Security

  • How data science fights modern insider threats Crunch Network

    How data science fights modern insider threats

    Insider threats are the biggest cybersecurity threats to firms, organizations and government agencies. This is something you hear a lot at security conference keynotes and read about in data breach reports, whitepapers and surveys — and these insider threats are becoming increasingly more difficult to detect and prevent, as well as more frequent. Read More

  • Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

    Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

    You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Read More

  • The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity Crunch Network

    The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity

    Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner. Many of the most innovative and deep-pocketed companies in the world are racing to bring them to market — and for good reason: the economic and social gains they will generate will be tremendous. But any transformative technology creates new challenges and risks in addition to benefits. This is no exception. Read More

  • Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2’s top 8 startups

    Gunshot detectors and anti-drone defense topped our list of favorites from the 48 startups that presented at Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day 2. We asked investors what wowed them and huddled with the TechCrunch team to come up with our pick of the 8 most promising companies. Check them out here, as well as our top 7 startups from the 44 that presented on Demo Day 1. Additional reporting by… Read More

  • Encryption under fire in Europe as France and Germany call for decrypt law

    Encryption under fire in Europe as France and Germany call for decrypt law

    A fresh chapter of the crypto wars looks to be opening up in Europe, after the French and German interior ministers took to a podium yesterday to lobby for a law change that would enable courts to demand that Internet companies decrypt data to help further criminal investigations. Read More

  • New York Times journalists reportedly targeted by Russian hackers

    New York Times journalists reportedly targeted by Russian hackers

    The FBI is reportedly looking into hacking attempts against U.S. journalists that may have been orchestrated by Russian intelligence services. New York Times journalists were among those targeted, CNN and the AP report. The New York Times confirmed that its Moscow bureau was targeted, but said the paper has no reason to believe the attack was successful. It’s not yet clear why the… Read More

  • Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity Crunch Network

    Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity

    It can be tough going to the movies as a cybersecurity expert. Films handling the very real issues of internet security and modern computer science are overwhelmingly unrealistic. As we get our tickets and popcorn ready for “Snowden,” it’s a good time to take a look at the handful of film and TV projects that actually got hacking, and the complicated business of security in… Read More

  • Email and file encryption service Virtru, built by ex-NSA engineer, raises $29 million

    Email and file encryption service Virtru, built by ex-NSA engineer, raises $29 million

    Talk about being at the right place and at the right time. Following revelations of government spying, data breaches, malicious hacking, identity theft and other online threats, the email and file encryption application Virtru has now grown to over 4,000 customers and has closed on $29 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by Bessemer… Read More

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