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Why hospitals are a weak spot in U.S. cybersecurity

Why hospitals are a weak spot in U.S. cybersecurity

Over 32 million people have had their protected health information breached this year, in 311 hacking incidents against health care providers that are under investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services.The big picture: Complex, bloated hospital systems are a glaring weak spot in U.S. cybersecurity — and there are limits on the government's…
What Keeps NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger Up at Night

What Keeps NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger Up at Night

At the WIRED25 conference in San Francisco today, Anne Neuberger, head of the National Security Agency's new Cybersecurity Directorate, detailed the threats that she confronts in her role. Neuberger particularly emphasized the importance of proactively defending against vulnerabilities in emerging technologies like 5G, autonomous vehicles, quantum computing—and swarms of malicious drones. Naturally.At the same time,…
A Cybersecurity Firm’s Sharp Rise and Stunning Collapse

A Cybersecurity Firm’s Sharp Rise and Stunning Collapse

Tiversa dominated an emerging online market—before it was accused of fraud, extortion, and manipulating the federal government.In a few years, Robert Boback went from chiropractic work to advising Congress on computer crime. Then things turned bad.Illustration by Ori ToorTiversa dominated an emerging online market—before it was accused of fraud, extortion, and manipulating the federal government.In…
Cybersecurity automation startup Tines scores $4.1M Series A led by Blossom Capital

Cybersecurity automation startup Tines scores $4.1M Series A led by Blossom Capital

Tines, a Dublin-based startup that lets companies automate aspects of their cybersecurity, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Blossom Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown. Founded in February 2018 by ex-eBay, PayPal and DocuSign security engineer Eoin Hinchy, who was subsequently…
7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You – WIRED

7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You – WIRED

There's a certain kind of security threat that catches the headlines—the massive data breach, or the malware that holds your computer to ransom—but it's also important to keep your guard up against some of the lesser-known attacks out there too.These threats may not have the same high-level profile as an unfixable iOS bug, but they…
The lack of cybersecurity talent is “a national security threat,” says DHS official

The lack of cybersecurity talent is “a national security threat,” says DHS official

One of the most senior officials tasked with protecting U.S. critical infrastructure says that the lack of security professionals in the U.S. is one of the leading threats to national cybersecurity. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for the Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said that…
Cybersecurity giant Comodo can’t even keep its own website secure

Cybersecurity giant Comodo can’t even keep its own website secure

Comodo, which bills itself as a “global leader in cybersecurity solutions,” said its forum was hacked. The admission came in no less than a forum post, which confirmed a hacker exploited a recently disclosed vulnerability in vBulletin, a popular forum software and used by Comodo. The flaw, which requires little skill to exploit, allows an…
Cybersecurity company Acronis hits unicorn status after raising $147 million led by Goldman Sachs

Cybersecurity company Acronis hits unicorn status after raising $147 million led by Goldman Sachs

Cyber security solutions provider Acronis announced today that it has raised $147 million in funding led by Goldman Sachs, bringing it to unicorn status. The company did not disclose its valuation, but founder and CEO Serguei Beloussov told TechCrunch that it is between $1 billion and $2 billion. Founded in Singapore as a data backup…
What you missed in cybersecurity this week

What you missed in cybersecurity this week

There’s not a week that goes by where cybersecurity doesn’t dominates the headlines. This week was no different. Struggling to keep up? We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week to keep you in the know and up to speed. TechCrunch: This was the biggest iPhone security story of the year. Google…
Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B

Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management startup, raises $20M in Series B

Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius has raised $20 million in its second round of funding this year. Venture capital firm OpenView led the Series B, joining existing investors in bringing $37 million to date following the startup’s $13 million Series A in February. The security startup, founded in 2017, helps companies keep track of their…

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Emailing a coworker without realizing they’re on vacation is a bummer for everyone involved. The second you get that “out of office” auto-reply, you suddenly remember the twenty minute conversation you had about their upcoming trip to Hawaii and feel like a goober. Meanwhile, they come back to a thousand “Hey, can you help with…

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