Redefining security for a software-defined world

Linux is everywhere. Yet despite massive adoption in the enterprise, there has been no world-class security offering for Linux infrastructure — until now. At Capsule8, we’re pioneering the industry’s first real-time, zero-day attack detection platform to proactively protect your full Linux production infrastructure from both known and unknown attacks.

Our real-time, zero-day attack detection platform dramatically improves and simplifies infrastructure security today, while providing resilience for tomorrow’s containerized environments. We’re delivering the detection, response, observability and forensics companies need to adopt containers securely while safeguarding their current Linux infrastructure.



Leadership Team

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John Viega

Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO John Viega is an expert in building defensive systems to protect against exploitation of previously unknown vulnerabilities and building successful companies to bring those systems to market. Most recently, John was EVP of cloud security provider SilverSky, successfully transforming them from a managed services provider to an innovative cloud security company. Following the successful acquisition of SilverSky by BAE Systems, John went on to serve as EVP of Product, where he also had responsibility for a portfolio of analytics products that spanned financial crime and security. Prior to SilverSky, John was SaaS CTO at McAfee. John is an award-winning author with a half dozen books to his name, including “Building Secure Software” (the first book for software engineers on how to build secure programs) and “Network Security with OpenSSL.” He also co-designed the GCM encryption mode, which is used for more than 70% of encrypted web traffic.

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Dino Dai Zovi

Capsule8 CTO Dino Dai Zovi is an established researcher and innovator in the cybersecurity community with over a decade of experience in red teaming, penetration testing, software security, information security management, and mobile security R&D. He is best known in the information security community for winning the first PWN2OWN contest at CanSecWest 2007. Prior to Capsule8, Dino served as the Mobile Security Lead at Square, building out the platform that allows Square to ensure that their sellers’ mobile devices are safe. He has also held security leadership roles with Endgame, Two Sigma Investments and Matasano Security. Dino is a member of the BlackHat Review Board and also a regular speaker at information security conferences around the world including DEFCON, BlackHat and CanSecWest. He is a co-author of the books “The iOS Hacker’s Handbook,” “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook” and “The Art of Software Security Testing.”

Meg O’Leary

Meg O’Leary joined as CMO & Head of People after more than a decade in communications and marketing roles both on the corporate and agency sides. Before joining Capsule8, Meg co-founded InkHouse Marketing+Media which continues to be one of the fastest growing agencies in the country with offices in Boston and San Francisco. In 2014, she was named one of the “Top Women in PR” by PR News for her work as co-founder and principal of her “PR Platinum Award” winning “Agency of the Year” which was recognized three times in a row by both Bulldog Reporter and PR News. Prior to co-founding InkHouse, O’Leary held key marketing positions at Charles River Ventures and Novera Software (now IBM). She also served in various marketing, communications, and product management roles for RSA Security.

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Brandon Edwards

Brandon Edwards is Capsule8’s Chief Scientist responsible for cybersecurity research strategy and for operationalizing findings into resulting innovations. Prior to Capsule8, Brandon was VP of Threat Labs at BAE Systems, having joined the company through its successful acquisition of SilverSky, where he designed their cloud-based, zero-day prevention product. Brandon has also served as hacker-in-residence at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and held senior security roles at TippingPoint and McAfee.

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Eric O’Brien

Eric O’Brien is Capsule8’s VP of Product where he is responsible for overall product management and strategy. Eric joined Capsule8 after serving as VP Product at Silversky, which was then successfully acquired by BAE Systems where Eric went on to become VP Product Management for Cyber. Prior to Silversky, Eric held various leaderships roles in product management at FireEye and McAfee. Earlier in his career, Eric worked as a software engineer which culminated in various VP of engineering roles at McAfee and CyberTrust (acquired by Verizon).

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Pete Markowsky

Pete Markowsky has been involved with information security and application development since first working with Northeastern University in 2001. He has worked across the security industry from .edu to .mil in roles such as development, security engineer, risk analyst and principal security researcher. Most recently he worked in security operations at Google. His security research areas have been focused on defensible and attacking such systems.

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Steve Roge

Capsule8 Vice President of Sales Steve Roge brings more than 20 years of Security-as-a-Service experience to the company. Previously, Roge served as Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Veracode where he was responsible for Veracode’s largest book of business and was a key team member responsible for helping to grow the company’s revenue from zero to $77M during his tenure. Roge’s security experience also includes serving as Vice President of Enterprise Accounts at Mimecast as well as sales leadership roles at a host of technology companies including @stake, Symantec, and Sapient Corporation. Roge holds a BA in Communications from Michigan State University and is an event advisor for Best Buddies International, as well as co-chair of the Mass Down Syndrome Congress.

Board of Directors

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Jay Leek

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John Viega

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Bob Goodman

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Arthur W. Coviello Jr.


Press Releases

Capsule8 Announces General Availability of Capsule8 1.0

Lyft among first to pursue Capsule8’s Linux workload attack detection platform for both containerized and legacy environments BROOKLYN, NY (April 11, 2018) — Capsule8 today announced the general availability of …

Zero-Day Exploits Are Most Prevalent Attack in Hybrid Cloud Environments, according to Capsule8-Sponsored Study

New research conducted by ESG reveals security challenges still top of mind but momentum of container adoption shows no sign of slowing Brooklyn, NY (February 28, 2018) — Capsule8, the …

News Coverage

Roll with the New: Continuous Security Delivery

Capsule8’s John Viega and Dino Dai Zovi chat with Dennis Fisher about Capsule8’s founding story and why we support the move to continuous security.

How to adopt the mindset of continuous security for security operations

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2018, Dino Dai Zovi, co-founder and CTO at Capsule8, talks about what continuous security is, and how you should bring more of this mindset to …

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