Minnesota Security Startup Partners with Bethel University in Eliminating Crime

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Quill Security Risk MapJust over two years ago, Quill Security Technology set out to create a set of tools that would assist campus security directors with their reporting and analysis. Today, Quill may be changing the entire face of civic technology for physical security planning and management.

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Jamf Acquires Digita Security to Gain Native Mac Security

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Via Tech Crunch

Image result for Jamf logoJamf has been widely known as an enterprise Mac deployment and management tool company, but it has been looking for ways to expand beyond those core capabilities. One thing it heard from customers was that there was a dearth of native Mac security tools. It checked that box today, announcing it has acquired Digita Security, a startup with a native Mac security suite. The two companies did not reveal the purchase price.”

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Medtronic Reports Cybersecurity Flaw in Insulin Pumps

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Via Twin Cities Business

Medtronic on Thursday reported a cybersecurity flaw in its older-model insulin pumps. The company has notified customers that the flaw could make the devices vulnerable to hackers. If someone were to wirelessly connect to a nearby pump, they could change settings and control insulin delivery, which could lead to serious health problems.

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Entrust Datacard In Shakopee Buys 300 Employee Hardware Security Business

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Via Star Tribune

Entrust Datacard in Shakopee has completed its acquisition of nCipher Security, a hardware security division of the French company Thales Group. Entrust will inherit nCipher’s 300 employees with the purchase, whose terms were not disclosed.

NCipher Security is expected to strengthen Entrust Datacard’s ability to help clients secure data, verify identities and reduce hacking, viruses and other risks that can come from the cloud, internet of things devices and other digital products, officials said.”

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[VIDEO] Digital Badge Startup Pursues Safer Schools

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“SARTELL, Minn. — A school in central Minnesota is the first in the country to try a new system aimed at helping keep students safe.  Badge Messenger is a pilot program at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Sartell. It’s a school badge with four buttons on it. The buttons signify the need for help, medical, maintenance, or an emergency.”

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Security Startup Token Of Trust Brings Industry Vet Dan Johnson On Board

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“MINNEAPOLIS, MINN — March 7, 2019 — Token of Trust, Inc., an identity verification and reputation management company, announced the appointment and election of Daniel Johnson as its Chairman of the Board effective February 22nd, 2019. He joins Token of Trust co-founders Darrin Edelman and Austin O’Brion on the company board.”

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NuMSP Expands Minneapolis Footprint with Acquisition of Zero1Zero

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“CLIFTON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NuMSP, a leading national managed service provider (MSP) offering IT and cybersecurity solutions, announced its expansion in the Minneapolis market with the acquisition of Zero1Zero, a full-service MSP offering IT solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).”

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Entrust Datacard Acquires nCipher Security

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“MINNEAPOLIS & SUNRISE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, today announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Thales’s market-leading General Purpose Hardware Security Module (GP HSM) business, nCipher Security, which has been operating as a separate stand-alone business within Thales since January 2019.”

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