Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security

Google taps Yubico for new USB-C Titan Security Key

If you have a new phone or laptop with a USB-C port, Google now has a security key to match. The USB-C Titan Security Key, manufactured by Yubico, is compatible with Android, Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows devices. Google’s latest take on a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) key will hit the Google Store in the […]

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Sitelock: Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker lead presidential candidates on cybersecurity awareness

The ugly news about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election forced the issue of cybersecurity into the political spotlight in 2016.  But in the intervening years politicians haven’t been so smart about cybersecurity awareness and the readiness of their campaign sites when it comes to cyber protection, Sitelock reported. Since the catalytic events of […]

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Governance and compliance in a hybrid cloud era

Presented by Nutanix As some cloud workloads move back on-prem, enterprises look to automation tools to maintain policy adherence and to keep data safe across cloud boundaries. It’s no secret that enterprise IT teams favor hybrid cloud environments because they provide flexibility. They provide the flexibility to choose the best infrastructure for each business application. […]

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MIT CSAIL’s AI detects possible IP address hijacking

Border gateway protocol (BGP), a routing protocol used to transfer data and information between different host gateways, is fundamental to the internet’s design. Unfortunately, it’s flawed in two respects: It lacks route authentication and basic origin validation. That makes BGP liable to cause connectivity issues in the event of misconfigurations, and worrisomely opens the door […]

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Shape Security eyes IPO after raising $51 million at $1 billion valuation

Shape Security, a cybersecurity startup that helps businesses prevent fraudulent use of their online systems, has raised $51 million in a round of funding led by C5 Capital, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, HPE Growth, Norwest Ventures Partners, Focus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, and Epic Ventures. As a result of this […]

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Chrome 77 arrives with new performance metrics, form capabilities, and Origin Trials

Google today launched Chrome 77 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The release includes new performance metrics, form capabilities, and Origin Trials. You can update to the latest version now using Chrome’s built-in updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome. With over 1 billion users, Chrome is both a browser and a major platform […]

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Bug bounty platform HackerOne raises $36.4 million

The global cybersecurity market was pegged at $152 billion in 2018, and it’s expected to grow to $250 billion within a few years. Rarely does a day go by without some form of data breach, hack, or other security lapse hitting the headlines. No matter how much companies invest to ensure their products ship glitch-free, […]

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Akamai: Fortnite ransomware scams should force developers and gamers to think about security

The game industry has long been a target for cybercriminals, and so it was no surprise in the past couple weeks to see the discovery of ransomware that attacks the accounts of Fortnite players. Cybersecurity firm Cyren found a free game hack tool, Syrk, that players download as a way to cheat in the game. […]

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Google expands security rewards to more Android apps, launches bug bounty program for data abuse

Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010, today increased the scope of its Google Play Security Reward Program (GPSRP). Security researchers will now be rewarded for finding bugs across all apps in Google Play with 100 million or more installs. At the same time, […]

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Box Shield launches in private beta to prevent data compromise

Last year, Box took the wraps off of Box Shield, a machine learning-based security platform that provides admins an overview of their company’s content while flagging potential instances of data compromise. It’s been in preview for the better part of a year, and at an event in New York City today Box announced the launch […]

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Weak consumer IoT security threatens enterprise systems

What’s keeping Stanford professor Zakir Durumeric up at night? It’s the risk that your smart appliances, connected TV, Wi-Fi printer, and ISP-provided router are being co-opted by diabolical botnets seeking to stage their next DDoS attack across global enterprises. Top researchers from Stanford University and Avast Software have taken a look at the growing consumer […]

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Broadcom acquires Symantec’s enterprise division for $10.7 billion

(Reuters) — Chipmaker Broadcom said on Thursday it will buy antivirus software maker Symantec’s enterprise security unit for $10.7 billion in cash to scale up its software business through deals. Shares of Symantec rose 3.6% and Broadcom 2% in extended trading. Broadcom last year bought U.S. business software maker CA for $18.9 billion and was […]

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Cybersecurity and compliance startup Securiti.ai emerges from stealth with $31 million

Cybercrime never sleeps. Juniper Research pegs the number of digital records that will be stolen in 2023 at 33 billion, compared with the 12 billion stolen in 2018. As recently as 2017, the U.S. outranked all other countries in the volume of ransomware attacks, according to Symantec. And analysts elsewhere estimate that the cybercrime economy […]

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Vectra: Ransomware attacks are spreading to cloud, datacenter, and enterprise infrastructure

Ransomware exploded in 2017, when hackers were breaking into hospital systems and holding patient data ransom in exchange for cryptocurrency. But these types of attacks are now spreading to wider targets, such as cloud, datacenter, and enterprise infrastructure, according to a report by security firm Vectra. The Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Ransomware finds that […]

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Cybereason raises $200 million to protect enterprise endpoints in real time

Cybereason, a cybersecurity platform provider based in Tel Aviv and Boston, Massachusetts, today announced that it’s secured $200 million in investments and commitments from Softbank and its affiliates, bringing the startup’s total raised to date to $400 million. Softbank previously led a $100 million investment in Cybereason in June 2017, contributing funds alongside investors CRV, […]

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Google makes Advanced Protection Program broadly available, launches Titan Security Keys internationally

During Google’s Cloud Next 2019 conference in Tokyo this week, the Mountain View tech giant announced a slew of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) updates intended to bolster data, app, and user security. Among the highlights are the Advanced Protection Program’s broad launch and the expanded retail availability of Titan Security Keys, as well as improved […]

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Confluera raises $9 million to intercept real-time cyberattacks

Confluera has raised $9 million in funding to support its cybersecurity platform that intercepts and defends against cyberattacks in real time. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round, with participation from John Thompson, chairman of Microsoft and former CEO of Symantec; Frank Slootman, former CEO of ServiceNow; and Lane Bess, former CEO of Palo Alto Networks. […]

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Trinity Cyber raises $23 million to foil hacking attempts in real time

Bowie, Maryland-based Trinity Cyber, a cybersecurity company whose threat-combatting suite combines detection with “adversary inference,” today emerged from stealth with $23 million in venture capital. Intel Capital and other “top institutional investors” led the round, the reveal of which coincided with the hiring of former Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert. “This investment by Intel Capital […]

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