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Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

Podcast: The Internet of Things’ Entropy Problem and why it matters

In-brief: Governments may worry about the democratization of strong encryption. But a bigger problem may be that the encryption we think is strong really isn’t, says Richard Moulds of the firm Whitewood. In this podcast, we talk about the.growing difficulty of generating truly random numbers in cloud environments and on the Internet of Things and how ‘entropy as a service’ may be the answer.

Cybereason of Tel Aviv and Boston landed a $100m investment from Softbank.

Endpoint Protection Firm Cybereason Lands $100m Softbank Investment

Alternatives to legacy endpoint protection software like anti virus is one of the hottest areas in the information security space. Yesterday’s announcement by Cybereason of a $100 Million investment by SoftBank only underscores that. Cybereason, which has offices in Boston, London and Tel Aviv, closed a Series D funding round from SoftBank to accelerate growth. The round brings total investment in Cybereason to $189 million and make SoftBank the single largest investor int he company, which also counts Spark Capital, Lockheed Martin and CRV as investors. “We are thrilled with our incredible growth but we are never satisfied because hackers still have a big advantage over the vast majority of corporations. This new funding allows us to increase our growth through new distribution channels and to develop new technologies. Our strengthened partnership with SoftBank, which has a formidable sales force and enterprise customer base in Japan and a global reach, […]

Credit ratings are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The cyber risk ratings would be industry-backed and monitored.

Chamber of Commerce Floats Guidelines for Cyber ‘Credit Ratings’

In-brief: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released guidelines for the use of cyber security ratings – a kind of “credit score” that will allow consumers and other businesses to assess the trustworthiness of organizations they do business with.

A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine - almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015.

Russia’s Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What’s to Come | WIRED

In-brief: Ukraine is a ‘test bed’ for massive and disruptive cyber attacks on critical infrastructure that might be launched against other adversaries, the U.S. included, Andy Greenberg argues in an article in Wired Magazine.

Security Pro tilts at Smart Drill, finds It doesn’t suck

Security Pro tilts at Smart Drill, finds It doesn’t suck

In-brief: Is there cause for hope? A new analysis of a connected power drill  by a researcher at DUO Security finds that it’s actually pretty secure. But challenges remain for connected device makers.