Last week, we kicked off our DevOps and Security acceleration program, designed to bring emerging tech solutions from the private sector to government missions.
The Covid-19 pandemic emphasizes the U.S. government’s need for emerging tech and the right foundation for those solutions. DevOps tools can help the government ensure a solid foundation for a more advanced tech stack. Adversaries have shown that they are using this vulnerable time to launch cyber attacks on the U.S. government, which also needs to improve cyber posture.
“DevOps and Security are highly integrated, and grouping them for this cohort is in the best interest for both the participating companies as well as the government leaders and partners that we work with,” said Dcode CEO Meagan Metzger. “Both are vital to improving government mission outcomes, and that’s why we’re excited about this elite group of companies.”
Dcode identified DevOps and Security companies that have extremely relevant use cases for the U.S. government, and these companies have raised over $490 million in venture capital funding. From hundreds of applicants, the companies accepted into Dcode Accelerate include:
OutSystems is the most complete low-code platform for developing applications that streamline operational processes and workflows and enable greater data accuracy. Uniquely suited to the development of large systems and large portfolios of interconnected applications, Outsystems helps organizations accelerate their digital transformation.
Phylum helps developers uncover what’s lurking in their software dependencies, providing answers to the “unknown unknowns” of third-party software, libraries, and packages. Through a combination of machine learning, heuristic analysis, and data mining across the ecosystem of open source software, Phylum continuously identifies, assesses, and reports on threats and vulnerabilities rooted in the software supply chain providing continuous monitoring and supply chain security far beyond simple static/dynamic/vulnerability analysis.
SpyCloud is the trusted account takeover fraud prevention partner for B2B organizations and consumer brands, and SpyCloud powers fraud investigations for law enforcement agencies around the globe. SpyCloud’s solutions are backed by the most comprehensive and actionable repository of compromised credentials and PII recovered from third-party breaches, with over 100 billion assets and counting, including more than 21 billion passwords.
Panaseer is the first Continuous Controls Monitoring platform for enterprise security. Panaseer’s platform shows you every asset, application, user and database across your IT estate in real-time, identifying gaps in controls coverage, aligns security with frameworks and substantiates regulatory compliance.
Dcode will work closely with these companies to develop their federal strategies and introduce them to hundreds of key government and industry leaders from dozens of organizations like SAIC, Mitre, the Department of Veterans Affairs Technology Acquisition Center (VA-TAC), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The Dcode team and community of mentors will also provide hands-on support, tools, and materials to guide the cohort to work with the U.S. government effectively. Dcode will facilitate curriculum deep dives and one-on-one virtual meetings for government and industry stakeholders to introduce the cybersecurity companies to relevant agency programs and prime contractors.
Once these emerging tech companies have completed Dcode Accelerate, they will have access to ongoing support and the invaluable Dcode community as they continue to work on bringing emerging tech solutions to the government.