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TruSTAR Joins Heavybit Malia Powers

Join us in welcoming TruSTAR, our newest member that helps companies resolve cybersecurity threats. They’ve built the first security intelligence exchange platform that provides a flexible and secure environment for companies to operate in, reducing incident response time with a combination of machine learning, graph visualization, data enrichment, and API integrations.

TruSTAR’s platform leverages cloud-based Enclaves to normalize and organize security intelligence across the enterprise. As companies see data relevant to them, they can easily submit, sanitize, and share data across their internal teams, partners, and to the broader TruSTAR community without attribution. Through this more connective approach to cyber defense, TruSTAR customers mitigate threats from cyber attackers and fraudsters faster, translating to real, measurable, business value.

Over 100 enterprises are now actively using TruSTAR, including Fortune 100 customers from sectors including healthcare, financial services, insurance, cloud service providers, education, and manufacturing.

The company is led by co-founders Paul Kurtz, former White House cybersecurity advisor and private sector security executive and Patrick Coughlin, former security and intelligence analyst turned tech entrepreneur. TruSTAR is based in San Francisco and has $10M+ in funding from Storm Ventures, Aspect Ventures and Resolute Ventures.

They would like to meet with other founders interested in creating communities of technical users and solving complex challenges around security and intelligence through technology.

Paul Kurtz | LinkedIn 

Paul KurtzPaul is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity and the co-founder and CEO of TruSTAR. Paul began working on cybersecurity at the White House in the late 1990s.

He has served in senior positions relating to critical infrastructure and counterterrorism on the White House’s National Security and Homeland Security Councils under the Clinton and Bush administrations. After leaving government, Paul held numerous private sector cybersecurity positions as Founder of  the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (Acquired by Tech America), Executive Director of SAFECode, Managing Partner of Good Harbor Consulting in Abu Dhabi, and CISO of CyberPoint International.

Patrick Coughlin | LinkedIn 

Patrick Coughlin

Patrick is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of TruSTAR. In his role, he works closely with senior executives and security operators to architect intelligence into their security operations.

Before moving to the Bay Area, Patrick worked as a security and intelligence analyst in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Washington, D.C. Most recently, as a Director at Good Harbor, he managed cybersecurity initiatives for government and commercial clients in EMEA and was instrumental in establishing the UAE’s first national cybersecurity agency. Patrick also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton on counterterrorism projects for the Department of Defense and U.S. Special Operations Command. Patrick holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University, St. Andrews University, and Stanford University.

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