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This is how NSO decides whether to sell the Pegasus to a customer

NSO is the only company in the offensive cyberspace that adopted the UN guidelines for protecting human rights in addition to complying with DECA’s export requirements. This is how it works.

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE , CYBERTECH
02/08/2020
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Philipp Justus, Google Vice President for Central Europe and the German
Orange and Google Cloud partner in data, AI and edge computing services

The two companies will also jointly create an Innovation Lab and a Center of Excellence.

By CYBERTECH
30/07/2020
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IBM: Compromised employee accounts led to costliest data breaches

The global study based on interviews with over 3,000 security professionals found that customer personal data was exposed in 80% of the breaches. AI and automation were found to significantly reduce

By CYBERTECH
30/07/2020
Ermetic announces $17.25 million series A round

Funding led by Accel and supported by Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Target Global and raises total round financing to more than $27 million.

By CYBERTECH
30/07/2020
Israel National Cyber Directorate: 200 ransomware incidents in 2019

The Directorate set up a working group in collaboration with experts in the economy and academia to address the issue

30/07/2020
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Cyber, deterrence, and the rules of the game

What are the latest developments in the cyber war between Iran and Israel? How is it connected to the strange security-related incident in Har Dov? And to China?

By AMIR RAPAPORT
30/07/2020
Weather intel company Climacell secures $23 million in series C funding

ClimaCell's platform helps businesses make smart decisions ahead of weather events by providing them with actionable intelligence

By CYBERTECH
29/07/2020
Cybellum announces $12 million round A funding

Israeli automotive cyber security company has developed unique automotive cyber risk assessment technology.

By CYBERTECH
29/07/2020
Gilat Telecom offers FlexMove service for users to connect from anywhere

The ubiquitous solution provides seamless connectivity even in challenging or remote locations, and is up to 20 times faster than current mobile satellite solutions

By CYBERTECH
29/07/2020
Israeli medical imaging firm Nanox raises $59 million

The company has developed an innovative digital x-ray source that aims to provide low cost and lower radiation medical imaging worldwide

By CYBERTECH
29/07/2020
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange launches blockchain securities lending platform

This marks the first-ever launch in Israel of such a platform, which aims to serve as a one-stop-shop for all securities lending activities

By CYBERTECH
28/07/2020
Kaspersky researchers link ransomware to North-Korean 'Lazarus' group

The move by Lazarus to create and distribute ransomware signifies a worrisome change of strategy to pursue cyber attacks for financial gain

By CYBERTECH
28/07/2020
Zebra Medical Vision receives FDA clearance for cancer screening AI

The Israeli company's software for more quickly identifying suspicious mammogram findings can result in more accurate diagnoses, thus helping to save lives

By CYBERTECH
28/07/2020
Costa Rica to host global network of radars monitoring low earth orbit

The establishment of the station in the area of the equator is expected to help protect satellites from collisions and small debris

By CYBERTECH
28/07/2020
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CyCognito, in series B round, rakes in $30 million to defend IT assets

Israeli cybersecurity company's platform uncovers and assesses risks from business systems and assets exposed to attackers.

By CYBERTECH
27/07/2020
Demand for senior level cloud executives increased 224% Since COVID-19

Intl executive search firm Leadership Capital Group says there is an ‘acute need for organizations to execute an effective cloud strategy’

By CYBERTECH
27/07/2020
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US NCSC Chief says Russia, China, Iran plan to interfere in 2020 election

William Evanina says countries using ‘influence measures’ to saw US voter preferences and increase discord

27/07/2020
A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Cybersecurity startup Mitiga pulls In $7 million from investors

Unlike other companies in the field, Israel's Mitiga focuses mainly on the incident response phase so that cyberattacks can be managed quickly and efficiently when they happen

By CYBERTECH
26/07/2020
Fitness tech giant Garmin alleged victim of ransomware attack

The company’s main services, such as Garmin Connect and flyGarmin were shut down as were its call centers, and ability to receive emails or online chats.

