Cybersecurity

Akamai Acquires KryptCo, Makers of Authentication Technology

Akamai Technologies, one of the world’s premier content delivery networks (CDN), just announced its acquisition of KryptCo. KryptCo is the creator of a mobile, multi-factor authentication mechanism that, unlike many competing solutions, doesn’t require a pin number for authorization. As a result, KryptCo’s technology is resistant to phishing attempts. Akamai has a long-standing reputation as …

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5 Key Insights From Absolute’s 2019 Endpoint Security Trends Report

Endpoint security tools are 24% of all IT security spending, and by 2020 global IT security spending will reach $128B according to Morgan Stanley Research. 70% of all breaches still originate at endpoints, despite the increased IT spending on this threat surface, according to IDC. To better understand the challenges organizations have securing the proliferating …

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Acronis raises $147 million for tools that back up, protect, and restore data

Data recovery juggernaut Acronis today announced it’s nabbed $147 million in an investment round led by Goldman Sachs at a valuation of over $1 billion, following on the heels of angel, debt, and later-stage raises from March 2014 to May 2016. The capital infusion brings Singapore- and Switzerland-based Acronis’ total raised to well over $150 …

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Cloud security firm Lacework raises $42M

Cyberecurity startup Lacework Inc. is looking to grow its business faster after securing $42 million in funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Liberty Ventures and hiring cloud security veteran Andy Byron as its new president and chief revenue officer. The Series C round brings Lacework’s total amount raised to date to $74.7 million. Lacework focuses …

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Just How Expensive are Data Breaches?

The cost of a data breach is not just limited to regulatory fines, but extends to more significant losses to the business and even hampers customer trust Security incidents and data breaches are becoming increasingly costly. Some recent examples include $53 million costs to the Canadian lender Desjardins Group in the wake of a breach …

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

This week on the podcast we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools—and how secure, or in some cases how vulnerable, the tech systems in school systems are these days. We’re focusing on a pretty unusual story about Bill Demirkapi, who had a pretty odd hobby while he was in high school in Lexington, Massachusetts. While many …

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