Cybersecurity engineering: A new academic discipline

GUEST: Cyber startups and legacy technology companies know exactly how to attract top undergraduates: a six-figure salary, a signing bonus, even a new car. With these luxuries in reach, choosing to forgo the job offer in pursuit of advanced higher education seems irrational for most new grads. However, this is exactly what’s being asked of […]

Onapsis Raises $31 Million Series C Funding Led by LLR Partners for ERP Cybersecurity

PRESS RELEASE: Investment to help fuel company growth in a fast-growing market for securing business-critical applications, such as SAP and Oracle Financials, amid rising threat of data breaches, financial fraud and heightened compliance mandates BOSTON & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 13, 2018– Onapsis, the global experts…Read More

Red Balloon Security Raises $21.9 Million in Series A Investment for Embedded Device Cybersecurity

PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 3, 2018– Red Balloon Security, a world leader in embedded device security, today announced it has secured $ 21.9 million in Series A funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, with additional investment from Greycroft, American Family Ventures and Abstract Ventures. This latest round…Read More

D.C.-based Lavrock Ventures courts cybersecurity startups with $25 million fund

EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley is home to an abundance of VC firms, all of them competing to get in on the next big deal. But VCs also exist (and succeed) outside of the Bay Area. While Washington, D.C. may not be an obvious location to establish a venture capital firm, Lavrock Ventures set its sights on the […]

Cybersecurity startup PhishMe acquired for $400 million by private equity consortium and rebranded as Cofense

Cybersecurity startup PhishMe has been acquired by an undisclosed syndicate of private equity firms and rebranded as Cofense, with the company stating that the deal valued it at around $ 400 million. Leesburg, Virginia-based PhishMe provides tools for employees to recognize malicious phishing emails. This partly involves conditioning staff into being able to identify rogue emails, for […]

Alphabet launches a cybersecurity company called “Chronicle”

Enlarge (credit: Chronicle) Alphabet—the parent company of Google, Nest, Waymo, and a million other companies—is launching a new company under the Alphabet umbrella. It’s called “Chronicle,” and the new company wants to apply the usual Google tenets of machine learning and cloud computing to cybersecurity. The company is already up and running with an absolutely […]