SSW Episode15

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Featured Interview/Opening Discussion

Adam Bixler is the Cofounder and Chief Ops Officer for Efflux Systems.

Offering a security operations solution that detects lateral movement and attacker tradecraft. Adam’s experience spans diverse projects in strategic, operational, and tactical level planning for protection of Defense Department networks. Leveraging his military experience to help private enterprises, he’s led consulting teams evaluating enterprise-level cybersecurity programs by providing assessment frameworks and adversary perspectives based on DoD methods. Following an outstanding career leading a variety of cybersecurity initiatives, Adam gravitated toward the realm of tech entrepreneurship. Soon after, he took a bold leap and co-founded Morta Security, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in 2014. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Information and Computer Science.

Interview Questions

  1. What is unique about running a security startup?
  2. How about moving from a services/consulting company to a product company?
  3. What are some unique things investors are interested in when talking to security startups?
  4. Where are the best opportunities in the market for security startups?
  5. What advice do you have for those who may have an idea and want to create a security startup?
  6. What are some of the most exciting security startups in the industry right now and why?
  7. What advice do you have for enterprises looking at solution and considering (or not) a solution for a security startup?

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