I Interview General Catalyst Principal Deepak Jeevankumar: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 7/13/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I was lucky enough to speak to Deepak Jeevankumar. Deepak is a principal at General Catalyst and is very involved with the firm’s investments in Illumio, ThreatStream and Menlo Security. I was really excited to talk to him and hear how he and General Catalyst are thinking about the cybersecurity space. 2015: “We are in a global cyber cold war” In 2013 you wrote an article in Forbes predicting that the app economy would be the next big target for cyber criminals. 2 years down … Continue reading I Interview General Catalyst Principal Deepak Jeevankumar: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 7/13/15

I Interview Bitglass CEO Nat Kausik: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 7/6/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I was lucky enough to interview Nat Kausik, the President and CEO of Bitglass. Bitglass is a cloud access security broker (CASB), meaning that Bitglass aims to allow companies to securely move data to the cloud. CASBs work to meet the growing need for protection of data that resides outside of the corporate firewalls. Nat previously started Arcot Systems which was sold to Computer Associates, before working as an entrepreneur in residence at NEA. Bitglass has raised $35 million from NEA and Norwest Venture Partners. Check out … Continue reading I Interview Bitglass CEO Nat Kausik: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 7/6/15

I Interview Intel Capital Managing Director Ken Elefant: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/30/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I was lucky enough to talk to Ken Elefant of Intel Capital. Ken joined Intel Capital in 2011 and is now managing director of the security team. According to CB Insights, Intel Capital is the most active investor in cybersecurity – so Intel Capital is a big deal in the security world. They’ve made investments in huge names in the space such as Bromium (see my interview with Cofounder Gaurav Banga), AlienVault, Hytrust, Vectra and many more, so I was really excited to get the chance … Continue reading I Interview Intel Capital Managing Director Ken Elefant: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/30/15

I Interview CloudLock CoFounder and VP of Business Development, Tsahy Shapsa: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/22/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. You raised your Series A for Aprigo, which later became CloudLock, all the way back in 2008. Nowadays the need for cloud security companies seems obvious, but was it so obvious back then? Are enterprises thinking differently about the cloud now than they did when you started the company? Back in 2008 the cloud wasn’t obvious, therefore cloud security wasn’t either…that was our main friction in the market – we found ourselves having to convince customers in the validity of the public cloud model. With the pivot … Continue reading I Interview CloudLock CoFounder and VP of Business Development, Tsahy Shapsa: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/22/15

I Interview Bromium Cofounder Gaurav Banga: Cybersecurity Newsletter week of 6/15/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I was lucky enough to speak to Gaurav Banga. As the cofounder and former CEO of Bromium, Gaurav is a big name in cybersecurity. Bromium is an endpoint protection solution that uses “micro-virtualization” technology to stop threats. This means that with Bromium’s technology, whenever a user performs a task on a computer such as clicking a link or downloading an attachment, a virtual container is created separate from the enterprise network. If the user downloads malware, it is kept in this completely isolated container. Banga likens … Continue reading I Interview Bromium Cofounder Gaurav Banga: Cybersecurity Newsletter week of 6/15/15

I Interview MalwareBytes Founder Marcin Kleczynski: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/8/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I got to talk to Marcin Kleczynski, the founder and CEO of Malwarebytes. Marcin has a fascinating story. Marcin was a senior in high school working as a technician in a computer-repair shop back in 2004 when his own computer was infected with a virus. He tried Symantec and McAfee but none of the traditional antivirus software tools could remove the virus. Marcin found an online forum of people with similar issues and after his computer was fixed he started fooling around creating products to … Continue reading I Interview MalwareBytes Founder Marcin Kleczynski: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/8/15

Jay Kaplan, Cofounder/CEO of Synack: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/1/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I was lucky enough to interview Jay Kaplan, the cofounder and CEO of Synack. Synack provides a SaaS platform for bug bounty programs (consultants get paid when they find vulnerabilities) for companies, only Synack doesn’t use your average hackers–they’ve hired their own “red team” of security contractors that have significant experience in the cybersecurity space (they only accept 10% of applicants who apply to be contractors). Synack is a big name in the cybersecurity space and they’ve received $35mm in funding from top firms such as KPCB, Google … Continue reading Jay Kaplan, Cofounder/CEO of Synack: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 6/1/15

I Interview ZeroFox CEO James Foster: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 5/25/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I interview James Foster of ZeroFox. ZeroFox aims to reduce and manage the risks posed to organizations by social media through reconnaissance, asset protection and attack monitoring. ZeroFox has previously raised $13mm from NEA, Comcast Ventures and others. Check out the awesome interview below and let me know what you think! When you think enterprise security, you don’t traditionally think social media security (though 60 Minutes has helped to change that). What was the impetus for starting a company focused on social media security? Social media has become … Continue reading I Interview ZeroFox CEO James Foster: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 5/25/15

Interview with Rapid7 Cofounder Alan Matthews: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 5/18/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. You might remember my guest from several weeks ago, Stephen Boyer. He featured the questions that I asked him on the BitSight blog! He expanded on his answers since our interview so I recommend that everyone check it out. This week I was lucky enough to interview Alan Matthews. Alan himself has a fascinating story. Leaving England at 21 and moving to New York City, he went on to found five companies. One of those companies is Rapid7–one of the largest private cybersecurity companies and a apparently an IPO candidate. … Continue reading Interview with Rapid7 Cofounder Alan Matthews: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 5/18/15

Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 5/11/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see my interviews with the top names in cybersecurity. No guest this week but a bunch of exciting guests coming soon! Thanks for reading. The News: Defense Department’s tech investing signals Silicon Valley’s importance in cyberwarfare Last month, the DoD announced that it would be funding cybersecurity startups that can “help the Pentagon develop more advanced cybersecurity and intelligence systems to fend off nation states and hackers targeting everything from top-secret military correspondence to public power grids.” The RSA Conference: Advanced Persistent Threats Meet Advanced Persistent Marketing Great article describing how next-generational firewalls work and how Bromium … Continue reading Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 5/11/15