SolarWinds, Verizon, Cyxtera, and Arctic Wolf – Business Security Weekly #69

January 18, 2018
In the Security News, Paul and Michael discuss SolarWinds acquiring LOGGLY (undisclosed), Verizon acquires Niddel, Cyxtera Technologies acquires Immunity (undisclosed), and Arctic Wolf raised $16M in Equity! All that and more on this episode of Business Security Weekly!

Article Discussion on Leadership, Communication, and Innovation

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

https://hbr.org/2017/12/how-to-be-more-productive-without-burning-out
  • Missing the root cause: too much work
  • Clarify focus, measure results
  • Serial changes add up
  • Do you have an accountability partner?

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

https://hbr.org/2017/12/what-it-takes-to-become-a-great-product-manager
  • Core competencies
  • EQ
  • Company fit

What Cybersecurity Chiefs Can Learn From Warren Buffett

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/12/20/what-cybersecurity-chiefs-can-learn-from-warren-buffett/#11debdd723b1
  • How well are your investments working?
  • What do you have visibility into?
  • It doesn’t have to be sexy to be good
  • Can what you have do more?

The Importance of explaining “Why” before “What” when you need help

https://medium.com/swlh/the-importance-of-explaining-why-before-what-when-you-need-help-1590eca9230b
  • People want to know why before what (in most cases)
  • Why is a powerful word
  • The bottom line: intentions and reasons matter

Getting The First 15% Right

https://artplusmarketing.com/getting-the-first-15-right-7bc09771a846
  • Think before you act
  • The trick is to move before you’re ready, but not too soon or too late
  • Consider the outcomes and work backwards

Startup & Security News You Need to Know

SolarWinds acquired LOGGLY (undisclosed)

  • https://www.owler.com/iaApp/123461/loggly-company-profile
  • “Loggly develops cloud based log management and analytics platform that offers application debugging, deployment monitoring and alerting solutions”
  • $47.4M raised over 6 rounds; last round was $11.5M in equity in June 2016
  • https://www.owler.com/iaApp/103961/solarwinds-company-profile
  • “SolarWinds develops a network monitoring software that allows to detect, diagnose and resolve network performance issues.”
  • Part of the Silver Lake Partners portfolio
  • “Private equity investment firms Thoma Bravo and Silver Lake Partners transitioned SolarWinds from a public to a private entity in February 2016.”
‘* https://www.solarwinds.com/company/home —> “IT management software that works for you—and that delivers on our promise of unexpected simplicity.”

Verizon acquires Niddel

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/05/verizon-acquires-autonomous-threat-detection-startup-niddel/?ncid=rss

Cyxtera Technologies acquires Immunity (undisclosed)[edit]

https://www.cyberscoop.com/cyxtera-immunity-acquisition-dave-aitel/

Arctic Wolf raised $16M in Equity

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