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April 16, 2020
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Cloud Security Start-Up Bridgecrew Raises $18 Million in Series A Venture Funding Round

Early-stage automated cloud security start-up Bridgecrew landed $18 million in a Series A funding round led by Battery Ventures, with participation from NFX, the company’s $4 million seed investor, Sorensen Ventures, DNX Ventures, Tectonic Ventures, and Homeward Ventures, along with some individual investors. The company says it has created a cloud security solution geared specifically for the way engineers think and operate.

March 16, 2020
Ron Miller, Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch

Ron Miller, Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch  
Insight Partners Sells Cybersecurity Company Checkmarx to Hellman & Friedman for $1.15 Billion

Checkmarx, an Israeli security company acquired in 2015 by private equity firm Insight Partners with an $84 million investment, sold today to Hellman & Friedman, another private equity firm at a valuation of $1.15 billion. Insight Partners retained a minority ownership stake in the company. Checkmarx is a widely respected, broad-based cybersecurity company with roots in the applications testing business.

May 7, 2020
Ari Levy / CNBC

Ari Levy / CNBC  
Zoom Buys Keybase to Add End-to-End Encryption to Service as Part of 90-Day Security Plan

Meteoric conferencing app Zoom has acquired encryption security start-up Keybase, the first purchase in the company’s nine-year history, to add an end-to-end encryption option as the company seeks to tamp down concerns over the security of its service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is the latest move in a 90-day plan that Zoom announced on April 1 to fix its security flaws. It will take a while to integrate Keybase’s technology into Zoom’s Software because it must be simplified from its current version which is used largely by security and cryptography experts.

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Tweets:@alexstamos @alexstamos @TechCrunch @mountain_ghosts @evacide @thegrugq

SecurityWeek: Zoom Acquires Keybase to Bring End-to-End Encryption to Video Platform
ZDNet Security: Zoom acquires encryption startup Keybase
The Verge: Zoom buys the identity service Keybase as part of 90-day security push
TechCrunch: Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise
Verdict: Zoom acquires Keybase to add end-to-end encryption to videoconferencing
Keybase: Keybase joins Zoom
Zoom: Zoom Acquires Keybase and Announces Goal of Developing the Most Broadly Used Enterprise End-to-End Encryption Offering
ZDNet Security: Zoom acquires encryption startup Keybase
San Jose Business News: Zoom’s first M&A deal aims at shoring up security
CNET News: Zoom eyes security boost, acquiring secure messaging platform Keybase – CNET
Techradar: Zoom makes first ever acquisition in quest to boost security
Daily Dot: Zoom acquires encryption service in wake of security woes
Reddit – cybersecurity: Zoom acquires Keybase
9to5Mac: Zoom bought Keybase to bring end-to-end encryption to its videoconferences
SecurityWeek: Zoom Acquires Keybase to Bring End-to-End Encryption to Video Platform
The Register: Zoom bomb: Vid conf biz to snap up Keybase as not-a-PR-move move gets out of hand
Slashdot: Zoom Acquires Keybase To Get End-to-End Encryption Expertise
Silicon Republic: Zoom acquires Keybase to improve video conferencing security
WRAL Tech Wire: Zoom says deal to buy security firm will ‘significantly’ enhance security
Security Brief: Zoom buys encryption startup in its first-ever acquisition
Reuters: Zoom pushes ahead on security, buying Keybase and reaching pact with New York
ARN: Zoom acquires secure messaging startup Keybase in security push
Tom’s Guide News: Zoom is getting its biggest missing feature
BusinessLine – Home: Zoom to build end-to-end encryption for the app with Keybase
TechNadu: Zoom Acquires Keybase and Will Soon Introduce End-to-End Encryption
Asia One Digital: Free basic Zoom accounts to get three more security features from May 9
grugq’s domain: Zoom + Keybase
Tech Insider: Zoom security advisor Alex Stamos explains how the acquisition of Keybase will help the red-hot videoconferencing app address its ‘unique’ challenges in adding end-to-end encryption (ZM)
BGR: You’ll have to pay for Zoom’s new end-to-end encryption feature
NDTV Gadgets360.com: Zoom Pushes Ahead on Security, Buying Keybase, and Reaching Pact With New York
Help Net Security: Zoom acquires Keybase, a secure messaging and file-sharing service

