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RSA Conference Announces Finalists for RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest 2022 (PR Newswire) RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced the 10 finalists for its 17th annual RSAC…

Aryaka Announces Security Research Partnership with Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab (Business Wire) Aryaka®, the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and SASE solutions, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with CyLab, Carnegie Mellon Univ

Cybersecurity M&A Roundup: 42 Deals Announced in April 2022 (SecurityWeek) 42 cybersecurity-related merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in April 2022.

M&A sets record pace as ransomware, nation-state threats fuel security demand (Cybersecurity Dive) Enterprise customers seek consolidated, end-to-end platforms to anticipate, detect and eliminate threats. 

Cybersecurity Providers Facing Partner Anxiety Amid M&A Frenzy (Channel Futures) Partners are concerned even when there’s no indication of M&A on the horizon

CIA Invests in Data Security Encryption Platform Called Enveil (SWFI) Fulton, Maryland-based Enveil is a data security platform. Enveil raised US$ 25 million in Series B funding led by USAA and was joined by investors including Mastercard, Capital One Ventures, C5 Capital, DataTribe, In-Q-Tel, Cyber Mentor Fund, Bloomberg Beta, GC&H, and 1843 Capital. In-Q-Tel is the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).…

Devo Acquires AI-Powered Security Automation Innovator to Deliver the “Autonomous SOC” (Devo) Devo has acquired the threat hunting pioneer Kognos. The acquisition will deliver on what Devo calls the “autonomous SOC.”

Fleet Raises $20M for Endpoint Visibility Technology (SecurityWeek) Endpoint visibility technology vendor Fleet attracted $20 million in new funding at a valuation in the range of $100 million.

HackerOne acquires code security tester, review service PullRequest (ZDNet) HackerOne says that clients will be able to more easily integrate code security reviews during workflows.

WatchGuard changes PE hands with new majority investment (CRN) Vector Capital has bought Francisco Partners out of their 16-year long joint ownership of the vendor

Smallstep raises $26 million to focus on creating products critical to infrastructure security (Help Net Security) Smallstep announced that it has raised $26 million in total funding to bring new features and expertise to securing infrastructure.

Traceable AI Snags $60M for API Security Tech (SecurityWeek) Traceable AI, a startup building technology to reduce attack surfaces in APIs, has banked a new $60 million funding round that values the company at $450 million.

Sabanci Acquires OT Security Vendor Radiflow (PRLog) Sabanci Acquires OT Security Vendor Radiflow. Acquisition will include an initial controlling stake in Radiflow with a phase 2 in Q1 2025. “We are confident that this transaction will enable Radiflow to continue its growth in the growing OT Security market,” said Ilan Barda, Radiflow’s CEO. – PR12915346

Cybersecurity firm Securonix — which has unveiled over $1 billion investment — getting Capital One, Verizon backing (Dallas Business Journal) Securonix in Addison added to its already massive investment led by Vista Equity Partners.

Network Perception Secures $13 Million Series A Funding Round (Business Wire) Network Perception, innovators of operational technology (OT) solutions which protect mission-critical assets, announced today that it has raised $13

Smallstep Raises $26 Million for Automated Certificate Management Platform (SecurityWeek) Certificate management startup Smallstep Labs announced that it has raised $26 million in funding from several venture capital firms.

ShiftLeft Announces $29 Million Expansion Capital to Accelerate GTM and Platform Development (Business Wire) ShiftLeft, an innovator in automated application security testing, announced an additional $29 million in funding from cybersecurity-focused investor

Teleport Raises $110 Million Series C at $1.1 Billion Valuation Led by Bessemer Venture Partners with Participation from New Investor Insight Partners (PR Newswire) Teleport, the leading provider of Identity-based Infrastructure Access Management, today announced it has raised $110 million in Series C…

Strider Technologies Raises $45 Million Led by Valor Equity Partners – Strider | Prevent intellectual property theft and supply chain vulnerabilities (Strider) Strider Technologies, Inc. (“Strider”), the leading provider of strategic intelligence, announced today that it has closed $45 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners, with participation from existing investors DataTribe, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and One9 Ventures. Costa Saab, from Valor Equity Partners, will join Strider’s Board of Directors.

ARMO Raises $30 Million for Open Source Kubernetes Security Platform (SecurityWeek) Israel-based ARMO raises $30 million in a Series A funding round for its open source Kubernetes security platform.