By CYBERTECH
26/07/2020
Checkpoint finds over 200,000 coronavirus-related cyber-attacks per week

Report also highlights new and dangerous trend of double extortion in ransomware attacks in 2020

26/07/2020
IAI welcomes Siemplify to the Israeli Cyber Consortium

The new member's platform is seen as amplifying the capabilities of the group to offer national-scale cyber solutions to countries around the world

By CYBERTECH
26/07/2020
Cybertech5: Major Israeli Cybersecurity Exits in 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic the first half of 2020 saw some big exits for Israeli cybersecurity companies.

23/07/2020
Botswana selects eVisa of Israel’s Pangea for digital service expansion

Travelers to Botswana will soon be able to complete visa applications online and ease their entry into the country using the new service.

By CYBERTECH
23/07/2020
Coronavirus crisis still difficult for Israeli high-tech companies: survey

Despite some improvements, the data shows that most of the companies are required to make painful adjustments to adapt to new conditions

By CYBERTECH
23/07/2020
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COVID-19 pandemic sparks 72% increase in ransomware attacks

Skybox Security report finds attacks also targeted critical infrastructure, including research labs and healthcare companies

22/07/2020
Magal Security announces turnkey project for Mexican VIP residence

All of the Israeli company's major proprietary platforms and products are to be deployed for the project

By CYBERTECH
22/07/2020
Israeli company Ibex deploys AI-based technology for pathology in France

The Galen Prostate solution uses a highly accurate AI algorithm that analyzes biopsies and raises alerts when there are discrepancies, potentially diagnosing missed cancers

By CYBERTECH
22/07/2020
Israeli agtech company Taranis raises $30 million

Taranis has developed AI that uses drones to capture high-definition images of crops, thus detecting risk factors and facilitating more informed decisions about cultivation

By CYBERTECH
22/07/2020
Israel's Autotalks, Applied Information join for better mobility

The Israeli company's solution is said to complement information from other sensors in various scenarios to improve overall road safety and effectively coordinate vehicles and pedestrians

By CYBERTECH
22/07/2020
Mobileye, Ford to jointly develop advanced driver assistance systems

The deal marks the first time that the No. 2 US automaker is committing to the Israel-based company’s technology for the entire lifecycle of its next-generation vehicles

By CYBERTECH
20/07/2020
Two Israeli startups among winners of 2020 Extreme Tech Challenge

Rewire won in the Fintech category while Tyto Care won the Covid-19 Innovation Award out of some 2,400 startups competing from 87 countries.

By CYBERTECH
20/07/2020
New chat application spying on users in the Middle East

ESET researchers find that ‘Welcome Chat’ is a malicious app with ties to threat actor group Gaza Hackers

By CYBERTECH
20/07/2020
At hospitals, life depends on cyber resilience: Check Point Exec

Speaking at Cybertech's latest online conference, an expert said the vulnerability of interconnected medical devices poses a major risk to hospitals as they are increasingly targeted.

By CYBERTECH
19/07/2020
Israel adopted cyber war protocol to manage COVID-19 crisis

Deputy Director General of Robustness at the Israel National Cyber Directorate outlines Israel’s cyber response to the coronavirus pandemic

By CYBERTECH
19/07/2020
NYC cyber center in Soho reopened amid efforts to lead COVID-19 recovery

A delegation of Israeli hi-tech CEOs led by Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners, arrived in New York to reopen the city-backed cyber center.

