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May 13, 2020


Stand-alone cyber insurers need more agents and brokers (PropertyCasualty360) Insurers may need to reconsider the product's design, pricing and marketing strategy to get their distribution force more enthusiastically on board.

Semperis Announces $40 Million in Growth Funding After Completing Six Consecutive Profitable Quarters (BusinessWire) Semperis, a pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, receives $40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Insight Partners

SonarSource Acquires RIPS Technologies and Accelerates in the Application Security Market (PR Newswire) SonarSource, maker of SonarQube and leader for Code Quality and Code Security solutions, today announced the acquisition of RIPS Technologies,...

Verint Closes $200 Million Investment by Funds Advised by Apax Partners (Directors' Club) Verint® announced it has closed the first tranche under the two tranche investment agreement with funds advised by Apax Partners signed in December in

Varonis Systems’ $253 Million Convertible Senior Note Offering (Global Legal Chronicle) White & Case LLP has advised Varonis Systems, Inc. on the offering.

CACI Awarded $465 Million Task Order to Provide Expertise for U.S. Army C5ISR Missions (BusinessWire) CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year single-award task order, with a ceiling value of more than $4

Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington (Washington Post) Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry, escalating Silicon Valley’s war with Washington.

Deloitte lays off 200 consultants and auditors in Toronto (Consulting) Deloitte Canada has laid off approximately 200 people in its Toronto headquarters, according to a report from Business Insider.

Invicti Security Reports Record Growth and Profitability (Invicti) Enterprise driving demand for web application security leaders Netsparker and Acunetix

Leading Brazilian Information Security Specialist Kryptus Expands Its Activities in the EMEA Region (Yahoo) Seeking to consolidate its presence and develop new businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Brazilian Kryptus, specialized in cryptography and information security, announces the expansion of its international activities with the opening of a new unit of the company in Switzerland. The initiative

XM Cyber Named a Gartner 'Cool Vendor' in Security Operations and Threat Intelligence (PR Newswire) XM Cyber, the multi-award-winning breach and attack simulation (BAS) leader, was recognized as a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's May 2020 "Cool...

Coalfire Named a "Top Workplace" by The Denver Post for Third Consecutive Year (PR Newswire) Coalfire, a trusted provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, announced today that the company was named one of The Denver...

CyberGRX Recognized as Best Workplace by Inc. Magazine (BusinessWire) CyberGRX has been selected as one of the 395 finalists recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Best Workplace for 2020.

Janice Kennedy of Mandiant Security Validation Recognized as One of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel by Tracey Moon (Security Boulevard) Each year, CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, recognizes leading female executives for their accomplishments over the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward

Five FireEye Leaders Honored as CRN 2020 Women of the Channel (BusinessWire) Five FireEye employees have been recognized by CRN for their leadership in the channel.

Darktrace primed for huge IPO (Business Weekly) Cambridge-based cyber security world leader Darktrace continues to work towards an IPO – possibly in the US and UK – next year after growing its market capitalisation to more than $2 billion. Sources close to the company say Darktrace would have hit the markets by now had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic. Ironically, while frustrating the projected float, the crisis

Ontic Raises $12 Million in Series A Funding Round Led (AiThority) Ontic, the protective intelligence software platform developed to help businesses proactively address physical safety

ForAllSecure Awarded $45 Million Contract to Deploy Mayhem Across Branches of U.S. Department of Defense (PR Newswire) ForAllSecure, a NEA portfolio company, today announced that Mayhem, its next-generation fuzzing solution, is being deployed across multiple...

Semiconductor companies consider new plants in the US (Defense News) A spokesman for the biggest American chip maker says it is in discussions with the U.S. Defense Department about improving domestic technology sources.

Huawei Struggles to Get Along Without Google (Wall Street Journal) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei, barred by the U.S. from buying American technology, has found a lot of workarounds—but is having a hard time replacing Google, on which it has relied for a decade.

