cybersecurity

Want in on the next $100B in cybersecurity?

There are massive opportunities for business value creation in cybersecurity. Many unicorns will be built in these spaces, and there are a few specific areas worth betting on.

Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap through neurodiversity

Addressing the skills gap and strengthening your own security team means bringing in different minds and perspectives — and that starts with embracing neurodiversity.

Transmit Security raises $543M Series A to kill off the password

Transmit Security, a Boston-based startup that’s on a mission to rid the world of passwords, has raised a massive $543 million in Series A funding. The funding round, said to be the largest Seri

Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity should include behavior transparency

The cyber executive order, alongside sanctions on Russia, are strong indications the Biden administration intends to take a far more proactive approach to cybersecurity. But it's not quite enough.

Industrial cybersecurity startup Claroty raises $140M in pre-IPO funding round

Claroty, an industrial cybersecurity company that helps customers protect and manage their Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) assets, has raised $140 million in its latest, and p

Cybersecurity training platform Immersive Labs closes $75M Series C led by Insight Partners

Immersive Labs, a platform which teaches cybersecurity skills to corporate employees by using real, up-to-date threat intelligence in a “gamified” way, has closed a $75 million Series C funding ro

It’s time for security teams to embrace security data lakes

The average corporate security organization is largely ineffective at preventing breaches, IP theft and data loss. Why? The fragmented approach we’re currently using does not work.

The rise of cybersecurity debt

In software development, there is a concept called "technical debt." It describes the costs companies pay when they choose to build software the easy (or fast) way instead of the right way.

Redacted comes out of stealth with $60M in funding and a new take on fighting cybercrime

The cybersecurity industry has no shortage of technology to fight against network intruders, app corrupters, email hackers and other cyber criminals. Today a startup called Redacted is coming out of s

For startups, trustworthy security means going above and beyond compliance standards

Compliance means that a company meets a minimum set of controls. Security encompasses a broad range of best practices and software that help address risks associated with the company’s operations.

Salt Security lands $70M for tech to protect APIs from malicious abuse

APIs make the world go round in tech, but that also makes them a very key target for bad actors: As doorways into huge data troves and services, malicious hackers spent a lot of time looking for ways

Cybersecurity startup Panaseer raises $26.5M Series B led by AllegisCyber Capital

Panaseer, which takes a data science approach to cybersecurity, has raised $26.5 million in a Series B funding led by AllegisCyber Capital. Existing investors, including Evolution Equity Partners, Not

Cymulate nabs $45M to test and improve cybersecurity defenses via attack simulations

With cybercrime on course to be a $6 trillion problem this year, organizations are throwing ever more resources at the issue to avoid being a target. Now, a startup that’s built a platform to he

Acronis raises $250M at a $2.5B+ valuation to double down on cyber protection services

As cybersecurity continues to grow in profile amid an increasingly complex and dangerous landscape of malicious activity, a cybersecurity vendor that specializes in “all-in-one” services c

Vectra AI picks up $130M at a $1.2B valuation for its network approach to threat detection and response

Cybersecurity nightmares like the SolarWinds hack highlight how malicious hackers continue to exploit vulnerabilities in software and apps to do their dirty work. Today a startup that’s built a

There is no cybersecurity skills gap, but CISOs must think creatively

Many studies claim that millions of jobs are going unfilled because there aren’t enough qualified candidates available for hire. I don’t buy it.

Thoma Bravo buys cybersecurity vendor Proofpoint for $12.3B in cash

More M&A activity is underway in the red-hot field of cybersecurity. In the latest development, private equity giant Thoma Bravo is buying Proofpoint, the SaaS security vendor, for $12.3 billion i

Solving the security challenges of public cloud

Standard operating processes exist for the simplest of tasks, so why isn’t there a standardized approach for dealing with security of the public cloud — something fundamental to our society?

Cado Security locks in $10M for its cloud-native digital forensics platform

As computing systems become increasingly bigger and more complex, forensics have become an increasingly important part of how organizations can better secure them. As the recent SolarWinds breach has

Cybersecurity training startup Hack The Box raises $10.6M Series A led by Paladin Capital

Cybersecurity training startup Hack The Box, which emerged originally from Greece, has raised a Series A investment round of $10.6 million, led by Paladin Capital Group and joined by Osage University
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