By CYBERTECH
16/07/2020
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Report: Phone of Catalonian politician had Israeli NSO group spyware

Roger Torrent suspects Spanish government spied on him through Pegasus in 2019

By CYBERTECH
16/07/2020
12,000 Israelis mistakenly quarantined by Shin Bet’s tracking system

MKs argue over need for Shin Bet surveillance tool; say epidemiological investigations also necessity

By CYBERTECH
15/07/2020
A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Check Point uncovers critical flaw in Windows DNS server

Windows issued an urgent patch for the problem, which is found in all version from 2003 to 2019

By CYBERTECH
15/07/2020
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Report: Decline in number of Israeli hi-tech exits in midst of COVID-19

IVC-Meitar study finds there were only 52 deals in first half of 2020 compared to 77 in 2019; however report also finds increase in average deal value

15/07/2020
Workers install 5G telecommunications equipment on a T-Mobile tower in Seabrook, Texas. May 6, 2020
UK announces ban on Huawei equipment from 5G network

The move follows significant pressure by the US on the UK and other allies to ban Huawei from their 5G networks, claiming that the company is a threat to national security

15/07/2020
Court rejects lawsuit to revoke Israeli spyware firm's license

NSO Group, an Israeli cyber tech company is best known for Pegasus, its innovative spyware that enables remote surveillance of smartphones.

By CYBERTECH
15/07/2020
Seebo raises $9m. to help manufacturers predict production losses

The funding will be used to further develop the Israeli startup's AI technology and expand its roster of tier-one customers which currently include Barilla, Nestle and PepsiCo

By CYBERTECH
15/07/2020
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Microsoft and Samsung team up on real estate and property management

New pilot collaboration offers single, integrated portal for managing devices and smart appliances in buildings

By CYBERTECH
15/07/2020
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Report: US, UK, India have most ‘significant’ cyber-attacks

Study found Israel experienced 11 major cyber-attacks in the period between May 2006 and June 2020.

By CYBERTECH
13/07/2020
Members of the city commission to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vote during a
BGU researchers find it's easy to get personal data from Zoom screenshots

Scientists warn that users should not post screen images of their video conference sessions on social media

By CYBERTECH
13/07/2020
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BIRD Foundation to invest $8 million in joint US-Israeli Projects

Ten new projects were selected, including in the fields of cybersecurity, AI, and healthcare IT

By CYBERTECH
13/07/2020
SafeRide Technologies joins AUTOSAR automotive architecture partnership

The Israeli company will contribute its significant expertise in AI-based cybersecurity and vehicle health management to the industry partnership.

By CYBERTECH
12/07/2020
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Cyber fraud task force established by US Secret Service

The specialized group of agents and analysts will combat cyber-enabled financial crime using advanced analytical techniques and cutting-edge technologies

By CYBERTECH
12/07/2020
LeddarTech acquires Israel's VayaVision to upgrade autonomous driving

The combined technologies of the two companies are expected to accelerate development of safe and affordable solutions that can be adapted to any sensor or vehicle configuration

By CYBERTECH
09/07/2020
XM Cyber secures $17 million in funding

The Israeli cyber security company is expanding its capabilities as a result of the growth in demand for its ability to simulate sophisticated cyberattacks.

By CYBERTECH
09/07/2020
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RUN:AI helps British research center use machine learning to fight COVID

Using the Israeli company's technology, the center can now conduct more experiments, utilize resources more efficiently, and speed up completion of data science models

By CYBERTECH
13/07/2020
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Israel's Driivz to deploy electric vehicle charging in Europe

The Israeli company will supply Budapest-based MOL Group, a major player in the electric vehicle market, with an EV charging management platform as well as a self-service app for drivers.

By CYBERTECH
09/07/2020
Max Security partners with Sweden's Safeture to expand risk analysis

The combination of MAX's intelligence and Safeture's technology is seen as boosting capabilities to manage crises and protect employees in challenging environments

By CYBERTECH
08/07/2020
SHAFDAN WASTEWATER treatment plant.
Waterfall secures Israel's largest wastewater treatment plant

The company's solution is said to prevent any external cyberattack from reaching the protected water treatment system.

