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  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Michael Santarcangelo
    Founder of Security Catalyst, author of Into the Breach, and creator of the Straight Talk Framework.
  • Featured Interview/Opening Discussion

    Interview: Steven Grossman, Bay Dynamics

    Steven Grossman Vice President of Strategy and Enablement at Bay Dynamics [1]

    Steven has over 20 years of management consulting and industry experience working with technology, security and business executives, driving solutions to their most critical and complex problems. At Bay Dynamics, Steven is responsible for driving strategy and ensuring our clients are successful in achieving their security and risk management goals.

    Prior to Bay Dynamics, Steven held senior positions at top tier consultancies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers and EMC, where he architected and managed programs focused on security, risk, business intelligence / big data analytics, enterprise Program Management Offices, corporate legal operations, data privacy, cloud architecture and business continuity planning for global clients in the financial services and health care industries. Steven holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Queens College and has achieved his CISSP certification.

    • 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 Articles & Discussion

    Startup & Security Notes of Interest

    Surge in startups and capital could be bad news

    Breaking records, enterprise fundings are up nearly 80% in Q1 2017

    “Second” seed rounds on the rise

    Deep Sentinel raises $7.4M in Series A

    Cisco acquired viptela for $610M

    The Startup Journey: Updates

    Michael's Journey:

    • Value Prop Audits (want one?)
    • Value Prop resource - got simpler, about to look for some early reviewers
    • Made an update to the Straight Talk Framework - with plans to update in Q3 (after the move)

    Published this week

    Paul's Journey