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Sophos brings on DarkBytes

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Sophos has acquired the endpoint security company DarkBytes. The companies did not release the financial details of the agreement, but Sophos said it plans to use DarkBytes technology as the foundation for new managed detection and response andSecurity Orchestration Automation Response services it plans to offer. “The strength and architecture of the DarkBytes platform will accelerate…

Sophos in deal to acquire Avid Secure

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Sophos announced today it has acquired the cloud infrastructure security company Avid Secure. Sophos did not release any financial information regarding the deal of the San Francisco-based Avid Secure nor any details on how the two companies will combine their operations. Dan Schiappa, Sophos’ senior vice president and general manager of products, said Secure Avid’s…

Cybersecurity executive changes

December 4, 2018 (ISC)2 appointed Mary-Jo de Leeuw as director of cybersecurity advocacy for the EMEA region. In this role, de Leeuw will work to encourage corporations, governments, academic institutions and others to collaborate on strong cybersecurity policies, legislation and education throughout EMEA in order to drive recruitment and professional development for the next generation…

Venture capital investments

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November 29, 2018Venafi closed a $100 million round of financing that was led by TCV along with investment from QuestMark Partners and NextEquity Partners. The company said the funding will be used to accelerate its growth and part of the money will be made available to third-party developers in the first tranche of the new…

Blackberry in $1.4 billion deal to buy Cylance

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Blackberry has entered into a $1.4 billion cash deal to acquire Cylance with the intention of using the cybersecurity firm’s technology to accelerate Blackberry’s Enterprise of Things (EoT) project. The agreement will see Blackberry combine Cylance’s artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine learning technology to accelerate its previously disclosed strategy to be the leader in…

SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018

SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018, an extension of SC Media’s Reboot edition enables us to honor executive and professional leaders in our space for their unique, inventive and inspiring contributions that improve security, shape the industry, provide thought leadership, and otherwise have a positive impact on cybersecurity. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE WINNERS!

AT&T inks deal to acquire AlienVault

AT&T has signed an agreement to acquire the privately held AlienVault with the intention of using the cybersecurity firm’s skills to help the telecommunications giant boost its ability to deliver security offerings to small and medium-sized businesses.

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