Tuesday, October 4, 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.

Register today!

Anchore Gets $5M For Software Container Security
Santa Barbara-based Anchore, which is developing security software aimed at the "container" market, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company disclosed this morning. The funding came from local angel Andreas von Blottnitz, along with Doug Carlisle of Menlo Ventures. Anchore is led by Said Ziouani, a veteran of Eucalyptus and Ansible. Ziouani sold Ansible to Red Hat in 2015, and prior to that had spent more than 10 years at Red Hat; Anchore's co-founder is Daniel Nurmi, former Distinguished (More info...)

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Vinny Smith's Toba Capital Backs Restless Bandit
Vinny Smith, the founder of Irvine's Quest Software, has put his backing behind a San Francisco developers of human resources software, Restless Bandit. Restless Bandit said today that it has raised $10M in a funding round, which came from both GGV Capital and Toba Capital, the investment arm of Quest's Smith. Restless Bandit is led by Steve Goodman, who sold his last startup, Bright, to LinkedIn. Vinny Smith launched Toba Capital after his sold Quest Software to Dell in 2012, for $2.4 billion.

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Henrik Fisker Reboots Efforts To Create Electric Cars, Taps Technology From UCLA
Henrik Fisker, the automotive designer behind ill fated Fisker Automotive, said today that he is starting a new company, Fisker Inc., to design a new electric vehicle. Fisker's last company--Fisker Auotmotive--was sold out of bankruptcy to Wanxiang Group in 2014. According to an interview with Fisker by Bloomberg, the new company is based on energy storage and battery technology from "several professors from UCLA". The report says Fisker is aiming at showcasing his first vehicle in the second ha (More info...)

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Oakley, Intel Link On Voice Activated Eyewear
Sunglasses brand Oakley--owned by Luxottica Group--and Intel said that the two have partnered to launch a new "smart eyewear" system, called the Radar Pace, which will offer real-time, voice activated coaching for athletes. According to the two, the new device will provide personalized training programs, performance tracking, and coaching in real time. The new "smart glasses" cost $449. The voice interface is based on Intel's Real Speech technology, and also includes a Bluetooth audio headset fo (More info...)

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Cylance Sponsors Up And Coming Pro Golfer
Irvine-based cybersecurity products and service provider Cylance said on Monday that it is sponsoring professional golfer Bryson DeChambeau. According to Cylance, the sponsorship comes on top of existing sports sponsorships, including the Cylance Pro Cycling team, Cylance-Incycle powered by Cannondale, and women's bicycle racer Denise Mueller. Terms of the sponsorship deal were not announced. DeChambeau is the U.S. Amateur and NCAA champ for Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, (More info...)

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Agilon Health Aims At Healthcare Technology
Long Beach-based Agilon Health/ said it has created a new healthcare services and technology company this morning, which it says will focus on creating "next generation value-based care delivery systems". The new company is led by Ronald A. Williams, who is the former Chairman and CEO of Aetna. Agilon Health said it will offer up information and support systems, data analytics and medical management infrastructure to physicians. The new company is backed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R).

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Episerver Acquires Optivo
Episerver, which develops software used for managing digital content and marketing and which has a corporate office in Irvine, said it has acquired Optivo, a provider of omnichannel campaign management and customer intelligence software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Optivo was based in Berlin. Episerver's CEO and President is Mark Duffell; the company's North American headquarters are in New Hampshire.

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