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About Black Kite

More than a Score

Our deep insights help you ease the stress of cyber ecosystem risk management. We do this by giving you more than a risk score. Our automated system provides real-time and accurate risk intelligence. Our data is accurate, reliable and detailed so you can improve business resilience by making informed risk decisions across your entire ever-changing cyber ecosystem.

With Black Kite you get More than a Score™.

Our Purpose

To improve the health and safety of the entire planet’s cyber ecosystem.

Our Vision

We envision a world where organizations are in control of the cyber third-party ecosystem (including supply chains) and can operate confidently with no disruption to their ability to  accomplish their mission and serve their customers.

Our Mission

Provide business and security professionals with a complete and accurate  understanding of their cyber ecosystem risk

Our Values

People First

Embody empathy and respect; create an environment that facilitates a healthy mind and body.

Act with Integrity

Effective teamwork requires a proactive growth mindset, grounded in honesty, accountability, and a commitment to both our company and our community.

Innovate with Purpose

Bring value to the community through innovation to empower others to make better business decisions.

Foster Inclusivity

Take action to embrace acceptance, encourage curiosity and guarantee everyone’s voice is heard as we build a community together.

We strive for Excellence, not Perfection.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Equality

At Black Kite, we will always keep innovating, and that means welcoming talented people from as many backgrounds as possible. To make that happen, we are actively recruiting individuals from historically underrepresented groups and fostering a more inclusive community. We believe that the best companies celebrate the unique qualities and ideas of every person, and team members should feel comfortable sharing both. That’s why we formed the Black Kite culture committee, an employee-led group that communicates the voices and ideas of Black Kite, from seasoned employees to day-one hires.

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How We Got Here

Our story began with our co-founder, Candan Bolukbas, trailblazing cybersecurity avenues as a certified ethical hacker (CEH) for NATO. Thanks to Candan’s expertise, NATO was able to uncover existing cybercriminal loopholes exposing member countries.

Candan’s work led him to an epiphany: vulnerable third party contractors were stepping stones to the primary target. In 2016, realizing his insight had commercial implications, Candan and his team built a cyber risk rating platform that could identify, continuously monitor, and scale, sparking a revolution for what third-party cyber risk intelligence means to businesses today—and in the future.

Our History

  • Founded (Formerly NormShield)

  • Winner of Cyber Security Shark Tank TV

  • Seed Funding

  • First SRS Tool to Quantify Risk with “Open FAIR™”

  • Globally Scalable Continuous Monitoring

  • Series A Funding

  • First SRS Ransomware Tool

  • Series B Funding

  • Winner of Dual Risk Management Innovation Awards

  • Gartner Peer Insights “Customer Choice” 100% recommended

  • Gartner® Peer Insights™ Black Kite named ‘Strong Performer’

  • First ever automated CRQ capabilities for Ransomware and Business Interruption

  • Industry’s First Cyber-Aware AI Engine

Meet the Team

Leadership
CTO & Co-Founder
Chief Security Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Sr. Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Marketing
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Sales, North America
Vice President of Human Resources
Chief Product Officer
Vice President of Public Sector
Chief Research and Intelligence Officer
Cyber Risk Evangelist
Board of Directors
CEO
Black Kite
CTO & Co-Founder
Black Kite
Chief Privacy & Information Security Officer
Markel Corporation
Managing Partner
Data Point Capital
Founder & Managing Partner
Glasswing Ventures
Senior Managing Director
Moore Capital Management
Managing Partner
Volition Capital
Advisors
Co-Founder/Advisor
Advisor
Advisor
Advisor
Advisor

Investors

Read Our Recent Blog Posts

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