6º CyberSecurity & Defense & Identity - 8th July


  • After Fortinet patched a major FortiOS bug on June 12, researchers find that ~336K out of ~490K affected SSL VPN interfaces are still unpatched and open to RCE (Jonathan Greig / The Record)
  • A US Navy red team member releases TeamsPhisher, which leverages an unfixed Microsoft Teams bug to send malware from an account outside a targeted organization (Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer)

Startups raising funds

  • Cyera, an Israeli cloud data security startup, raised $100m in Series B funding. Existing investor Accel led, and was joined by Cyberstarts, Redpoint Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Link
  • CalypsoAI, an AI testing and security startup, raised $23m in Series A-1 funding. Paladin Capital Group led, and was joined by Lockheed Martin Ventures, Hakluy Capital, Expeditions Fund, Auren Hoffman and Anne and Susan Wojcicki. Link
  • 0pass, an SF-based authentication startup, raised $3.5m in seed funding. Initialized Capital led, and was joined by Box Group, 645 Ventures and YC. Link
  • Astrix Security, a New York-based startup for securing app-to-app connections, raised $25m in Series A funding. CRV led, and was joined by insiders Bessemer Venture Partners and F2 Venture Capital. Link
  • Cyware, a Jersey City, N.J.-based threat intelligence platform, raised $30m in Series C funding. Ten Eleven Ventures led, and was joined by Advent International, Zscaler, Emerald Development Managers, Prelude and Great Road Holdings. Link
  • Venn Software, a New York-based provider of employee cybersecurity and compliance SaaS raised $29m in Series A funding led by New Spring Capital. Link
  • IP Fabric, a New York-based automated network assurance startup, raised $25m in Series B funding. One Peak led, and was joined by Senovo and Presto Ventures. Link
  • Maza, a provider of tax identity solutions to immigrants, raised $8m in seed funding. Andreessen Horowitz led, and was joined by SV Angel, Box Group, Restive Ventures and Global Founders Capital. Link
  • Unit21, an SF-based fraud detection startup, raised $45m in Series C funding co-led by Tiger Global and South Park Commons. Link
  • Clerk, an SF-based provider of front-end identity simplification tools for developers, $30m in second-round funding, per an SEC filing. Existing backers include Madrona. Link

M&A and Private equity deals

  • Socure, an identity verification company last valued by VCs at $4.5b, acquired Sacramento-based rival Berbix for $70m in cash and stock. Link

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