SiliconAngle reports that ThreatLocker has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round, which will be spent toward bolstering its cybersecurity platform's features.
Organizations could leverage ThreatLocker's platform to automatically block unneeded programs, while setting restrictions to allow apps to better prevent malware attacks. ThreatLocker noted that its platform not only helps avert malware attacks leveraging existing apps but also inhibits apps' access to other programs, including PowerShell.
More than 23,000 organizations have already been using ThreatLocker software to protect their networks, according to the company.
"ThreatLocker has made a huge impact in the industry in driving least-privilege approach forward over the last few years. We believe this new injection of capital will enable us to improve our product and grow ThreatLocker’s market presence," said ThreatLocker Chief Information Officer Danny Jenkins.
The funding round comes as cybersecurity firms secured nearly $21.8 billion in investments in 2021, with the fourth quarter having the highest quarterly funding at $7.8 billion.
Three security vulnerabilities impacting SonicWall's Secure Mobile Access 1,000 appliances, one of which is a high-severity authentication bypass flaw, have been detailed as part of a warning from SonicWall, reports The Hacker News.
SecurityWeek reports that malicious actors could exploit a medium-severity vulnerability in Siemens Desigo PXC4.E16 programmable building automation controllers that could make the device unavailable for days.
Iranian advanced persistent threat group OilRig, also known as Cobalt Gypsy, Helix Kitten, and APT34, has attacked a Jordanian diplomat with a malicious Excel document deploying the new Saitama backdoor, reports SecurityWeek.