@alexstamos: I am very happy that @zoom_us has bought @KeybaseIO and announced a plan to offer an end-to-end encrypted mode that works with Zoom's video quality and scale. Details from @ericsyuan
@alexstamos: @maxtaco, @malgorithms and the rest of the Keybase team built something special and now have a chance to change the baseline of security and privacy in enterprise communications forever. Coverage by CNBC:
@TechCrunch: Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise https://tcrn.ch/3bgPLjj | by @ron_miller
@mountain_ghosts: keybase, the service we've been trusting to verify public keys, has been bought by zoom, a company that spent the last 2 months tanking its security reputation. is this good https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-j
@evacide: Zoom buys Keybase in order to integrate end-to-end encryption which, until recently, they were claiming they had all along.
@thegrugq: Zoom buying Keybase is a really interesting move. They could actually deny every nation control over the video conferencing terrain. It could also open up interesting features with zoom, like in band file sharing.


December 24, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Mastercard to Buy Security Assessment Start-Up RiskRecon

Mastercard announced that it is acquiring Salt Lake City-based security assessment company RiskRecon for an undisclosed amount. RiskRecon uses artificial intelligence and publicly available data to give companies an objective score of their risk profiles. RiskRecon launched in 2015 and raised $40 million.

May 30, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Big Week for Cybersecurity Vendor Acquisitions Continues With Insight Partners’ Deal to Buy Recorded Future for $780 Million

In a big week for cybersecurity vendor acquisition deals, private equity firm Insight Partners announced it was buying threat intelligence vendor Recorded Future for $780 million. Recorded Future, founded in 2009, has 400 customers, including GlaxoSmithKline, Morgan Stanley, The Gap, and Verizon, and specializes in generating information to help customers better understand the external cyber threats they are facing. Earlier this week, FireEye announced a deal to buy Verodin for $250 million while Palo Alto Networks announced a deal yesterday to buy Twistlock for $410 million.

May 29, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
FireEye Acquires Security Validation Vendor Verodin for $250 Million

FireEye announced it acquired security validation vendor Verodin for $250 million. FireEye’s CEO Kevin Mandia said in a statement that the deal gives his company “the ability to automate security effectiveness testing using the sophisticated attacks we spend hundreds of thousands of hours responding to, and provides a systematic, quantifiable, and continuous approach to security program validation.” FireEye plans to incorporate Verodin into its on-prem and managed services but will also continue to sell the solution as a standalone product.

Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
[Updated] Palo Alto to Pay $410 Million for Four-Year-Old Cybersecurity Start-Up Twistlock, Report

Cybersecurity giant Palo Alto Networks has agreed to acquire Portland-headquartered cloud security company Twistlock Ltd. for $410 million. Twistlock, founded in 2015 by Israeli entrepreneurs and former Microsoft engineers Dima Stopel and Ben Bernstein, develops cybersecurity software for serverless, cloud, and container-based applications. Twistlock has raised $63 million in venture capital to date.

April 3, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Container Security Company Aqua Security Raises $62 Million in Series C Round

Aqua Security, a startup that focuses on securing containers, announced a $62 million Series C investment round led by Insight Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), TLV Partners and Shlomo Kramer. Aqua scans container images for malware, ensuring that only certified images can run, making it difficult for a bad actor to insert an insecure image. The company has offices in the Boston area and R&D in Tel Aviv in Israel.

June 11, 2019
Ron Miller / TechCrunch

Ron Miller / TechCrunch  
Network Detection and Response Company Vectra Raises $100 Million in Series E Round

Network-level intrusion detection company Vectra announced a $100 million Series E funding round led by TCV, with existing investors including Khosla Ventures and Accel, also participating in the round. Vectra maintains the key to its unique service is to apply artificial intelligence to network detection and response, or NDR. To date, the company has raised a total of $200 million.

