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Former executive of Duo Security, Zscaler joins IronNet as co-CEO

NEW YORK (Reuters) – IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a startup led by former U.S. National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander, has appointed William Welch as co-chief executive, the company told Reuters on Monday. Welch, former chief operating officer of Duo Security, a venture capital-backed cybersecurity company that was sold to Cisco Systems Inc for $2.35 billion last year, will serve as co-CEO along with Alexander, who ran the NSA from 2005 to 2014, the company said. Prior to Duo Security, Welch was COO of cybersecurity firm Zscaler Inc, which went public…

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Ashes 2019: Banned duo Steve Smith & David Warner to play ‘huge part’, says Australia captain

David Warner and Steve Smith have played club cricket since being suspended in March 2018 Banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner will play a “huge part” in this year’s Ashes series against England, says Australia captain Tim Paine. Then-captain Smith and his deputy Warner were banned for a year for ball-tampering in South Africa in March. Smith and Warner are expected to return to the national side when their suspensions expire next month. “I see us going to the Ashes and them having a huge part in us winning…

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Europe leads Laver Cup despite shock defeat for star duo

(Reuters) – Team Europe took a commanding 3-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup on Friday, despite seeing their high-profile doubles pairing of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic suffer the defending champions’ only defeat of the first day in Chicago on Friday. Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson combined to deliver the sole triumph for their side, overcoming the world’s second and third ranked singles players 6-7(5) 6-3 (10-6) to prevent an opening day shutout for Team Europe. All eyes were fixed on longtime rivals Federer and Djokovic as…

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Mission implausible: Russians mock improbable spy duo

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town” The story spun by the two Russian suspects in the Salisbury poisoning was met with snorts of derision in the UK. But less predictable is the mockery that seemingly tall tale is getting back home in Russia. The appearance by Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov on Kremlin-funded TV to claim that they were tourists – not hired assassins – has been widely ridiculed in Russia. It has…

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NFL: Colin Kaepernick thanks Miami Dolphins duo for kneeling during anthem

Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knee before their first game of the season against Tennessee Titans Colin Kaepernick has thanked Miami Dolphins duo Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson after they kneeled during the US national anthem on Sunday. It comes after Nike decided to use Kaepernick as the face of a new campaign. Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. “Their courage will move the world forward,” tweeted former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick. “My Brothers @kstills and @ithinkisee12 continue to…

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Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson: Duo to face-off in $9m Vegas duel in November

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have 19 major championship titles between them Golf greats Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will go head-to-head in a winner-takes-all $9m (£7m) exhibition match in Last Vegas. The duo, who have 19 major championship titles between them, will face-off in the 18-hole event at Shadow Creek Golf Course on either 23/24 November. The contest, which coincides with Thanksgiving weekend in the US, will be screened on pay-per-view. Woods confirmed “The Match” on social media, saying: “It’s on”. Mickelson, who has attracted almost 100,000 followers in…

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University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull get TV show

Image copyright BBC/PA WIRE Image caption The four-part series will see Monkman and Seagull tour the UK University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull will tour the country looking at Britain’s technological achievements in their first TV show. The duo who rose to fame as rivals on the 2017 series will be searching the UK for hidden gems of British ingenuity. The pair have also presented a show for BBC Radio 4 about polymaths. Monkman And Seagull’s Genius Guide To Britain will be a four-part series shown on BBC…

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Open Water: Dutch duo Weertman and Van Rouwendaal win 10km titles

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Ferry Weertman won the men’s European Championships open water 10-km title after the most dramatic of photo finishes in Loch Lomond on Thursday to complete a Dutch double after Sharon van Rouwendaal had won the equivalent women’s race. FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics – Marathon Swimming – Final – Men’s 10km Marathon Swimming Victory Ceremony – Fort Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 16/08/2016. Gold medallist Ferry Weertman (NED) of the Netherlands celebrates. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Olympic champion Weertman had looked beaten coming into the final 100…

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European Championships 2018: Jack Laugher and duo Toulson and Cheng win golds

Britain’s Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson win diving 10m synchronised gold 2018 European Championships Venues: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Britain’s Jack Laugher took gold in the 1m springboard final at the European Championships after Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson won the 10m synchronised. James Heatly secured bronze in Glasgow behind GB team-mate Laugher, who won the Commonwealth title…

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Tennis: Czech duo Siniakova and Krejcikova win women’s doubles

PARIS (Reuters) – Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova claimed their maiden Grand Slam title when they beat the unseeded Japanese pair of Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya 6-3 6-3 in the French Open women’s doubles final on Sunday. The sixth-seeded Czech needed just over an hour to down the first all-Japanese pair to reach a major final. It was a long-overdue reward for Siniakova and Krejcikova, who captured the junior doubles title here in 2013. They are the first all-Czech duo to capture the Roland Garros women’s doubles title since…

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