Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Managed Detection & Response (MDR) , Ransomware

Adlumin's Global Expansion: CEO Talks Midmarket Security

$70M Series B Funding Round Boosts Market Reach, Ransomware Prevention for Adlumin
Robert Johnston, co-founder and CEO, Adlumin (Image: Adlumin)

Bringing in $70 million of investment has enabled Adlumin to deliver advanced cybersecurity technology to midmarket organizations in regions with less access to robust products.

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The Washington-based company in the first half of 2024 increased its customer count from 700 to more than 2,500 companies and has enjoyed particularly strong traction in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions where access to quality cybersecurity products is limited. CEO Robert Johnston said integrating ransomware and exfiltration protection into MDR would give customers better protection (see: Adlumin Raises $70M, to Debut RMM, Cloud Configuration Tools).

"North America has considerably more options and access to great cybersecurity products and services than AsiaPac does, or Africa," Johnston said. "It has been a great pleasure to bring fantastic products and services to those regions of the world that traditionally have been deserts to these kinds of products."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Johnston also discussed:

  • Key differences in cybersecurity needs between North America and international markets;
  • The perks of Adlumin's flexible delivery models for managed and self-managed services;
  • Notable product developments, including ransomware and exfiltration prevention tools.

Before founding Adlumin in late 2016, Johnston worked as a principal consultant at CrowdStrike, where he led the investigation into the Russian Foreign Intelligence Services' breach of the Democratic National Committee in 2016. As a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Johnston was team leader of the 81 National Cyber Protection Team and the Cyber National Mission Force. He also was director of the Marine Corps Red Team.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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