Material Security has closed a $100 million funding round on a $1.1 billion valuation to extend its protection of sensitive content at rest beyond email. The startup will take patents for defending content in old emails and apply them to SaaS applications such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Slack.
Abnormal Security has closed a $210 million funding round on a $4 billion valuation to apply its account takeover prevention technology to areas other than email. The company wants to use its AI to protect accounts across systems and SaaS platforms and in environments such as Workday and Salesforce.
The recent drop in stock prices has presented private equity firms with a golden opportunity to acquire fast-growing public cybersecurity companies without breaking the bank. Financial buyers have taken advantage, scooping up five of the less than 30 public pure-play cybersecurity vendors.
The cost of a data breach is mighty. And for healthcare entities, the cost of a HIPAA violation also can prove costly. Greg Hoffman of Paubox shares five critical steps you might be overlooking to ensure emails remain HIPAA-compliant and tells how to take compliance responsibility out of human hands.
Researchers have uncovered a code vulnerability in RainLoop, an open-source webmail client used by several organizations to exchange sensitive messages and files via email. Security researchers at SonarSource say that this vulnerability allows attackers to steal emails from the inboxes of victims.
A data breach involving email marketing firm Mailchimp has affected customers of cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider Trezor, which launched an investigation after its customers received phishing emails containing their Trezor email addresses. Mailchimp says it learned of the breach on March 26.
As Western cybersecurity officials warn that Russia's Ukraine invasion poses an elevated cybersecurity risk to all, kudos to Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity for offering free endpoint security and other defenses to the healthcare sector and power sectors, for at least four months.
A phishing campaign, likely carried out by a state-sponsored threat actor, is targeting European government personnel who are aiding Ukrainian refugees, Proofpoint says. The TTPs in the campaign resemble those of Ghostwriter, a group that was the subject of a Ukrainian CERT warning on Feb. 25.
In the face of the Great Resignation, Jennifer Mitchell, vice president of operations and optimization at ActZero, predicted in late 2021 that the opposite was true for cybersecurity personnel - a phenomenon she calls the "Great Retention." Mitchell discusses the importance of work-life experience.
According to a new threat report from Expel, business email compromise should now be viewed as "public enemy #1." Jonathan Hencinski of Expel is joined by Theodore Peterson of Datasite to support that claim and discuss how best to strategize against these schemes.