Security Analytics Company SparkCognition Secures $6M in Series B

Security analytics company SparkCognition has announced that it has closed $6 million in a Series B funding from CME Ventures and Verizon Ventures with existing investors taking part. Texas-based SparkCognition said it is applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify potential attacks, allowing for more accurate risk mitigation policies. It said it is using…

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The Digital Business Era Brings New Security Rules

It has been well documented across business and technical publications that we are entering the digital business era, which creates new ways of doing business. This type of evolutionary step has been seen many times before when mainframe computing gave way to the PC, which then yielded, to the Internet era.  New tools and technologies fueled…

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Point/Counterpoint: The Current State and Future of Biometrics – Part Two

In this two-part Q&A, Morey Haber and John Masserini discuss the current and future state of biometrics. Industry thought leaders, Haber and Masserini address leading questions surrounding biometrics from the vendor and enterprise perspective. In part one, Morey and John examined the possibility of biometrics as a replacement for existing authentication technology and discussed methods…

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Point/Counterpoint: The Current State and Future of Biometrics – Part One

In this two-part Q&A, Morey Haber and John Masserini discuss the current and future state of biometrics. Industry thought leaders, Haber and Masserini address leading questions surrounding biometrics from the vendor and enterprise perspective. Q: Can biometrics replace any existing authentication technology today? Haber: Yes, but there is a lot of work, and additional security,…

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Security Current Names Exabeam Winner of the 2016 Security Shark Tank California

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Select User Behavior Analytics Provider Exabeam for Its Innovation and Importance to the Business Security Current, the premier information and collaboration community by CISOs for CISOs, named Exabeam the winner of its Security Shark Tank California competition. The event was held in San Francisco during the week of RSA Conference…

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Targeted Attacks Plague the EU Driving Data Protection Changes

U.S. companies that operate in the European Union (EU) need to understand what drives European organizations when it comes to data protection. This applies to both commercial organizations that want to trade in Europe and IT suppliers that need to ensure the messaging around their products and services resound with local concerns. A recent Quocirca…

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Social Media Cybersecurity Company ZeroFOX Secures $27M in Series B Round

Social media cybersecurity company ZeroFOX has announced that it has raised $27 million in an angel round led by Silicon Valley venture firm Highland Capital, along with previous investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Genacast Ventures and Core Capital. Headquartered in Baltimore, ZeroFOX provides detection and defense for social media threats, which Cisco’s 2015 Midyear Report…

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Alternative Medicine for Security

Let’s make a correlation between medicine and security. Many people rely on Western medicine for health and wellness. We purchase pharmaceuticals from the major producers, and go to doctors when we want more medicine. Many of us, though, seek out alternatives to Western drugs. At El Ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires this week I found…

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Company That Provided Backups of Clinton Emails Raises 75 Million In Series B

Datto Inc., the company that provided backups of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s email accounts, today announced that it had raised $75 million in Series B funding, bringing the total investment in the round to $100 million. Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) led the round. The Connecticut-based company, which gained attention when it was revealed in…

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