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Cybersecurity startup CyCognito raises $23M in Series A funding

Cybersecurity startup CyCognito raises $23M in Series A funding

CyCognito, a cybersecurity platform that aims to give visibility into a company’s security weak spots, has raised $23 million in its Series A round of funding. Lightspeed Partners led the fundraise, putting in $18 million, which included a personal investment from Lightspeed venture partner and former Microsoft chairperson John Thompson, and additional participation from Sorenson…
Cybersecurity firm Sonatype acquired by Vista Equity

Cybersecurity firm Sonatype acquired by Vista Equity

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has acquired Sonatype, a cybersecurity-focused open source automation company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Sonatype said the acquisition will help to build out its Nexus platform, an enterprise ready repository manager and library with access to analysis on 65 million open source components. The platform helps…
Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on what scares him most about the upcoming U.S. presidential election

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on what scares him most about the upcoming U.S. presidential...

Alex Stamos rose to fame as the former chief security officer for Yahoo and then Facebook. But today he’s the director of Stanford’s Internet Observatory, where he’s immersed in teaching and research safe tech — and understands better than most the threats that the U.S. is facing, particularly as we sail toward the next U.S.…
Google’s cybersecurity project ‘Chronicle’ is in trouble – Engadget

Google’s cybersecurity project ‘Chronicle’ is in trouble – Engadget

Apparently, a lot of Chronicle employees only found out about becoming part of Google at a meeting the day of the announcement. Some felt that the move betrayed the startup's original vision. Employees' compensation also became a sore point, because the tech giant didn't adjust Chronicle staffers' salaries and stock packages, which were lower than…
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…

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What the Google-Genius Copyright Dispute Is Really About

Genius says it caught Google red-handed. Then the evidence disappeared. The real story is even more complicated.Casey ChinThe antitrust pitchforks are out for big tech. First came the European Union, then Washington, DC. Not to be left out, now comes hip hop lyrics.Over the weekend, the music annotation site Genius publicly accused search juggernaut Google…

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