Today marks the 7th anniversary of Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest). As James and I looked back on the year, we were amazed in all that the team has accomplished within the last 12 months. We’d like to highlight a few of our accomplishments for the year and recognize our customers and our incredible team who has helped to make this year so successful.

Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) Raises $26M To Expand and Fuel Global Expansion

On September 20, 2017, we announced $26m in a Series C funding round to expand the capabilities of SearchLight (now ReliaQuest’s GreyMatter Digital Risk Protection) and fuel global expansion. Led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from World Innovation Lab, Industry Ventures and all of Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)’ existing investors, the funding supports company growth and our continued commitment to protecting organizations with the best and most comprehensive digital risk management solution in the industry.

SearchLight: Shadow Search Announced, 15 New Engineers

From a product standpoint, we continued to enhance our SearchLight (now ReliaQuest’s GreyMatter Digital Risk Protection) service to give customers even more value. Two specific highlights included hiring 15 new engineers to the team as well as announcing Shadow Search,  a feature within Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) SearchLight (now ReliaQuest’s GreyMatter Digital Risk Protection) ™ that speeds up the security operations process, quickly enabling deeper research and faster investigation. The result is better decision making that gives back valuable time to security operations teams. Organizations have direct access to the vast repository of technical, tactical and strategic threat intelligence, and raw web content, curated and collected by Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) to investigate threats and take immediate action.

Shadow Search Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)

Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) Opens New State of the Art Offices in London and Dallas and Expands into Germany and Singapore

We now have nearly 200 employees across offices in London, San Francisco, Dallas, Singapore, and Frankfurt. With our $26M Series C funding last year, we committed to expand our business into Asia and Europe to support customers on a global basis. Below is a photo from our ribbon cutting ceremony in London.

Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) Opens New Office London


Women’s Network and Other Diversity Initiatives

With the accelerated growth we’ve seen this year, we’ve also launched a few initiatives to prioritize diversity at Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest), including our new Women’s Network that we announced just last week. We want talent that is diverse across the board, with different backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to help excel the business forward with more informed decisions. We are proud that women make up over 30% of Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest) and play an incredibly important role in all parts of our business.

Top Research Findings by our Intelligence Team

Our expert Intelligence Team conducted a great deal of interesting threat intelligence research this year. Just a few of the headlines and topics included:

  • Misconfigured FTP, SMB, Rsync, and S3 Buckets Exposing 1.5 Billion Files
  • The New Gold Rush: Cryptocurrencies are the New Frontier of Fraud
  • The Business of Disninformation: A Taxonomy | Fake News is more than a political battlecry
  • Inside Online Carding Courses Designed for Cybercriminals: Credit Card Fraud Gangs Cashing in on $24 billion a year
  • Equifax Breach Lessons Learned

Find all of their great threat intelligence research on our resources center.

Launch of Digital Risk Management Technology Ecosystem, Channel Rev Partner Program + New Partner Portal

Formed from 15+ technology companies, with more about to join the program, the Digital Risk Management Technology Ecosystem partners all share a vision for how security analytics and security information and event management (SIEM), product orchestration and automation, risk & compliance, intelligence and network enforcement, must work together to best protect customers from today’s digital risks. We also launched our channel only partner program – Channel REV – and an associated online Partner Portal, designed to accelerate partner revenue and enhance their customers’ loyalty.

We’ve accomplished quite a lot this year, but we’ve also made sure to have plenty of fun. Take a look below at some of our social events, conference parties, charity functions, and more. Thanks for another great year, everyone!