In less than half a year, banks in the United States will be required to notify federal regulators of serious cybersecurity incidents within 36 hours. The final version of this cybersecurity incident notification rule was announced on Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve, and the Office of the Comptroller of ..
Threat hunting and detection company SnapAttack this week announced closing an $8 million funding round, just as it spun out of Booz Allen Hamilton. The funding round was led by Volition Capital. Booz Allen Hamilton and Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV) also invested in the new independent company. SnapAttack promises an extensive library of labeled attacks, ..
UK-based identity verification and fraud prevention solutions provider GBG on Thursday announced that it has agreed to acquire Acuant in a $736 million deal. Acuant is based in California and it specializes in identity verification and Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end ..
Eight cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced in the second week of November 2021 (November 8-14). Cegeka acquires SecurIT IT company Cegeka has acquired SecurIT, which specializes in identity and access management (IAM). Both companies are based in the Netherlands, but SecurIT is also active in North America. The acquisition enables Cegeka to expand its cybersecurity capabilities. ..
For years, it seems like we’ve been rationalizing why your company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) deserves a seat at the boardroom table. In many industries, we’ve come a long way since then. At more and more organizations, CISOs have stepped up and begun conferring regularly with the CFO, CTO, and CEO on security strategy, ..
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has confirmed that a small amount of customer data was compromised in a data breach involving its subsidiary Aruba Networks. The incident, HPE says, was discovered on November 2, and involved the use of an access key to gain unauthorized access to “a limited subset of information held in the Aruba ..
Digital identity verification provider Socure on Tuesday announced that it has closed a $450 million Series E funding round, at a $4.5 billion valuation. To date, the company has raised nearly $650 million. The new funding round was announced roughly half a year after Socure closed a $100 million Series D round, at a $1.3 ..
Female-founded application security startup Wabbi on Tuesday announced raising more than $2 million in an oversubscribed seed funding round. The funding round was led by Mendoza Ventures, with participation from Cisco Investments and several other companies and angel investors. Wabbi plans on using the money to scale its team. The company offers a continuous security ..
The NSA and the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday released the first in a series of guidance documents for securing 5G cloud infrastructure. The guidance comes from the Enduring Security Framework (ESF), a public-private partnership between the NSA, CISA, the Defense Department, the intelligence community, as well as IT, communications, and ..
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an independent investigation into the alleged government use of Pegasus spyware on journalists, opposition politicians and activists with the chief justice calling the implications “Orwellian”. India was one of 45 countries where tens of thousands of numbers were targeted by the spyware made by Israeli firm NSO, according to ..