The company was founded in late 2013 by Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, two former cybersecurity practitioners who had served, respectively, as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Security & Compliance. With cloud solutions becoming an increasingly integral part of the security technology stack, Yampolskiy and Kassoumeh recognized the need to address 3rd and 4th party risk as well as better understand the security capabilities of their business partners.
Since its founding, the company has grown dramatically and now counts hundreds of leading brands as customers. SecurityScorecard is backed by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital and GV, among others.
SecurityScorecard is the leading security rating platform. The cloud solution is built on a proprietary tech stack which non-intrusively collects millions of security signals from the internet and dark web sources to produce an “outside in” picture of the security posture of virtually any company.
SecurityScorecard is the only Security Rating that comprehensively measures and analyzes the following 10 factors (Employee security awareness, Network health, End-point security, Public data leakage, Insecure DNS configurations or vulnerabilities, Website and CMS health, Hacker chatter, Patching cadence, Suspicious or malicious activity within a network, Credentials at risk) non-intrusively. Each factor is comprised of hundreds of user behavior patterns, security events, and other key data points.
Built on ThreatMarket™, over 80% of SecurityScorecard’s data is proprietary with much of it collected via patented collection techniques. Owning the data and collection process is essential for data validation, sanitation, and eliminating noise and false positives. All data is collected non-intrusively and provides a security rating that assesses risk from a hacker’s perspective.