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S6E10 - Matt Wyckhouse, Finite State

614Startups

On this episode, Elio interviews Matt Wyckhouse, Founder and CEO of Finite State. Finite State's platform detects IoT threats to networks to proactively mitigate risk. Matt takes us through his years at Battelle, coming straight out of Ohio State, where he started in software development, and then eventually helped to lead the company’s expansion into the cybersecurity space. He reveals what he discovered working with Battelle that emphasized his entrepreneurial itch and prompted him to found Finite State. The conversation evolves from “What is national security really?”, to taking on a giant multinational company, to “Is 5G out to get us?” Listen as Matt details the interesting world of cybersecurity. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/614startups/support

42mins

22 Oct 2020

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Matt Wyckhouse: Testing ICS Firmware Security & Supply Chains

@BEERISAC: OT/ICS Security Podcast Playlist

Podcast: Unsolicited Response Podcast (LS 30 · TOP 10% what is this?)Episode: Matt Wyckhouse: Testing ICS Firmware Security & Supply ChainsPub date: 2020-06-16Prior to founding FiniteState, Matt's background was in a very large company, Battelle, and we spend the first third of the podcast talking about making the transition to the start up and lessons for others who might be making that move. We also discuss why, and how best, large companies spin out technology. The utility asset owner funded Energy Impact Partners' investment in Finite State and what this will mean beyond the money. The Finite State firmware assessment solution that includes creating a SBOM, looking for hardcoded credentials, looking for functions with security risks, .... and the result is a multi-faceted risk score and a lot of details. We spend the last third focused on how the knowledge a tool or service like Finite State provides would be used and the business models around this. Is the industry ready for this? Who would pay for it? What if all the products are judged to be crap? Links Finite State website S4x21 Call For PresentationsThe podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Dale Peterson: ICS Security Catalyst and S4 Conference Chair, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

50mins

17 Jun 2020

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Matt Wyckhouse: Testing ICS Firmware Security & Supply Chains

Unsolicited Response Podcast

Prior to founding FiniteState, Matt's background was in a very large company, Battelle, and we spend the first third of the podcast talking about making the transition to the start up and lessons for others who might be making that move. We also discuss why, and how best, large companies spin out technology. The utility asset owner funded Energy Impact Partners' investment in Finite State and what this will mean beyond the money. The Finite State firmware assessment solution that includes creating a SBOM, looking for hardcoded credentials, looking for functions with security risks, .... and the result is a multi-faceted risk score and a lot of details. We spend the last third focused on how the knowledge a tool or service like Finite State provides would be used and the business models around this. Is the industry ready for this? Who would pay for it? What if all the products are judged to be crap? Links Finite State website S4x21 Call For Presentations

50mins

16 Jun 2020

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Crisis Management: Finite State's Matt Wyckhouse on scaling up and growing despite Covid-19

Columbus Business First

With funding and major customers in hand, cybersecurity startup Finite State Inc. is in the rare position of hiring aggressively and growing by as much as 10 times despite the coronavirus pandemic.The Columbus company raised $12.5 million in venture capital before much of the investing world went into hybernation, and it recently signed "seven-figure" contracts with large utilities that want to protect the electric grid from intruders, founder and CEO Matt Wyckhouse said.Finite State's software automates the process of uncovering risks in the many components of the internet of things. Connected mobile devices are being installed everywhere, but they don't have a keyboard and monitor to look inside their embedded microchips and the software powering them. Finite State rolls back that curtain to determine if there are problems like hidden log-ins.Its customers include utilities, oil and gas companies, healthcare providers and others who want to ensure the devices they're installing to control critical infrastructure are safe. And the manufacturers of such devices use Finite State's software for their own quality control.Wyckhouse started on the puzzle of cybersecurity for mobile devices at Battelle, where he worked 13 years. He founded Finite State a year after leaving the Columbus research giant, applying his expertise to private industry instead of the U.S. Department of Defense.Battelle declined to comment, but Wyckhouse said some former Battelle engineers joined him at Finite State, and some have migrated from the startup to Battelle. Overall, it adds to the vitality of the tech community in Central Ohio, he said. "When you start to exchange that expertise, everyone gets stronger," Wyckhouse said.In the latest episode of our Crisis Management podcast, Wyckhouse talked to me about the company's founding, how he's hiring still via videoconference, and about how Finite State got national notice when it tangled with Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., as I've reported earlier

43mins

13 May 2020

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Supply Chain Security In The IoT Era - Matt Wyckhouse - ESW #156

Enterprise Security Weekly (Video)

Matt Wyckhouse is the Co Founder & CEO at Finite State. More than 15 years of experience developing advanced software to support offensive and defensive cyber operations led Matt Wyckhouse to co-found Finite State in 2017 to focus on the unique challenges of cybersecurity in the IoT era. Matt spent most of his career at Battelle, the world’s largest private R&D company, where he was the technical founder and CTO of Battelle’s Cyber Innovations Business. He will be talking about Supply chain security in the IoT era. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/ESWEpisode156

32mins

10 Oct 2019

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Supply Chain Security In The IoT Era - Matt Wyckhouse - ESW #156

Paul's Security Weekly TV

Matt Wyckhouse is the Co Founder & CEO at Finite State. More than 15 years of experience developing advanced software to support offensive and defensive cyber operations led Matt Wyckhouse to co-found Finite State in 2017 to focus on the unique challenges of cybersecurity in the IoT era. Matt spent most of his career at Battelle, the world’s largest private R&D company, where he was the technical founder and CTO of Battelle’s Cyber Innovations Business. He will be talking about Supply chain security in the IoT era. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/ESWEpisode156

32mins

2 Oct 2019