Knab, Part of AEGON (BusinessWire) iProov, a world leader in spoof-resistant, biometric facial authentication technology, today announced that its technology is to be deployed by Dutch
NETSCOUT Collaborates With Oracle to Support Customers’ Digital Transformation Needs With End-to-end, Application-level Visibility and Troubleshooting for Hybrid Cloud Environments (BusinessWire) NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today announced that it is collabor
RiskIQ and Splunk Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class Attack Surface Visibility and Protection (GlobeNewswire) New RiskIQ Apps for Splunk Provide Global Asset Visibility and Rich Context for Security Operations
Proofpoint dévoile sa nouvelle plateforme ObserveIT (Global Security Mag Online) Proofpoint lance sa nouvelle plateforme de gestion des menaces internes (ITM) ObserveIT, basée sur le cloud. Cette solution propose de nombreux services : détection des risques internes, réponse rapide aux incidents, visibilité complète de l'activité des utilisateurs, interactions entre les données et mise en contexte de la menace.
Cryptography Startup Brings Private Payment Channels to Tezos Blockchain (CoinDesk) Cryptography firm Bolt Labs has launched a private payment solution, zkChannels, on Tezos.
Gigamon solution achieves VMWare Ready certification (Help Net Security) In a significant milestone in the support of DX, Gigamon announces that the GigaVUE Cloud Suite for VMware has obtained VMware Ready certification.
Qualys Appoints Ben Carr as Chief Information Security Officer (Security Boulevard) Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance
Gigamon promotes Larissa Crandall to Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances (Help Net Security) Gigamon, provider of network visibility and analytics, announced the promotion of Larissa Crandall to Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances.
Ronald Gembarosky joins LinQuest as Chief Security Officer (Security Magazine) LinQuest Corporation announced the appointment of Ronald Gembarosky as Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer (CSO). Gembarosky was most recently served as CSO at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Parsons Hires Michael McKloskey as VP of BD for Cyber, Intel Market (WashingtonExec) Parsons Corp. has added Michael McKloskey as vice president of business development for the cyber and intelligence market. McKloskey joins from Booz Allen
Kasada Expands Advisory Board with Industry Luminaries (PR Newswire) Kasada, a leading web traffic integrity solution and services provider, today announced the appointment of three new members to the company's...
CUJO AI Appoints Jeremy Otis as General Counsel (WFMZ) CUJO AI, the global leader in the development and application of artificial intelligence to improve the security, control, and privacy of connected
Cato Networks nabs former Cisco Viptela exec as global channel chief (CRN Australia) Anthony D'Angelo hired from Cisco.
SentinelOne Hires Patty Trexler for Government Cybersecurity Push (MSSP Alert) Endpoint security company SentinelOne hires Patty Trexler to serve as its VP of government, healthcare & education & drive the company's public sector growth.
Deloitte hires Dwayn Lythgo to lead managed security services arm (Consultancy) Deloitte has hired Dwayn Lythgo from NTT Security to lead its managed security services delivery across the Asia Pacific region.
AttackIQ Expands Leadership Bench with New Vice President of Product (BusinessWire) Mark Bagley Joins AttackIQ to Help Make the World Safe for Compute
Cybersecurity Luminaries from Microsoft, Intuit, Zscaler and Kraft Heinz join YL Ventures’ Growing Venture Advisory Board to Guide Israeli Cybersecurity Startups to Success (BusinessWire) YL Ventures, the prominent seed-stage global venture capital firm investing in Israeli cybersecurity startups, today announced significant expansion o
NZ news giant Stuff quits Facebook 'until further notice' – leaked internal memo (The Spinoff) The biggest news site in New Zealand, and the country's fifth biggest site overall, Stuff has embarked on an experiment in dropping the use of Facebook and Instagram. It has been launched 'in the context of the international Boycott Facebook movement', according to a memo leaked to The Spinoff.
Opinion | How the Facebook Boycott Could Just Make Facebook Stronger (POLITICO) Corporate ad boycotts have as long a tradition as corporate virtue-signaling. Don’t count on either to dent the social media titan.
Deloitte hires ex-NTT, CSC exec to lead managed security biz (CRN Australia) Dwayn Lythgo to lead AP Cybersphere virtual delivery centre.
Patty Trexler Joins SentinelOne to Lead Government, Healthcare, and Education Go-To-Market (Yahoo) SentinelOne, the autonomous cybersecurity platform company, today announced that Patty Trexler has joined SentinelOne as Vice President, Government, Healthcare, and Education, to lead company efforts across the public sector. With Trexler onboard, SentinelOne will specifically expand its work in the
ESET promotes Parvinder Walia to President of Asia Pacific & Japan (Yahoo) ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has named Parvinder Walia as President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) to oversee the continued expansion and development of the business in the region. Parvinder will be responsible for driving ESET's go-to-market strategy and accelerating business expansion
GrammaTech Appoints Andrew Meyer as Chief Marketing Officer (PRWeb) GrammaTech, a leading developer of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions, today announced it has appointed Andrew Mey