United Nations accidentally exposed passwords and sensitive information to the whole internet — The...

The United Nations accidentally published passwords, internal documents, and technical details about websites when it misconfigured popular project management service Trello, issue tracking app Jira, and office suite Google Docs, writes...

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison —...

Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National Security Agency employee who worked in the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, was sentenced to 66 months in prison, writes Sean Gallagher. Here is...

Raytheon expands cybersecurity customer base in the Middle East

Raytheon has been awarded a multi-year contract with a new government customer in the Middle East North Africa region, the company said in a statement. 

Yahoo’s holding company will pay $47M to settle biggest data breach in history —...

The holding company that was once known as Yahoo will pay $47 million to settle three separate lawsuits over its mishandling of the biggest data breach in human history, writes Luke...

Scythe raises $3 million

Scythe, a company that provides an attack simulation platform, has raised $3 million.

Linus Torvalds talks frankly about Intel security bugs — ZDNet

Linus Torvalds thinks Intel has gotten better about keeping the Linux open-source community in the loop with CPU security problems, but it started out really badly; writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Here is the...

New York renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ in map hack — BBC

New York City was briefly renamed "Jewtropolis" in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others, writes BBC News. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45354311

New Knowledge raises $11M

Austin, Texas-based a cybersecurity company New Knowledge has raised $11 million in a Series A round.

Very Good Security raises $8.5M

San Francisco-based data security firm Very Good Security has raised $8.5 million via a Series A funding round.

Lacework raises $24 million

Automated cloud security company for AWS, Lacework has closed a $24 million Series B funding round.

Allstate to acquire InfoArmor for $525M

Allstate has agreed to acquire InfoArmor, a provider of employee identity protection, for $525 million in an all-cash transaction expected to close later this year.

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.

KBRwyle receives $71M DHS cybersecurity services task order

KBR's global government services business KBRwyle, has been awarded a $71 million task order to provide cybersecurity services for the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

IBM launches X-Force Red Labs secure testing facilities globally

IBM announced  X-Force Red Labs, a network of four secure facilities dedicated to testing the security of devices and systems including consumer and industrial IoT technologies, automotive equipment, and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), the company said in a statement.

Cisco to acquire Duo Security for $2.35B

Cisco is acquiring privately-held Duo Security. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $2.35 billion in cash and assumed equity for the company.