Prelude raises $24M to help organizations harden their cybersecurity defenses
Prelude, a Washington, D.C-based startup that helps organizations harden their cyber defenses through the use of autonomous red-teaming, has secured $24 million in Series A funding. Prelude — which
Autonomous robots used in hundreds of hospitals at risk of remote hijacks
A decade ago security researcher Barnaby Jack famously wirelessly hacked a hospital insulin pump live on stage in front of hundreds of people to demonstrate how easily it could be compromised to deliv
Microsoft seizes domains used by Russian spies to target Ukraine
Microsoft has successfully seized domains used by APT28, a state-sponsored group operated by Russian military intelligence, to target institutions in Ukraine. The tech giant said in a blog post on Thu
The how and why of raising OT security capital
The advent of ransomware and targeted attacks on critical infrastructure have changed the game and are highlighting operational technology security. Today, OT security is a national security issue.
Cyberpion raises $27M Series A for its external attack surface management platform
It’s no secret that digital supply chains are increasingly under attack as hackers look to use this vector to get access to company networks and confidential information. But that also means bus
Microsoft confirms Lapsus$ breach after hackers publish Bing, Cortana source code
Microsoft has confirmed that it was breached by the Lapsus$ hacking group. In a blog post on Tuesday — published hours after Lapsus$ posted a torrent file containing partial source code from Bing, B
Study: 30% of Log4Shell instances remain unpatched
Considering recent APT41 attacks, organizations that continue to leave the Log4Shell flaw unaddressed are hitting the snooze button when it comes to the wake-up calls from attackers.
CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack
The U.S. government is warning of “possible threats” to satellite communication networks amid fears that recent attacks on satellite networks in Europe, sparked by the war in Ukraine, coul
China-backed APT41 compromised ‘at least’ six US state governments
The prolific China APT41 hacking group, known for carrying out espionage in parallel with financially motivated operations, has compromised multiple U.S. state government networks, according to cybers
As war escalates in Europe, it’s ‘shields up’ for the cybersecurity industry
It’s a juxtaposition of sorts to think the cybersecurity industry is vulnerable to cyberattack, but for many nation state groups, this is their first port of call.
Nvidia confirms it is investigating a cybersecurity incident
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has confirmed that it’s investigating a cyber incident that has reportedly downed the company’s developer tools and email systems. Nvidia told TechCrunch in a statement t
BlueVoyant nabs $250M to help enterprises nab malicious hackers and stop security breaches
Cybersecurity continues to be a pernicious and complex problem, for enterprises, and today a company that’s building a multi-faceted toolkit to help them address it better is announcing a big ro
2021 was a record-breaking year for cybersecurity startups
2021 may have been a rough year for cybersecurity, but it was a record-breaking year for security startups. According to new data from Momentum Cyber, a financial advisory firm for the security indust
Shift5 raises $50M to defend transport networks from cyberattacks
You might not think much about the train or the airplane that gets you from one place to another, but behind any transportation link is a vast sprawling network of electronics, devices and data that k
Locations and contact data on 515,000 vulnerable people stolen in Red Cross data breach
A cyberattack targeting a contractor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has spilled confidential data on more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people, many of whom ha
Panasonic says hackers accessed personal data of job candidates
Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed that hackers accessed personal information belonging to job candidates and interns during a November cyberattack. At the time of the data breach, which the
FTC warns of legal action against organizations that fail to patch Log4j flaw
U.S. organizations that fail to secure customer data against Log4Shell, a zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Log4j Java logging library, could face legal repercussions, the Federal Trade Commis
The coming reckoning: Showing ROI from threat intelligence
For threat intelligence teams, it appears old habits die hard. Many remain in the government intel mindset, focused on funneling data to the security operations center (SOC).
The defensive power of diversity in cybersecurity
In cybersecurity, where success often relies on doing the unexpected, diversity of thought is a valuable weapon.
Panasonic confirms data breach after hackers access internal network
Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed a data breach after hackers gained access to its internal network. Panasonic said in a press release dated November 26 that its network was “illegally acc