New cyber incident response firm launches

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New cyber incident response firm launches

A new incident response company, Surefire Cyber, launched Tuesday to help cyber insurers, brokers, law firms and the organizations they support better manage cyber threats such as ransomware, email compromise, and other dangers. The company announced that it had raised $10 million in Series A funding, led by Forgepoint Capital.

“Surefire Cyber’s goal is to work with our clients and partners to swiftly manage a cyber incident and then bring forward capabilities to help them become more cyber resilient,” said Billy Gouveia, founder and CEO of Surefire Cyber. “Our delivery of end-to-end digital forensics and incident response capabilities is built on a tech-enabled framework and delivered through a platform that aligns and connects an organization’s executives, technical team, insurance carrier, and legal counsel.”

“Surefire Cyber is committed to being great partners to carriers, brokers, breach coaches, and the clients they work together to support,” said Mark Greisiger, founder and president of NetDiligence. “We are pleased to welcome them as new contributors to the cyber insurance ecosystem who offer deep experience and a valuable perspective.”

Surefire Cyber is backed by Forgepoint Capital, the world’s most active early-stage venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity. Prior to launching Surefire Cyber, Gouveia joined Forgepoint as an entrepreneur-in-residence to develop the company’s strategy, model, technology and team while establishing partnerships with companies across Forgepoint’s portfolio.

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“Our support from Forgepoint Capital enabled us to bring aboard a highly experienced team of skilled responders, to develop a tech-enabled solution for collaboration with clients and partners during a response, and to leverage the leading cyber venture firm’s unmatched capabilities of over 30 portfolio companies so that our clients can better protect their data and defend their organizations,” Gouveia said.

“Surefire Cyber has brought together leading responders with hands-on experience in preparing for all aspects of a cyber incident, expertise to collaboratively guide clients and partners through high-stakes response events, and skill in helping organizations emerge stronger,” said Don Dixon, managing director of Forgepoint Capital. “What Billy and team are building is truly unprecedented and serves a critical gap in the market.”