Irvine, California-based Cylance announced a strategic partnership with (i.e. received investment from) In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm. Cylance will use the investment to "further enhance breakthrough artificial intelligence and machine learning development for cybersecurity applications." Cylance differentiates itself from other cybersecurity firms by using AI to determine what is safe and what is not by analyzing the DNA of files before they execute. The company has raised $77 million in venture funding (excluding this latest round) from Blackstone, KKR, Capital One, Ten Eleven, DFJ, Khosla Ventures, and Draper Nexus.
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