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Security Compass enables CSPs to set up and develop their FedRAMP initiatives

Security Compass, a software security company that provides organizations with technology to make software secure, has introduced feature enhancements to SD Elements that enable cloud service providers (CSPs) to set up and develop their Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) continuous compliance initiatives in a coherent and structured way. Available now, SD Elements customers will automatically receive FedRAMP reporting capabilities supported by new FedRAMP content in the knowledgebase, and SD Elements tasks with additional … More

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Cisco’s first Cybersecurity Co-Innovation Center in Europe opens in Milan

Cisco‘s first Cybersecurity Co-Innovation Center in Europe opened its doors in Milan at the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum. The center was inaugurated in the presence of Paola Pisano, Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitization; Roberto Baldoni, Deputy Director General of DIS (Prime Ministerial Department of Security Information); and Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan. Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins gave the inaugural address, joined by the CEO of Cisco Italy, Agostino Santoni, … More

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Cybraics partners with AVANT to expand reach of its AI-backed threat detection services

Cybersecurity and analytics firm Cybraics announced a partnership with AVANT, an IT decision-making platform for next-generation technologies, further expanding the reach of the company’s artificial intelligence-backed threat detection services. “We are excited to partner with AVANT to offer our advanced threat detection services throughout their nationwide network of Trusted Advisors,” said Nate Grinnell, Vice President of Sales, Cybraics. “Robust cybersecurity practices are essential for the health of all companies, but many still have limited resources … More

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Alfresco and Tech Mahindra collaborate on four jointly-developed insurance solutions

Alfresco Software, an open source content, process and governance software company, and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and re-engineering services and solutions, announced collaboration on four jointly-developed, transformative insurance solutions. The collaboration combines Tech Mahindra’s insurance expertise and experience in the insurance industry with Alfresco’s powerful Digital Business Platform to create solutions for risk management, automated underwriting, a self-learning chatbot, and intelligent claims handling. Gautam Bhasin, Global Head – Banking, Financial … More

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SecureLink announces distribution partnership with ShiftLeft for GCC and Egypt

SecureLink, a risk advisory firm based in Dubai and part of the StarLink group, the region’s “True” Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), announced signing a distribution partnership with ShiftLeft for GCC and Egypt. ShiftLeft is the fastest and most accurate application security testing product in the industry. It integrates directly into DevOps pipelines via pull request or build, and it can analyze 500,000 lines of code in under 10 minutes. This enables AppSec teams to insert security into … More

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Cymatic selects security experts for advisory roles

Cymatic announced the launch of its advisory board, a community of international security and risk experts providing brand counsel, technical guidance, and market leadership to ensure the success and relevance of the Cymatic next-generation all-in-one web application defense platform. Cymatic offers the only unified security platform that deploys at the client through a simple line of JavaScript without agents or proxies to deliver first-look, first-strike capability that is earliest in the kill chain. It provides … More

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Sixgill appoints Meira Primes as chief marketing officer

Sixgill, a leading threat intelligence company, has appointed Meira Primes, a veteran strategist and marketer, as chief marketing officer. The appointment comes as Sixgill announced it is moving into larger offices to support growth as the company continues to capitalize on increased market recognition and demand for the company’s threat intelligence platform. In her role, Primes will be responsible for overall marketing strategy, brand management, public relations, and lead generation – guiding the overall sales … More

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SoftServe attains Data Analytics Specialization in Google Cloud Premier Partner Program

SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, has achieved the Data Analytics Specialization in the Google Cloud Premier Partner Program. This Partner Specialization affirms that SoftServe has demonstrated success turning large amounts of data into insights using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technology. The company also recently surpassed a milestone 400 GCP certifications. “SoftServe has the proficiency and expertise with GCP technology that allow us to turn huge amounts of unstructured data into actionable insights … More

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Grandstream launches two new additions to its GWN series of Wi-Fi Access Points

Grandstream, connecting the world since 2002 with award-winning unified communication solutions, announced the release of the two newest additions to their GWN series of Wi-Fi Access Points. The new GWN7602 is a 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP with an integrated Ethernet switch that supports 100-meter wireless coverage range and up to 80 concurrent Wi-Fi clients. Additionally, Grandstream released the GWN7630LR, a new outdoor long-range 4×4 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that supports 300-meter coverage range, 200+ concurrent clients, … More

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Swimlane version 10.0: Reducing mean time to detect and response for security incidents

Swimlane, an independent leader in security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), announced the release of Swimlane version 10.0. The newest release has yielded up to 35X performance improvement in alarm ingestion rates and up to a 60X improvement in search query response and display rates. Both achievements set new benchmarks for SOAR platforms, significantly reducing mean time to detect (MTTD) and response (MTTR) for security incidents. “Today’s Security Operations Centers (SOC) are understaffed, overworked and … More

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Fugue’s engineer empowerment and education as growth strategy in 2020

Fugue, the company empowering engineers to build and operate secure cloud systems, cites product innovation, growing awareness of cloud misconfiguration risk, and the engineer-led movement to address cloud security with engineering solutions as its primary drivers for growth in 2019. In the past year, the company introduced several innovations to its award-winning cloud security product, gained significant new customers, and contributed two new open source projects for cloud infrastructure policy as code tooling. Engineer empowerment … More

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Adaptiva expands executive team in preparation for upcoming product launches

