DefenseCode announces free edition of their Web Security Scanner

DefenseCode is giving away a Community Edition of their Web Security Scanner 2.0 free of charge for personal and non-commercial use. DefenseCode Web Security Scanner is a DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) product for testing security of live web sites and web applications. All security scanning and vulnerability detection features available in the full version of the scanner are also available in the Community Edition. There are no limitations in vulnerability detection. You will be … More

C3 IoT and Google Cloud announce partnership

C3 IoT announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate AI and IoT application development for enterprise digital transformation. With this partnership, C3 IoT and Google Cloud have developed an integrated solution that delivers the C3 IoT Platform – a platform as a service (PaaS) for developing and operating big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT software applications – on Google Cloud Platform, leveraging its infrastructure and AI services. Additionally, the companies will execute … More

Arista partners with VMware and Zscaler for hybrid cloud security

Arista Networks announced security capabilities focused on private, hybrid and public cloud networking. Based on Arista’s cloud-grade EOS and CloudVision software, Arista’s approach redefines silo security into holistic security designed for a multi-cloud environment. Key integration includes VMware NSX Data Center and Zscaler for holistic security. The new security expansion delivers three attributes: network segmentation, compliance through cognitive controls and new platforms with integrated encryption for wide-area interconnect. These provide customers secure solutions, to reduce … More

Dojo by BullGuard and BGN Technologies form partnership to develop IoT security technology

Dojo by BullGuard and BGN Technologies announced a partnership to develop technologies for automated IoT threat detection utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms. Researchers from Cyber@BGU and Dojo by BullGuard will join forces to develop research, which will be part of the Dojo Intelligent IoT Security Platform for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). “We’re proud to announce the launch of the new Cyber@BGU-Dojo by BullGuard research lab. Together, our mutual teams will join forces … More

Blink Health appoints Kurt Sauer as CISO

Blink Health announces the appointment of Kurt Sauer as CISO. Sauer, who most recently served as Vice President of Trust & Information Security at Salesforce, brings 25 years of experience in information security to Blink, including having served as the Chief Security Officer of Skype from 2003 to 2008. Sauer’s hiring rounds out Blink Health’s leadership team. The company recently appointed several other executives with decades of combined leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer … More

Bandura announces $4 million in Series A funding

Bandura announced it has completed a Series A round, securing $4 million in financing led by Grotech Ventures, Gula Tech Adventures, Maryland Venture Fund, and Cultivation Capital. This strategic funding will strengthen Bandura’s position in the Threat Intelligence Gateway (TIG) marketplace. The Bandura TIG is built to filter network traffic against large volumes of threat intelligence indicators, protecting networks from the massive volume of known threats. At any moment, tens of millions of known malicious … More

ETSI releases cryptographic standards for secure access control

ETSI Technical Committee on Cybersecurity has recently released two specifications on Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE) that describe how to protect personal data—with access controls. ABE is a cryptographic scheme that bundles access control with data encryption. In such a system, data can be decrypted if the set of attributes of the user key matches the attributes of the encryption. For instance, access to employee pay data will be granted to the role of Human Resources Employee … More

YL Ventures expands advisory board with 24 cybersecurity executives

YL Ventures, the Silicon Valley headquartered seed-stage venture capital firm focusing on Israeli cybersecurity innovation, announced a major expansion of its Venture Advisory Board. The four existing advisors (Tom Baltis, CISO of Delta Dental Insurance; Andy Ellis, CSO of Akamai; Amichai Schulman, co-founder of Imperva Inc.; and Justin Somaini, CSO of SAP) will be joined by an additional 24 CISOs and cybersecurity experts, including: Colin Anderson, CISO of Levi, Strauss & Co. Tomasz Chowanski, CISO, … More

SUSE and Microsoft collaborate to deliver enterprise Linux kernel optimized for Azure

SUSE announced the availability of the enterprise Linux kernel tailored for Microsoft Azure. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 on-demand instances now run on a custom-tuned kernel for workloads on Microsoft Azure that provides performance and boot speeds along with a decreased memory footprint. The Azure-tuned kernel enables access to new and upcoming Azure features, helping customers to be more agile. SUSE is working with Microsoft and other partners to adapt and secure open source solutions … More

CloudPassage debuts Halo Cloud Secure, delivering security of public cloud infrastructure

CloudPassage announced the general availability of Halo Cloud Secure, which offers protection of public cloud infrastructure, delivering security and DevOps teams a “single pane of glass” view of security and compliance across all of their cloud service provider (CSP) accounts. Organizations face an increase in vulnerabilities as security teams struggle to maintain visibility into public cloud infrastructure. Maintaining security visibility of dynamic computing environments can be difficult due to decentralization of the IT department, the … More

BearingPoint makes strategic investment in Insignary

BearingPoint has made a strategic investment in Insignary. It marks BearingPoint’s first time investing in an Asian start-up. As part of its Ventures activities, the investment builds on BearingPoint’s partnership with Insignary, through which they offer managed binary code scanning service in Europe. The funding will enable Insignary to meet the growing demand in the EU, the US and Asia for businesses looking to improve their open-source software (OSS) risk management. Insignary’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) and … More

CrowdStrike appoints Paul Shinn as chief legal officer

CrowdStrike announced the appointment of Paul Bradley Shinn as chief legal officer. Shinn brings to CrowdStrike more than 20 years of experience as a corporate counsel advising technology companies. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Shinn was the chief legal officer and senior vice president of Corporate Development for Gigamon, where he drove legal strategy and support across multiple disciplines. Shinn advised management and the Board of Directors at Gigamon on topics including commercial contracts, governance, compliance, … More