Israeli startup Morphisec, which develops cyber security prevention and detection tools, has closed a $7 million Series A funding round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), GE Ventures, Deutsche Telekom, Portage Advisors llc., and OurCrowd. The company has raised $8.5 million to date, including this financing round.
Here are few links to recent media appearances:
“The challenging environment Israel faces in the Middle East in the physical world has reflections also on the cyber world,” says Dudu Mimran, CTO of the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University, located in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Dudu Mimran is the co-founder of an Israeli security startup called Morphisec that is creating a super-secure version of Microsoft Windows like “Microsoft should be doing” he tells Business Insider.
“This is not a scenario where you can leak out megabytes of documents, but today sensitive data is usually locked down by smaller amounts of data,” says says Dudu Mimran, CTO of the Cyber Security Research Center.
Update: Experiment done – Twitter locked my account:(
I am running a little experiment on twitter where I have created a special account called @dlinklist and I stream to that account all my news sources, favourite blog posts and interesting links I usually read every day. This way I can consume the news via a twitter client such as Tweetdeck or something else.
So these is my links stream and if you want to grab my point of view than just follow it on Twitter. Below is a live snapshot from it.
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Morphisec sheds some light on their anti zero-day product with their new website – check it out here.
Another excellent research from the Cyber Security Research Center @ Ben-Gurion University where your humble servant is serving as a CTO. The third one in the series of air-gap hacking breakthroughs where this time Mordechai Guri the lead researcher achieved data leakage via GSM radio frequencies to a dumb feature phone.
What is so earth-shaking about it? The fact feature phones are allowed in secure places since they are considered harmless as they don’t have networking capabilities. Well…, no more.
Here’s the proof of concept video:
And here is the excellent coverage on Wired by Kim Zetter.