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gener8tor launches new security tech accelerator for cybersecurity startups
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gener8tor launches new security tech accelerator for cybersecurity startups

Gener8tor, a decade-old startup accelerator focused on underserved founders across the U.S., is setting its sights on recruiting security tech-focused startups for its newest cybersecurity accelerator program.Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio coworking community, has partnered with gener8tor to oversee the new startup program. After meeting with over 30 local stakeholders about San Antonio's needs for a new accelerator, Geekdom CEO Charles Woodin said consensus pointed to launching a new program that would be "vertical-specific." The gener8tor program will use spaces on the eighth floor of the Rand Building where Geekdom is located.Read: Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022A member of the Global Accelerator Network, the Madison, Wisconsin-based nationally-ran...
Infocyte cybersecurity startup acquired by Datto
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Infocyte cybersecurity startup acquired by Datto

Infocyte, a cybersecurity startup created by U.S. Air Force veterans in San Antonio, has been acquired by Datto, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions for delivery by Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Infocyte is a cybersecurity startup specializing in managed detection and response (MDR) tools that detect and prevent cybersecurity threats evading an enterprise's organizational security controls.Datto, Inc. is a cybersecurity and data backup company founded in 2007 in Norwalk, CT. They purchased Infocyte to bolster its ability to protect, detect, and respond to cyber threats found within a client company's endpoints and cloud environments. Infocyte’s patented technologies continuously collect and correlate data to identify potential cyber threats...
Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022
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Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022

Geekdom announced Tuesday the launch of a new accelerator program for cybersecurity startups that will debut in 2022. The downtown San Antonio coworking community has partnered with gener8tor, a nationally ranked Wisconsin-based accelerator that invests in high-growth startups, to oversee the new startup program. The gener8tor platform offers more than 40 different programs such as accelerators, corporate programs, speaker series, conferences, upskilling, and fellowships. They operate in 29 U.S. cities, 16 states, and three countries. Troy Vosseller, co-founder and managing director of gener8tor, said the San Antonio program would be open to startups across the U.S. "Talent is growing in cybersecurity and it's growing in downtown San Antonio," San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. “A cy...
Cyber Warrior Network Creates Cyber Esports League to Fill Jobs
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Cyber Warrior Network Creates Cyber Esports League to Fill Jobs

A new cyber esports league will be hosting the Cyber Esports Tournament at this year's DEF CON, thanks to a startup founder with a vision for closing the cybersecurity workforce gap.Players in the world's first cyber warfare esports league will validate their cybersecurity skills and get matched to fill real-world cybersecurity jobs at the annual DEF CON, a hacker convention that starts this year on August 5, immediately following Black Hat in Las Vegas. Players finishing in first place will win $1,000. To register, click here.U.S. Air Force veteran Nigel LeBlanc launched Cyber Warrior Network (CWN) in 2015 after he realized transitioning military members needed help connecting with civilian employers looking for cyber experts. LeBlanc and his startup team created the highl...
HelpSystems Acquires Digital Defense to Bolster Its Cybersecurity Portfolio
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HelpSystems Acquires Digital Defense to Bolster Its Cybersecurity Portfolio

HelpSystems announced Wednesday its acquisition of Digital Defense, a San Antonio software-as-a-service or SaaS company specializing in network security solutions. The Minnesota-based company acquired Digital Defense for an undisclosed amount to help it establish a comprehensive, best-in-class security assessment toolkit for its customers.Founded in 1999, Digital Defense's security SaaS platform offers vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions to help organizations safeguard sensitive data and simplify information security.  Their cloud-native vulnerability scanning engine gives organizations in healthcare, legal, financial services, and other industries the ability to proactively detect infrastructure security gaps and take steps to safeguard against internal and extern...
Level Effect Cyber Tool Acquired by Maryland-Based Company Huntress
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Level Effect Cyber Tool Acquired by Maryland-Based Company Huntress

Huntress, a Maryland-based provider of managed detection and response to cyber threats, announced Tuesday its acquisition of network-aware endpoint detection and response technology from cyber startup Level Effect for an undisclosed amount.Level Effect co-founders Greg Ake and Robert Noeth will join the Huntress team as part of the acquisition to support the initial integration and ongoing development of their Recon network-aware endpoint detection software.Like the founding team at Huntress, both Ake and Noeth have strong backgrounds in the U.S. intelligence community, having worked within the National Security Agency, Air Force, and other institutions. The duo has over 20 combined years of experience as intelligence analysts, offensive and defensive cyber operators, and software ...
Level Effect Debuts Cybersecurity Boot Camp Developed During Pandemic Lockdown
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Level Effect Debuts Cybersecurity Boot Camp Developed During Pandemic Lockdown

While many of us were adjusting to new routines during the early weeks of the COVID 19 pandemic, Level Effect founders Greg Ake and Robert Noeth focused on addressing the needs of job seekers interested in a cybersecurity career. Those efforts have paid off with their new cybersecurity training course that can certify students in the skills needed to be a cyber defense analyst.The cyber defense analyst training course is 13 weeks long and costs $8,000, with the first cohort starting July 6. The course content, labs, virtual machines, and networks are accessible regardless of the student's location, to accommodate those training remotely from home during the pandemic.Upon successful completion, the user is certified as a Cyber Defense Certified Professional (CDCP ), a new certificat...
Employees Working Remotely? Here’s 4 Steps to Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats
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Employees Working Remotely? Here’s 4 Steps to Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats

Cybercriminals always seize upon opportunities, especially as more employees are working remotely.While employees rely on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones to work from home, they are also susceptible to cybercriminals who exploit to gain access to your business website, network, and data.Because your employee isn't within easy reach of someone in information technology when working from home, help them protect themselves and your business from cyber threats.Prevent employees from going to a malicious site In 2019, 90% of all successful cyber attacks started with a phishing campaign. Cybercriminals will send an e-mail containing a malicious attachment or a hyperlink to a website that looks legitimate. Phishing emails try to trick the recipient into downloading the mal...
What Does San Antonio’s Startup Ecosystem Need?
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What Does San Antonio’s Startup Ecosystem Need?

Many people are betting on San Antonio’s future as a city known for its innovation.Momentum is building across the Alamo City’s major technology, cybersecurity, and bioscience sectors as more entrepreneurially minded inventors and scientists launch new companies.Venture capitalists (VCs) are also looking in San Antonio for promising startups. Investors often diversify their portfolios as a cushion against market volatility. That makes San Antonio a good place to invest—we stand out as a city with unique, diverse capabilities.A big part of a VC’s due diligence is asking founders hard questions. Is an early-stage company working on a significant problem with a sizable market that can be scaled into a solid solution?Getting to the point where a founder can satisfactorily answe...
CyberWraith Video Game New Way to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap
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CyberWraith Video Game New Way to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

The cybersecurity labor crunch is projected to hit 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021. Yet, possessing certifications is not enough for those on the front lines of cybersecurity. Contributing to the workforce gap is the challenge in identifying the skills and experience candidates need for these jobs.One San Antonio entrepreneur is looking to solve this problem by proposing a new, immersive video game called CyberWraith as the solution.U.S. Air Force veteran Nigel LeBlanc launched the Cyber Warrior Network (CWN) in 2015 after he realized transitioning military members needed help connecting with civilian employers looking for cyber experts. He saw the need to upend the cybersecurity applicant tracking system, which he called a “glorified keyword match between the job listing and can...