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Managed Intelligence Firm Nisos Raises $6 Million

Virginia-based managed intelligence company Nisos announced this week that it raised $6 million in a new funding round.

The investment comes from Paladin Capital Group, as well as from Columbia Capital and Skylab Capital. Nisos previously raised $6.1 million from Columbia Capital, a funding round that was announced in early 2019.

The company says it plans on using the money to expand marketing and operations, and “extend its international footprint.”


Nisos also announced this week that it has appointed David Etue as CEO. Etue previously held management positions at BlueVoyant, Rapid7, and Gemalto. He is also a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

“I’m thrilled to join Nisos as CEO,” Etue said. “The company has a unique position in cybersecurity with its distinctive approach merging managed intelligence with powerful investigative techniques. Together with the founders, employees and the support of Columbia, Paladin and Skylab, I am excited to continue the growth of the company, expand our client base and firmly establish Nisos as a recognized leader among intelligence service providers.”

Nisos offers managed intelligence and security investigations services that it claims can be useful to security, intelligence, and trust and safety teams. The company says its solutions can be used to mitigate advanced threat actors and insider threats, counter disinformation, block platform abuse, conduct cyber diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and conduct third-party risk diligence.

The Mosaic managed intelligence research platform developed by Nisos allows the company to scale data collection, storage and analysis. Mosaic relies on more than 20 billion proprietary records, and it supports integrations with dozens of data collection tools.

Nisos says its clients include Fortune 100 corporations and internet platform companies.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.