Coherent Raises $75 Million Series B Led by Maverick Capital to Ignite Business Software Development for the Hybrid-Work Era (Business Wire) Coherent, a global no-code software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, today announced it has closed a $75 million Series B funding round led by Maverick C

Mosyle Launches World’s First Apple Unified Platform for Business, Closes $196 Million Series B Funding Round (Business Wire) Mosyle today launched the world’s first Apple Unified Platform for Business and announced it has closed a $196 million Series B funding round.

API Security Innovator Traceable AI Lands $60 Million Series B (PR Newswire) Traceable AI, the API security & observability company, today announced it has raised $60 million in Series B funding. This new funding values…

Synopsys to Acquire WhiteHat Security from NTT (Synopsys) Acquisition Expands Application Security Software-as-a-Service Capabilities MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) today announced that it has signed a…

The Shadow Crew Who Encouraged Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover (WSJ) Behind the scenes, fellow billionaires and internet provocateurs bent the Tesla CEO’s ear. One of them had a very personal stake: Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey.

Google Offering Up to $1.5 Million for Android 13 Beta Exploits (SecurityWeek) In an effort to improve the security of its mobile operating system, Google has temporarily increased the bug bounty payouts for vulnerabilities identified in Android 13 beta.

MEF Establishes Technology Advisory Board (GlobeNewswire News Room) Senior executives from Blue Planet, Cisco, Fortinet, Netcracker Technology, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Spirent, Versa Networks, and VMware tapped to bring…

Jury says NortonLifeLock owes Columbia U. $185 million over cybersecurity patents (Reuters) A jury in Virginia federal court on Monday said cybersecurity company NortonLifeLock Inc must pay New York’s Columbia University $185 million for violating its rights in two patents related to fighting malware.

Jury Awards Columbia University $185 Million in NortonLifeLock Patent Trial (Wall Street Journal) A federal judge has the discretion to triple the amount awarded in her final ruling after a jury found the company had willfully infringed on patents held by Columbia.

NSO Group’s Financial Backers Tried To Undermine Citizen Lab’s Investigative Work (Techdirt) NSO Group’s reputation continues to decline, tracked inversely by the rise of Citizen Lab, a team of Canadian security researchers working out of the University of Toronto. Citizen Lab has ex…

Darktrace employees sell shares in oversubscribed block (GlobalCapital) UK cybersecurity company shows how tech companies can still thrive in a tricky market

Bank of Ireland fined €463,000 for breaches of GDPR (Lexology) The Data Protection Commission recently announced its decision to fine Bank of Ireland (“BOI”) €463,000 for a number of breaches of the General Data…

NortonLifeLock says no enforcement action in SEC probe (SeekingAlpha) NortonLifeLock (NLOK) said Friday the Securities and Exchange Commission concluded its investigation of the cybersecurity firm and will not recommend an enforcement action against…

Medical software firm fined €1.5M for leaking data of 490k patients (BleepingComputer) The French data protection authority (CNIL) fined medical software vendor Dedalus Biology with EUR 1.5 million for violating three articles of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

ZTE finally exits the longest corporate probation period in US history – but it’s not clear of all suspicion yet (TelecomTV) Company lied and lied again about illegally exporting US products to embargoed countriesGot a three-year corporate probation and was fined US$1.2 billionThen f…

Products, Services, and Solutions

CyberWire launches CISA Cybersecurity Alerts: A first-of-its-kind public service audio feed for urgent threat advisories (PR Newswire) The CyberWire today announced the launch of its new podcast, CISA Cybersecurity Alerts, a first-of-its-kind public service audio feed for…

New infosec products of the week: April 29, 2022 (Help Net Security) The featured infosec products this week are from: Akamai, Alert Logic, BreachBits, Kudelski Security, ThreatX, and Workato.

AlmaLinux and Home Assistant Now Independent Cryptographic Validators for Codenotary’s Free Service Enabling Supply Chain Security (Business Wire) Codenotary announced it has added independent cryptographic validator nodes to its free and open source Community Attestation Service.

StackHawk Releases First of its Kind Integration with Snyk that Correlates Dynamic and Static Application Security Testing (PR Newswire) StackHawk, the company making application security testing part of software delivery, has released its official integration with Snyk, the…

Kudelski Security’s MDR ONE Enables Businesses to Maintain the Highest Level of Security (Kudelski Security) All-in-one solution provides flexible, scalable Managed Detection & Response capabilities to address the growing sophistication of threats across hybrid enterprise environments

Index Engines Announces New CyberSense® Dashboard for Streamlined Ransomware Recovery (Yahoo) Index Engines today announced a new dashboard for its CyberSense security analytics product, which provides intuitive, easy-to-understand post-attack forensic reports that deliver powerful insights into data corruption due to a ransomware attack.

