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2023 Funding and Acquisition Summary with Return on Security – Mike Privette – ESW #344

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Mike Privette
Mike Privette
Chief Analyst at Return on Security

Mike brings nearly two decades of cybersecurity experience, having held various roles across the financial services, insurance, and GovTech sectors, including multiple stints as a CISO. His entrepreneurial journey includes founding and selling a vCISO consulting business, earning him recognition as a trusted industry advisor.

Now, Mike leads a dual-focused venture: a vCISO consulting service and a newsletter media business, Return on Security. His main newsletter, Security, Funded, offers comprehensive analysis on cybersecurity market trends, funding, M&A activities, and buyer sentiment. At the intersection of cyber practitioners, startup founders, and VCs, Mike plays a key role in influencing cybersecurity’s evolving landscape.


Adrian Sanabria
Adrian Sanabria
Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative