Mark Sasson

$500M in Funding, 9 Acquisitions, 1 IPO for Security Vendors

$500M in Funding, 9 Acquisitions, 1 IPO for Security Vendors Cyber Security Funding M&A Infosec startup

Dark Reading compiled data from Gartner analysis and Microsoft reports for a Post-COVID-19 security spending update. The data points, along with another month of robust cyber security vendor activity, are positive indicators for our industry. Here’s a look at the highlights from Dark Reading’s update: 2020 security spending will grow by 2.4% while IT spending is expected to decline by […]

$583M in Funding, 4 Acquisitions, 1 IPO for Security Vendors

$583M in Funding, 4 Acquisitions, 1 IPO for Security Vendors Cyber Security Funding M&A Infosec startup

A report by Global Market Insights forecasts the cyber security industry will grow from $160B (2019) to $400B in 2026 representing 15% CAGR. The sustained funding and acquisition activity month over month seem to support the projection. August saw ~$583M in funding, an $100M IPO filing and four acquisitions – two totaling ~$1B / two […]

$365M in Funding & 6 Acquisitions for Security Vendors

$365M in Funding & 6 Acquisitions for Security Vendors Cyber Security Funding M&A Infosec startup

Even as 90% of global organizations delay key Cyber Security projects (source), investment in Security vendors continues. In July we tracked 13 start-ups that raised ~$365M while 6 were acquired. If you’re interested in a daily update on this data, follow our LinkedIn page. Here’s a roundup of Cyber Security vendor activity we tracked in July. […]

$444M in Funding & 9 Acquisitions for Security Vendors

$444M in Funding & 9 Acquisitions for Security Vendors

Significant activity in June for Cyber Security vendors. 19 start-ups received a combined $444M in funding and 9 were acquired. Keep up with the rapidly changing Security vendor landscape on our monthly blog. Here’s a roundup of June’s Cyber Security activity we tracked. 28 Cyber Security Funding Rounds and Mergers & Acquisitions to look at […]

A Look at 19 Cyber Security Vendor Transactions in May

A Look at 19 Cyber Security Vendor Transactions in May cybersecurity infosec funding M&A acquisitions startup

If it seems like every day there’s news of Cyber Security funding / M&A, you’re not wrong. In May 2020 we tracked 19 Cyber Security vendor transactions. Keep up with your competition and industry peers on our monthly blog. Here’s a roundup of May’s Cyber Security activity we tracked. 19 Cyber Security Mergers & Acquisitions […]

5 tips for optimizing your LinkedIn profile

5 tips for optimizing your LinkedIn profile Optimizing LinkedIn

As executive recruiters, technology professionals routinely confide in us as they consider moving on from their companies. There are candidates that simply want to make us aware of their intentions. Some ask our opinion on trends in the Cyber Security market and others ask for help “dusting off the resume” (a topic we covered here). […]

Weighing an AI Solution vs a Human Resource

Weighing an AI Solution vs a Human Resource AI Solution Human Resource

Being in a situation where I’m weighing an AI solution vs a human resource seems like a Sci-Fi storyline, right? Well, lo and behold, it’s a decision I’m going to have to make as my search firm – Pinpoint Search Group – expands. As an executive recruiter, part of my job is to keep up […]

Employee Retention: Reengineering Workplace Culture

Employee Retention: Reengineering Workplace Culture employee retention

For industries with talent gaps such as Cyber Security, employee retention is becoming critical. Yet as Millennials become the dominant age group in today’s workforce, the trend of high turnover rates is primed to continue. Already, Millennials account for the largest segment of the workforce and are projected to make up 75% by 2030 (source). […]

Implementing a Stellar Candidate Experience

Implementing a Stellar Candidate Experience

Recruiting top talent is hard, especially in highly competitive markets such as Cyber Security, Cloud and RPA. We succeed in helping employers attract talent by focusing on the candidate experience from start to finish. While there is a lot of content addressing candidate experience, most of it is centered around the importance of structuring a […]

Applying Buying Habits to Your Recruitment Strategy

Applying Buying Habits to Your Recruitment Strategy

One definition of selling is “to persuade someone of the merits of…”. When a recruiter is conveying your company’s value proposition to a passive candidate, they are effectively selling the idea of working for your firm. A recent report by CSO Insights indicates buyer behavior and expectations are changing rapidly and demand is increasing for: […]