Adaptiva, a leading, global provider of endpoint management and security solutions for enterprise customers, announced strong financial results for 2019 along with significant expansion of its executive team in preparation for upcoming product launches and rapid growth in 2020, multiple award wins, and impressive scores in customer satisfaction metrics. Adaptiva’s customer growth and profitability continued to accelerate, and the company continued to see very strong growth of recurring license revenue in 2019. Business associated with … More

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CloudKnox Security raises $12M to accelerate customer growth and innovation

CloudKnox Security, a leader in identity authorization for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, announced that it closed $12M in a new round of funding. Led by Sorenson Ventures with participation from early investors, including ClearSky Security, Dell Technologies Capital and Foundation Capital, the round brings CloudKnox’s total funding to $22.75M. The investment will be used to further accelerate the company’s product and go-to-market plans. CloudKnox also announced several key additions to the company’s board and executive … More

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White Ops appoints Dr. Russell Handorf to Principal Threat Intelligence Hacker

White Ops, the global leader in bot mitigation, verifying the humanity of more than 1 trillion digital interactions per week, announced the appointment of Dr. Russell Handorf, former Computer Scientist with the FBI, to Principal Threat Intelligence Hacker. In his new role, Dr. Handorf will lead investigations and operations into dark corners of the open, deep, and dark net to uncover and detail the workings of cybercriminals in an effort to protect White Ops customers—and … More

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BigID launches Discovery-In-Depth technology to provide orgs with visibility into PI and sensitive data

BigID, the leader in personal data privacy and protection, announced their Discovery-In-Depth technology to provide organizations with unprecedented visibility and insight into personal and crown jewel data. The new technology builds on BigID’s patented Correlation technology for finding any Personal Information (PI) and sensitive data, across any data store or pipeline, and correlating it back to a person so as to address critical CCPA and GDPR use cases like personal data rights. It introduces three … More

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Citrix Systems and FireEye introduce new tool for detection of compromise

Citrix Systems and FireEye announced the launch of a new tool for detection of compromise in connection with the previously announced CVE-2019-19781 vulnerability, which affects certain versions of Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC), Citrix Gateway, and two older versions of Citrix SD-WAN WANOP. This tool is freely accessible in both the Citrix and FireEye GitHub repositories. The free tool is designed to allow customers to run it locally against their Citrix instances and receive a … More

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Ixia adds new ML features in the Hawkeye active network monitoring platform

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the addition of new machine learning (ML) features in the Hawkeye active network monitoring platform from Ixia, a Keysight business. The addition of machine learning enables Hawkeye to help enterprises shorten outages and improve network uptime by quickly detecting, identifying and resolving network anomalies. As the volume and velocity of raw network and … More

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HiveIO updates Hive Fabric with added data protection, backup to the cloud, and app insights

HiveIO announced version 8.0 of Hive Fabric, an intelligent virtualization solution that provides high-performing, scalable technology that removes complexity in the data center and delivers a seamless IT experience. The new version provides protection for virtual machines (VMs) and user data with its Disaster Recovery (DR) capability by seamlessly integrating with cloud storage. Hive Fabric 8.0 also incorporates advanced business intelligence (BI) tools into Hive Sense – a capability that proactively notifies HiveIO of an … More

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Bank-Verlag signs up for 3-D Secure authentication solution from Entersekt and Netcetera

Entersekt described the latest implementations of its authentication technology in Europe’s DACH region. The fintech firm announced that Netcetera, a payments technology specialist and long-standing regional partner, has implemented the system for Bank-Verlag, which builds and operates secure digital services on behalf of Germany’s banks, among other things. Two major Austrian card issuers are also deploying the technology. Entersekt’s authentication solution allows consumers to approve their e-commerce payments with one touch of their banks’ mobile … More

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Mastercard and The Rockefeller Foundation unveil new platform for data science partnerships

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact. This is the next chapter of a $50 million commitment Mastercard and the Rockefeller Foundation made last year to launch a transformational model for philanthropy. As part of the announcement, data.org launched a new $10 million impact challenge to crowdsource scalable and sustainable data science … More

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Syniverse and AiRXOS to provide a communications infrastructure that manages drones

Technology innovators Syniverse and AiRXOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, announced they are working together to protect the skies by providing a communications infrastructure that manages drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles operating at low altitudes. The collaboration offers network security for the drone’s Unmanned Traffic Management system so that critical data, notifications, photos and HD video are transmitted over a secure network with protection from cyberattacks. From matters of national defense video … More

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DISA awards Intelligent Waves with the global satellite communications contract

Intelligent Waves, an end-to-end information technology government solutions provider, announced that it was awarded a competitive, single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The contract called Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) Global Logistical Services Management Contract (ELOG) has a lifecycle value of $48 million and a 1-year base with 4-year options. EMSS provides deployed warfighters and partnering agencies with global communication services through a dedicated, EMSS-controlled satellite gateway that leverages … More

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STACK INFRASTRUCTURE and Peterson Companies to develop a data center campus in Manassas, VA

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE, the data center company built from the ground up to address the technology infrastructure needs of rapidly scaling enterprises and hyperscale businesses, and Peterson Companies, one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the DC region, announced plans to develop a data center campus in Manassas, Virginia. The 125-acre, multi-phase development will eventually offer more than 250 MW of critical load for flexible build-to-suit facilities to serve large data center users … More

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Moody’s acquires RDC to expand its range of data solutions

RDC, the global leader in risk intelligence compliance screening, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Moody’s Corporation. The RDC acquisition positions Moody’s Analytics’ Bureau van Dijk (BvD), a leading provider of business intelligence and company data, to expand its range of data solutions, creating a global leader in anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) data and due diligence services. It will deepen Moody’s experience and expertise as … More

