The steady barrage of acquisition reports around publicly traded digital experience vendor Akamai has intensified in recent weeks. The latest salvo landed Monday when StreetInsider reported that the intelligent edge platform provider held talks with a private equity firm about a potential takeover.
The U.S. Department of Defense uncovered almost 350 vulnerabilities in the department's networks as part of its experimental bug bounty program launched on American Independence Day. The weeklong bug bounty challenge called "Hack U.S." ran from July Fourth to July 11.
"It's stupid and adds zero value," writes Ian Keller, director of security at a telecom company, about connecting hospital networks - and especially life-sustaining information - to the internet. He encourages CISOs to be socially responsible about their moral obligation to patients.
Chat app WhatsApp patched two memory-related flaw that could be exploited by an attacker as a first step to installing smartphone malware on Android or Apple devices. WhatsApp vulnerabilities can be highly valuable to malicious actors.
A new malware dropper uncovered by Kaspersky targets would-be users of pirated software with a slew of nasty infections including backdoors, Trojan-Banker programs, downloaders, spyware and more. The cybersecurity company calls the dropper "NullMixer."
Identity protection, XDR, data analytics and cloud security have been SentinelOne's biggest investment areas, says CEO Tomer Weingarten. Cloud has become the fastest-growing part of SentinelOne's business, appealing even to customers who might have chosen a different vendor for endpoint security.
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.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses financial giant Morgan Stanley's failure to invest in proper hard drive destruction oversight, the future of ransomware and the gangs that have attacked organizations in recent years, and the methods required to secure new payments systems.
SentinelOne is taking on top rival CrowdStrike in the venture arena, unveiling a $100 million fund to support security and data startups of all sizes. S Ventures will give the company broader reach in adjacent markets and enable high-value integrations that can grow over time.
Federal authorities have issued urgent advisories - and Medtronic a voluntary product recall - about a cybersecurity flaw in some of the company's insulin pumps. If exploited, the flaw could result in patients receiving too little or too much insulin, which in extreme cases could result in death.
School is out for more than 3,000 students of a suburban Detroit district undergoing its second day of forensics analysis following an online attack. Students have been told not to use district-issued Chromebooks. Federal authorities have warned that school districts are targets of ransomware gangs.