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- 💰Security, Funded #63 - Security awareness month, M&A reigns supreme, and the art of selling
💰Security, Funded #63 - Security awareness month, M&A reigns supreme, and the art of selling
Let's secure this bread, family
I hope you had a great weekend and Happy Security Awareness Month!
In this week's issue:
Security Awareness Month
M&A still reigns supreme in cyber
The art of selling to cybersecurity people
We're in the final quarter of 2022.
Inflation continues to rise, public cybersecurity stocks continue to beat market averages, the war in Ukraine continues to evolve, and we're fast approaching mid-term elections in the US.
All of these events will continue to make a tumultuous cyber landscape. Here's some guidance from the CISA on how you can stay vigilant. 👊😤
Let's dive in.
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📊 Market News
💰 Funding Summary
8 companies raised $114.1M across 6 unique product categories
5 companies were acquired or had a merger event across 5 unique product categories for $6.6M
🧩 Funding by Product Category
$51.8M for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Security
$34.0M for Software Supply Chain Security
$10.0M for Continuous Compliance
$10.0M for Attack Surface Management (ASM)
$5.0M for Threat and Risk Prioritization
$3.3M for Secure Networking
$863.0K for Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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🏢 Funding By Company
🤝 Mergers & Acquisitions
Iridium Global, a managed security services provider (MSSP), was acquired by Focus Digital Technology Group for an undisclosed amount.
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📚 Great Reads
NSA shares guidance to help secure OT/ICS critical infrastructure - The joint advisory shares info on all the steps used by malicious actors to compromise IT-enabled OT and ICS assets which provide a larger attack surface and highlights measures security professionals can take to defend against them.
On the Art of Selling to Cybersecurity People - A primer to help sales people better prospect and sell cybersecurity products from a CISO's point of view.
What Lurks in the Shadows of Cloud Security? - Organizations looking to get ahead in cloud security have gone down the path of deploying CSPM tooling with good results. Still, there’s a clear picture that data security and security operations are the next key areas of interest.
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