Founder and Editor-in-Chief

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Aimee Rhodes is Editor-in-Chief at securitycurrent. Previously, Aimee led marketing at several security companies including Corero Network Security, Inc., Xceedium, AlgoSec and Whale Communications Ltd., acquired by Microsoft. She also served as Vice President of Media and Editorial Content at GenerationA, where she was responsible for launching an Internet-based news and information portal. Prior to GenerationA, Aimee served as a foreign correspondent at the Reuters News Agency out of Israel where she interviewed leading politicians and influencers. Previously, she served as Director of Israel Radio's English News Service, where she was responsible for management and execution of four daily broadcasts, aired locally and internationally. Aimee also worked as an on air news presenter for Jerusalem Online, a globally broadcast current affairs program. She holds a Masters in Journalism and a Bachelors in Political Science both from Michigan State University.

Cisco Systems to Buy Lancope for $452.5 Million

Posted on: 28 Oct 2015

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…

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

Posted on: 26 Oct 2015

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…

Latest Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Cytegic Secures Funding

Posted on: 21 Oct 2015

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,…

Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Cybereason Raises $59 Million in Series C

Posted on: 13 Oct 2015

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…

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Resigns

Posted on: 10 Jul 2015

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…

2015 Continues to be Strong Year for Cybersecurity Venture Funding

Posted on: 06 Apr 2015

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…

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

Posted on: 21 Jan 2015

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…

eSentire Raises $14 Million in Series C Round

Posted on: 16 Sep 2014

[usp_status display=”email”] eSentire, a Canadian technology and security services company, said on Tuesday that it had raised $14 million in a series C investment round led by Georgian partners, with Cisco Investments and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund taking part. eSentire said that it secures the networks of more than 450 financial services companies, law firms…

Veritas Capital Agrees to Acquire BeyondTrust for $310 Million

Posted on: 03 Sep 2014

Veritas Capital, the New-York-based private-equity, firm has agreed to buy BeyondTrust Software Inc., a provider of privileged account management and vulnerability management solutions, a statement by the security vendor said. Bloomberg reported that Veritas, which has been an investor in BeyondTrust since 2006, would pay $310 million. A Phoenix-based company, BeyondTrust said it has experienced revenue CAGR of…

Started by Teenager, Anti-Malware Startup Malwarebytes, Raises $30 Million in Series A Funding

Posted on: 11 Jul 2014

Malwarebytes, started ten years ago by then 14-year-old Marcin Kleczynski, has raised $30 million in its first round of funding, the anti-malware company announced on Thursday. The company said the funding from Highland Capital Partners would be used to increase the global footprint of California-headquartered Malwarebytes, which has over 60 million quarterly active users. Launched…