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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

Governance 3.0: Destructive vs. Constructive Technology Adoption

Have you ever heard of “destructive interference?”  In physics, this is the principle that describes the interaction of two waves in exact opposite phase. What happens when two waves are in exact opposite phase and they interact? They cancel each other out.  This is how noise cancelling headphones work; the headphones generate a “noise” that…

Details

Cisco Systems to Buy Lancope for $452.5 Million

Cisco Systems Inc. said earlier this week it will acquire privately held security company Lancope Inc. for  $452.5 million in order to boost its cybersecurity threat defense capabilities. A provider of network behavior analytics, threat visibility and security intelligence, Lancope has been part of Cisco’s security solution through a commercial relationship. “Together, Cisco and Lancope…

Details

Former NSA Chief’s Keith Alexander’s IronNet Cybersecurity Startup Raises $32.5 Million

Former US National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander’s IronNet Cybersecurity startup said on Monday that it had raised $32.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also took part in the round. Headquartered in Maryland, Alexander founded IronNet Cybersecurity in 2014 along with former…

Details

Latest Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Cytegic Secures Funding

Cybersecurity startup Cytegic announced on Wednesday that it had raised $3 million in an Angel round led by Israel’s former Shin Bet security service head Carmi Gillon, former US Ambassador to Denmark Stuart A. Bernstein, retired SVP of Alliance Capital Paul Jenkel, and IP law expert Kenneth L. Stein. An Israeli risk management solutions provider,…

Details

Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Cybereason Raises $59 Million in Series C

Israeli cybersecurity startup Cybereason raised $59 million in a series C round led by Japanese telecom conglomerate SoftBank Group with existing investors Charles River Ventures and Spark Capital taking part. Headquartered in Boston with research and development in Tel Aviv, Cybereason provides endpoint protection and detection. The round follows a $25 million investment by US…

Details