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=== McAfee acquired Skyhigh Networks for undisclosed terms ===
* https://www.owler.com/iaApp/156275/skyhigh-networks-company-profile
* $106.5M raised in four rounds since 2012; last was $40M series D in September 2016
* Revenue estimated at roughly $45M
* http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/security/300096111/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-mcafee-skyhigh-networks-cloud-security-megadeal.htm
* https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/thoma-bravos-billions-back-two-software-deals
=== Barracuda acquired for $1.6B ===
* https://www.owler.com/iaApp/149132/barracuda-networks-company-profile
* https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/27/network-security-company-barracuda-to-be-acquired-for-1-6-billion/
* Going private again after going public four years ago
=== Pwnie Express raised $8M Series C (or equity?) ===
* https://www.xconomy.com/boston/2017/11/29/pwnie-express-wrangles-8m-names-board-member-desisto-ceo/ 
* $26M raised in 3 rounds since 2013
* New CEO - Todd DeSisto
* https://www.pwnieexpress.com/news/pwnie-express-secure-funding-welcomes-ceo
=== ReversingLabs raised $25M Series A ===
* https://www.owler.com/iaApp/486731/reversinglabs-company-profile
* http://www.reversinglabs.com
* https://www.xconomy.com/boston/2017/11/30/security-firm-reversinglabs-nabs-25m-from-jpmorgan-chase-trident/ 
=== Bitdefender takes on Private Equity and a $600M valuation ===
* https://www.owler.com/iaApp/123990/bitdefender-company-profile
* https://www.cyberscoop.com/bitdefender-vitruvian-partners-600m-anti-virus-ransomware/
= Interview: Zach Schlumpf, IOActive =
= Interview: Zach Schlumpf, IOActive =

Revision as of 17:36, 1 December 2017

Startup Security Weekly #64

Recorded December 1, 2017 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • 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.
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    Article Discussion on Leadership, Innovation, and Startup Success

    How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth


    • Note the importance of impact (in that his efforts delivered a negative impact)
    • The role of neuroscience is important; more so for security professionals
    • Put your people first. Always.

    How to Win an Argument


    • ‘’Arguing with someone to prove your point simply proves you lacked the communication skills to help someone else see things your way…willingly.’’
    • Listen carefully, speak purposefully (or as Michael suggests engage in Straight Talk)
    • Leave the snide comments, passive-aggressive approaches, and cheap shots out of it

    The Science Behind Word-of-Mouth Recommendations


    • Word-of-mouth is powerful for startups, vendors… and even enterprise security teams
    • “…people’s consumption behavior can be motivated by a desire to offset threats to their sense of self.”
    • “… A need for control can lead people to shift from sharing opinions to giving advice.”

    Four Secrets for Turning Insight into Execution


    • The fragility of new insights (science FTW)
    • Keep reactivating the connections until the new neural pathways are formed
    • We are overwhelmed with noise
    • Use four habits: document in real-time, manage attention ruthlessly, questions reactivate the ahas, notice the deadlines (accountability)

    How to Avoid the Yes Dilemma That Can Kill Your Business


    • Beware of the “also/or” situations
    • Too much yes creates too much complexity; good ideas combine to make one big bad idea
    • “By forcing a tradeoff on every new "yes," you corner yourself into considering the value of something.”

    Startup & Security News You Need to Know

    McAfee acquired Skyhigh Networks for undisclosed terms

    Barracuda acquired for $1.6B

    Pwnie Express raised $8M Series C (or equity?)

    ReversingLabs raised $25M Series A

    Bitdefender takes on Private Equity and a $600M valuation

    Interview: Zach Schlumpf, IOActive

    Zach Schlumpf
    Recruiting Coordinator at IOActive, Army Veteran, former Red Teamer, and volunteer with Seattle Locksport

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