Learning from 2014 Security Hacks

Feld Thoughts

Raj Bhargava (CEO of JumpCloud ) and I got into a discussion at dinner the other night about the major security hacks this past year including Sony, eBay, Target, and The Home Depot. Raj spend over a decade in the security software business and it was fascinating to realize that a common thread on virtually all of these major compromises was hacked credentials. Secure directory services (the approach JumpCloud is taking). Investments director services jumpcloud security

Guns and Cyber Security

Steve Blank

It’s time to teach Cyber Security as integral part of the high school and college curriculum and to all corporate employees. Hacking and Cyber Security. It’s time to teach Cyber Security as integral part of the high school and/or college curriculum – not as an elective.

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Cyber Security At The Start


Typically, the idea of cyber security comes later down the road after a company compromise or when the organization is filing for compliance & regulations. Yet cyber security should be a crucial consideration for entrepreneurs during the initial steps of creating their vision.

How To Secure A Lead Investor


The post How To Secure A Lead Investor appeared first on The Gust Blog. By Paula Taas, Founder Institute. You’ve created an amazing founding team, you’ve built a brilliant product that has been gaining a lot of traction, and now you’re looking to expand your company.

The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?


It doesn’t, however, change the fact that firewalls are still only perimeter protection devices and are limited to applying security policies against visible packets that travel through them. Security-focused code reviews and rigorous penetration testing are also highly recommended.

Startups – Integrating Security Mindset and Processes Early


In the chase to produce the best minimum viable product or to push out the next killer feature, security is often given the backseat. Security is often not given the consideration it should get early in the design or development process and it tends to be costlier to implement later on.

Affordable Online And Offline Security Tips For Small Businesses

YFS Magazine

With a smart and limited investment, you can keep your business secure, both online and offline. Back Office Grow business security system cybersecurity data security Office Space technology

How IoT companies can beef up their data security

The Next Web

But beyond educating staff and users alike on best practices, what can Internet of Things companies do to improve their data security practices as they rush to ship products out the door? Entrepreneur Data Security Young Entrepreneur Council

10 data security mistakes to avoid as a startup

The Next Web

Startups move fast, and aren’t always thinking about data security as they rush to get a MVP to market. Data security is increasingly important. Entrepreneur Insider Data Entrepreneurship Security startup YEC Young Entrepreneur Council

Is Your Customer Data Secure? 6 Essential Steps To Prevent Data Breaches And Hacks

YFS Magazine

Back Office Grow big data data security information technology technologyAs a business owner, client and customer responsibility rests squarely upon your shoulders. But that’s merely the beginning.

How To Reduce IT Security Risks In Your Business


As modern businesses become more reliant on more complex IT systems, the security threats to these systems increases. Below are some of the most effective ways you can reduce IT security risks in your business: Integrate Applications and IT Services. IT Security Training.

WP Engine passes $100M in revenue and secures $250M investment from Silver Lake

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Of course a nice chunk is primary capital, i.e. for the company balance sheet, to invest in growth initiatives, security and quality, and advancing our existing strategic priorities through acceleration and de-risking. People said there’s no money in hosting. WordPress is just a toy.

13 ways companies should improve their data security in the age of IoT

The Next Web

To learn more about how to adapt security measures considering the complexity of today’s technologies, I asked a group of entrepreneurs from YEC the following question: How should companies ramp up their data security as the Internet of Things grows?

Startups Lead The Charge For Increased Digital Security

YFS Magazine

No matter what kind of digital security is in place, startups are proving that the best defense is a good offense. Back Office Grow big data cybersecurity data security IT small data technology

The Challenge of Being a Russian Security Software Company

Venture Chronicles

It became clear that the company is Russian and this fact alone represents a major impediment for any company in the security software space. I simply would not try to build a security software company in Russia if I have an aspiration of selling to a global enterprise market.

Localeur Secures $4.2 million in Funding


million offering from 43 investors, according to papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Silicon Hills News did this profile of […] The post Localeur Secures $4.2 Localeur, a travel recommendation service aimed at millennials, has raised nearly $4.2 million of a $4.6 The Austin-based startup, founded in March of 2013, previously raised $1.2 million, according to its Crunchbase profile.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Poor physical security. Online security is a major concern, and rightly so, but it’s important to not overlook the need for physical security. Managing a Business Starting a Business intellectual Property NDA partnership partnership agreements security Silicon Valley

a16z Podcast: Securing Infrastructure and Enterprise Services

Ben's Blog

How should we be thinking about securing infrastructure — and identity — in this context, for entities like major news media outlets or financial institutions such as News … internet of things security & privacy a16z Summit 2016 blockchainThe modern enterprise holds all sorts of applications, devices, and workflow needs.

