About Us

Despite massive adoption of Linux in the enterprise, there has been no world-class security offering for Linux infrastructure — until now. Capsule8 is pioneering the industry’s first container-aware, real-time threat protection platform designed to proactively protect legacy and next-generation Linux infrastructure from both known and unknown attacks.
Starting with the launch of our first platform later this year, Capsule8's real-time threat protection will detect and prevent known and zero-day attacks throughout an organization’s production infrastructure. Capsule8's protection will span the entire Linux infrastructure — across clouds and data centers, as well as throughout virtual machines, bare metal and containers.
With intelligent investigation that leverages both artificial intelligence and human-in-the-loop analytics, we will provide complete visibility for complex, multi-system applications, with high-fidelity alerting to reduce fatigue. Moreover, organizations will be able to make the most of their existing security investment by leveraging our easy integration with SIEMs and forensics tools. And Capsule8 will easily be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.
Simply put, we are making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise.

Meet Our Leadership Team

John Viega
John Viega

CEO & Co-Founder

    John was Executive VP of cloud security provider Silversky, where he was responsible for technology, product and marketing. Following the successful acquisition of SilverSky by BAE Systems, John went on to serve as EVP of Product.

    Prior to SilverSky, John was SaaS CTO at McAfee. John is an award-winning author with a half dozen books to his name, including the first book for developers on secure coding— “Building Secure Software”, as well as “Network Security with OpenSSL.” He also co-designed the GCM encryption algorithm, which is nearly universally supported in the HTTPS and IPSec standards.

Dino Dai Zovi
Dino Dai Zovi

CTO & Co-Founder

    Dino most recently 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.” He is best known in the information security community for winning the first PWN2OWN contest at CanSecWest 2007.

Brandon Edwards
Brandon Edwards

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

    Brandon was previously VP of Threat Labs at BAE Systems, through its successful acquisition of SilverSky. There, he led the development of 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

VP Engineering & Co-Founder

    Pete has been working at the crossroads of DevOps, Security and high-scalability computing for his entire career. He has held senior engineering positions at Google, Immunity, Mantech, and Ocean’s Edge.