Intezer raises $15M for its DNA-style ‘genetic’ approach to identifying and tracking malware code (TechCrunch) As the total cost of cybercrime reaches into trillions of dollars and continues to rise, an Israeli firm called Intezer — which has built a way to analyse, identify and eradicate malware by way of an ordering system similar to what’s used when mapping out DNA — has raised $15 mill…
FireEye Acquires Cloudvisory (BusinessWire) Through the acquisition of Cloudvisory, FireEye will add cloud workload security capabilities to FireEye Helix.
ActZero Announces Acquisition of IntelliGO to Build Cybersecurity Business of the Future (PR Newswire) ActZero, a Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence company, announced today that it has acquired IntelliGO Networks, a leading provider of...
VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Nyansa (Globe Newswire) VMware Continues Scope Expansion of SD-WAN with end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities for LAN/WAN deployments. Combination of Nyansa and VMware will help customers better operate and troubleshoot the virtual cloud network and enable self-healing networks.
Varicent Software Acquires Augmented Intelligence Company Symon.AI (AP NEWS) Press release content from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
Deloitte Acquires Boutique Cyber Advisory Firm SecurePath (MSSP Alert) Deloitte acquires SecurePath, a Symantec & FireEye cybersecurity partner that specializes in security advisory & product enablement services.
12 Cybersecurity Stocks to Watch in 2020 (Investment U) Cybersecurity stocks are going to be increasingly important to the tech sector.
BakerHostetler Introduces Multidisciplinary Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group to Help Clients With 'Everything Data' (BakerHostetler) Group integrates six service teams, including the internationally recognized Privacy and Cybersecurity and Advertising and Digital Media teams, to provide clients comprehensive risk legal solutions spanning the entire information life cycle
The status of ‘silent cyber’ in the insurance industry (Canadian Underwriter) Silent cyber has long been a thorn in the side of some insurers, and it doesn’t look like the issue will be resolved any time soon. Part of the issue is that the cyber market doesn’t exist to cater to…
Snyk Closes $150M to Deliver Developer-first Security that Enables Secure Digital Transformation (PR Newswire) Developer-first security company Snyk has secured a $150 million investment, led by Stripes, a leading New York-based growth equity firm. This...
Acquisition bolsters Kroll's cybersecurity capacity in Asia Pacific (Consultancy Asia) Risk advisory Kroll has bolstered its incident response capabilities in the Asia Pacific with the purchase of Singapore-based cyber-security firm RP Digital Security.
GCHQ to mentor 11 Manchester startups to improve cyber security in smart devices (Moose Gazette) GCHQ is sending its ‘spies’ to work with UK start-ups to help prevent gadgets becoming hackable.
Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access to Detailed Medical Records (Wall Street Journal) It isn’t only Google that can tap into patients’ digital health records: Microsoft and IBM also have signed agreements with major hospital systems giving them the ability to access patients’ identifiable data.
Huawei signs deal with TomTom for a Google Maps alternative (The Verge) Earlier reports said Huawei was building its own map platform
Huawei Moves To Dodge Google Ban Just As U.S. Fight Gets Personal (Forbes) As Huawei's battle with Washington intensifies, the Chinese giant takes aim at Google.
'We won't be uniting for myriad reasons' - Kaseya CEO on owner acquiring Veeam (CRN) Fred Voccola insists that private equity owner Insight’s recent purchase of Veeam will not affect Kaseya’s strategy
IBM Secures $1.1B Contract With Banco Sabadell (SDX Central) IBM this week scored a 10-year, $1.1 billion contract to help Banco Sabadell, Spain’s fourth-largest private bank, modernize its IT infrastructure, and migrate its applications to the cloud.
