Cloud Security Company Avanan Raises $14.9 Million in Series A Round

Cloud security company Avanan announced that raised $14.9 million in a Series A round led by Greenfield Cities Holdings, L.P. with participation from existing investors, Magma VC and StageOne Ventures, bringing the total investment to $16.4 million. Headquartered in New York City with research and development in Israel, Avanan said its Cloud Security Platform provides…

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Threat Detection Company Pwnie Express Raises $12.9M in Series B Funding

Threat detection company Pwnie Express announced that it raised $12.9 million in a Series B round led by Ascent Venture Partners with investments from MassMutual Ventures LLC and existing investors .406 Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). Headquartered in Massachusetts, Pwnie Express provides continuous threat detection for wireless and wired…

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Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Company Bayshore Networks Raises $6.6M in Series A Funding

Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) company, Bayshore Networks has announced that it has closed $6.6 million in Series A funding led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity. Headquartered in Maryland, Bayshore was founded in 2012 to help protect industrial enterprises against Internet-based cyberattacks. It said the term “Industrial Internet” refers to the convergence of networked applications and…

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Web Application Security Company IMMUNIO Closes $5M in Series A Round

Web application security company IMMUNIO has announced that is has secured $5 million in a series A sound led by White Star capital and previous investors. Headquartered in Montreal, IMMUNIO offers what is calls runtime application software protection (RASP) to allow companies to deploy software into production securely. IMMUNIO says the technology flags vulnerabilities within…

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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…

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