Security

Intel says it’s been hit with 32 separate lawsuits over Spectre, Meltdown — PCWorld

Intel customers and shareholders are angry about Meltdown and Spectre—angry enough that a total of 32 suits have been filed against the company regarding the two vulnerabilities; writes Mark Hachman of PCWorld. Here is the link: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3256007/security/intel-is-hit-with-32-separate-lawsuits-over-spectre-meltdown.html

Meltdown-Spectre flaws: We’ve found new attack variants, say researchers –ZDNet

Researchers have developed a tool to uncover new ways of attacking the Meltdown and Spectre CPU side-channel flaws, Liam Tung of ZDNet writes. Here is the link: http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-flaws-weve-found-new-attack-variants-say-researchers/

Rambus singns patent licensing agreement with Gemalto

Security companies Rambus and Gemalto have signed a patent licensing agreement.

Siemens and industry partners sign joint charter on cybersecurity

Siemens, and eight partners are signing a joint charter for greater cybersecurity at the Munich Security Conference, currently going on in Germany. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization.

Alphabet launches a cybersecurity company called “Chronicle” — Ars Technica

Aplphabet's new company Chronicle wants to apply the usual Google tenets of machine learning and cloud computing to cybersecurity, writes Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/alphabets-chronicle-is-a-moonshot-company-for-cybersecurity/

Amazon buys cybersecurity startup Sqrrl

Amazon has acquired cybersecurity startup Sqrrl for an undisclosed sum.

Radware receives multi-million dollar expansion order

Radware, a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, says that a major U.S. financial services company signed a $4 million deal for its Attack Mitigation Solution (AMS).

Intel needs to come clean about Meltdown and Spectre — The Verge

A lot more transparency is needed from Apple and AMD too; The Verge's Tom Warren writes. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/10/16871856/intel-cpu-meltdown-spectre-response-computer-slow-down-issues

WD My Cloud NAS devices have hard-wired backdoor — The Register

The Register's Richard Chirgwin writes Western Digital's network attached storage devices have hard-wired backdoor. The flaw was discovered by vulnerability researcher James Bercegay. Here is the link: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/08/wd_mycloud_nas_backdoor/

Barracuda Networks acquires PhishLine

Security company Barracuda Networks has acquired PhishLine, a SaaS platform for social engineering simulation and training.

Massive leak exposes data on 123 million US households — CNET

A database containing information on more than 123 million American households was discovered unsecured on the internet earlier this year, Steven Musil of CNET...

Ataata raises $3 million

Cyber security training platform company Ataata has closed a Series A financing round of $3 million. 

Department of Defense awards FoxGuard cybersecurity grant

FoxGuard Solutions was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to develop a cybersecurity platform for energy management and control systems.

ShieldX closes $25 million Series B round

Cloud-security company ShieldX Networks has closed a $25 million Series B round of funding from Ashar Aziz (founder of FireEye), Dimension Data, and Symantec...

Cog raises $3.5 million

Cybersecurity software company Cog has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from Grok Ventures and Australian tech venture fund rampersand.