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Former McAfee, FireEye CEO Makes Jask Investment

Dave DeWalt
Dave DeWalt

Jask, an autonomous security operations center (ASOC) platform provider, has named former McAfee and FireEye CEO Dave DeWalt as vice chairman of its board of directors.

The company also disclosed that NightDragon Security, a cybersecurity advisory firm founded by DeWalt, invested in Jask as part of a $25 million Series B funding round last month.

Who Is Dave DeWalt?

DeWalt is a cybersecurity industry executive, advisor and investor who has worked with both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves as a board member at several cybersecurity firms, including:

  • Momentum CyberCybersecurity lifecycle advisory firm.
  • AllegisCyberCybersecurity investment platform provider.
  • Optiv SecurityAn information security services and solutions provider.
  • Callsign: An identification and authentication solutions provider.
  • ClarotyAn industrial control networks cybersecurity platform provider.

DeWalt is expected to help Jask facilitate market growth, according to the company. He also could help Jask expand its channel network and accelerate the adoption of its ASOC platform.

A Closer Look at Jask's ASOC Platform

Jask's ASOC platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help SOC analysts identify cyber threats, the company indicated. By doing so, SOC analysts can use the platform to monitor and safeguard an organization's assets and data across its legacy and point solutions.

In addition, Jask's ASOC platform automates repetitive SOC analyst tasks, the company noted. The platform also exposes security blind spots and helps SOC analysts respond to cyberattacks faster than ever before.

MSSPs, value-added resellers (VARs) and technology solution providers can offer Jask's ASOC platform to customers via the Jask Answers channel partner program. Furthermore, value-added distributor Ignition Technology provides Jask's ASOC platform to the company's partners in the UK.

What Is Jask?

Jask empowers SOC analysts with the ability to streamline the correlation and analysis of threat alerts. It has dual headquarters in San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas, and to date, has raised $39 million in financing.

Also, Jask continues to explore growth opportunities. The company looks poised to enhance its platform development, increase its hiring efforts and bolster its global sales channels in the foreseeable future.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.