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EdgeWave closes equity funding

EdgeWave, a San Diego-based cybersecurity firm, reports it has closed $6 million in Series A equity funding from TVC Capital, a San Diego-based growth equity firm.

Littoral ship’s cyberdefenses need to improve, US Navy says

The U.S. Navy is “taking definitive steps” to improve the cybersecurity of systems that manage operations and logistics on its new Littoral Combat Ship, a service official said.

Study results in formation of SD cybersecurity center

As part of the effort to accelerate job growth and the cyber innovation economy in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence has formed to serve as a hub for collaboration.

Former CleanTech president Holly Smithson joins Sentek Global

Holly Smithson, the former president of CleanTech San Diego, is the new director of enterprise practice at Sentek Global, the information technology firm announced this week.

Howard Schmidt added to CyberUnited board

Howard Schmidt, the former White House cybersecurity coordinator for President Barack Obama, has joined the board of directors for CyberUnited, a San Diego-based insider threat security informatics company.

World cybersecurity leaders call for cooperation

STANFORD -- Governments and businesses spend $1 trillion a year for global cybersecurity, but unlike wartime casualties or oil spills, there's no clear idea what the total losses are because few will admit they've been compromised. Cybersecurity leaders from more than 40 countries are gathering at Stanford University this week to consider tackling that information gap by creating a single, trusted entity that would keep track of how much hackers steal.

GridCOM Technologies awarded $95K grant for cyberattack solutions

San Diego-based GridCOM Technologies, which develops cybersecurity solutions for energy infrastructures, has been awarded a grant from the state of California to help protect electrical grids from cyberattacks.

Kratos wins cyberthreat contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) said Wednesday that it has won a federal defense contract valued at $6 billion over the life of the five-year deal.

Kratos Defense among 17 winners of $6 billion cybersecurity award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. was among 17 winners of a $6 billion U.S. contract that will create a shopping hub for government agencies seeking to shield their computer networks from hackers.

3 top US officials discuss cybersecurity in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- The heads of the nation's three top intelligence agencies said Thursday they strive to protect Americans' privacy in an evolving era of cybersecurity threats, electronic surveillance and concerns about government data-monitoring.

CyberFlow gets $2M investment from Toshiba

San Diego-based CyberFlow Analytics Inc., a newly formed cybersecurity company, raised $2 million from Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC).

Cyber experts say calling out China may be working

SINGAPORE (AP) -- After years of quiet and largely unsuccessful diplomacy, the U.S. has brought its persistent computer-hacking problems with China into the open, delivering a steady drumbeat of reports accusing Beijing's government and military of computer-based attacks against America.

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Roundtables

Center aims to add cybersecurity to SD sectors

Biotech, mobile, tourism, craft beer — San Diego is at the forefront of these industries and its business community is defined by them, but who says there isn’t room for one more? Thanks to a wide-reaching public-private partnership, the Cyber Center of Excellence opened March 20 with the goal of adding cybersecurity to the list of homegrown success stories.

Business cyberthreats require continuous security updates

The cloud has defeated the "blue screen of death," but companies are constantly taxed with updating security software and finding new ways to combat cyberthreats.

Cybersecurity calls on small businesses

Many small businesses do not understand the importance of cybersecurity, and as a result, they are putting larger companies and government agencies at risk.

Security dominates wireless industry concerns

Individual plants will one day have their own microprocessor to transmit a signal, saying they need water and fertilizer. A group of forward-thinking technology leaders discussed what the future looks like in the wireless sector at a recent roundtable at The Daily Transcript sponsored by CohnReznick.

Cybersecurity videos

Serwin, Fraumann talk about cybersecurity

Nov. 1, 2012 -- George Chamberlin discusses cybersecurity with Andrew Serwin, a partner with Foley & Lardner, and Liz Fraumann, executive director of ESET Foundation, including what types of cyber threats small businesses need to be aware of.

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