Traditionally, cybersecurity has always focused on what can be hacked, not who might be most at risk. Sunday Securitywhich launches today and announces a $4 million seed funding round, is trying to change that by offering cyber risk protection for senior executives and other key personnel.
Sunday Security, founded by industry veterans Zach Ganot (CEO) and Shaked Barkan (CTO), who previously ran Pandora Security, a cybersecurity consulting firm that also handled VIPs, claims that as corporate cybersecurity tools improve, attackers are shifting their focus to faces. Not surprisingly, this often means targeting those who can offer key access to an organization’s data and systems. Traditionally, businesses have offered security and executive protection programs to these users, but Sunday Security claims their services are much more comprehensive.
“We are increasing the level of cyber risk protection for senior executives and key personnel across the spectrum of their online identities and interactions,” Ganot said. “We see it as a Vienna diagram where people’s personal and professional lives intersect. For the enterprise, it is about protecting the company from a personal attack vector. For executives who don’t have the luxury of separating their work and personal lives, we provide peace of mind knowing they won’t be hacked.”
The team also argues, based on their experience in the consulting business, that manual and learning-based solutions are neither efficient nor scalable, especially because too often the real problem is executives’ personal accounts in services like Gmail or Dropbox. This is not an attack surface that is controlled or tracked by traditional corporate security. But executives also don’t want their IT team looking into their personal accounts.
“Unlike our competitors, we believe that the right way to address personal cybersecurity is through B2B2C partnerships—empowering the security of your employees and leaders by providing them with an effective solution outside the enterprise, as is done in the field of health/mental health.” Ganot explained. “Our platform helps organizations
create effective protection around their key personnel without violating the critical “separation of church and state” between their personal and professional lives.”
Sunday Security itself is a SaaS solution that can connect to existing enterprise security platforms. The service constantly scans for phishing and session hijacking attacks, enforces password hygiene, and more. All of this, of course, only works as long as users link all their accounts to the platform.
Company’s $4 million seed round led by MoreVKfeaturing security executives and serial entrepreneurs such as former AT&T CEO John Donovan, Palo Alto Networks CEO Amit Singh and the company’s president of global market entry Shailesh Rao, and Tom Kemp, founder and former CEO at Center.
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