Symantec is opening a privacy research center, based in Saarbrucken, Germany.
Security company Sevatec was awarded an enterprise Cyber Security Defense Services (CSDS) contract by the USCIS.
Merlin has won enterprise-wide technology contracts from the Department of Homeland Security, specifically within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Agency, and from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right, writes David Ruiz of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Here is the link: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/secure-data-act-would-stop-backdoors
SafeBreach has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding.
Symantec and NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, announced their intention to enter into a strategic partnership for web security services offerings across the cloud, mobile and on-premises.
Access management platform company ScaleFT has appointed Marc Rogers as chief security officer.
Onapsis has raised a $31 million Series C funding round. The investment was led by LLR Partners.
Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based Secdo. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but stands at a reported $100 million.
ECS was awarded an ENCORE III Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
National Cyber Security Centre finds increase in criminal online attacks against UK firms, writes Ewan MacAskill of The Guardian. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/10/uk-businesses-face-growing-threat-from-cyber-attacks-report
Automotive cybersecurity company Karamba Security has secured $10 million of funding from Western Technology Investment.
Dating app Grindr has reportedly provided its users’ HIV statuses to two outside companies, The Hill's Ali Breland writes. Here is the link: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/381286-grindr-shares-hiv-status-of-users-with-third-party-companies-report
SpyCloud has closed a $5 million Series A funding round.
Cybersecurity company Virsec has closed a $24 million Series B funding round.