Ten years ago, we were introduced to Tyler Olson. At the time, Olson was launching one of his many successful ventures, SMCpros.com (now, Modern.Foundation). After interviewing Olson recently, I can see why it was said that, “…Tyler Olson is a passionate and amiable guy who isn’t afraid to get in front of hundreds of people to pitch himself and his business.” Olson has been involved in many different aspects of tech; He’s a consummate pro. And now, he’s focusing his eye toward cybersecurity.
Via Tech Crunch
“Jamf 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.”
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.
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.”
Via News Release
“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.”
Via News Release
“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.”