Industrial cybersecurity platform company CyberX, has raised $18 million in a funding round.
Following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords to be stored as plaintext in an...
Newport Beach, California-based identity protection company Obsidian Security has raised $20 million in a Series B financing round.
Socure, a provider of identity verification and fraud prevention services, has raised $30 million in Series C funding.
Contrast Security has raised a $65 million Series D funding round.
More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, writes Mike Orcutt. Here is the link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612974/once-hailed-as-unhackable-blockchains-are-now-getting-hacked/
Apple dug a tunnel beneath the App Store, and the rats are getting through, writes Nick Statt. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/20/18232583/apple-ios-developer-enterprise-program-store-mobile-apps
Google has admitted it made an error when it didn’t disclose that its Nest Secure home security system included an on-device microphone, writes Jon Porter. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/20/18232960/google-nest-secure-microphone-google-assistant-built-in-security-privacy
UK-headquartered identity data intelligence company GBG, has conditionally agreed to acquire Atlanta-based IDology.
Cloud-based data protection provider Carbonite is acquiring cybersecurity company Webroot for $618.5 million in cash.
Cybersecurity company Illumio has closed $65 million in a Series E funding round.
Nisos has raised $6 million in funding from Columbia Capital.
API protection company Salt Security has raised $10 million in funding.
The Japanese government approved a law amendment on Friday that will allow government workers to hack into people's Internet of Things devices, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/japanese-government-plans-to-hack-into-citizens-iot-devices/
The machine triumphed in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, where teams automated white-hat hacking, writes David Brumley. Here is the link: https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/mayhem-the-machine-that-finds-software-vulnerabilities-then-patches-them