Arkose Labs is a Fraud Prevention Start-Up to Watch in 2020 After 400% Annual Growth (Yahoo) Arkose Labs, the platform that bankrupts the business model of fraud and abuse, begins the decade following a year of tremendous growth. Traffic on the Arkose Labs platform grew fivefold in 2019, with both new and existing customers increasing usage due to the solution’s success in protecting against
Akamai Will Have A Great Year (Seeking Alpha) Akamai will benefit from the summer Olympics and presidential election.
Momenta Ventures invests in Akua – End-to-End, Secure, IoT supply chain logistics (PRWeb) Momenta Ventures is pleased to announce its recent investment in Akua. Akua provides supply chain logistics services through its Software-as-a-Se
Skyview Capital, LLC Acquires Fidelis Cybersecurity (WFMZ) Global private investment firm Skyview Capital, LLC (www.skyviewcapital.com) has added to its software technology portfolio with the acquisition of Bethesda, MD-based Fidelis Cybersecurity
Acronis buys 5nine | PE Hub (PE Hub) Acronis has acquired 5nine, a provider of virtualization security and management software for the Microsoft Cloud.
LogicMonitor acquires Unomaly (App Developer Magazine) LogicMonitor acquires Unomaly to enhance observability, and drive intelligent action. Unomaly's artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities provide insights to ITOps and De.
Who won Interior’s $1.6B secure network contract? (Federal Times) The contractor will provide modernization and management services for Interior's enterprise infrastructure.
Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value (Wall Street Journal) Google’s parent company joins Apple, Amazon and Microsoft as the only companies to hit a $1 trillion valuation, highlighting the technology sector’s steady market leadership.
ZTE plans to raise 11.5 billion yuan from share sale to fund 5G R&D (South China Morning Post) The Shenzhen-based company is set to issue more than 381 million A shares to independent third-party investors whose identities have not been disclosed.
WSJ News Exclusive | Facebook Backs Off Controversial Plan to Sell Ads in WhatsApp (Wall Street Journal) The social-media giant disbanded a team that was working to integrate ads in its messaging service, marking a retreat from a controversial plan that had driven the platform’s creators to resign.
Brief Recap of Open Bug Bounty’s Record Growth in 2019 (Open Bug Bounty) With almost half-a-million vulnerability reports today, we are happy to present you a brief recap of our relentless and steady growth in 2019 attained with your valuable support and contribution that we greatly appreciate:
Rapid7 expands Boston headquarters to make room for 400 workers (Boston Business Journal) Rapid7 Inc. plans to expand its headquarters by 67,000 square feet at The Hub on Causeway by late 2021.
5G: Southeast Asia favours Samsung, unsure of Chinese tech brands (South China Morning Post) A poll finds Samsung is Southeast Asia’s preferred choice of 5G developer, beating US and Chinese rivals such as Huawei.
Lorca announces new cohort of 20 security scaleups (ComputerWeekly.com) 20 startups will focus their attention on automation, zero trust and supply chain security.
Security Compass Secures Growth Equity Funding from FTV Capital (BusinessWire) Security Compass, a leading provider of enterprise DevSecOps software solutions, announces it has secured growth equity funding from FTV Capital.
Data Layer Security Startup Cyral Announces $15.1 Million in Funding (Yahoo) Cyral, the first cloud service for enabling security policies at the data layer, today announced the close of an $11 million Series A funding round led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from A.Capital, Costanoa VC, Firebolt, SV Angel and Trifecta Capital.
Apple acquires edge-based artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for $200M (AppleInsider) Apple's acquisition of Xnor.ai suggests that the machine learning tools developed by the company may appear natively on iPhones and iPads in the future, with processing on-device instead of in the cloud.
Is 5G the Security Silver Bullet for System Integrators in the West? (Radware Blog) Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia and other non-Chinese vendors have a unique opportunity to lead with security in their 5G MEC applications.
Mountain View-based Mozilla lays off around 70 workers amid revenue shortfall (Silicon Valley Business Journal) Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker told employees Wednesday that the company had underestimated how long it would take to build and ship revenue-generating products.
