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…

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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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