Company news: dinCloud’s new CTO, and Bluebox Security’s new research team

»Barry Weber (left) has joined dinCloud, a Los Angeles-based cloud security firm, as CTO. Prior to this role, Weber was president and CTO of Agoura Hills, Calif.-based T3 Dynamics, another company that provides cloud security services. He was also the vice president of information technology for Barnes & Noble's e-commerce division. At dinCloud, Weber will lead infrastructure engineering and future technology development for the company. 

»Bluebox Security, a San Francisco-based mobile security start-up, has formed a research team to analyze critical mobile security threats. Named Bluebox Labs, the new group consists of Jeff Forristal, Bluebox chief research scientist, and researchers Andrew Blaich, Patrick Schulz and Felix Matenaar. CEO Caleb Sima and COO Adam Ely founded the start-up in 2012, and later that year the company secured $9.5 million in funding led by Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

»Anthony Freed has joined Portland, Ore.-based IT security solutions firm Tripwire as community engagement coordinator. In the role, Freed will facilitate communication between security professionals and the company, as well as lead editorial content development for Tripwire's State of Security blog. Previously, Freed was the managing editor of online publication Infosec Island.

»Bedford, Mass.-based security firm RSA and Sunnyvale, Calif.-headquartered networking equipment provider Juniper Networks will expand their technology partnership to support growing demands for advanced threat and mobile security solutions. Their collaboration will support intelligence sharing between the companies so both can enhance their knowledge and services in the market. 

»Ken Mackay (left) has joined Crocus Technology, a Grenoble, France-based semiconductor company with U.S. operations in Santa Clara, Calif., as vice president of technology development. Crocus is a developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technology used for mobile security solutions, secure data storage, harsh environment electronics and embedded microcontrollers. Prior to taking on the position, Mackay was the director of memory cell engineering at Crocus.

»Splunk, a San Franciso-based provider of Big Data analytics software, and Santa Clara, Calif.-based next-generation firewall maker Palo Alto Networks, have joined forces to enhance their Big Data offerings for customers. As part of the alliance, the companies worked to create the Splunk App for Palo Alto Networks 3.0, which leverages Big Data technology to analyze security risks, including advanced persistent threats.

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