Virtru in the News

January 5, 2017
Samsung to Invest $150m into Emerging Tech Startups Globally

By: Tas Bindi

"Samsung will be investing $150 million into emerging tech startups, the company announced on Wednesday.

The Samsung NEXT Fund will be targeting pre-seed to Series B investments, with a focus on virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and other "new frontier technologies". In addition to capital, the fund will provide domain expertise and access to other unspecified resources."

To read the full article, please visit ZDNet

January 5, 2017
Samsung to Invest $150 Million in Early-Stage Emerging Tech Startups

By: Ken Yeung

"Samsung on Wednesday announced its intentions to support early-stage startups focused on emerging technologies. The company, through its global innovation group, has established a $150 million fund targeting businesses specializing in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and 'other new frontier technologies.'"

To read the full article, please visit VentureBeat

January 5, 2017
Samsung is Launching a $150M Fund to Invest in Emerging Tech Startups

By: Fitz Tepper

"Today at CES 2017, Samsung announced the Samsung NEXT Fund — a $150 million venture fund targeted at early-stage startups working in emerging tech.

Specifically, they will be looking for companies focused on virtual reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and 'other new frontier technologies.'"

To read the full article, please visit TechCrunch

December 16, 2016
17 DC-Area Startups to Watch in 2017

By: Eric Hal Schwartz

"Virtru's encryption software earned it a $29 million funding round this year, which helped it get a major contract with Maryland to move emails to the cloud and keep them secure from hackers. With that test successful, 2017 will likely see even more interest in the company, even as it keeps its own program of free service to qualifying non-profits and charities."

To read the full article, please visit DC Inno

December 15, 2016
Yahoo’s Mega Breach Shows How Just How Vulnerable Data Is

By: Bree Fowler

"While there are a number of straightforward measures all users should take to protect themselves, relatively few people actually do. And in this case, doing so wouldn't really have mattered. Even the most scrupulous individual countermeasures could only limit the damage.

'Yahoo users could have had immaculate computer security and still been the victim here,' said Will Ackerly, chief technology officer at Virtru, a computer security firm he co-founded after working for eight years at the National Security Agency.

'Short of using encryption, there's no way to keep your email from being compromised in this kind of hack.'"

To read the full article, please visit SFGate

December 15, 2016
Yahoo’s Mega Breach Shows Just How Vulnerable Data Is

By: Bree Fowler

"The only saving grace is that the attackers apparently did not exploit the information for fraud. But their true motives remain a mystery.

While there are a number of straightforward measures all users should take to protect themselves, relatively few people actually do. And in this case, doing so wouldn’t really have mattered. Even the most scrupulous individual countermeasures could only limit the damage."

To read the full article, please visit The Denver Post

December 12, 2016
You’ve Got Email…Problems

By: John Ackerly

"One of the most contentious elections in modern history is finally over. The candidates and their surrogates mercilessly attacked one another’s character and reputations, inflicting wounds that will take a long time to heal. But beyond the personal reputations that suffered, there was something else that took an incredible beating: email technology."

To read the full article, please visit Infosecurity Magazine

December 9, 2016
Client-Side Encryption Enables Gmail for State Users

By: Stephanie Kanowitz

"Maryland has moved more state employees’ email to Google Cloud after adding a platform that secures sensitive data in the cloud while leaving data ownership squarely in control of the users.

The email migration project that started with just 500 state government users has expanded to 15,000, mainly in the law enforcement and health fields, using a platform from data privacy provider Virtru."

To read the full article, please visit GCN

December 5, 2016
New products of the week 12.5.16

By: Ryan Francis

"Virtru’s Customer Key Server provides companies with exclusive ownership of encryption keys for total protection and control of sensitive data, and enables compliance with data residency, regulatory, and privacy requirements."

To read the full article, please visit Network World

December 2, 2016
Virtru Brings Cloud Encryption Management On-Premises

By: Sean Michael Kerner

"Encryption vendor Virtru launched a news service on Nov. 30 that enables its customers to keep encryption keys for cloud email services in an on-premises key server.
The new Customer Key Server (CKS) extends the usability of Virtru's so-called 'zero-knowledge' email encryption platform by giving enterprises control over encryption keys. Virtru provides a cloud-based system that enables organizations and individuals to easily encrypt email."

To read the full article, please visit eWeek