cyber security

The world’s largest DDoS attack took GitHub offline for fewer than 10 minutes

In a growing sign of the increased sophistication of both cyber attacks and defenses, GitHub has revealed that this week it weathered the largest-known DDoS attack in history. DDoS — or distrib

Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN

Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales -- in a deal worth around $5.43BN. 

Proofpoint acquires Cloudmark for $110M in cybersecurity consolidation play

As malicious groups continue to become more sophisticated in their hacking techniques, cybersecurity efforts are attempting to expand in their reach, and that is leading to some consolidation in the f

GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake

A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that's larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January.

Europe wants to do more to boost cross-border data flows

The European Commission has published a mid-term review of its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy that's aimed at breaking down barriers to e-commerce and fostering digital activity across the regio

Brexit voter registration website crash could have been a DDoS, says report

A government voter registration website in the UK that crashed in the hours before the deadline for registering to vote ahead of last year's Brexit referendum could have been targeted by a denial of s

Cyber insurance is changing the way we look at risk

If, or more accurately, when your company is hit by a cyber attack, do you have what you need to recover? Do you know what kind of losses you can afford to absorb in your bottom line? How do you manag

John McAfee’s first move as a new CEO is to rename the company after himself

Some exciting news from the John McAfee camp today: America's favorite (and most entertaining) cybersecurity expert has a new gig! MGT Capital Investments, a publicly traded company that owns and oper

Even your connected car will need antivirus software

Connected cars can talk to each other (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V), and they’re starting to be able to talk to the city they’re driving around (vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I). That als

Fear and loathing at RSA: Hacking, security and the limits of protection

People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hacking in

Former heads of NSA and Homeland Security unlikely Apple supporters in encryption battle

At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and Homeland Security threw their support behind encryption techno

Digital Shadows Gets $14M To Keep Growing Its Digital Risk Scanning Service

UK cyber security startup Digital Shadows, which sells a SaaS service to businesses wanting to monitor and manage potential risks by keeping tabs on activity related to their digital footprint -- has

The Payments World Really Wants To Know Who You Are

In the early 1960s, Scottish engineer James Goodfellow was given a problem to solve. A colleague had invented a way to insert a card into a machine and get money out. Goodfellow's task was to figure o

Phantom Cyber Lands $2.7M Seed Round To Automate Cybersecurity

Phantom Cyber, a cybersecurity startup with an ambitious idea, announced a $2.7M seed round with backing from some of the biggest names in computer security. Investors include  John W. Thompson, form

U.K. Knots Closer Cyber Security Ties In Washington

The U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is in Washington DC this week, lobbying the U.S. President on the need for circumventing the strong encryption of Internet services. So why is he now banging on a

Why Breach Detection Is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool

Cyber attacks are all over the news, and it seems like no one is immune — Home Depot, Target, Adobe and eBay included. So why are CIOs still fighting cyber criminals with one hand tied behind their

Former Israeli Intelligence Officials Get $2.5M To Seed Cyber Security Company Hexadite

Cyber security startup Hexadite, launched by three former Israeli intelligence officials, came out of stealth today and announced $2.5 million in seed funding. The money comes from YL Ventures with a

Russia Blocks Ukrainian Activists Websites For Encouraging “Terrorist Activity”

As Russia continues its military intervention into the revolution-rocked Ukraine, authorities are now blocking 13 activist websites on the Russian social media network, VKontakte. The Russian Prosecut

NSA Debate: Greg Is Reasonable And Alex’s Libertarian Chest-Beating Is Silly

After a rabid debate about privacy vs. security on our internal message system, we decided to take the conversation about the National Security Agency public. In addition to the video debate above, we

Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Champion

Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good over individual rights. Th
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