Chandler company launches to defend critical industrial infrastructure systems

defend critical

SynSaber, a new startup setting its sights on asset and network monitoring solutions to defend critical infrastructure, officially launched last week after securing $2.5 million in seed funding.  The company is working to develop an effective, low-hardware and low-hassle technology-agnostic solution that provides continuous insight into the status, vulnerabilities and threats across every point in … Read more

22 of Arizona’s major tech developments in May

Arizona saw some big tech developments in May, from expansion, acquisitions and life-saving partnerships to raising millions for local and regional startups. Another possible TSMC expansion in Arizona Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chipmaker, may expand even more in Arizona. Reuters reported in early May that sources familiar with TSMC’s expansion plans said … Read more

SiteLock acquired by New Jersey company

SiteLock Acquired

Sectigo, a New Jersey-based web security solutions provider, acquired Scottsdale-based SiteLock earlier this month.  SiteLock is a leading provider of website security protection and monitoring. Through this acquisition, Sectigo expands its product capabilities and network, and gains more than 16 million websites currently protected by SiteLock. Demand for web security hit an all-time high as … Read more

Inside the geekiest college in AZ

Cybersecurity, digital media, forensics, robotics maker labs and game development, just some of the programs found at the University of Advancing Technology. Considered one of the most technologically advanced private colleges in Arizona and 100 percent STEM focused, the college offers over 20 undergraduate degrees and their cybersecurity program is one of the top in … Read more

Make it, fail, make it again, sell it – interview with UAT Provost Dr. David Bolman

Video contribution by Xavier Smith Building a product, having it fail, going back to the drawing board and then figuring out how to get it to market is a “been there done that” mindset when a student leaves the University of Advancing Technology (UAT). “Learning has changed,” Provost UAT Dr. David Bolman said. The curriculum at UAT follows … Read more

Arizona Innovation Summit returns for 5th year

The Arizona Innovation Summit is returning for it’s 5th year, inviting innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the state to engage in a day long event as part of Arizona’s SciTech Festival. The Summit will be held October 1 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. “This is a gathering which enables cross-sector relationships for education, … Read more

AZ Tech Council elects four new directors

The Arizona Technology Council names four new members to its Board of Directors to serve three-year terms; the current Board includes 36 members, five of which are officers. “We have a deep bench of seasoned executives on our Board and are delighted to add these technology leaders,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the … Read more

XOXY self-credentialing app aims to protect daters from STDs and creepers

Co-written with Travis Arbon You’ve met up a few times, there’s a connection, an attraction-after dinner and a few glasses of wine you’ve both made your way back to the apartment. “We’re totally having sex,” you think. You flip on the music, dim the lights and the vibe of Al Green owns the room. Then it … Read more

7 ways to fortify your passwords

The other day I mulled over how many websites I have actually “logged into” and the number is daunting. From my personal banking to my New York Times subscription, I have probably logged into hundreds of websites. Some are as simple as logging in with the help of Facebook, where others require the dreaded six … Read more