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Get to Know – Jon Murchison, founder and CEO of Blackpoint Cyber

In 2023, Blackpoint Cyber secured one of the largest deals in the cybersecurity world—a $190 million investment from Bain and Accel. As a former NSA computer operations expert Blackpoint Founder and CEO Jon Murchison brings a unique perspective to developing and assessing cyber defense software. Here, he shares what time in tech so far has […]


Get to Know: Eric Fourrier, GitGuardian CEO

GitGuardian CEO Eric Fourrier says he got into cybersecurity ‘on the fly’. Here’s where that’s taken him since. How did you get interested in cybersecurity? It just really happened on the fly. I started my career as a machine learning engineer or data scientist, whatever title you prefer. I was supposed to implement AI into […]


Go Phish: Meriam El Ouazzani, Regional Sales Director, META, SentinelOne

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? My most memorable achievement in cybersecurity unfolded during my tenure at VMware, where I was Channel Lead for Microsegmentation and NSX technology. This period marked a transformative chapter for VMware, catalysed by the company’s strategic acquisition of Nicira. I was entrusted with […]


Go Phish: James Campbell, CEO and Co-founder, Cado Security

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? It’s definitely the founding of Cado Security. We’ve been in business since 2020 and everything has happened really quickly – we’ve done three funding rounds, established ourselves in the US and UK, taken on 50 staff and scored contracts with enterprise customers in the technology and […]


Get to Know: Brian Spanswick, CISO and Head of IT, Cohesity

Brian Spanswick, CISO and Head of IT, Cohesity, saw the future in San Francisco during thefirst .com boom. He swapped sales for tech – and hasn’t looked back. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Most memorable? Obtaining the SANS security certifications as I was preparing for my transition into a cybersecurity role. […]


Get to Know: Mickey Boodaei, CEO and Co-Founder, Transmit Securit

Mickey Boodaei, CEO and Co-Founder, Transmit Security, tells us what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My most memorable achievement would be launching my first company. From a very young age, I harbored a desire to start my own business and make a meaningful impact. Taking that leap was […]


Go Phish: Jasson Casey, Chief Technology Officer, Beyond Identity

On the lighter side of things, we Go Phishing with Jasson Casey, Chief Technology Officer at Beyond Identity, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? Moving into a role that looks at the root cause of security and prioritises prevention, rather than detection. Beyond […]


Go Phish: Rik Ferguson, VP of Security Intelligence, Forescout Technologies

We ‘go phishing’ Rik Ferguson, VP of Security Intelligence, Forescout Technologies, who tells us about life inside and outside the office.  What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? There have been so many: induction into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame; first time on live TV; seeing my name in […]


Get to Know: Andrea Carcano, Co-founder and CPO, Nozomi Networks

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? As the founder of a company, it would of course be having built Nozomi Networks to where it is today. But I don’t see this as a finished achievement. We are constantly evolving and building on our strengths, working out how to […]


Go Phish: Andy Bates, Practice Director of Security at Node4

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? Working in the domain takedown sector, I worked with a team to create a vehicle to take criminal domains offline. It was incredibly gratifying because it was something that people never thought the industry would do. Since then, we have increasingly seen […]


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