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eSentire announces $47 million investment and expansion in Waterloo, Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 14, 2019

Last week, Waterloo-based cybersecurity firm eSentire announced a new $47 million investment to supercharge research and development and a relocation within the community to accommodate its rapid expansion.

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Topics: security

New cluster map shows how Waterloo, Canada businesses are securing the world

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 7, 2019

Waterloo has a long-established reputation for innovation in security. Our researchers helped invent elliptic-curve cryptography, which helped keep the world secure for the last 15 years. Blackberry, a company known primarily for building the world’s most secure smartphones, was founded here. Today, Waterloo is home to more than 50 security companies committed to making the world a safer...

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Topics: security

News round-up: Seven great February 2019 stories from Waterloo, Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 5, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month. 

Here are 10 great business and investment stories:

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, automotive

BlackBerry is now one of the world's leading cybersecurity firms

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 26, 2019

Last week, Waterloo-based BlackBerry announced that it has acquired Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, for $1.4 billion. This acquisition makes BlackBerry – once known primarily for building the world’s most secure smartphones – one of the world’s largest cybersecurity firms.

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Topics: quantum, security, technology, automotive, artificial intelligence

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