Army Cyber looking for talent locally and to grow the workforce (The Augusta Chronicle) U.S. Army Cyber Command, which will complete a move of its headquarters to Fort Gordon later this year, is looking for talent locally and into the future,
Kenna Security Turns HSBC From Client to Investor (Yahoo) Kenna Security, the enterprise leader in risk-based vulnerability management, announced that HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking.
Cybersecurity Threats and Process Safety Requirements Fuel Record Growth for PAS Global (PR Newswire) PAS Global LLC, the leading solution provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the...
Could Elastic Be a Millionaire Maker Stock? (The Motley Fool) Given its modest revenue base in expanding markets, the search company still has plenty of room to grow. But its stock price may follow a different trajectory.
CMO interview: How this marketing leader approached an IPO (CMO) Becoming the Salesforce or Workday of security is firmly in the sights of cybersecurity company, CrowdStrike. And judging by its successful initial public offering (IPO) last June, valuing the business at nearly US$7 billion, the market agrees the cloud native provider has the goods to achieve its mission.
Secure Technology Alliance Highlights 2019 Council Accomplishments, Announces 2020 Board and Executive Leadership (Globe Newswire) Alliance publishes notable achievements, activities, programs and more in Annual Review
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BlackBerry Cylance Integrates with SafeBreach to Deliver Automated Enterprise Endpoint Security Validation (PR Newswire) BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced today an integration with SafeBreach to help organizations improve their overall security...
STEALTHbits Includes New Efficiency and Automation Capabilities for Active Directory Rollback & Recovery in StealthRECOVER 1.5 (STEALTHbits) STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc., a cybersecurity software company focused on protecting an organization’s sensitive data and the credentials attackers use to steal that data, today announced the release of StealthRECOVER 1.5, their fine-grained rollback and recovery...
SpearTip Updates its Advanced Cyber Threat Detection and Response Platform, ShadowSpear® (BusinessWire) SpearTip, a leading cybersecurity and cyber counterintelligence firm, today announced advances that increase the speed and effectiveness of their prop
buguroo launches enhanced New Account Fraud prevention capabilities to stop fraudsters opening bank accounts (Buguroo) buguroo launches enhanced New Account Fraud prevention capabilities to stop fraudsters opening bank accounts. Extends capabilities of flagship anti-fraud solution, bugFraud.
Flashpoint - Flashpoint Introduces Compromised Credentials Monitoring, Helping Organizations Lessen Exposure from Breaches, Leaks (Flashpoint) Advanced Technology Quickly Processes Data and Collections to Provide Unmatched Protection against Account Takeover and Fraud Loss
Privafy Introduces New Technology to Challenge Traditional Network Security Infrastructure (Privafy) Privafy today unveiled a fundamentally new approach to data security that protects organizations against modern Data-in-Motion threats while disrupting the cost associated with complex, archaic network solutions. The company’s cloud-native application will secure Data-in-Motion as it moves across locations, clouds, mobile and the IoT. Additionally, the company announced it …
CenturyLink Wins Department of Defense Learning Network EIS Award (PR Newswire) CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it recently won a task order to provide secure connectivity to the U.S. Department of Defense...
Perception Point Launches Next-gen Internal Email Security Protecting Companies From In-house Threats (PR Newswire) Perception Point, a leading cybersecurity firm preventing file and URL based attacks in any content-exchange channel, today launched its...
Octarine Open Sources the Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System and kube-scan (Yahoo) Octarine, the continuous Kubernetes security company that simplifies DevSecOps, today announced the release of two new open source projects: the Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS), a new framework for rating security risks associated with misconfigurations, and kube-scan, a workload
Proofpoint Achieves FedRAMP Certification for Proofpoint Email and Information Protection Service and Targeted Attack Protection Solutions (Proofpoint US) Proofpoint, Inc., today announced it has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification for its flagship email security products: Proofpoint Email and Information Protection Service, which includes Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP).
