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BlueteamGlobal Raises $125M for SMB Managed Cyber Security Services

Austin Berglas leads the MSSP practice

BlueteamGlobal, a cybersecurity services startup, has raised $125 million to offer threat intelligence for large companies and managed cybersecurity services for smaller businesses, the company said today.

BlueteamGlobal, an emerging MSSP of sorts, is actually the combination of three cybersecurity companies -- BitVoyant, K2G, and K2 Cyber Defense. Former Morgan Stanley COO Jim Rosenthal and former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer are leading the company as CEO and executive chairman, respectively.

The team includes an all-start lineup of cybersecurity experts. The names to know, according to a company statement, include:

  • Advanced cyber threat intelligence is led by Daniel Ennis, former Director of the NSA's Threat Operations Center, and Ron Feler, formerly Deputy Commander of the Israel Defense Forces' Unit 8200.
  • Deep and dark web intelligence is led by Gad Goldstein, who served as a division head in the Israel Security Agency, Shin Bet, in the rank equivalent to Major General.
  • Managed security and professional services is led by Austin Berglas, former head of the FBI's New York Cyber Branch, and Milan Patel, former CTO for the Cyber Division at the FBI.
  • Chairman of the business in Europe is Lord Mandelson, a former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State, who now serves as Chairman of Global Counsel, a global consultancy, and who will work with an operational team of former European cyber intelligence professionals. Robert Hannigan, former director of GCHQ, the UK intelligence service, leads the company's European Advisory Board.

BlueteamGlobal will initially target the North American and European markets, but soon expand to other regions, the company indicated.

The company has a strategic business alliances with K2 Intelligence, a global investigative, compliance and cybersecurity defense services firm, and Team8, a cybersecurity think tank and company creation platform with offices in New York and Tel Aviv, the company said.

BlueteamGlobal declined additional comment at this time. But we'll be sure to keep an eye on the company.


Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.