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...

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,...

Cisco launches $10 million global cybersecurity scholarship; revamps certification program

Cisco is introducing a $10 million Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program. The networking giant says it will offer training, mentoring, and certification that align with the Security Operations Center Analyst industry job role, and the program...

MobileIron providing mobile security for Munich Airport

Mobile enterprise security company MobileIron is providing mobile security to Munich Airport employees, says the company. The focus of the mobile initiative is to securely mobilize intranet and SAP processes. Flughafen München, the organization...

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.