CYFIRMA, a leading external threat landscape management company has raised a Pre-Series B round funding from Israel’s venture fund OurCrowd and India’s L&T Innovation Fund. With this, these firms join CYFIRMA’s existing investors Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital, and Z3 Partners. With the closing of this round, CYFIRMA has raised nearly
The Israel National Cyber Directorate led an unprecedented international drill on 16th November, in Dubai, simulating a multinational cyber attack on the aviation industry. The event was held in the Israeli pavilion at World Expo Dubai 2020, in partnership with the Cybersecurity Council of the United Arab Emirates.
LG Electronics has acquired Israeli automotive cybersecurity startup Cybellum. Cybellum, located near Tel Aviv, launched a risk assessment program in 2016 that can scan software on car components for vulnerabilities and hazards. The South Korean electronics manufacturer agreed to buy 63.9 percent of the startup’s stock.
For the first time, Israeli cybersecurity firm XM Cyber, cofounded by former Mossad head Tamir Pardo, is entering the Persian Gulf. The company will market cybersecurity technologies to defend the gas, oil, and financial infrastructures in the region. XM Cyber signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai-based Spire Solutions, led by
In early 2019, Mandiant began identifying and responding to intrusions in the Middle East by Chinese espionage group UNC215. These intrusions exploited a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability to install webshells and FOCUSFJORD payloads at targets in the Middle East and Central Asia. In addition to data from Mandiant Incident Response and
A new threat actor SentinelLabs track as Agrius was observed operating in Israel beginning in 2020. An analysis of what at first sight appeared to be a ransomware attack revealed new variants of wipers that were deployed in a set of destructive attacks against Israeli targets. The operators behind the