With GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act marking the beginning of a shift in how we view privacy data, there is an increased need for businesses to be compliant as more regulations emerge. Ethyca’s data privacy automation platform provides developers and product teams the ability to ensure consumer data privacy throughout applications and services design. CEO and Cofounder Cillian Kieran walks us through the company’s history, the pain point it is solving, and latest funding round, which brings the total funding raised to $20M since 2018.
Privacy and Security
Serial entrepreneurs James Clark and Tom Jermoluk are on a mission to eliminate passwords. Clark has built numerous companies including Netscape (acquired by AOL for $4.2B in the ‘90s), Healtheon (merged with WebMD), and Silicon Graphics (made visual effects for films like The Terminator). Jermoluk was the CEO of At Home Network from 1986-1996, a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins, and served as President and COO at Silicon Graphics. The duo launched Beyond Identity to bring us into a passwordless era and just raised $30M to do it.
Zoom has been under increased scrutiny for privacy vulnerabilities on the platform as the pandemic has forced an accelerated digital transformation with companies scrambling to integrate remote work solutions. One step in addressing these concerns is the company’s recent acquisition of Keybase, an NYC security startup launched by the cofounders of OkCupid and SparkNotes.
For too long online users have been too willing to hand over their personal data in exchange for using mobile services (e.g., Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc.). As these companies continue to expand their footprints, untethered by regulators, into every facet of their customer’s lives there is a growing revolt.
I spent over $120K fighting an abuser through the justice system. I realized if that it was hard for me – a white, educated, privileged woman with access to capital – it must be very difficult for the average individual. I am making it my mission to protect people from becoming a victim of not only an abuser but of the justice system.
According to a report published by Juniper Research, online merchants may lose up to $48B as a result of fraudulent purchases by 2023. This staggering number has many merchants looking for outside help, and one of the top, preventative solutions to emerge is Riskified. Through its automated platform, Riskified reviews merchants’ online activities and compares it […]
Recently, the Interior Department ordered the grounding of its drone fleet that was made in China or contained Chinese parts. This comes on the heels of similar actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security in May and the United States Army in 2017. While political pundits credit the ban to the Trump administration’s policy initiatives […]
Every 39 seconds a cyber attack hits companies and government offices in the United States. Last week, after moderating a discussion with Chuck Brooks of General Dynamics on the vulnerabilities of ransomware, a non-profit that I support became the latest victim. This all too close event, that threatened millions of personal identities (including mine), is a painful […]
80% of hacking-related data breaches are the result of compromised and weak credentials. Yet we are still reliant on using the antiquated and obsolete password system. For this reason, passwords are still a hacker’s favorite target. HYPR, the first password-less authenitication solution, believes that the only way to truly keep safe is to get rid of passwords […]
Large enterprises need multiple cybersecurity teams to manage all they face. A company like JPMorgan Chase spends nearly $600M a year on cybersecurity, employing over 3K employees in cybersecurity role according to SecureWorld. With thousands of employees responding to various cyber threats, information tends to get segmented, resulting in decreased efficiency and a lack of […]
We have been accustomed to religiously collecting data but often do not have time the time to properly understand and process it. This leads to a host of risk factors associated with what’s in your organization’s data but not fully uncovered yet, especially with a movement towards customer data privacy initiatives like GDPR. Text IQ analyzes […]