Critical Start

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Criticalstart is a cybersecurity company that protects customers’ brands and reduces business risk. It delivers managed security services, incident response, professional services, product fulfillment, and cybersecurity consulting services.
HQPlano, TX, US
Employee Ratings4.9

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)247
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Key People/Management at Critical Start

Rob Davis

Rob Davis

Chief Executive Officer
Randy Watkins

Randy Watkins

Chief Technology Officer
Vasu Nagendra

Vasu Nagendra

Chief Product Officer
Alan Bain

Alan Bain

Chief Revenue Officer
Tera Davis

Tera Davis

Managing Director
Stacie Bon

Stacie Bon

Vice President, Marketing
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Critical Start Office Locations

Critical Start has an office in Plano
Plano, TX, US (HQ)
6100 Tennyson Pkwy #200
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Critical Start Financials and Metrics

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Critical Start total Funding

$40 m

Critical Start latest funding size

$40 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Critical Start investors

Critical Start's latest funding round in June 2019 was reported to be $40 m. In total, Critical Start has raised $40 m
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Critical Start Operating Metrics

Sep, 2021

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Critical Start Cybersecurity Score

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Critical Start Online and Social Media Presence

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Critical Start Blogs

CRN Names CRITICALSTART To Its 2021 MSP 500 List

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CRITICALSTART, a leading cybersecurity provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named CRITICALSTART to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 categ…

Navigate Aftermath of SolarWinds Attack With On-Demand Resources

The SolarWinds cybersecurity breach, also known as Sunburst, has made global headlines for its duration, impact, and high-profile targets. After going undetected for months, the news in December 2020 of the nation–state attack was the holiday surprise no one wanted.  CRITICALSTART takes a closer loo…

Data Privacy Program from Zero to Hero

By Cecil Pineda | Senior Director of GRC vCISO at CRITICALSTART As I promised last week, here’s a short article on Developing and Implementing a Data Privacy Program. I hope you will like it and share it with your teams and colleagues.  It’s Data Privacy Day Again! Not sure if we can use “Happy Data…

Balancing Act: How MOBILESOC can Ensure Cybersecurity while Protecting Time with Family

    By Tommy Scott, Senior Security Consultant | CRITICALSTART Closing the laptop and mentally disconnecting from work is a critical component of work-life balance. But there’s one problem: There are no days off in cybersecurity. For many of us, it takes time and effort to transition between the dif…

Windows Security Event Logs – What to Monitor?

The following is a table of event codes that I’ve found to be extremely valuable to log and monitor in an environment. Some trend more towards general environment health and activity monitoring, however they all have a foothold in security value as well. As always, your environment’s needs and requi…

How To Reverse Engineer the SolarWinds Hack

While there is a lot more functionality to this malware, we hope this basic reverse engineering overview and examples can help you get started reversing the binaries. These techniques are not unique to this sample and can be used with other malware. [...] Read More... The post How To Reverse Enginee…
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Critical Start Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Critical Start founded?

    Critical Start was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Critical Start key executives?

    Critical Start's key executives are Rob Davis, Randy Watkins and Vasu Nagendra.

  • How many employees does Critical Start have?

    Critical Start has 247 employees.

  • Who are Critical Start competitors?

    Competitors of Critical Start include Lastline, Infocyte and Paladion Networks.

  • Where is Critical Start headquarters?

    Critical Start headquarters is located at 6100 Tennyson Pkwy #200, Plano.

  • Where are Critical Start offices?

    Critical Start has an office in Plano.

  • How many offices does Critical Start have?

    Critical Start has 1 office.