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Netsparker gets $40 million to grow its security scanner business
The scanner actually exploits vulnerabilities in order to avoid false positives.
Bitdefender valued at $600M after private equity company buys significant minority stake
Vitruvian Partners, a London-based private equity firm, acquired approximately 30 percent of Bitdefender from existing shareholder Axxess Capital.
How Michael Flynn helped cybersecurity firms before his White House stint
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn used his public sector connections to advise and guide multiple private sector cybersecurity firms into federal markets worldwide prior to his national security adviser appointment by President Donald Trump.
Where former spies go to become cybersecurity startup founders
DataTribe has been incubating companies staffed by former intel community members, planting the seeds for an East Coast startup community dedicated to cybersecurity.
While startups cashed in, total cybersecurity venture funding fell in 2016
Venture capital firms invested roughly $3.1 billion into a record 279 cybersecurity startups last year, according to research published by CB Insights, Thursday. That figure represents a $600 million drop from 2015 to 2016. From an industry stand point, 2016 also saw a decrease in exits — otherwise known as business events in which a company is either sold or acquired. In short, investors make their money on exits.