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Kristen Robinson joins Splunk as Chief People Officer

Splunk, provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, announced it has appointed Kristen Robinson as the company’s first Chief People Officer. Robinson, who will play a critical role in accelerating Splunk’s continued transformation journey, has more than 25 years of experience pioneering people strategies at high growth companies and building diverse and inclusive organizations. Robinson will report to Doug Merritt, President and CEO, Splunk. Her start date is January 23, 2020. “What sets Kristen apart is her … More

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Onapsis appoints Dave DeWalt as Vice Chairman to its board of directors

Onapsis, the leader in business application protection, announced the appointment of Dave DeWalt as Vice Chairman to its board of directors. The strategic addition to the Onapsis board immediately follows the company closing a record year of progress, highlighted by 157% year-over-year growth in new annual recurring revenue, 257% growth in expansion revenue, and 90% gross retention rate. Additionally, the Onapsis Research Labs continues to showcase commitment to business-critical application vulnerability research, having discovered and … More

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NETSCOUT delivers DDoS visibility and protection for service providers and large enterprises

NETSCOUT, a market leader in service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced Arbor Sightline with Sentinel to deliver the next generation of DDoS visibility and protection for service providers and large enterprises. Combining core ARBOR NETWORKS and NETSCOUT Layer 7 technologies with intelligent analytics, machine learning, and automation, Sightline with Sentinel integrates network infrastructure defense functions into an orchestrated capability that delivers unparalleled protection for network, customer, and application services at a lower cost. “As … More

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GoSecure adds Insider Threat Detection and Response to its portfolio

GoSecure, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services and a predictive Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform, announced the addition of Insider Threat Detection and Response to their portfolio. Insider incidents caused by malicious insiders, or where credential theft was the goal, accounted for 32% of incidents. With the remaining 68% the result of end-use negligence, the challenge increasingly is knowing good behavior from bad. Whereas many Insider Threat solutions are focused … More

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OneLogin launches Trusted Experience Platform, a complete IAM solution for enterprises

OneLogin introduced the Trusted Experience Platform, an identity foundation that enables companies to provide secure, scalable and smart experiences. The platform is a complete identity and access management (IAM) solution that leverages OneLogin’s investment and expertise in AI, seamlessly managing all of an enterprise client’s digital identities for its workforce and customers. “The OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform provides unparalleled security and reliability to companies so leaders can focus on what matters the most – growing … More

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Privafy unveils cloud-native, security-as-a-service application to protect Data-in-Motion

Privafy unveiled a fundamentally new approach to data security that protects organizations against modern Data-in-Motion threats while disrupting the cost associated with complex, archaic network solutions. The company’s cloud-native application will secure Data-in-Motion as it moves across locations, clouds, mobile and the IoT. Additionally, the company announced it received $22 million in minority investments to date from prominent private investors to continue scaling its cloud-based security business. The company was founded by Verizon and NXP … More

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buguroo enhances its bugFraud solution with New Account Fraud prevention capabilities

buguroo, the online fraud prevention solutions specialist for the financial sector, unveiled further capabilities that make it easier for banks to identify fraudsters attempting to open new bank accounts. These enhanced New Account Fraud prevention capabilities – included in the latest version of buguroo’s bugFraud solution – employ advanced deep learning technologies to analyze new customer onboarding sessions in real-time, analyzing each user’s behavior and environment without adding friction to their journey. Features include: Analysis … More

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RiskRecon joins with Mastercard to help customers achieve good third-party risk outcomes

RiskRecon, the world’s leading platform for easily understanding and acting on third-party cyber risk, and now a Mastercard company, announces its continued commitment to enabling the success of its customers in achieving good third-party risk outcomes, built on a foundation of great customer service and rapid technology innovation. “We are honored to join with Mastercard in serving our rapidly growing customer base who rely on us to provide them accurate and actionable cybersecurity risk ratings … More

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Axio joins the Cyber Readiness Institute to help orgs become more resilient and cyber ready

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) is excited to welcome Axio, a leading cyber risk management SaaS company, to its Champion network. In collaboration with Axio, CRI Champions, members and users will now have access to a free tool, offered by Axio specifically for CRI users, that can help organizations assess cyber risk. “Organizations can be stronger and more secure with tools to assess their unique cyber risks,” said Kiersten Todt, managing director of the Cyber … More

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Zenuity chooses HPE to develop next generation autonomous driving systems

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure it needs in order to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD) systems. Zenuity is a joint venture between Volvo Cars (VCC) and Veoneer, two Swedish companies whose names are synonymous with automotive safety. Its platforms have been designed to deliver world-class performance in … More

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FireEye acquires Cloudvisory to add cloud workload security capabilities to FireEye Helix

FireEye, the intelligence-led security company, announced the acquisition of Cloudvisory. The acquisition, which closed on January 17, 2020, will add cloud workload security capabilities to FireEye Helix, offering customers one integrated security operations platform for cloud and container security. “Customers need consistent visibility across their public and hybrid cloud environments, as well as containerized workloads,” said Grady Summers, Executive Vice President of Products and Customer Success at FireEye. “Cloudvisory delivers this visibility and allows FireEye … More

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Coalition improves its cyber insurance and security platform with the acquisition of BinaryEdge

Coalition, the leading cyber insurance provider for small and midsize businesses, announced it has acquired Internet scanning and cybersecurity pioneer BinaryEdge. Coalition will integrate BinaryEdge’s technology with its cyber insurance and security platform, allowing Coalition policyholders to easily map their Internet attack surface, monitor risk exposures in real-time, and proactively fix vulnerabilities so that they can stay one step ahead of their adversaries. Although the recent data breaches at Facebook, Capital One, and Travelex dominate … More

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Varicent acquires Symon.AI to provide enhanced analytics to business users and data scientists

Varicent, the leading provider of next generation Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced that it has acquired Symon.AI, a visionary technology platform built on sophisticated Natural Language and Machine Learning algorithms that provide easy to use, advanced analytics to business users and data scientists alike. The acquisition brings to the Varicent SPM platform a full suite of data connectors, data preparation and augmented intelligence features. With the addition of Symon.AI, Varicent leapfrogs the competition to enable … More

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FireMon expands leadership team with Andrew Warren as vice president of global channel sales

FireMon has announced the latest addition to its innovative leadership team, Andrew Warren, as vice president of global channel sales. As a leading network security policy management company, FireMon improves visibility and control over cloud and hybrid infrastructures to reduce risks for businesses around the world. “Andrew’s breadth of sales leadership experience and business development achievements in the security industry over the last decade make him a perfect fit to lead our channel sales team,” … More

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Alison Lewis joins Neustar’s Board of Directors

Neustar, a global information services company and leader in identity resolution, announced that Alison Lewis has been appointed as an independent, non-executive director to the Company’s Board of Directors. Lewis is Chief Growth Officer and member of the Global Executive Leadership Team for Kimberly-Clark, an $18+ billion consumer goods product company of trusted brands in more than 175 countries. “With more than 30 years of experience in global marketing and product management, Alison’s range of … More

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Stellar Cyber’s new app applies machine learning to firewall data to spot anomalies

Security provider Stellar Cyber, with the first Open-XDR platform, announced its new Firewall Traffic Analysis (FTA) Application, which supercharges firewalls by analyzing their data to spot undetected anomalies. With this new App, security analysts get an automated assistant to detect firewall misconfigurations, malicious users and abnormal traffic to gain new value from firewall data, improving analyst productivity typically over 20x. The FTA Application supports firewalls from many vendors including Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Palo Alto … More

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FireEye Mandiant unveils two new services to help orgs improve detection, investigation, and response

FireEye, the intelligence-led security company, announced the availability of two new FireEye Mandiant services. Cloud Security Assessments help organizations evaluate and harden security in cloud platforms, and Cyber Defense Operations consulting services help organizations achieve security transformation by improving the detection and response capabilities of their security operations center (SOC). “For more than 15 years, FireEye Mandiant has been at the forefront of cyber security and cyber threat intelligence. We have a deep understanding of … More

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STEALTHbits StealthRECOVER 1.5: Easier and faster AD rollback and recovery

STEALTHbits Technologies, a cybersecurity software company focused on protecting an organization’s sensitive data and the credentials attackers use to steal that data, announced the release of StealthRECOVER 1.5, their fine-grained rollback and recovery solution for Active Directory (AD). As a component of STEALTHbits’ AD Management and Security solution portfolio, StealthRECOVER enables organizations to quickly and easily rollback and recover unintended and unwanted directory changes. Users are enabled with point in time rollback and recovery of … More

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Skylo raises $116M to bring affordable IoT connectivity to over 1 billion devices globally

Skylo, maker of the world’s most affordable and ubiquitous network that connects any machine or sensor, announced that the company has emerged from Stealth with $116 million in total funding. The company previously raised $13 million in a Series A round that was co-led by DCM and Innovation Endeavors, and joined by Moore Strategic Ventures. The new Series B round raised $103 million, led by SoftBank Group and joined by all existing investors. Skylo will … More

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BakerHostetler’s multidisciplinary practice group helps clients leverage data and technology

Data is everything to businesses and organizations across the globe. For more than a decade, different teams at law firm BakerHostetler have been at the forefront of helping clients leverage data and technology to transform their products and services. Following its own advice of using an enterprise approach to address these issues, BakerHostetler merged its teams into a unique multidisciplinary practice group to help clients address the spectrum of issues in this area. The new … More

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Datadog expands support for channel partners with Partner Network

Datadog, the monitoring and analytics platform for developers, IT operations teams and business users in the cloud age, announced the Datadog Partner Network, a new program expanding Datadog’s support for channel partners. The Datadog Partner Network will bring benefits to partners including: Go-to-market collateral; Self-service training for implementation; Opportunity registration in the Partner Portal; and a Partner Locator Listing. Members of the Datadog Partner Network will have access to training and accreditation programs for Datadog … More

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Mellanox OpenStack software includes native upstream support for HDR 200 Gb InfiniBand network

Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that OpenStack software includes native and upstream support for virtualization over HDR 200 gigabit InfiniBand network, enabling customers to build high-performance OpenStack-based cloud services over the most enhanced interconnect infrastructure, taking advantage of InfiniBand’s extremely low latency, high data-throughput, In-Network Computing and more. By leveraging the upstream OpenStack ‘Train’ software release, data center managers and providers … More

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Synopsys joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium to deliver safer and affordable vehicles

Synopsys announced that it has joined the new Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium. The Consortium brings together leading experts in the automotive, automotive supply, semiconductor and computing industries to help accelerate the delivery of safer and affordable vehicles. As a member of the Consortium, Synopsys will actively contribute to the development of a set of recommendations for system architectures and computing platforms that will be used to address the challenges of deploying self-driving vehicles at scale. … More

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Anexsys partners with Brainspace to help clients solve complex data challenges

