Gigamon’s Security Delivery Platform Shifts the Focus of Security to Identification and Remediation

Gigamon on Tuesday launched its GigaSECURE architecture; what it calls the security market’s first Security Delivery Platform (SDP). Gigamon is a market leader in visibility platforms that provide pervasive information of network traffic, users and applications to network management tools.  The visibility platform is a “fabric” that processes and analyzes data and then delivers it to different management…

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CrowdStrike Seals $100 million Series C Funding

Endpoint security startup CrowdStrike announced on Monday that it has raised $100 million in its Series C round. Google Capital, in its first security investment, led the round with additional funding from CrowdStrike current customer Rackspace, as well as existing investors Accel and Warburg Pincus. This brings the total investment in the cloud security vendor to $156…

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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Resigns

The director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Katherine Archuleta, has resigned, according to reports. Archuleta stepped down one day after it was revealed that earlier reported cyber attacks had resulted in the theft of personal information of 21.5 million people – a figure far greater than the 4.2 million earlier reported. Calls for Archuleta, who has been…

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SafeBreach Raises $4 million In First Funding Round

Cybersecurity startup SafeBreach has raised $4 million in its first round of funding led by Sequoia Capital with additional funding from serial entrepreneur investor Shlomo Kramer, according to reports. Israel-based SafeBreach will reportedly use the funding to expand development in Israel and extend its reach into North America. Founded by veterans of the Israeli Defense…

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Is Your Identity and Access Management Fit for Purpose?

In the old days, identity and access management (IAM) was a mainly internal affair; employees accessing applications, all safely behind a firewall. OK, perhaps the odd remote user, but they tunnelled in using a VPN and, to all intents and purposes, they were brought inside the firewall. Those days are long gone. Today the applications…

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Data-Exfiltration Prevention Startup enSilo Raises $10M in Series A Round

enSilo, which provides a data-exfiltration prevention platform, on Tuesday announced that it had raised $10M in Series A funding with Lightspeed Venture  Partners leading the round and existing investor Carmel Ventures taking part . The Israeli-based company said it would use the funding to expand its presence in the United States including relocating its headquarters…

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US Government Cyber-Breach Act of Chinese, Reports

Two cyber breaches of US government systems that potentially compromised personally identifiable information of at least four million present and former federal employees is suspected to be the work of Chinese military hackers, US officials investigating the breach were reported as saying on Thursday. The breach was discovered in April by the Office of Personnel…

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3 Steps You Can Take to Prep Your Security Program for Docker

As many security professionals may already know, Docker has the potential to have a significant impact on an enterprise.  Among numerous potential advantages, it can increase data center allocation density, the speed of development, it can enable new deployment models for cloud, and increase the efficiency of technical operations. From a security point of view, it…

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