Search Results for “Venture Beat”


August 27, 2019
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
End-to-End Device Management Cybersecurity Startup Axonius Raises $20 Million in Series B Round

New York and Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup Axonius has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by OpenView, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI, and Emerge, bringing its total funding to $37 million following a $13 million Series A raise in February. Axonius offers an end-to-end device management platform. Its agentless solution aims to streamline asset management and spotlight coverage gaps by automatically validating and enforcing security policies.

July 29, 2019
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
Threat ‘Combatting’ Start-Up Trinity Cyber Emerges From Stealth Mode With $23 Million in Funding, Tom Bossert Joins Management Team

Bowie, Maryland-based “threat combatting” start-up Trinity Cyber emerged from stealth with $23 million in venture capital in a funding round led by Intel Capital and other “top institutional investors.” The company also announced that in addition to CEO Steve Ryan and President Marie “Neill” Sciarrone, former Homeland Security Advisor and U.S. cybersecurity chief Tom Bossert has joined the management team. Trinity Cyber’s software-as-a-service solution sits between a client’s network and the outside world, monitoring data packets with a recursive scan engine that runs on remote hardware. When it detects a potential intrusion or breach, it alerts IT administrators and actively counters the attack in one of several ways in order to prevent compromise.

August 6, 2019
Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat

Kyle Wiggers / Venture Beat  
Cybereason Raises $200 Million in Latest Round, Attains Unicorn Status With Valuation of $1 Billion or More

Tel Aviv and Boston-based cybersecurity platform provider Cybereason announced it has raised $200 million in investments and commitments from Softbank and its affiliates, bringing the start-up’s total funding raised to date to $400 million and pushing it into the ranks of a unicorn, a venture-backed business valued at $1 billion or more by its investors. Cybereason’s main technology relies on statistical models of organizations and sophisticated efforts to detect and stop anomalous behavior by users or intruders.

Related: Cyberscoop, The Times of Israel, Reuters, SecurityWeek, Globes, FinSMEs, MSSP Alert, Telecompaper, Xconomy, TechCrunch, Computer Business Review, Silicon Republic, VC Deals – PE Hub


September 9, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
HackerOne Raises $36.4 Million in Series D Round, Total Funding to Date Reaches $110 Million

Bug bounty platform HackerOne announced that it has raised $36.4 million in a Series D round of funding led by Valor Equity Partners, with participation from Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Dragoneer Investment Group, and EQT Ventures, among others. With the new round of funding, HackerOne has raised its total funding to $110 million.

September 13, 2019
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch  
Shape Security Raises $51 Million in Series F Round Topping $1 Billion Valuation as Company Heads for IPO

Automation and imitation attack protection company Shape Security raised $51 million in a Series F round led by C5 Capital, with several other new and returning investors, including Kleiner Perkins, HPE Growth and Norwest Ventures Partners, also participating in the round. Following the round, Shape’s valuation topped $1 billion and the company is now preparing for an initial public offering (IPO).

October 1, 2019
Paul Sawers / Venture Beat

Paul Sawers / Venture Beat  
BlackBerry Announces New Unit Dedicated to Cybersecurity R&D With Particular Focus on Machine Learning

BlackBerry has announced a new business unit, the BlackBerry Advanced Technology Development Labs (BlackBerry Labs), dedicated entirely to cybersecurity research and development (R&D), with a particular focus on machine learning. The new unit will be headed by BlackBerry chief technology officer (CTO) Charles Eagan, who will lead a team of 120 researchers, security experts, software developers, architects, and more. The lab, which is still under construction, will be based at the company’s operations center in Waterloo, Canada.

August 7, 2019
Emil Protalinski / Venture Beat

Emil Protalinski / Venture Beat  
Google Extends Advanced Protection Program to Chrome, Users Now Receive Additional Warnings With Certain Risky Files

Google is expanding its Advanced Protection Program to its Chrome browser. With the stronger protection in the Chrome browser, users who attempt to download “certain risky files” will now receive additional warnings, or in some cases, Chrome will block the downloads outright.  The warnings are only available in Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Google is not rolling out the Advanced Protection Program to Chrome for Android and iOS. Advanced Protection Program users will now automatically receive stronger protections against risky downloads if they have sync turned on.

August 4, 2019
Jeff Grubb / Venture Beat

Jeff Grubb / Venture Beat  
Entertainment Software Association’s Website Vulnerability Exposed Contact Information for 2,000 Journalists, Popular YouTubers, Financial Analysts

A vulnerability in the website of the Entertainment Software Association’s website made available to anyone who clicked on a button contact information for 2,000 journalists who attended this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, YouTuber Sophia Narwitz discovered. The list also includes information for YouTube creators, Wall Street financial analysts at firms like Wedbush and Goldman Sachs, and Tencent employees. Although the information on the list could expose the individuals on it to unwanted contacts and phishing threats, ESA counts on selling this list with contact information for popular YouTubers and influential media personalities contact information to Expo sponsors. The website was also likely accessible from Europe, exposing the association to GDPR penalties.

Related: PCMag.com, Daily Dot, Video Games Chronicle, Digital Trends, TechCrunch, GamesIndustry.biz, Sophia Narwitz, Engadget,HotHardware.com

Tweets:@GIBiz


September 3, 2019
Emil Protalinski / Venture Beat

Emil Protalinski / Venture Beat  
Mozilla Launches Firefox 69 Blocking Third-Party Tracking Cookies, Cryptominers by Default While Squeezing Out Flash

Mozilla today launched Firefox 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android which blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining by default, and offers performance improvements on Windows 10, and better battery life on macOS, while asking for permission before turning on Flash. Firefox desktop users can now also block autoplaying videos that don’t have sound.

Related: ZDNet Security, IT Pro, TechCrunch, Verdict, WCCFtech, The Next Web, gHacksTechradar, gHacks, BetaNews, Softpedia News, Slashdot, Mozilla

Tweets:@SwiftonSecurity


August 22, 2019
Khari Johnson / Venture Beat

Khari Johnson / Venture Beat  
Tech Giants Including Intel, Google, Microsoft and Red Hat Form Confidential Computing Consortium to Improve Security for Data in Use

Major tech companies including Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, IBM, Intel, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Red Hat today announced their intent to form the Confidential Computing Consortium to improve security for data in use. The consortium, established by the Linux Foundation, plans to bring together hardware vendors, developers, open-source experts, and others to promote the use of confidential computing, advance common open-source standards, and better protect data. The members made a series of open source project contributions including Intel Software Guard Extension (SGX), an SDK for code protection at the hardware layer. Microsoft contributed the Open Enclave SDK for developers to build Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) applications while IBM’s Red Hat is sharing Enarx for running TEE applications.

Related: Dark Reading, ZDNet Security, GeekWire, Business Wire Technology News, The New Stack, CRN, Techerati, Slashdot, Engadget, The Next Web, Tom’s Hardware, Beta News, Confidential Computing