Really excited for what Ryan Noon and the team are up to over at Material Security. Email has become the center of so much of our digital lives and the blast radius of even a single email account compromise is one of those things that has always kept me up at night. "Zero Trust" for email is long overdue.
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Everyone in infosec knows it's rare to see a new product that is obviously a solution instead of a band-aid. Congrats to the @material_sec team for building one of those products.
Super excited to see the growth of non-snake oil security startups. Rare to see new entrants in the space actually improve the state of security with innovative approaches. @material_sec's mission is personal to me.
If you manage corporate IT security and haven't been following Material Security I recommend checking them out. They bring solutions to email problems that felt intractable and I really appreciate their deployment model.
Material Security @material_sec is a great example of how to re-imagine an experience as routine as email. 10x more secure and 10x better: https://material.security/leak-preventionhttps://material.security/phishing-herd-immunity… Congrats @internet_meme, @abhishek0918, and team on a fresh $40M
Seriously go hit up Ryan Noon if your company uses email and you care about security. @material is the kind of tool that seems like it shouldn't work, but it does.
Congrats Material Security on the new funding round! Amazing application (both in literal and relative terminology), robust underlying platform and most importantly kickass team that we have had the privilege of working with. If you haven't checked them out, please do! They are doing amazing things and align beautifully with "Zero Trust for Email" model #emailsecurity
I was fortunate to have met with Ryan, Abhishek, and Chris during the early days of building an email security product. I arrived at the meeting somewhat sceptical and was expecting a set of PowerPoint slides and some whiteboarding. Instead, I immediately realised a great core product that solves a problem that every CIO and CISO worries about. While many companies take an approach to reduce your risk, there's only one that gives true assurance to IT and security teams that email and the data contained within it be truly secured. That company is Material Security, which announced their Series B on the back of a great year, a set of delighted customers and a stellar team that continues to build a transformative product. Congratulations to Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal, Chris Park and the entire team on the recognition and wishing you continued success in the time ahead.
Congrats to Ryan Noon and everyone on the team at Material Security on raising another round to support their mission of making email more secure! I enjoyed reading this story sharing a bit more about the journey to this point: https://fortune.com/2021/05/25/email-material-security-microsoft-google-gmail-g-suite-elad-gil/
Congrats to @material_sec! Great new logos in the announcement including Roblox, DoorDash, Databricks, Collective Health, Lyft, and Iterable ....
This really is the future of e-mail security. And it's so rare a new category is defined with this sort of velocity.
I have been ruminating on the Hafnium exchange exploit and my strongest defensive thesis is on @material_sec.
I am so bullish on their product for meaningfully derisking and detecting mailbox abuse.
congrats! I just got the demo and this is the most interesting security solution I have seen in years. Best of success with the unveiling.
I don't get paid to talk about security products I like. I'm not on any advisory boards. I'm not an investor in any of them. I just like telling other people at *good* security companies that deliver *real* value and stand by their promises. @material_sec is the real deal.
I love this trend of security companies moving security controls closer to the assets and increasing the attack cost. Solid crew at Material Security and looking forward to watching the company’s evolution.
I love the Material Security approach. Make email less valuable, versus try to constantly detect/respond.
I know I'm way oversimplifying, but my point is the approach is different from what we are doing today and worth spending time to understand.
Material turns the problem on its head and asks: what if the attacker is already inside? What do they want? What can they do? What’s the simplest way to mitigate that risk without hurting usability?
“Fundraises are just a milestone: the future is built by people, not capital.” Like I needed another reason to love the folks @ @material_sec
If you haven’t checked out their stuff, you should.
I try to avoid chasing cyber security deals (such a crowded market), but love what the team has been building @material_sec. Novel approach that starts by assuming the adversary is on your network or about to be. Honored to be a part of the Series B!
Congratulations to Material Security on their Series B. Always good to see security companies succeeding. More security is better for all of us.
Material Security might be the fastest we've seen to onboard enterprise customers like Lyft Roblox Sonos, Inc. Flexport Gusto PagerDuty and more...remarkable growth since our investment a couple years ago.
They just raised $40M from Elad Gil to fuel the 🚀🚀🚀 and further expand their email security platform. Congrats to Ryan Noon Chris Park Abhishek Agrawal on all the progress!
Congrats to Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal , Chris Park and team at Material Security on a solid Series B raise ($40M). If you don’t have a “Zero Trust for Email” strategy, then do you really have a zero trust model at all?
