Redefining security for a software-defined world

Capsule8 is the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare-metal, on-premise or in the cloud.

Capsule8 liberates SecOps from managing a high volume of manual tasks, while being safe for even the busiest workloads, on the busiest networks.

You Can Now Modernize Without Comprise

Leadership Team

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.

Jim Bandanza

Bandanza has more than 20 years of experience as an executive at multiple cybersecurity and cloud companies, including Chief Revenue Officer at COO at CounterTack, EVP and COO at Egenera, and Senior VP of Field Operations at RSA, the Security Division of EMC.

Meg O’Leary

Meg O’Leary joined as CMO 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. During Meg’s leadership, the agency was recognized multiple times by the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal as one of the top places to work in Massachusetts. 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.

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.

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.

Scott Kenerly

Scott brings 20 years of finance and accounting expertise to his role at Capsule8. He joins from Argyle Executive Forum, LLC, where he most recently served as the firm’s CEO. Previously, Scott had successful tenures at several high-growth companies, including in the enterprise security sector with ThreatGRID, Inc. (acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc.). He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the NYU Stern School of Business.

Kelly Shortridge

Kelly brings expertise in innovative defensive research, threat modeling and market analysis to Capsule8. Kelly’s role at Capsule8 driving product strategy follows successful tenures at SecurityScorecard, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, IperLane and Teneo Capital.

Rob Harrison

Rob leads the company’s engineering and product management teams and drives the continued innovation of Capsule8 Protect. Rob spent more than a decade at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he held several product leadership roles spanning cyber security and financial crime. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions for the Financial Services division, where he was responsible for creating market leading products. He has led global product management and pre-sales organizations, focused on building a consistent go-to-market strategy and ensuring market insight informs product investment decisions. Harrison has worked with some of the world’s largest commercial and government organizations in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Central Europe, UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA.

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.”

Board of Directors

Jay Leek

Bob Goodman

John Viega

Arthur W. Coviello Jr.

Board of Advisors

Zane Lackey

Lackey is the Co-Founder/Chief Security Officer at Signal Sciences and also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Internet Bug Bounty Program and the US State Department-backed Open Technology Fund. Previously he ran security for Etsy.

Ben Johnson

Johnson is CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security. Prior to founding Obsidian, he co-founded Carbon Black and most recently served as the company’s Chief Security Strategist.

Caleb Sima

Sima recently left a senior security role at CapitalOne, where he spearheaded many of their security initiatives. Prior to CapitalOne, Sima founded SPI Dynamics (acquired by HP) and BlueBox security(acquired by Lookout) and has served as an advisor, investor, and CEO for security companies.

Gil Zimmermann

Zimmermann leads cloud security go to market, innovation, market expansion strategy and execution for Cisco’s $3B Security business. Before Cisco, Zimmermann was the CEO and co-founder of CloudLock, which he grew into a cybersecurity market leader, resulting in its acquisition by Cisco in 2016.

Christopher Bolin

Bolin has been in information security for more than 20 years, having most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at Absolute. Previously he was CEO/President of two European based companies, Uniblue and Prevx, and also CTO and EVP of Products at McAfee.


News Coverage

The Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies To Watch In 2020

Cybersecurity Ventures lists Capsule8 as one of the hot 150 cybersecurity companies to look out for in 2020.

Why are Kubernetes and container security important?

Capsule8 is featured on a EM360’s list of expert Kubernetes and Container Security venders.

Compare Container Security Companies for the Best Protection

Capsule8 was featured in TechTarget’s list of leading container security companies. The list and the corresponding graphic is meant to help companies navigate the often confusing market.

Press Releases

Capsule8 Names Rob Harrison Chief Product Officer

Former BAE executive joins leadership team to drive product innovation   NEW YORK (October 10th, 2019) — Capsule8 today announced the appointment of Rob Harrison as Chief Product Officer (CPO). As …

Capsule8 Protect Earns HIPAA Compliance Certification

Capsule8’s Comprehensive Linux Protection Platform Exceeds Standards for Access, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, and File Integrity Monitoring Requirements NEW YORK, New York – September 17, 2019 – Capsule8 today …

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