Beyond No-Code: Using AI for Guided Security Automation (Logic Hub) How we can use AI/ML tools to reduce the complexity and skill required to create security automation playbooks.

Alkira Launches Free Tool to Tame Cloud Bloat (Business Wire) Cloud networking pioneer Alkira today launched Cloud Insights, a free tool to improve the networking and security of enterprise cloud deployments. Nea

SecureAuth Announces New Behavioral Modeling Patents to Fortify Passwordless Continuous Authentication (Business Wire) SecureAuth, a leader in next-generation access management and authentication, announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) gra

Exabeam offering gives customers 245% ROI over three years (IT Brief Australia) Exabeam has announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI) study, which shows its Fusion SIEM offering has achieved a 245% return on investment (ROI).

‘Right to be Forgotten’: Israel Firm Promises to Purge Digital Footprint (SecurityWeek) Mine, an Israeli startup, says it uses artificial intelligence to show users where their information is being stored — like whether an online shoe store kept your data after a sneaker purchase three years ago.

Akamai announces new products across security, computing (ChannelLife New Zealand) Akamai has announced a series of new products and updates to existing products across its security and compute product lines, including its entry into the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market.

SOC Prime Accelerates Threat Hunting Velocity with Detection as Code On-Demand (Business Wire) SOC Prime, provider of the world’s largest and most advanced threat detection marketplace, today announced the availability of Detection as Code On-De

nVisium Expands Cloud Security Services to Meet Growing Demands (PR Newswire) nVisium, a leader in application security, today announced that the company has expanded and enhanced its range of cloud security service…

Egnyte Simplifies CMMC 2.0 Compliance for Government Contractors (PRWeb) Egnyte, a leader in cloud content security and governance, today introduced a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution that makes CMMC 2.0 compliance attainab

Votiro Collaborates With Thales to Enhance Zero Trust Solutions for Enterprises (Business Wire) Votiro announces a joint solution combining Votiro Cloud with Thales CipherTrust Data Security Platform to deliver enhanced zero trust security.

OccamSec Unveils Revolutionary Cybersecurity Platform Set to Change the Industry (PR Newswire) OccamSec, a leading cybersecurity provider, announced today the launch of their Incenter platform. Incenter identifies the security weaknesses…

Performance Test April 2022 (AV-Comparatives) Performance Test April 2022 for Microsoft Windows 10 security products released, 17 products’ impact on system performance was tested.

Cyber Insurance: What to Know for 2022 and Beyond (Hyperproof) Cyber insurance can help cover losses such as personal customer data, compromised company hardware or software, financial losses, and others.    

Linux security, reimagined (Red Canary) Red Canary’s approach simplifies security for Linux systems to help protect businesses of any size, industry, or sophistication.

DXC Technology Selects Appgate to Deliver Enterprise-grade ZTNA (Appgate) DXC Technology has selected Appgate SDP, an industry-leading ZTNA solution, to support a multi-year strategic network transformation initiative.

Darktrace To Protect Leading British Port Group In Million-Dollar-Deal (PR Newswire) Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, today announced that one of the UK’s leading port groups has selected Darktrace’s AI to…

$10b US defense cloud contract re-awarded to AWS (Register) Microsoft won, Amazon complained. Amazon won, Microsoft complained. Amazon won… again

AWS Locks up NSA Cloud Deal After Protest (Meritalk) The National Security Agency (NSA) confirmed that it re-awarded a cloud computing contract believed to be worth up to $10 billion to Amazon Web Services (AWS) after the agency’s initial award of the deal to AWS last summer was derailed by a protest by Microsoft.

Cybersecurity in Orbit: Sollensys Signs ETA Space (Yahoo Finance) The deal lays a path to keep important test data – expected to be in orbit by 2024 – safe from the threat of hacking. The announcement was made by Sollensys CEO Don Beavers and Eta Space CEO Bill Notardonato, a 30- year NASA veteran.

