That’s why Tamir Pardo — who served as chief of Mossad, Israel’s elite security intelligence service, between 2011 and 2016 — two years ago cofounded XM Cyber, a startup that claims to have pioneered the first platform capable of simulating, validating, and remediating advanced persistent threats (ATP) with artificial intelligence (AI).
XM Cyber CEO and cofounder Noam Erez said it’ll use the funding to “accelerate [XM Cyber’s] strong growth” through expanded sales, marketing, and engineering programs.
“In this era of hyper-sophisticated cybercrime, our solution demonstrates that organizations should be asking themselves [if their assets are secure], as there are a plethora of ways hackers can compromise them,” he said.
Google lost control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday in an event that intermittently made its search and other services unavailable to many users and also caused problems for Spotify and other Google cloud customers.
The new version announced early today, which is based upon the OpenStack “Rocky” community version, improves integration with OpenShift, Red Hat’s own version of Kubernetes, and features better support for bare-metal deployments and improved automation.
OpenStack is Red Hat’s platform for organizations and service providers that want to run a hybrid cloud infrastructure consisting of common elements that run both on-premises and in public clouds.
“We’ve made it extremely simply to expand and integrate container workloads in the same application,” said Ron Pacheco, director of product management for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The new release reduces the number of overlay networks that are required for communication between “pods,” which are containers that share storage or network resources and common runtime specifications.
The chips, which are about the size of a grain of rice, are usually implanted beneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger and use radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to allow people to replace physical key cards, IDs and even train tickets.
Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule.
Slightly over two years since going public, information technology management software firm Apptio Inc. is going private again via a $1.94 billion acquisition from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.
The deal will see Apptio shareholders receive $38 per share, a 53 percent premium to Friday’s closing price of $24.85.
According to Marketwatch Sunday, the price is below Apptio’s all-time closing high of $41.23 but is still above the price of shares over the longer term.
The agreement includes a 30-day “go-shop” period that allows Apptio’s board and advisers to consider alternative offers, meaning the Vista deal may not be final if another party offers a better deal.
Robocalls have become so frequent and unavoidable in recent months that US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai this week sent a letter to thirteen major phone carrier CEOs ordering them to have a system in place to handle the issue that affects millions of Americans daily by 2019 at the latest.
According to Reuters, Pai asked for companies to start using a “call authentication system” to stop the usage of spoofed numbers back in May, and six months later, he wants to know how those efforts have been proceeding.
In his letters, Pai specifically cites Sprint, CenturyLink, Charter and others, as companies he is concerned do “not yet have concrete plans to implement a robust call authentication framework.“ That call framework “digitally validates the handoff of phone calls passing through the complex web of networks, allowing the phone company of the consumer receiving the call to verify that a call is from the person supposedly making it.”
YouMail, a company which blocks and tracks robocalls, estimates that 5.1 billion unwanted calls were received in October, up from 3.4 billion in April.
The decision to increase funding for the city’s most needy is a victory for the local nonprofits behind the measure and their tech fairy godfather, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff — who, together with his company, has poured more than $7 million into the campaign within the month leading up to the election.
The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new statement from the company.
Facebook’s head of cyber security policy Nathaniel Gleicher issued this statement to TechCrunch:
“Last night, following a tip off from law enforcement, we blocked over 100 Facebook and Instagram accounts due to concerns that they were linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) and engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior, which is banned from our services.
Yesterday, Facebook had published that it would provide an update on whether the removed accounts were connected to Russia, as some were in Russian languages: