cybersecurity

Backed by Benchmark, Blue Hexagon just raised $31 million for its deep learning cybersecurity software

Nayeem Islam spent nearly 11 years with chipmaker Qualcomm, where he founded its Silicon Valley-based R&D facility, recruited its entire team and oversaw research on all aspects of security, inclu

Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyberattacks have been in a lull in recent months. The good tidings are fleeting, however.

Goldman Sachs leads $8M round in cybersecurity skills platform Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs, a cybersecurity skills platform founded by former GCHQ researcher James Hadley, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Goldman Sachs, with participation from a

Cyber breaches abound in 2019

Cyber breaches have been a gigantic thorn in the global economy for years. But expect them to be even more rampant in the new year.

Cybersecurity and human rights

Israel is Startup Nation when it comes to innovation and development, but is behind in legislation that deals with dilemmas regarding the intersection of tech, human rights and democratic values.

BlackBerry is buying Cylance for $1.4 billion to continue its push into cybersecurity

BlackBerry was best known for keyboard-totting smartphones, but their demise in recent years has seen the Canadian firm pivot toward enterprise services, and in particular, cybersecurity. That strateg

Netskope raises $168.7M at a $1B+ valuation for its cloud security platform

As organizations continue to grapple with security risks posed by employees using a range of apps and devices in the workplace, a startup that has built a platform to help them to this has raised a si

Cloudflare reportedly gearing up for a $3.5 billion IPO next year

Cloudflare is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering with a potential valuation of more than $3.5 billion. According to Reuters, the IPO would take place in the first half of 2019 and be

NYC wants to build a cyber army

Empires rise and fall, and none more so than business empires. Whole industries that once dominated the planet are just a figment in memory’s eye, while new industries quietly grow into massive

5 takeaways on the state of AI from Disrupt SF

The promise of artificial intelligence is immense, but the roadmap to achieving those goals still remains unclear. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, some of AI’s leading minds shared their thoug

UK phone giant EE hit by another security lapse

For the second time this week, U.K. phone giant EE has fixed a security lapse, which allowed a security researcher to gain access to an internal site. The researcher, who goes by the pseudonym Six, fo

‘Legacy system’ exposed Black Hat 2018 attendees’ contact information

A “legacy system” was to blame for exposing the contact information of attendees of this year’s Black Hat security conference. Colorado-based pen tester and security researcher who g

UK phone giant EE fixes bug that let customers gift data for free

EE, the largest phone network in the UK, has fixed a website bug that allowed customers to add an unlimited amount of plan data to their accounts for free. The bug allowed any customer to modify code

The healthcare industry is in a world of cybersecurity hurt

As a relentless swarm of successful cyber attacks severely disrupt companies in every industry and require enormous expenditures to repair the damage, what typically gets lost in the shuffle is that s

Virus shuts down factories of major iPhone component manufacturer TSMC

Apple touts the cybersecurity of its iPhone, but less can be said for the exclusive manufacturer who makes the processor for the iPhone. Semiconductor foundry TSMC, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturi

DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops per

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U

Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns

Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to

Government investigation finds federal agencies failing at cybersecurity basics

The Office of Management and Budget reports that the federal government is a shambles — cybersecurity-wise, anyway. Finding little situational awareness, few standard processes for reporting or mana

White House sheds cyber coordinator role

The White House has opted to eliminate the cyber coordinator role on the National Security Council, in what some see as a step back in strong cybersecurity policy. The duties formerly performed by the
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