WSJ | Under Pressure, Cybersecurity Market Is Ripe for M&A in 2016

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Security VCs Predict Rise In Managed Security Services In 2017

  CRN | By Sarah Kuranda | January 3, 2017, 9:27 am EST   Security industry venture capitalists said the role of managed security service providers (MSSPs) will become more important as enterprise customers deal with a new host of security concerns. [vc_empty_space height=”20″] “I see a continued significant expansion in the market for managed …

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Trump Administration Needs To Set U.S. Cybersecurity Mandates

    XCONOMY | By Robert R. Ackerman Jr. | January 4th, 2017   Cybersecurity is the penultimate existential risk to the United States—economically, militarily, socially, and as we have seen recently, politically. The nature of cyber is asymmetric, and given the size of the U.S. economy, our reliance on intellectual property, and the leadership …

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RSA Conference | The Rise of Nation-State Cyber Attacks Makes Encryption More Crucial Than Ever

  By Robert R. Ackerman Jr | Founder & Managing Director of Allegis Capital   No entity is immune from a cyber attack. A successful, jaw-dropping cyber assault against a seemingly impenetrable target occurred again last month. This time, the humbled target was the National Security Agency, the nation’s premier electronic eavesdropper. Three hundred megabytes of …

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WSJ | Investors Turn Cautious Toward Cybersecurity

Venture capitalists wait longer to make deals but remain optimistic as enterprises keep adding to security budgets   By Cat Zakrzewski  |  Aug. 1, 2016 Investors say they’re waiting longer to make investments in cybersecurity startups but remain optimistic about the sector as enterprises continue to increase their security budgets.   Venture investment in cybersecurity rose …

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Xconomy | Allegis Capital Leader Co-Founds DataTribe To Tap Government Research

By: Bernadette Tansey   –  July 28th, 2016  @Tansey_Xconomy     @xconomy     @AllegisCapital     @Data_Tribe In 2015, Silicon Valley venture firm founder Robert Ackerman was helping the founders of Maryland startup Onyara to prepare for a fundraising round that would allow them to mine the commercial potential of advanced data processing technology developed at the National Security …

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WSJ | DataTribe Launches To Back Entrepreneurs Leaving Government Roles

By: Cat Zakrzewski | July 26, 2016 DataTribe Co-founder Mike Janke, Onyara Co-founder Joe Witt and Synack Co-Founder Jay Kaplan speak at a gathering in Maryland. DataTribe helps scientists and engineers leaving government jobs build startups.  Photo: Yonald Chery  A venture capitalist, a SEAL Team Six veteran and a CIA alumnus are skipping Silicon Valley’s …

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Reuters | Investment firm to fuse startup culture with U.S. intelligence complex

BY HEATHER SOMERVILLE | July 26, 2016   A Silicon Valley venture capitalist, an ex-Navy SEAL and a former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency officer have banded together to form a company to fund and incubate startups that can break ground on cyber security and intelligence gathering.   The company, DataTribe, seeks to fuse aspects of a …

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1IT Enterprise | Why Protected Encryption Is Very Important

By Robert Ackerman Jr | Founder & Managing Director of Allegis Capital [vc_empty_space height=”20″] As anybody familiar with the computer industry knows, the FBI wants Apple to break security protections on an iPhone linked to the deadly San Bernardino terrorist attacks — and a U.S. district court has ordered Apple to do just that. [vc_empty_space height=”20″] Apple …

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RSA Conference | The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 is a Necessary Stake in the Ground

By: Robert R. Ackerman Jr. | Founder & Managing Director, Allegis Capital   The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 is approaching its three-month birthday, but you can be excused if you’re oblivious to that. After all, many people probably don’t know it even exists. Very quietly, the law—the first major piece of Congressional cybersecurity legislation, one …

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WSJ | Under Pressure, Cybersecurity Market Is Ripe for M&A in 2016

Cybersecurity, in recent years among the strongest segments of the tech sector, now is feeling the effects of the downturn. [vc_empty_space height=”20″] Over the last two years, investors have poured capital into private security companies. Twelve security companies have raised more than $100 million each from venture capitalists, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. It’s fitting …

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