Security

Former NSA director joins security firm Endgame’s board after it raises $23M

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“Don’t be tomorrow’s headline,” reads security company Endgame‘s sparse website. The company, which touts that its technology — meant to catch an attack in progress — is used by “top national security agencies” raised $23 million in its second round of funding today.

The funding was led by Paladin Capital, a venture firm with roots both the security and government sectors, with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Bessemer Ventures, TechOperators, and Columbia Capital. In addition to the funding, Endgame is also adding ex-National Security Agency director Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan to its board. Minihan currently serves as the managing director of Paladin Capital.

Endgame’s technology looks at what it says is billions of mysterious “data points” to give you a clear picture of an attack that is coming or an attack in progress. It then provides you with “tactical actions” to take within seconds. What those tactical actions translates to is unknown, though it sounds like the company helps you put up even stronger defenses against assailants depending on the attack vector.

The company also recently scored Christopher Darby, the chief executive officer of the CIA’s venture arm In-Q-Tel as its newest chairman.

Endgame explained in a statement that it will use the money mostly for customer acquisition, focusing both on expanding its current “federal customer base” as well as getting more attention from the private sector.

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