🔎What do Roblox, DoorDash, Mars, Sonos, Inc., Lyft, Flexport, PagerDuty, Latch, Iterable & Databricks have in common ?
A: They all use Material Security to protect employee inboxes ! 📧🔐
💰The company has announced a $40mn Series B #funding round led by Elad Gil, w/ participation from Andreessen Horowitz
🙋🏾♂️What’s the story?
📧Perplexed at the breach of John Podesta’s (Hilary Clinton’s campaign manager) inbox during the 2016 US presidential contest, ex-dropbox employees Ryan Noon, Abhishek Agrawal & Chris Park began working on Material Security – a solution that protects email inboxes even “AFTER” they are compromised 💥
👮🏻♂️The company takes a patented & novel approach which taps the plumbing of cloud email services such as Microsoft 365 & Google G-suite to provide significantly enhanced email security
🔒Its flagship product identifies and locks down potentially sensitive emails through integrations with identity-protection products that specialize in two-factor authentication, such as Duo Security and Okta
💯Material also provides a way for companies to achieve “herd immunity” by letting people within an organization flag suspicious emails
🙋🏾♂️Excited to support team Material !
Looking to add a product that takes a unique approach to your security stack? Check out Material Security!
I've been chatting with the team since before they even had a product for me to use and I can say that a ton of thought has gone into building this product and it adds a really great, unique approach to security that other products don't cover. #cybersecurity
Email is the embarrassing security gap at the root of so many hacks and data leaks. I'm glad the great folks at Material Security are on the case. Congrats on the new funding!
Massive Congratulations to Ryan Noon Abhishek Agrawal and the Material Security Team on their latest Series B round of funding.
Material is setting the bar for email security and truly leading the pack.
Cheers to the future and all the incredible features this round brings - Onwards and upwards 🚀
Congrats to Ryan Noon and the team at Material Security on their latest Series B!
(I frequently use the Podesta incident as evidence and justification for cybersecurity and defense-in-depth measures. The articles online don't do enough justice after chatting with Ryan and hearing him explain his motivation and history.) Excited about this take on Zero Trust and E-mail.
I've been close to Material Security for several years, and their work to keep your email safe even in the worst case when an attacker compromises your account is a big deal. Congratulations to Ryan Noon, Chris Park, and the Material Security team for their $40M Series B from Martin Casado and a16z!
Users have 10x more information online than 10 years ago yet we haven’t seen a rethink of information security.
@material_sec assumes the attacker will get access and still protects you, works against social engineering!
Every political campaign should sign up by end of week :)
Their demo was fantastic. Definitely a fresh take on email security. Probably be first tool I've seen that works equally well if you're on Gmail or 0365.
Elegant. Well thought out solution to an intractable problem in the security space. Best wishes!
Only once in a blue moon do you find an "it just makes perfect sense!' product. Congrats to the team!
In 2017 I met three guys who said they were going to build an email security startup. When they talked about what they planned to do, I got really excited because they were describing the exact problems my teams and I had been facing for years. I contributed a bit to helping them get started and have stayed in touch. I'm really happy to see that three years later their ideas have turned into a real product that will actually help us stay safer in email - our most important work productivity tool.
Over the years, I seem to have worried quite a bit about email security. I pioneered the practical use of email signing and blocking, back in 2007, which is what culminated in the DMARC standard a couple of years later. If you're not doing DKIM / SPF mail signing, and publishing a DMARC policy, then you're not properly protecting your email channel.
Similarly, most people these days regard strong authentication as a vital component of their overall email security strategy. Again, for entirely obvious reasons, I agree 100% with this. This is why we started FIDO back in 2012, and why its a vital piece of your overall email defenses. So, if you are not using strong authentication (perhaps using U2F) to protect your email channels, again you're not fully protecting it.
But wait, there's more! You still need to have instrumentation as to what's going on in your corporate email stream, and have the capability to reach into that stream and take quite specific actions - typically policy-based - if you see certain types of naughtiness. Open standards aren't going to help you here - rather, you're going to have to buy a tool to do this.
There are few vendors to choose from, and my absolute favorite these days is from Material Security. They raised a pretty large Series B round recently (https://lnkd.in/gAtb5MF), which would indeed lead you to suspect that I'm not the only person who has a lot of faith in them. So, again, if you don't have a tool such as Material Security's (or one of their competitors if you prefer!), you're still not doing email security right.