Carahsoft and Secureworks Expand Partnership to Distribute Cybersecurity Solutions to Commercial Customers (Globe Newswire) New agreement makes managed network and endpoint security solutions from Secureworks available through Carahsoft to public and private sector customers
GlobalPlatform Brings IoT Security to Nuremberg with SE IoT Technical Workshop - GlobalPlatform (GlobalPlatform) The standard for secure digital services and devices
Don’t let imposters into your inbox (Sophos News) Email impersonation protection is now available in Sophos Email Advanced.
Keyfactor Announces DevOps Integrations to Address Identity and Access Management Security Risk (Yahoo!) New PKI-as-a-Service Orchestration Capabilities Support Threat Mitigation and DevSecOps Workflow Integration
Smarsh Announces Connected Capture Enhancements for Office 365 at London Microsoft Ignite Event (Yahoo) Smarsh®, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, today announced a series of enhancements to Connected Capture for Microsoft Office 365 at Microsoft Ignite The Tour.
Darktrace steps up cyber battle against digital fakes (Business Weekly) Cyber AI specialist Darktrace has expanded its armoury to help clients thwart digital fakes. It has grown its platform to cover additional email systems including G Suite and Microsoft Exchange. The company’s Antigena Email, launched last year for Office 365, has proven a powerful defence against a wide variety of digital fakes as well as account hijacking, email spoofing,
BeyondTrust Chief Technology Officer Releases Final Book in Attack Vectors Series (Yahoo) BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), today announced the availability of the final book in the attack vectors series, Identity Attack Vectors: Implementing an Effective Identity and Access Management Solution. The book, co-authored by BeyondTrust’s Chief Technology
Fugue Open Sources Regula to Help Engineers Validate Terraform for Policy Compliance (Fugue) Fugue, the company empowering engineers to build and operate secure cloud systems that are compliant with enterprise policies, today announced it has open sourced Regula, a tool that evaluates Terraform infrastructure-as-code for security misconfigurations and compliance violations prior to deployment.
Versasec vSEC:CMS Added to Envoy Data Corporation's GSA Schedule (Versasec) Versasec announced today it has been added to Envoy Data Corporation's General Services Administration (GSA) schedule, facilitating access to vSEC:CMS solutions for hundreds of federal, state, local and higher education customers within the U.S. The $40+ billion GSA schedule's program offers government and higher education organizations pre-negotiated, fair and reasonable prices and expedites the procurement cycle of technology and other goods for these organizations.
Dun & Bradstreet And QOMPLX Join Forces To Provide Defense Contractors With Fast And Reliable Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (PR Newswire) Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, and QOMPLX™, an intelligent decision platform provider,...
To Combat Rising State-sponsored Cyberattacks, WhiteHat Security Offers Free Application Scanning Services to Public Sector Organizations (BusinessWire) WhiteHat Security today announced that it will offer free application scanning services to federal, state and municipal agencies in North America.
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Awards CenturyLink $1.6 Billion EIS Network Services Win (Yahoo) CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced that it won a task order, worth up to $1.6 billion, to provide secure network services and IT modernization solutions to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) via the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.
Tenable Selected as Partner of Choice as BeyondTrust Exits Vulnerability Management Market (Yahoo) Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership with BeyondTrust, a worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), that names Tenable as the preferred vulnerability management partner for BeyondTrust Enterprise Vulnerability Management
Swan Island Networks Launches TX Global Subscription Service Delivering Breakthrough Security Intelligence Alerting (Blue Mountain Eagle) Swan Island Networks, a leading SaaS security intelligence provider, today announced TX Global, a breakthrough global intelligence alerting service.
