SSW Episode24

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Interview: Eddy Bobritsky, Minerva Labs

Cyber and Information Security Expert with 13+ years of experience. After 7 years in different cyber units at the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Eddy was self-employed, senior consultant for the defense and finance industries, leading country level cyber security projects. During the military service as an officer, he and Minerva’s CTO Erez Breiman led the largest endpoint protection project in Israel. Eddy understands the cyber security world inside and out, and is passionate about creating disruptive innovations. Eddy’s main goal is to 'keep things simple' in order to help businesses operate seamlessly, which is why he started Minerva Labs. Eddy has Master's degree in Business Management and Information Technology.

  • What is unique about running a security startup?
  • How about moving from a services/consulting company to a product company?
  • What are some unique things investors are interested in when talking to security startups?
  • Where are the best opportunities in the market for security startups?
  • What advice do you have for those who may have an idea and want to create a security startup?
  • What are some of the most exciting security startups in the industry right now and why?
  • What advice do you have for enterprises looking at solution and considering (or not) a solution for a security startup?

Startup Stories

Michael's Stories

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Startup & Security Notes of Interest

New trend: security executives entering investment space

Seeing a new trend now… security focused people starting/managing funds and investments. Curious to see the impact that has on security startups. You know we’ll track it here. [http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/21/blackstones-jay-leek-joins-florida-vc-firm-to-manage-300-million-security-fund/ Blackstone’s Jay Leek joins Florida VC firm to manage $300 million security fund]

GFI acquires Kerio

Turbonomic raised $50M

Turbonomic provides an autonomic cloud platform that allows enterprises to accelerate their adoption of virtual, cloud and container deployments.

Cybellum raised $2.5M

CyBellum is a cyber security platform that prevents zero-day attacks and memory corruption.

SentinelOne raised $70M

SentinelOne develops an endpoint security software that detects, models and predicts threat behavior to block attacks.

The Startup Journey: Updates

Michael's Journey:

  • Launch of Straight Talk: Simple
  • Two pathways -- Straight Talk: Simple Start and Straight Talk: Simple Roadmap

What I published recently

Paul's Journey