The White House has issued a national security memorandum aimed at countering cyberattacks against critical national infrastructure, which it describes as “among the most significant and growing issues confronting our Nation”.
Xage Security raises $12 million Series A
IoT security startup Xage Security has raised $12 million in a Series A financing round led by March Capital Partners.
Toka announces $12.5 million in seed funding
Cyber capacity-building startup Toka, whose founders include the former Chief of IDF Cyber Staff and former Israeli Prime Minister, has announced $12.5 million in seed funding.
U.S. National Intelligence Director: “the warning lights are blinking red”
U.S. National Intelligence Chief Dan Coats has warned that national infrastructure “is literally under attack”, showing warning signs comparable to those seen before 9/11.
EU Cyber Rapid Response Teams project gets go-ahead
A Declaration of Intent endorsing the formation of ‘Cyber Rapid Response Teams’ has been signed in Luxembourg.
Claroty raises $60 million in Series B funding
Claroty, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for industrial control networks, has raised $60 million in Series B funding.
Group linked to Shamoon attacks targeting ICS networks in Middle East and UK
CHRYSENE, which appears to have evolved from the group behind the Shamoon and Shamoon 2 attacks, has been targeting ICS networks in the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
German intelligence head warns of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure
Hans-Georg Maaßen said Germany should be ready with its own malware to counter hackers. Meanwhile, the British MI5 chief has warned that IS still posed a threat to Europe despite losses in the Middle East.
IronNet Cybersecurity raises $78M Series B funding
Maryland-based cybersecurity startup IronNet Cybersecurity, led by former NSA chief General Keith Alexander, has raised $78 million in Series B funding.
Energy companies aren’t doing much to defend against soaring cyber attacks
Two prominent security consultant firms estimate that energy companies, ranging from drillers to pipeline operators to utilities, invest less than 0.2 percent of their revenue in cyber security.