cybersecurity

  • Google and Facebook push the president’s cybersecurity commission for transparency

    Google and Facebook push the president’s cybersecurity commission for transparency

    Poisoned trust. Yearnings for transparency. The cyber Pearl Harbor. Executives from Google, Facebook, Dropbox and other major tech companies met with the president’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley yesterday. The discussion was laced with moments of high drama as industry representatives asked the commission to recommend reforms and technological advances… Read More

  • Examining the cybersecurity landscape of utilities and control systems Crunch Network

    Examining the cybersecurity landscape of utilities and control systems

    According to a federal indictment announced March 24, 2016, seven attackers with links to the Iranian government executed cyberattacks against dozens of banks from 2011 to 2013. Public announcements of cyber incidents against the financial system are undoubtedly areas for concern. However, this announcement included an unusual twist: The attackers also targeted a small dam near New York City. Read More

  • How do you truly secure the connected car? Crunch Network

    How do you truly secure the connected car?

    We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. All this connectivity is great, but it has also blinded us to the associated risks of being online at all times. Connected devices — especially smartphones — are vulnerable to cyber attacks, so security is of the upmost importance. Just a little further down the road is the next major connected device… Read More

  • DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

    DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

    Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files — including opposition research on Donald Trump — for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The revelation comes a month after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said that the agency had seen evidence of possible intrusions from foreign hackers into… Read More

  • Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M

    Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M

    “If you can’t beat them, join them” may not sound like the most encouraging pitch for a cybersecurity company, but a startup called Cylance has created an artificial intelligence-powered brain that essentially does just that, and it has taken off — raising $100 million in a Series D round of funding and catapulting itself into the so-called ‘unicorn’ club… Read More

  • The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime Crunch Network

    The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

    Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities, recent developments and trends in online gaming platforms have created new possibilities for cybercriminals to swindle huge amounts of money from an industry that is worth nearly $100 billion. And what’s worrisome… Read More

  • Trump’s wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one Crunch Network

    Trump’s wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one

    It’s 2016. There isn’t a wall high enough to keep out the fastest-growing threat to our national security: Cyberterrorism. It follows that our vulnerable corporate networks constitute the border we most urgently need to secure. Read More

  • How do you outsmart malware? Crunch Network

    How do you outsmart malware?

    The growth of data breaches in recent months and years is in large part because of the new generation of smart malware being developed on a daily basis. Malicious actors are constantly taking advantage of technological innovations and breakthroughs to devise new ways to flood the Internet with new malware that circumvent security tools, propagate within networks and siphon critical data for… Read More

  • Demisto emerges from stealth with $6M Series A and smart bot to help automate security ops

    Demisto emerges from stealth with $6M Series A and smart bot to help automate security ops

    Demisto, a company founded by four security industry pros, emerged from stealth today with a pretty cool bot-driven security platform and $6 million in Series A. The round was led by Accel with participation from Cylance CEO Stuart McClure, Lookout CTO Kevin Mahaffey and Bluecoat President Mike Fey, all security industry veterans. What makes all of these companies so interested in Demisto is… Read More

  • Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market? Crunch Network

    Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market?

    Over the past few years, cyber insurance markets have been growing at between 25-50 percent CAGR each year. According to The Betterley Report 2015, annual policy premiums are approaching $2.75 billion. The ecosystem of insurance underwriters, intermediaries/brokers, analysts/management consultants and compilers of insurance market information is evolving rapidly, trying to make the most of… Read More

  • How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges Crunch Network

    How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges

    In the ever-shifting landscape of cyberthreats and attacks, having access to timely information and intelligence is vital and can make a big difference in protecting organizations and firms against data breaches and security incidents. Malicious actors are getting organized, growing smarter and becoming more sophisticated, which effectively makes traditional defense methods and tools… Read More

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