Thursday, September 29, 2016
The 31st Annual 2016 ISSA SoCal Security Symposium - 10/13/2016
The 31st Annual 2016
ISSA SoCal Security Symposium
From the Basement to the Board Room

October 13th, 2016 7:30am – 5:30pm

The SoCal Security Symposium features over 40 sponsor exhibits and several industry experts discussing current security issues such as eDiscovery, cloud security, threat vectors, mobile security, and much more. There will be giveaways and prizes! This conference will provide tremendous networking opportunities. You’ll come away with advice and knowledge you can start applying to your environment immediately. Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, ice cream social, CPE credits (8) and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area.

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Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend
Santa Monica-based Event Farm, which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend, as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm--which already has offices in Santa Monica and Washington D.C., said the acquisition will add its presence with an office in Boston. Event Farm, led by Ryan Costello, offers up invitation, guest registration, and digital activation software specifically aimed at brands and their events, with a suite of analytics softwa (More info...)

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Fulgent Genetics Up Slightly In IPO Debut
Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics, closed its first day on the public markets up slightly, at $9.18 per share, after debuting at $9.00 per share this morning. The company priced at $9.00 a share on Wednesday night, and is now trading as FLGT on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company sold 4,200,000 shares of its common stock in the offering, raising $37.8M in its IPO. Fulgent Genetics is led by serial entrepreneur Ming Hsieh.

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Kyriba Raises $23M For Risk Management, Treasury Management Software
San Diego-based Kyriba said this morning that it has raised $23M more, in a Series D funding. The developer of cloud-based, treasury management and risk management software said the round was led by Bpifrance, and also included HSBC and Daher Capital. Kyriba, led by Jean-Luc Robert, helps enterprises manage cross border transactions and finance. Kyriba's other investors include HSBC, BRED Banque Populaire, Daher Capital, Iris Capital and Upfront Ventures.

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Velocify Names Trio Of New Executives
Los Angeles-based Velocify, which develops software to help companies better manage their sales process, is in a growth spurt, with the hire of three new executives--all veterans of the tech industry from the LA area. Velocify says it has named Kyle Messman as CFO of the company, Tiffany Chelsvig as Vice President of Human Resources, and Joel Ginsburg as General Counsel. Messman was previously an executive at Telogis, Ginsberg was most recently at Guidance Software, and Chelsvig was at Rubicon P (More info...)

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Newegg Looks To Boot Up Holiday Sales, In October
Los Angeles-basedd online retailer Newegg said this morning that it is launching a series of sales and deals on its various video game accessories and titles, through a month long effort in October is it calling "Gametober". The company--which appears to be attempting to extend its holiday sales season into October--said it will offer up a number of sweepstakes for video game enthusiasts, deals and promotions from manufacturers, flash sales, and more. The company said its October promotions come (More info...)

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Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service
Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps. The company said the team already has designed and launched more than thirty mobile apps for its customers. Smith Micro did not say why it decided to branch out into software developme (More info...)

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Spireon Rolls Out New Solar Powered Telematics Product
Irvine-based vehicle telematics and tracking systems provider Spireon said today that it has launched a new product, a solar-powered product specifically being used for tracking trailers. According to Spireon, the new product is compatible with both dry vans and containers, and helps companies better track their operations. Spireon said the trailer-mounted, solar panel and telematics unit installs in under twenty minutes, and helps provide increased reliability and decreased hassle of maintenan (More info...)

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Maxwell Technologies Names Sales VP
San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies, a developer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems, has named Olaf Muller as the company's Senior Vice President of Sales. Muller was most recently at Benteler Automotive. Muller also has served at TRW. The company said Muller has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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Esri Offers Up Free Software To Winners Of EPA Challenge
Redland-based Esri, which develops geographical information management (GIS) and mapping software, says it will donate $80,000 in software to winners of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Smart City Air Challenge. The EPA's challenge looks to spur communities to provide real time data collection from networks of air quality sensors. Esri said that its offer is open to all US city and county government agencies, and it will offer two, geospatial software licenses worth $40,000 each to th (More info...)

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