Cyber security firm HackSurfer raises $3.5 million in equity financing

A Howard County cyber security firm has raised $3.5 million in equity financing to build out its marketing and sales team. HackSurfer, which was founded in 2012, recently put its first product on the market — a social media-like cyber security product that lets companies know who’s being hacked. HackSurfer gathers data about cyber crimes as they happen and then transforms the data into a model that is built into a cyber crime data warehouse.

HackSurfer co-founder and chief architect Jason Polancich loves rock and roll, wears long hair and goatee, and is 20-year NSA veteran. He did stints in military intelligence as a Russian and Arabic translator. He spent much of his time at NSA helping develop software and data systems. His company has 20 employees spread around the globe, with about half coming from NSA and sister intelligence agencies and the rest from the private IT sector. It’s not so surprising, then, that HackSurfer also focuses on cybersecurity. His startup’s SaaS offering helps its customers to find and neutralize cyber threats to internal systems coming from a multitude of angles. As of today, the Maryland-based software cyber security firm has secured $3.5 million in venture funding so it can help protect your cloud better.

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