Below is our recent interview with Beenu Arora, CEO & Founder of Cyble:
Q: For those who have never heard of it, how would you describe Cyble?
A: Cyble is an AI-powered cyber threat intelligence company that empowers global organizations with darkweb & cybercrime monitoring and mitigation services. We alert clients when their organization is a topic of cybercriminals and assist them in rapidly managing the situation. Cyble is backed by Y Combinator as part of the 2021 winter cohort and is recognized by Forbes as a top 20 cybersecurity startup to watch. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Cyble has global offices in Australia, Singapore, and India.
Q: Who are your clients and how are you helping them?
A: Cyble has a client base comprising FORTUNE® 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our clients span across numerous sectors, including Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), Travel and Tourism, Information Technology, Social Media and Advertising, and Communications sectors.
Cyble helps clients looking for timely and actionable understanding of their darkweb and cybercrime market exposure. With our Cyble Vison SaaS offering we provide a unified view of an organization’s external threat landscape by collecting and consolidating intelligence from the darkweb, deepweb, and surfaceweb. This includes leaked customer mentions & records, chatter about imminent attacks, unprotected credentials code repositories, unsecured cloud storage, externally vulnerable ports and services, compromised bins/credit cards, etc. Cyble differentiates itself by having visibility into 80%+ of cybercrime markets and collects intelligence from 15 billion pages per day and has over 150 billion darkweb records.
Q: What’s the best thing about Cyble that people might not know about?
A: The best thing about Cyble is its people. We applaud success with recognition, face challenges with integrity, and celebrate our teams’ diverse cultural backgrounds. We have a global team of highly skilled individuals that are passionate about helping clients manage cyber risk. At Cyble, we understand that successful companies have a fantastic corporate culture and passion for helping others. This not only means helping other Cyble employees, but also helping our clients achieve their business goals. Our culture defends who we are as a company.
Q: What’s your revenue model? How are you funded?
A: Cyble generates revenue through the sale of license subscriptions deferred over the life of the contract. Along with our SaaS tool, we also offer clients cybersecurity services and threat intelligence that are billed hourly based on pre-agreed billing rates etc.
As a young cybersecurity company, Cyble is funded through client revenue and financial investors. We are also a member of the Winter 2021 cohort for the prestigious Y Combinator accelerator program. Y Combinator has helped to drive success for companies such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Doordash, Stripe, and Instacart. For the most part, Cyble has been funded by its growing array of enterprise consumers and was also able to raise early-stage funds through a circle of friendly investors.
Q: What can we expect from you in 2021? What are your plans?
A: We are growing company and are actively expanding our global team in lockstep with the needs of our increasing client base. This enables us to better understand our clients’ needs and treat each client like they are Cyble’s only client. In addition, we continue to implement innovative techniques and technologies to further expand our visibility across the darkweb to provide timely and actionable intelligence for our customers. This involves taking our artificial intelligence and human intelligence to another level.