I hope you had a great weekend!
In this week's issue:
Uber got breached, again.
Acquisitions are ramping back up
Security, Funded gets a soundtrack
No one:Literally nobody:Me: OK fine, I'll make a Security, Funded playlist on Spotify
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📊 Market News
💰 Funding Summary
12 companies raised $440.9M across 9 unique product categories
8 companies were acquired or had a merger event across 7 unique product categories for $9.5M
🧩 Funding by Product Category
$230.0M for Physical Security
$140.4M for Data Protection
$40.0M for Security Operations
$10.0M for Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR)
$6.5M for Network Security
$5.0M for Professional Services
$5.0M for Fraud and Financial Crime Protection
$4.0M for Secure Networking
An undisclosed amount for Extended Detection and Response (XDR)
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🏢 Funding By Company
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
🔐 Secure The Job
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📚 Great Reads
Security Pills Newsletter - Fast becoming one of my new favorites, Security Pills is a weekly newsletter that highlights security related news in the blockchain, smart contract, and broader Web3 space.
CISA announced the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA) - The act requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to develop and implement regulations requiring covered entities to report to CISA covered cyber incidents and ransom payments.
Why do security products fail? - While technology has advanced, security is still dealing with the same problems of the past. This begs the question, why is that security products not necessarily successful?
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