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Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga, and cooking. She currently resides in a small village on the southwest coast of Portugal.


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The VAR Guy’s Security Round-Up: Week Ending April 22

There was plenty of action in security news this week, with vulnerabilities taking center stage. Microsoft patched one that recently made headlines in its weekly security update, while Google admitted its website had a pretty major one for about 24 hours.

The VAR Guy’s Security Round-Up: Week Ending April 1

It was an interesting week for security, with the tables turned on Apple in its iPhone hacking debacle with the FBI, the introduction of a new portal for global threat intelligence sharing and further proof that mobile devices are a threat to company security. Here’s a rundown of what happened on the security front this week.

Unisys Offers Stealth Solution Across AWS Cloud, Enterprise

Unisys Corp. is extending its data-center security solution to the Amazon Web Services Cloud, giving AWS customers advanced security while providing its own clients with the scale of the AWS Cloud, the company said in a press release.

Security Startup Forescout Hits Billion-Dollar Mark for IoT Security

The major funding trend for security startups from last year is continuing into 2016. An Israeli-U.S. security startup, ForeScout Technologies, is one of the early big winners with a sizeable $76 million in new financing that brings the company’s valuation to $1 billion, the company said.

Study: Lack of Coordination Leads to Enterprise Security Gaps

Most people would think that IT professionals and security professionals at an organization would be on the same page when it comes to protecting the company’s assets. Well think again, according to a recent survey by BMC and Forbes Insights, which found that there are gaps between how these two teams coordinate efforts that are putting the company in danger security-wise.

John McCormack CEO of Forcepoint

Raytheon Unveils Security Spinoff ‘Forcepoint’

Longtime defense solution provider Raytheon (RTN) has named its security spinoff Forcepoint and unveiled a number of new products as part of the company’s launch, with the goal of bring cybersecurity inspired by the defense industry to the global commercial market.

Asaf Cidon CEO and cofounder Sookasa

Sookasa Adds Security to Box Cloud Storage Platform

Cloud security provider Sookasa has integrated its technology with the Box file sync and share platform to protect the service with real-time activity monitoring to better protect against security threats.

Cognitive Code Offers Siri-Like Approach to IoT Security

The growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is inspiring security researchers to find innovative ways to secure it. To that end, startup Cognitive Code Corp. has developed a platform similar to Apple’s Siri that protects devices with conversationally intelligent apps that build security directly into the device.

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