Certihash to begin developing an enterprise suite of blockchain information security tools with IBM (PR Newswire) Today, Certihash is pleased to announce a project to develop “Sentinel Node”, the first of a suite of five blockchain-empowered enterprise…

Elon Musk Wants to Make Twitter DMs End-to-End Encrypted (HackRead) Follow us on Twitter @HackRead – Facebook @ /HackRead

Can Elon Musk rid Twitter of spam and bots? How phone numbers can add trust to social media (TeleSign) With Elon’s latest acquisition of Twitter, one telling question has arisen: Will he rid the platform of spam and bots?

Cellebrite iPhone cracking: Here’s which models the kit can unlock and access, and how to protect your data (9to5Mac) Cellebrite iPhone cracking kit allows the company’s clients to access virtually all of the private data stored on a phone – in some cases …

vSecureLabs Launches IAM Service (EIN Presswire) vSecureLabs today announced their IAM service launch.

Privacy Bureaux and Comodo Cybersecurity form strategic partnership in Australia (iTWire) Privacy Bureaux today announced a strategic extension to its Enterprise Protection Suite aimed at protecting the mid-market by including core components of Comodo's cybersecurity active breach protection technology. The addition of Comodo’s privacy and cyber security solutions deli…

Variscite Enables Over-the-Air Updates to Enhance IoT and Edge Security (Yahoo Finance) TEL AVIV, Israel, May 03, 2022–Variscite Enables Over-the-Air Updates to Enhance IoT and Edge Security – Simplifies securing edge devices built on Variscite SoMs

Ordr Integrates With Cisco’s Flagship Catalyst 9000 Series Switches To Simplify Deployments and Accelerate Cisco ISE and SDA Initiatives (PR Newswire) Ordr, the leader in connected device security, announced the availability of the Ordr Sensor as a hosted application on the Cisco Catalyst 9000…

Syxsense Enterprise Unifies Endpoint Security and IT Management for Real-Time Vulnerability Monitoring and Remediation (PRLog) Syxsense Enterprise Unifies Endpoint Security and IT Management for Real-Time Vulnerability Monitoring and Remediation. IT Teams can now manage, detect, and secure all endpoints with 100% visibility across desktop, laptop, server, and mobile devices – PR12915693

ESET Offers SMBs 20% Off Advanced Cybersecurity for National Small Business Week (PR Newswire) /PRNewswire/ — ESET, a global leader in digital security, today announced a special promotion to celebrate National Small Business Week. To ensure that small…

Telefónica Tech partners with Proofpoint to provide Advanced Corporate Email Protection Services (Telefónica) The new service, Clean Email Enterprise, is cloud-based and integrates managed security solutions to provide unparalleled protection against email-born threats such as ransomware, Business Email Compromise and impersonation attacks.

ThetaRay provides transaction monitoring to Qolo (Paypers) Israel-based <a href=’https://www.thetaray.com/’ target=’_blank’>ThetaRay</a> has partnered with omnichannel money movement platform <a href=’https://qolo.io/’ target=’_blank’>Qolo</a> to detect and prevent financial crimes across the latter’s …

eMazzanti Promotes Scalable, Secure and Affordable Information Governa (PRWeb) eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area information governance expert and MSP promotes scalable, secure, and affordable information governance in a new article on th

1Password Releases Feature-Packed Update with 1Password 8 for Mac (PR Newswire) 1Password, the leader in human-centric security and privacy, today announced that 1Password 8 for Mac is now available. Featuring a sleeker and…

Kocho Unveils New Managed XDR Service (Kocho) Find out how Kocho’s new Managed Extended Detection and Response (XDR) service will enable organisations to detect and prevent threats, fast.

SecurID Receives FedRAMP Approval (SecurID) SecurID announced that it has received FedRAMP approval for government use.

Data Theorem Launches Industry’s First Software Supply Chain Attack Surface Management Product to Identify Third-Party Assets and AppSec Violations (Yahoo Finance) Data Theorem, Inc., a leading provider of modern application security, today launched Supply Chain Secure, the industry’s first attack surface management (ASM) product to address software supply chain security threats across the application full-stack of APIs, cloud services, SDKs, and open source software. Data Theorem uniquely identifies third-party vulnerabilities across the application software stack with continuous runtime analysis and dynamic inventory disc

Zuul Announces Inclusion in Distech Controls’ Digital Partner Program (Business Wire) Zuul to collaborate with Distech Controls’ System Integrators to deliver intelligent and innovative building IIoT cybersecurity solutions to customers

