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Security

Meet Blair Hanley Frank, VentureBeat’s new staff writer

We’re thrilled to announce Blair Hanley Frank will join VentureBeat as a staff writer effective May 22, 2017. His areas of coverage will include artificial intelligence, big data, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise technologies. Above: Blair Hanley Frank joins VentureBeat as a staff writer covering AI, big data, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise. Blair comes to VentureBeat…

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Zomato agrees to hacker’s demand — will launch bug bounty program in exchange for stolen data deletion

Less than 24 hours after revealing a major security breach that compromised the accounts of millions of users, restaurant search service Zomato revealed that it has engaged with the hacker responsible and has agreed to meet certain conditions in exchange for the stolen data being removed from the dark web. To recap, India-based Zomato, which…

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Aporeto raises $11.2 million to help build a more secure cloud

ANALYSIS: Following a week dominated by headlines about ransomware that locked down hundreds of thousands of computers, Aporeto scored an $11.2 million Series A round to help it build security natively into the cloud. New cloud architectures like microservices deploy apps in modular, self-contained units that work differently from traditional technologies. Aporeto’s security relies on the new models, protecting the…

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Restaurant search service Zomato hacked, says 17 million customer email addresses and passwords stolen

Restaurant search service Zomato  is the latest in a long line of companies to be hacked. The company revealed that millions of customer accounts were accessed, with email addresses and hashed passwords stolen. Zomato, which claims 120 million users each month, said that around 17 million accounts are affected, though it has asserted that financial information and other…

Tech

CrowdStrike, the firm investigating Russian hacks, raised $100M, now valued around $1B

 The business of hacking has dealt a huge blow to our democracy, not to mention a plethora of organizations and individuals, and our collective sense of sanity. One silver lining, however, has been that it has led to the emergence of a number of security startups that are building and deploying a range of tools to try…

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Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike raises $100 million at more than $1 billion valuation

CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that burst onto the national scene during the U.S. election season last year when it became the first to pin a data breach at the Democratic National Committee on Russia , said on Wednesday that it has closed a $100 million funding round at a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The new…