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- A review of some of the cybersecurity M&A in October. Pretty amazing.
- After buying the CASB Perspecsys several months ago, Blue Coat continues to beef up their cloud security with the Elastica acquisition. We’re seeing a bunch of M&A activity in the CASB space. Most recently, Microsoft acquired Adallom for $300 million.
- Socialware plays in the emerging space of social media security and compliance. See this interview with ZeroFox CEO James Foster for more on social media security.
- Though the valuation wasn’t disclosed, iBoss founder Paul Martini claims that it was “more than 500 million.” The San Diego-based company hadn’t raised any money previously and claims that they only took the money to help establish relationships with investors in preparation for an IPO–likely within 24 months.
- Ted Schlein interviews Nathaniel Fick of Endgame, Jay Kaplan of Synack, and Oren Falkowitz of Area1 on the state of cooperation between Silicon Valley and the government on cybersecurity.
- Prime Minister David Cameron pushed for the laws, claiming that criminals must not be allowed a “safe space” online.
- Zerodium announced that it would be paying $1 million to an undisclosed hacking group that found a way to hack into an iPhone from an internet browser.
- The author looks at fraud detection companies such as Kount, Easy Solutions, Iovation and ThreatMetrix across various criteria.
Unrelated to Security:
- Lessons from Wharton Professor Maurice Schweitzer’s book Friend or Foe, in which he describes the tactics that psychologists use to establish trust with their patients.
- The VP of business development at MoneyGram argued at a panel discussion that BitCoin won’t disrupt remittances–an area that some Bitcoin supporters claim to be its clearest use case.