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ConductorOne is bringing automation to identity and access management with $15M investment

The founders of ConductorOne, an identity and access control startup, both came from Okta, which is itself a single sign-on vendor based on the zero...

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Ex-Amazon employee convicted over data breach of 100 million CapitalOne customers

Paige Thompson will be sentenced in September.

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Middesk raises $57M to automate business verification and underwriting

Middesk, a startup developing a platform to streamline and automate business verification and underwriting processes, has raised $57M in a venture...

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Middesk raises $57M to automate business verification and underwriting

Middesk, a startup developing a platform to streamline and automate business verification and underwriting processes, has raised $57M in a venture...

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FBI seizes notorious marketplace for selling millions of stolen SSNs

SSNDOB listed the personal information for 24 million individuals in the United States.

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Meta consolidates its privacy policy to appease regulators

In an effort to make its notoriously dense user agreements less labyrinthine, Meta has rewritten and redesigned how that information is presented....

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Plaid officially expands into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding

Fintech decacorn Plaid expands from its core business of account linking into identity and income verification, fraud prevention and account funding.

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Checkout.com to acquire identity verification startup Ubble

A few months after raising $1 billion, payments startup Checkout.com has announced that it plans to acquire French startup Ubble, which operates a...

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Identitypass, an identity verification API for Africa, raises $2.8M seed funding

Identitypass plans to expand its existing infrastructure, roll out new verticals around compliance, security and data collection, and push into new...

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Teleport nabs $110M to provide identity-based infrastructure access

Teleport, a startup developing a proxy-based infrastructure access and management system, has raised $110 million in venture funding.

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Here’s why we’re about to see an explosion of hyperreal artificial humans online

Synthetically generated versions of real people that can be can be programmed to say anything sounds like a scenario from the latest episode of...

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Decentralized identity startup Spruce wants to help users control their sign-in data

Web3 startup Spruce is developing "sign-in with Ethereum" to let users decide what they share with platforms

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Silverfort nabs $65M with a ‘holistic’ approach to protecting ID management across IT silos and legacy systems

Identity management is at the heart of how a lot of organizations aim to keep their systems secure, but that leaves a big question unanswered: how...

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Thoma Bravo to take identity security company SailPoint private for $6.9B

Another day, another big private equity acquisition. It’s widely known that private equity firms are awash in cash these days and looking to...

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ProtonMail buys email alias startup SimpleLogin

Proton, the Geneva, Switzerland-based startup behind the eponymous E2E encrypted webmail service ProtonMail, has acquired French startup SimpleLogin,...

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Put the zoo in Zoom with these horrific 3D animatars

Zoom is introducing the Avatars feature today, which lets you show up to your work meetings as a 3D animal

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Okta confirms January breach after hackers publish screenshots of its internal network

The authentication giant said screenshots shared online "are connected" to its January breach.

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SentinelOne scoops up Attivo Networks for $617M

Security companies typically start by focusing on one particular problem, but the biggest ones like Palo Alto Networks, FireEye and Symantec have...

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How a simple security bug became a university campus ‘master key’

A buggy app with one-star reviews led one student to discover a glaring security flaw.

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Implement differential privacy to power up data sharing and cooperation

Differential privacy doesn’t just better protect privacy, it can also power data sharing solutions that facilitate cooperation across departments...

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Changing how we approach data privacy to unlock economic opportunities

While the pandemic accelerated the ability to live our lives largely online, around 4 billion people remain “digitally invisible” because their...

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Merit grabs $50M Series B to expand digital credentials platform

When we think about identity in the digital world, it usually involves a username and password, but Merit (originally called Sigma) wants to help...

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iProov snaps up $70M for its facial verification technology, already in use by Homeland Security, the NHS and others

Biometrics, and specifically facial recognition, have seen a surge of usage in the last several years, first as a tool to help organizations verify...

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Social media and dating apps have a serious identity problem

It’s time for social media and dating apps to face the music and curb fraud, deception and disinformation on their platforms once and for all.

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Passbase gets $10M as it refocuses its ID verification tools on crypto

Digital identity startup Passbase, which offers SDKs for running remote identity checks, has raised $10 million in Series A funding as it dials up...

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Robinhood says millions of customer names and email addresses taken in data breach

The online trading platform said no money was stolen in the incident.

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Identity verification startup Socure raises $450M at $4.5B valuation, adding Tiger Global as new investor

Socure, a company that uses AI and machine learning to verify identities, announced today that it raised $450 million in funding for its Series E...

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Ethyca raises $7.5M, open sources Fides for developers to build privacy tools directly into their codebases

Ethyca, the privacy-by-design technology startup that has built a unique set of APIs, detection tools and analytics to make it easier for...

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