By CYBERTECH
08/07/2020
Taiwan to launch platform for tech ecosystem based on Israeli model

The platform was originally developed by Israel's Start-Up Nation Central to showcase the country's cutting-edge technologies and entrepreneurial spirit

By CYBERTECH
08/07/2020
Magal Security receives $2.5 million of contracts for seaport projects

The Israeli company won contracts in Europe and Africa following its strategic shift to engage customers in recurring business and diversify revenue streams, Magal's CEO says

By CYBERTECH
07/07/2020
BGU researchers determine how to pinpoint malicious drone operators

In a series of tests, the system that identifies patterns in the aircraft's route was able to predict the operator's location with nearly 80% accuracy

By CYBERTECH
07/07/2020
Keep your head in the cloud
Daimler adopts IBM public cloud for security capabilities

The move aims to allow the automotive company to drive innovation and benefit from secure and open public clouds for businesses

By CYBERTECH
06/07/2020
Survey: better approach needed to teach cybersecurity to remote workers

A study of more than 13,000 remote workers across many countries found that the majority of respondents take the advice from their corporate IT team seriously, but bad cybersecurity habits remain

By CYBERTECH
06/07/2020
IBM study: More cyberattacks succeeding, despite better business planning

Global survey finds that use of more than 50 security tools leads to less-effective security response, and that the majority of organizations don’t have specific plans for common and emerging attacks

By CYBERTECH
05/07/2020
Israeli firm BioCatch surpasses 150 million anonymous behavioral profiles

The firm says it possesses the largest set of behavioral profiles worldwide to eliminate online fraud

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
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New ransomware masquerading as COVID-19 tracing app

CryCryptor targeting Android users in Canada; ESET researchers find decryption tool for victims of cyberattack

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
IAI creates world's leading anti-drone system

IAI's collaboration with Iron Drone has created a system that can not only detect, identify, and technologically disrupt the operations of drone threats, but also physically intercept them

By CYBERTECH
06/07/2020
Cynet raises $18 million in funding for breach protection tech

As need for robust corporate cybersecurity grows, the Israeli company says it is increasing delivery of its autonomous platform in the global market

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
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Digital asset security company Curv raises $23 million in series A round

The Israeli company also launches tX group to accelerate institutional adoption of digital assets

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Pcysys selected by US healthcare group to boost cyber security

The Israeli company's PenTera platform uses algorithms to scan and ethically penetrate networks with the latest hacking techniques.

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Anti-government demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a lunch time protest as a second readi
Citing security risks, US bans exports of sensitive tech to Hong Kong

The move comes in response to China's imposition of security measures reportedly aimed at crushing freedoms in the global financial hub

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
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Cybercrime accounted for over a quarter of all crime in Singapore in 2019

New report by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore finds increase in website defacements, phishing and malware attacks

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
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Cyber criminals infiltrate LG electronics, hold source code for ransom

The Maze group is said to have stolen code for electronic devices that could potentially be used by hackers to develop highly-targeted exploits

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Salesforce and Siemens partner to develop ‘touchless’ workplace solutions

The partnership is expected to give companies tools to make smart, data-driven decisions quickly and the confidence to reopen safely.

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
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Cyber criminal group stole over $200m. in cryptocurrency, Clearsky says

According to a new report, the group linked to Eastern Europe conducts extensive reconnaissance of its targets in an attempt to gain access to cryptocurrency wallets.

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Most companies don’t think like hackers, making them more prone to attacks

The research assesses software vulnerability prioritization based on insights from hacker forums, including the dark web and deep web

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Israel's XM Cyber earns European Commission seal of excellence

XM Cyber's platform enables enterprises to see their network from the eyes of the attacker, showing all hidden attack vectors that can go under the radar of most protective measures.

By CYBERTECH
24/06/2020
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China launches final satellite to complete homegrown alternative to GPS

According to experts, if the system is established, it will not only boost China's technological influence but eventually provide independence from the GPS network.

