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.

Barracuda Networks to be acquired for $1.6 billion

Barracuda Networks has entered into an agreement to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.6 billion.

Gamma 2 Robotics launches autonomous security robots

Gamma 2 Robotics, a Lakewood CO.-based company that makes autonomous security robots, have launched Ramsee, a security patrol robot. Ramsee patrols autonomously without supervision, and provides real-time data on intruders, motion, heat, fire, smoke,...

Bangladesh central bank ends contract with US cybersecurity firm — The Times of India

Bangladesh Bank has ended the contract with FireEye, under the terms of which the security company was investigating a $81 million theft from the bank. A high price tag was cited as...

Avast acquires Piriform, makers of CCleaner

Security company Avast has acquired Piriform, a provider of device performance optimization software. Founded and based in London, UK, Piriform’s flagship product is the CCleaner system optimization software. CCleaner is used by 130...

Netsparker raises $40 million

Application security scanning software company Netsparker has raised $40 million in financing.

ViaSat awarded cybersecurity software contract

Global broadband services and technology company ViaSat was awarded a production contract to provide ViaSat Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cybersecurity software to protect and secure Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Field...

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 given USB-powered fans, according to a report...

Qadium raises $20 million; indexing every device connected to the internet

A San Francisco-based company that wants to index every device on the public internet, has raised $20 million in a Series A round. The investment in Qadium was led by Scott Sandell, managing...

Symantec to integrate Bay Dynamics’ Risk Fabric software

Cyber risk analytics company Bay Dynamics has inked a technology partnership with Symantec, under the terms of which, Symantec is integrating Bay Dynamics' flagship analytics platform, Risk Fabric software platform, with...

Ernst & Young, Symantec will go to market jointly with cyber risk management solutions

Ernst & Young (EY) has inked a strategic partnership with Symantec on data protection and cyber risk management for enterprises.

Solebit raises $11 million

Tel Aviv-based cyber security company Solebit Labs has raised a $11 million Series A funding round.

DHS awards Booz Allen Hamilton $1.03B cybersecurity task order

The Department of Homeland Security have selected Booz Allen Hamilton as prime contractor under the government-wide CDM DEFEND program for Group D, with a $1.03 billion task order.

How The Pentagon Punished NSA Whistleblowers

Edward Snowden is not the first whistleblower punished by the United States government. A long read from The Guardian.

NSS Labs raises $16 million

Information security research and advisory company NSS Labs has secured $16 million of new equity and bank financing. The round was led by Delta-v Capital with participation from existing investor, LiveOak Venture...