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In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Mollie Breen, CEO and Co-Founder of Perygee, an IoT/OT security platform that’s raised $6.4 Million in funding, about why so many security teams often find themselves making critical decisions about their IoT and OT device security using imperfect information, and the vulnerabilities that can ultimately cause for companies. With an innovative solution unifying reams of scattered, unstructured data into a single space compounded by custom workflows to supercharge productivity, Perygee is putting the power of decisions back in the hands of those who need it most.

We also speak about Molly’s background at the NSA and what it taught her about the vulnerabilities of IoT and operational technology devices, how that insight eventually led to her founding Perygee, and why they made a conscious decision not to follow the trend of selling based on fear.

  • Molly’s background as a mathematician working at the NSA, and how the experience exposed her to the vulnerabilities of IoT devices
  • The risks posed by networked devices like security cameras, HVAC systems, and access controls, and why they need to be addressed
  • Perygee’s solution deploying contextual information about device operation, assisting in identifying and remediating key vulnerabilities
  • How engaging with CISOs involved directly in security operations helped Perygee establish credibility and trust in their market
  • The Perygee marketing approach, eschewing dark colors and the established model of selling ‘based on fear’

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