Blog Posts

Mar 19
2019

Other than my recent launch into the cybersecurity industry, my first clue that I was a newcomer to RSA Conference was my overzealous and somewhat unshared excitement that Tina Fey was a keynote speaker. When I shared said excitement with an RSA veteran, I was met with a shocked, “wait, Tina Fey is here?!” If…

Feb 26
2019

With thousands of cybersecurity operators, practitioners, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors converging on the San Francisco’s Moscone Center in just a few weeks’ time, Strategic Cyber Ventures analyzed VC investment trends in cybersecurity by geographic region, both domestically and abroad. And, as many people who have attended RSA over the years know, the conference is often…

Jan 18
2019

With 2018 firmly in the rear-view mirror, Strategic Cyber Ventures took a data-driven approach to identifying trends and insights from cybersecurity investment over the past year. Overall, 2018 was an exciting year for cybersecurity investing, with record highs in dollars invested and average deal size, the continued rise of investment outside of the US, a…

Jan 16
2019

With 2018 firmly in the rear-view mirror, Strategic Cyber Ventures took a data-driven approach to identifying trends and insights from cybersecurity investment over the past year. Overall, 2018 was an exciting year for cybersecurity investing, with record highs in dollars invested and average deal size, the continued rise of investment outside of the US, a…

May 16
2018

  By: Hank Thomas CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures It has been a year since the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) was hit with the WannaCry cryptoworm. In May of 2017 it made its way onto the cyber scene impacting 250 of their 603 facilities. WannaCry targeted computers running Microsoft Windows by encrypting data and demanding ransom in Bitcoin….

Mar 05
2018

  By: Hank Thomas CEO Strategic Cyber Ventures Privately most CISOs will still tell you that compliance almost never means real security. Nobody knows what it takes to really secure their unique cyber terrain better than experienced CISO’s that live in the trenches of their organization every day. Many are doing amazing things with the tools…

Dec 21
2017

By: Tom Kellermann CEO & Co-Founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures 2017 was one hell of a year.  The overt colonization of American Cyberspace continued at breathtaking speed.  The inaction of the administration to civilize cyberspace has led to a cybercrime wave of historic proportions. Foreign nations have escalated their cyberespionage campaigns and cybercriminals have armed…

Nov 14
2017

By: Chris Ahern Senior Associate of SCV @ahern_christoph A few weeks ago I joined Strategic Cyber Ventures, a D.C.-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage, high-growth cybersecurity companies that fit our thesis of intrusion suppression. To that end, we focus on investing in companies that force adversaries to be resource-constrained, decrease dwell time, and…

Oct 10
2017

By Hank Thomas Co-Founder and COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures There are indications the U.S. might pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. If this occurs, there is a high degree of probability that many of the same Iranian cyber elements, along with a host of new cyber capabilities they have created, will go back…

Aug 15
2017

By Hank Thomas Co-Founder and COO at Strategic Cyber Ventures In the 21st Century, America need not go abroad any longer to destroy monsters the threaten our way of life. The monsters we once had to hunt in far off lands currently stalk on American soil, poised for attack. These monsters colonize America through new…