Snowflake this week launched a new Cybersecurity workload that helps cybersecurity teams to better protect their enterprises using its platform and an extensive ecosystem of partners delivering security capabilities with connected applications, cybersecurity teams can quickly gain visibility and automation at cloud-scale. “With Snowflake’s Data Cloud, cybersecurity teams can break down data silos to enable…

According to an advisory released Friday by the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team, a total of four documented vulnerabilities were found – and fixed – in a mobile framework owned by mce Systems, an Israeli company that provides software to mobile carriers. “Coupled with the extensive system privileges that pre-installed apps have, these vulnerabilities could…

YL Ventures, an active venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage cybersecurity startups, has closed a new $400 million fund and announced plans to ramp up investments in Israel’s security technology sector. The Tel Aviv-based firm, which counts red-hot companies like Axonius and Orca Security among its portfolio, said the closing of its fifth fund…

Tracked as CVE-20220-29972, the security hole was identified in the third-party Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data connector used in Integration Runtime (IR) in the affected Azure services to connect to Amazon Redshift. A remote attacker could have exploited the flaw to execute arbitrary commands across the IR infrastructure, impacting multiple tenants, the tech giant explains….

The ransomware scourge continues, with incidents hitting a U.S. record in the second quarter of 2021, as attackers expand into vertical industries and target critical infrastructure. Ransom demands have also been growing. According to IT Governance, the average decryption key rate from attackers is $140,000 yet many organizations end up paying much more than that….

Red Canary’s 2022 Threat Detection Report (PDF) analyzed more than 30,000 confirmed threats across the firm’s customer base. The report notes that ransomware criminals have responded to improving target company backups by introducing sensitive data exfiltration and the threat of exposure (double extortion). “Backups will allow an organization to get back up and running more…

The move to the cloud has forced many CIOs to change how they think about security. Since much of the responsibility to secure infrastructure is now outsourced to cloud providers, CIOs need to focus higher in the stack to ensure that configurations are correct and data is not inadvertently exposed. As you assess your operations…

The Austin, Texas-based Rumble on Monday announced it had banked a new $15 million in Series A financing from Decibel Partners and a laundry-list of boldface cybersecurity practitioners. Rumble, created by HD Moore (of Metasploit fame), sells technology to help defenders monitor exposed attack surfaces. The company said the new money will help accelerate go-to-market…