Microsoft launches Security Experts services, boosting security spend

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft CNBC Microsoft’s security business is growing faster than any of its main products, and now the company is adding heft to its offerings with three new services designed to help organizations spot and respond to cybersecurity incidents. Microsoft is among the leaders in cloud software and infrastructure, which means its … Read more

China state-backed hackers compromised 6 US state governments: Report

A Chinese state-sponsored hacking group successfully compromised the computer networks of at least six US state governments between May 2021 and February this year, according to research published by cybersecurity firm Mandiant on Tuesday. The group, known as APT41, allegedly exploited vulnerabilities in web applications to get their initial foothold into state government networks, Mandiant … Read more

Google to acquire Mandiant for $5.4 billion

Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai gives a keynote address during the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on March 2, 2015. Lluis Gene | AFP | Getty Images Google announced Tuesday that it plans to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant for around $ 5.4 billion as part of an effort … Read more

Mandiant stock spikes 16% on Google acquisition report

The Google logo displayed on a smartphone screen. Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images Shares of cybersecurity firm Mandiant closed up 16% Monday after The Information reported Google is interested in acquiring the company. Mandiant, which has a market cap around $ 5.25 billion, was previously under the FireEye umbrella before that brand was … Read more

Expect cyber warfare from Russia, analyst Dan Ives says, naming the U.S. stocks set to benefit

A number of tech stocks are set to benefit as spending on cybersecurity ramps up, Wedbush’s Dan Ives says.

Cybersecurity stocks rise on Russia-Ukraine cyberattack fears

Signage outside Palo Alto Networks headquarters in Santa Clara, California, US, on Thursday, May 13, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Cybersecurity stocks were a rare bright spot Thursday as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent major indices down. The conflict has prompted concerns of cyber attacks, especially against critical infrastructure companies. Since … Read more