Say you're putting on a huge public event. And maybe there's a very real security concern, which causes you to ban anyone using remote-controlled drones along the route of said event, just to be cautious. Read More
Over the past several months, two PhD candidates in MIT's CSAIL program have been busy attempting to solve a few tough questions: How do you make cybersecurity sexy? How can you create excitement about the field? And perhaps most importantly, how do you take the impressive work being done at academic institutions and find ways to bring it to market?
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 MoreCyber ResponseCybersecurity company Co3 Systems rebrands as Resilient Systems
SaltDNA, a Belfast-founded startup that has built a secure mobile and data communication network for enterprises, is setting up shop in Boston after having receiving $3 million in funding from Atlas Venture and a few security-minded angel investors. Read More
It's been about 17 months since Edward Snowden leaked details about the National Security Agency's tracking practices, information that triggered a firestorm of investigations into the US government's access to private data and the way technology companies secured and shared consumer information.
On Tuesday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith spoke at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, facing an audience that included some of the loudest critics of the NSA's activities in the US.
Read MoreLEDs, Irish 3D LoveDaily Brief: Prelert gets $7.5 million, BeON Kickstarts, and Web Summit kicks off in Dublin
It's been a very active two-week period for fundraising among Boston's tech companies, and there are no signs of that slowing down at all.
-Framingham-based Prelert, a company that develops advanced analytics software that helps enterprises with the early detection of possible data loss, announced $7.5 million in new funding today led by Intel Capital. Read More
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