Democratizing Security

Every now and again it’s good to take a step back and assess what you’re working on. It’s been a little over a year since my co-founder Borski and I took a step back at our former jobs in the defense and intelligence community -- he doing offensive software security, and I doing security consulting. What we realized then, and what is still true now, is there are more security issues affecting our world than the ones we encountered in our work. Every day, each of us is affected by the lack of good security products as we give away our personal, credit, and other sensitive information to insecure websites. But why?

The security market is broken. We’re stuck in a rut between services that are cheap but provide poor security (if they actually provide security at all), and services that are expensive, but outdated. It’s too simple for a service to spit out unactionable results, forcing you to hire an expensive security consultant, or to acquire a security product, roll it as their own, and call it good for years afterward without a single useful update.

I’m tired of falling in love with a service but having to avoid it because of its security flaws. There is no reason we can’t have a great security option for the small and medium-sized companies at a fraction of the cost, a solution that stays up-to-date on the latest hacks and can scan remotely, on a schedule, with five-minute setup: automated, proactive, integrated and affordable. Security needs to be democratized – accessible to and understandable by the masses.

Today marks our initial product release: a release we hope will be the first step of many in securing your information. We at Tinfoil Security are “ex-offense,” now playing defense. 93% of the hundreds of companies we’ve scanned have had at least one vulnerability. We help them get to zero. In addition to the heavy security experience brought by our team of MIT engineers, ease of use and actionability are our top priority. We respect your time.

Your data is one of your greatest assets. It’s time you have a partner that helps you protect your data, and cares about your security as if it were their own. We’re taking a new leap into the security market, making it efficient and agile.

I hope you join us.

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Co-founder & CEO

“To safeguard a public-facing website against external threats, a business needs two things: a team whose job is keeping up to date on the latest hacks and exploits and the ability to run safety scans randomly, periodically, and from an external location. This is the combination that Tinfoil offers as a service – a strong and growing team of security experts ready to run your site through the security gauntlet. To me, this is ‘peace of mind as a service,’” says Kirill Sheynkman, Senior Managing Director of RTP Ventures. “Much the way most heavy-trafficked global sites didn’t think of going live without first reading their ‘Gomez Report’, no company that opens its web application to the world should ever do so without continuous, external monitoring and safety provided by Tinfoil.”

Ainsley Braun

Ainsley Braun is the co-founder and CEO of Tinfoil Security. She's consistently looking for interesting, innovative ways to improve the way security is currently implemented. She spends a lot of her time thinking about the usability and pain points of security, and loves talking with Tinfoil's users. She also loves rowing, flying kites, and paragliding.

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