Related: Tech Insider, CRN, Solutions Review, Infosecurity Magazine, Venture Beat, PR Newswire, PE Hub, Silicon Angle, Pitchbook


September 16, 2019
Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian

Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian  
In New Memoir Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Predicted Harms From His Disclosures Have Not Come to Pass, Warns That Greatest Surveillance Dangers Lie Ahead in Facial and Pattern Recognition

During an interview to mark the publication of his memoirs, Permanent Record, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden said dire warnings that his disclosures would cause harm had not come to pass, and even former critics now conceded “we live in a better, freer and safer world” because of his revelations. In his book, Snowden outlines what led him to leak details of the secret programs being run by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s secret communication headquarters, GCHQ. He also warns that the greatest surveillance dangers lie ahead in the form of artificial intelligence capabilities, such as facial and pattern recognition. Snowden further said he’s reconciled to living in exile in Russia for years to come although reports following this interview state that Snowden is calling on France to grant him asylum.

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Tweets:@snowden @MalwareJake @halvarflake @robertmlee @kimzetter @gregpmiller @mattblaze @BrianHonan @RidT @fs0c131y

iNews: A million UK workers are being denied the holiday pay they are entitled to by law
AP Breaking News: Snowden calls on France’s Macron to grant him asylum
The Moscow Times: Edward Snowden, Currently in Russia, Says He’d ‘Love to Be Granted Asylum in France’
Yahoo! News: Snowden calls on France’s Macron to grant him asylum
CBS This Morning: Edward Snowden wants to come home: “I’m not asking for a pass. What I’m asking for is a fair trial”
Washington Post: Edward Snowden explains how he pulled off one of the largest leaks in U.S. history
Spiegel Online: ‘If I Happen to Fall out of a Window, You Can Be Sure I Was Pushed’
Wired: After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself
The Moscow Times: Edward Snowden, Currently in Russia, Says He’d ‘Love to Be Granted Asylum in France’
SecurityWeek: Snowden Says Would Like French Asylum
RT News: Paris’ justice minister backs accepting Snowden, who floats taking refuge in France
The Inquisitr News: Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seeks U.S. Return & ‘Fair Trial’
The Guardian: Edward Snowden would like to return to US but only with a fair trial – live
CBSNews.com: Edward Snowden says he wants to come home: “I’m not asking for a pass”
DataBreachToday.com: Life After Snowden: US Still Lacks Whistleblowing Rules
POLITICO EU: Edward Snowden ‘would love’ to get political asylum in France
New York Post: Edward Snowden calls on Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum in France
Digital Journal: Snowden says he would return to US if he can get a fair trial
Yahoo News: Snowden says he would return to US if he can get a fair trial

@snowden: Everything we do now lasts forever; not because we want to remember, but because we are no longer permitted to forget. Do you know what's in your #PermanentRecord?
@MalwareJake: With @Snowden book coming out, I'm hearing multiple respected people in the industry say "the domestic programs were wrong, I just don't agree with how he released the data." I get where these people are coming from, but let's examine why this is a hollow argument. 1/
@halvarflake: In a polarized debate about Snowden, a well-reasoned thread.
@robertmlee: Snowden is historically relevant regardless of anyone’s emotions on him. I have no opinion on his motivations and I think there were both good and bad things that came from his disclosures. But there are many claims he makes that anyone who worked in the NSA knows are not factual
@kimzetter: Great thread on Snowden and why he had to leak - from someone formerly in the intel community
@gregpmiller: Snowden's memoir tells us a lot about his childhood fascination with technology, and the tradecraft he used to steal secrets from CIA/NSA. But he tells us little about his exile in Russia, under the sort of repression he feared was taking root in the US.
@mattblaze: With @Snowden's book forthcoming, my hope (against hope) is that critiques of Snowden's actions not overshadow critiques of the programs he exposed. Compelling and difficult questions about both, but they're different things.
@BrianHonan: Whatever your views on Snowden this is a compelling thread to read before you voice your opinion
@RidT: So, is it possible that Snowden wrote and submitted his memoirs for publication entirely innocently and free of influence at some desk, library, or café in Moscow? — ... maybe. Will PERMANENT RECORD accurately describe his interactions with FSB over the years? — Hard to imagine.
@fs0c131y: I bought the new book of @Snowden and I was wondering: What is the opinion of the infosec community about Snowden and his actions?