Arceo.ai raises $37 million to expand cyber insurance coverage and access

September 25, 2019 at 03:10PM Critical cyber attacks on both businesses and individuals have been grabbing headlines at an alarming rate. Cybersecurity has moved from a background risk for enterprises to a critical day-to-day threat to business operations, forcing executive teams to pour time and hundreds of billions in capital into monitoring and prevention efforts.Continue reading “Arceo.ai raises $37 million to expand cyber insurance coverage and access”

Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies

September 25, 2019 at 02:35PM Few organizations have the complex data and analytics problems that challenge the defense and intelligence communities every single day. Whether it is managing petabytes of text, audio, or video data, finding extraordinarily small patterns in the noise, or processing multilingual analytics, the agencies at the heart of America’s national securityContinue reading “Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies”

Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M

September 05, 2019 at 02:05AM Palo Alto Networks surely loves to buy security startups. Today it added to its growing collection when it announced its intent to acquire IoT security startup Zingbox for $75 million. The company had raised $23.5 million, according to Crunchbase data. The three co-founders, Xu Zou, May Wang and Jianlin Zeng,Continue reading “Palo Alto Networks intends to acquire Zingbox for $75M”

Conflura snags $9M Series A to help stop cyber attacks in real time

July 30, 2019 at 03:00PM Just yesterday, we experienced yet another major breach when Capital One announced it had been hacked and years of credit card  application information had been stolen. Another day, another hack, but the question is how can companies protect themselves in the face of an onslaught of attacks. Conflura, a PaloContinue reading “Conflura snags $9M Series A to help stop cyber attacks in real time”

How Silicon Valley’s whiz-kids finally ran out of friends | John Naughton

June 16, 2019 at 06:59AM The tech founders said they were not like the evil capitalists of old. We should have known better Remember the time when tech companies were cool? So do I. Once upon a time, Silicon Valley was the jewel in the American crown, a magnet for high IQ – and predominatelyContinue reading “How Silicon Valley’s whiz-kids finally ran out of friends | John Naughton”

Facebook protesters share their dislike of company at shareholder meeting

May 30, 2019 at 07:35PM Eight proposals up for vote were defeated, including plans for an independent board chair and to reform the company’s share structure A specter is haunting Facebook’s shareholder meeting – the specter of a giant, inflatable angry emoji. The eight-foot frowny face that protesters took to Facebook’s annual meeting Thursday inContinue reading “Facebook protesters share their dislike of company at shareholder meeting”

VDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices

April 24, 2019 at 11:45AM Our universe of connected things is expanding by the day: the number of objects with embedded processors now exceeds the number of smartphones globally and is projected to reach some 18 billion devices by 2022. But just as that number is growing, so are the opportunities for malicious hackers to useContinue reading “VDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices”

Homeland Security warns of security flaws in enterprise VPN apps

April 12, 2019 at 04:26PM Several enterprise virtual private networking apps are vulnerable to a security bug that can allow an attacker to remotely break into a company’s internal network, according to a warning issued by Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division. An alert was published Friday by the government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency following aContinue reading “Homeland Security warns of security flaws in enterprise VPN apps”

Google extends its BeyondCorp security model to G Suite

April 10, 2019 at 05:00PM BeyondCorp is Google’s model for securing networks not just through VPNs and other endpoint security techniques, but through a model that focus on context-aware access policies that focus on the user’s identity, hardware and the context of the request. That has been Google’s internal security policy for a while nowContinue reading “Google extends its BeyondCorp security model to G Suite”

Tesla: production slows amid rocky start to the new year

April 04, 2019 at 02:57AM Disappointing production figures come amid more uncertainty for a company that seems to be caught in an endless cycle of turmoil Electric carmaker Tesla’s output slowed down during a rocky start to the new year, a development that will likely magnify nagging doubts about whether the electric car pioneer willContinue reading “Tesla: production slows amid rocky start to the new year”

Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants

April 03, 2019 at 06:00AM Facebook, Google and Amazon have not just colonised the internet: their hubs, campuses and offices are taking over huge sections of cities around the world. But campaigners from New York to Toronto and Berlin are fighting back ‘It’s a challenge out here. The way the tech companies are building andContinue reading “Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants”

DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

November 01, 2018 at 03:03PM As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding. DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James WuContinue reading “DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation”

Former Formation 8 GP Shirish Sathaye joins Cervin Ventures

October 05, 2018 at 06:50PM Longtime venture capitalist Shirish Sathaye has quietly joined early-stage investor Cervin Ventures as a general partner. Most recently, Sathaye was a general partner at Formation 8, the embattled venture firm co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale, Brian Koo (a scion of the Koo family, owners of the electronics giant LG) and formerContinue reading “Former Formation 8 GP Shirish Sathaye joins Cervin Ventures”

Palo Alto Networks to acquire RedLock for $173 M to beef up cloud security

October 03, 2018 at 02:42PM Palo Alto Networks launched in 2005 in the age of firewalls. As we all know by now, the enterprise expanded beyond the cozy confines of a firewall long ago and vendors like Palo Alto have moved to securing data in the cloud now too. To that end, the company announcedContinue reading “Palo Alto Networks to acquire RedLock for $173 M to beef up cloud security”

Google at 20: how two ‘obnoxious’ students changed the internet

September 24, 2018 at 07:00AM It is two decades since Larry Page and Sergey Brin moved their fledgling startup out of their dorms. With threats to its power growing, how long can the company dominate? In the summer of 1995, a second-year grad student called Sergey Brin was giving a tour of Stanford University toContinue reading “Google at 20: how two ‘obnoxious’ students changed the internet”