cybercrime

  • Stealth Cybersecurity Startup Fireglass Grabs $20M In Series A

    Stealth Cybersecurity Startup Fireglass Grabs $20M In Series A

    As more and more companies fall victim to security breaches and substantial (and embarrassing) data leaks, cybersecurity startups seem to be profiting at their expense. Cybersecurity companies helping companies not get caught with their pants down raised over $3.3 billion in 2015. The latest firm to join the cash grab is Fireglass, a stealth company that is looking to announce its first… Read More

  • The Startup Landscape For Cybersecurity Companies In Israel Crunch Network

    The Startup Landscape For Cybersecurity Companies In Israel

    There are more than 300 cybersecurity companies operating in Israel, making it an industry second only to the U.S. in size. In 2014, exports by Israeli cybersecurity companies reached $6B, equating to approximately 10% of the global cybersecurity market. In 2015, we expect that percentage to increase as the number of startups grew almost 25% over 2014, with 81 new cybersecurity startups founded. Read More

  • Where Are All The Women In White Hats?

    Where Are All The Women In White Hats?

    America needs cyber talent — especially among women. Without a capable workforce to secure the smartphone in your hand or the highly classified networks our government operates within, our economy and national security will be at risk. We need to nurture a pool of interested young men and women to go into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The troubling news is… Read More

  • Six Lessons From Cybersecurity Superhero Training Crunch Network

    Six Lessons From Cybersecurity Superhero Training

    One of my distinct grade-school memories is filing out of fourth grade class, nervous, but excited to miss a portion of math class. We were having our quarterly disaster-survival drill; instructing students on what to do in case disaster strikes. While working through yet another attempted malicious cybersecurity attack it dawned on me, why can’t we apply this diligence and training… Read More

  • The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft Crunch Network

    The Biggest Cybersecurity Risk Is Not Identity Theft

    What would happen if a hacker edited a major news website to falsely report an anthrax attack in Times Square? Even if the site removed the story within minutes, it already would have been reposted and retweeted thousands of times. The misinformation likely would lead to crowded sidewalks, traffic accidents, overflowing hospitals, a plummeting stock market and other chaos. Read More

  • De-escalation Is The Answer To Today’s Growing Cyber Tension Crunch Network

    De-escalation Is The Answer To Today’s Growing Cyber Tension

    Leading up to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, media buzzed with talk of an unprecedented cybersecurity agreement on par with previous governance around the creation and handling of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. But what was built up to be the first arms control accord for cyberspace actually turned out to be quite anticlimactic. Read More

  • Will AI Be Smart Enough To Protect Us From Online Threats? Crunch Network

    Will AI Be Smart Enough To Protect Us From Online Threats?

    According to some estimates, the global cost of cybercrime in 2013 was $113 billion. The actual cost may vary, but whatever the true figure, it’s a spicy meatball. Human beings really aren’t the best at computer security. Here’s an idea: Let’s set our computers to defend our computers. Let’s build a computer strong enough, fast enough and smart enough to defend us… Read More

  • Senate Passes Cybersecurity Threat Sharing Bill That Tech Hates

    Senate Passes Cybersecurity Threat Sharing Bill That Tech Hates

    In a crushing blow to the tech industry and privacy advocates, the Senate today passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill, which passed the Senate on a 74-21 bipartisan vote, is intended to allow companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government. However, critics, particularly those in the tech industry, say the bill will… Read More

  • Valuing A Data Breach Victim Crunch Network

    Valuing A Data Breach Victim

    In the relentless world of public breach reporting, there’s a fixation on the number of accounts affected; the higher the number, the larger the impact. But from a victim’s perspective, does it make a difference if your information was included in a breach alongside 10,000 or 50,000,000 others? From a criminal ecosystem perspective, the number of victims per successful breach… Read More