2015 Continues to be Strong Year for Cybersecurity Venture Funding

As cyber threats loom larger, the number of security vendors continues to grow and venture capital continues to flow across the cybersecurity ecosystem. Three cybersecurity companies announced over the past week venture funding totaling some $94 million. Security analytics company RedSeal, Inc. announced on Monday that it had secured $17 million in a Series C…

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Insurance Companies Need to Eat Their Own Dog Food

Many insurance companies aspire to sell policies to their customers that will provide financial mitigation against cyber-attacks. That is all well and good, but they need to make sure their own houses are order first. A recent Quocirca research report, Room for improvement, Building confidence in data security, which was sponsored by Digital Guardian, showed…

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InfoSec World 2015 – Recap

InfoSec World 2015 just wrapped up from Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida. With around 1200 attendees, over 75 speakers, and over 50 exhibitors, the event provided something for everyone. In addition, MIS Training ensured attendees had opportunity to attend workshops and hands-on training to provide a top-notch educational experience. Many attendees commented on how…

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The DHS SWAMP: What It Is and What It Means for Practitioners

I know it might sound sort of corny but whenever I think of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “SWAMP” program (the Software Assurance Marketplace) my mind immediately goes to The Empire Strikes Back. You probably know the part I mean.  When Luke lands on the swamp planet of Dagobah to receive his training from Yoda. What…

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Healthcare.gov Site Reportedly Sharing Personal Information of Visitors

The healthcare.gov site is sharing personal information about visitors to its site to third-party advertisers, according to a report by The Associated Press. The website for the federal healthcare exchange provides advertising networks with information such as the visitor’s age, annual income, zip code and state, whether he or she smokes, whether she is pregnant, and…

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Vice President Biden Announces $25 Million in Funding for Cybersecurity Education with Focus on Minorities

Vice President Joe Biden has announced that the Department of Energy (DoE) will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support minorities and cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two national labs and a…

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