The new division provides clients with an integrated offering that combines cyber insurance with vulnerability scanning, email and endpoint security, and backup and recovery services. Headed by Bill Meara, who joins the company from private equity giant Abry Partners, Acrisure Cyber Services expands on the company’s existing products, including insurance, reinsurance, asset management, and real…

I’d like to discuss the right to work. Security professionals have that right, and unfortunately, from time to time, certain individuals, organizations, or companies try to take that right away. In this piece specifically, I’d like to focus on the issue of non-competes. I understand that companies have employees sign non-competes. This is a common…

The funding round was led by New York-based Insight Partners, with participation from all previous investors, including Itai Tsiddon and Viola Ventures. Founded in 2014, the Tel Aviv-based PlainID provides organizations with a policy-based authorization solution that seeks to bring together IAM and cybersecurity with a real-time decision engine, all in a single, intuitive interface….

ClosingLock acquires SafeWire ClosingLock announced the acquisition of SafeWire. Both companies are based in the United States and they offer wire fraud prevention solutions for the real estate industry. DFIN acquires Guardum Risk and compliance solutions company Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) has acquired Guardum, a data security and privacy firm that can help companies locate,…

ZeroFox provides an AI-powered platform that protects users and brands from social media-sourced threats. The platform analyzes millions of pieces of publicly-accessible content in platforms such as Microsoft 365, G Suite, LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Instagram, and Apple and Google mobile app stores — looking for potential threats such as account compromise, fraudulent profiles, business email…

As part of its bug bounty program, the company will pay monetary rewards to security researchers who discover flaws that allow attackers to bypass existing scraping limitations and gain access to data at scale. Scrapers – including malicious apps, scripts, and websites – constantly adapt to evade detection, and Facebook says it is seeking ways…

Eighteen cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced December 1-12, 2021. Acclaim Technical Services acquires Entegra Systems Acclaim Technical Services (ATS), which specializes in operational support, language, and technology services, has acquired cyber technology solutions provider Entegra Systems. Both companies are US-based government contractors, and the acquisition of Entegra, which provides services to defense and intelligence agencies, will…

The new investment came from Crosspoint Capital Partners. Home Depot also participated, but the terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2014, Afero aims to secure device connectivity from the manufacturing process to consumer use, offering a platform that supports all types of smart home devices and provides secure cloud communication with Afero’s…

The Biden administration said the requirements made public Thursday are part of a broader effort at protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from ongoing cyberespionage and a surge in disruptive ransomware attacks. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. He had…