The Perfect Newsroom Recipe: October Client Round-Up

Cyber Security, Technology Posted Nov 15, 2019 by Gabrielle Kondracki

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to wind-down, plan some trips and relax. Well, everyone that is except for the newsroom. As the rest of the world starts planning recipes for Thanksgiving while searching for the perfect spot to set up the Christmas tree or Menorah, CHEN PR’s clients remain as busy as ever pumping the newsroom engine with fuel! Whether it be funding announcements, breaking news coverage, or industry trends, our clients ran the gamut. Take a look at some of our top hits over the course of last month.


Aviatrix raises $40 million for multi-cloud management tools,

Last month, Aviatrix announced that it has raised $40 million in a series C funding round led by existing investor CRV. Kyle Wiggers of VentureBeat recapped the announcement in an article which highlights what CEO Steve Mullaney plans to do with the new capital. He says it will be used to scale the startup’s sales, channel, customer support, marketing, and product development operations. Underscoring its growth, Aviatrix in the past year relocated its headquarters to Santa Clara, California, tripling its office space to accommodate staff expansion.

Digital Guardian

Podcast: Departing Employees Could Mean Departing Data

In this podcast, Threatpost sat down with Tim Bandos, vice president of cybersecurity for Digital Guardian, to talk about the top insider threats enterprises experience today. Tim expanded on stories of departing employees’ attempts to steal intellectual property and sensitive data from their company, only to be thwarted by the security measures their former employers had in place.


 ‘SIM-Swap’ Scams Expose Risks of Using Phones For Secondary I.D.,

As SIM-swapping because more and more popular among cybercriminals, more victims are also rising. In an article by Martin Kaste for NPR, he gives a step-by-step recount on entrepreneur Gregg Bennett’s experience as a SIM-swap victim. To get researcher insight into the matter that’s sparking news, Kaste turned to Flashpoint’s director of security, Allison Nixon. In this article Allison addresses how valuable phone numbers have recently become due to so many companies now use the numbers to help confirm identities. Nixon gives a full account on what companies are aiming to do to combat this problem.


, Channel People on the Move: Planet One, PGi, AireSpring, Pax8, More

This past month, RiskLens appointed two cybersecurity industry veterans to its leadership team. Brian Stone joined the cyber risk management company as its Chief Revenue Officer to continue RiskLens’ hyper-growth and Sales team expansion in the U.S. and around the globe.  Orion Suydam also joined the firm as Vice President of Products to continue driving and executing the RiskLens vision for its Software-as-a-Service platform. Stone and Suydam have both demonstrated success in helping companies drive hyper-growth, and with their addition to the executive team, RiskLens is in a position to continue its pioneering position as the leader in cyber risk quantification.


, When Using Cloud, Paranoia Can Pay Off

Data and privacy concerns have become a worry worldwide and while they aren’t new, it is the way technology is headed. When it comes to Google, users are concerned with data that is kept in the cloud because it could be accessed by a hostile government or the service provider. However, third party encryption services, like Virtru, allow keys to be stored which offers higher end security. While Google will still have access to the metadata, Virtru can protect the content from anyone gaining unauthorized access.