The funding round was led by investment group Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), with participation from Neuberger Berman, Viking Global Investors and Atreides Management. The money will be used to continue the company’s expansion. Druva has developed a cloud-nacybersecuritytive platform that helps organizations protect data across cloud environments, endpoint devices, SaaS applications…

Wyatt Travnichek, 22, was charged last month with remotely accessing the Post Rock Rural Water District’s systems in March 2019, about two months after he quit his job with the utility. He’s accused of shutting down the facility’s cleaning and disinfecting procedures. When he worked for the utility, he would monitor the water plant remotely…

Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government’s first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. The appointments come as the Biden administration grapples with the aftermath…

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many organizations to switch to telework, interactive communication platforms such as Discord and Slack saw increased adoption and adversaries didn’t wait long to start abusing these tools. According to Cisco’s Talos researchers, the past year has shown a significant increase in the abuse of such platforms as part of malicious…

Over the course of three days, participants made 23 attempts, targeting Safari, Chrome, Edge, Windows 10, Ubuntu, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Parallels, Oracle VirtualBox, and Microsoft Exchange. Oracle VirtualBox was only targeted by one team and their attempt failed. The other products were all hacked by at least one team. Results from Pwn2Own 2021The highest rewards…

The competition’s organizer, Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), said there were seven attempts on the first day and five of them were successful. A team called Devcore earned $200,000 for taking complete control of a Microsoft Exchange server by chaining authentication bypass and local privilege escalation vulnerabilities. A researcher who uses the online moniker…

In March 2020, shortly after COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, SecurityWeek reached out to several experts for their thoughts on the effects of the pandemic on early-stage venture investment in cybersecurity. While most agreed that there would be some negative impact, investors were optimistic. Since then, tens of companies have announced raising millions, tens…