An image of stratocumulus clouds from space. (ISS Expedition 34 CrewImage Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. Derivative work including grading, lens profile correction and noise removal. Julian Herzog, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.)

A Thanksgiving turkey must be carefully prepared and cooked in just the right way, lest it come out too dry or undercooked. Similarly, your cloud assets should also be configured properly if they’re going to be secure.

Lightspin, a new Israeli-based cybersecurity startup, has emerged from stealth this week to tackle the latter problem, securing $4 million in initial seed funding from Ibex Investors and other private angel investors. The company uses graph-based tools and algorithms to analyze the security posture of an organization’s cloud stack, identifying misconfigurations or problematic permission policies in order plot out the most likely avenues of attack.

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