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Breach and Attack Simulation Funding: AttackIQ Raises $44 Million

AttackIQ, a breach and attack simulation (BAS) systems provider, has added $44 million in a Series C funding round led by growth equity technology firm Atlantic Bridge. The company also has named Atlantic Bridge co-founder and Managing Partner Kevin Dillon to its board of directors.

With the Series C financing, AttackIQ will explore ways to grow internationally, the company stated. In addition, the financing brings AttackIQ's total funding to $79 million.

AttackIQ's Series C financing comes after the company in May 2021 announced its Partner Academy for resellers, distributors, systems integrators and consultants.

The Partner Academy provides channel partners with access to online classes, hands-on labs and certifications for various cybersecurity topics, the company said. That way, channel partners can use the academy to find ways to leverage BAS to optimize their security posture.

Furthermore, the Partner Academy offers learning paths for sales representatives and engineers, AttackIQ stated. It also allows sales representatives and engineers to earn AttackIQ Professional or Associate certification, depending on which learning path they complete.

A Closer Look at AttackIQ

AttackIQ provides a Security Optimization Platform designed to help organizations continuously validate their security controls and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their security programs, the company said. The platform leverages a MITRE ATT&CK-aligned library of known adversary behaviors and lets users run security tests in production across the entire cyberattack kill chain.

Also, AttackIQ offers the AttackIQ Academy, which provides users with access to free courses on BAS, threat and risk management and other cybersecurity topics. The AttackIQ Academy features more than 17,300 registered students in 176 countries, the company noted.

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.