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…

U.K. Digital Secretary Nadine Dorries asked the Competition and Markets Authority to look into both the deal’s impact on competition and national security. NVIDIA has agreed to buy Cambridge-based Arm, Britain’s largest technology firm, from Japan’s Softbank. Arm’s semiconductor technology is widely used in computing devices, including smartphones, cars and other equipment that connects to…

The executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity tasked CISA with developing playbooks for federal civilian agencies to help them plan and conduct vulnerability and incident response. While the playbooks have been created for federal civilian agencies and their contractors, CISA says the information could also be useful to critical infrastructure organizations and private sector…

For years, it seems like we’ve been rationalizing why your company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) deserves a seat at the boardroom table. In many industries, we’ve come a long way since then. At more and more organizations, CISOs have stepped up and begun conferring regularly with the CFO, CTO, and CEO on security strategy,…

The new funding round was led by J.P. Morgan Growth Equity Partners. All previous investors participated as well, including Canapi, Dashfund, Bain Capital Ventures, Nyca, and ThirdPrime. Laika says it will use the funds to build additional automation, to add audit experiences to its platform, and to invest in growth and market momentum. The New…

Last month we celebrated the 18th year of the Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which was previously known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Under the slogan “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) together with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) each year encourage individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting…

The funding round was led by Mendoza Ventures, with participation from Cisco Investments and several other companies and angel investors. Wabbi plans on using the money to scale its team. The company offers a continuous security platform designed to help organizations develop secure software. Its capabilities include vulnerability management, policy management and compliance monitoring, and…

The number of cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions announced in the past months has remained constant, with 41 deals announced in October 2021. October 1-10 11:11 Systems acquires Green Cloud Defense Managed infrastructure solutions provider 11:11 Systems acquired Green Cloud Defense, a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider that specializes in managed cloud security solutions. The deal will help…

A total of 15 cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced October 11-24, 2021. Ampa acquires CSS Assure Legal and professional services company Ampa has acquired cybersecurity firm CSS Assure, which specializes in data protection and risk management. Both companies are based in the UK. The CSS Assure brand will remain. Cellebrite acquires Digital Intelligence Israel-based digital intelligence…