Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Remotium Wins Most Innovative Security Company at RSA Conference

Startup Remotium was named the Most Innovative Company at the start of the RSA Conference on Monday. Unsurprisingly it's a security technology for mobiles addressing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. It runs mobile applications on public or private clouds, and streams the visualization elements to the device so that enterprise data is never stored on it. Return of the thin-client?

The company has apparently not yet raised any venture funding.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Startup Red Balloon Security to Protect Printers and Other Devices

The MIT review reports on a startup aiming to protect printers, phones, and other devices from hackers. It will announce the first device running its defensive code this week. This is an important development. Embedded devices are typically poorly protected, run legacy software and are rarely designed to be patched. They are inviting targets for advanced persistent threats, as we saw with Stuxnet.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Nok Nok! Who's there? No more passwords!

Yet another startup, Nok Nok Labs, is hoping to sway users away from insecure passwords. It has developed a security protocol that asks end users to substitute stronger authentication tools such as fingerprints and voice recognition, for usernames and passwords.
Named after the classic knock-knock joke, Nok Nok Labs' CEO was a founder of well respected encryption company PGP. Nok Nok has apparently taken $15 million in venture capital.