I hope you had a great weekend!
Today's issue is packed full of new funding and M&A events compared to the last few weeks. If you've been following this space for a while, it's probably no surprise that much of these events occur right before the RSA and Gartner conferences occurring this week.
I still expect many companies to save some events for this week, however, and we might see several companies come out of stealth mode as well. 🥷
To all the folks at the RSA Conference this week, be on the lookout for me because I've got Security, Funded Stickers with me.
Let's dive in.
Funding by product category
17 companies raised $564.3M across 15 unique product categories
8 companies were acquired or had a merger event for $184.0M
🧩 By Product Category
$100.0M for Security Analytics
$100.0M for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
$70.0M for Attack Surface Management (ASM)
$50.0M for Software Supply Chain Security
$40.0M for Security Awareness
$40.0M for Internet of Things (IoT) Security
$32.0M for Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR)
$30.0M for Secure Collaboration and Messaging
$30.0M for Email Security
$30.0M for Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
$15.5M for Passwordless Authentication
$11.7M for Application Security
$10.0M for Professional Services
$4.0M for Personal Cybersecurity
$1.1M for Managed Services Provider (MSP)
Sunday - Security Just Got PersonalProtecting executive teams beyond the enterprise perimeterMaking the Case for Digital Identity Protection as an Enterprise Control - In this whitepaper, we explain the new types of digital identity risks that have recently emerged, with emphasis on the consequences of executives and key personnel becoming compromised.
🏢 By Company
DynaRisk, a personal cyber threat intelligence platform, raised a $4.0M Seed.
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
🔐 Secure The Job
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📚 Great Reads & Finds
Building a Data Perimeter on AWS - Many organizations want to implement perimeter controls to help protect against unintended access and configuration errors through always-on guardrails. This paper outlines the best practices and available services for creating a perimeter around your identities, resources, and networks in AWS.
What IS A vCISO??? - With all the hype on social media about becoming a vCISO, here's an account of what a vCISO is and what kind of work they do from someone who actively lives it.
Starting a Cybersecurity Consulting Business is Easy - A blog post on the challenges I faced when I started my first vCISO cybersecurity consulting business and how I overcame them.
This isn't the hero we need, it's the hero we deserve.
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