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Obsidian Makes the CNBC 2019 Upstart 100 List

We are delighted to share that CNBC has included Obsidian in its 3rd annual Upstart 100, a prestigious list that showcases promising companies breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names. Obsidian emerged as one of the most promising startups to watch from among hundreds of nominees.

In 2019, Obsidian’s cloud detection and response (CDR) solution protected cloud environments of organizations across financial, healthcare, education, telecommunications, retail and talent sectors from account takeover, insider threat and poor security hygiene. Security teams are using Obsidian to mitigate identity risk early, and detect, investigate and respond to threats in the cloud, such as compromised passwords, suspicious download activity, users bypassing single sign-on and logging into services directly, and admins not using MFA.

“We’re honored to be featured alongside up-and-coming companies going for outsized impact in their industries,” said Glenn Chisholm, co-founder and CEO of Obsidian. “Today, existing security solutions  are insufficient for detecting attacks targeting legitimate user and service accounts. Our mission is to enable organizations to defend against growing rates of account compromise by providing consolidated visibility with enriched user context. To date, we’ve built a top notch team of engineers and data scientists. We’re currently ramping up our go-to-market activities to reach more customers.”

To be selected for the CNBC Upstart 100, CNBC sought technology-driven startups that are experiencing rapid growth due to their innovative products, apps, tools or services. Companies were scored on a wide range of quantitative metrics including scalability, sales and user growth, intellectual property and more. 

Thank you CNBC for recognizing how Obsidian is bringing new capabilities to the cloud security stack. Congratulations to the startups that made the list: