'We've created a privacy industry': California law fuels wave of startups (NBC News) Privacy-focused technology companies are offering a variety of services, from personal data scrubbing to business-focused software meant to help companies comply with the law.
Tech company behind Iowa caucus app has ties to D.C. (Washington Business Journal) Shadow Inc. was launched by D.C.-based Acronym in 2019.
Investors Rush to Scrub Ties to Firm Behind Iowa Clusterf*ck (The Daily Beast) The frantic cleanup put a microscope on one of Democratic Party’s fastest-rising digital stars.
Inside Acronym’s disastrous foray into the Iowa caucuses: “Far and away the most disorganized place I’ve ever been a part of.” (The Outline) Shadow, a branch of the glossy digital strategy startup, was a mess from the start.
Iowa caucus: Former Hillary Clinton staff revealed to be behind ‘Shadow’ app that caused chaos (Yahoo News) The team behind the disastrous app used in the Iowa election app has been revealed.The app, created by a startup named Shadow, was supposed to be used to co-ordinate information from the caucuses and allow organisers to send results back to the party. But it crashed repeatedly through the night, and
Automox Fuels Up to Solve One of the Most Pervasive Threats in Cybersecurity: Unpatched, Misconfigured and Out-of-Date Systems (Yahoo) Automox fuels up to solve one of the most pervasive threats in cybersecurity: unpatched, misconfigured and out-of-date systems.
As threats grow, NYC launches $100 million Israeli-run cybersecurity hub (Times of Israel) City picks Jerusalem Venture Partners to manage new tech hub in downtown Manhattan, with hopes to create thousands of jobs to boost online security for companies and individuals
Fearing a Stagnating Cyber Ecosystem, Elron’s VP of Cyber Evaluate Israel’s Next Steps (Global Security Mag Online) As Israel’s cyber ecosystem continues into a new decade, it is facing a 33% decline in new startups alongside the increased global competition. “Nothing runs on its own without energy. We must fuel innovation, boldness, and ingenuity,” said Zohar Rozenberg, VP of Cyber Investments at Elron.
Aon acquires Cytelligence, a leading international cyber security firm with deep expertise in cyber incident response and digital forensic investigations (PR Newswire) Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announced...
Aon Acquires Canadian Cyber Security Firm Cytelligence (Insurance Journal) Insurance broker Aon reported it has acquired Cytelligence Inc., a Canadian-based cyber security firm that provides incident response advisory, digital
HPE ups its security game with Scytale acquisition (ARN) HPE has hedged its bets on a fledgling cyber security start-up in an effort to ramp up its service authentication offering.
There’s business sense in avoiding takeovers, CyberArk CEO tells SC (SC Magazine) The Israeli company CyberArk belongs to the growing pack of private cyber-security companies that has chosen to avoid takeover offers and build its own business
Investing in Cyber Security: A Beginner’s Guide (The Motley Fool Canada) Beginners may want access to the exciting cyber security market, which they can achieve by investing in stocks like BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB)(NYSE:BB) and others.
Thycotic reports 67% rise in revenue (Channel Life) The company's sales were also up by 35% year on year, with staff numbers also rising by 50%.
Canada Enhances Public Safety With Gemalto Fingerprint Identification Solution (WebWire) A recent initiative undertaken by the Government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to advance public safety measures has led to the digitalization of biometric records across the country which will allow for faster and more accurate criminal and civil identity checks.
Vodafone will remove Huawei from its core networks (Reuters) Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, will remove equipment...
Accenture acquires UK consultancy firm Mudano (ZDNet) Mudano uses analytics and applied data science to help large banks, insurers and wealth management firms in the UK analyze data around key areas.
HPE Buys Scytale, Embraces Open Source Security (SDXCentral) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today said it acquired cloud security startup Scytale for an undisclosed amount. The deal will boost HPE’s identity management technology as well as its credibility within the open source community.
Google's parent company Alphabet hits trillion-dollar valuation (The Telegraph) Google's parent company Alphabet has reached a valuation of one trillion dollars for the first time, making it only the fourth US-listed company to hit the milestone.
Google reveals YouTube revenues for the first time (The Telegraph) Google parent Alphabet has revealed YouTube revenues for the first time, with advertising sales on the platform doubling in the last two years.
YouTube generated $15bn in sales for Google last year – or $7 per person (The Telegraph) In the 13 years since Google bought YouTube for $1.
Alphabet shares decline on revenue miss; YouTube ad, cloud revenues finally revealed (MarketWatch) Alphabet Inc. shares fell nearly 5% in extended trading after the company’s fourth-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street estimates on Monday.
