Cloud-based security operations and management company StrikeReady has scored $3.6m in its seed round, which was led by 11.2 Capital.
Additional support came from Outlier Venture Capital and several unnamed angel investors from Silicon Valley.
This capital injection will help the company bolster its got-to-market and sales efforts, as well as increase its R&D team.
StrikeReady has built a security and operations management platform that can maximise return on an organisation’s existing security teams, processes and products, it claims. The platform integrates operationalises, optimises and consolidates disparate security products and ensures teams are well equipped.
AI and automation are leveraged to ensure companies can respond quickly to incidents and defend themselves from emerging threats.
The company’s goal is to take a human-centred approach to cybersecurity to ensure teams are efficient and effective. StrikeReady founder and CEO Yasir Khalid said, “If we look at the state of cybersecurity today, we never had so many security tools at our disposal. These tools range from next-generation detection or prevention technology, framework, and security awareness technology to threat intelligence product and more.
“All these technologies provide unprecedented insights into the attacker and their workings. Yet, the organizations have only been able to improve their security posture slightly. And this validates our thesis – the problem is cybersecurity skill-gap, talent shortage and lack of collaboration.”
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