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Mar 10
2016

The perpetrators of a $100 million digital heist at Bangladesh’s central bank had deep knowledge of the institution’s internal workings, likely gained by spying on bank workers, security experts said. Unknown hackers breached Bangladesh Bank in early February, stole credentials for payment transfers and then ordered transfers out of a Federal Reserve Bank of New…

Mar 01
2016

Anne Barron-DiCamillo, outgoing director of US-CERT, sat down with FedScoop to talk about her new venture, what technology agencies need to protect their systems and how they can keep cyber talent. The outgoing director of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has a message for federal agencies: Know your endpoints, know…

Feb 24
2016

Tom Kellermann, CEO of security firm Strategic Cyber Ventures, describes Acecard as “elegant and dangerous,” and says its continued evolution should get the security industry’s attention. “We are not making too much fuss,” he says. “What people fail to understand is that these Trojans not only steal your funds, but they can also hack your…

Feb 24
2016

Apple is clashing with the FBI. The technology giant is so far refusing to help the government unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith speaks with Tom Kellerman, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures. Video: http://finance.yahoo.com/video/why-wait-apple-fbi-own-184210861.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

Feb 23
2016

By Joseph Marks | 02/23/2016 05:44 AM EDT With help from David Perera ENDING THE ‘WAR BETWEEN PRIVACY AND SECURITY’ – A coalition of experts is announcing plans this morning to write a “digital constitution” that balances security and privacy. One of the Digital Equilibrium Project’s goals will be to “address the underlying issues fueling…

Feb 23
2016

Leading banking Trojans are expanding their targets, taking aim at industries outside banking to compromise financial accounts and other information, new research shows. And the botnets are proving difficult for law enforcement officials to take down. See Also: Roadmap for Identity Management in the Modern Organization Some of these malware strains also have shifted their…

Feb 22
2016

Former US-CERT director joins ‘accelerator’ Strategic Cyber Ventures LLC. Former executives from US-CERT, Trend Micro, and Booz-Allen Hamilton have teamed up to form a new venture to back cybersecurity startups. Washington, DC-based Strategic Cyber Ventures (SCV) LLC, is looking to invest in companies that have built next-generation security technology that better defends against advanced attackers…

Feb 22
2016

A group of veteran cybersecurity professionals have joined forces to form a new investment fund focused on investing in innovative cybersecurity startups. The new firm, Strategic Cyber Ventures, is headed by former Trend Micro Chief Cybersecurity Officer Tom Kellermann, who is serving as Chief Executive Officer. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, who is leaving her post as Director of US-CERT,…

Feb 22
2016

WASHINGTON, DC – February 22, 2016 – Three leading cybersecurity experts have come together to helm newly launched investment fund Strategic Cyber Ventures, LLC (SCV). SCV backs computer security firms at the forefront of innovation, assisting in the development and expansion of next-generation cybersecurity products. Veteran I.T. security professional and former Trend Micro Chief Cybersecurity…

Feb 20
2016

Ann Barron-DiCamillo is stepping down as head of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, FCW has learned. Barron-DiCamillo is perhaps the longest tenured of DHS’ top cyber officials, having served over three years. A DHS official confirmed Barron-DiCamillo’s impending departure, but did not know precisely when she would leave the agency,…