Security

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R.I.P. Passwords?
Will stealthy Certus let you forget all your passwords?
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How is this for a fantasy come true: never having to remember — or reset — another password? A stealthy startup with employees in Boston and San Francisco is developing a technology that would use an app on your smartphone to make the act of logging into a website not only less frustrating, but more secure. Certus Technology Systems has already raised about $375,000 in seed funding from individual investors, and is conducting its first pilot test with a financial services customer now. Read More
Protection money
Waltham security firm Verdasys gets new chief, $12 million in funding
Verdasys employees at the recent RSA Security conference in San Francisco.
A security executive who sold his last startup to McAfee is taking over at Verdasys, a Waltham company founded way back in 2002. Verdasys sells software intended to safeguard sensitive data from malicious outsiders — and employees. Ken Levine sold his last company, NitroSecurity, in 2011. He stuck around at McAfee until late last year. Then, one of Verdasys' investors told him the company was hunting for a new CEO to replace Jim Ricotta, who had been running Verdasys for a little more than three years. Levine's first day on the job was last Friday. Read More