BlackBerry has announced its intention to acquire cybersecurity firm Cylance. It’s the latest in a string of big-name (and big-budget) cybersecurity acquisitions, and one of an increasing number where it’s clear AI expertise is a driving factor. We take a look at what it means for the market.
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.
CyberMDX raises $10M for healthcare cybersecurity solution
CyberMDX has raised $10 million in Series A funding for its healthcare-specific visibility and risk management platform.
Rising AI stars to watch. Waymo: The one driving change
“When it comes to driverless cars, there’s Waymo, then there’s everybody else” claimed Ars Technica recently.
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.
Fortinet completes Bradford Networks acquisition
Cybersecurity giant Fortinet has completed its acquisition of Bradford Networks, a provider of network access control solutions, in a deal supposedly worth $17 million.
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.
NIST issues first call for ‘lightweight cryptography’ to protect small electronics
Cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are kicking off an effort to protect the data created by innumerable tiny networked devices such as those in the “internet of things”, which will need a new class of cryptographic defenses against cyberattacks.
UK Government releases ‘Secure By Design’ IoT report
The UK government has released a report on Internet of Things security, including a proposed code of practice for IoT manufacturers and retailers.