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Breaking the Ice on DICE: scaling secure Internet of Things Identities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:20 — 38.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this Spotlight Podcast, sponsored by Trusted Computing Group*, Dennis Mattoon of Microsoft Research gives us the low-down on DICE: the Device Identifier Composition Engine Architectures, which provides a means of  solving a range of security and identity problems on low cost, low power IoT endpoints. Among them: establishing strong device identity, doing device attestation and safe deployment at scale and verifying software updates. 

Endpoint Protection Firm Cybereason Lands $100m Softbank Investment

Alternatives to legacy endpoint protection software like anti virus is one of the hottest areas in the information security space. Yesterday’s announcement by Cybereason of a $100 Million investment by SoftBank only underscores that. Cybereason, which has offices in Boston, London and Tel Aviv, closed a Series D funding round from SoftBank to accelerate growth. The round brings total investment in Cybereason to $189 million and make SoftBank the single largest investor int he company, which also counts Spark Capital, Lockheed Martin and CRV as investors. “We are thrilled with our incredible growth but we are never satisfied because hackers still have a big advantage over the vast majority of corporations. This new funding allows us to increase our growth through new distribution channels and to develop new technologies. Our strengthened partnership with SoftBank, which has a formidable sales force and enterprise customer base in Japan and a global reach, […]

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Samsung Taps Security Start-up Darktrace for IoT Protection

In-brief: Samsung’s SDS global IT services group inked a deal with the security start-up Darktrace last week that, according to reports, will also result in collaboration around security for IoT devices.

HPE launches converged systems for Internet of things deployments | ZDNet

In-brief:Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a converged offering targeted at the Internet of Things, combining data analytics with data capture from multiple end points. 

UL Charges for Cyber Standards, Draws Scrutiny

In-brief: Product testing firm Underwriters Laboratories drew scrutiny by charging for copies of new standards for connected devices. But security experts say the new UL standards are poised to have a big impact – especially in industries like medicine and critical infrastructure.