Sophos Home – security for up to 10 PCs and Macs

I don't usually promote commercial products on this blog but Sophos are giving away Sophos Home free for the whole family. Sophos Home is a full-featured computer security product that protects up to 10 personal Mac and Windows computers from malware/viruses, malicious software, and inappropriate websites. It's good to see Mac security included. With no credit card required and no ads. You can get it from Sophos here. Of course for total coverage you will also need tablet and smartphone security.
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Startups from Europe, Israel and South Africa selected for Cyber London accelerator programme

Cyber security startup accelerator and incubator Cyber London (CyLon) has announced the participants in its second programme to support cyber security startups. The 14-week programme gives entrepreneurial teams access to professional training and guidance from a network of mentors and investors. The companies also receive a £15,000 investment in return for 3% equity. CyLon partners and sponsors are Amadeus Capital Partners, Epsilon Advisory Partners, Winton Capital, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Fried Frank.The startups taking part in the second programme are:•Aves Netsec, Finland•BitNinja, Hungary. •Fabric, UK.. •Mazor, Israel. •Simudyne, UK. - with a focus on decision support systems•Torsion InfoSec, UK.•UkkoBox, UK and Brazil. •Verity, South Africa.
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UK startup Panaseer raises $2.25 million to bring cyber security intelligence to the board

UK cyber security software company Panaseer has raised $2.25 million through a syndicated seed investment round. Panaseer was founded in 2014 by a team of cyber security experts from BAE Systems. Interestingly, its aim is to bring cyber security intelligence to the board, not just the security teams. It addresses the question: “How secure are we?”, the question that should be on every board member’s lips but is very difficult for anyone to answer. If they can really do that, using their big data and visualisation platform, and make the insight relevant to senior level decision makers, then they will certainly succeed. Panaseer was selected to accompany the Prime Minister to Washington DC earlier this year as part of a cyber-security delegation and has since gone on to sign its first New York based Financial Services client. For further cyber security deals and innovations see Security TechWatch.
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UK government and industry launch £6.5m CyberInvest scheme to fund research into cyber security

The UK government, in collaboration with industry, has launched a scheme called 'CyberInvest' to fund research into cyber security. To date, 18 companies have signed up to the scheme and have committed £6.5m over the next five years. This includes BT, which is investing £500,000 into the scheme. Other companies that have made their involvement public include Northrop Grumman, Crossword Cybersecurity, Nexor and Becrypt.
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October’s Cyber Security Deals

Cytegic Raises Angel Funding for Tools That Forecast Cyber-Security RiskCybersecurity startup SignalSense raises $4.5M with a 'DVR' for network attacksInteliSecure Acquires UK-Based PenturaCheckpoint founder's new network security company Cato raises $20mCisco to Buy Network-Security Firm Lancope for $453 Million - WSJPwC buys former RBS tech innovator’s security start-up - The ScotsmanFormer NSA head's cyber-security startup raises $32.5 million| ReutersThoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in DigiCertHP sells its TippingPoint security business to Trend Micro for $300 millionBracket Computing raises $46.4Millusive networks Raises $22Mn to Fund Cyber Deception TechnologyThales to Buy Data Security Firm Vormetric for $400MPhishMe Acquires Malcovery Security - Infosecurity MagazineWombat Security to Acquire ThreatSim - Infosecurity MagazineRiskIQ Acquires PassiveTotal to Expand Portfolio of Threat Infrastructure Analysis CapabilitiesArea 1 Security Raises $15M to Fight PhishingRapid7 Acquires LogentriesCommunications Startup Symphony Raises Over $100M With Google As One Of Its BackersSentinelOne Raises $25 Million To Attack Security Threats At The Kernel | TechCrunchStartup DataVisor Nabs $14.5 Million to Fund Spark-based SecurityCISCO buys Indian file sharing company PawaaBig data cybersecurity startup Cybereason raises $59m Series C in round...
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This Weeks Cyber Security Deals – 16th October 2015

RiskIQ Acquires PassiveTotal to Expand Portfolio of Threat Infrastructure Analysis CapabilitiesWombat Security to Acquire ThreatSimPhishme acquires MalcoveryArea 1 Security Raises $15M to Fight PhishingRapid7 Acquires LogentriesCommunications Startup Symphony Raises Over $100M With Google As One Of Its BackersStartup DataVisor Nabs $14.5 Million to Fund Spark-based SecuritySentinelOne Raises $25 Million To Attack Security Threats At The Kernel | TechCrunchCISCO buys Indian file sharing company PawaaBig data cybersecurity startup Cybereason raises $59m Series C in round led by SoftbankFledgling Israeli cyber-security giant makes second acquisitionLogMeIn to Acquire Password Management Leader LastPass
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18 Cyber Security Deals in September

Cisco Expands Security Services Portfolio with Portcullis AcquisitionPortcullis is a UK-based security consultancy that offers services for testing and security response and research. Dome9 raises $8.3 million for its hybrid cloud security systemCyber security startup Vectra Networks cashes in on hot investment market for $35 million - Silicon Valley Business JournalBig Data security analytics startup Exabeam raises $25 million in Series B fundingPhantom Cyber a Low-Key Startup in a World of ManyOnapsis Raises $17M Round Led by Evolution Equity Partners to Boost Cyber Security of SAP and Oracle Enterprise Applications | OnapsisCloudFlare Locks Down $110M From Fidelity, Microsoft, Google, Baidu And Qualcomm | TechCrunchnovidades : Econocom signs the acquisition agreements for Altasys, a digital security specialistESET acquires UK data encryption company DeslockBiometric startup will use $18.5 million to further develop its iris recognition systems for security checksSecunia Acquired by Flexera Software - SoftpediaAlcatel-Lucent Purchases Mformation for IoT Security SmartsFormer NSA Director Alexander Cybersec Startup Raises $7.5MIsraeli anti-car hacking firm Argus raises $26 million| ReutersOkta Raises $75 Million, Boosting Valuation to Nearly $1.2 BillionCloud security company Censornet raises £2mLos Altos-based Netskope raises $75 million...
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New Directions in Cyber Security – EIT conference in Berlin

Some interesting early stage cyber security companies under the wing of the Privacy, Security and Trust Action line in EIT Digital:CryptTalk - Secure Communicationshttp://Crypttalk.comqkey - mobile authenticationhttps://www.qkeysecurity.com/index.htmlSolidshield - Obfuscation, anti-tamper, software licensinghttp://www.solidshield.comChino - Secure storage for health data according to EU privacy lawshttps://chino.ioCleafy - web site integrity protectionhttps://cleafy.comGuardSquare - application protectionhttp://www.guardsquare.comSecurityMatters - industrial network monitoringhttp://www.secmatters.comSentryo - Cyber Awareness for the Industrial Internethttp://www.sentryo.net
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