Making Thankful Customers

I have so many things to be thankful for this year including my family, our investors, customers, partners, contributors, advisers and employees but after spending a few weeks on the road meeting with awesome customers and prospects, I wanted to take a moment on this...

Math for Calculating Tool ROI

We are often asked how we are able to calculate metrics as described here: And demonstrated/explained here: In this installment I will explain how you can calculate Return on Investment of any security tool using reclaimed FTE labor hours as the purchase...

Building a DevSpecOps Team

As I have had opportunity to demonstrate our product to cybersecurity veterans I am often asked “How did your very small team do this when larger, well-funded teams cannot?” It is true, the WitFoo development team has never been larger than 5 active members at any...

Innovative Path to Funding

WitFoo was founded by veterans of the US Military, law enforcement and cybersecurity in February 2016 to research, enhance and equip the craft of cybersecurity operations. Over the last two years, we have raised more than $1M in capital from almost 100 individual...

Hypnosis of your Tech

We started WitFoo because we were moved by the pain we were seeing on the faces of our customers in previous endeavors. We knew that there had to be fundamental changes to how security software supported the craft. We decided we would study, listen and follow the...

People > Machines (Part Three)

Cognition vs Artificial Intelligence Computer scientists love the idea of artificial intelligence (AI). It is the centerpiece of many mainstream science fiction works. It’s also a preferred buzzword of lazy vendors and marketers. Until computers can convince (trick) a...

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People > Machines (Part Two)

Algorithms & Machine Learning Demystified When I was learning how to troubleshoot and repair electronics in the Navy, I would sometimes challenge one of the instructors on how something worked. If I delved into a complicated subject I was often told it worked on “FM”...

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People > Machines (Part one)

Rise of the Machines Cybersecurity Incident Response has only been a part of human history for a couple of decades. Over the short course of time, industry leaders, analysts and vendors have put a heavy focus on the importance of technology solving problems within the...

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Defending the Defunded

There is a cyber poverty mark that plagues the Cyber Security Industry. The global 2000 and the federal government have budgets that allow them to build strong defenses, hire large teams, and perform full and complete investigations. In this talk, we discuss what can...

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Learning Foo

Learning Wit Fail fast.  It’s one of the Agile buzz phrases that gets thrown around a lot in software product organizations these days.  Particularly, organizations trying to embrace the Lean/Agile approach to production.  The term ‘fail fast’ is grounded in the Lean...

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Winds of Change

We had our quarterly company-wide meeting this week in Monterey, California.  All of us work remotely at WitFoo so these quarterly meetings are a great way for us to reconnect with and meet new members of the team.  This meeting was both rewarding and breathtaking –...

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The Training Trade Off

The Problem – Time, Money, and Travel In today’s world of network defense most defenders don’t take the time to train and keep their skills fresh.  They worry about missing a day of work and what will happen when they are gone.  I’m sure most of you reading this...

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A Day in the Life of a Software Engineer

  I often get questions when I am out and out about what it is that I do.  Most people have a baseline idea of what a developer is – but almost no one knows what a developer actually does when we’re “at work”.  The common thread seems to be that we make a lot money...

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