02/25/2013 – Mandiant® Announces Integration with Palo Alto Networks’ Cloud-Based Malware Prevention Service to Accelerate Response Times for Targeted Threats
Mandiant®, the leader in security incident response management, today announced that it will team with Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, to integrate Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewalls and its WildFire modern malware prevention subscription with Mandiant’s recently announced product, Mandiant for Security Operation.
02/25/2013 – Sharing Google Docs Gets Easier for Canvas Users
Canvas users will be able to share Google Docs with groups of individuals more quickly following Instructure's update of its learning platform.
02/25/2013 – Solving Education Problems With Canvas Solutions: Video
Instructure CEO Josh Coates discusses Canvas' software solutions with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock."
02/25/2013 – Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia points to smaller contractors as security "sieve"
Kevin Mandia, CEO of Alexandria-based information security company Mandiant Corp., is in high demand these days — thanks to his company's widely circulated report that linked the Chinese military to a series of cyberattacks on U.S. and foreign corporations and entities.
02/25/2013 – FireEye and Mandiant Enhance Partnership Leveraging the FireEye Next-Generation Threat Protection Platform
FireEye(R), Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, today announced an enhanced partnership with Mandiant the core of which leverages the FireEye next-generation threat protection platform to provide joint customers with complete detection and remediation of cyber attacks such as zero-day and advanced persistent threat attacks.
02/22/2013 – NEA part of $17.3 million round for Euclid
Shopping analytics startup Euclid has raised $17.3 million in a series B venture round led by Benchmark Capital, with New Enterprise Associates, Harrison Metal and Novel TMT Ventures also participating.
02/22/2013 – Is Everyone Getting Hacked? Insights from former FCC chief of public safety and homeland security, named new Venable partner.
Jamie Barnett, who proposed and conducted FEMA's first countrywide emergency alert system test, says it has a simple explanation but serious cybersecurity implications. The former FCC chief of public safety and homeland security just joined Venable as telecom co-chair and cybersecurity partner.
02/22/2013 – Follow Friday: Siteworx, Zoomdata and Robert Neelbauer
Zoomdata Inc.: Expect to hear more of this early-stage data visualization company in the coming week. The startup, led by former Clarabridge Inc. president and CTO Justin Langseth, raised $1.1. million in seed funding late last year, and has since been putting that cash to work.
02/22/2013 – How Columbia Capital builds companies
The glue? That came from Alexandria’s Columbia Capital.
02/21/2013 – CIT Names Winners of Apps4VA Open and High School Competitions
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Thursday announced the winners of two Apps4VA app development programs, the Open and High School competitions.
02/21/2013 – IDA: Quantcast move will enhance Ireland's technological reputation
100 new Irish jobs will be created over the next two years after Quantcast decided to set up a base here. The advertising company has revealed plans to establish its Europe Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dublin.
02/21/2013 – Basho Technologies takes aim at more enterprises with upgrades
A new version of Basho Technologies‘ increasingly popular Riak open-source NoSQL distributed database has added upgrades for enterprise customers, a growing area of interest for the Cambridge, Mass.-based company.
02/21/2013 – How To "Series A Cliff"-Proof Your Startup
The first round of funding may come quick and easy. The next round? That's a different story. Here's how Speek CTO Danny Boice prepared for the inevitable.
02/21/2013 – Startups, Throw Out Your Financial Models: The Argument For Lean Modeling
This is a guest post from Konrad Waliszewski, the vice president of business development and finance at Speek, a company that helps people organize conference calls with a simple link rather than phone numbers and PINs.
02/21/2013 – Is Mandiant a 'digital Blackwater'?
When Kevin Mandia, a retired military cybercrime investigator, decided to expose China as a primary threat to U.S. computer networks, he didn't have to consult with American diplomats in Beijing or declassify tactics to safely reveal government secrets.
02/20/2013 – Is Canvas the new Blackboard?
For around a decade Blackboard has been the Learning Management System at KSC. However, during that time with Blackboard the Learning Managment System (LMS) industry has been changing dramatically. Given that, KSC is currently looking at an alternative LMS and it’s called Canvas.
