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The Beginning of Lucidum

Four years ago, Charles Feng and I met at a restaurant on the coast in California. We had known each other since 2012. We had built internal products together. Over lunch, we decided to build a company together. The question then was what will that company do?

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Lucidum Raises $4M Seed Investment to Automate Asset Discovery and Eliminate Blind Spots Across Cloud, Security and IT Operations

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 30, 2020) – Lucidum, the asset discovery company that eliminates blind spots across cloud, security and IT operations, launched today with $4 million in seed funding from GGV Capital and Silicon Valley CISO Investments (SVCI). Lucidum is founded by former security and technology leaders at Splunk and backed by nearly two dozen current or former security and technology leaders to solve the ubiquitous and fundamental challenge of asset discovery and visibility that’s preventing enterprises from efficiently managing, securing, and transforming technology.

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Han Shot First

How Fast Are Your Security Reflexes?“What are you doing?”   I’ve been asked that question in its various forms over the past few months. First, let me tell you why.I used to admire — with confusion — people who carried on like unstoppable ultra-marathoners. My...

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Matryoshka, CISO

Strategy struggling CISO? Commiserate with Sisyphus How do I start? Ask Prometheus Do you finish every book you begin? I learned how to read a book, years ago, from Mortimer Adler’s How To Read A Book. Combine that with Adam Robinson’s What Smart Students Know and you...

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Bloom, CISO

“You’ve met plenty of people and heard a great deal about us, what do you think you’d like your first 90 days to be like?”...And she had. She’d been through fifteen or sixteen interviews. Not because it took that long for this candidate, it’s just how we did things...

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Prometheus, CISO

Descriptions Are Not Strategies The sun rises and the sun sets; panting, it returns to its place where it rises. Gusting to the south, turning to the north, turning, turning, goes the wind, and the wind returns in its cycles. All the streams flow to the sea, yet the...

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Sisyphus, CISO

“Absolute futility,” says the Teacher. “Absolute futility. Everything is futile.” What does a man gain for all his efforts that he labors at under the sun? A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.

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