Dataminr adds cybersecurity industry pioneer Dave DeWalt to lead its corporate market advisory board and enters new strategic partnership with NightDragon to further accelerate its rapid client growth across corporate enterprises
Dataminr, the world’s leading real-time information discovery platform, announced a new strategic advisory partnership with NightDragon, a dedicated cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy investment and advisory firm, to further turbocharge its growth and drive meaningful impact for corporate enterprises facing growing challenges at the intersection of cyber and physical security.
As part of this partnership, NightDragon will bring to bear decades of experience from its broad network of advisors and internal team of industry experts, who will work with Dataminr to rapidly expand the use of their pioneering products by CISOs and CSOs across global enterprises, forge new strategic partnerships, and conduct joint webinars and studies on emerging trends in cyber and physical security, and cyber-physical threat fusion solutions.
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Additionally, NightDragon Founder and Managing Director and cybersecurity industry luminary Dave DeWalt will also form and lead Dataminr’s new Corporate Market Advisory Board of top industry leaders from the fields of physical security, cyber security, and reputation risk. Together, this Board will provide ongoing strategic guidance to Dataminr, assist the company in further expanding its client foothold across global enterprises, and help to unlock the full potential of its real-time information discovery platform across a growing set of corporate use cases.
“In today’s world, we are facing greater cyber and physical threats than ever before, reinforcing the need for faster response, more effective risk mitigation and stronger crisis management for corporate enterprises around the world. Dataminr is uniquely positioned to solve these challenges with our real-time AI Platform and, with the help of NightDragon and our new corporate market advisory board chaired by Dave DeWalt, we can establish ourselves as the leader in the emerging space of converged cyber-physical security,” said Ted Bailey, Founder and CEO of Dataminr.
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“Over the last few years, we have seen the fusion of cyber and physical coming together, demanding a new generation of real-time risk mitigation tools. The NightDragon team and I look forward to working closely with the Dataminr team to bring to market the industry’s first cyber-physical threat fusion solution to CISOs and CSOs and further establish the company as the clear market leader in this emerging field,” said Dave DeWalt, Founder and Managing Director, NightDragon. DeWalt brings more than 25 years of experience leading both early-stage innovators and Fortune 500 organizations including as CEO of McAfee, FireEye and Documentum, where he collectively drove more than $20B of shareholder value.
Today’s announcement aligns with a year of significant growth for Dataminr. Following its successful $475M growth capital financing in 2021 at a $4.1B valuation, Dataminr acquired WatchKeeper, an innovative geovisualization platform, and Krizo, a real-time crisis response platform–– both of which are now fully integrated into Dataminr Pulse and available to customers. With these capabilities integrated into Pulse, corporate enterprises now have the tools to both seamlessly contextualize and take rapid action on the realtime events and critical information discovered by Dataminr. Today, Dataminr’s Pulse product is leveraged by nearly two-thirds of the Fortune 50 and half of the Fortune 100 across sectors spanning financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, energy, retail, consumer goods, transportation and logistics, and more.