Congratulations to Ryan Noon and the whole team at Material Security on their Series B! They are creating really novel solutions to big, aggravating problems around email security. It's been fun talking to them about ideas as a security person and as a customer it's an immensely helpful product.
Cheers for the new innovations this and future rounds will bring!
Congrats to Material Security on announcing their huge Series B led by Elad Gil. Honored to be a part of the ride! We are blown away by their hard work and approach to email security that keeps you safe in the worst case scenario that happens more often than it should... an attacker gets into your account. They are crushing it with customers like Roblox, Lyft, DoorDash, Databricks, and the list goes on. If you use Google Workspace or O365, this is the seatbelt for the eventual car crash.
Congrats Ryan, Abhishek and Chris on Material Security's Series B! Great to bring strong email protection to more businesses.
Congrats Ryan Noon and the Material team on the continued success and a nice Series B. Excited for you guys. It's rare to see this kind of feedback and excitement for a security product.
Congrats @internet_meme @abhishek0918 and the @material_sec folks on the Series B raise! https://fortune.com/2021/05/25/email-material-security-microsoft-google-gmail-g-suite-elad-gil/…
So pumped for Ryan Noon and the entire Material Security team on the news dropping today about their new fund raise (40m$ 👀👀👀) They’re doing some really innovative things in the email security space (yes there is still innovation needed there!).
Check them out if you haven’t had a chance yet and read up about their success in the Fortune article by Robert Hackett.
Congrats to Material Security on their $40M series B raise! This is an amazing team that from the very start set out to solve one of the most difficult problems in security. They are well on their path and this milestone is a great validation! ❤️
Material Security has an incredibly impressive customer list, and they're just getting started.
Congrats Material Security! Unwanted eyes will get into your company email, despite your best efforts. This team has you covered. Really happy to see great people forming a great team to build a great product.
Congrats Ryan Noon and the entire Material Security team on closing their Series B round, to build on their launch progress, success, and innovation. Exciting to see their novel approach to #emailsecurity get more $$. Abhishek Agrawal, Chris Park, Elad Gil
#cybersecurity #team #innovation #entrpreneur
I met Ryan Noon at Material Security really early on and was impressed with his thinking and his focus on a gnarly problem set that has historically resisted straight forward solutioning. I've enjoyed providing input, feedback, and watching them evolve to create something truly different. So awesome to see it finally unveiled to the world!
It’s great to see a security company launch with end user experience as a core objective - worth the read. Ryan Noon Congrats on the launch!
I recorded a Soap Box this morning with @material_sec... their whole product was designed to lock down cloud mailboxes to make threat actor access to your o365/GSuite tenant pointless. I'm pretty much convinced their marketing team is behind the SolarWinds/Holiday Bear stuff. It's pretty cool stuff actually... super creative API use. I'll publish that one early next week I think.
It's been a really awesome force multiplier for us
Email security continues to be a major area of focus for IT and Security teams. The team at Material Security has taken a very different approach to build a world-class product. Wishing you success in the time ahead Ryan Noon Abhishek Agrawal Chris Park Kevin Bayly Alex P. #emailismaterial #emailsecurity
#Security is a critical component of the #customerexperience across the #digitalchannels of any organization yet it is usually an overlooked topic in #cybersecurity programs. As Phil Venables once said: "...we need to keep making the secure path the easiest...and also create some enjoyment in how people interact with security".
It is time to extend #customercentricity to cyber and change the focus of Cyber #investments from a #technology one to a #customer (internal and external) one. The article below addresses one of the important dimensions around #identityandaccessmanagement In addition to this, we should be thinking about how to improve the #governance of the #digitalfootprint, address #emailsecurity (think some innovative solutions such as Material Security for customers), raise the game on #fraud #weaksignal #detection and actively profiling and tracking #adversaries.
Marguerite Bérard Sophie Heller Thomas J. Malta Ryan Noon Rami Efrati Chris Hubbell Robert Rodriguez Frederic Kerrest
Very proud to be an investor in Material Security, they are building some real cool tech for preventing email hacks. In a nutshell, they are able to protect your sensitive email content even if your account gets compromised!
While launching publicly today, @material_sec has spent the last year quietly signing up great customers with their modern approach to email and inbox security. Great product from a great team.
Congrats to the Material Security team on their launch today! Proud to be one of their earliest customers.
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