Lockheed Martin CISO Jim Connelly: Nick’s Newsletter No. 44

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. I love speaking to entrepreneurs each week because the vision and excitement that they have for their companies and products is infectious. All the excitement in the world however, does them no good if nobody wants to buy that product. This week I had the amazing opportunity to speak to the person ultimately responsible for making a lot of those purchase decisions for his organization: Lockheed Martin CISO Jim Connelly. In the interview below, Jim and I discuss how Lockheed thinks about protecting itself against sophisticated adversaries, … Continue reading Lockheed Martin CISO Jim Connelly: Nick’s Newsletter No. 44

SentinelOne Cofounder and CEO, Tomer Weingarten: Nick’s Newsletter No. 43

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. There are a lot of interesting things happening in endpoint security nowadays and I’ve been fascinated with the progression of the space. Antivirus products were created 30 or so years ago, and up until a few years ago, there had been little innovation in endpoint security. In the past few years however, there’s been a flood of activity and money is following the innovation. Earlier this year, Ianalyzed the venture capital flowing into cybersecurity and found that in 2015 (as of mid-August), endpoint security companies had received significantly more … Continue reading SentinelOne Cofounder and CEO, Tomer Weingarten: Nick’s Newsletter No. 43

Nick’s Newsletter No. 42

Sign up for my newsletter to see interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. The News: ZeroFox: What Our B-Round Means for the Growth of Social Media Security ZeroFox claims that social media represents the largest unsecured network in the world and points out that Cisco’s mid-year report claims that Facebook scams are now the #1 way to breach corporate networks. This Va. Cybersecurity Startup Is So Hot Right Now More news on PhishMe. The company had $10.2 million in 2014 revenue and has brought in $25 million in billings thus far in 2015. Inc. 5000 also rated them the second-fastest growing security … Continue reading Nick’s Newsletter No. 42

Legendary Cyber Investor and RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock: Nick’s Newsletter No. 41

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I spoke to Ray Rothrock. Ray was a longtime investor at Venrock before he left in 2014 to become the CEO of RedSeal–one of the companies he had invested in. While at Venrock, Ray spent a lot of his time in security, investing in companies such as Check Point (now public and worth over $15B), Imperva (now public and worth over $2B) and Vontu (acquired by Symantec for $350M in 2007). In the interview below, Ray and I discuss cyber investing and why he decided to … Continue reading Legendary Cyber Investor and RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock: Nick’s Newsletter No. 41

PhishMe Founder & CEO Rohyt Belani: Nick’s Newsletter No. 40

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. Hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving! I’m really excited about this week’s interview. Check it out below. This week I spoke to Rohyt Belani, the Co-founder and CEO of PhishMe. Rohyt previously founded the security consultancy Intrepidus and was a managing director at Mandiant. He has also spoken at industry conferences such as Black Hat and RSA. Rohyt is clearly a security industry veteran and this interview has a lot of fascinating insights. Congratulations on the Malcovery acquisition. Can you talk a little bit about the … Continue reading PhishMe Founder & CEO Rohyt Belani: Nick’s Newsletter No. 40

Former Perspecsys CEO David Canellos: Nicks Newsletter No. 39

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I spoke to David Canellos, the former President and CEO of Perspecsys, the cloud access security broker which was acquired by Blue Coat in July. David is now a senior vice president in Blue Coat’s Advanced Technology Group. The views expressed in this article are David’s and not necessarily those of Blue Coat. Thanks for reading! It seems like there are CASBs sprouting up all over the place nowadays. What are the key differentiating features between providers? Is it possible to divide the CASB space … Continue reading Former Perspecsys CEO David Canellos: Nicks Newsletter No. 39

Fortune 500 CISO: Nick’s Newsletter No. 38

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I spoke to the CISO of a Fortune 500 retailer. He asked that his name not be disclosed. See the interview below and thanks for reading! You’re the CISO of a Fortune 500 retailer, and you were the CISO of another large retailer when the Target breach occurred. A lot of people say that the Target breach turned security into a board level issue. Would you agree with this? Have you shifted your approach to security at all in the wake of the breach?  For … Continue reading Fortune 500 CISO: Nick’s Newsletter No. 38