Amsterdam cyber startup Hadrian closes €10.5M seed for platform to simulate hacker attacks – Meczyki.Net

As companies grow, they expose themselves more online and it becomes harder to defend against cyber security. a report Estimate That the security team doesn’t even know about 30%-40% of the company’s IT infrastructure.

So startups have appeared with an ‘offensive’ profile to mimic cyber attacks.

One such is located in Amsterdam hadrianA ‘hacker-led’ cyber security startup that provides a SaaS platform that simulates an attack.

A €10.5 million seed round led by HV Capital has closed, with participation from Picus Capital, Slimmer AI and angels including Adrien Moll, Koen Koppen and Niklas Hellmann.

Hadrian is of the view that traditional “pen testing” is time and labor intensive, and focuses on areas that companies already consider unsafe. Hadrian says its platform scans companies’ infrastructure to look for vulnerabilities from the outside to build insights on digital threats and attack vectors.

Hadrian’s CEO, Rogier Fischer, said in a statement: “Hadrian understands that CISOs and their teams cannot be expected to engage in every potential threat to an attack surface. Our autonomous technology identifies real threats and where Requires action, prioritizes it, links immediate tasks to existing workflow tools and processes so that the critical stuff can be handled first.”

Competes with Hadrian Randori (raised $29.8 million), RiskIQ (acquired by Microsoft), Cortex and Psychognito (raised $153 million).

Fischer told me: “It is extremely difficult to value ASM right now. There is a huge amount of data that analysts will have to explore. We would argue that the value given by ASM now does not guarantee value (so insurance companies have yet to use the data). or at least they are not outperforming insurance companies with it.)