cybersecurity

A venture firm gets rewarded for selling at the market top

It used to be that venture capitalists couldn’t sell their stake in a portfolio company before it sold or went public without raising questions about the outfit’s prospects. As startups be

Teleport nabs $110M to provide identity-based infrastructure access

Teleport, a platform that assigns identities to hardware, software and users to replace the need for passwords, today announced that it raised $110 million in a Series C fundraise at a $1.1 billion po

Traceable AI nabs $60M to secure app APIs using machine learning

Traceable AI, a startup offering services designed to protect APIs from cyberattacks, today announced that it raised $60 million in a Series B round led by IVP with participation from BIG Labs, Unusua

Digital diplomacy gets a reboot

It should come as no surprise that government bureaucracies move slowly. But that just makes this week’s launch of the State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) seem positiv

Goldman Sachs joins other investors in $88M round for web3 and blockchain security firm CertiK

Google discovers threat actor working as an ‘initial access broker’ for Conti ransomware hackers

Google’s Threat Analysis Group has observed a financially motivated threat actor working as an intermediary for the Russian hackers, including the Conti ransomware gang. The group, which Google refe

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

Let’s make the teen Tesla hack a teachable moment

EVs are fun. They are superbly connected, constantly updated and offer a great user experience, but they are cars, not mobile phones. Hacking into vehicles endangers driver safety and privacy.

Hunters raises $68M Series C for its security operations platform

Cybersecurity startup Hunters today announced that it has raised a $68 million Series C round led by Stripes. New investors DTCP, Cisco Investments and Databricks also invested in this round, together

For investors, future of work isn’t only about HR

We talked about the future of work with former Microsoft senior executive and angel investor Eric Boustouller, who joined French multi-stage VC firm C4 Ventures last fall.

Opportunity not fear: Reframing cybersecurity to build a safer net for all

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Cybersecurity startup Guardio, now with 1M users of its browser extension, raises its first funding: $47M led by Tiger Global

Some say that antivirus software that you install on your PC may have run its course when it comes to the next generation of computing in the cloud. Today a startup that has built what it believes com

Volvo had some R&D data stolen in security breach

Volvo Cars is investigating a cybersecurity breach and theft of a limited amount of the company’s research and development data. The data breach was reported Friday by the Swedish automaker. The

US banks must soon report significant cybersecurity incidents within 36 hours

U.S. financial regulators have approved a new rule that requires banking organizations to report any “significant” cybersecurity incident within 36 hours of discovery.  Under the rule, banks must

Expel raises $140.3M Series E for its managed threat detection and response platform

Cybersecurity platform Expel, which specializes in threat detection and response, today announced that it has raised a $140.3 million Series E funding round co-led by Alphabet’s independent growth f

China’s next generation of hackers won’t be criminals. That’s a problem.

A spate of policies beginning in 2015 put China in a position to replace contracted criminals with new blood from universities.

US bans trade with security firm NSO Group over Pegasus spyware

Surveillance software developer NSO Group may have a very tough road ahead. The US Commerce Department has added NSO to its Entity List, effectively banning trade with the firm.

Market demand for cybersecurity products helps Devo raise $250M at unicorn valuation

Devo, a Boston-area startup focused on log management and cybersecurity, announced this morning that it has closed a $250 million round of funding. The new capital values Devo at $1.5 billion. Dubbed

Starting your journey to zero trust adoption

"Zero trust" is certainly a buzzword that gets freely thrown around in cybersecurity. But what does it actually mean?

Evolution Equity Partners closes on $400M for new cybersecurity fund

The current environment of accelerated digitalization and remote work “has created an unprecedented attack surface,” according to co-founder Richard Seewald.
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