Microsoft opens IoT bug bounty program (Naked Security) Microsoft really wants to secure the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s enlisting citizen hackers’ help to do it.

vArmour’s Kate Kuehn Recognized as One of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel (Yahoo) vArmour, the leader in Continuous Application Relationship Management, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kate Kuehn, Senior Vice President, to its 2020 Women of the Channel list. Kate was brought on to the vArmour

AXA Ventures Leads $5M Investment in Cyber-Security Startup Hub Security (Insurance Journal) Hub Security, a startup that offers military-grade cyber-security solutions for fintech, cloud, blockchain and data storage, announced it has closed a $5

Raytheon Technologies Is Posturing To Be The Pentagon’s Top Cyber Supplier—Both Offensive And Defensive (Forbes) The company has a broad market presence in all facets of cybersecurity and information warfare.

Hub Security raises $5M Series A for its cryptography platform (TechCrunch) Hub Security, a Tel Aviv-based startup that developed a software and hardware platform for cryptographic operations, today announced that it has raised a $5 million Series A round led by AXA Ventures. Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd also participated in this round. Like most companies at the Series …

AXA Ventures Leads $5 Million Investment in Next-generation Cybersecurity Startup Hub Security (MarketWatch) Hub Security, a startup that offers military-grade...

Dtex raises $17.5 million to detect cyberthreats with AI while preserving privacy (VentureBeat) Dtex, which is developing a privacy-preserving cybersecurity platform for enterprise customers, raised $17.5 million in venture capital.

Clearview AI Says It Will No Longer Provide Facial Recognition To Private Companies (BuzzFeed News) Facing numerous lawsuits, the New York startup said it "is cancelling the accounts of every customer who was not either associated with law enforcement or some other federal, state, or local government department, office, or agency.”

Microsoft’s Azure Sphere Bug Challenge Pays $100K for IoT Security (Threatpost) A three-month bug-bounty challenge will offer top rewards for compromising Pluton or Secure World within the Azure Sphere IoT security suite.

Telos Corporation Awarded $66.4M U.S. Air Force Contract to Support Theater Deployable Communications Black Core Upgrade (Telos Corporation) Telos to deliver modules and kits to support TDC Black Core Architecture upgrade.

Former Canadian envoy to Washington defends work pitching for Palantir (POLITICO) "I’m not going to stop talking to people about public policy issues," David MacNaughton says.

Cybersecurity Market Review for Q1 2020 (Momentum Cyber) We are pleased to provide you with Momentum’s Cybersecurity Market Review for Q1 2020. Strategic activity in Q1 continued its strong momentum with 144 transactions deploying over $10.8B across M&A (49 transactions, $8.4B) and financing (95 transactions, $2.4B). However, we have begun witnessing the impacts of COVID-19 at the start of Q2 and expect strategic activity to decline significantly.

Microsoft in Negotiations to Acquire Israeli Cybersecurity Company CyberX (CTECH) Estimated $170 million deal is set to be completed in June

Zoom buys Keybase — its first acquisition — as part of 90-day plan to fix security flaws (CNBC) Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said adding Keybase technology will allow users to make sure that intruders don't enter meetings.

Clear Skye Raises $4.95M Led by Toba Capital to Meet Growing Global Demand for SaaS Identity Governance and Administration Solutions (BusinessWire) Clear Skye® Inc., the better way to IGA company, today announced that it has closed a $4.95 million Series A round of funding led by Toba Capital. Rou

Xator closes deal for InCadence (Washington Technology) Xator has closed its acquisition of InCadence in a move that adds new contract vehicles and further builds the buyer's portfolio in C4ISR, national security and intelligence.

Carbonite, Webroot Hit Business Goals; Parent OpenText Restructures (ChannelE2E) Carbonite & Webroot hit financial targets in latest quarter. But parent OpenText cuts some staff & temporarily reduces salaries amid economic uncertainty.

Fidelis Cybersecurity Wins U.S. Cyber Command Competition (Fidelis Cybersecurity) Company’s innovative Network Traffic Analysis solution is named the winner of the “Rotten Apple in the Bushel” competition for its innovative machine learning analytics.

Portshift Chosen as a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner (PRWeb) Portshift, a leader in Kubernetes-native solutions, today announced that Portshift has been selected as a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 Europe winner. After much

TransUnion Accelerates the Expansion of its Global Fraud Business and Hires Shai Cohen to Lead it (TransUnion) Announces the Global Fraud & Identity Solutions Group; Cohen held leadership roles at RSA, EMC and Intel

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ThreatQuotient Expands Professional Services Offering (BusinessWire) ThreatQuotient, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced enhancements to their professional services offering.

