Beta News: The poor state of diversity in the cybersecurity industry is shown by a new report in which 57 percent of women working in the industry believe it will take at least a decade for them to be treated as equals to men, with 20 percent believing it will never happen.
Yahoo Finance: French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday unveiled a plan to better arm public facilities and private companies against cybercriminals following ransomware attacks at two hospitals this month and an upsurge of similar cyber assaults in France.
Professional Pensions: The levels of cyber security are not consistent among UK pension schemes, according to research by Aon. The firm's Cyber Threats to Corporate Pension Schemes survey revealed a mixed state of cyber security, finding three in five schemes have a cyber strategy.
Reuters: Israeli cybersecurity company CYE said on Wednesday it had raised $100 million from Swedish private equity firm EQT and London-based venture capital firm 83North as it looks to expand in European and North American markets.
BNN Bloomberg: The U.K. government’s antitrust regulator was hit by 150 personal data breaches in the last two years, as hackers targeted its trove of sensitive business information.
Bleeping Computer: Leading French cybersecurity company StormShield disclosed that their systems were hacked, allowing a threat actor to access the company's support ticket system and steal source code for Stormshield Network Security firewall software.
Funds Europe: According to a survey of IT directors and chief technology officers by consulting firm Sionic, 93% of asset management firms have employees creating and designing their own applications.
Investment Week: WisdomTree Cybersecurity UCITS ETF (WCBR) has been developed alongside venture capital firm Team8 and will track the bespoke WisdomTree Team8 Cybersecurity index. It will be available to investors on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Börse Xetra for a total expense ratio of 0.45%.
Yahoo Finance: European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against criminal gangs that have used that network for years to install ransomware for extortion schemes and to steal data and money.