Blog Posts

Nov 14
2017

By: Chris Ahern Senior Associate of SCV 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 prevent…

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…

Aug 07
2017

By: Tom Kellermann CEO, Strategic Cyber Ventures In the energy sector, physical security efforts have exacerbated cybersecurity efforts. The wide spread deployment of IOT from sensors to surveillance cameras has opened up Pandora’s box.  The energy sectors exposure to cyber attack began when she embraced resiliency and business continuity in the fall of 2003 as…

Jul 24
2017

Cyberspace of 2017 has become a free-fire zone with a multiplicity of actors. The dark-side of globalization resides in cyberspace. Corporations are regularly under siege from a multiplicity of threat actors. The cyber arms bazaar that flourishes around the world has allowed for criminals and nations to wage long term campaigns against corporations and government…

Jun 23
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Paul Donfried, Senior Vice President Corporate Development of ID Dataweb You may recall last year when the Bangladesh Central Bank was robbed for $81M. It was done through the use of stolen credentials. Similarly, the 2014 criminal…

Jun 14
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Ori Bach, VP of Product, TrapX         Use of Deception Technology for active threat hunting The question posed by our customer was simple. “Can deception technology help me better understand the risk to my…

May 09
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Moshe Ben-Simon the VP of Services & TrapX Labs. With the severity and frequency of breaches increasing seemingly by the day, it is becoming clear that the Red Team, Blue Team approach followed by many organisations is…

Apr 27
2017

Strategic Cyber Ventures has invited a number of people we admire to contribute to our blog. This week: Paul Battista CEO and Founder of Polarity An unescapable commonality between you and me is that we all have limited time on this Earth.  I think this uncomfortable truth is part of the reason it is so…

Mar 28
2017

-Tom Kellerman, CEO & Aaron Applbaum, Director of Investments  The insufficiency of perimeter defense has been a hotly discussed, and now overwhelmingly agreed upon premise.  Major breaches over the past half-decade have forced consensus that not having security measures inside an organization’s firewall is irresponsible.  Education is still required per metrics for success via the…