I Interview Bluebox Security Founder Caleb Sima: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 8/3/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I had the pleasure of talking to Caleb Sima, the Cofounder and Executive Chairman of Bluebox Security. Caleb was previously an entrepreneur in residence at Andreessen Horowitz (where he first started working on Bluebox) and was CEO of Armorize Technologies–a SaaS-based code security analysis company. Bluebox protects mobile applications and the data inside them. Bluebox has raised $27.5 million from A16Z, Tenaya, Queensbridge, and others. You’ve said that enterprises should be focusing on mobile data management, rather than mobile device management. Why is this shift … Continue reading I Interview Bluebox Security Founder Caleb Sima: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 8/3/15

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 Ted Schlein of KPCB 1 on 1: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 4/6/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see more interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. This week I was lucky enough to sit down with the legendary Ted Schlein for 15 minutes when he came to Penn. I told him I had read all of his blog posts and listened to all of his interviews and he jokingly told me I probably had too much free time (granted). See the awesome interview below! How valuable was your time at Symantec in making you a great cybersecurity investor? It was very useful because I got in at the ground floor, just as cybersecurity … Continue reading I Interview Ted Schlein of KPCB 1 on 1: Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 4/6/15

Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 3/30/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. No interviews this week but I’ve got a bunch of exciting ones lined up that I can’t wait to share. I decided to try sending these out via MailChimp because of some Gmail formatting issues. Hope you enjoy! Trending: Information Sharing Information sharing is one of the biggest trends in cybersecurity right now. Obama signed an executive order last month addressing the need for public-private threat sharing, PWC found that 82% of companies with “high-performing” security practices engage in information sharing and collaboration, and well-funded startups such as … Continue reading Cybersecurity Newsletter Week of 3/30/15

How to Make Money as a VC in Cybersecurity Today: Notes from Ted Schlein. Cybersecurity Weekly 3/13/15.

Sign up for my newsletter to see interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. For this issue I went through all of Ted Schlein’s articles on the KPCB blog in the past year and highlighted the main themes. ​Schlein was an early employee at Symantec and has been investing in cyber security at KPCB since 1996. I’ve pulled out samples from Schlein’s posts that directly relate to how VCs should approach the cybersecurity space at the top of the email, and I’ve included more comprehensive notes at the bottom. I’d love to hear any feedback you have on the email and thanks … Continue reading How to Make Money as a VC in Cybersecurity Today: Notes from Ted Schlein. Cybersecurity Weekly 3/13/15.

Cybersecurity Weekly 3/6/15

Sign up for my newsletter to see interviews with the biggest names in cybersecurity. Thanks so much for subscribing to my first-ever cybersecurity weekly newsletter! I read a lot about the space and thought that recording and summarizing my readings would be helpful both to my friends/colleagues who are interested in the space but also to me as a way to clarify and distill my thinking. I really hope that these emails will provide value to you as I’m sure they will to me and I’d really appreciate any feedback that you have. Are these not the type of articles that you’re … Continue reading Cybersecurity Weekly 3/6/15