Bitdefender and SYNNEX Corp. Announce Distribution Agreement (PR Newswire) Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting more than 500 million systems worldwide, today announced that it has entered...

DivvyCloud by Rapid7 Announces New Infrastructure as Code Security Capability (BusinessWire) DivvyCloud by Rapid7 announces new Infrastructure as Code Security capability to empower enterprises to take a preventive approach to cloud security.

New Sudo Features Integrate Popular Privileged Access Application Into Enterprise Security and IT Strategies (GlobeNewswire) Nearly ubiquitous across Linux deployments, Open Source Sudo software allows a user to act as another user. Version 1.9 enhancements drive centralized logging, auditing and command approval. Python language now supported for third-party plugins.

FinTech Pioneer Greenlight Banks on StackRox for Security in Amazon EKS | StackRox: Kubernetes and container security solution (StackRox: Kubernetes and container security solution) Greenlight turns to Kubernetes for rapid application development and StackRox for Kubernetes-native application security

Illumio Evolves Micro-Segmentation by Enabling Self-Service Functionality for Application Teams (GlobeNewswire) New App Owner View feature empowers each application owner to implement their own segmentation security policies, as organizations strive to achieve Zero Trust

Liquid.com Bolsters Security for Cryptocurrency Exchange with Sumo Logic (GlobeNewswire) Company Adopts Sumo Logic’s Cloud SIEM to Secure More than One Billion Platform Transactions Per Day and Support Globally Distributed Team and Multi-cloud Technology Stack

HID’s IdenTrust and Keyfactor Collaborate to Solve Enterprise Digital Certificate Procurement and Lifecycle Management Challenges (BusinessWire) HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and Keyfactor, a provider of secure digital identity management solutions, today announc

Exostar Releases Risk Mgmt Suite for Cybersecurity Audits (ExecutiveBiz) Exostar has unveiled a risk management tool that will help organizations under the Defense Industrial Base that intend to independently conform to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Special Publication 800-171 security controls.

IDIQ Launches DataBreachIQ Services to Help Businesses Prepare, Manage Data Breaches (PR Newswire) IDIQ, the company behind the credit and identity theft monitoring IdentityIQ® brand, today launched DataBreachIQ® services to help businesses...

Mission Secure Launches First Look OT Cybersecurity Reconnaissance for Remote ICS Cybersecurity Intelligence and Risk Management (PR Newswire) Mission Secure, an industry-leading industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity company, announced the launch of its First Look OT...

Avanan Introduces First-of-its-kind Cloud-Based Security for Slack (Globe Newswire) Avanan, the leading security solution for cloud-based email and collaboration suites, announced today new security protocols to protect Slack.

MITRE ATT&CK Framework Addition (Bricata) Bricata's latest product release includes support for the MITRE ATT&CK framework, support for high-density data nodes, and workflow improvements.

KPMG LLP Intelligent Data Privacy Offering Addresses California Consumer Privacy Act (Appian) With the help of Appian, KPMG makes it possible for companies to act quickly and streamline the process as they respond to new privacy regulations.

Onfido and Sidehide to bring immunity passports to the travel industry (Onfido) Swiss-based travel tech startup Sidehide teams up with AI-based identity company Onfido to develop technology that enables safe return to travel

Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT Delivers Rapid Threat Detection and Risk Mitigation During Times of Unprecedented Change (BusinessWire) Gigamon announces latest version of its ThreatINSIGHT Network Detection and Response solution during times of unprecedented change.

802 Secure Announces Wireless IT and IoT Cybersecurity Protection for Remote Office Worker (PR Newswire) 802 Secure, an industry-leading provider of Wireless IT and IoT Security solutions today announced it has released a solution to help protect...

Onapsis Expands Mission-Critical Application Offerings to Cover Operational Resiliency, Audit Efficiency and Cyber Risk Assessments (BusinessWire) Onapsis, the leader in mission-critical application cybersecurity and compliance, today announced expanded assessments for its Business Risk Illustrat

New Sudo Features Integrate Popular Privileged Access Application Into Enterprise Security and IT Strategies (One Identity) Nearly ubiquitous across Linux deployments, Open Source Sudo software allows a user to act as another user...

