CyCognito is a cybersecurity platform that aims to give visibility into a company’s security weak spots. The platform provides organizations a complete Attack Surface analysis from a sophisticated attacker point of view.

CyCognito empowers companies to take full control over their attack surface by uncovering and eliminating the critical security risks they didn't even know existed.

CyCognito was founded in 2017 by Rob Gurzeev & Dima Potekhin. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an office in Tel Aviv, Israel.

CyCognito's mission is to help organizations eliminate their most critical security risks, which are often unknown to them: assets and attack vectors that are part of the organization’s IT ecosystem but may not be managed by IT and security teams because they are in various cloud, partner and subsidiary environments, or are abandoned.

CyCognito's platform maps all Internet-exposed assets in an organization, determines their business context (i.e., relevance), detects and prioritizes attack vectors, and recommends remediation steps. It is the first platform to fully expose and map the organization’s entire attack surface.

CyCognito's next-generation security risk assessment platform enables leading brands around the world to autonomously discover, enumerate, and prioritize their organization’s shadow risk based upon a global analysis of their external attack surface and the attack vectors that a real attacker would likely exploit.

CyCognito platform continuously analyzes 3.5 billion internet-exposed assets and maps them to thousands of organizations, which has yielded some eye-opening research. Organizations report that they were effectively blind to as many as 75% of their assets prior to using the CyCognito platform. The CyCognito platform uses a unique reconnaissance process supported by a 60,000+ node botnet that surveils assets from multiple locations around the world.


CyCognito is backed by Lightspeed Partners, Sorenson Ventures, UpWest, Dan Scheinman and others. The company raised $23M from a latest Series A financing on Nov 19, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $23M over 1 Round (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Palo Alto
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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