Anexsys, the leading UK consulting firm specialising in legal support and e-discovery is delighted to announce their new partnership with Brainspace, the world’s leading data analytics platform for investigations, eDiscovery, and compliance. Anexsys has integrated the Brainspace platform as part of the firm’s e-discovery managed services solution, enabling clients to conduct early case assessments and manage the growing volume and complexity of complex litigation and investigations. “At Anexsys we are committed to delivering innovative new … More

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Quanergy Systems announces corporate changes to drive next phase of growth

Quanergy Systems, a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and perception software solutions, announced a number of important corporate changes to ensure successful execution in the company’s next phase of growth. The fast-growing global LiDAR market is estimated to reach $10B by 2025, and throughout 2019 Quanergy achieved several important milestones that solidified its position as an industry leader. Quanergy strengthened its financial performance, asserted product leadership, and expanded dominance in target … More

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WorldRemit appoints Scott Eddington to lead the Asia Pacific business

Leading mobile payments company WorldRemit has appointed seasoned digital executive Scott Eddington to lead the Asia Pacific business as it positions itself to help even more customers make secure, quick and affordable cross border payments. Scott will be responsible for accelerating WorldRemit’s mobile payments service in Asia Pacific, which currently allows customers to send from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Developments in Asia such as the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) envision free … More

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Judi Dotson to lead Booz Allen Hamilton’s National Security business

Booz Allen Hamilton announced that Judi Dotson, an Executive Vice President, will lead the firm’s National Security business and join the firm’s Leadership Team, effective April 1. Throughout her 31 years at the firm, Dotson has developed market strategies, built teams and shaped business with a wide variety of federal defense and civilian clients. She now leads the firm’s Joint Combatant Command account, with clients throughout the Defense Department’s technology community. “Judi Dotson is an … More

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Waterfall Security Solutions secures significant new funding round

Waterfall Security Solutions, the OT security company, announced a major expansion into new markets and industry verticals. In support of this expansion, Waterfall has secured a significant new funding round to enable aggressive growth. Waterfall’s priorities for expansion are rail transport and Building Automation System markets for large facilities, including airports, casinos and large government installations. Waterfall reports several tier-1 customers in these arenas already, in addition to a large installed base in existing markets, … More

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CyberArk’s new just-in-time access capabilities help reduce risk and improve operational efficiency

CyberArk, the global leader in privileged access management, unveiled new just-in-time access capabilities that help reduce risk and improve operational efficiency as organizations implement broader least privilege strategies. By extending just-in-time support with the ability to remove unnecessary standing access to Linux systems, CyberArk remains the only privileged access management vendor to provide comprehensive just-in-time offerings across cloud and hybrid environments and on the endpoint. Some privileged accounts are granted standing, “always on” access despite … More

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Apria Healthcare leverages Absolute to protect patient data and ensure HIPAA compliance

To ensure the highest levels of endpoint security across more than 8,000 devices and to help achieve HIPAA compliance in the face of rising data breaches across the healthcare industry, Apria Healthcare leverages Absolute, the leader in endpoint resilience, for comprehensive endpoint visibility and control. Apria Healthcare serves nearly 2 million patients annually across 300 locations in 49 states. They have more than 8,000 laptops, desktops and tablets, many of which regularly leave the organization. … More

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Virsec partners with ProtectedIT to offer cybersecurity protections to its clients

Virsec, a cybersecurity company delivering a radically new approach to protect against advanced targeted attacks, announced it has partnered with ProtectedIT, a leader in delivering enterprise security solutions, remote infrastructure, and cloud services to offer advanced cybersecurity protections to its clientele. The Virsec Security Platform stops fileless attacks and in-memory threats that escape detection by conventional security tools. These advanced application attacks have been indefensible, putting many businesses in jeopardy. Virsec stops these threats, protecting … More

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Fortanix announces record sales year, new partnerships and global expansion in 2019

Fortanix, the Runtime Encryption company, announced it had a record year in 2019, which saw sales climb 285 percent over the previous record year. Important new partnerships with Equinix, Google, IBM and Intel set the stage for both innovation and go-to-market success. The company doubled its workforce and expanded geographically in 2019 with new offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands to support its growing European customer base and attract engineering talent. “We believe … More

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Skyview Capital acquires Fidelis Cybersecurity to expand portfolio and accelerate growth

Global private investment firm Skyview Capital has added to its software technology portfolio with the acquisition of Bethesda, MD-based Fidelis Cybersecurity from a consortium of investors in a stock transaction. Fidelis Cybersecurity is a leading provider of Network Traffic Analysis and Digital Forensics and Incident Response solutions that enable enterprises and government organizations to detect, hunt and respond to advanced threats that evade traditional security solutions. Fidelis solutions are delivered as standalone network, endpoints and … More

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Security Compass secures funding to enhance solutions portfolio and accelerate growth

Security Compass, a leading provider of enterprise DevSecOps software solutions, announced it has secured growth equity funding from FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm. This investment will enable Security Compass to enhance its position as a global leader in empowering organizations to achieve agility at scale by streamlining software risk management. By leveraging FTV’s deep expertise and access to its Global Partner Network, Security Compass will further enhance its solutions portfolio and accelerate … More

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Bill Staples joins New Relic as chief product officer

New Relic, the industry’s largest and most comprehensive cloud-based observability platform built to help customers create more perfect software, announced that Bill Staples will join New Relic as chief product officer on February 14, 2020. Reporting directly to CEO and Founder Lew Cirne, Staples will be responsible for driving the company’s market-leading platform strategy and will lead the Product Management, Engineering and Design functions. Staples has spent his career building and scaling cloud-based businesses. He … More

