Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Tom Byrnes, Founder and CEO of ThreatSTOP.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, ThreatSTOP uses real-time curated threat intelligence to block threats at firewalls, routers and DNS servers, which isn’t new, but until now has required large security teams, expensive threat intel feeds, and significant manual effort. ThreatSTOP’s cloud platform uses security automation to make it possible for companies of any size to defend their networks with real-time threat intelligence. 

ThreatSTOP’s world-class security team curates the latest threat information from more than 50 public and proprietary sources including trust groups and law enforcement, and dynamically updates your policy as the threat landscape changes.

Tom is a long-standing member of the global cybersecurity community, serving in the U.S. Army for 13 years and ultimately joining the seminal tactical networking group. In the private sector, Tom’s work started with designing large-scale global networks and providing technical advice and leadership for a number of successful startups that all resulted in successful acquisitions. Tom holds two patents in network security using DNS and is credited as the inventor on two additional patent applications. An active member of the IEEE, ISSA, and Infragard, Tom speaks regularly at conferences on the topic of security. Ever the adventurer, Tom is an off-road racing enthusiast and was part of the JCR/Honda team that won seven Baja 1000 races in a row from 2007 to 2014. When not on the road securing the world or seeking the unknown, he lives in North San Diego County with his wife, two sons, and their rescue dog.

Tom shares how and why ThreatSTOP was formed. He advises entrepreneurs and investors and shares how he sees the cybersecurity industry evolving.

You can visit ThreatSTOP at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

Tom can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at

Music courtesy of Bensound

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