cybersecurity

  • Google’s bug bounty program pays out $3 million, mostly for Android and Chrome exploits

    Google’s bug bounty program pays out $3 million, mostly for Android and Chrome exploits

    If you’re willing to hunt for flaws within its vast array of software and services, Google’s happy to pay up. Over the course of its 2016 Vulnerability Rewards Program, the company paid out $3 million—a third of the total $9 million that enthusiastic researchers have earned since the initiative, more colloquially known as a bug bounty program, launched in 2010. The… Read More

  • Trump’s draft cybersecurity order raises policy questions

    Trump’s draft cybersecurity order raises policy questions

    President Trump cancelled the signing of an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation, per pool reports. Trump had been expected to sign the order today to commission a review of the federal government’s capabilities and defenses, similar to reviews ordered by Obama when he took office and again last year. A White House official acknowledged the similarities between… Read More

  • What your security scientists can learn from your data scientists to improve cybersecurity Crunch Network

    What your security scientists can learn from your data scientists to improve cybersecurity

    Security remains one of the top unresolved challenges for businesses. Billions of dollars have been spent on security technology over the last 30 years, yet hackers seem to be more successful than ever. Every organization is now under extreme threat, all the time. Here are some lessons that data scientists have learned and to which security professionals need to pay attention. Read More

  • Secret Double Octopus nabs $6M for a stronger, easier alternative to regular 2FA

    Secret Double Octopus nabs $6M for a stronger, easier alternative to regular 2FA

    Israel is home to around 450 active startups in the field of cybersecurity, according to a recent report in Reuters. Now, the one with perhaps the most distinctive name of them all is announcing some funding for a novel approach to authentication. Secret Double Octopus — which borrows a concept from the world of nuclear launch codes to build extra-secure, but simple, keyless… Read More

  • Microsoft Ventures backs Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity firm that protects with deception

    Microsoft Ventures backs Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity firm that protects with deception

    Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity startup based out of Israel that protects networks by building “deception” frameworks to identify and trap malicious hackers, is today announcing that it has added Microsoft Ventures — the software giant’s young investment arm — as its newest strategic investor. In keeping with the its name and purpose in this world, Illusive… Read More

  • Recommendations on cyber security for the 45th president… Use more hackers Crunch Network

    Recommendations on cyber security for the 45th president… Use more hackers

    2016 was an extraordinary year. A record number of security breaches affected billions of people worldwide, including cyber attacks that dramatically impacted the course of businesses and governments. The Unites States, the world’s most connected nation, and the rest of the world will face a deficit of 1.5 million cyber professionals over the next  five years whose jobs are essential… Read More

  • Will U.S. sanctions against Russia fix cybersecurity? Crunch Network

    Will U.S. sanctions against Russia fix cybersecurity?

    The United States has finally announced a comprehensive package of responses to Russia’s 2016 influence operation against the U.S. elections. This is a significant response, but a closer reading of the package reveals four important lessons about what this means for deterrence, statecraft and cybersecurity. Read More

  • ForeScout-Splunk integration hopes to bring greater insight to IoT security

    ForeScout-Splunk integration hopes to bring greater insight to IoT security

    ForeScout announced an integration with Splunk today that it hopes will bring a new level of security visibility to Internet of Things devices. The new tool dubbed The ForeScout Extended Module for Splunk, allows two-way communication between the ForeScout CounterACT tool and Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Enterprise Security (Splunk ES) — with the goal of finding issues faster in order… Read More

  • Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

    Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

    Yahoo shares tumbled 6% on Thursday as investors feared that the latest Yahoo hack could spell bad news for its sale to Verizon. This is the second major hack revelation in recent months and there’s speculation that Verizon could be spooked. Some are wondering if Verizon will ask for a discount on the $4.8 billion deal or scrap it altogether. TechCrunch is owned by Verizon, but we do… Read More

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