Top CyberSecurity News For 13th May 2016

  1. EY M&A Report: Cyber security deals increased 9% in Q1 2015. From DarkReading. Following record-setting levels in 2015, global technology M&A volume rose 8% sequentially and 2% year over year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2016, to 1,002 deals, according to EY’s Global technology M&A update: January-March 2016. However, quarterly value fell 65% sequentially and 14% YOY. In spite of falling numbers, the quarter still ranked among the top 10 highest-value quarters at US$66.7b.

  2. Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral MovesFrom American Lawyer.  A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200
  3. Bayshore Networks® Raises $6.6 Million from Trident Capital Cybersecurity and Current Angel InvestorsFrom Bayshore Networks. Bayshore Networks, the cybersecurity leader for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding from Trident Capital Cybersecurity and its existing angel investors. Alberto Yépez, managing director of Trident Capital Cybersecurity, will join the company’s board. Will Lin, vice president of Trident Capital Cybersecurity, will be a board observer.

  4. NSA Vet April Doss Named Saul Ewing Partner, Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice ChairFrom GovConWire.  April Doss, formerly associate general counsel for intelligence law at the National Security Agency, has been named partner and chair of cybersecurity and privacy practice at law firm Saul Ewing. Saul Ewing said Tuesday Doss will work out of its offices in Washington and Baltimore and will advise homeland security, defense and intelligence clients on privacy policy development, cyber preparedness, incident response and litigation.

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