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New cooperation between Facebook and Dropbox

It will enable users to easily transfer video and pictures from Facebook directly to Dropbox, and save them in a safe and organized and safe way

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
13/09/2020
Cyberattack on Greek Navy officers

"The attack was carried out by the Iranian hacker group called "Charming Kitten

By CMDR. (RES.) EYAL PINKO
09/09/2020
Israeli chip manufacturer falls victim to cyberattack

Tower Semiconductor announces that a cyberattack was carried out against it

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
09/09/2020
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US Cyber Command shifts from defense to offense

The move will enable the command to combine data and intelligence with operations and thus participate fully in offensive and influential operations

By DAN ARKIN
09/09/2020
Galileo Tech to merge with Bright Innovations

Bright undertook to sign an MOU from an American company that develops technology for connectivity and wide-band communication networks and is secured with unique cyber security for vehicles

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
09/09/2020
UPS in Israel completes project to implement Nutanix solutions

The new technology is now used as the infrastructure for the operational applications on the company’s production site, and runs over 500 virtual servers

By CYBERTECH
09/09/2020
US-Israel center offers up to $10 million for energy cybersecurity project

Commercial companies, research institutes and universities from both countries are invited to form consortia and submit bids

By CYBERTECH
06/09/2020
Digital transformation at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

A solution was integrated to enable single sign-on and advanced security on the path to digital transformation and accessibility of data to the public in Israel and overseas

By CYBERTECH
06/09/2020
Facial recognition company AnyVision snags $43 million in funding

The Israeli company's technology leverages AI to authenticate users or identify people as they approach a point of entry

By CYBERTECH
06/09/2020
Corporate security vulnerability levels are worse than thought

Nearly 85% of security and IT leaders feel their programs are mature, but the data reveals otherwise, Israel's Vulcan Cyber says

By CYBERTECH
06/09/2020
BATM in first deal for NFVTime solution

The NFVTime solution will be used for creating virtual networks for its customers and telecommunications service providers

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
06/09/2020
Elastic offers free solution for stopping cyberattacks on Windows, macOS

The solution enables expansion of data integrations across Microsoft Defender ATP, Windows PowerShell, and G Suite

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
01/09/2020
Elbit, Intellidesign to produce tactical computer for Australian military

The ETC MK7 will be rolled out to hundreds of platforms including Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles, G-Wagons, M113 Armored Personnel Carriers and the Landing Helicopter Dock Landing Craft

By EYAL BOGUSLAVSKY
01/09/2020
Aharon Aharon, CEO of Israel Innovation Authority, resigns

The chief executive is to depart after leading the authority through a period of major accomplishments

By CYBERTECH
01/09/2020
Lawsuit in Israel against Cellbrite's license to export goods to Hong Kong

The claim is that Cellbrite's system helps Hong Kong's police hack into the telephones of demonstrators against the regime

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
01/09/2020
AI chipmaker Hailo sets up subsidiary in Japan led by ex-Sony exec

The step is expected to boost the Israeli company's expansion into Asia-Pacific markets

By CYBERTECH
31/08/2020
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ReSec, Menlo Security join hands to fully address web-based cyber threats

The joint solution is said to offer unparalleled security while browsing the web and downloading documents

By CYBERTECH
31/08/2020
Essence Group makes inroads into Portuguese IoT home security market

The Israeli company's WeR @Home platform allows people to fully monitor their homes from a mobile app

By CYBERTECH
31/08/2020
Israel's Cybint partners with Astraea to offer cyber bootcamp in India

The Israeli company will bring its program with a strong focus on in-demand skills and curriculum based on trends in the cybersecurity industry

By CYBERTECH
31/08/2020
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proteanTecs raises $45m. to enhance monitoring of digital system health

The funding will help meet customer demand and boost the Israeli startup's presence in the global market, the company says

By CYBERTECH
31/08/2020
Bids sought for US-Israel cybersecurity project with up to $10 mil. award

The US-Israel Energy Center encourages the formation of consortia to develop tools and technology for energy infrastructure cybersecurity

By CYBERTECH
30/08/2020
Artificial intelligence
Camtek receives $7 million order for semiconductor inspection systems

The Israeli company's systems chosen after a long evaluation will be used mainly for 5G applications

By CYBERTECH
30/08/2020
Israel's MS Tech to establish Indian subsidiary

The company will be set up in order to focus on the local market and provide domestic manufacturing capabilities

By EYAL BOGUSLAVSKY
30/08/2020
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With $100 mil. round, database startup Redis Labs becomes unicorn

The infusion of capital follows a surge in demand for the company's platform that helps enterprises leverage and maximize the power of their data

By CYBERTECH
30/08/2020
Radware establishes cloud scrubbing centers in Israel, India and Brazil

The facilities for mitigating DDoS attacks enable organizations to protect themselves while keeping their data in the country of origin

By CYBERTECH
30/08/2020
Cyber giant Palo Alto Networks to acquire Crypsis Group for $265m.

