Duality Technologies awarded DARPA contract for privacy-preserving ML capabilities

Duality Technologies, a provider of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs), has contracted with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a privacy-preserving Machine Learning (ML) capability.

Twitter hackers manipulated staff to access internal systems — BBC

Twitter says hackers manipulated staff and used their credentials to access internal systems in a cyber-attack of celebrity accounts, according to a BBC report. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53455092

AT&T completes delivery of MTIPS for National Labor Relations board

AT&T has completed the delivery of Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in March under GSA's new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) technology procurement program.

FraudScope raises $7M

FraudScope, providers of an AI-based platform that helps identify cases of health insurance fraud, waste and abuse has raised a $7 million round of Series A financing.

Cloudburst Security wins Department of Justice $1.9B cybersecurity BPA

The Department of Justice has selected Cloudburst Security to provide an array of cybersecurity services and products, the company said in a statement.

Area 1 raises $25M

Area 1 Security, a preemptive email security company, has raised $25 million.

Synopsys awarded DARPA contract for Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Synopsys as a prime contractor for the Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program, the company said in a statement.

How hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco — BBC

A leading medical-research institution working on a cure for Covid-19 has admitted it paid hackers a $1.14 million ransom, writes Joe Tidy. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53214783

Snowden: Tech workers are complicit in how their companies hurt society — Vice

Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden says that tech workers need to think long and hard about how their labor is used by companies, writes Kevin Truong. Here is the link:...

Cape Privacy raises $5M

Enterprise SaaS company Cape Privacy has raised $5 million in seed funding.

R9B awarded multi-year security contract by City of Charlotte

R9B, a provider of cybersecurity products, services, and training, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the City of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Microsoft acquires IoT/OT security company CyberX

Microsoft has acquired Waltham, MA-based CyberX, an IoT/OT security company. Financial terms of the transaction was not disclosed.

Anchore wins US Air Force SBIR Phase II contract for software container security

Santa Barbara, CA-based Anchore has been awarded a $2.25 million AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract.

FireEye appoints Brad Maiorino as chief strategy officer

FireEye has appointed Brad Maiorino as chief strategy officer. Mr. Maiorino will be reporting to FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia.

Eric Schmidt: Huawei has engaged in unacceptable practices — BBC

Huawei poses challenges to national security and has engaged in unacceptable acts, according to former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, writes Gordon Corera. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53080113