29 Jul '16, 2pm

Cybersecurity Startup: If the DNC Had Our Security Tech, It Could Have Bricked Those Files

Cybersecurity Startup: If the DNC Had Our Security Tech, It Could Have Bricked Those Files

I generally cover consumer technology, not enterprise. And particularly not enterprise IT security, which can be extremely arcane. But given this week’s political developments, with the Wikileaks release of the Democratic National Committee’s email (suspected to have been purloined by Russian hackers), security has certainly been on my mind. Silicon Valley startup ThinAir Labs made me an interesting promise: that they could explain their security approach so concretely and succinctly that I would understand the gist of it in less than an hour, if not minutes. So I made a quick trip to their downtown Palo Alto offices to check it out. And company founder and CEO Tony Gauda was right; it’s an easy concept to grasp (though it took him three years to implement). “In the case of the DNC emails, the system would have noticed that tons of data were being exfiltrated…It could see ...

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