Black Kite

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Black Kite (formerly known as NormShield) is a company developing security-as-a-service solutions. The company operates a cloud platform that combines automation and human intelligence and offers such services as cyber threat intelligence, vulnerability management, and continuous perimeter monitoring. Black Kite provides a rating system that gives a view of cyber risk across technical, financial, and compliance dimensions. Its platform is focused on alerting businesses to third-party risks.

HQBoston, MA, US

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2022)73(+6%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at Black Kite

Paul Paget

Paul Paget

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Candan Bolukbas

Candan Bolukbas

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder and Director
Bob Maley

Bob Maley

Chief Security Officer
Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson

Vice President of Sales
Chris Bush

Chris Bush

Chief Customer Officer
Danielle Lewan

Danielle Lewan

Vice President of Marketing
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Black Kite Office Locations

Black Kite has offices in Boston, McLean and Vienna
Boston, MA, US (HQ)
John Hancock Tower, 120 St James Ave
Boston, MA, US
800 Boylston St #2905
McLean, VA, US
8201 Greensboro Dr #300
Vienna, VA, US
8609 Westwood Center Dr #110
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Black Kite Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Black Kite total Funding

$14 m

Black Kite latest funding size

$7.5 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Black Kite investors

Black Kite's latest funding round in October 2020 was reported to be $7.5 m. In total, Black Kite has raised $14 m
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Black Kite Operating Metrics

Apr, 2021


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Black Kite Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset



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Black Kite Online and Social Media Presence

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Black Kite News and Updates

Cyber risk monitoring platform Black Kite raises $22M

Black Kite, a startup developing a cyber risk monitoring platform, has raised $22 million in venture capital.

NormShield Secures $7.5 Million in Series A Funding

BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NormShield, the cyber risk rating company, announced today the closing of $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC (MSV). The financing round also includes participation from existing investors, Glasswing Ventures and Data...

Black Kite Blogs

How Protected Are You Against Ransomware?

Cyber crime is a big business—and with a predicted attack rate of once every 11 seconds, ransomware has become the biggest cyber threat to organizations. Whether it is a supplier or vendor the cybercriminals are after or the organization itself, ransomware attackers are now  in search of the weaker …

Three Assumptions You Should Never Make About Ransomware

By Bob Maley, CSO at Black Kite Last week’s attack on Colonial Pipeline has put the spotlight back on cybersecurity. Though I’ve been asked several times if the $4.4 million ransom could have been avoided, I know the real question is whether there were signals that could have detected bad actors wer…

A Preview of the 2021 Manufacturing Risk Pulse: Consumer Packaged Goods

As the pandemic transformed the world as we once knew it, some industries struggled to reinvent themselves. Perhaps topping the list of cybersecurity laggards, manufacturers were called upon to digitize more rapidly than we’ve ever witnessed before. However, where does the industry stand now, over o…

Top Five Third-Party Breaches in April 2021: Hackers Bite from Apple, Airlines Hit Turbulence & More

On average, cybercriminals strike once every 39 seconds, which means over 67,000 breach attempts were made last month alone. Those that are successful could have detrimental effects—especially those that target organizations through their vendors, suppliers and partners. While the magnitude is yet t…

The “Whac-A-Mole” Game Between Cybercriminals and Security Teams

By Bob Maley, CSO, Black Kite Another data breach, and another “wakeup call” for risk officers. Yet in the past five years alone, Equifax lost over $4 billion from one incident, Marriott was left accountable for 500 million stolen consumer records, and hackers gained access to over 100 billion socia…

Black Kite Recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for It Vendor Risk Management

The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction Is Based on Feedback and Ratings From End-User Professionals Who Have Experience Purchasing, Implementing and/or Using the Product or Service BOSTON  – April 27, 2021 Black Kite, a leading cybersecurity ratings provider, is excited to be recogn…
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Black Kite Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Black Kite founded?

    Black Kite was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Black Kite key executives?

    Black Kite's key executives are Paul Paget, Candan Bolukbas and Bob Maley.

  • How many employees does Black Kite have?

    Black Kite has 73 employees.

  • Who are Black Kite competitors?

    Competitors of Black Kite include SolarWinds, Trustwave and SecurityScorecard.

  • Where is Black Kite headquarters?

    Black Kite headquarters is located at John Hancock Tower, 120 St James Ave, Boston.

  • Where are Black Kite offices?

    Black Kite has offices in Boston, McLean and Vienna.

  • How many offices does Black Kite have?

    Black Kite has 4 offices.