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Our Company

Our story began with our co-founder, Candan Bolukbas, trailblazing cybersecurity avenues as a certified ethical hacker (CEH) for NATO. Thanks to Candan’s expertise, NATO was able to uncover existing cybercriminal loopholes exposing member countries. Candan’s work led him to an epiphany: vulnerable third party contractors were stepping stones to the primary target. In 2016, realizing his insight had commercial implications, Candan and his team built a cyber risk rating platform that could identify, continuously monitor, and scale, sparking a revolution for what third-party cyber risk management means to businesses today—and in the future.

our values
Integrity
Innovation
Customers First

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customer growth worldwide in three years

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billion lines of global cyber data

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Our Mission

To build the most trustworthy cyber rating system in the world.

Our Vision

To improve the health and safety of the entire planet’s cyber ecosystem.

Our Culture

Our logo uniquely combines a cyber network and a soaring Black Kite hawk, both pointing both outwards and upwards to signify awareness, positive growth and progress. Our leaders, partners, and employees perform the same way. We’re committed to elevating the same values and beliefs that our clients encounter every day.

Our History

  • Founded (Formerly NormShield)

  • Winner of Cyber Security Shark Tank TV

  • Seed Funding

  • First SRS Tool to Quantify Risk with “Open FAIR”

  • Globally Scalable Continuous Monitoring

  • Series A Funding

  • Winner of the 2020 CISOs Choice Award for Risk Management

  • First Patent Granted

  • 200th Customer Onboarded

Our Strategic Plan

  • Help businesses reduce cyber risk through continuous assessment and ecosystem monitoring.
  • Build confidence in ratings results across ecosystems, providing quality information and transparency.
  • Accelerate process automation, while reducing the cost of assessments and continuous monitoring.
  • Expand awareness and accessibility to Black Kite’s technology through the global footprint of channels, solution providers, and consulting partners to provide cyber risk capabilities to every organization in the world.

Meet the Team

leadership
CTO & Co-Founder
Sr. Vice President of Sales
Chief Security Officer
Vice President of Sales
Chief Customer Officer
Director of Marketing
Board of Directors
CEO
Black Kite
CTO & Co-Founder
Black Kite
Chief Privacy & Information Security Officer
Markel Corporation
Managing Partner
Data Point Capital
Founder & Managing Partner
Glasswing Ventures
Senior Managing Director
Moore Capital Management
Advisors
Co-Founder/Advisor
Advisor
Advisor
Advisor

Investors

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