CyCognito empowers companies to take full control over their attack surface by uncovering and eliminating the critical security risks they didn’t even know existed. Hackers need just a single point of entry to wreak havoc on an organization and even related outside organizations, but legacy security approaches are completely inadequate for monitoring all connected ecosystems and conduits. As organizations have transformed from operating with a well-defined perimeter to building hyperconnected, fluid IT ecosystems that span on-premises, cloud, partner and subsidiary environments, it’s nearly impossible for solutions built 20+ years ago to keep up.


Rob relocated to Palo Alto to begin customer engagement with US brands and enterprises. Very quickly we won over some of the closest advisors and early investors in the UpWest network, including angel investor Dan Scheinman, SentinelOne founder & CEO Tomer Weingarten, Trusona founder & CEO Ori Eisen, and others.


CyCognito is already in early use by global financial, healthcare and hospitality organizations. The cloud-based platform discovers and prioritizes exposed IT assets and risks that elude other solutions, but are visible to attackers. That helps organizations focus their security resources on those formerly “unknown unknowns” before attackers exploit the gaps. CyCognito continuously analyzes 3.5 billion internet-exposed assets, and has mapped those to thousands of organizations, which has yielded some eye-opening observations. Organizations report that they were effectively blind to as many as 75% of their assets prior to using the platform.


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Rob Gurzeev (CEO) and Dima Pothkhin (CTO)

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Notable Investors:

Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, Dan Scheinman


Palo Alto

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