Asigra Partners with Priseda to Power Private Cloud DRaaS and Cybersecurity (IT News Online) Asigra Partners with Priseda to Power Private Cloud DRaaS and Cybersecurity

Bitglass Integrates CrowdStrike’s Machine-Learning Technology to Provide Zero-Day Advanced Threat Protection in the Cloud (BusinessWire) Bitglass, the Next-Gen Cloud Security Company, announced today that it has partnered with CrowdStrike®, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protectio

Portshift Achieves Red Hat Container Certification for Cloud-Native Workload Protection Platform (Benzinga) Certification Helps Drive Application Resiliency and Deployment Agility for Container-Based Workloads on Red Hat Platforms

'Channel-First' IoT Security Startup Ordr Launches Partner Program (CRN) IoT security startup Ordr, led by former Aruba Networks execs, has launched its global partner program, which provides "maximum flexibility for a variety of partner business models."

Alert Logic Extends MDR Security to IBM Cloud Customers (MSSP Alert) IBM Cloud customers can now leverage Alert Logic's managed detection & response (MDR) security services, the two technology companies say.

CPAmerica Adds World’s Largest Provider of Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing Platform (The Chestnut Post) CPAmerica, Inc. is proud to welcome KnowBe4, Inc. as a new preferred provider for the association. This new relationship gives

Qualys provides vulnerability management for customers of Azure Security Center (Help Net Security) Qualys Container Security is immediately available and Qualys Vulnerability Management will be available within a month in Microsoft Azure Security Center.

Telos announces Xacta for Microsoft Azure, accelerating security compliance for regulated industries (Telos Corporation) Telos' Xacta for Microsoft Azure brings customers faster cyber risk management and cloud compliance.

RISC-V International and GlobalPlatform Partner to Enhance Security Design of IoT Devices (GlobalPlatform) Collaboration will help accelerate the development of open standards for the hardware design of embedded components in connected devices for the IoT

Partnership with SKOUT Cybersecurity and Lookout enables small businesses to quickly mitigate cyber risks and safeguard their business (Globe Newswire) Web.com Group, a leading web technology company helping millions of customers around the globe thrive in a connected world, today announced the introduction of a new, end-to-end Cyber Security Solution.

Exostar Expands Risk Management Suite with New Product to Support Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (BusinessWire) Certification Assistant now available to guide all DIB companies on their CMMC Level 1-5 & NIST 800-171 cybersecurity hygiene improvement journeys.

Breached Organization uses Network Insight to Pinpoint Source of Infection (Core Security) A Core Security partner was contacted by a large institution with what is becoming an all too common problem: they had suffered a massive breach from an advanced persistent threat (APT), and they wanted to make sure it never happened again. Read on to find out how Network Insight proved to be the right advanced threat detection solution for their needs.

Deloitte Partners with Palo Alto to Extend Its Cybersecurity Services (Infosecurity Magazine) Palo Alto Networks to become a strategic partner across Deloitte's EMEA network

Thycotic and Cybrary Partner to Launch New Podcast: 401 Access Denied (Thycotic) World-Class Cyber Security Experts Discuss the Latest Threats, Current Global Security Challenges and Share Advice in Bi-Weekly, Interactive Forum

Recorded Future Strengthens Relationship With Amazon Web Services, Supports Amazon GuardDuty (PR Newswire) Recorded Future, the largest global security intelligence provider, today announced support for Amazon GuardDuty, a threat detection service...

Zimperium enhances its offering with ZecOps’ advanced mobile forensics capabilities (Help Net Security) Zimperium announced a strategic partnership with ZecOps, enhancing Zimperium’s offering with ZecOps’ advanced mobile forensics capabilities.

Tool fatigue among businesses prompts IBM to deploy open-source-based security solution (SiliconANGLE) Tool fatigue among businesses prompts IBM to deploy open-source-based security solution - SiliconANGLE

KnowBe4 Launches Kit to Help Strengthen Passwords for World Password Day (PR Newswire) KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has launched a new...

