Detectify year in review: 2019 has been quite a journey so far with expansion to the US and doubling our size. Join us for a proverbial toast to the year as we share a recap of our highlights:
Image: Detectify year in review of 2019
Opened an international office in Boston, USA
Detectify expanded borders and open the first international Detectify office in Boston, USA in March 2019. This only made sense since the USA has a major cybersecurity market that’s just ready for disruption. In less than 9 months, the US team has quickly grown to 10 team members and is led by Wilder Parks, Head of Sales – North America .
Detectify secures 21.5 million EUR investment led by Balderton Capital
As first reported by Steve O’Hear at Techcrunch , Detectify secured 21.5 million EUR in a Series B round led by Balderton Capital in November 2019. Crowdsource security is starting to expand in the infosecurity space, and Balderton’s confidence in Detectify shows us that we are onto something great, and providing something much needed by security teams and organizations. The funding will support our ambitious growth goals and continue recruiting world-class talent.
Launched a new product – Asset Monitoring
Just before Black Hat USA, we launched a new product called Asset Monitoring . This allows our users to conduct security screening across publicly exposed attack surfaces, discover forgotten subdomains and expose any vulnerabilities to potential subdomain takeovers. Each time new code is released, the potential attack surface increases and you can find this in our new UI feature, Asset Inventory . Going forward, we will build more features into this service.
32 events – we hosted, attended, sponsored and more
This year we were speakers and was also graced with awesome speakers at our own events like Anne-Maire Eklund Löwinder. Detectify’s Security Advisor, Frans Rosén spoke at AWS re:inforce this year and we also introduced new faces to the stage such as Johanna Ydergård , Detectify’s Head of Crowdsource, at the 44CON x Many Hats Club in London.
Launched our first webinar series for Detectify users
As our team grows, so do the opportunities for us to try out new content outlets such as live webinars. We put on our first webinar, How to maximize the value of Detectify (on Youtube) . If you attended this episode, you may have gotten insight into future topics. Stay tuned for more details on what webinars are to come in 2020!
We’ve doubled our team size and 45% are women in the company!
The year 2019 has brought us many more women in security and we have women on all but one of the teams. In fact, 4 of 7 of our senior management positions are women. In general diversity has always been part of our recruitment strategy and we currently have colleagues from 25 different countries. If you’re interested in joining us, check out our career page .
Crowdsource keeps growing!
Growing our Crowdsource platform was one of our main goals for 2019. What started as a 1-person product team in January, it is now a team of 9 with php developers, react developers, module developers and more. The Detectify Crowdsource community continues growing as well and is nearly 200 members strong and they continue to share interesting and widely applicable research:
To top this, we had awesome research come through and at times hours after the CVE was made public. This included the File Disclosure in SSL VPNs and Drupal RCE .
New integrations and connectors added
While we take pride in our UI, we can also appreciate the efficiency of integrations which is why we added more . This year users started dispatching Detectify notifications to Splunk and ServiceNow. We didn’t stop there. We also added a connector to Route 53 to allow direct and accurate information flow from your DNS records in AWS Route 53 to Detectify for more complete monitoring of subdomains.
Fast 50 tech in Sweden by Deloitte
We were honoured to be mentioned as #7 in the Fast 50 tech in Sweden by Deloitte . Detectify started in 2013, and continues on a hyper-growth journey and keep up Stockholm’s reputation for innovation and active start-up landscape.
Popular interviews and Crowdsource guest blog contributions
We are always happy to showcase the talent of the ethical hackers active in our Crowdsource community. This year we had several insightful blog contributions from our hackers and we interviewed some big names in security!
Featured as an enticing employer in Boston
Our team in Boston is carrying the torch for us to build a great working culture in the US. Their energy and culture has quickly established Detectify as a top employer in Boston .
These are just a handful of the many achievements our teams have accomplished in 2019 at Detectify. We are raising the bar in 2020, and eager to add more passionate colleagues to our teams. Want to join us? Check out the different job openings on the Detectify career page.
Jocelyn Chan is the Content Manager at Detectify. She is a self-proclaimed hype-girl for automated web security powered by white hat hackers and believes that the future is in the crowd. She also would like to connect more women in tech and security together which is why she is co-leading the Women in Security – Stockholm Chapter. And yes she has seen Hackers, and believes that it’s so good because it’s so bad.
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