The integration of the group's processes and technology into Palo Alto's Cortex platform is expected to further enhance its ability to safeguard organizations at every stage of the security lifecycle

By CYBERTECH
27/08/2020
Technion, IAI co-develop satellite tech for search, rescue missions

The collaboration yields innovative electronic receiver and computer for nano-satellites that will be launched in December

By CYBERTECH
27/08/2020
Elbit America integrates new surveillance tech into control system

The technology uses machine learning to monitor areas above and below the ground as well as detect and identify threats

By CYBERTECH
27/08/2020
BGU researchers find new way to mitigate attacks on medical devices

The method could reduce the possibility of such threats as radiation overexposure and manipulation of components or images

By CYBERTECH
27/08/2020
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Researcher uncovers cyberattacks against universities, infrastructure

Ofir Harpaz, a researcher for Israeli cybersecurity company Guardicore, uncovered an organized cyberattack campaign that succeeded in breaching more than 500 servers

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
27/08/2020
Apple acquired Israel's Camerai – and closed it

Sometime between 2018 and 2019, iPhone giant Apple acquired and closed Camerai, an Israeli augmented reality company that operated outside of Israel.

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
27/08/2020
Commtact unveils portable, lightweight tactical communications system

Weighing approximately 20 kg, the kit is simple to operate and offers fast mobility by forces in the field, helping prevent their exposure to hostile elements

By EYAL BOGUSLAVSKY
27/08/2020
Israeli company develops system for creating synthetic characters

Hour One was founded in 2019 by Oren Aharon and Lior Hakim. Its system is capable of turning any person into a synthetic character, the company says

By AMI ROJKES DOMBE
27/08/2020
Elbit subsidiary chosen to evaluate ventilators for gov't COVID-19 project

KMC Systems to use its expertise to help meet the need for ventilators during the pandemic

By CYBERTECH
27/08/2020
Magal Security wins $6.5 million contract to secure military assets

The electronic security systems to be provided by the Israeli company will include ones for perimeter detection, video surveillance, access control, public address and command and control

By CYBERTECH
18/08/2020
Check Point, Claroty forge alliance to protect infrastructure networks

The two Israeli companies join hands to give enterprises real-time cybersecurity and visibility to prevent industrial cyberattacks

By CYBERTECH
13/08/2020
Innovation ecosystem developer BaseCamp to establish tech park in Panama

During a speech at the CybertechLive Latin America online conference, Panama's commerce minister said the park is part of a plan to transform the country into the digital hub of the region.

By CYBERTECH
12/08/2020
Sygnia SVP: World is facing a new level of cyber risk

Ram Elboim explained that a convergence of three trajectories – network complexity, attacker sophistication and paradigm shift of coronavirus – led to heightened cyber risk

By CYBERTECH
12/08/2020
Israel's RAD selected for smart security platform in South Africa

The Israeli company's industrial IoT gateways provide unified platforms for delivering multiple secured connectivity services

By CYBERTECH
10/08/2020
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Workplace wellness startup Thriver, in Series B round, nabs $33 million

The rebranded company expands its platform to include virtual events, health and wellness, and professional development initiatives

By CYBERTECH
10/08/2020
Buildots raises $16 million to marshal AI for construction management

The company uses hardhat-mounted 360-degree cameras to seamlessly determine the exact status of an ongoing project and provides invaluable insight to contractors

By CYBERTECH
03/08/2020
SodaStream, Hadassah Hospital launch COVID-19 respiratory device

A clinical trial of StreamO2 has started in the Jerusalem medical center after the device was approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health

By CYBERTECH
03/08/2020
Sixgill joins IBM's security information and event management technology

Together with QRadar, Sixgill's Darkfeed empowers enterprises to harness industry leading threat intel from the dark web and stay ahead of evolving threats

By CYBERTECH
03/08/2020
How much is your personal information worth to hackers?

How much do Facebook account details sell for on the dark web and how much money do hackers receive for installing malware on your computer?

Taking a big picture look at the cyber threat landscape

Fortinet researchers zoom out to see how cyberattacks have evolved and continue to remain a major threat to organizations

By DOUGLAS JOSE PEREIRA DOS SANTOS , JONAS WALKER
03/08/2020
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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
A handout satellite image shows a closeup view of a building damaged by fire at the Natanz nuclear f
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
Hooded man holds laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him
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
Hooded man holds laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him
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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