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Pondering an IPO, cyber security company CrowdStrike raises $200 million at over $3 billion valuation – TechCrunch

Pondering an IPO, cyber security company CrowdStrike raises $200 million at over $3 billion valuation – TechCrunch CrowdStrike, the developer of a security technology that looks at changes in user behavior on networked devices and uses that information to identify potential cyber threats, has reached a $3 billion valuation on …

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Kaspersky pulls plug on Europol joint venture after EU parliament vote to ban its software – TechCrunch

Kaspersky pulls plug on Europol joint venture after EU parliament vote to ban its software – TechCrunch Fresh political woes for Russian security firm Kaspersky, which has reacted angrily to a vote in the European Union Parliament last week to ban its software — on the grounds that it has …

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F-Secure to buy MWR InfoSecurity for ~$106M+ to offer better threat hunting – TechCrunch

F-Secure to buy MWR InfoSecurity for ~$106M+ to offer better threat hunting – TechCrunch The ongoing shift of emphasis in the cyber security industry from defensive, reactive actions towards pro-active detection and response has fueled veteran Finnish security company F-Secure’s acquisition of MWR InfoSecurity, announced today. F-Secure is paying £80 …

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Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised – TechCrunch

Dixons Carphone discloses data breach affecting 5.9M payment cards, 105k of which were compromised – TechCrunch European electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed a hack of its systems in which the intruder/s attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards. In a statement put out today it says a review …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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Kaspersky to move some core infrastructure out of Russia to fight for trust – TechCrunch

Kaspersky to move some core infrastructure out of Russia to fight for trust – TechCrunch Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has said it will be moving core infrastructure processes to Zurich, Switzerland, as part of a shift announced last year to try to win back customer trust. It also said it’s …

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Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA – TechCrunch

Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA – TechCrunch A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie. KnowBe4 Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick showed the hack in a public …

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We love augmented reality, but let’s fix things that could become big problems – TechCrunch

We love augmented reality, but let’s fix things that could become big problems – TechCrunch Cyan Banister Contributor Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industries and businesses that help people with …

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What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity? – TechCrunch

What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity? – TechCrunch Andrew Lohn is an engineer at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities and now it seems that a rash of new …

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Regulus Cyber launches with a technology to secure autonomous vehicles – TechCrunch

Regulus Cyber launches with a technology to secure autonomous vehicles – TechCrunch Over the next twenty years the autonomous vehicle market is expected to grow into a $700 billion industry as robots take over nearly every aspect of mobility. One of the key arguments for this shift away from manually …

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