#infosec | Proofpoint to Boost DLP Suite with ObserveIT Acquisition

Proofpoint has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ObserveIT for $225m. Extending its data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities with the acquisition of the insider threat management provider, Proofpoint said that the combination of ObserveIT’s lightweight endpoint agent technology and data risk analytics with Proofpoint’s information classification, threat detection and intelligence,…

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Dayton wants big boost in cybersecurity funding

Spear phishing, botnet armies, cyberdisruptors — that’s just a sampling of the attacks creating constant worry for Christopher Buse, Minnesota’s chief information security officer. Countless times a day, hackers try to find and exploit gaps in Minnesota’s vast state government computer network, hoping to steal sensitive information or gum up…

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