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RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch

RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top secret submarine program. Two years ago, hackers …

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Russian indictments show that the U.S. needs federal oversight of election security – TechCrunch

Russian indictments show that the U.S. needs federal oversight of election security – TechCrunch Phoebe Wong is executive director of EqualCitizens.US, a democracy reform non profit based in Washington DC. She was formerly a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and consultant at the World …

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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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UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court – TechCrunch

UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court – TechCrunch The UK government has suffered yet another defeat in the courts over a surveillance regime that critics have dubbed a ‘Snooper’s charter’. Today the UK High Court agreed with digital and civil rights group Liberty’s crowdfunded legal challenge to …

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Facebook, Microsoft and others sign anti-cyberattack pledge – TechCrunch

Facebook, Microsoft and others sign anti-cyberattack pledge – TechCrunch Microsoft, Facebook and Cloudflare are among a group of technology firms that have signed a joint pledge committing publicly not to assist offensive government cyberattacks. The pledge also commits them to work together to enhance security awareness and the resilience of …

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The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch Ted Schlein, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. More posts by this contributor …

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Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch

Lessons from cybersecurity exits – TechCrunch Dear F0und3r: What a month this has been for cybersecurity! One unicorn IPO and two nice acquisitions – Zscaler’s great debut on wall street,  a $300 million acquisition of Evident.io by Palo Alto Networks and a $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber by Splunk …

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Trump’s new national security advisor has ties to Cambridge Analytica – TechCrunch

Trump’s third national security advisor John Bolton shares at least one thing in common with his first one, Michael Flynn: both men have ties to Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm at the center of a new Facebook privacy firestorm. In a new story, The New York Times reports that …

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UK keeps up its legal losing streak over mass surveillance

Yet another defeat in the courts for the UK government’s use of mass surveillance as an indiscriminate and, as it frequently turns out, unlawful investigatory tool. Today the UK’s Court of Appeal handed down its ruling in a long running challenge to the 2014 Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act …

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