A total of 28 cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions were announced in the first half of June 2022, the highest number for half a month since SecurityWeek started tracking M&A activity in January 2021. Acumera acquires Netsurion’s Secure Edge Networking business Managed network security solutions provider Acumera has bought Netsurion’s Secure Edge Networking business. Acumera has…

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…

Meant to provide significantly reduced power consumption and costs at communication ranges similar to those provided by Bluetooth, BLE is used for a broad range of applications in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, security, home entertainment, and more. BLE proximity authentication is typically to unlock or keep unlocked products such as cars, smart locks, access…

The flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-30525, affects ATP, VPN and USG FLEX series firewalls. The vulnerability can be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker for arbitrary code execution as the “nobody” user. The affected products are recommended for businesses and they provide VPN, SSL inspection, intrusion protection, web filtering and email security capabilities. The Shodan search…

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…

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…

The Addison, TX-based company offers a SaaS-based, multi-tenant security analytics, operations and response platform that provides visibility and advanced detection and response. According to Securonix, the massive funding will allow it to make significant investments in talent acquisition across engineering, cloud operations, threats labs, and sales and marketing. “We solve a very tough problem that…

Edge computing is eminently practical in that it solves several important problems, many of which are related to the latency created when data must travel long distances. The edge offers significant functional and economic benefits, such as the emergence of a new breed of real-time applications. And the need for more edges has increased due…

Because of the vulnerability – which was addressed in November 2021 – an attacker only needed stolen credentials to access an organization’s Box account and steal sensitive data, provided that the account has SMS-based MFA enabled (which has long been proven insecure). Box, which claims that close to 100,000 companies use its platform, allows users…

Of the newly patched security flaws, nine are rated high-severity while six carry a “medium-severity” rating. The most important of these issues is CVE-2022-22746, a race condition leading to the bypass of full-screen notification on Windows machines. Next in line is CVE-2022-22743, another fullscreen spoof, this time affecting the browser window. The bug could allow…