Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Pioneer HYAS Raises $6.2M Series A Round Led By M12

HYAS announced it has raised $6.2 million in a Series A funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund, with participation from Startup Capital Ventures, 205 Capital, Wesley Clover and luminary cybersecurity professionals Tim Eades and Tom Noonan. The company will use the investment to continue to build out its current products and services and introduce groundbreaking new technology with unparalleled real-time visibility and attribution into attacks and breaches across global networks.

WatchGuard Technologies Launches AI-Based Antivirus To Help Defend Against Zero Day Malware

Latest version of Fireware operating system introduces new IntelligentAV service for malware detection. WatchGuard Technologies announced version 12.2 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox® Unified Security Platform appliances. Key to the update is IntelligentAV, a new antivirus scan service that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to predict, detect and block constantly evolving zero day malware. IntelligentAV joins Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Gateway AntiVirus, and APT Blocker as an additional layer of industry-leading malware defense on the Firebox platform.

Cynash Introduces Cybersecurity Solution For Industrial Control Networks

Cynash Inc. announces the immediate availability of its SerialTap cybersecurity solution for legacy industrial control networks that rely on serial communications protocols such as RS-485 and RS-232. SerialTap consists of a patented sensing device that passively intercepts serial communications on legacy industrial control networks and complementary analytics software that identifies anomalous network traffic associated with cyberattacks.

Increase In Attacks On GPON Routers

eSentire Threat Intelligence has observed an increase in exploitation attempts targeting consumer grade network devices manufactured by Dasan and D-Link. Customers are advised to review the below details and apply mitigation actions if applicable. Successful exploitation of vulnerable devices can result in remote code execution and ongoing communication between the threat actor and infected devices. The identified spike in attacks do not appear to be targeted against a specific client or industry.

Trust Automation To Provide Cybersecurity Solutions For Legacy Industrial Control Systems

Trust Automation has announced it will offer a novel new cybersecurity solution for industrial control systems (ICS). Working through the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, Trust has obtained an exclusive license to the Autonomic Intelligent Cyber Sensor (AICS) technology developed by Idaho National Laboratories. AICS brings autonomous, real-time cybersecurity measures to the legacy ICS networks that still control much of the United States’ critical energy, water and transportation infrastructure.

CyberInt & Check Point Software Technologies Research Leads To Arrest Of Cyber Criminal in Brazil

Israeli cybersecurity managed detection and response services company CyberInt, in cooperation with Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, led Brazilian authorities to cyber-criminal Douglas Arrial, who had created a DIY phishing kit he was selling on the Dark Web. CyberInt delivers end-to-end cybersecurity managed detection, investigation and response services for digital businesses.

CyberGym Opens First U.S. Cybersecurity Training Arena

Cybergym announced the opening of its first U.S. cyber training arena as the latest among its global network of facilities where organizations can test and qualify their cybersecurity technologies and policies – focusing on their people, using an emulation of their business systems and real attacks and attackers. CyberGym NYC will feature human-centered training and qualification programs based on models of the latest cyber attacks against financial, insurance, critical infrastructure, utility and government organizations.

Viakoo Demonstrates Focus On Cybersecurity By Joining CTA and ESA

Viakoo the only provider of proactive solutions to automate surveillance and access control system verification for the security industry, continues to drive standards for security industry by joining the Consumer Technology Association as a startup member, and the Electronic Security Association as an associate member as of 2018. The Consumer Technology Association, or CTA, accelerates growth and progress for the technology industry with leading market research and education in addition to establishing standards to shape innovation and collaboration within the industry.

eSentire Observes Increase In Emotet Infections

The Threat Intelligence Team at cyber security company eSentire has observed an increase in successful Emotet infections, coupled with lateral movement after the initial infection. eSentire Threat Intelligence assesses with medium confidence that the prevalence of infections will continue to rise given the current success of lateral movement and ease of delivery. The initial infection vector is Microsoft Word documents downloaded from an embedded link inside fake invoice emails. The trojan can spread through windows SMB file shares and is capable of downloading additional payloads from command & control servers.

ERM Advanced Telematics Completes Development Of Anti-Ransomware Solution For Vehicles

International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics has completed development of an integrated hardware-software product that protects vehicles against ransomware and other cyber-attacks. The solution, called eCyber, is suited for both OEMs and the aftermarket. The eCyber technology, for which ERM has already registered a patent in Israel, is due to be available in the 4th quarter of 2018 for all of the company’s customers and partners in 68 countries worldwide.