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April 24, 2020
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
AI-Based Attack Analysis Start-Up Randori Lands $20 Million in Series A Venture Funding Round

Attack analysis platform provider Randori announced that it had landed $20 million in equity financing in a Series A round led by Harmony Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Accomplice, .406 Ventures, and Legion Capital. This latest infusion brings the startup’s total raised to $29.75 million. Randori provides an AI-based suite that aims to automate the assessment and decision-making underpinning when, where, and how an attacker is most likely to strike.

April 28, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Passwordless Authentication Startup Secret Double Octopus Raises $15 Million in Series B Venture Round

Israeli passwordless authentication startup Secret Double Octopus has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round that included Sony Financial Ventures, KDDI, Global Brain, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures, Liberty Media, Iris Capital, and Yaniv Tal. Secret Double Octopus offers as its main product Octopus Authenticator, a password-free, keyless authentication technology to protect identity and data across cloud, mobile, and “internet of things” environments.

May 7, 2020
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
Threat Remediation Start-Up Dtex Raises $17.5 Million in New Venture Funding Round

Cybersecurity threat remediation provider Dtex said it had raised $17.5 million in a new round of funding led by Northgate Capital with additional participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and Four Rivers Group. Dtex offers a  GDPR-compliant technology called DMAP+ that correlates telemetry, introspection, and predictive modeling to recognize threats based on behavior and patterns.

March 31, 2020
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Cybersecurity Start-Up Axonius Raises $58 Million in Series C Venture Round

Cybersecurity start-up Axonius, which tracks networked assets to ensure they’re following security policies, a big plus in today’s coronavirus-dictated remote working environment, has raised $58 million in a Series C venture funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with previous backers OpenView, Bessemer Venture Partners, YL Ventures, Vertex, and WTI also participating in the round. Axonius is growing at a rapid clip. The company, as of this month, has seen customer growth increase 910% compared to a year ago.

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.

May 19, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Attack Interception and Defense Start-Up Confluera Raises $20 Million in Series B Round

Real-time attack interception and defense company Confluera raised $20 million in an oversubscribed Series B round led by Icon Ventures. Other investors in the round include Harpoon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, John W. Thompson, and Lane Bess. Confluera aims to turn security analysts into cyber defenders by enabling them to stop breaches in their tracks.

April 16, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Threat Assessment Company Awake Security Raises $36 Million in Series C Round

Awake Security, a cybersecurity platform that analyzes network traffic to identify and assess internal and external threats, has raised $36 million in a Series C round of funding led by Evolution Equity Partners, with participation from Greylock Partners, Energize Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, and Bain Capital Ventures. Awake says it gives companies visibility into all the devices, users, and applications across its network, leaning on machine learning to spot anomalous behaviors based on historical activity.

April 9, 2020
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
Cloud Giant Box Adds Advanced Security Solutions in Box Shield As Working From Home, COVID-19 Scams Put Pressure on Cloud-Based Security

With COVID-19 creating a fertile landscape to exploit workers at home who rely on cloud-based solutions, cloud giant Box announced it is adding automated malware detection and controls in Box Shield, the company’s advanced security solution for protecting content in the cloud. The new capabilities expand Box protection in three ways: enabling safe preview and online editing of files in Box while displaying the security risk to end-users, automatically restricting downloading and sharing of malicious files to prevent the spread to more users and devices and generating alerts to notify security teams when a file uploaded to Box contains malware.

April 20, 2020
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
Microsoft Says Its Forthcoming Machine Learning System Can Automatically Detect Between Security and Non-Security Software Bugs 99% of the Time

Microsoft claims to have developed a machine learning system that correctly distinguishes between security and non-security software bugs 99% of the time, while accurately identifying critical, high-priority security bugs on average 97% of the time. The model Microsoft developed trained on a data set of 13 million work items and bugs from 47,000 developers at Microsoft. It has been designed to enable organizations to distinguish between security bugs and non-security bugs without having to hire a workforce to accomplish the tasks. Microsoft plans to open-source the methodology on GitHub, along with example models and other resources over the coming months.

April 17, 2020
Andy Greenberg / Wired

Andy Greenberg / Wired  
Google and Apple Face as Host of Privacy-Related Questions Regarding Their Proposed COVID-19 Tracing Apps, As Well as Fears of Surveillance and False-Positive Emotional Turmoil

When announcing last week that they will jointly develop COVID-19 tracing apps, Apple and Google said that starting next month they’ll add new features to their mobile operating systems that make it possible for certain approved apps, run by government health agencies, to use Bluetooth radios to track physical proximity between phones. If someone later receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, they can report it through the app, and any users who have been in recent contact will receive a notification. The system will be entirely opt-in, with no location data and only positive coronavirus users reported. Security and privacy experts have nevertheless pointed to serious privacy flaws with the proposed tracing system, including the fundamental questions of whether users are signing up for a surveillance system or will subject themselves to a more intrusive ad delivery system. On top of that is the emotional turmoil any false-positive tests may cause individuals.

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The Daily Swig: Coronavirus: UK contact-tracing app raises privacy concerns
IT World Canada: Federal privacy commissioner issues framework for COVID-19 measures
Popular Science: Can smartphone apps track COVID-19 without violating your privacy?
Axios: Bluetooth-based coronavirus contact tracing finds broad support in tech and government
Computer Business Review: Europe Publishes Contact-Tracing App Guidelines
The Sun: Government’s London-centric coronavirus plan to ditch contract tracing, blasted by expert
Roll Call: ACLU cautiously approves COVID-19 tracking apps
TechTarget: EU warns no compromise on privacy as NHS clashes with tech firms on contact tracing
Startups News | Tech News: IoT tech startup Nodle launches Coalition, a free, privacy-first contact tracing app to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Daily Swig: Coronavirus contact-tracing apps are worse than useless – Schneier
iMore: UK’s NHS clashes with Google and Apple over contact tracing
Android Central : UK’s NHS clashes with Google and Apple over contact tracing
The Register – Security: Europe publishes draft rules for coronavirus contact-tracing app development, on a relaxed schedule
Pocket-lint: The EU has published draft rules for how contact tracing apps should work
Pocket-lint: How the NHSX coronavirus contact-tracing app will work
WRAL Tech Wire: Will contact tracing via apps help fight pandemic at risk of personal privacy?
MacRumors: Apple and Google in ‘Standoff’ With UK Health Service Over COVID-19 Contact Tracing App
Fortune: Researchers working on ‘contact tracing’ say they welcome Apple and Google’s help
Business Insider: The UK scrambles to launch its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, after getting derailed by Apple and Google
VentureBeat: ProBeat: Apple and Google’s contact detection API will fail, but they should build it anyway
AppleInsider: Security experts have concerns about Apple and Google contact tracing
The Hacker News: Google and Apple Plan to Turn Phones into COVID-19 Contact-Tracking Devices
MacDailyNews: ACLU has concerns with Apple-Google’s COVID-19 contact-tracing plan