Arik Hesseldahl

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Security Firm Rapid7 Acquires Seattle’s Mobilisafe

Rapid7, the Boston-based cloud-based security concern that runs the widely used vulnerability warning service Metasploit, said today that it has acquired Seattle-based Mobilisafe, a firm focused on mobile security, specifically the management of risks associated with the “bring your own device” trend in which workers use their own smartphones and tablets for company business. Financial terms have not been disclosed.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik