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Startup Security Weekly #52

Recorded August 25, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • Michael Santarcangelo
    Founder of Security Catalyst, author of Into the Breach, and creator of the Straight Talk Framework.
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
  • Topic: De-Risking Risk

    Realize the need to reiterate:

    • The message that SSW is about innovation, business, and success in security
    • Let’s talk about the need to “de-risk risk”
    • Differentiate the difference between a startup, investor, and enterprise security leader

    Startup Articles & Discussion

    Startup & Security Notes of Interest

    3 Cybersecurity Stocks to Buy Now

    Nationwide creates $100M investment fund

    • in a move meant to help the insurer stay relevant in the insurance and financial-services industries at a time of great technological change
    • The investments that Nationwide is making are in areas where it already is focused: retirement planning, insurance and financial services, and protecting the information of consumers.
    • Note the movement of R&D off-book and into the startup ecosystem - especially when it comes to security/privacy
    • We’ll continue to see acquisitions as a viable form of exit

    Cisco acquired Springpath for $320M