When I started GRIMM, I had a vision to tackle the greatest cybersecurity challenges that face our clients, industry and the greater business and government communities. Two and a half years ago, one of those challenges was brought to the company because of our reputation. A Fortune 50 company had been breached and suffered significant damages. As a result, the IT Security team was given a significantly increased budget which they used to hire incredible talent and have their choice of any assessment/penetration testing software available.
Earlier today we announced that we raised $3 million in an initial funding round led by the co-founder of Tenable, Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures. This investment will help accelerate our ability to deliver our attack simulation platform and drive new product development. We’ve planned a roadmap of new features and innovations that will disrupt the cybersecurity industry. We’re providing organizations the ability to get ahead of threats with real metrics and tangible examples of attacks and compromises.
August is right around the corner, our favorite time of the year - Black Hat and DEF CON! SCYTHE is gearing up for a great week in Las Vegas - and we’re especially excited because this is our first official hacker summer camp since officially launching the company last October. Here’s a bit of what we’ll be up to! SCYTHE will make it’s official debut on Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9 at the Black Hat Innovation City.
When Bryson Bort founded GRIMM, he had two objectives. Develop a world class, research and development company Change and protect the world. Five years later, these are still GRIMM’s guiding principles. To us, world class is directly linked to talent density. We have high standards for ourselves, and our workforce, and do not compromise. Our interns, most junior engineers, and our most senior engineers are passionate to help businesses succeed.
GRIMM and SCYTHE are packing our bags and heading to the RSA Conference. We have a busy week planned and are excited to see new and familiar faces. We would be happy to connect one-on-one to talk about the ways your organization can benefit from CROSSBOW. Our teams will be in full force - here are a few places you will find us throughout the week: Mayhem at the Mint Join SCYTHE and Bugcrowd at the historic SF Mint for an evening of luxurious InfoSec networking and partying.
The void in the cybersecurity workforce is compounding the level of risk faced by enterprises. The global shortage of skilled security workers could reach 1.8 million in the next five years according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. Contrast this with plans to boost security teams hiring by at least 15 percent in the same time frame - the numbers don’t add up. This is exacerbated by the increasing volume, variety and veracity of widespread cyberattacks like WannaCry, NotPetya, Locky, and other blockbuster ransomware.
When I started GRIMM, I had a vision to tackle the greatest cybersecurity challenges that face our clients, industry and the greater business and government communities. Five years later, we have grown into a dynamic and passionate team who strives to make a better, more secure world through the independent research and the services we provide to clients. GRIMM takes deep pride in its dedication to education, innovation and technical problem solving.
Last night, GRIMM attended the 3rd Annual DC Timmy Awards. The Timmy Awards recognize and celebrate the technology work culture that actively promote creativity, innovation, and learning in the DC area. GRIMM was named a finalist leading into the event and we’re thrilled to have been ultimately recognized as the First Runner-Up for Best Tech Work Culture! The evening was filled with energy and camaraderie as companies across the region came together to celebrate the innovative leadership embodied by the greater DC tech community.
Heading into the summer hacker conferences can be overwhelming. Demonstrations, panels and talks across multiple events events as in sames week - DEFCON 25, Black Hat 2017, BSidesLV - combined with all the parties (and meetings) made for an action packed week! With our social calendar full and our demonstrations in tow, the GRIMM team found itself in the spotlight while showcasing some of the most innovative cybersecurity research and intelligence on connected vehicles, IoT, smart homes, smart grids and ICS security up and down the Vegas Strip.