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Renowned Cybersecurity Author and Analyst Richard Stiennon Joins Spyderbat As Advisor

Richard Stiennon joins in recognition of Spyderbat’s game-changing Attack Tracing and Intercept Tool

Spyderbat, Inc., a trailblazer in Attack Tracing and Intercept (ATI) tools, has appointed cybersecurity veteran Richard Stiennon to its Advisory Board.  Stiennon joins based on his assessment that Spyderbat arms security analysts with the most unique and effective innovation in the industry for radically compressing their investigation time.

“In my opinion, Spyderbat’s ATI tool is the first real cybersecurity breakthrough in over a decade,” states Stiennon. “ATI is a true game-changer that equips analysts with a stunningly fast and remarkably powerful investigation capability. In my line of work I see hundreds of products every year and rarely do I get this excited.”

“We are honored to work with Richard and gain his insights and endorsement as we bring our solution to market”, adds Spyderbat CEO Marc Willebeek-LeMair. “Combining Richard’s input with what we are learning from our ongoing Design Partner program, we are set up well to tackle the complexity of security operations and come to market with a solution that has immediate impact and value for security analysts.”  

Spyderbat’s Spydertrace is the first and only to fuse ground-truth operation data with security context based on their causal connections to pinpoint and preempt attacks at extraordinary speed. According to Stiennon, “ATI is not incremental technology. The Spydertrace technology goes far beyond machine learning and AI. It pre-maps all your computing processes, network connections, and file access by their causal connections so that all preceding activity related to an alert is immediately available for fast remediation.” 


About Richard Stiennon

Richard Stiennon (@stiennon and @cyberwar) is one of the foremost industry analysts in cybersecurity and founder of industry research firm IT-Harvest.  Mr. Stiennon began his own career in cybersecurity in 1995 at Netrex, one of the first Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and covered the network security industry as a Gartner analyst for four years.  He has held positions across several security product companies including Webroot Software as VP of Threat Research, Fortinet as CMO, and Chief Strategy Officer at data erasure company, Blancco Technology Group. In addition, Stiennon is the author of several books on the cybersecurity industry including Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey, Security Yearbook 2020: A History, and most recently, Curmudgeon: How to Succeed as an Industry Analyst.


About Spyderbat

Spyderbat introduces the industry’s first attack tracing and inception tool to radically change the way organizations handle early threat discovery and investigation. Spyderbat is backed by LiveOak Venture Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures, and cybersecurity veteran John McHale. Spyderbat is currently seeking like-minded mavericks to join our Design Partner program.  To learn more, sign up for Spyderbat’s Community Edition, and play Defend the Flag Challenges, visit