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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…