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Cloud Application and Services Security Provider Elastica Closes $30M in Series B Funding

Cloud application security provider Elastica announced on Wednesday that it has closed a $30 million Series B funding round. The funding round was led by Third Point Ventures, with participation from Mayfield Fund and Pelion Venture Partners. As part of the funding round, Robert Schwartz from Third Point Ventures has

Docker Buys Kitematic, a Startup Focused on Making it Easy to Run Docker on Macs

Docker, Inc., the company behind the Docker application container software, has acquired Kitematic, a startup that provides a Graphical User Interface for Docker that helps Mac users build, ship and run Docker containers in just minutes. Kitematic helps those new to containers build and run a container in less than

UK ISPs Start to Block Sites That Link to The Pirate Bay Proxies

Virgin Media and TalkTalk are among six major UK ISPs that have started to block access to websites that provide a list of Pirate Bay proxies this week. According to a report by TorrentFreak on Tuesday, blocked sites include, and The ISPs are blocking access to these

One-Quarter of WordPress Users Would Pay “Almost Anything” to Restore Website: CodeGuard Report

More than three-quarters of WordPress users are currently not using backup plugins, according to a report by website backup service CodeGuard on Tuesday. CodeGuard surveyed 503 WordPress users last month to understand how often they backed up their websites and the tools they used to do so. CodeGuard found that 24

DreamHost Rejects More Than 80 Percent of Data Removal Requests in 2014: Report

Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost rejected 57 percent of all legal requests for information in 2014, according to the company’s 2014 Transparency Report. The United States accounted for well over 85 percent of all requests, even leaving out FISA and National Security Letter (NSL) requests. The 2014 DreamHost Transparency Report, - Concerned with Security? Move to the Cloud

German Automotive Giant Volkswagen Avoids Cloud Services Amid Data Security Fears

Volkswagen Group is staying out of the cloud due to German data privacy regulations and security concerns, storing all of its company data on-prem in its headquarters located in Wolfsburg, Germany. A representative of Volkswagen spoke about its IT infrastructure at Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit 2015 this week

FISMA Report Card Shows Alarming Holes in Government Digital Security

The US Office of Management and Budget prepared an annual report for Congress in late February showing the progress (or lack of progress) of a number of initiatives to protect federal government information under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). The FISMA report card (PDF) showed that