Cloud Pinup: Security Scorecard – Highly Automated, Extremely Effective »

Security Scorecard offers a fresh approach to online security. Instead of just worrying about a single company’s assets, Security Scorecard’s monitoring services can keep watch over entire ecosystems, monitoring partners and even competitors to watch for vulnerabilities. The monitoring service can also help your company compare its performance with industry standards.

Security Scorecard is raising eyebrows in the industry because it offers an effective yet highly automated and unintrusive way for companies to monitor their security. The company works from the outside and uses a number of advanced algorithms and other techniques to probe for weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Once a problem is found, Security Scorecard can offer solutions and suggestions.

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Security Scorecard goes way beyond the usual scanning provided by malware and anti-virus scanners. Interestingly, the service can even help company’s identify disgruntled employees, or people who are vulnerable to social engineering. This is especially noteworthy as hackers often look for human errors in order to find ways to circumvent security systems.

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The company has already attracted a lot of interest from investors, having raised $14.7 million dollars in funding so far. Sequoia Capital participated in the last round of funding, and managing partner Michael Goguen has already said, “Security Scorecard is on the way to becoming a great Sequoia company.” Other funders include Atlas Ventures, Boldstart, and Evolution Equity Partners.

Alex YampolskiySecurity Scorecard’s management team is also unique in that several members of its management staff were previously managing security for various online companies. CEO and cofounder Aleksandr Yampolskiy, who has a PhD from Yale in cryptology, has cited his experience managing security for Gilt Groupe, a shopping website, as one of his chief motivations for developing Security Scorecard. COO Sam Kassoumeh also served at Gilt as their head of security and led global security at Federal-Mogul. The rest of the management team is filled out with seasoned and experience professionals.

We see a lot of great companies over here at CloudTweaks, and Security Scorecard appears to be among one of the more promising security based cloud services. This company is backed with serious funding and has an experienced and diverse management team. We’ll be keeping a very close eye on Security Scorecard, its products, and its performance going forward.

(The CloudTweaks Cloud Pinup series covers some of the biggest and brightest new startups on the planet. Contact us for consideration if your company provides an innovative SaaS solution, has exceptional management and has been in business for less than 3 years.)

By Brian Brinker

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