Briefs: Company news, October 2015

»Chenxi Wang (left) has joined Twistlock, a San Francisco-based cloud security provider, as its chief strategy officer. Wang will grow the vendor's cloud container security solutions business. Wang previously worked at Intel Security as the vice president of strategy and at CipherCloud as the vice president of security and strategy.

»Singapore Telecommunication Limited (Singtel), acquired Trustwave, a Chicago-based cybersecurity firm. Trustwave will continue to operate under its current brand and will operate as a standalone business unit within Singtel. The acquisition will combine Singtel's customer reach and resources with Trustwave's security offerings.

»Leo Taddeo has joined Cryptzone, a Waltham, Mass.-based cybersecurity firm, as its new chief security officer. Taddeo will be responsible for analyzing the cybersecurity market to help shape the company's security solutions. He previously served at the FBI as the special agent in charge of the special operations/cyber division in the New York office.

»John Stewart and Joe Levy joined Allegis Capital, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm, as venture partners to help select and advise early-stage cybersecurity companies. Stewart serves as the senior vice president, chief security and trust officer at Cisco Systems and Levy, formerly CTO for Blue Coat Systems and SonicWall, serves as chief technology officer of Sophos.

»Michael Hiskey (left) has joined Socure, a New York-based fraud protection service, as the vice president of marketing. Hiskey will work as part of the core management team to help execute growth objectives. He previously worked at IBM and MicroStrategy, as well as Kognitio and Trifacta.

»Proofpoint, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based security software firm, acquired Marble Security for $8.5 million. Proofpoint is leveraging Marble's technology assets to extend its threat intelligence and protection services to email and social media security.

»Alienvault, a San Mateo, Calif.-based unified security management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence provider, raised $52 million in its latest round of funding rising the company's total funding to nearly $116 million. The company will use the funding to scale its global sales and marketing programs and to increase investments in product innovation.

»Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, a New York-based law firm, has formed a practice team focused on privacy, cybersecurity and data protection. The team includes experienced litigators from multiple practice areas to help clients develop strategies to manage data-security risks and data security incident mitigation among other services. 

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