The US National Security Agency has issued a security advisory this month urging system administrators in federal agencies and beyond to stop using old and obsolete TLS protocols, writes Catalin...
Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.
Global investment firm Francisco Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint, a cybersecurity solutions company, and a subsidiary of Raytheon.
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded the Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) Cyber Information Technology Enterprise Services (SCITES) contract.
The US Department of Justice has unsealed charges against six GRU officers believed to be members of Sandworm, writes Catalin Timpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-charges-russian-hackers-behind-notpetya-killdisk-olympicdestroyer-attacks/
CrowdStrike is acquiring Preempt Security, a provider of Zero Trust and conditional access technology for real-time access control and threat prevention.
Norway's government on Tuesday said that it believes Russia was behind an August cyber attack targeting the email system of the country's parliament, according to an AFP report in Moscow Times. Here...
Deepwatch, a provider of intelligence driven managed security services, has closed a $53 million Series B funding round.
Microsoft has disrupted a massive hacking operation that it said could have indirectly affected election infrastructure if allowed to continue, writes Brian Fung. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/12/tech/microsoft-election-ransomware/
The Five Eyes alliance, comprised of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, have made similar calls to tech giants in 2018 and 2019, respectively, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/five-eyes-governments-india-and-japan-make-new-call-for-encryption-backdoors/
Cyber security company JupiterOne has raised $19 million in a Series A funding round.
Computer systems for Universal Health Services, which has more than 400 locations, primarily in the U.S., began to fail over the weekend, writes Kevin Collier. Here is the link: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/cyberattack-hits-major-u-s-hospital-system-n1241254
Amazon staffers took bribes, manipulated marketplace, leaked data including search algorithms – DoJ claims...
US prosecutors claim six people bribed corrupt Amazon insiders to rig the the web giant's Marketplace in their favor and leak terabytes of data, writes Simon Sharwood. Here is the link: https://www.theregister.com/2020/09/21/amazon_fraud_bribery_charges/
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, has awarded Austin, Texas-based Synthetik funding to develop machine learning training data.
HCL Technologies has opened an European Cybersecurity Fusion Center (CSFC) in Gothenburg, Sweden; the first such center in Europe for the company.