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Incident Response Security Startup Surefire Cyber Raises $10M in Series A Funding

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Surefire Cyber has emerged from stealth with $10 million in Series A funding led by venture capital firm Forgepoint Capital. The cybersecurity startup will provide an incident response platform to help cyber insurers, brokers, law firms and the organizations they support.

Organizations can use Surefire Cyber's platform to prepare for, respond to and recover from security incidents and fortify their cyber resilience after these incidents, Surefire Cyber said. The platform offers the following capabilities:

  • Pre-Incident: Assesses cyber threats and exposures and uses exercises to help an organization improve its security plan.
  • Incident Response: Provides guidance into security incidents and how to manage them.
  • Post-Incident: Helps an organization recover from a security incident and optimize its security posture.

Surefire can leverage an organization's existing security tools to monitor and detect security incidents and collect threat intelligence, the company noted. It also can help an organization understand how a security incident happened and provide recommendations to prevent future security issues.

In addition, Surefire offers access to on-call response engineers who can help organizations identify and remediate security incidents in real time, the company indicated. That way, organizations can determine the best course of action to quickly respond to security incidents.

Surefire does not currently offer a partner program for MSSPs and MSPs. However, the company may look to partner with MSSPs and MSPs in the future.

Forgepoint Invests in MSSP SolCyber, MDR Services Provider Huntress

Meanwhile, Forgepoint has been active in the cyber venture capital world. For instance, the company in July 2021 led the Series A financing round of MSSP SolCyber. Previously, Forgepoint was an early investor in Huntress, a threat hunting and managed detection and response (MDR) services provider that supports MSPs in the SMB sector.

Forgepoint has invested in 36 companies as of May 2022.

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.