Startup Failures, Thoma Bravo, Fortress InfoSec, SEC & CISOS, & Squirrely Medicine – ESW #270

This week in the Enterprise Security News: Fortress InfoSec raises $125M to help critical infrastructure improve security, ThreatLocker raises $100M, thanks in part to Kaseya’s breach, Obsidian raises $90M to secure SaaS use, DoControl raises $30M to possibly compete with Obsidian, Blueshift raises a seed round to bring SOC and XDR to SMBs, Strike Security raises a seed round to take a different approach to pen testing, Thoma Bravo is still working on an Imprivata exit, The biggest startup failures of all time – how many security vendors are on the list?
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Full Episode Show Notes

Startup Failures, Thoma Bravo, Fortress InfoSec, SEC & CISOS, & Squirrely Medicine


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Director of Product Management at Tenchi Security


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Katie Teitler

Katie Teitler – Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Axonius


Katie Teitler is a cybersecurity content creator. In her current role with Axonius, she is part of the product marketing team, helping audiences understand the value proposition of cyber asset management as it pertains to risk reduction. In past roles, Katie was an industry analyst, research director, content marketer, and freelance author, and managed content and speakers for InfoSec World, now a flagship offering of the Cyber Risk Alliance.

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields – CMO at JupiterOne


Tyler advises, guides, and operates high tech startups primarily in the B2B security space. He is a former market analyst, engineer, product manager, marketing leader, and partnership manager. In other words, Tyler builds and grows businesses – in all aspects. He’s a board advisor, angel investor, and board member at multiple firms and an investment advisor for a venture debt business. He loves to play guitar and poker in his free time.


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