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…

The number of cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions announced in the past months has remained constant, with 40 deals announced in November 2021. November 1-7 Appsian Security acquires Q Software ERP data security and compliance firm Appsian Security acquired Q Software, which specializes in security and compliance solutions for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, and…

The investment, which brings the total raised by Cycode to $81 million, was led by private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, with participation from YL Ventures. The money will be used to fuel sales growth and accelerate product development. CycodeCycode offers a platform designed to address software supply chain security by providing visibility,…

Acuant is based in California and it specializes in identity verification and Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance. The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of the month, will help GBG further expand into the United States. GBG says Acuant’s product suite complements the services provided by its US-based…