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NM’s Startup Ecosystem Gains Momentum

OCTOBER 29, 2018 | Albuquerque Journal, Kevin Robinson-Avila

New Mexico’s startup economy is on fire. Dozens of new, homegrown businesses are emerging in Albuquerque and other hot spots across the state. Existing startups are growing, many infused with fresh capital from local and out-of-state investors.

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Election Security Is Risky at State and Local Levels

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | InfoSecurity, Kacy Zurkus

As the 2018 midterm elections near, many remain concerned about the security of election infrastructure at the national level. States must also protect voter registration systems, poll books, vote tabulation, publishing systems and more.

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ISTP Magazine

My Story About Diversity In Cybersecurity

OCTOBER 19, 2018 | ITSP Magazine, Melissa Wooten

As part of our “Share Your Own Story” initiative, Melissa Wooten, Director of Security Services at RiskSense, answers a few questions about the intersection of diversity, technology, life, and her role in connecting them.

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New infosec products of the week​: October 19, 2018

OCTOBER 19, 2018 | HELP NET SECURITY, Mirko Zorz

RiskSense released its AI-Assisted Pen Testing Service called Attack Surface Validation for Election Systems which provides visibility and prioritization of security vulnerabilities that enables any district to remediate problems before the midterms.

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The Rise of Cybersecurity Insurance

September 04, 2018 | Axios, Shannon Vavra

All companies are potential victims of cyber attacks, and buying insurance is one way many are trying to manage that risk. Why it matters: Companies hit by attacks are exposed to incredible costs — Equifax lost $4 billion in stock market value in just a week — so companies are increasingly looking beyond traditional safety nets to avoid financial ruin.

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7 Best Tech Startups in Albuquerque

AUGUST 29, 2018 | The Tech Tribune

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: 1) Revenue potential, 2) Leadership team, 3) Brand/product traction, 4) Competitive landscape

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Koadic: LoL Malware Meets Python-Based Command and Control (C2) Server, Part I

AUGUST 14, 2018 | Varonis, Andy Green

A good starting point for learning about Koadic is a Defcon presentation given by its two developers, Sean Dillon and Zach Harding (RiskSense). Koadic looks and acts like PowerShell Empire with script-based stagers and implants. The key difference, though, is that Koadic instead relies on JavaScript and VBScript on the victim’s computer.

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RiskSense raises $12 million to prioritize cybersecurity risks

AUGUST 10, 2018 | CISO Magazine

Cyber risk management company RiskSense recently raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding co-led by Spring Mountain Capital and NightDragon Security. The new funds will support the company accelerate growth through sales, marketing, research & development investments, and help customers prioritize cybersecurity risks.

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Alburquerque Business First

Major Homegrown Tech Company Lands $12M in Funding

AUGUST 7, 2018 | Albuquerque Business First, Collin Krabbe

A homegrown cybersecurity firm just announced a multimillion-dollar funding round. In a press release, RiskSense, which has offices in Albuquerque and Silicon Valley, said it raised $12 million in a Series B round of funding to help address security concerns.

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RiskSense Gets $12M

AUGUST 7, 2018 | TechRockies

RiskSense, which develops threat and vulnerability management software, has raised $12M in a Series B funding, the company announced on Tuesday. The funding was led by Spring Mountain Capital and NightDragon Security, and also included UL Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Sun Mountain Capital, EPIC Ventures and Jump Capital.

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RiskSense grabs $12 million Series B

August 7, 2018 | PE Hub Network, Iris Dorbian

RiskSense, a cybersecurity company, has secured $12 million in Series B financing. Spring Mountain Capital and NightDragon Security led the round with participation from UL Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Sun Mountain Capital, EPIC Ventures and Jump Capital.

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How to perform a risk assessment: Rethinking the process


The world has changed significantly in the past two years, and so have the rules around assessing cyber security risk. A combination of greater digital business penetration, a wider array of risks, and bigger consequences of cyber threats have made the world of risk management both more complex and more important than ever.

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125+ cybersecurity companies in healthcare to know | 2018


Healthcare organizations face an increasing threat from cyber attacks and hospitals are spending big to ensure their patients’ data is protected. In 2017, healthcare spending on IT reached $100 billion and there were around 32,000 intrusion attacks per day on healthcare organizations, according to FortiGuard Labs, as reported by CSO. Here are more than 125 companies focused on cybersecurity for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations.

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Alburquerque Business First

See where NM ranks for cyberattack risk


According to a report by the Ponemon Institute, an organization that conducts independent research on data protection and privacy, the Land of Enchantment has the nation’s fourth-highest risk for cybersecurity attacks.

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How Does Arizona Government Address Information Security?


Mike Lettman, the state chief information security officer (CISO) in Arizona, has a wealth of cybersecurity experience across multiple states. In this exclusive interview, Mike discusses what’s hot in his state government cyberefforts and points to what’s next to keep constituent data safe.

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