There are numerous potential threats to Internet security: lone-wolf hackers, state-sponsored cyber attacks, or identity and data theft, for example. But one of the most difficult cybersecurity challenges to identify and prevent are the Edward Snowdens — the players already inside an organization who are looking to steal or share sensitive information.
Today, Cambridge-based Sqrrl, which uses data analytics to fight Internet security threats, including from those known as 'determined insiders' like Snowden, announced that it has raised $7.1 million in new funding. Read MoreZen ApproachAfter trial period, City of Boston extends TicketZen partnership
After testing parking ticket payment app TicketZen for a three month pilot period, the City of Boston has decided to extend its contract with the Terrible Labs-founded mobile app for another year. Read MoreHarry is a Punk Rocker...Boldtypes: One Direction for Atlas?
Reddo Mobility, a spin out of enterprise HTML5 software services company Gizmox, announced it has raised $4.25 million in new funding today. The funds will help it expand its software services that allow Windows desktop applications to run on mobile devices and other non-Microsoft computer platforms, which could make accessing propriety business software a whole lot easier on mobile phones and tablets. Read MoreGet On-BoardAppcues, founded by HubSpot alum, raises $1.2 million
Fancred, the Boston-based website and mobile app that lets sports fans connect and share content on their favorite teams, announced a new product update this week called "Your Fancred." As the company explained it, the update creates a new way to store, share, and relive your sports memories online. After talking to Fancred chief executive Hossein Kash Razzaghi, it seems as if Your Fancred is a step towards the company becoming a full-featured, sports-focused social media brand. Read MoreIn the CloudsThreatStack raises $5 million to protect the cloud
As we approach the biggest eating week of the year, I’ve noticed a growing number of entrepreneurs in Boston trying to figure out how to get onto your shopping list and into your fridge. And investors are trying to figure out how to get a piece of the next Annie’s Organic (acquired by General Mills for $820 million this fall) or Vitaminwater (acquired by Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion).
Read MoreIntelligent Biz InvestmentInsightSquared gets $13.5 million to continue growing its business intelligence platform
There is an arms race going on in the business world similar to that in the sports world.
Everyone wants to be bigger, faster, and stronger in terms of operations, technology, sales and marketing, and revenue. The key to it all is speed. And in business, that doesn't mean being able to run a 40-yard-dash in 4.15 seconds. It means having access to information fast, and, maybe most important, accurately. Read More
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