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Cobalt Delivers Fast Application Security Pentesting as a Service for Actionable Results in Real Time

Security pentesting can be a slow, often expensive process for software companies. And the results often show where a product stands at a moment in time, not as a dynamic entity. Companies traditionally approach pentesting in two ways. The first is to hire in-house pentesters, an option large banks often choose. But that can be [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|

Aperia Help Fleets Move Toward Predictive Maintenance to Prevent Breakdowns, Reduce Expenses

...Predictive maintenance is even starting to appear for tires. Aperia’s wheel-mounted Halo tire inflation system automatically adds air when a tire drops below the recommended pressure. About six years ago, Aperia added sensors to demonstrate the product was working, which led to its telematics product, Halo Connect. Judith Monte, Aperia’s vice president of marketing and [...]

By | April 30th, 2020|

Voxel51 Releases COVID-19 Physical Distancing Impact Trend Analysis Tool

Ann Arbor’s Voxel51, which offers advanced machine learning tools to analyze video, has just released a tool that looks at the social impact of physical distancing from the COVID-19 epidemic. They’re calling it PDI, or Physical Distancing Index. The data can be used in a number of ways to look at the results of social distancing orders [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|

Robot Deliveries Might End Up Being Common, Post-Coronavirus Pandemic

While the Wuhan district in China was under quarantine, news surfaced of robots delivering food and, later, medical supplies. Meanwhile, in the United States, the French company NAVYA configured its autonomous passenger shuttles in Florida to transport COVID-19 tests to the Mayo Clinic from off-site test locations. As the weeks of stay-at-home orders and recommendations slip into months, the [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|

Cobalt.io pentesting service brings wizard-like setup to platform

Cobalt.io wants to change the way companies purchase and pay for pentesting services, which test an application for vulnerabilities before it goes live. Today, the company announced a number of enhancements to the platform. Jacob Hansen, CEO and co-founder at Cobalt, says the pentesting business typically involves an expensive and time-consuming exercise, which culminates with the [...]

By | March 12th, 2020|

Inside Voxel51: AI video analytics startup founded by U-M professor, student

Voxel51 CEO Jason Corso teaches computer vision at the University of Michigan. CTO Brian Moore was his student when he was doing his Ph.D. in machine learning, and after some brainstorming, the two decided to combine their skills and build an AI video analytics platform. "We're focused on the next frontier, which is video where [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|

The 2019 State of Pentesting: Cobalt.io Shares Critical Lessons from 1400+ Pentests

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Security thought leaders Caroline Wong and Joe Sechman released a new report this week, The State of Pentesting. Data for this report was gathered from over 150 survey respondents as well as 1400+ pentests performed over the past three years on Cobalt.io's Pentest as a Service platform. From this research, Wong and Sechman noticed [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|

BlueMedora Partnership with New Relic Logs Expands Observability with BindPlane

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Oct 14, 2019 – IT monitoring integration innovator, Blue Medora, today announced early access availability of over 50 log source integrations, dramatically simplified deployment options, fully-managed log agent, and 24/7 customer support for New Relic customers through BindPlane, its Monitoring Integration as a Service (MIaaS) solution. Helping New Relic customers properly configure and [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|

Aperia Announces Enhancement to Halo Product

ATLANTA — The expansion of Halo Connect, an analytics platform focusing on predictive tire maintenance, was announced by Aperia Technologies Inc. at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The platform features precise vehicle location and service insights, along with tire tread depth and replacement tracking. “Following a successful limited-quantity release with some of the industry’s [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|

Akadeum Announces First Closing of Series A Financing Round

Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc. announced an initial close of its Series A financing. The company is pursuing additional investment before final close during Q1 2020. These funds will enable Akadeum to focus its commercial adoption on how to solve longstanding problems in sample preparation. The investment includes several Michigan-based angel groups in addition to venture [...]

By | December 27th, 2019|