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CyberRisk Alliance acquires Cybersecurity Collaborative establishing its Peer Council Business Platform

New York, NY, August 19, 2019 — CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired Cybersecurity Collaborative, a peer council platform for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other senior-level security executives from Stuart Cohen, the company’s founder and CEO. Stuart will continue to lead the…

Symantec sells off enterprise business for $10.7 billion

Symantec sold off its enterprise security business to chipmaker Broadcom for $10.7 billion, but will retain consumer cyber safety business. The deal, which includes the Symantec brand name, was approved by Symantec’s board of directors and is expected to close before the end of the year, but still must pass standard regulatory approvals. Symantec will…

Jamf acquires Mac endpoint solutions firm Digita Security

The Apple device management company Jamf today announced the acquisition of Digita Security, which specializes in creating enterprise-level endpoint protection solutions for Mac users. The two parties are not releasing the deal’s financial details and Jamf spokesperson told SC Media the deal has already closed. Digita Security, which was co-founded by ex-NSA hacker Patrick Wardle,…

Exterro picks up privacy firm Jordan Lawrence

Information governance software maker Exterro has acquired the data privacy and information management software firm Jordan Lawrence. Bobby Balachandran, CEO at Exterro, said the move was made to help his firm more effectively manage the new and evolving data privacy and security regulations, such as CCPA and GDPR while addressing e-discovery needs under the Federal…

Imperva acquires Distil Networks

Imperva announced yesterday it had acquired Distil Networks with plans to integrate that company’s automated attack mitigation capabilities to help round out Imperva’s product portfolio. Neither company made the merger’s financial details available nor is it currently known how Imperva will integrate Distil’s staff into its current operation. “Distil Networks gives us a comprehensive bot…

Sophos inks deal to acquire Rook Security

Sophos reported today it has acquired the managed detection and response (MDR) firm Rook Security. The financial details of the deal were not revealed, but Sophos said Rook Security skillset will be used so the company can create a re-sellable MDR services by combining Rook Security’s threat detection, investigation and response capabilities with its recently…

Recorded Future, Palo Alto and FireEye in mergers and acquisitions mode

The cybersecurity sector saw three major acquisitions announced this week, with Insight Partners acquiring Recorded Future, Palo Alto buying Twistlock and PureSec and FireEye snapping up Verodin. Monetarily, the biggest deal involved the private equity firm Insight Partners taking a controlling stake in Recorded Future in an all-cash $780 million deal that will also see…

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Dragos acquires NexDefense to bolster ICS defense capability

Dragos has acquired the industrial control system (ICS) visibility technology firm NexDefense and has announced the availability of a suite of tools for companies to assess their ICS security. No financial or organizational details on the deal were released. “This is a mainly a technology acquisition, however a majority of the engineering team is joining…

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