New York Department of Financial Services Establishes… (SecurityScorecard) New York DFS Leverages Cybersecurity Ratings to Take a Risk-Based Approach Toward Supervision and Continuously Monitor Regulated Entities New York, May 4 , 2022 – SecurityScorecard , the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, is now working with the New York State Department of Financial Services…

People

Sumo Logic Names Tej Redkar Chief Product Officer and Sophie Kitson Chief Human Resources Officer (GlobeNewswire News Room) Seasoned Leaders Join Sumo Logic to Help to Drive its Next Stage of Growth…

Incode Makes Strategic Business Development Hire to Further Accelerate Growth and Global Adoption (Business Wire) Incode, the next-generation identity verification and authentication platform for global enterprises, today announced the appointment of Allen Ganz as

Zscaler Appoints Brendan Castle as Chief People Officer (Zscaler) Former Google Global Head of Recruiting joins Zscaler to lead People and Culture Team and accelerate the acquisition of top talent

Former FBI Cyber Expert Jason Fickett Joins Booz Allen (WashingtonExec) Booz Allen Hamilton announced that former FBI cyber expert Jason Fickett has joined the firm as a leader of national cyber strategy, with the goal of

NeoSystems Strengthens Channel Program; Names Kathlyn Gibbs to Lead Effort as VP, Partners and Alliances (PR Newswire) NeoSystems, a full-service strategic outsourcer, IT systems integrator and managed services provider to the government contracting market, is…

Conquest Cyber announces executive team addition, Matthew Horne as VP of Corporate Development (EIN News) Conquest Cyber has continued the expansion of top-tier executive growth with the addition of a new Vice President of Corporate Development.

Lumu Names Cybersecurity Veteran Jeffrey A. Wheat as Field Chief Technology Officer (StreetInsider.com) As threats intensify, Wheat’s 30 years of innovation, advocacy in the public and private sectors will help organizations operate cybersecurity with speed and accuracy

Conquest Cyber announces executive team addition, Matthew Horne as VP of Corporate Development (EIN News) Conquest Cyber has continued the expansion of top-tier executive growth with the addition of a new Vice President of Corporate Development.

Arctic Wolf Appoints Duston Williams as Chief Financial Officer (Arctic Wolf) Arctic Wolf, a leader in security operations, today announced the appointment of Duston Williams as chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. Arctic Wolf CFO for the past three years, Gregor McCole, will lead Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) as senior vice president of FP&A. Williams will report directly to Arctic Wolf’s president and chief executive officer, Nick Schneider.

SAIC Names Dan Jensen as VP of Government Affairs (ExecutiveGov) Experienced public sector executive and lobbyist Dan Jensen has joined SAIC as vice president of government affairs.

SentinelOne appoints Shani Ginat as VP of Human Resources | CTech (ctech) Ginat will help the cybersecurity powerhouse implement its global human resources strategy in the face of the fierce cyber talent recruitment competition

Mayer Brown continues expansion of LA office and data privacy capabilities with Arsen Kourinian (Mayer Brown) Leading data privacy lawyer Arsen Kourinian has joined Mayer Brown as a partner in the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice in Los Angeles, continuing the firm’s West Coast expansion. Mr. Kourinian advises a global clientele of multinational corporations on compliance with data privacy laws in the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He is also a trusted member of the cybersecurity community, and receives briefings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding cyber threats to the private sector. He joins from Perkins Coie.

Tetrate Names Finance Veteran Paul Machle as CFO (Business Wire) Tetrate, the enterprise service mesh company driving zero trust architecture and reducing the complexity of modern hybrid cloud, announced today the a

NinjaOne Hires Former Connectwise, Liongard CRO As Chief Channel Advisor To Support Channel-First Growth Strategy (NinjaOne) Ninja is featured and contributes articles to many of the top publications in the IT industry. Visit our press page to read the latest articles and press releases featuring Ninja.

Former Google official named California company’s chief people officer (HCA Magazine) Brendan Castle will lead talent acquisition, learning and development, DEI efforts

BAE NetReveal risk scoring enhanced by new alliance with Dun &amp; Bradstreet (Finextra Research) BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, a leading global provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-fraud solutions, today announced a new alliance with Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, designed to help NetReveal clients to accelerate and enhance compliance and customer onboarding.

Styra Expands Board of Directors with Former Auth0 CRO Dave Wilner (Business Wire) Styra, Inc., the creators and maintainers of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader of cloud-native authorization, announced today that Dave Wilner, forme