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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Risk Management: Accounting for Disruptive Security Change

We don’t really think about it this way most of the time, but disruption can happen in security just like any other activity in an enterprise.  By this I mean, changes in the way that business areas use technology, changes in the “technology substrate” itself (i.e. those technologies like shared services and infrastructure that enable…

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Behavioral Analytics, Intrusion Prevention and the Cloud: Insights from Black Hat 2015

Behavioral analytics. Cloud governance. Machine learning. At this year’s Black Hat USA 2015, these were just some of the terms that dominated the sessions and exhibit hall alike. For healthcare security professionals responsible for protecting incredibly sensitive and increasingly desired patient information, if these aren’t top-line concerns and agenda items, you and your team need…

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Security Current’s Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Name Dtex Systems Winner of Its Security Shark Tank Competition

Security Current, an information and collaboration company by CISOs for CISOs, today named Dtex Systems the winner of its Security Shark Tank competition.  The event was held during the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas and brought technology providers face-to-face with security experts. Six cutting edge security vendors were given 15 minutes each to get the attention…

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