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Identity Management and Information Security News for the Week of April 5; Black Kite, ColorTokens, Proficio, and More

The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy identity management and information security news for the week of April 5. This curated list features identity management and information security vendors such as Black Kite, ColorTokens, Proficio, and more.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant identity management and information security news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last month, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy identity management and information security news items.

Identity Management and Information Security News for the Week of April 5

Black Kite Launches “First-of-Its-Kind” Supply Chain Monitoring Module

Black Kite, a leader in third-party cyber risk intelligence, this week announced the availability of its Supply Chain & Nth Party Monitoring module. The new solution is possibly one of the first in the industry to combine Nth-Party and high-profile cyber risk intelligence, including cascading and concentration risk, so organizations can anticipate and mitigate security incidents in their supply chains. In doing so, they can avoid the impacts these incidents have on their businesses, such as breaches at their own organizations, or damaging business disruptions.

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ColorTokens Welcomes Former Senior CrowdStrike Executive, Amol Kulkarni, to Board of Advisors

ColorTokens Inc., an enterprise microsegmentation company, this week announced the appointment of Amol Kulkarni to its Board of Advisors. Kulkarni, who previously held senior positions at CrowdStrike and Microsoft, joins ColorTokens as an avid supporter of the company’s “breach-ready” strategy and segmentation-focused platform approach. He will leverage over 20 years of experience to help drive ColorTokens’ continued commitment to “protecting global enterprises from breaches by preventing the lateral spread of malware.” Before joining ColorTokens, Kulkarni served as the Chief Product and Engineering Officer at CrowdStrike, where he led their product and engineering organizations, with responsibility for the definition and delivery of CrowdStrike’s product and platform vision and roadmap. Before CrowdStrike, Kulkarni spent 14 years at Microsoft in various product and software positions including Bing’s knowledge platform. Kulkarni also currently sits on the boards of Dynatrace and JumpCloud.

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Abstract Security Emerges from Stealth; Raises $8.5M in Seed Money

Abstract Security, a next-gen SIEM solutions provider, emerged from stealth today, unveiling its revolutionary platform designed to centralize the management of security analytics. With an oversubscribed $8.5 million seed funding round led by Crosslink Capital, Rally Ventures and Liquid 2 Ventures, Abstract has built “an entirely new AI-powered paradigm for security teams that transcends next-gen SIEM solutions.” The platform correlates data in real-time between data streams and separates compliance and security data to both increase detection effectiveness and lower costs.

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Proficio Recognized in the 2024 Gartner Market Guide for Co-Managed Security Monitoring Services Report

Proficio, a leading MDR solutions provider, this week announced they were named a Representative Vendor in the 2024 Gartner Market Guide for Co-Managed Security Monitoring Services Report. This recognition underscores Proficio’s commitment to empowering clients with flexible co-managed security monitoring services, particularly through their SOC-as-a-Service delivery model. In their Market Guide, Gartner states, “Threat detection, investigation and response products are challenging to deploy, maintain, and operate. Co-managed security monitoring services aid security and risk management leaders in the operation, configuration, and maintenance of these products with a lower SOC staffing overhead.”

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Now On-Demand: Mini Jam LIVE Expert Panel Discuss Cybersecurity in the Boardroom

The full, hour-long recording of the Insight Jam panel, Closing the Gap: Cybersecurity in the Boardroom, is now available to view on the Insight Jam YouTube page. MacKenzie Jackson—Product and Security Advocate at GitGuardian—moderates the panel, which includes in-depth insights from industry experts like Aaron Brongersma of Check Point, Asaf Sagi of CybeReady, Bob Maley at Black Kite, Brad Taylor from Proficio, and Wil Santiago at Blackpoint Cyber.

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In the second episode of the Insight Jam Podcast, Eric Kimberling, the CEO of Third Stage Consulting, joints Doug Atkinson for a discussion on the challenges faced in digital (or should it be ‘business’?) transformation, navigating industry shifts, setting realistic expectations for clients, the impact of AI of business, the need for cultural and operational change, and the hurdles involved in starting an independent consulting company.

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