About Us

Expertise

RunSafe Security was founded by veteran cybersecurity professionals with reputations for building disruptive technology and prior exits to Samsung. The team believes in innovation that can be deployed easily, economically, and elegantly. We are focused on shifting the cyber advantage from the attacker to the defender.

The RunSafe Security Story

Very few in cybersecurity deeply understand both attacker mindset and techniques; how they deliberate; how they create exploits and how they prioritize targets. There is a wide knowledge gap between attacker mentality and defender methodology that stacks the odds in favor of an attacker. That’s because attackers only need to find a single access point to infiltrate a network, while defenders must protect each and every asset 24/7/365.

Recognizing this plight, many security teams spend significant time, money and resources deploying cybersecurity products in a futile effort to protect assets. However, the available tools cannot keep up with evolving threats and multiplying vulnerabilities – especially those proliferating from the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). As a result, organizations remain exposed, susceptible and often defenseless.

RunSafe Security is the pioneer of a unique cyberhardening technology for vulnerable embedded systems and devices. The company is led by former U.S. government cybersecurity specialists who know how attackers think about problems, how they weaponize attacks and how they choose targets.

With the ability to make every embedded system and device functionally identical but logically unique, RunSafe Security renders threats inert by eliminating attack vectors, significantly reducing vulnerabilities and denying malware the uniformity required to propagate. By precluding a single exploit from spreading across devices, RunSafe Security disrupts the traditional economics of attacks and denies the routine tactics and techniques that attackers prefer. Finally, the odds of an attacker compromising a vulnerability are in the defender’s favor.

Read how we disrupt the traditional economics of cyberattacks and deny both routine and advanced techniques of attackers.

Our Mission

RunSafe Security’s seeks to apply its comprehensive knowledge of attacker tools and techniques to render cyber threats inert.

Our Team

Joe Saunders, Founder & CEO

Joe Saunders
Founder & CEO
Joe Saunders has more than 25 years of leadership, business building, and startup experience having served in a variety of business development and general management roles for high growth companies. Prior to founding RunSafe Security, Joe served as director of Thomson Reuters Special Services, where he led analytical solutions to help law enforcement agencies identify national security threats. Joe previously led the digital technology division of AIMS Worldwide and was a member of the management team at TARGUSinfo, which was acquired by Neustar for $750M in 2011. Joe started his career as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers building quantitative models for financial institutions. Joe has a BS degree in mathematics from University of Michigan, a MS in predictive analytics from Northwestern University, and an MBA from George Mason University. He is the founder of Children’s Voice International, a 501(c) 3 non-profit that restores the rights of abandoned, neglected, trafficked, and exiled children worldwide.

Doug Britton, Chief Technology Officer

Doug Britton
Chief Technology Officer
Doug Britton is a cyber and mobile security pioneer, a patent holder, and business leader. Prior to joining RunSafe, Doug served as founder and CEO of Kaprica Security where he successfully developed groundbreaking technologies, including the sale of its mobile device management business to Samsung. Doug spent several years at Lockheed Martin, including serving as the Program Manager for Advanced Cyber Technologies where he led a large scale government cyber program after building a team of 30 world-class, nationally sought-after hackers, managers, and business development leaders. A trained computer scientist, Doug started his career in the National Center for Supercomputing Applicaitons at the University of Illinois before serving as a Russian Linguist and Interrogator in the US Army.

Simon Hartley, Vice President of Business Development

Simon Hartley
Vice President of Business Development
With over 20 years’ experience in enterprise software sales, marketing and product management, Simon Hartley is a nationally-recognized thought leader in cybersecurity, mobility, IoT technology, and cyber law and policy.
Before joining RunSafe Security, Simon was vice president of sales and marketing at Kaprica Security, focusing on its Tachyon product which was acquired by Samsung in late 2016. Prior to Kaprica, Simon held several executive roles in enterprise mobility and cybersecurity companies such as DMI, Thursby Software, Red Hat, HP, and Capgemini, managing clients spanning the U.S. Department of Defense, federal law enforcement, hospital systems and vehicle fleets.
Simon holds a BS degree in physics from Manchester University, with graduate studies completed at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and at Cornell University, where he studied cybersecurity, law and business. In addition, Simon is CISSP, CEH and CMDSP certified.

Lisa Silverman, Vice President of Marketing

Lisa Silverman
Vice President of Marketing

Lisa Silverman is an accomplished marketing executive with broad experience in utilizing new technology to expand product portfolios. Lisa’s background includes product management, marketing, and strategic planning for both large enterprises and small businesses.

Prior to RunSafe Security, Lisa served as director of product management for workplace safety at American Red Cross, where she introduced simulation learning for First Aid and CPR. Lisa drove the strategy, definition, and execution of new offerings as vice president of market development of Localeze, the local search division of TARGUSinfo. As director of product management for Total Care at AOL, she led all business initiatives surrounding the launch of a PC security offering. Previously, she led new product management and partner marketing at Network Solutions and managed conferencing marketing MCI Worldcom. Lisa holds a BA in economics and mathematics from Brandeis University and an MS in management from MIT Sloan.

Board of Directors

Joe Saunders, Founder & CEO

Joe Saunders
Founder & CEO

Doug Britton, Chief Technology Officer

Doug Britton
Chief Technology Officer

Bill Stulb, President and COO, Spectrum Comm

Bill Stulb
President and COO, Spectrum Comm

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Joe Addegio, PARTNER

Joe Addegio
PARTNER, ALSOP LOUIE PARTNERS

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Technical Board of Advisors

Avi Rubin, Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute Johns Hopkins University

Avi Rubin
Professor, Johns Hopkins University

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Michael W. Wellman, CEO and Founder Virgil Security

Michael W. Wellman
CEO and Founder Virgil Security

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Bill Crowell, SOCIO, ALSOP LOUIE PARTNERS

Bill Crowell
PARTNER, ALSOP LOUIE PARTNERS

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