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Hackers leak trove of police data in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The release of the archive dubbed "BlueLeaks", including police and FBI reports on the COVID-19 crisis and anti-racism protests, has raised concern that cyber threat actors might exploit the data.

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Microsoft acquires IoT/OT security leader CyberX

CyberX’s behavioral analytics platform integrates with Azure security to deliver end-to-end security across managed and unmanaged IoT devices, the company says

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
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Mcafee: free online entertainment search ‘perfect storm’ for cybercrime

The company released a top 10 list of most targeted TV shows and movies

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
EU commission president warns China on cyberattacks against EU hospitals

Ursula von der Leyen makes remarks after virtual EU-China conference to address key issues in relationship

By CYBERTECH
02/07/2020
Five years later with Cyberbit CEO Adi Dar

An exclusive conversation between Amir Rapaport and Cyberbit CEO following the recent $70M Charlesbank investment

By AMIR RAPAPORT
21/06/2020
The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia Au
State-based cyber actor escalating assault on Australia

The country's prime minister warned of rising threats from a sophisticated nation-state cyber actor that has been targeting a wide range of sectors for months.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
Elbit providing cyber intelligence, security solutions for networks

The Israeli defense company offers a range of cyber security technology including the most advanced cyber training and simulation platform available today

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
Israeli digital intelligence company improving data management

Paul Friedberg, senior director of Accounts Development at Cellebrite says aim is to create a ‘data lake’

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
Annexation, vaccine, and the march of folly

This week, serious discussions on some of the security aspects of the annexation of territories in the Judea and Samaria have finally started.

By AMIR RAPAPORT
21/06/2020
Israel must use Intelligence to mitigate cyber attacks: official

Only the relevant national-level government organizations are capable of foreseeing, fully understanding, analyzing, and taking the necessary actions against massive cyberattacks, Hudi Zak says.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
INTERPOL cybercrime director: global response needed to combat cybercrime

Craig Jones said law enforcement needs to adapt its modus operandi to protect communities from cyber-attacks worldwide

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications
Zoom to provide end-to-end encryption for all users

The company backtracked on a previous decision to only make the E2EE available to paid users

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
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New challenges make digital overhaul essential for IDF, general says

The IDF is providing soldiers with skills that enable them to apply advanced technologies and techniques to the operational environment, thus boosting superiority on the battlefield.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
An aerial view of Beersheba’s Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park.
Building an Innovation Ecosystem in the Desert

Beersheba positioning itself as an innovation hub through collaboration between academia, industry, and government

By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI , AMI ROJKES DOMBE , CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
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Identifying 'deepfakes' remains major challenge in cyberspace

There is growing concern that such doctored videos showing someone doing something outrageous or inflammatory could sway an election or trigger violence.

By CYBERTECH
03/08/2020
Cybersecurity firm OPORA closes $7 million seed funding round led by JVP

Founded by Yuval Diskin, Israel’s former Shin Bet Chief, OPORA brings to the private sector a ‘preemptive advantage’ over cyber criminals with its Adversary Threat Protection solution.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
Taiwanese program to invest up to $70m. in Israeli tech

A program has been established to connect Israeli companies with leading strategic partners from various sectors in Taiwan.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
Check Point survey: while COVID-19 may fade, cyber effects will persist

Findings: 75% of IT and security professionals fear further increase in cyber-attacks and exploits as they start to re-open offices

Five fintech companies chosen for Israeli capital market project

The program is aimed at enabling local high-tech companies to improve the market-readiness and market penetration of their products while providing solutions to the challenges faced by the economy.

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
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Apparent ransomware attack brings Honda operations to standstill

Production in the US, Brazil, Europe and Asia was disrupted following the infiltration of the auto giant's servers

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
In Wake of Floyd's Death, IBM Shuts Down Facial Recognition Business

The tech giant's CEO says the company will not condone use of any technology for mass surveillance, racial profiling, or violations of basic human rights and freedoms

By CYBERTECH
21/06/2020
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