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May 21, 2020
Uri Berkovitz / Globes

Uri Berkovitz / Globes  
Apparently New Iranian Group Called Hackers_Of_Savior Breached and Defaced Thousands of Websites Replacing Content With Calls for Israel’s Destruction

A new Iranian hacking group that calls itself Hackers_Of_Savior hacked and defaced thousands of websites hosted by a company called UPress and apparently orchestrated to mark the Iranian Jerusalem Day. Instead of the sites’ usual content, content that called for the destruction of Israel. UPress issued a statement saying they had discovered and fixed a vulnerability in a plugin that enabled the attack.

Related: The Times of Israel, Ynet News, Ynet News, The Cyber Shafarat – Treadstone 71, Israel National News, Security Affairs, ZDNet, SecurityWeek, Al Bawaba

Tweets:@underthebreach


May 19, 2020
Globes

Globes  
Elbit Systems’ Israeli Cybersecurity Training Subsidiary Cyberbit Raises $70 Million From Charlesbank Capital Partners, Claridge Israel

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced that Charlesbank Technology Opportunities Fund, a fund managed by Charlesbank Capital Partners, had invested $70 million in Elbit Systems’ Israeli cybersecurity training subsidiary Cyberbit. Charlesbank invested $22 million in Cyberbit and paid $48 million for some of Elbit Systems’ shares in Cyberbit. Claridge Israel, an existing shareholder of Cyberbit, which invested $30 million in Cyberbit in June 2018, also participated in this round of investment. Cyberbit has a “cyber range” product that it claims offers “hyper-realistic” training.

June 3, 2020
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Israeli Cybersecurity Investment Foundry Team8 Has Launched a Venture Capital Arm, Three Investments Already Made With a Fourth on the Way

Israeli cybersecurity investment foundry Team8, which is backed by Intel, Microsoft, Walmart, and Cisco and charged with spinning out cybersecurity start-ups, announced that it is launching a venture capital arm called Team8 Capital. The new venture arm is focused on investing in Seed, A, and B rounds for a variety of cybersecurity, as well as AI, data science, and enterprise startups. Team8 Capital is launching with at least $104 million and has already made three investments out of the fund, with a fourth on the way.

May 14, 2020
Gené Teare / Crunchbase News

Gené Teare / Crunchbase News  
Microsoft Active Directory Security Company Semperis Raises $40 Million in Series B Funding Round

Cybersecurity firm Semperis, best known for providing security for Microsoft’s Active Directory, before, during, and after an attack, raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Insight Partners. The most critical service Semperis provides is recovery for companies post-attack. The company claims it can restore wide-scale Active Directory attacks in four hours.

April 7, 2020
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch  
Healthcare Security Startup CyberMDX Raises $20 Million in New Round of Venture Funding

U.S.-Israel healthcare security startup CyberMDX has raised $20 million in a growth round of venture financing led by Europe’s largest insurance and risk management provider Sham, a division of Relyens Group, with participation from existing investors Pitango Venture Capital and Qure Ventures. One of the more mature cybersecurity startups in the medical space, CyberMDX works primarily to secure medical devices and improve hospital network security through its cyber intelligence platform, which manages a hospital’s network-connected assets and devices, and monitors threats in real-time. CyberMDX last raised $10 million in a Series A round in July 2018, bringing its total funding to date to $30 million.

March 30, 2020
Olivia Solon / NBC News

Olivia Solon / NBC News  
Microsoft Will Divest Investment in Controversial Israeli Facial Recognition Company AnyVision

Microsoft has announced plans to divest its shareholding in the Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision following an investigation of the company by former United States Attorney General Eric Holder. Microsoft invested $74 million in AnyVision in June 2019 through its venture capital arm, M12. Holder and his firm Covington and Burling found that, contrary to reports that AnyVision is conducting mass surveillance of Palestinians. Despite that, Microsoft decided to divest its investment in AnyVision due to the burden of the audit process when it comes to companies that sell such sensitive technology.

Related: Reuters, The Verge, Windows Central , MSPoweruser, M12, MobileSyrup.com, TechCrunch, Tech Wire Asia, Globes

Tweets:@cfarivar


May 7, 2019
Omri Zerachovitz / Globes

Omri Zerachovitz / Globes  
Proofpoint to Buy Zero-Trust Network Access Start-Up Meta Networks for $120 Million

U.S. cybersecurity company Proofpoint is buying Israel-based zero-trust network access cloud start-up Meta Networks for $120 million in cash and stock. Proofpoint says it will integrate Meta Networks’ ZTNA technology with its cloud access security broker (CASB) and web isolation product lines to offer customers a comprehensive cloud access and security platform.

January 22, 2020
Globes

Globes  
Predictive Cyber Threat Provider Vicarius Lands $5 Million in Seed Funding

Israeli predictive cyber threat provider Vicarius announced today a seed financing round of $5 million led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), with innogy Innovation Hub and Goldbell also investing.  Vicarius offers a cybersecurity platform to empower companies with proactive attack mitigation strategies for software vulnerabilities in real-time.

November 14, 2019
Globes

Globes  
Risk Validation Start-Up Pcysys Raises $10 Million in Series A Round

Israeli cybersecurity risk validation startup Pcysys has completed a $10 million Series A financing round led by Canadian VC, Awz Ventures, along with Blackstone. Pcysys (an acronym for “Proactive Cyber Systems”) was founded in 2015 and has 50 employees and is approaching 100 paying enterprise customers across 15 verticals.

May 20, 2019
Yasmin Yablonko / Globes

Yasmin Yablonko / Globes  
Israeli Cybersecurity SOAR Platform Provider Siemplify Raises $30 Million in Series C Round

Israeli cybersecurity company Siemplify has raised $30 million in a Series C financing round led by Georgian Partners with Siemplify’s existing investors, 83North, G20 Ventures, and Jump Capital, also participating in the round. The company has offices in New York and San Francisco but the company’s R&D center remains in Israel. Siemplify offers a security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform that it claims alleviates the most pressing pain points faced by security operations teams.