Dubai-based cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk has raised $2.25 million in a pre-Series A spherical, led by enterprise corporations Global Ventures and STV.
In the previous two years, SpiderSilk has found among the greatest information breaches: Blind, the allegedly nameless social community that uncovered non-public complaints by Silicon Valley staff; a lab leaked extremely delicate Samsung supply code; an inadvertently public code repository revealed apps, code, and condo constructing digital camera footage belonging to controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI; and a large spill of unencrypted buyer card numbers at now-defunct MoviePass could have been the ultimate nail within the already-beleaguered subscription service’s casket.
Much of these discoveries had been discovered from the corporate’s proprietary web scanner, SpiderSilk co-founder and chief safety officer Mossab Hussein advised TechCrunch.
Any firm would need their information locked down, however errors occur and misconfigurations can go away delicate inside company information accessible from the web. SpiderSilk helps its clients perceive their assault floor by searching for issues which are uncovered however shouldn’t be.
The cybersecurity startup makes use of its scanner to map out an organization’s belongings and assault surfaces to detect vulnerabilities and information exposures, and it additionally simulates cyberattacks to assist clients perceive the place vulnerabilities are of their defenses.
“The assault floor administration and menace detection platform we constructed scans the open web on a steady foundation as a way to attribute all publicly accessible belongings again to organizations that could possibly be affected by them, both instantly or not directly,” SpiderSilk’s co-founder and chief govt Rami El Malak advised TechCrunch. “As a consequence, the platform frequently uncovers exploits and highlights how no group is immune from infrastructure visibility blind-spots.”
El Malak mentioned the funding will assist to construct out its safety, engineering and information science groups, in addition to its advertising and marketing and gross sales. He mentioned the corporate is increasing its presence to North America with gross sales and engineering groups.
It’s the corporate’s second spherical of funding, after a seed spherical of $500,000 in November 2019, additionally led by Global Ventures and several other angel traders.
“The SpiderSilk staff are excellent companions, fixing a crucial drawback within the ever-complex world of cybersecurity, and defending corporations on-line from the rising threats of malicious exercise,” mentioned Basil Moftah, common accomplice at Global Ventures.
MoviePass uncovered hundreds of unencrypted buyer card numbers