- 1 Business Security Weekly #86
- 2 Interview: Corey Thuen and Kristopher Watts, Gravwell
- 3 Interview: Terry Mason, Head of Information Risk & Technology Governance
- 4 Tracking Security Innovation
Business Security Weekly #86
Recorded May 21, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Interview: Corey Thuen and Kristopher Watts, Gravwell
Corey Thuen is a founder of Gravwell and has spent over a decade in ICS (OT), IT, and IoT security. That experience is now driving development of a full-stack analytics platform built to solve modern analytics problems of the IoT age.
Prior to founding Gravwell, Corey conducted security assessments on anything from power equipment to vehicle computers to over-engineered juicers while working for companies such as IOActive, Digital Bond, and Southfork Security. Before that Corey did cybersecurity work for the US Department of Energy at Idaho National Laboratory and the FBI.
Kristopher Watts is a founder of Gravwell and has spent over a decade in large scale Emulytics, virtualization, ICS, and embedded security. That experience is now driving the task of building a bottom up analytics solution designed to leverage hardware as it is now, not 10 years ago, to solve problems.
Prior to founding Gravwell, Kris spent 4 years building massive virtualization and analytics platforms at Sandia National Lab then moved to Idaho National Labs where he spent 3 years tearing apart and breaking embedded control systems. Kris then worked in the private security contracting space performing security assessments on everything form industrial control systems to automotive ECUs.
Interview: Terry Mason, Head of Information Risk & Technology Governance
Terry Mason is the Head of Information Risk & Technology Governance at a global multi-strategy hedge fund with 15+ years of experience in information security, technology governance, technology infrastructure, and project management. Professional specializations include cybersecurity assessments, risk mitigation strategies, technology governance and policy, and regulatory compliance. Holds CGEIT, CISM, and CISSP certifications.
Tracking Security Innovation
Capital One acquired Confyrm (undisclosed)
- “The deal will bring Confyrm’s technology to the bank in order to help speed its development and implementation of consumer identity services at scale.”
- “So for Capital One, the acquisition of Confyrm isn’t just about the technology itself – it’s about bringing Nash on board.”
- Looks like Confyrm raised between $1.2-$2.4M through a grant
TransUnion acquired Iovation (undisclosed)
- “iovation provides fraud detection solutions to reduce online risk and consumer fraud for businesses.”
- Looks like at least $16M in funding (but it’s a bit unclear)
Auth0 raised $55M Series D
- “Auth0 develops and operates an authentication platform that allows developers to implement identity solutions for their applications.”
- $112.2M over 5 rounds; $30M series C in March 2017
Tanium raised $175M in equity
- $580.7M in funding over 8 rounds; $5B valuation.
- Axios reported “A subsequent SEC filing disclosed that the round eventually could total $300 million, with a source saying that the remainder (if raised) would come from other existing investors.”
Cisco forming New Venture Fund
- “Cisco’s existing venture team looks for investment opportunities at a later stage that are strategic to its existing networking, security and other technology businesses.”
- “focused on early-stage investments, including seed opportunities.”
- “The new team plans to tout Cisco’s resources as a way to help young businesses get to market faster.”