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June 1, 2022

Incident response company Surefire Cyber launches with $10m backing

Surefire Cyber, focusing on incident response services within the cyber insurance ecosystem, has launched after raising $10m in Series A infusion.

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The funding round was led by Forgepoint Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on cybersecurity.

Surefire Cyber’s end-to-end incident response services is designed to help cyber insurers, brokers and legal firms address cybercrimes including email compromise and ransomware.

The company aims to work with clients and partners to manage a cyber event. It also plans to offer capabilities to increase their cyber resiliency.

Surefire Cyber CEO and founder Billy Gouveia said: “Our delivery of end-to-end digital forensics and incident response capabilities is built on a tech-enabled framework and delivered through a platform that aligns and connects an organisation’s executives, technical team, insurance carrier, and legal counsel.”

A purpose-built response firm, Surefire Cyber’s tech-enabled platform is said to speed up decision making, boost transparency, and lower business interruption.

Gouveia said: “Our support from Forgepoint Capital enabled us to bring aboard a highly-experienced team of skilled responders, to develop a tech-enabled solution for collaboration with clients and partners during a response, and to leverage the leading cyber venture firm’s unmatched capabilities of over 30 portfolio companies so that our clients can better protect their data and defend their organisations.”

Before setting up the new company, Gouveia joined as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Forgepoint.

He was tasked with developing the strategy, model, technology, and team of the new company while reaching tie-ups with businesses across the firm’s portfolio.

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Cyberattacks continue to rise every year and no sector seems to be immune. Hackers target sensitive information such as organizational, client, and financial data, as well as intellectual property (IP) and proprietary functions. As digital transformation becomes a top priority for many organizations, traditional perimeter-based security models are no longer sufficient to address the growing cybersecurity concerns. Against the backdrop, enterprises explore zero trust as it takes a micro-level approach to authenticate and approve access at every point within a network. Reasons to read: The cybersecurity landscape is swiftly changing, and businesses need more awareness to meet the evolving change. The report highlights the current state of play and the future potential of the zero trust approach in cybersecurity to protect critical digital infrastructure of enterprises across sectors such as financial services, healthcare, telecom, and transportation, among others. Read our report and gather insights on the following topics:
  • Traditional vs zero trust protection
  • Key advantages and solution providers
  • Major industries and key players
  • Drivers and challenges
  • Top funded startups and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Implementation challenges
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