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Episode Audio

Recorded on June 16, 2017


  • Michael Santarcangelo
    Founder of Security Catalyst, author of Into the Breach, and creator of the Straight Talk Framework.
  • Interview - Tarun Desikan, Banyan

    Tarun is co-founder and CEO of Banyan, a container & microservices security company based in San Francisco, CA. Tarun has extensive experience in product strategy and business execution from nimble startups to global corporations. Prior to founding Banyan, Tarun was VP of Product at Moovweb, where he help build a leading Platform-As-A-Service for mobile development, migrating 100s of enterprise customers to modern responsive infrastructure in the Public Cloud. Prior to Moovweb, he was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group focused on marketing & sales initiatives for Global-1000 IT companies. Tarun was also an early engineer at Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), developing data communications equipment for the global network infrastructure that underpins the Internet.

    Startup Articles & Discussion

    Startup & Security Notes of Interest

    Sqrrl raised 12.3M in Series C

    Hexadite fired U.S. employees the day Microsoft announced its acquisition

    Safety first: VCs set for record-breaking year in US cybersecurity space

    SafeBreach named 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor

    Prevalent Acquires Datum Security

    Amazon - slack? No… Whole foods

    ZingBox Enters Strategic Partnership with SoftBank C&S to Expand Global Reach

    The Startup Journey: Updates

    Michael's Journey:

    • Straight Talk on Value Prop - decoded and breakdown sessions; the discussions are engaging
    • Mapping out the startup ecosystem for security
    • Pondering if/how to combine the two above into broader benefit for everyone