Monday, August 20, 2018

Security

IBM launches X-Force Red Labs secure testing facilities globally

IBM announced  X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), the company said in a statement.

Cisco to acquire Duo Security for $2.35B

Cisco is acquiring privately-held Duo Security. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $2.35 billion in cash and assumed equity for the company.

Mimecast acquires Solebit for $88M

Email and data security company Mimecast has acquired security software developer Solebit for approximately $88 million.

IntSights raises $17M

IntSights, a provider of enterprise cyber risk analytics, threat intelligence and mitigation solutions, has raised a Series C funding round.

PayPal to acquire Simility for $120M

PayPal has agreed to acquire Simility, a fraud prevention and risk management platform, for $120 million.

Panaseer raises $10 million

Cyber security software company Panaseer has secured $10 million in Series A funding.

F-Secure to buy MWR InfoSecurity for ~$106M+ to offer better threat hunting — TechCrunch

F-Secure is paying £80 million (€91,6M) in cash to purchase all outstanding shares in MWR InfoSecurity, funding the transaction with its own cash reserves and...

Fortinet signs information sharing agreement with INTERPOL

Cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet has formalized its threat sharing with INTERPOL, the company said in a statement. 

Trump and Kim USB fan raises cyber-security alert — BBC

Cyber-security experts have expressed surprise that journalists at the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore were...

ICE just launched a $2.4M contract with a secretive data surveillance company that tracks you in real time — Newsweek

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has signed a $2.4 million contract with a little-known surveillance company that mines communications data and...

Signifyd raises $100 million

Signifyd, a provider of fraud protection for e-commerce businesses, has raised $100 million in a Series D round.

Symantec opening privacy research center in Germany

Symantec is opening a privacy research center, based in Saarbrucken, Germany.

Sevatec awarded USCIS cyber security task order

Security company Sevatec was awarded an enterprise Cyber Security Defense Services (CSDS) contract by the USCIS.

Merlin wins $200 million DHS enterprise-wide IT contracts

Merlin has won enterprise-wide technology contracts from the Department of Homeland Security, specifically within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Agency, and from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Secure Data Act would stop backdoors — EFF

A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right, writes David Ruiz of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Here is the link: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/secure-data-act-would-stop-backdoors