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Recorded on June 2, 2017


  • 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.
  • Interview: Matt Alderman

    Matt is the former VP of Strategy for Tenable where hew was responsible for developing strategies to enter new markets, develop new products and improve existing products, including the new platform. Prior to Tenable, he ran product strategy for RSA Archer architecting big data approaches to GRC and redefining messaging. He was Director of Product Management at Qualys where he and co-author Jason Creech wrote “IT Policy Compliance for Dummies”. He was Founder and Chief Technology Officer at ControlPath where he and co-auther Sean Molloy were issued US Patent 7,788,150: Method for assessing risk in a business.

    Startup Articles & Discussion

    Startup & Security Notes of Interest

    Honeywell launches $100 million venture fund

    • ‘’Honeywell joins construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc, Scotch tape and Post-it notes maker 3M Co and Boeing Co in setting up a venture capital fund that invests in start-ups across the world.’’
    • Looks like a focus on technology in aerospace applications
    • What are the security implications and opportunities here?

    2017 VC Market: U.S. Startup Investment Picks Up In Q1

    • ‘’A preliminary analysis of Crunchbase data shows that funding for U.S. startups ticked up in the first quarter of this year, with investment holding up at historically high levels across all stages.’’
    • ‘’The latest projected quarterly numbers indicate that the much-talked-about slowdown in funding hasn’t played out as many were predicting. U.S. venture investment showed a marked decline in the fourth quarter, but it appears the downward trajectory has at least temporarily reversed course.’’

    Cybersecurity startups will be funded at slower pace and lower valuations than last year

    RiskRecon raised $12M Series A

    CounterTack raised $20M Series D

    10 Big Takeaways From Mary Meeker’s Widely-Read Internet Report

    The Startup Journey: Updates

    Michael's Journey:

    • more focus, more drive

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