There was plenty of action in security news this week, with vulnerabilities taking center stage. Microsoft patched one that recently made headlines in its weekly security update, while Google admitted its website had a pretty major one for about 24 hours.
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- April 15, 2016
No big security story dominated the headlines this week, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action on this front from technology leaders to startups.
- April 8, 2016
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- April 1, 2016
It was an interesting week for security, with the tables turned on Apple in its iPhone hacking debacle with the FBI, the introduction of a new portal for global threat intelligence sharing and further proof that mobile devices are a threat to company security. Here’s a rundown of what happened on the security front this week.
- February 5, 2016
Startup EiQ Networks is making inroads in its effort to deliver cloud security for midmarket customers with a round of new funding to help the company grow its business and customer base.
- February 2, 2016
Unisys Corp. is extending its data-center security solution to the Amazon Web Services Cloud, giving AWS customers advanced security while providing its own clients with the scale of the AWS Cloud, the company said in a press release.
- February 1, 2016
The major funding trend for security startups from last year is continuing into 2016. An Israeli-U.S. security startup, ForeScout Technologies, is one of the early big winners with a sizeable $76 million in new financing that brings the company’s valuation to $1 billion, the company said.
- January 26, 2016
Sometimes the best way to fight an enemy is to get inside his mind. That’s the idea behind new security technology from Startup AttackIQ, which replicates attacks in order to understand how they work so it can protect against them.
- January 25, 2016
Cloud business application provider SEMYOU has introduced a new offering to help companies manage and store business files online securely, a pain point for companies that worry about using the cloud for important data.
- January 21, 2016
Sookasa continues to line up partnerships to protect cloud platforms with its cloud-based real-time activity monitoring solution by teaming up with online customer relationship management (CRM) platform Salesforce.
- January 21, 2016
Most people would think that IT professionals and security professionals at an organization would be on the same page when it comes to protecting the company’s assets. Well think again, according to a recent survey by BMC and Forbes Insights, which found that there are gaps between how these two teams coordinate efforts that are putting the company in danger security-wise.
- January 20, 2016
RiskIQ is expanding the capabilities of its threat analysis platform with the ability to identify “who” and “what” information associated with potential attacks thanks to the addition of Intel 471’s cyber threat intelligence service.
- January 19, 2016
Longtime defense solution provider Raytheon (RTN) has named its security spinoff Forcepoint and unveiled a number of new products as part of the company’s launch, with the goal of bring cybersecurity inspired by the defense industry to the global commercial market.
- January 19, 2016
Shape Security has extended its flagship polymorphic technology, which protects the sign-in procedures of Internet-based applications against automated attacks, to now secure mobile applications.
- January 13, 2016
Nearly half of enterprises in the United States will increase their spending on security in the beginning of 2016, but this won’t include updating a key technology often used as the main security dashboard, according to a new survey by 451 Research.
- January 12, 2016
Cloud security provider Sookasa has integrated its technology with the Box file sync and share platform to protect the service with real-time activity monitoring to better protect against security threats.
- January 11, 2016
Kaspersky Lab has introduced a new security cloud that provides real-time threat updates to customers without sending company data to the public cloud.
- January 6, 2016
Dell plans to spin off its SecureWorks security business unit into a public company, a move believed to be part of a plan to help the company reduce debt it will incur when it buys EMC next year.
- January 5, 2016
Cisco Systems (CSCO) has completed its acquisition of security startup Lancope to add continuous visibility and traffic analysis to its network security portfolio.
- January 4, 2016
The growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is inspiring security researchers to find innovative ways to secure it. To that end, startup Cognitive Code Corp. has developed a platform similar to Apple’s Siri that protects devices with conversationally intelligent apps that build security directly into the device.