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Zscaler elects David Schneider to its Board of Directors

Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, announced that Zscaler stockholders elected David Schneider to its Board of Directors at the annual stockholder meeting held January 10, 2020. Schneider is President, Global Customer Operations at ServiceNow. Mr. Schneider’s term will expire at the 2022 annual stockholder meeting. “David is an inspirational technology leader with deep experience scaling and growing disruptive SaaS companies. ServiceNow is one of the greatest cloud businesses in history, and he has been … More

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ISACA appoints Julia Kanouse as senior vice president of membership

Bringing a rich tech background and executive experience in the association sector, Julia Kanouse has joined ISACA’s leadership team as senior vice president of membership. ISACA has more than 145,000 members in 188 countries working in information and cyber security, governance, audit and assurance, risk and privacy, and in Kanouse’s new role, she will lead the strategy to elevate their experiences through diverse membership and chapter initiatives. In doing so, she will oversee a dynamic … More

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Peter Leav joins McAfee as Chief Executive Officer

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced that its Board of Managers has appointed Peter Leav to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective February 3, 2020. Leav will succeed Chris Young, who has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of McAfee. Young will remain at McAfee in an advisory role to assist with the transition and will become a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital. Leav will also be appointed to McAfee’s Board of … More

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ioXt appoints Gregory Guez to its board of directors

ioXt, the global standard for IoT security and preeminent IoT security alliance, announces the appointment of Gregory Guez, Senior Director of Product Marketing, IoT Security at Silicon Labs, to its board of directors. As a founding member of the ioXt Alliance, Guez has been instrumental in shaping ioXt’s work towards creating the internet of secure things. “The need for a universal security standard is critical to enabling the exponential growth of the IoT market,” said … More

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Resolve Systems promotes Vijay Kurkal to Chief Executive Officer

Resolve Systems, the leader in enterprise IT automation and AIOps, announced the promotion of Vijay Kurkal to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Since joining the company as Chief Operating Officer in 2018, Kurkal has been instrumental in the company’s global growth and product development as Resolve has delivered on heightened demand for its transformative technologies. He also drove company investments in sales, marketing, and channel programs. “It is an incredibly exciting time for Resolve, and … More

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SecureLink simplifies vendors privileged access management for healthcare organizations

SecureLink, the leader in vendor privileged access management (VPAM), released SecureLink for Healthcare to provide hospitals and healthcare organizations a centralized solution for managing privileged access for third-party vendors. It is customized to meet the needs of organizations operating under HIPAA and HITECH regulations and gives network administrators the ability to limit access to specific systems and applications, while providing a full video audit and keystroke logging of sessions. As part of the offering, SecureLink … More

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Cloudflare for Campaigns protects political campaigns against cyberattacks and election interference

Cloudflare, the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, announced it will be offering free security services to help political campaigns in the United States and around the world defend against cyberattacks and election interference. The Cloudflare for Campaigns program will allow any eligible campaign to access a variety of the company’s security services including enhanced firewall protection, denial-of-service (DDoS) attack mitigation, as well as internal data management and security controls. … More

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DataVisor dEdge: Uncover known and unknown attacks early

DataVisor announced the availability of dEdge, an anti-fraud solution that detects malicious devices in real-time, empowering organizations to uncover known and unknown attacks early, and take action with confidence. Fraud detection today spans multiple vectors. With growing adoption of mobile devices and the emergence of the always-on economy, by many measures, when organizations realize that they have been subject to a cyber-attack, it is already too late. Modern fraud detection and prevention require a transformational … More

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CloudNine Collection Manager: Data extraction solution for Office 365 emails and OneDrive files

CloudNine launches CloudNine Collection Manager, a breakthrough data extraction solution from the global electronic discovery technology provider. Installed in minutes, Collection Manager defensibly performs native data collections from Office 365 (O365) email custodians, as well as Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files. Collection Manager is easy enough for first-time collectors, yet powerful enough for discovery professionals. Collection Manager quickly and securely connects to O365 and OneDrive data sources, including documents linked from email messages, which few … More

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Micro Focus AD Bridge 2.0: Extending security policies and access controls to cloud-based Linux

Micro Focus released Micro Focus AD Bridge 2.0, offering IT administrators the ability to extend Active Directory (AD) controls from on-premises resources, including Windows and Linux devices to the cloud – a solution not previously offered in the marketplace. With AD Bridge 2.0, organizations can leverage existing infrastructure authentication, security as well as policy, in order to simplify the migration of on-premises Linux Active Directory to the cloud, resulting in fully secured and managed Linux … More

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52 hackers participate in ninth U.S. Department of Defense and HackerOne bug bounty program

Through partnership with the Defense Digital Service, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and HackerOne, the number one hacker-powered pentesting and bug bounty platform, announced the results of the second Army bug bounty program, ‘Hack the Army 2.0’. The bug bounty challenge ran from October 9, 2019 to November 15, 2019 with more than 60 publicly accessible web assets, including *.army.mil, *.goarmy.mil, and the Arlington Cemetery website for the first time. Bug bounties are monetary … More

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Visa invests in VGS to accelerate fintech innovation while advancing data security

Very Good Security (VGS), a leader in modern data security and custodianship, announced that it has received a strategic investment from Visa to expand access to VGS’ infrastructure-as-a-service for financial technology companies (fintechs) and large enterprises. Visa joins other notable investors, including Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, Vertex Ventures US, and Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal), in advancing VGS’ mission to provide a better approach to data security, privacy and compliance. Earlier this year, Visa selected … More

