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Sheldon Cuffie, American Family Insurance CISO, joins Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee

Accomplished information security expert to advise and support rapidly growing community for cybersecurity leaders New York, NY, October 7, 2020 – Cybersecurity Collaborative, a membership organization for senior cybersecurity leaders to share expertise and work together on complex enterprise security challenges, announced the appointment of American Family Insurance Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer Sheldon Cuffie…

Oracle will inherit TikTok security, privacy headaches

By partnering with the popular Chinese videosharing platform TikTok, Oracle will inherit a laundry list of security and privacy issues once the deal is approved, as soon as Sept. 20, by TikTok parent company ByteDance. TikTok boasts 100 million users in the U.S. and 689 million globally. Earlier this year President Trump threatened to ban…

IBM pays up in tech, settles Weather Channel privacy lawsuit by LA

IBM will pony up $1 million worth of technology to the city of Los Angeles for COVID-19 contact tracing, and The Weather Channel app will change its privacy practices regarding use of user location data. The changes come with the settlement of a lawsuit that accused the app of misleading users as to how their…

Zscaler to acquire Cloudneeti

Zscaler has entered into an agreement to acquire the cloud security posture management firm Cloudneeti. The deal is expected to close prior to the completion of Zscaler’s third quarter. Financial details of the merger were not released. Cloudneeti’s focus is preventing and remediating application misconfigurations in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS to help keep databases secure…

Checkmarx sold for $1.15 billion

The application security testing firm Checkmarx was acquired in a $1.15 billion deal by the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. The company had been owned by Insight Partners, also a private equity firm, which plans to retain a substantial interest in Checkmarx. The company believes the deal will help keep it on a growth…

Cybersecurity executive changes

March 16 , 2020(ISC)² has initiated a search to replace the organization’s current CEO David Shearer who will be stepping down from his role at the end of 2020. Shearer led (ISC)² since 2015 and under his leadeship, the association grew to 153,000 certified members and associates in 175 countries. The search for a replacement…

Accenture acquires Context Information Security

Accenture Security has entered into an agreement to acquire the MSSP Context Information Security from its previous owner Babcock International Group. The deal’s financial details were not disclosed, but Accenture said all 250 Context employees will be brought over. Context was founded in 1988 and provides cyber defense, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident…

Dell sells RSA to Symphony Technology Group in $2B deal

Just five days before RSA Conference 2020 kicks off, Dell Technologies announced it has entered into an agreement to sell the show’s parent organization RSA to a private equity consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $2.1 billion. The all cash deal not only includes RSA’s conference arm, but RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform,…

FireEye adds Cloudvisory to its stable

FireEye has acquired the cloud-security startup firm Cloudvisory. FireEye said the deal places a capstone on its collection of cloud security offerings enabling it to offer customers a one-stop-shopping environment for their cloud security needs. “Cloudvisory gives our customers the ability to actively auto-discover cloud assets to map their policies and relationships in Amazon AWS,…

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