cybersecurity

Ox Security lands $34M in seed funding to strengthen software supply chains

The rise in software supply chain attacks, like the SolarWinds hack, prompted last year’s executive order from the Biden administration requiring vendors to provide a software bill of materials (SBO

Detectify secures $10M more to expand its ethical hacking platform

Detectify, a security platform that employs ethical hackers to conduct attacks designed to highlight vulnerabilities in corporate systems, today announced that it raised $10 million in follow-on fundi

Daily Crunch: Moonlighters eclipsed — Wipro lets go of 300 employees who were working for its rivals

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Malwarebytes lands a $100M cash injection weeks after laying off 125 employees

Cybersecurity giant Malwarebytes has announced it has received a $100 million cash injection from Vector Capital, a private equity firm that invests in established technology businesses. Vector Capita

The EU unboxes its plan for smart device security

European Union lawmakers have proposed a new set of product rules to apply to smart devices that’s intended to compel makers of Internet-connected hardware — such as ‘smart’ wa

Cybersecurity firm Fortanix secures capital to provide confidential computing services

Companies (and VCs) spend billions of dollars on cybersecurity, but primarily focus on protecting infrastructure or endpoints. That’s not always the right approach in a world where — thank

Extortion group claims cyberattack on pharmaceutical giant IPCA Laboratories

IPCA Laboratories, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in India, has been hit by a cybercrime and extortion group that claims to have stolen 500 gigabytes of data from its systems. Nandakishor

Opus Security emerges from stealth to help tackle cloud security threats

Opus Security, a cloud security orchestration and remediation platform, today emerged from stealth with $10 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures, with participation from Tiger Global and angel i

Daily Crunch: Nvidia chips become collateral damage in new US sanctions targeting China

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Tracking cybersecurity investment during the venture downturn

Is cybersecurity venture capital deal activity holding up better than other sectors this deep into Q3?

Twitter. Whistle. Blown. (and other TC news)

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Zack Whittaker about TechCrunch’s new spyware lookup tool and a whistleblower complaint against Twitter alleging massive security issues. Tim D

ThreatX raises a fresh round of capital to protect APIs and web apps

ThreatX, a vendor selling API protection services to mainly enterprise clients, today announced that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Harbert Growth Partners with participation

DNSFilter acquires iOS firewall app Guardian to expand its web-based threat detection tech

DNSFilter, a Washington, D.C.-based provider of DNS-based web content filtering and threat protection, has announced it’s acquiring Guardian, a privacy-protecting firewall for iOS. Financial terms o

Spin Technology raises $16M to protect SaaS apps against attacks

Spin Technology, a data protection software vendor catering to enterprise clientele, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round led by Blueprint Equity with participation from Sant

Ghost Security emerges from stealth to defend APIs and apps from attackers

Ghost Security, which its founders describe as an “app security” company, today emerged from stealth with $15 million in combined funding from 468 Capital, DNX Ventures, and Munich Re Vent

Axio lands $23M to help companies quantify cyber risk

Axio, a platform for cybersecurity risk evaluation, today announced the closure of a $23 million Series B round led by Temasek’s ISTARI, with participation from investors Distributed Ventures, I

UK provisionally approves $8.1B NortonLifeLock-Avast merger, citing competition from Microsoft

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally greenlighted the proposed $8.1 billion merger of cybersecurity companies NortonLifeLock and Avast, with Microsoft emerging as

Cybersecurity could offer a way for underrepresented groups to break into tech

Last week at AWS re:Inforce, the company’s security event that took place in Boston, there was a welcome message about diversity. It seems that given the sheer number of people needed in cybersecuri

Cybrary secures $25M to grow its platform for cybersecurity training

The cybersecurity industry has taken a hit recently, with economic headwinds prompting layoffs and a broad investor pullback. But some firms have escaped unscathed, like cybersecurity training platfor

HiddenLayer emerges from stealth to protect AI models from attacks

As AI-powered services like OpenAI’s GPT-3 grow in popularity, they become an increasingly attractive attack vector. Even shielded behind an API, hackers can attempt to reverse-engineer the mode
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