Kaspersky pens a partnership deal to secure digital identities (CIO East Africa) Kaspersky has partnered with jewellery designer to protect unique human biometrics in the digital world. How can people continue to use biometric based authentication on their favourite devices without worrying about their unique data being stolen and misused? To answer this question, Kaspersky has teamed up with a 3D accessory designer from Stockholm and together …
Facebook has no Immediate Plans to Implement End-to-End Encryption on Messenger App; Should you move to a Different Platform? (Digital Information World) The reason behind it is said to be the enormous technicalities associated with the proposed change.
Ubisoft Chooses Anomali to Secure Its Global IT Infrastructure (Yahoo) Anomali, a leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity, announced today that Ubisoft chose the Anomali Altitude integrated solutions.
Forcepoint Appoints Nico Popp Chief Product Officer to Accelerate Company’s Cloud-First Security Strategy (Forcepoint) Industry veteran brings more than 15 years’ experience in cloud operations, product development and customer focus to advance adoption of Forcepoint’s Behavioral-Based Cloud Security Platform with customers worldwide
CEO Runs Her Cybersecurity Company From Sweet Home Chicago (Forbes) Ning Wang has traveled a long road to become CEO of Offensive Security, a company offering highly specialized training in cybersecurity for clients ranging from the U. S. Army to Amazon.
Booz Allen names new national security head (Washington Technology) Booz Allen Hamilton elevates a three-decade veteran of the firm to lead its national security business.
CYFIRMA Appoints Leadership Team to Prepare for Market Expansion (Economywatch) World, US, China, India Economy, Investment, Finance, Credit Cards
Zscaler elects David Schneider to its Board of Directors (Help Net Security) Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, announced that Zscaler stockholders elected David Schneider to its Board of Directors.
Controversial Israeli cyberattack firm NSO adds Lieberman ally to its arsenal (Haaretz) Sharon Shalom, a former chief of staff at the Defense Ministry under then Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, has joined Israeli cyber-surveillance and spyware company NSO, as an outside consultant dealing with global policy.
Experienced Cybersecurity Leader Christine Vanderpool Appointed to Wolf Hill Group Advisory Board (Wolf Hill Group) Wolf Hill Group announced today that Christine Vanderpool, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Florida Crystals, has been appointed to its Advisory Board.
Cybersecurity firm McAfee names new CEO (ZDNet) Chris Young is stepping down as CEO of the cybersecurity company.
McAfee CEO steps down, to be replaced by former CEO of BMC Software (Silicon Valley Business Journal) Christopher Young is stepping down from his role as CEO of McAfee, LLC after two and a half years. Replacing him is former BMC Software CEO Peter Leav.
Dave DeWalt Joins Cybereason as Vice Chairman of its Advisory Board (PRWeb) Cybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, today announced that Dave DeWalt has joined the company as Vice Chairman of its Advisory Board. In his
Exclaimer hires former Clearswift CEO (Insider Media Ltd) Exclaimer, which provides email signature management services, has appointed a new chief executive.
Zscaler channel chief jumps to security training vendor KnowBe4 (CRN Australia) Dilshan Sivalingam to help build up vendor's ANZ channel.
Cybereason bolsters Southeast Asia ranks with double hire (Channel Asia) Cybereason has made a double appointment designed to act on channel growth aspirations in Southeast Asia.
Vislink Technologies Inc. Names Carleton M. Miller as Chief Executive Officer (Yahoo) The Board of Directors of Vislink Technologies Inc (VISL) announced today that it has named Carleton M. Miller as the company’s chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 15, 2020. Carleton is a proven leader and an experienced CEO who has built global technology
Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign Cybersecurity Chief Resigns (Wall Street Journal) The cybersecurity chief for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has resigned, amid warnings from intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts that presidential campaigns face challenges in thwarting cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns.
Mick Baccio, Pete Buttigieg's camaign CISO, has resigned (CyberScoop) The Chief Information Security Officer for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, Mick Baccio, has resigned.
Pete Buttigieg's top cybersecurity staffer explains why he left the campaign (Mother Jones) His job was "to make sure 2016 doesn't happen again."