The United States sent its top cyber offensive team to NATO ally Albania to help secure the nation's critical infrastructure networks. The Cyber National Mission Force helped find cyberthreats and vulnerabilities on networks likely targeted last year by Iranian threat actors.
Hitachi Energy joined the ranks of victims hit by the Clop ransomware group, which has exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. Clop claimed responsibility for the hack, which compromised networks used by 130 different organizations.
The Biden administration has unveiled its new national cybersecurity strategy, detailing top challenges facing the U.S. and plans for addressing them. Goals include minimum security requirements for critical infrastructure sector organizations and liability for poor software development practices.
CyberMaxx has landed the former CEO of cloud security vendor Threat Stack to bring offensive and defensive cybersecurity services together on one platform. The Nashville-based firm has tasked Brian Ahern with creating managed detection and response bundles with offensive and defensive capabilities.
Intel 471 has promoted second-in-command Jason Passwaters to CEO and tasked him with onboarding less-mature security organizations for narrower use cases. The company plans to land more threat intelligence customers by focusing on areas such as vulnerability management and patch prioritization.
In today's rapidly evolving threat landscape, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, with spear phishing attacks now the most common way for cybercriminals to enter an organization. With the advent of new technologies like ChatGPT and Deepfakes, the situation is only getting worse. ChatGPT is being used to...
Skybox Security has landed former Digital Guardian CEO Mo Rosen to pursue profitability and drive adoption of the security policy and vulnerability management vendor's SaaS platform. The San Jose, California-based company tasked Rosen with making Skybox's SaaS tool easier to deploy and use.
A massive automated ransomware campaign is targeting VMware ESXi hypervisors worldwide, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency readiness team that's part of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. VMware is advising customers to patch affected servers and scan for malware.
While malicious wipers have stolen most of the headlines in the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, investigators say Russians are now using modified GammaLoad and GammaSteel info stealer malware to spy on compromised government employee accounts and avoid detection. The attack begins with a phishing email.
Tenable has debuted a $25 million corporate investment program to support prevention-focused startups focused on technologies such as cloud, OT and identity. The Baltimore-area exposure management vendor says Tenable Ventures plans to scour Israel and the United States for startups.
Security ratings provide a strong indication of potential risk, but boards increasingly want to drill into the underlying risk factors, says CEO Steve Harvey. BitSight has invested in both workflows around third-party risk and research and identification of CVEs on behalf of government agencies.
The IntSights deal has allowed Rapid7 to offer more visibility into the threat landscape and target the phishing infrastructure used by hackers. The deal has helped Rapid7 determine the spoofed domains and the employees and social media accounts that adversaries have targeted, CEO Corey Thomas says.
Hack The Box has completed a Series B funding round to add more cloud security and a gamification approach to its cybersecurity training platform. The Kent, England-based startup was founded in 2017 to provide pen testers and red teamers with a way to test their offensive security skills.
Managed security services player Cerberus Sentinel plans to capitalize on cloud migration and strict privacy regulations in South America through its proposed purchase of RAN Security. The deal will bolster Cerberus Sentinel's penetration testing, gap analysis and infrastructure management services.
Rising offensive security star NetSPI has bought boutique penetration testing firm nVisium to help customers assess their cloud defenses. NetSPI says nVisium's deep understanding of specific cloud platforms will come in handy since Azure penetration testing differs from AWS pen testing.