In theatre and film, the fourth wall is the imaginary wall in a traditional three-walled set separating the performers from the audience.

If vendors, investors and buyers form the first three walls of the stage – industry analysts are the fourth wall.

It’s my belief that the job of the fourth wall isn’t to erect a barrier. Rather to provide an objective and transparent view to the marketplace and its players. If the fourth wall removes noise, it can enable you to make better-informed decisions on your purchases, sales, investments and strategy.

New CEO leading the Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd has announced a new CEO, Ashish Gupta to take the helm from founder Casey Ellis, who has stepped aside to assume the role of Chairman and CTO of the firm he founded five years ago in 2012. The move shows a level of maturity on behalf of the company, and indeed Ellis. Startup founders […]

Flashpoint, shining a light on threat intelligence from the dark web

New York-based Flashpoint was founded in 2010, and has evolved its mission to comb the dark web to provide business risk intelligence to help organizations mitigate risk across the enterprise. The company is headed up by CEO Josh Lefkowitz, with Evan Kohlmann and Josh Devon serving as chief innovation officer, and chief operating officer respectively. […]

Firemon reaches for the FortyCloud

Network security is a major concern for both enterprises and individuals. With threats seemingly around every corner, we focus much of our energy on awareness and mitigation, such as firewalls. Well, sometimes. It’s not always this simple. Setting up a suitable firewall becomes far more of a challenge the more systems there are in a […]

LiebSoft seeks privileged management from Okta

Despite some of the world’s most innovative minds working tirelessly to develop solutions to security woes, the average user still lags far behind in prioritizing his or her own security online. In fact, the mobile identity company TeleSign conducted a survey  of 2000 people in 2015 and found that consumers have an average of 23 […]

One Dell of a Ride

Michael Dell founded Dell in Austin, Texas 1984. As a student he initially ran the company from his dorm. In just four years, Dell was able to file for IPO in 1988. Dell continued on a growth trajectory, hitting $1bn in revenue by 1994 and launching its online shop in 1996. Within six months online sales reportedly generated $1m in […]

Keeper Security Password Manager And Secure Vault Continues To Advance

It is no secret that data breaches are a growing epidemic, with the average cost of a data breach being nearly $3.8 million, according to the IBM-sponsored Ponemon 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study. As a result, businesses of all sizes have found themselves searching for tools to better manage the security of their data, […]

Open Source Threat Awareness Comes Out Of The Shadows

Even for the largest organizations, threat awareness is a serious challenge. How can you tell whether sensitive corporate documents have been leaked online, or if someone is impersonating and undermining your brand online, without committing significant numbers of people to finding out? Digital Shadows aims to make this process much easier. Its flagship product, SearchLight, […]

Answering The Million Dollar Question: Are We Secure?

There’s a prevailing school of thought that the best way to deal with security issues is with the endless and senseless acquisition of appliances and services. Rather than having a silver bullet, we in the security world have silver shotgun shells. But like most mantras, this one is fundamentally flawed. Technology, no matter how good, […]

Czech mate, AVG sold for Avast figure of $1.3bn

In a merging of titans, Avast intends to acquire free-antivirus vendor AVG for approximately $1.3bn at $25 per share. The combined entity will give significant scale and market penetration for the Czech pair. Avast states that beyond market penetration, it is will also leverage the pairing to delve further into providing security for IoT devices. […]

Cisco to acquire CloudLock

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Waltham, MA-based CloudLock for $293m in cash. CloudLock is a cloud application security broker, which helps enterprises extend security controls to cloud applications which may otherwise not have such controls. Acquisitions are part of Cisco’s strategy to add to its portfolio and accelerate penetration into markets. It is […]