Department of Homeland Security launches information marketplace for cyber risk research

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD) has created the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust (IMPACT), a publicly available...

Fortinet acquires AccelOps for $28mn

Cyber security solutions company Fortinet has acquired AccelOps, a Santa Clara, California-based provider of network security monitoring and analytics solutions. Fortinet paid approximately $28 million in cash for the company, with up to an additional...

NSA looking to exploit Internet of Things, including biomedical devices, official says — The...

Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA) says the agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers. A...

The Mozilla Foundation launches Secure Open Source Fund

The Mozilla Foundation has launched the Secure Open Source (SOS) Fund, a new fund the organization says will provide security auditing, remediation, and verification for key open source software projects. The Fund is...

Singapore public servants’ computers to have no Internet access from May next year —...

All computers used officially by public servants in Singapore will be cut off from the Internet from May next year, in an unprecedented move to tighten security, reports The Straits Times. 

Cylance raises $100 million Series D funding

Cylance,  a cybersecurity company that applies artificial intelligence algorithms to predictively identify and stop malware and advanced threats, has closed a $100 million Series D funding round. The investment was led by Blackstone Tactical...

Federal Reserve was hacked more than 50 times in the past five years

The Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, information obtained by Reuters through a Freedom of Information Act request reveals. Read more here. 

Rsignia signs cyber security research and development agreement with Air Force research lab

Rsignia has entered into a three-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Under the terms of the agreement, Rsignia will collaborate with AFRL to research,...

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...

Zuckerberg’s social media accounts targeted by hackers

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts were apparently hacked on Sunday, by a hacker group from Saudi Arabia called OurMine. OurMine tweeted they got hold of Mr. Zuckerberg's...

SAIC awarded USCYBERCOM support contract

The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) awarded SAIC a prime contract to provide cyber operations support services. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery,...

Myspace Has Been Hacked, Confirms Time

Time has confirmed that Myspace, a Time company and social networking site, has been the victim of a hacking incident. Shortly before the Memorial Day weekend, the Myspace technical security team became aware...

Cryptsoft Signs Enterprise Licensing Agreement With NetApp

Brisbane, Australia-based Cryptsoft has signed an enterprise licensing agreement with NetApp for Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) C Client SDK. As an enterprise licensee, NetApp has the option to deploy KMIP...

Limelight To Power Neustar DDoS Mitigation Network

Limelight Networks will be powering Neustar’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation network. Neustar, based in Sterling, Virginia, is a provider of real-time information services and security solutions for DDoS attacks. Limelight Networks operates...

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.