StillSecure Announces Cloud Security Solution and Partnership with SoftLayer

Feld Thoughts

StillSecure fundamentally believes that service providers – telcos, datacenter, cloud providers – will be the channel to market for security solutions and I agree. As most cloud users know, securing their systems is incredibly hard. The two companies are also beginning to explore offering the complete spectrum of StillSecure’s managed security services into SoftLayer’s broader offerings. My Investments cloud security softlayer stillsecure

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The Top 5 Benefits Of A Commercial Security System


The security of a business shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why most successful business owners view the installation of a security system as an investment rather than an expense. Installing a commercial security system offers many benefits to a business.

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

Joe had appointments at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), where he was the co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and at the Hoover Institute where he was a research fellow. Finally, we also wanted to show our sponsors in the Department of Defense that students can make meaningful contributions to understanding problems and rapid prototyping of solutions to real-world national security problems.

Danger From Above: Be Aware Of Cloud Security Threats


One of the major concerns about cloud computing is security. The reality is, no matter how or where you run applications, store your data or transfer information, security will always be a significant problem.

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BYOD Security Made Simple: Solutions To The Top Three Threats


While mobile technologies hold great promise as a productivity enhancer, they can also pose a significant risk to network and data security if companies fail to manage their use proactively. Professionalisms BYOD data security Omer Faiyaz By Omer Faiyaz, CEO of Remo Software.

Digital Security Is Not Working Very Well

Feld Thoughts

We live in a digital world with a false sense of security. ” I expect that this false sense of security will still exist in 2049 if humans manage to still be around. The first big piece of security news this weekend was ‘All wifi networks’ are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Technology cybersecurity rsa security wpa-2

Why security leadership is essential for your company

The Next Web

Security leadership is one of many new opportunities, but it’s often not taken seriously enough because. However, what most people do not realize is that there is more to security leadership than meets the eye.

How to Secure Funding for Your Startup (with INFOGRAPHIC)

Up and Running

4 ways to secure funding for your startup. In our infographic, we’ve covered some of the main sources of funding you can secure for your startup business. Why do so many businesses fail? According to a recent Forbes article , at the surface level, they simply run out of cash.

Smart Security Solutions For Small Business Owners


Installing a high-tech security system to monitor and protect your physical space used to be the exclusive purview of big corporations. Of the many expenses a small business has to contend with, monthly fees and salaries to maintain security systems rarely rank high on this list.

Pokemon Go Users: Beware Two Major Security Risks

Inc Startups

Users of the new, popular game should be aware of two major security risks

8 Steps In Securing A Bank Loan To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A common question I get is “How do I get a bank loan to fund my startup?” The default answer is that it probably won’t happen, because most banks just don’t make bank loans to startups.

To Keep Your Data Secure, Think Like a Hacker

Inc Startups

Traditional methods of information security aren't cutting it anymore. To stop sophisticated breaches, more creative approaches are necessary

Why Cyber Security Should Be the Most Important Thing for Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Cyber security has always been riddled with holes, where malicious hackers have been one step ahead at every turn. That is why cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. That is why maintaining a tight control of cyber security is of the utmost importance to avoid legal issues.

The Panama Papers and WordPress Security

Duct Tape Marketing

The Panama Papers and WordPress Security written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. But, like an operating system on your computer, with all that functionality comes some concern for security. online marketing hacking Panama Papers security WordPress

Houston-based Alert Logic Acquires Austin-based Click Security


Houston-based Alert Logic announced it has acquired Austin-based Click Security. Alert Logic, security as a service solutions provider for the cloud, acquired Click Security to bolster its security analytics and threat detection solutions and to add to its security and engineering talent. The companies also provide complementary […] The post Houston-based Alert Logic Acquires Austin-based Click Security appeared first on SiliconHills.

10 Apps Changing (and Securing) Your Workplace

Inc Startups

These collaboration and security tools will have an impact on offices everywhere. Technology

Email Security in 2016: What You Need to Know

Inc Startups

Email security is extremely important in 2016, but do you know the best way to secure your information

What You Need to do to Secure a Business Loan

Inc Startups

Securing a business loan is difficult, and the process can be wrought with disappointment.

The optimistic case for IoT security standards

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

These are the components needed to enforce default-secure behavior for IoT devices. With the second major IoT-based DDoS attack having passed through the news cycle, everyone wants to know what can be done to stop future attacks.

Lessons Learned: Corporate System Security Breaches

Soho Solutionist

It seems that every other day there is news of another large company whose data systems have been breached, and there are many more small business security breaches that we never even hear about. Considering the level of security that these companies employ, this can be […]. The post Lessons Learned: Corporate System Security Breaches appeared first on SOHO Tech Training. Small & Home Office Tech cybercrime security virtual office

What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup


What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup. in security , startups. Nota bene : I’m not a professional security researcher. In the course of doing that, I (very occasionally) do original security research. Ruby on Rails security sucks lolz amirite?

Top 3 Security Takeaways From 2015


One priority for many businesses is strengthening their information security posture. It’s no mystery why cyber security is top of mind: As CNN Money noted, today’s hackers are “faster, sneakier and more creative” than ever before. So what were the top three security takeaways for 2015?