Snyk raises $350M

Developer security company Snyk has raised $530 million in a Series F investment round.

Hackers, remote workers spur record PE investment in cybersecurity — PitchBook

Private equity buyouts in cybersecurity are hitting new records as a fast-growing industry responds to a surge in remote working and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, writes Ryan Prete. Here is the link: https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/hackers-remote-workers-private-equity-cybersecurity

Juniper breach mystery starts to clear with new details on hackers and U.S. role...

Juniper’s breach remains important — and the subject of continued questions from Congress — because it highlights the perils of governments inserting backdoors in technology products, writes Jordan Robertson. Here is the...

Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability is the ‘worst you can imagine’ — The Verge

A flaw in Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB database product left more than 3,300 Azure customers open to complete unrestricted access by attackers, writes Thomas Ricker. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/27/22644161/microsoft-azure-database-vulnerabilty-chaosdb You can find...

Pegasus spyware found on journalists’ phones, French intelligence confirms — The Guardian

French intelligence investigators have confirmed that Pegasus spyware has been found on the phones of three journalists, writes Kim Willsher. 

Rootly raises $3.2M

Technical incident management platform company Rootly has closed $3.2 million in seed funding.

Biden announces investigation into international ransomware attack — The Guardian

Joe Biden said on Saturday he had directed US intelligence agencies to investigate a sophisticated ransomware attack, according to the report. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jul/03/kaseya-ransomware-attack-us-sweden

Wipro to acquire Ampion

Wipro has signed an agreement to acquire Ampion, an Australia-based provider of cyber security, DevOps and quality engineering services.

Armorblox raises $30M

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based email security company Armorblox has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round. The investment was led by Next47, with participation from Polaris Partners and Unusual Ventures, as well...

NSA urges system administrators to replace obsolete TLS protocols — ZDNet

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 acquires Dublin-based Asavie

Akamai Technologies has acquired Dublin-based mobile communications and internet of things (IoT) company Asavie, for an undisclosed sum.

Raytheon sells off Forcepoint cybersecurity solutions portfolio

Global investment firm Francisco Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint, a cybersecurity solutions company, and a subsidiary of Raytheon. 

General Dynamics awarded $761 million GSA contract for U.S. Southern Command cyber modernization

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.

US charges Russian hackers behind NotPetya, KillDisk, OlympicDestroyer attacks — ZDNet

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 acquiring Preempt Security

CrowdStrike is acquiring Preempt Security, a provider of Zero Trust and conditional access technology for real-time access control and threat prevention.