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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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Steve Kelley senior vice president of Product and Corporate Marketing at Trustwave

TrustWave Unveils Cloud-Based Security for IoT

While the Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its early stages of capability and adoption, it’s not too early to think about the security needed when myriad devices—many of them critical—start connecting wirelessly. That’s the thinking of Trustwave, which recently unveiled a managed services specifically aimed at manufacturers and business users of IoT technologies, devices and applications.

Tim Stevens vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera

Niara, Cloudera Partner on Big Data Security

As big data gets, well, bigger, security to protect these new systems also will have to rise to the occasion. To that end, fledgling security companies Niara and Cloudera have struck up a partnership, pairing their solutions to combine advanced real-time threat discovery with enterprise big data management.

Fortinet, NTT Com Join Forces on Cloud, Network Security

As it becomes more and more evident enterprises still don’t trust the cloud as far as security goes, security firms are busy rallying to shore up their solutions to protect customers even when assets and data go off premise.

John Vigouroux managing partner and president of Frost Data Capital

Symantec, Frost Data Capital Partner to Develop, Fund Security Startups

Security startups have been quite popular with venture capitalists lately, with nascent companies such as CrowdStrike, CounterTack and Menlo Security, among others, all winning solid VC cash to get their companies going. Now security heavyweight Symantec (SYMC) has teamed up with VC firm Frost Data Capital to create and feed even more startups with the seed money they need for new ventures.

Dmitri Alperovitch cofounder and CTO of CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike Wins Patent, Raises $100M for Next-Gen Endpoint Security

CrowdStrike has been hard at work protecting endpoints from threats with its security software, and now the Irvine, California-based company has protected its own technology with a new patent. The company also has secured $100 million more in funding from notable investors—including Google Capital—for its endpoint security strategy and solutions.

Sophos Discovers Cloaking That Can Bypass Google Search Algorithms

Security firm Sophos has discovered a potentially dangerous new trick for getting around the algorithm protections in the Google search engine that could allow hackers to expose search users that click on PDF links to a number of security threats.

Startup Tanium Adds Security Smarts to System Management Platform

Systems management startup Tanium has expanded into the security space with a new platform component that can help enterprises detect cyberattacks across numerous endpoints, replacing what’s typically a time-consuming process with fast and accurate results, the company said.

Stelios SidiroglouDouskos MIT research scientist

MIT Researchers Develop Automatic Security Vulnerability Fix

One of the dangers of security holes is sometimes they remain undetected for some time, giving hackers ample chance to exploit them. Now some researchers at MIT have solved this issue by creating a way to fix vulnerabilities automatically by borrowing processes securely from other applications.

Shaun McConnon CEO of BitSight

Startup BitSight Raises $23M to Advance Security-Ratings Platform Technology

Security startups have experienced a windfall of funding lately. We’ve told you about the cash CounterTack, Menlo Security and vArmour have all added to their wallets, and now another nascent security company BitSight Technologies—which develops a platform allowing companies to rate their own and other organizations’ security—is joining the list.

Raj Samani CTO Intel Security

Honeywell, Intel Team on IoT Security Technology

The Internet of Things—in which myriad devices, sensors, appliances and systems connect and communicate with each other to form a cohesive network—is still in its early stages of adoption. But that doesn’t mean it’s too early to try to keep it secure, especially in critical solutions like the manufacturing space.

Facebook Poaches Yahoo’s Security Chief

If you’re going to leave a high-profile position to take another one at social networking company Facebook, what better place than to announce the move on your Facebook page?

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