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News alert: NTT all photonics network connects data centers in U.S., U.K. at very low latency

San Francisco and Tokyo, Apr. 11, 2024 – At Upgrade 2024, NTT Corporation (NTT) and NTT DATA announced the successful demonstration of All-Photonics Network (APN)-driven hyper low-latency connections between data centers in the United States and United Kingdom.

In the U.K., NTT connected data centers north and east of London via NTT’s Innovative Optical Wireless Network (IOWN) APN, and communication between them was realized with a round-trip delay of less than 1 millisecond. In the U.S., data centers in Northern Virginia achieved similar results. The goal of this initiative is to transform geographically distributed IT infrastructure into the functional equivalent of a single data center.

The data center market is under severe local constraints. Carbon dioxide emission restrictions and land shortages have made it difficult to build data centers in urban areas, forcing operators to turn to the suburbs. Yet with geographically distant data centers, delay of communication, or latency, can be

News alert: Simbian launches with $10M to build autonomous, GenAI-powered security platform

Mountain View, Calif. – April 11, 2024 – Simbian today emerged from stealth mode with oversubscribed $10M seed funding to deliver on fully autonomous security.

As a first step towards that goal, the company is introducing the industry’s first GenAI-powered security co-pilot that integrates secure and intelligent AI solutions into diverse IT environments to maximize coverage and expedite resolutions to security teams’ ever-changing needs.

The co-pilot continuously observes user actions and environments, and learns to autonomously perform increasingly sophisticated tasks on its own with time. Simbian is committed to making security fully autonomous by delegating all tactical tasks to its trusted AI platform, allowing users to focus on strategic security goals.

Simbian, the name derived from the symbiotic relationship between humans and AI, has received initial investment from security and AI-focused investors Cota Capital, Icon Ventures, Firebolt and Rain Capital. Its founding team comprises leading AI researchers and security veterans who have created security products in broad use across enterprises today,

News alert: Badge expands availability of ‘Enroll Once and Authenticate on Any Device’ software

San Francisco, Calif., Mar. 7, 2024 — Badge Inc., the award-winning privacy company enabling Identity without Secrets™, today launched a new Partner Program and welcomed Identity Data Management and Analytics provider Radiant Logic as its newest partner.

Radiant Logic joins Badge’s partner network alongside marquee identity partners, Okta and Ping Identity. The new Badge Partner Program further accelerates the adoption and integration of Badge’s privacy-preserving authentication, enabling even more users to benefit from seamless MFA experiences across any device or application without storing user secrets or private keys.

“We are thrilled to be working with Badge, enabling a best-in-class authentication solution that builds on top of our market-leading identity data management and identity analytics capabilities to provide greater privacy and security to our customers,” said Wade Ellery, Field CTO, Radiant Logic.

The integration of Badge brings downstream value to Radiant Logic customers, allowing employees to enroll once and log into any application via RadiantOne using their preferred biometrics and factors of choice for a safe and holistic user experience across any device. By eliminating passwords and stored secrets, Badge bolsters Radiant Logic’s extensible identity data platform to accelerate strategic initiatives such as digital transformation, Zero Trust, automated compliance, and data-driven governance.

News alert: Silence Laboratories raises $4.1M for new privacy-preserving cryptography platform

SINGAPORE – Feb. 29, 2024.  In the modern age, large companies are wrestling to leverage their customers’ data to provide ever-better AI-enhanced experiences.

But a key barrier to leveraging this opportunity is mounting public concern around data privacy, as ever-greater data processing poses risks of data leaks by hackers and malicious insiders.

Silence Laboratories is on a mission to create infrastructure to enable complex data collaborations between enterprises and entities, without any sensitive information being exposed to the other engaging parties. Silence Laboratories today announces it has raised an additional $4.1 million funding round led by Pi Ventures and Kira Studio, along with several prominent angel investors.

Leveraging modern cryptography, the company already has one of the fastest distributed signature (authorization) libraries in production (Silent Shard), which has been audited by some of the best security auditing companies like Trail of Bits. These libraries have led to the establishment of strong partnerships with leading digital asset infrastructure and protocol companies like BitGo, MetaMaskEigenLayer, Biconomy, and EasyCrypto.

News alert: Chiral announces $3.8m funding round to advance nanomaterial chip manufacturing

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 27, 2024 — Chipmaking has become one of the world’s most critical technologies in the last two decades. The main driver of this explosive growth has been the continuous scaling of silicon technology (widely known as the Moore’s Law).

But these advances in silicon technology are slowing down, as we reach the physical limits of silicon. For this reason, the industry has been investing heavily in nanomaterials like carbon nanotube, graphene and TMDs, which are expected to enable chips with unprecedented functionality. However, making electronic devices with these extremely small materials at speed, with precision, and without compromising on quality has been a long-standing obstacle.

Nanotechnology company Chiral is today announcing a $3.8m funding round to address this challenge head on, innovating the way nanomaterials are integrated into devices. Its expertise in nanotechnology, automation, and high-precision robotics will be pivotal in the industry’s move beyond silicon to the next generation of electronics.

News alert: ThreatHunter.ai stops hundreds of ransomware attacks, nation-state threats in 48 hours

Brea, Calif. Feb. 27, 2024 — The current large surge in cyber threats has left many organizations grappling for security so ThreatHunter.ai is taking decisive action.

Recognizing the critical juncture at which the digital world stands, ThreatHunter.ai is now offering their cutting-edge cybersecurity services free of charge to all organizations for 30 days, irrespective of their current cybersecurity measures.

James McMurry, Founder of ThreatHunter.ai, reflects on the urgency of the situation, “In the past 48 hours alone, we have stopped hundreds of actual attacks and performed mitigations for our customers. Yet, the frequency and sophistication of these attacks are escalating at an alarming rate. Our mission is clear: to extend our protective reach to every organization in need, ensuring that the digital frontier is safe for all.”

Drawing on recent events and the resilient nature of cyber threats, as highlighted in an insightful piece on the LockBit ransomware saga, it’s evident that the cybersecurity landscape is more volatile than ever. The LockBit group’s audacity in bouncing back after a significant takedown operation underlines the persistent and evolving threat posed by cybercriminals.

News alert: Harter Secrest & Emery announces designation as NetDiligence-authorized Breach Coac

Rochester, N.Y. Feb. 15, 2024 – Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a NetDiligence-authorized Breach Coach®, a designation only extended to law firms that demonstrate competency and sophistication in data breach response.

Through its Breach Coach® designation, NetDiligence recognizes Harter Secrest & Emery as an industry leader and enhances the firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for clients navigating the complex landscape of data incident response. Harter Secrest & Emery is one of only approximately 25 firms in the world to be recognized with this designation, highlighting the firm’s deep experience and steadfast commitment to its clients.