The charges, announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Justice Department, target Robert Bernardi, the Virginia-based company’s founder and CEO, Nihat Cardak, the firm’s chief financial officer, and Sunil Chandra, former VP of business development. Founded in 2001, GigaTrust provided endpoint email security and document in-use protection solutions to enterprises and government organizations. The company filed…

A total of nine cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced in the first 10 days of October 2021. 11:11 Systems acquires Green Cloud Defense Managed infrastructure solutions provider 11:11 Systems acquired Green Cloud Defense, a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider that specializes in managed cloud security solutions. The deal will help 11:11 Systems expand its capabilities and grow its…

Botnets continue to be a major problem for cybersecurity teams. With the growth in sophisticated threats, botnets are becoming more malicious, sometimes able to create hundreds of thousands of drones that can attack a variety of machines, including Mac systems, Linux, Windows systems, edge devices, IoT devices, and so on. Examining threat trends around botnet…

The number of cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions announced in the past months has remained constant, with roughly 40 deals announced in September 2021 as well. September 1 – 15 ACA Group acquires Catelas Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisor in financial services ACA Group announced buying Catelas, a company that has developed an electronic communications…

Named IPv6 Considerations for TIC 3.0, the document was issued in line with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum 21-07, which mandates CISA to enhance the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) program to ensure Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is implemented within federal IT systems. The new IPv6 guidance is meant to provide information on…

The attackers are a group that uses the BlackMatter ransomware and the victim is Fort Dodge, Iowa-based New Cooperative, which has 60 members and offers agronomy, grain, feed, energy, and software solutions. New Cooperative has confirmed that it’s dealing with a “cybersecurity incident” that has impacted some of its systems. The company says it has…