Symantec opening privacy research center in Germany

Symantec is opening a privacy research center, based in Saarbrucken, Germany.

Sevatec awarded USCIS cyber security task order

Security company Sevatec was awarded an enterprise Cyber Security Defense Services (CSDS) contract by the USCIS.

Merlin wins $200 million DHS enterprise-wide IT contracts

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.

The Secure Data Act would stop backdoors — EFF

A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right, writes David Ruiz of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Here is the link:

SafeBreach raises $15 million Series B round

SafeBreach has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding.

Symantec, NTT Security announce planned web security services partnership

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.

Marc Rogers joins ScaleFT as chief security officer

Access management platform company ScaleFT has appointed Marc Rogers as chief security officer.

Onapsis Raises $31 million

Onapsis has raised a $31 million Series C funding round. The investment was led by LLR Partners.

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Israel-based Secdo

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 awarded $17.5 billion ENCORE III IDIQ contract vehicle

ECS was awarded an ENCORE III Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

UK businesses face growing threat from cyber-attacks – report — The Guardian

National Cyber Security Centre finds increase in criminal online attacks against UK firms, writes Ewan MacAskill of The Guardian. Here is the link:

Karamba Security raises $10M

Automotive cybersecurity company Karamba Security has secured $10 million of funding from Western Technology Investment.

Grindr shares users’ HIV status with third-party companies: report — The Hill

Dating app Grindr has reportedly provided its users’ HIV statuses to two outside companies, The Hill's Ali Breland writes. Here is the link:

SpyCloud secures $5 million

 SpyCloud has closed a $5 million Series A funding round.

Virsec raises $24 million

Cybersecurity company Virsec has closed a $24 million Series B funding round.