Air Force Taps Google for IT Security Assessment (Nextgov.com) The move is part of the service’s push for an Enterprise IT-as-a-Service environment.
TCL to stop making BlackBerry Android smartphones (Computing) TCL's BlackBerry licensing deal won't be renewed in August, putting the future of BlackBerry smartphones in doubt
Iran, Bezos and 2020 elections: Cybersecurity firms are in demand this year (CNN) As US officials braced for a possible Iranian cyberattack this month following the killing of top military general Qasem Soleimani, a trio of cybersecurity companies ventured to Capitol Hill.
Could the Coronavirus outbreak create a global electronics shortage? (The Telegraph) At the end of the lunar new year, millions of Chinese workers who travel across the country to visit family return to manufacturing hubs like Shenzhen, Ningbo and Guangzhou.
Huawei’s Catch-22 - The Commentator (The Commentator) On January 24th, the U.S. Commerce Department’s plan to further limit trade with Chinese tech giant Huawei (pronounced Wah-Way) was thwarted with the Pentagon opposing the ruling. At first glance, the headline seems confusing and conflicting as the Pentagon had been fighting tooth and nail to try to limit Huawei’s presence in the U.S — …
Maryland Lt.-Gov. recruiting Israeli hi-tech companies to his state (The Jerusalem Post) Rutherford presented at Cybertech and then he and his team met with several promising Israeli companies
How will the UK tech sector be affected by Brexit? (Information Age) With the transition period for Brexit beginning tonight, we explore what Brexit will mean for the UK tech sector
Space executive says the industry needs help to understand cyber threats (SpaceNews) Emerging companies in the space industry lack cybersecurity expertise and may be ill prepared to prevent or respond to attacks.
Raytheon Takes Control of Forcepoint Cybersecurity Business (Wall Street Journal) The defense company said it paid $588 million to Vista Equity Partners for its minority stake in Forcepoint, four years after creating a business aimed at selling military-style cyber products to commercial clients.
Israel Electric inks deal to help safeguard Tokyo Olympics from cyberattack (Times of Israel) IEC signs agreement with Japanese energy utility to secure critical infrastructure during games, also launches new set of cybersecurity tools at Cybertech 2020 confab in Tel Aviv
Cybersecurity: Die Frau, die Siemens hackt (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Fabienne Waidelich und ihr Team versuchen jeden Tag, in die Computer von Siemens einzubrechen. Warum? Damit es kein anderer macht. Über eine Frau in einer Männer-Domäne und die Frage: Was macht ein Hacker eigentlich?
Cyber Campus backed by Orange, Atos and Thales to open in Paris in Q1 2021 (Telecompaper) France's secretary of state for digital affairs, Cedric O, has announced the launch of the Cyber Campus initiative with the publication of a paper presenting the project, which owes its origin to the work of Michel Van Den Berghe, CEO of Orange Cyberdefense. Located in the Paris region, the new 10,000 square metre site will group between 500 and 1,000 cyber security experts from its launch, which is planned for Q1 2021.
Cybersecurity firm plans move to Fairlawn (Akron Beacon Journal) TrustedSec started in the basement of a Northeast Ohio home in 2012.Almost eight years later, the information security consulting firm that breaks into
Almost $10B Invested In Privacy And Security Companies In 2019 (Crunchbase News) Close to $10 billion was invested in privacy and security companies in 2019, an all time high in the last decade up more than five-fold from $1.7 billion in 2010.
There’s a ‘sovereignty movement’ in tech, with big consequences (Defense News) For the last few years the Pentagon and technology community have muddled through efforts to improve cooperation, eliminating barriers to entry.
Avast Antivirus Is Shutting Down Its Data Collection Arm, Effective Immediately (Vice) Avast will no longer collect or sell its users' internet browsing data and will "wind down Jumpshot's operations, with immediate effect."
To all our valued stakeholders – customers, partners, employees and investors, (Avast) I’d like to take this opportunity and address the situation regarding Avast’s sale of user data through its subsidiary Jumpshot.
The security and privacy of our users worldwide is Avast’s priority (Avast) In recent days media outlets have reported on Avast and our subsidiary Jumpshot.
Is It Time to Stop Using Avast Antivirus Software? (Consumer Reports) Avast, maker of Avast antivirus software, has been sharing personal info with a subsidiary that sells its analysis to other companies. Consumer Reports tells you how to limit the impact of the company's data collection practices.
How just five companies came to dominate the world’s 5G networks (The Telegraph) How do you solve a problem like Huawei?