Exabeam Partners with Orca Tech to Accelerate Business Growth in Australia and New Zealand (Exabeam) Exabeam, the Smarter SIEM™ company, and Orca Technology (Orca[...]

Ermetic Launches Analytics-based Solution that Protects AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure from Data Breaches (Ermetic) Platform Automates the Detection and Remediation of Identity and Access-based Risks to Enable Continuous Enforcement of Least Privilege Policies at Scale.

New from Satellite 2020: GitHub Codespaces, GitHub Discussions, securing code in private repositories, and more (The GitHub Blog) See what we announced at our first virtual GitHub Satellite including a full dev environment on GitHub powered by VS Code, a new way to have discussions with your communities, new ways to secure projects with code scanning and secret scanning, and more.

CISA and INL Release Commercial Routing Assistance App (Idaho Falls Magazine) The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) launched a new Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) tool today for truckers and other commercial drivers in the U.S.

Government authorities secure mobile communication with crypto solutions from Sectra | Sectra Group (Sectra Group) International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (https://sectra.com/) (STO: SECT B) is receiving new orders for its crypto solutions for mobile telephony, smartphones and the blue-light operations’ communication network TETRA from several European government authorities.

InQuest Partners with Joe Security to Exclusively Deliver Joe Sandbox to the US Public Sector (Olean Times Herald) InQuest, a leading provider of enterprise-scale file analytics, threat hunting and threat prevention solutions, today announced an exclusive reseller agreement with Joe Security, a leading provider of automated malware analysis.


Coalfire Federal's Bill Malone Named Top Cyber Exec (PR Newswire) Coalfire Federal, a pure-play government cybersecurity advisory services and assessment firm, today announced that its newly appointed...

Illusive Networks Hires Nicole Bucala as VP of Business Development (PR Newswire) Illusive Networks®, the leader in deception-based cyber defense solutions, today announced the hiring of Nicole Bucala as vice president of...

Plurilock adds to board of directors (Planet Biometrics News) Plurilock Security Solutions, a leading provider of behavioral-biometric authentication technologies, has announced the addition of seasoned software executive Ed Hammersla, formerly of Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), to its board of directors.

Arnold & Porter Hires Privacy Pro From Venable (Law360) Arnold & Porter has grown its partnership with a hire from Venable LLP who will join its privacy and data security practice as the global pandemic makes sound legal advice on those subjects ever more critical for clients.

Mike Kelly defends new role with Palantir after quitting Parliament due to health issues (The Canberra Times) Former member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has defended taking a role with a US technology company, after resigning from Parliament due to ongoing health issues.

KnowBe4 Promotes Colin Murphy to Chief Information Officer (MarketScreener) KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has promoted special...

ThreatX Names Software Executive Tom Hickman as Chief Product Officer (businessWire) ThreatX has appointed Tom Hickman to its leadership team as the Chief Product Officer

Data company that 'helped locate Osama Bin Laden' recruits former Labor MP Mike Kelly (ABC News) A United States tech giant with close links to Western intelligence agencies appoints former Federal Labor MP Mike Kelly to help drive its rapidly expanding operations in Australia.

Eric Schmidt, who led Google's transformation into a tech giant, has left the company (CNET) Schmidt exited as a technical advisor at Google parent company Alphabet in February.

ZeroNorth Appoints Chris Riley as Senior Vice President of Sales (ZeroNorth) Following a year of 300% ARR growth and the doubling of its customer base, ZeroNorth’s appoints Chris Riley as SVP of Sales to accelerate the company’s current momentum and ignite the company’s next phase of growth.

Strider announces John Mullen, Former Assistant Director of CIA, Joins Company as Advisor (PR Newswire) Strider Technologies, developer of the world's first economic statecraft technology platform, announced today that John Mullen has joined...

McAfee Nabs Ex-Cisco Exec To Run Enterprise Sales, Marketing (CRN) McAfee has hired the head of Cisco’s massive U.S. Commercial Sales organization to lead global sales and marketing efforts for the platform security giant’s Enterprise business.

Matthew G. Devost Joins Flashpoint Board of Directors (Olean Times Herald) Flashpoint, the globally trusted leader in risk intelligence, has today announced that Matthew G. Devost has been appointed to the company's Board of

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