I hope you had a great weekend!
There's a big bet about to happen in the crypto/Web3 world that's been a long time coming - seriously implementing security.
With all the high profile breaches, the cybersecurity world and Web3 world are finally getting on a (positive) collision path. With DEF CON and BlackHat right around the corner, expect this area to continue to evolve.
Let's dive in.
9 companies raised $235.3M across 7 unique product categories
6 companies was acquired or had a merger event for $22.0M
🧩 By Product Category
$90.0M for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Security
$74.0M for Operational Technology (OT) Security
$31.5M for Data Protection
$25.0M for Security Operations
$6.0M for Machine Learning (ML) Security
$4.8M for Physical Security
$4.0M for SaaS Security
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🏢 By Company
Luoan Technology, an industrial control systems (ICS) security platform, raised a $74.0M Series C from China Unicom Innovation Fund.
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
Yet Another New Mac Setup Script (YANMSS) - Here's my (mostly) automated setup script for a new Mac to install some of my most used command line tools and programs.
Key US Senators Introduce Crypto Bill - A wide-reaching, bipartisan crypto bill emerged from U.S. Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who are seeking to extend a comprehensive set of regulations across digital assets in the U.S. and have given industry lobbyists something meaty to debate.
Container Security Considerations: Security Best Practices and Common Threats - Understand container security challenges and learn about critical container security best practices, such as securing images, registries, etc.
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