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Tricentis acquires SpecFlow to extend support for the open source community

Tricentis, the leader in continuous testing for DevOps, announced that it has acquired SpecFlow, the biggest and most trusted BDD solution for .NET developers around the world. SpecFlow’s pragmatic approach to specification-by-example has helped agile development teams improve collaboration with business stakeholders to build and deliver higher quality software. SpecFlow will continue to remain a free, open source offering for the software development and testing communities. SpecFlow+, SpecFlow’s commercial offering, and SpecMap, an Azure DevOps … More

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CyberLink integrates facial recognition engine into VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solutions

VIVOTEK, the global leading IP surveillance solution provider, and CyberLink, a pioneer of AI and facial recognition technologies, announced they have entered into a strategic partnership, which will integrate CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine into VIVOTEK’s IP surveillance solutions. “Founded in 2000, VIVOTEK has been dedicated to the IP surveillance industry for 20 years. Entering the era of AIoT, we will continue global partnerships to accelerate and enhance video applications by joining forces with … More

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White Ops appoints Rhushabh ‘Rush’ Mehta as Sr. VP of Engineering

White Ops, the global leader in bot mitigation verifying the humanity of more than 1 trillion digital interactions per week, announced the appointment of Rhushabh ‘Rush’ Mehta, former Head of Foundational Technology at Audible, an Amazon Company, to White Ops Sr. Vice President of Engineering. In his new role, Rush will lead White Ops’ development efforts to further accelerate the innovation of the White Ops Bot Mitigation platform and associated products including White Ops Advertising … More

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Kathy Crusco joins Code42’s board of directors

Code42, the leader in insider threat detection and response, announced the appointment of Kathy Crusco to its board of directors. An enterprise software veteran, she currently serves on the board of directors at QAD, Poly (formerly Plantronics and Polycom), and Calix, and most recently served as chief financial officer at Kony, a cloud-based digital banking application and low-code platform solutions company. “We are pleased to welcome Kathy to Code42’s board of directors,” said Joe Payne, … More

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Fugue open sources Regula to evaluate Terraform for security misconfigurations and compliance violations

Fugue has open sourced Regula, a tool that evaluates Terraform infrastructure-as-code for security misconfigurations and compliance violations prior to deployment. Regula rules are written in Rego, the open source policy language employed by the Open Policy Agent project and can be integrated into CI/CD pipelines to prevent cloud infrastructure deployments that may violate security and compliance best practices. “Developers design, build, and modify their own cloud infrastructure environments, and they increasingly own the security and … More

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Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes 1.0 is now available

Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK) is moving out of beta and into general availability. As Elastic announced with the alpha release of ECK back in May 2019, the vision for ECK is to provide an official way to orchestrate Elasticsearch on Kubernetes and provide a SaaS-like experience for Elastic products on Kubernetes. Kubernetes has continued to grow in popularity and has become the standard for orchestrating container workloads, and Elastic has seen a growing number … More

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Tripwire introduces new line of hardware appliances and joins ISA Global Security Alliance

Tripwire, a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, has announced the launch of the Tripwire Industrial Appliance line of hardware for securing industrial environments. In addition, Tripwire has announced that it has joined the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance as a founding member. As a Belden company, Tripwire continues to build on the significant growth in industrial cybersecurity achieved over the past year. Expanding industrial cybersecurity capabilities Tripwire’s Industrial … More

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SS8 launches new virtualized end-to-end lawful intelligence platform for CSPs

SS8 Networks, the leader in Lawful Intercept and Monitoring Center platforms, is proud to announce the launch of its new virtualized end-to-end lawful intelligence platform to meet the demands of 5G data volumes and complex monitoring needs. SS8’s innovative cloud-based solution is designed to enhance both the speed and the reliability of network mediation capabilities. It has been tested in Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) environments and deployed in 4G/5G and Broadband networks and applications such … More

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Osano​ automates data privacy for businesses

Osano​, a company building the first platform for data privacy transparency, has automated the compliance process for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). A week into activation, the CCPA is already a notoriously contentious and dense set of laws. By automating data privacy for businesses, Osano relieves the cognitive overhead on businesses and sets them up for a productive decade ahead. Activated January 1, 2020, the CCPA enables California residents to demand the sharing or … More

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Cygilant updates its SecureVue Cloud Platform, enhancing security monitoring and visibility

Cygilant, leading Cybersecurity Agency and provider of Security-as-a-Service to mid-sized organizations, highlighted recent additions to its SecureVue Cloud Platform. SecureVue Cloud enables clients to quickly gain comprehensive visibility into their cloud-based operations, making it easier to identify potential problems and make needed changes. Most organizations today utilize a combination of traditional IT and cloud-based services. With a majority of data being used and stored outside of the office network perimeter, it has become more important … More

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Quanta Storage adopts SecureCircle’s DASB to eliminate insider threats

SecureCircle, the world’s first Data Access Security Broker (DASB), announced an agreement to eliminate insider threats such as accidental sharing and malicious users with Quanta Storage (QSI). QSI, a worldwide leader in OEM and ODM services to the world’s leading consumer electronics brands and based in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, is adopting SecureCircle’s DASB to eliminate insider threats. SecureCircle’s data-centric access control persistently protects customer data without impacting applications, workflow, or end-user experience. “SecureCircle was selected … More

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Dynatrace, Google and Microsoft collaborate to help make OpenTelemetry enterprise-grade

