Secret rules make it pretty easy for the FBI to spy on journalists —...

Secret FBI rules makes it easy for the FBI to obtain journalists' phone records, writes Cora Currier of The Intercept. The classified rules allows the FBI to obtain information about journalists’...

Iomaxis awarded $245 million contract to support US Naval Research Laboratory

Iomaxis has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract valued at up to $245 million to give technological support and assistance to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. NRL, the corporate research lab for...

Verodin closes $10 million Series A round

Verodin, a software company based in Reston, VA, that enables organizations to simulate cyber attacks within live production environments, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Blackstone, Rally Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Cisco...

Norton by Symantec launches mobile VPN with bank-grade encryption

Norton by Symantec has launched Norton WiFi Privacy, a mobile no-log virtual private network (VPN) available via an app. The VPN adds bank-grade encryption, says the security company. The Norton WiFi Privacy app...

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...

DCCA gets $13.8 million Medicare and Medicaid IT services contract

Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a veteran-owned information technology services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with a value of...

Dell, Securonix team up to provide security analytics for Active Directory

Dell has formed a technology partnership with Securonix to improve the security of data in Active Directory (AD) and other enterprise application environments. The partnership combines the insights delivered by the Dell...

SecurityScorecard raises $20 million; GV leads investment

Cybersecurity company SecurityScorecard has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The financing round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, as well...

Israeli security company LightCyber raises $20 million

Israeli security company LightCyber has completed a $20 million financing round. The investment was led by the US-based Access Industries, through its Israeli technology investments entity, ClalTech. Shlomo Kramer, CEO and founder of Cato Networks,...

Accenture acquires Israeli cybersecurity company Maglan

Accenture has acquired Maglan, a privately-held Israeli cybersecurity company specializing in offensive cyber simulation, vulnerability countermeasures, cyber forensics and malware defenses. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The capabilities of...

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...

How hired hackers got “complete control” of Palantir — BuzzFeed News

Cybersecurity firm Veris Group, brought in by Palantir to test the security of the company's information systems late last year, found gaping vulnerabilities. William Alden, of BuzzFeed News writes. Here is...

Gartner identifies top technologies for information security in 2016

Gartner highlighted the top 10 technologies for information security and their implications for security organizations in 2016. The top 10 technologies for information security, according to Gartner, are: Cloud access security brokers Cloud access...

Veteran Affairs Dept. signs CRADA agreement with Underwriters Laboratories for cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science organization, have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program (CRADA) agreement for medical devices cybersecurity standards...

Brocade, Harris Corporation form strategic partnership to deliver cybersecurity solutions

Brocade and Harris have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop new solutions integrating Harris cybersecurity technology and Brocade's software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities. The solution will be focused on meeting the needs...