Cybersecurity News Blog

GE backs blockchain cyber security start-up

GE backs blockchain cyber security start-up

Xage, a cyber security start-up that uses blockchain technology to securely link industrial machines from oil wells to smart meters, is raising $12m from investors including GE Ventures, as the US government warns about...

Israel sets up cybersecurity operations center to protect railway system

Israel sets up cybersecurity operations center to protect railway system

An Israeli government-owned defense technology company, Rafael, recently established a cybersecurity center to strengthen its railway network system, according to a news agency. The new cybersecurity operations center (CSOC), to be operated by Israel...

Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

Putin proposes a joint cybersecurity group with the US to investigate Russian election meddling

Over the course of Monday’s controversial Helsinki summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed an agenda that would ostensibly see the U.S. and Russia working side by side as allies. The two countries make stranger...

Girl Scouts add badges for cybersecurity and the environment

Girl Scouts add badges for cybersecurity and the environment

The US Girl Scouts campaign to promote STEM education is advancing to its next logical step: even more badges. The organization is introducing 30 new badges that promise to foster scientific and computer know-how across the...

Cybersecurity – Women are the future?

Cybersecurity – Women are the future?

Women. They’re everywhere. Waves of women, marching on Washington, New York, L.A., in communities across the country. On the cover of Time magazine. As far as the eye can see, a sea of pink...

VMware set to launch enterprise blockchain service

VMware set to launch enterprise blockchain service

VMware could soon be launching its own blockchain service according to the company’s recently published content catalogues for its VMworld conferences in Las Vegas in August and Barcelona in November. The catalogues offer more...

Former Citrix chief Mark Templeton takes over at cloud start-up DigitalOcean

Former Citrix chief Mark Templeton takes over at cloud start-up DigitalOcean

Former Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has a new job. He’s taking over as chief of DigitalOcean, a trendy start-up that prioritizes developers and teams as it offers cloud infrastructure for hosting applications. DigitalOcean offers...

AWS seeks ‘startup launch’ experience for end-user services

AWS seeks ‘startup launch’ experience for end-user services

We smell a cloudy challenge to Citrix and VMware – and maybe Microsoft and Google. AWS looks to be up to something in the end-user computing market. The company’s already made waves with its...

Cyber security focus too much on tech, says Domino’s CISO

Cyber security focus too much on tech, says Domino’s CISO

Many organisations are still focusing only on technology and compliance, which means their cyber defences are not as solid as they think, according to Domino’s Pizza chief information security officer. Although common wisdom has...

Samsung won’t be forced to update old phones

Samsung won’t be forced to update old phones

A consumer association had argued that Samsung should update its phones for at least four years after they go on sale. Regular software updates can address security problems but older models do not typically...