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, announced it is collaborating with Google and Microsoft on the OpenTelemetry project to shape the future of open standards-based observability. To further advance the industry and extend the reach of its Software Intelligence Platform, Dynatrace is contributing transaction tracing knowhow and manpower to the project. OpenTelemetry is focused on providing standardized transaction-level observability through the generation, collection, and description of telemetry data for distributed cloud-native systems. As OpenTelemetry becomes more widely … More

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Evertech replaces its IP Address Management platform with FusionLayer Infinity

FusionLayer announced that Evertech has replaced its traditional IP Address Management (IPAM) platform with FusionLayer Infinity, the software-defined IPAM solution designed to simplify network automation for cloud-native service provider platforms utilizing containers. Evertech selected the FusionLayer solution to replace its traditional IPAM platform from FusionLayer it had been running for more than five years. Before finalizing the selection Evertech evaluated alternate solutions. Based on the investigations, the company concluded that FusionLayer Infinity was the only … More

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Wind River acquires Star Lab to broaden portfolio with cyber and anti-tamper security software for Linux

Wind River, a leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge, announced its acquisition of Star Lab, a leader in cybersecurity for embedded systems. The acquisition broadens the comprehensive Wind River software portfolio with a system protection and anti-tamper toolset for Linux, a secure open source–based hypervisor, and a secure boot solution. Star Lab is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Wind River. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Historically, embedded devices have functioned … More

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AttackIQ promotes Stacey Meyer to vice president of federal operations

AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, announced the promotion of Stacey Meyer to vice president of federal operations. “Stacey has proven to be an invaluable member of the AttackIQ team,” said Carl Wright, chief commercial officer of AttackIQ. “She has established herself as a highly effective, results-driven leader, making her the perfect executive to spearhead AttackIQ’s federal development and strategy efforts. We believe her expertise will be an incredible asset … More

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James W. Sample joins Xcel Energy as vice president, Chief Security Officer

Xcel Energy announced that James W. Sample will join the company as Vice President, Chief Security Officer. Sample will lead the company’s security risk management program, overseeing all aspects of security including cybersecurity, physical security and the safety of personnel. He will also serve as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) senior manager for Critical Infrastructure Protection. “Jamey brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Xcel Energy’s security operations,” said Brett Carter, Executive … More

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Software AG appoints Dr. Matthias Heiden as its new Chief Financial Officer

Software AG announced the appointment of Dr. Matthias Heiden as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dr. Heiden will be taking over from Arnd Zinnhardt, who will step down after 18 years in the role. Dr. Heiden will join Software AG and assume the role of CFO and Member of the Executive Board officially after a transition period is completed. Dr. Heiden is a highly accomplished finance leader with an extensive background in the software … More

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iPipeline names Daphne Thomas as Chief Operating Officer

iPipeline – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – announced the appointment of Daphne Thomas to the role of Chief Operating Officer. The appointment comes several months after iPipeline was acquired by Roper, a diversified technology company. Roper operates businesses that design and develop software (both license and software-as-a-service) and engineered products and solutions for a variety of niche end markets. In this new role, Daphne … More

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Masergy Shadow IT Discovery: Automatically identify unauthorized SaaS applications

Masergy launched its Masergy Shadow IT Discovery solution. Shadow IT Discovery exposes enterprises to significant cybersecurity risks. Building on its mission to make security intrinsic to its SD-WAN platform and to offer the most robust real-time visibility and control, Masergy is empowering enterprises to immediately identify and appropriately address unauthorized SaaS applications. The proliferation of SaaS applications continues to compound each year, exposing businesses to ever-increasing cloud threats and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. According to one study, … More

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Cynerio offers hospitals free Windows 7 risk assessment

To prepare for the transition into Windows 7 End of Life, Cynerio is offering hospitals a complementary risk assessment until February 14, 2020. Connected medical devices are the weakest link in healthcare security and the prevalence of devices running on the Windows 7 operating system puts hospitals at even greater risk of cyber attack. The assessment will provide hospitals with a comprehensive inventory of their healthcare IoT ecosystems, and a detailed analysis of unsupported operating … More

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STEALTHbits StealthINTERCEPT 7.0 strengthens enterprise passwords and AD security

STEALTHbits released StealthINTERCEPT 7.0, their real-time Active Directory (AD) policy enforcement solution that audits and blocks unwanted and unauthorized changes, authentications, and queries within the world’s most complex AD infrastructures. With 95 million AD accounts attacked daily and 56% of breaches taking a month or longer to discover, attackers still have the upper the hand on security. While many organizations do some general monitoring, auditing, and threat detection, it’s not enough to slow down the … More

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GTT expands portfolio with Fortinet’s FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution

GTT Communications, a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced it has expanded its SD-WAN service offering by adding Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as a technology option. GTT delivers Fortinet Secure SD-WAN as a managed service and supports any last-mile access solution to meet specific client requirements for advanced security, application performance and cost efficiency. The addition of Fortinet enhances GTT’s existing managed SD-WAN service offerings for enterprise clients. The GTT SD-WAN offering that … More

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Citrix Analytics for Performance: Identifying performance issues at the individual user level

In the old days, analyzing system performance was all about monitoring speeds and feeds. Today, understanding the user experience (UX) is critical. And to help companies do this, Citrix Systems announced the launch of Citrix Analytics for Performance, a next-generation service that goes beyond monitoring server-side infrastructure, and enables IT administrators to identify performance issues at the individual user level and proactively address them to deliver a superior experience that engages employees and keeps them … More

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