Carbon Black files for IPO
Carbon Black's SEC filing says it hopes to raise $100 million. The Boston area company provides antivirus and endpoint security services to protect customers from cyberthreats.
Malwarebytes updates lead to a weekend full of crashing computers
Malwarebytes had to push several updates to its endpoint security products in order to combat an issue that crashed machines due to high RAM usage.
U.K. cyber agency tells government to handle Russian anti-virus software with caution
The guidance stops short of banning any software outright, but warns that national agencies should avoid using Russian anti-virus software in the interest of national security.
Bitdefender valued at $600M after private equity company buys significant minority stake
Vitruvian Partners, a London-based private equity firm, acquired approximately 30 percent of Bitdefender from existing shareholder Axxess Capital.
Google releases new email, browser security features to prevent common hacking issues
Google has rolled out new security features for users of Gmail and Drive, as well as its Chrome web browser. For Gmail and Drive users, Google is offering an opt-in feature called the Advanced Protection Program, aimed at those who are more prone to online threats because of the nature of their work. The company announced the program in a blog post on Tuesday.
Former U.S. spies say anti-virus software makes for a perfect espionage platform
Popular anti-virus software companies are a prime target for intelligence agencies because most store large quantities of intuitive data on external servers and have direct, continuous access into their clients' networks, former U.S. intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts say.