Saudi-backed spyware group denies role in Jeff Bezos hack and says it plans to restructure ownership (The Telegraph) A spyware company named in connection with the alleged Saudi hacking of Jeff Bezos's phone has denied any involvement in the operation and said it plans to distance itself from the Gulf kingdom.
Microsoft Posts Record Sales as Cloud Business Continues to Grow (Wall Street Journal) Microsoft’s intelligent cloud unit, which includes its Azure cloud services, had sales of $11.87 billion, up 27% from the year-ago period.
Facebook Reports Revenue Growth, Rising Expenses (Wall Street Journal) The social-media giant reported a growing base of users and increasing quarterly revenue, capping a year of reliable strength in its core advertising business even as expenses climbed.
Amazon clobbered after a miss on the bottom line and soft guidance (CNBC) Amazon's third-quarter earnings fell short of street expectations, driving its stock down as much as 9% in after-hours trading.
AppOmni Raises $10 Million in Series a Funding Led by ClearSky (aithority) Investment Reinforces AppOmni’s Ability to Deliver Immediate Visibility and Control Over Cloud Applications That Power the Enterprise
Concentric raises $7.5 million to identify and protect sensitive enterprise data with AI (VentureBeat) Concentric uses AI and machine learning technologies to spotlight business-critical data at risk of falling into the wrong hands.
Why Cellebrite Is Buying BlackBag Technologies For $33 Million (Pulse 2.0) Cellebrite, a company that develops software that unlocks and extracts data from mobile devices, recently announced it is buying BlackBag for $33 million.
NYC names winners of small-business cybersecurity challenge (StateScoop) The winners of NYC’s latest competition are developing cybersecurity solutions — like phishing and end-point protection — for small businesses in the city.
Appsian Announces Record Customer Growth in ERP Data Security for SAP and PeopleSoft (BusinessGhana) Appsian Announces Record Customer Growth in ERP Data Security for SAP and PeopleSoft With this continued momentum, Appsian’s position as an...
Team Cymru Enters Latin America with EdgeUno to Accelerate Delivery of Threat Intelligence (Globe Newswire) Team Cymru expands its global footprint to deliver efficiencies in internet security monitoring to its clients.
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STEALTHbits Offers Free Solution in Response to Microsoft’s 2020 LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing Requirement for Windows (BusinessWire) STEALTHbits is offering a free solution in response to Microsoft’s 2020 LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing requirement for Windows.
CRITICALSTART Introduces TEAMARES Red and Blue Security Teams (PR Newswire) CRITICALSTART, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, today introduced TEAMARES, a new organization that will...
F-Secure Releases New Version of Flash Drive-Sized Computer (Financial IT) Cyber security provider F-Secure’s hardware security professionals at F-Secure Foundry have created a new version of the USB armory – a computer on a USB stick built from the ground up to be secure. The USB armory Mk II entrenches security in its lowest levels and is suitable for a wide range of applications – such as custom hardware security modules, cryptocurrency wallets, secure authentication and licensing tokens, and more – that need the efficiency and flexibility of an embedded computer without sacrificing security.
The NSA says... (Bitglass) The NSA has released its latest recommendations on how organizations should secure their cloud assets. Check out our latest blog for more information!
PAS Global Introduces Solutions to Ensure OT Integrity (PAS Global) New product releases optimize cybersecurity, process safety, and digitalization
Radiflow Launches Business-driven Industrial Risk Analytics Service (PR Newswire) Radiflow, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, today announced that the company has launched...
EMVCo certifies Trustonic to secure mobile payments apps (Finextra Research) Mobile device and app security leader Trustonic today announces that its trusted execution environment (TEE)* solution is the first hardware-backed TEE to complete the EMVCo Software-Based Mobile Payments security evaluation process.
eperi and Netskope: Strong Alliance Between Two Cloud Security Leaders (Yahoo) Cloud services are being adopted at a significant rate, with recent statistics showing that 85% of enterprise internet traffic flows to and from cloud services. Therefore, the high need of an all-embracing cloud security solution, looking at access and behavioral user interaction as well as securing
Nehemiah Security Releases Risk Quantifier 3.4 (PR Newswire) Nehemiah Security, the industry leader in automated cyber risk quantification, announces the general availability of Risk Quantifier™ version 3....
Rackspace Announces FedRAMP Authorized Platform on Amazon Web Services (Globe Newswire) Rackspace extends its FedRAMP authorization to include Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) within Rackspace Government Cloud (RGC), a managed security and compliance platform, enabling state-of-the-art private, public and hybrid cloud solutions for the government ecosystem.
