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

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.

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. 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

Arthur W. Coviello Jr.

John Viega

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.

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.

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.


Press Releases

Sky’s the Limit – 62 Percent of Companies Rely on Cloud Native for More Than Half of New Applications

New research unveiled at the Cloud-Native Security Summit explores adoption and security concerns NEW YORK (September 18, 2018) — Companies expect increased reliance on Cloud Native Applications (CNAs), however security …

Capsule8 Announces Board of Advisors

Prestigious executives across the security industry to help guide Capsule8’s future Brooklyn, NY (August 8, 2018) — Capsule8, the pioneer behind the industry’s only real-time, zero-day attack detection platform capable …

News Coverage

2019 TAG Cyber Security Interview with Industry Luminary: John Viega

Securing Linux for the Data Center and Cloud An Interview With John Viega, CEO, Capsule8 A SURPRISING characteristic of modern computing is that Linux has become the dominant operating system. …

The Security Costs of Cloud-Native Applications

Dark Reading’s Kelly Sheridan chats with Capsule8’s John Viega about our new research report, “The State of Cloud-Native Security.”

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