• What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn? Crunch Network

    What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn?

    Cybercorns are companies that have surpassed the magical $1 billion valuation. Several of these extraordinary ventures are Okta, Sophos, Tanium, Palantir, FireEye, Splunk, Zscaler, Lookout, CloudFlare, Illumio and AVAST. But in a world where technology is changing rapidly, and in which attackers are agile and focused, which of these unicorns will survive? What is the half-life, perhaps measured… Read More

  • Security Firm Sophos Raises $125M In UK IPO, Valuing It At $1.6B

    Security Firm Sophos Raises $125M In UK IPO, Valuing It At $1.6B

    As malicious hacks, data breaches and other forms of cyber crime continue to persist in our networked, Internet-connected world, Sophos, a maker of antivirus software, firewall hardware and other security products for networks, individual users and servers, is going public on the London Stock Exchange. Trading now as Sophos Group plc and using the “SOPH” ticker… Read More

  • Report: Bing Users Disproportionately Affected By Malware Redirects

    Report: Bing Users Disproportionately Affected By Malware Redirects

    Using search engine optimization (SEO) to get unsuspecting web surfers to go to malicious websites isn’t exactly new and it’s a problem that Google, Bing and other search engines are very aware of. According to new data from online security firm Sophos, however, Bing is apparently not doing a great job here, as the majority of SEO redirects affect Bing users. Read More

  • Sophos Acquires Internet Security Appliance Maker Astaro

    UK-based security software maker Sophos has acquired Astaro, a privately-held provider of network security solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Astaro booked $56 million in billings last year, which makes it the fourth largest dedicated unified threat management (UTM) provider in the world. Read More

  • What's Behind That Short Link? Steps Up Its Efforts To Sniff Out Spam.

    With the rise of Twitter, we’ve also seen the rise of link shorteners (standard URLS take up too many characters). The king of the link shorteners right now is, which is the default shortener on Twitter and accounts for more than 75 percent of all short URLs on the service. Every month, shortens about 1 billion links. For spammers, that’s one huge honey jar. The… Read More

  • Video: Don't surf Flash-based porn sites on your Mac, lest you catch a bug

    Well done to Sophos, an anti-virus company (to simplify things a bit). Apparently there’s a new round of malware floating around out there that can infect your Mac. Observe! Read More