A roundup of today’s funding news, overshadowed by billionaire Jeff Bezos’ purchase of the Washington Post.
FireEye, which uses virtual machines to monitor your network traffic, is headed to the public markets.
A dangerous hole in Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat programs may let hackers completely take over your machine. The company confirmed that attacks are currently happening “in the wild” and that it is working on a fix.
FireEye detected a new malware called Nap that evades antivirus software by going to “sleep.” It was found attacking financial institutions and has the power to steal information.
Editor’s Pick Security company FireEye raised $50 million today to prepare itself for an inevitable initial public offering.
Update your browsers if you’re running Internet Explorer 8, 7, or 6. Microsoft admitted that it is fixing a hole in those browser versions that may let attackers take over your computer.
Dave DeWalt — known for his big personality, top-secret government clearance, and work as former chief executive at McAfee — is taking over as chief executive for security company FireEye today. He hopes to lead the company to an IPO quickly.
Once upon a time, you knew who to fire when a hack took down your servers: The “little weenies” running around in the basement of your company, as AlienVault’s Russell Spitler put it. But that’s all changing.
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.