Interview With Huntress Labs CEO, Kyle Hanslovan - Detecting Advanced Threats In Small Companies

8/10/17

By Ron Gula

Kyle Hanslovan - CEO Huntress Labs

Gula Tech Adventures recently participated in Huntress Lab's seed round. This Mach 37 portfolio company brings the power of modern threat detection to managed service providers. I was able to catch up with their founder and CEO, Kyle Hanslovan, before he headed out to BlackHat 2017 and asked him a few questions.

Q1 - Huntress Labs is focused on automated breach detection for managed service providers and IT outsourcers. How prepared are law firms, doctors offices and SMB business served by MSPs to detect and stop modern malware and detect breaches?

Managed Service Providers layer preventative security products to defend their customers. For years, this adequately protected SMBs against most unsophisticated threats. Unfortunately, the threat landscape dramatically shifted in 2016 when hackers realized small businesses could be as lucrative as well-guarded enterprises. As a result, most businesses served by MSPs are not prepared to detect the advanced techniques which inevitably slip past their preventive security. Left unchecked, SMBs risk their productivity, their reputations, and?in extreme cases?their businesses.

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