Code42 Will Dig Deeper Into Education Sector

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“MINNEAPOLIS — Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data security and recovery, announced plans to expand its presence in the education market.

The company is deepening its commitment to and focus on this segment by building out a dedicated vertical business unit that will include marketing and sales functions. Today, Code42 serves more than 700 higher education institutions and K-12 schools across North America, as well as seven out of the eight Ivy League universities.”

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Minnesota’s Tourism Agency Hacked

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By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune

“The Facebook account for the state of Minnesota’s primary tourism agency has been hacked since the start of the business day Monday, with a slew of “fake news” postings that range from a woman training squirrels to harass her ex-boyfriend and a death row inmate eating an entire Bible as his last meal.”

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Minnesota’s Entrust Datacard Acquires European Security Firm

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced that it has acquired Trustis Limited, a specialized managed service provider of public key infrastructure (PKI) and crypto management solutions based in Thatcham, United Kingdom (UK).”

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Blaine Tech Firm SPC Acquired By Convergint Technologies

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Convergint Technologies, a worldwide leader in service-based systems integration, today announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based Security Products Company (SPC).  Founded in 1976, SPC is a full-service provider of physical and electronic security systems, construction management services, IT and cybersecurity solutions, and marketing solutions. This is the 13th company acquired by Convergint in the past two years.”

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Minneapolis Attorney Builds A Business Around Cybersecurity

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By Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune

“Minneapolis attorney Stephen Yoch became a cybersecurity expert by accident. Six years ago, he represented a construction company in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed unpaid wages after he reportedly stole data from the company. Yoch learned about cybersecurity as he went and ended up winning the case.”

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Local Software Veteran Rob Juncker Joins Code42 As SVP Of Product Development

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Code42, the leader in cloud-based endpoint data protection and recovery, today announced that Rob Juncker has joined the company as senior vice president of product development. Juncker brings more than 20 years of experience in security, cloud, mobile, and IT management. In previous roles, he helped evolve companies from IT management technologies to security-focused solutions.”

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Secured2 Jumps Into The Cybersecurity Insurance Market

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“Minneapolis, MN | Washington, D.C. – Secured2 Corporation, in partnership with Risk Cooperative and Ridge Global, today announced the creation of a breakthrough cyber liability insurance policy.

This proprietary innovation, available in Fall 2017, will offer a combination of ‘beyond encryption’ data security and indemnification insurance to all customers of Microsoft that are using the Secured2 solutions in Office365 or the Azure cloud.”

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Minnesota Startup KnectIQ Partners With The University of Illinois On IoT Security

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“University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and KnectIQ entered into an agreement to bring enhanced cyber security solutions to the marketplace, including leveraging KnectIQ’s novel authentication technology and the University’s Coordinated Science Laboratory’s (CSL) intrusion detection and intrusion protection systems (IDS/IPS) technology.”

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