Fortinet’s FortiWeb Cloud Powers Continent 8’s New WAF-as-a-Service Offering (Globe Newswire) Continent 8 Technologies, a leading provider for managed hosting, networking, security, and cloud infrastructure managed services, today unveiled its new Cloud WAF product powered by Fortinet’s FortiWeb Cloud. Combined with Fortinet’s solution, Continent 8’s Cloud WAF secures their customers’ applications, no matter where they are hosted.
DigiCert launches two new PKI tools to provide fast, flexible PKI deployment (Help Net Security) DigiCert, the world’s leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, announced two new PKI tools: IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager.
New infosec products of the week: January 31, 2020 (Help Net Security) Featured infosec products this week come from the following vendors: Swimlane, RiskSense, Cisco, and Magnet Forensics.
FIME boosts biometrics services with FIDO Alliance accreditation (FIME) FIME has been accredited to test biometric components in line with FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program. The accreditation enables device manufacturers and solution providers to ensure the quality and performance of biometric authentication solutions including fingerprint, facial, voice, and iris recognition.
nCipher Introduces Cloud-first Architecture, Bringing Security and Control to Public and Private Clouds (BusinessWire) nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company and provider of trust, integrity and control for business critical information and applications, announc
Arceo.ai Helps CISO's Better Manage Risk through Smart Forecasting (PR Newswire) Today's CISO is expected to look beyond the traditional technical approach to comprehensively address risk across their organization....
UJET Furthers its Commitment to Securing its Customers Through its Latest Data Protection and Privacy Certifications (BusinessWire) UJET today announced the completion of its latest round of data protection and privacy certifications.
Qohash launches its first commercial data security solution, aimed at protecting financial institutions (PR Newswire) Qohash today announces the launch of its first data security solution to help financial institutions protect their sensitive data. With a focus...
Fusion Risk Management Launches Fusion Connector for Everbridge Risk Intelligence (BusinessWire) Fusion Risk Management, Inc. (“Fusion”), a leading provider of business continuity and risk management software and services, announced today the laun
Idex Biometrics and Thales achieves certifications for smart cards, mobile ID security software (Biometric Update) Idex Biometrics has successfully completed the EMVCo Security Evaluation for its development site in Farnborough, U.K., making a landmark achievement as it is planning a large-scale production of b…
New 'I Got Phished' Service Alerts Companies of Phished Employees (BleepingComputer) A new service called 'I Got Phished' has launched that will alert domain and security administrators when an employee in their organization falls for a phishing attack.
DigiCert Modernizes PKI with the Release of IoT Device Manager and Enterprise PKI Manager, New Offerings in DigiCert® ONE (DigiCert) DigiCert Managers are built from the ground up to provide fast, flexible PKI deployment
Malwarebytes Attracts Former Dropbox CMO to Board of Directors (PR Newswire) MalwarebytesTM, a leading advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution provider, today announced that it has added Carolyn Feinstein...
Ex-Obama official exits Israeli spyware firm amid press freedom row (the Guardian) Juliette Kayyem has left NSO, which denies its technology has been used to target activists
INSA Taps Sue Gordon to Serve as Senior Intelligence Advisor (Homeland Security Today) The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has announced that The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, will serve as a senior intelligence advisor to the organization.
New CFO brings public markets discipline to Darktrace (Cambridge Network) Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, today announced that Cathy Graham will join as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 10th February.
IBM’s Ginni Rometty Steps Down as CEO (Wall Street Journal) Ginni Rometty is retiring after almost 40 years at IBM and will be succeeded as CEO by Arvind Krishna, who heads the company’s cloud and cognitive-software division.
ManTech adds former NSA exec (Washington Technology) ManTech International brings on board a just-retired executive from the National Security Agency to the company's leadership team.
Caldwell Places Chief Marketing Officer at Recorded Future (Hunt Scanlon Media) As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed former Acquia executive Tom
Ex-Twitter CISO, Mike Convertino, joins Arceo and leads a CISO Revolution (PR Newswire) Mike Convertino, the former CISO of Twitter, Crowdstrike and F5 Networks as well as CTO of the Security Product Group at F5, has joined Arceo...
Bricata Names John Becker Executive Chair of its Board of Directors (Bricata) Seasoned Executive and Former Sourcefire CEO Brings More than 30 Years of Technology and Business Experience to the Fast-Growing Network Security Startup.
VMware's chief customer officer, 4 direct reports to leave company in restructuring (Silicon Valley Business Journal) The executive departures accompany a round of layoffs affecting employees in the Bay Area and other offices.