Malware activity has increased 28% since last year, and botnet and exploit activity are up over 100%, according to CyberTheory's 2022 Third Quarter Review. CyberTheory Director Steve King says "a new approach to cybersecurity defense" is needed to fight today's cybercrime.
The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre is scanning the British internet for vulnerabilities. "We're not trying to find vulnerabilities in the U.K. for some other, nefarious purpose," says the center, a part of signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters.
Apple has issued a slew of security updates amid reports that its iOS devices are being actively exploited via a zero-day vulnerability in the kernel. While Apple hasn't attributed the exploits to any specific group, experts say surveillance malware developers are a likely culprit.
Cybereason has abandoned its IPO plans altogether and hired JPMorgan Chase to find a buyer, The Information reported Friday. Why is Cybereason no longer poised to make it to the IPO Promised Land? An unfavorable competitive environment and a muddled go-to-market strategy provide some clues.
A phishing and fraud prevention vendor has bought a startup founded by Qualys' longtime engineering leader to help organizations more effectively discover and monitor assets. Red Sift says its purchase of Hardenize will help customers assess the security of their digital asset inventory.
Rising offensive cyber star NetSPI has received a massive follow-up investment from KKR to pursue acquisitions and expand its technological and geographic footprint. KKR's $410 million bet comes on the heels of 50% organic sales growth for NetSPI in 2021 and 61% sales growth thus far in 2022.
Financial services firms in Africa are becoming bigger cyber targets as they expand into new mobile payment and financial inclusion products. Rob Dartnall of Security Alliance explains why these firms need to invest in information sharing, training and new cybersecurity practices to avoid breaches.
Private equity firm Vector Capital invested $100 million in Malwarebytes a month after the antivirus stalwart laid off 125 employees to focus on smaller customers. The funds will help the vendor reduce clients' attack surfaces and accelerate momentum with MSPs and channel partners.
Darktrace's Cybersprint acquisition allowed the cybersecurity AI vendor to move from focusing solely on internal threats to also defending the external attack surface, Nicole Eagan says. The company says AI will give an outside-in view of the victim and simulate how the attacker will behave.
CrowdStrike has purchased external attack surface management startup Reposify to help organizations detect and eliminate risk from vulnerable and unknown assets. This deal will allow CrowdStrike to combine its insights on endpoints and IT environments with Reposify's internet-scanning capabilities.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Mark Cristiano of Rockwell Automation discusses Rockwell's cybersecurity journey, the particular challenges of deploying cybersecurity in an OT environment, and the minimum and proper industrial protections that organizations need to have in place.
Thoma Bravo halted efforts to buy publicly traded cybersecurity AI vendor Darktrace this week after the two sides failed to agree on the terms of the buyout. The private equity giant walked away from what would have been its third take-private cybersecurity acquisition of 2022.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," VP and CISO Nicole Darden Ford shares findings from Rockwell Automation's new survey report on cybersecurity preparedness in critical infrastructure, OT security gaps, the state of critical infrastructure, and insights into preparedness and best practices.
A recent survey sponsored by Rockwell Automation finds that critical infrastructure organizations miss basic protections for operational technology, with 80% failing to conduct frequent asset inventory audits, 63% lacking real-time threat monitoring and 42% needing effective patch management.
Cymulate has raised $70 million to strengthen its presence in new areas such as attack surface management and continuous automated red teaming. The company plans to deepen its wallet share among midmarket customers by working more closely with managed security service providers.