Wickr has received a two-year, $35M contract to develop a suite of recall, alert and messaging applications for the U.S. Air Force. The San Francisco-based company will provide cloud-based RAM tools designed to help users manage protected files, videos, chats, text messages and voice communications, the Department of Defense said Monday. DoD added the suite will include servers built to work…Details
Elevate Security has been named one of 10 finalists for the RSA Conference 2020 Innovation Sandbox Contest for its work on developing a unique platform that uses data to score employee risk, shows actionable trends and delivers personalized communications that nudge employees to improve security habits. On Monday, February 24, Elevate Security will present its…Details
Wickr Selected as Only Secure Communication Platform for Strategic Expansion Initiative with U.S. Air Force
Wickr, Inc., the secure collaboration platform known for its robust end-to-end encryption and the ability to securely operate on Zero Trust Networks (ZTN), announced today the company was awarded a strategic financing contract from the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) AFVentures Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program. Air Force personnel will be able to securely communicate anywhere in…Details
“Fuzzbuzz, a graduate of the most recent Y Combinator class, got the kind of news every early-stage startup wants to hear when it landed a $2.7 million seed round to help deliver a special class of automated software testing known as fuzzing in the form of a cloud service.” Source: Y Combinator grad Fuzzbuzz lands…Details
Elevate Security, a San Francisco startup, wants to change that by helping employees understand phishing attacks better using behavioral techniques. Today, the company announced an $8 million Series A round to build on this idea.
“Getting your employees to care about security is hard. Not only does security feel irrelevant to them, but they’d much rather be doing their job than going through security awareness training exercises. Video lectures, lengthy quizzes, and brown bag lunch trainings are what paint an image of security in your employees’ minds — and it…Details
“SCYTHE recently announced a $3m round led by Gula Tech Adventures and an experienced group of cyber investors and operators. SCYTHE enables organizations to emulate advanced malicious cyber activity and see how well their organization is at preventing, detecting and repelling these types of threats. In this blog, I ask SCYTHE founder and CEO, Bryson…Details
“SCYTHE Inc., provider of the most advanced attack simulation platform on the market, today announced that the company has raised $3 million in an initial funding round led by cybersecurity industry veteran and co-founder of Tenable, Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures. The company’s flagship product SCYTHE is an attack simulation technology platform that allows…Details
“As encrypted chat apps grow more popular, they’re also becoming more popular targets for state-level blocks. Whether it’s brief interruptions in Brazil and Egypt or longterm censorship in China and Iran, countries are testing out their ability to block traffic at a national level, and apps are having to get creative to stay online. Wickr’s…Details
Masha Sedova is an industry-recognized people-security expert, speaker and trainer focused on engaging people to be key elements of secure organizations. She is the co-founder of Elevate Security delivering the first human-centric security platform that leverages behavioral-science to transform employees into security superhumans.