- 1 Startup Security Weekly #56
- 2 Startup Articles & Discussion
- 3 Startup & Security Notes of Interest
- 3.1 Slack raised $250M in Series G at $5B valuation
- 3.2 McAfee raised $4.8B in Debt
- 3.3 SecureAuth acquired for $225 million, will merge with Core Security
- 3.4 Digital Shadows raised $26M Series C
- 3.5 ThreatStack raised $45M series C
- 3.6 EiQ rebrands as Cygilant, raised $7M in equity
- 3.7 Evident raised $8.8M Series A
- 3.8 Aqua Security raised $25M Series B
- 3.9 JASK raised UNDISCLOSED in UNATTRIBUTED round
- 3.10 Capsule8 raised $6M in Series A
- 3.11 Bastille raised $27M in Series B
- 4 Interview: Don Pezet and Tim Broom, ITProTV
Startup Security Weekly #56
Recorded September 22, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
- SANS HackFest, November 13-20, in Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC area). HackFest is SANS’s most offense-focused training event of the year; it includes the two-day Summit, three nights of NetWars with Coin-A-Palooza, one night of CyberCity missions, and a super-secret challenge, all alongside nine courses taught by their top Pen Test course authors and instructors. The HackFest Summit, November 13-14, is two days of informative and technical talks curated by SANS Fellow and friend of the podcast, Ed Skoudis. Paul will be presenting a talk titled, “How to Defend Against Penetration Testers...and Win.” Register at sans.org/hackfest17. Security Weekly listeners can save $300 off the two-day HackFest Summit by using discount code Hackfest17 at registration.
- BSidesCT is a day-long information security conference in Southington, Connecticut on October 7th, 2017. They have an exciting lineup of speakers and a challenging CTF waiting for you to take your best shot. Due to an incredible response, general admission tickets are currently sold out. However, a waitlist is available through EventBrite. If you sign up through the link at BsidesCT.org, you will be alerted as tickets become available. However, Sponsorship packages, which include tickets, are still available. Please visit them at BsidesCT.org to check it out!
- Go to itpro.tv/startupsecurity and use the code SS30 to try it FREE for 7 days, and receive 30% off your monthly membership for the lifetime of your active subscription. To learn more about ITProTV's team solution, sign up for a free demo of their supervisor portal.
- Check out LogRhythm's webcast coming up Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 3-4pm EDT. LogRhythm’s Greg Foss is developing an open-source toolset called the Phishing Intelligence Engine to help streamline and automate the entire process of tracking, analyzing, and responding to phishing emails without the need for commercial software. Register for this webcast to hear Greg, Paul Asadoorian, and John Strand weigh in on phishing attack detection and response and how you can use open-source tools to automate these processes! Go to securityweekly.com/logrhythm to register now.
Startup Articles & Discussion
- SECRETS TO BUILDING SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTS IN 2017: EXPERTS WEIGH IN ==> focus, focus, focus
- Hiring For A Discipline You Know Little About ==> Do the job first, then work yourself out of it - good advice for a career, too.
- The Most Important Startup Question ==>
- Former Yelp COO explains how to survive 'the valley of death' at a startup ==> Let’s explore #4 a bit better to avoid some common mistakes (need to write about it, too)
- At Burning Man while your startup burns ==> This isn’t just about burning man. What do you actually need to go to, versus the need to invest your time and attention to the business
Startup & Security Notes of Interest
Slack raised $250M in Series G at $5B valuation
- Valued at $3.8B in April 2016 (when it took $200M)
McAfee raised $4.8B in Debt
SecureAuth acquired for $225 million, will merge with Core Security
- SecureAuth is a provider of single sign-on, adaptive access control and identity management solutions for businesses.
- Core Security is a security intelligence platform that offers vulnerability and risk management solutions for media, education and other industries.
Digital Shadows raised $26M Series C
- Digital Shadows develops a digital risk management platform that allows users to monitor, identify and manage data exposure and cyber threats
- $48M (or more?) over three (or more?) rounds since 2015
ThreatStack raised $45M series C
- Threat Stack is a cybersecurity company that develops an intrusion detection platform to monitor, assess and mitigate risks in cloud infrastructures.
- https://www.threatstack.com —> gain visibility. Interesting.
- $72.3M since 8/2013 across Seed, Series A x 2, Series B and now Series C
EiQ rebrands as Cygilant, raised $7M in equity
- Cygilant is a security operation and analytics platform that identifies threats, mitigate risks and provides compliance services.
- $39M since 2009 across a variety of rounds, debt, and equity
Evident raised $8.8M Series A
- Note: this is not evident.io —> AWKWARD
- Evident is a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to check and verify individual’s certifications, criminal and financial background information.
- https://www.evidentid.com —> does this homepage share their value proposition?
Aqua Security raised $25M Series B
- Aqua develops a container security platform that enables enterprises to secure their virtual container environments from development to production.
- $4M series A (7/2015), $9M Series A (9/2016), $25M Series B (9/2017)
JASK raised UNDISCLOSED in UNATTRIBUTED round
- JASK is an artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity platform that offers automated threat detection and network monitoring solutions.
- Already raised: $2.2M in equity, $2.5M seed, $12M in A round in June 2017
Capsule8 raised $6M in Series A
- Capsule8 develops and provides a cyber attack protection and response platform for cloud-native environments.
- $2.5M seed in February, $6M series A in September
Bastille raised $27M in Series B
- Bastille develops sensor integrated platform that senses, identifies and localizes threats affecting network infrastructure.
- $43.5M since 2014 across angel, series A, grant, and Series B
Interview: Don Pezet and Tim Broom, ITProTV
Don Pezet has been working in the IT industry for over 18 years. In addition to working with the technologies, he has also been training others for over 12 years. He is a certified trainer with many vendors including Microsoft and Cisco. His combination of real-world experience, textbook knowledge, and a questionable sense of humor have helped him to entertain and educate thousands of people. He and his business partner Tim Broom founded ITProTV in 2013. ITProTV has been described as the Netflix of IT training, with over 2000 hours of original IT training content available online.
As an I.T. career changer in 1999 studying for his MCSE NT 4.0., Tim’s passion for everything technology and desire to provide others the opportunity to make the same career conversion led him to open a brick and mortar computer learning center in Gainesville, FL. Providing education innovation from traditional instructor led training to synchronous remote learning, and being one of the first to inject high quality streaming video into their online classes, Tim and Don recognized the need for creating engaging content that can effectively provide the knowledge transfer that certification seekers need to be successful. ITProTV was born. With continued passion for empowering members through engaging learning of technology, he has led a small start-up in a warehouse to a rejuvenated 28k sq ft production facility becoming a blooming powerhouse of technology education. While 300% YOY growth is great, Tim is never satisfied because there are still so many that haven’t had the opportunity to learn about ITProTV. “I am on a mission. A mission that will likely never end, that will provide every user on earth the opportunity to learn about technology, in an easy to understand, engaging way, that everyone can afford. It is our goal that every person will have an ongoing, continued subscription to ITProTV because it is the best asset and resource that an I.T. Professional can use to be effective in their role.”