02/20/2013 – CloudeAssurance Releases Its First Independent Cloud Security Benchmark Study Featuring the Top 10 Cloud Service Providers.
CloudeAssurance, Inc. – an eFortresses Company last month released its first Cloud Security Benchmark: Top 10 CSPs and added this report to its cloud security rating system platform: CloudeAssurance. This platform enables safe and secure adoption of Cloud Computing!
02/20/2013 – A look at Mandiant, allegations on China hacking
A private technology security firm described in extraordinary detail efforts it blamed on a Chinese military unit to hack into 141 businesses, mostly inside the U.S., and steal commercial secrets. China denies the claim.
A look at the company, Mandiant, and why its report is significant:
02/20/2013 – TVU Networks Secures Significant New Round of Investment Funding
New Round of Financing from SoftBank Ventures Korea, Altos Ventures, and New Atlantic Ventures Will Drive Innovation in IP-Based Video, Expand Global Market Presence
02/20/2013 – Herndon-Based Endgame Names Paladin Veteran as Chief Strategy Officer
Endgame, a Herndon-based developer of real-time analytics platform for federal defense and intelligence clients, on Wednesday named Niloofar Razi Howe as its chief strategy officer. Howe, most recently managing director at DC-based Paladin Capital Group,
02/19/2013 – New Enterprise Associates Leads $8.2M Series A For Stormpath
Stormpath, the first easy, secure user management and authentication service for developers, today announced it closed $8.2 million in Series A financing. New Enterprise Associates and Pelion Venture Partners led the round, with participation from Flybridge Capital Partners.
02/19/2013 – FCEDA worked with 186 businesses adding 8,438 jobs to the county in 2012
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) said on Tuesday it worked with 186 businesses that added 8,438 jobs to the county's economy last year.
02/18/2013 – Grotech VC offers seven lessons on entrepreneurship “from the dark side”
Don Rainey, a former entrepreneur, says his 12-years “on the dark side” as a venture capitalist, have taught him a handful of lessons that still serve him daily, among them, answers to those questions and others.
02/15/2013 – Dominick Murray Confirmed as New Secretary of Maryland DBED
Dominick Murray, who once led Baltimore City's economic development efforts, has been unanimously confirmed to become the new secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED).
02/14/2013 – eBay Inc. and IDA Ireland Announce Creation of 450 New Jobs in Dundalk
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D., together with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today announced 450 high quality new jobs by eBay, Inc., the world’s leading provider of online marketplaces and payment services. Based at an Operations Centre in Dundalk, this is supported by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
02/14/2013 – Higher Logic Announces Connected Community Platform Expansion to Franchises
Higher Logic, announces the Connected Community Platform expansion into the franchise market for 2013.
02/14/2013 – DC-Based Quad Learning Raises $11 Million, New Atlantic Ventures and New Enterprise Associates were major participants ; Founded By Phil Bronner, former general partner of Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Quad Learning, a DC-based education startup aiming to help students obtain bachelor's degrees at a lower cost by linking together community colleges and four-your universities, said on Thursday it has raised $11 million in a combined seed and first round.
02/14/2013 – WealthEngine named as First Round of Presenters at Southeast Venture Conference
The Southeast Venture Conference, an annual event highlighting promising technology startups in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, has announced its first round of companies selected to present, including two each from Virginia, DC and Maryland.
02/13/2013 – Conferencing calling made easy by free online tool – Speek!
Interested to know about an easy to use, No Bridge/PIN requiring conference call tool? Check out Speek[.com]!
02/13/2013 – WealthEngine Releases New Report Showcasing Best Fundraising Practices for Advocacy and Community Organizations
WealthEngine™, Inc., the leading provider of sophisticated wealth identification and prospect research solutions, announced today the release of a report, Best Practices for Fundraising for Advocacy and Community Organizations, that provides nonprofits with actionable best practices for raising funds via campaigns, annual giving, major gifts and social media.