Tagged: cybersecurity

AI: Cybersecurity Firm DarkTrace Reveals “Major” Conract with US Firm

DarkTrace (DARK.L), a cybersecurity firm that leverages artificial intelligence (AI), has announced a “major contract” with an unnamed firm. According to a statement by DarkTrace, it is now providing services to a US-based entity that is one of the world’s largest investment management firms. “The… Read More

Sysnet Global Solutions Acquires SecureTrust, a Unit of Trustwave, to Expand Security Solutions

Sysnet Global Solutions, a provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, reveals that it has acquired SecureTrust, a division of Trustwave, in order to expand its cybersecurity solutions and accelerate its ongoing market expansion. SecureTrust, a provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, aims to offer… Read More

Credential Stuffing Week Highlights Disturbing Cybersecurity Trend

In an effort to increase awareness about a frightening cybersecurity threat that continues to impact businesses around the globe, Arkose Labs on Monday kicked off the inaugural Credential Stuffing Week. With credential stuffing (also known as password spraying or account takeover), stolen data like usernames,… Read More

400 Emerging Technologies or EmTech Scholarships to be Offered by Santander and MIT Professional Education

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) (via Santander Universities) and MIT Professional Education are providing 400 “Santander Tech | Emerging Technologies Program by MIT Professional Education” scholarships “geared at courses related to in-demand technologies such as blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity in a job market dominated by digitalization… Read More

Galina Likhitskaya: VP, Operation and Product at HashEx Discusses Importance of Online Security, Smart Contract Use-Cases

We recently connected with Galina Likhitskaya, Vice president, Operation & Product at HashEx, an audit and consulting firm for blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled projects. Galina talked about the importance of following the best or highest online security standards. She also discussed how smart… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Firm Chainalysis Acquires Excygent, a Company Assisting in Cybercrime Investigations

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis reveals that it’s acquiring Excygent, a specialized professional services company that helps government agencies with cybercrime investigations, data processing, and lead generation. Chainalysis has collaborated with the Excygent team in order to support government agencies in investigating various high-profile cyber cases,… Read More

Zurich Insurance Group Teams Up with Toronto’s Insurtech BOXX Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group recently entered an international partnership with Toronto-headquartered Insurtech firm BOXX Insurance (BOXX), which offers integrated cybersecurity and insurance services to SMEs, individual consumers and families. As noted by its management, BOXX Insurance Inc. is a new type of insurance firm for “a… Read More

Top Republic Campaigns Tap Into Popular Mood

A look at the projects which have raised at least $1 million on crowdfunding platform Republic provides good insight into our collective psyche and how our consumption has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Topping the list is Digital Eclipse, which taps into our needs… Read More

SEC Fines 8 Firms for Cybersecurity Lapses

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today sanctioned eight firms in three actions for failures in their cybersecurity policies. The companies were also penalized for faulty procedures that resulted in email account takeovers exposing the personal information of thousands of customers and clients at each… Read More

Hats, a Decentralized Cybersecurity Incentive Network, Secures $3.5M via Seed Round

Hats has secured $3.5 million in seed funding in order to create an “incentivized” cybersecurity network. Hats is now live with Liquity and Kleros bounty vaults, according to an update shared with CI. Hats is described as a “decentralized” cybersecurity incentive network “governed by its… Read More

US Treasury Dept and Monetary Authority of Singapore Commit to MoU on Cybersecurity Cooperation

On Monday (August 23, 2021), the US Treasury Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed the finalization of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cybersecurity Cooperation. This announcement has been made during Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent trip to Singapore, where the… Read More

Fintech-focused Corporate Accelerator Program Launched in Egypt by Arab Bank

The Arab Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, has launched its Fintech-focused corporate accelerator program, called “AB Accelerator,” in Egypt, after its successful launch in Jordan in 2018. The launch of this Fintech-related program in Egypt comes as part of… Read More

Crypto Regulatory Compliance Firm Uppsala Security Introduces Digital Asset Tracking Service

Uppsala Security, a provider of security tools and services for crypto AML/CTF, transaction risk management, regulatory compliance, and cybersecurity, revealed that it has rolled out its Digital Asset Tracking Service, a solution developed for ransomware victims as well as crypto crime “caused by theft, hacking,… Read More

Many Americans Unfamiliar With Open Banking: Survey

While some form of open banking is on its way to North America, not everyone is familiar with the term, results of a new survey from API management services provider Axway suggest. Open banking is the use of APIs to unlock financial data, enabling third-party… Read More

Arkose Labs Unveils $1 Million Warranty

Cybersecurity firm Arkose Labs today unveiled its $1 million Credential Stuffing Warranty. It offers a commercial guarantee against credential stuffing attacks, covering customers up to $1 million in response expenses. The costs covered include legal consultation, forensic services, notification expenses, identity theft, and credit monitoring…. Read More

Cybersecurity Expert Comments on Crypto Transactions, Responsibilities of US Govt, Private Sector to Defend Information, Networks

Carole House, Director of Cybersecurity with the White House National Security Council, recently discussed online security issues at the FinCrime Virtual Week. Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes in a recent update that headlines such as the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack indicate that cybercrime is “on… Read More

US Senator Gary Peters Investigates Crypto and Ransomware, Introduces Legislation

US Senator Gary Peters, Chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has initiated bipartisan legislation targeting cybersecurity threats including the usage of cryptocurrency and payment of ransom. The bill,  the DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act, would require the Cybersecurity and… Read More

UK’s BT Group Leads $33M Investment in Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security

Safe Security, a Palo Alto-headquartered cyber risk management company established in 2012, recently acquired $33 million in capital via a round that was led by BT Group Plc, which is notably one of the United Kingdom’s largest telecommunications and network service providers. Safe Security, with… Read More

FinCEN Issues Very First Priorities List for AML/CFT Policy, Includes Use of Crypto for Ransomware Payments, Money Laundering

On June 30, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury that collects and analyzes information about financial transactions in order to combat domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes, issued its first… Read More

Riverside Company Acquires Controlling Stake in Cryptomathic, a Danish Provider of Hardware Agnostic Secure Server Solutions

The Riverside Company, a multinational private investor that’s focused on the smaller end of the middle market, announced recently that it has acquired a controlling stake in Cryptomathic, a Danish provider of high-end hardware agnostic secure server solutions. Cryptomathic provides solutions to various industry sectors, … Read More

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