According to Paul Lanzi, Co-Founder and COO of Remediant, the last time something new was launched in the privileged access arena was in 1999. While the threat landscape has evolved significantly, the advancements to combat those threats have been nonexistent.

Remediant is here to change that. 


SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New regulations from the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding the management and protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) have caused a stir among defense contractor IT teams around the globe. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012 requires that DoD contractors meet the specific security standards described in NIST Special Publication 800-171 to ensure that CUI is protected. Defense contractors undertook significant efforts to meet the December 31, 2017 deadline, only to find that the technology solutions available to meet the requirements were limited. However, a San Francisco startup has solved some of the greatest technical challenges in the new regulations in a completely unique way. 


No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats. Now, there’s a new risk to our privacy and security: Our cell phone numbers are being used increasingly by information brokers as the window to personal information that’s kept by nearly all corporations, financial institutions, and, yes, social media networks.  


Optiv Security has lost one of its top executives, as its Vice President of Cloud Security and Strategy JD Sherry left the security solution provider this month to take a position at privileged account management startup Remediant.

Sherry will now serve as chief revenue officer at Remediant, which offers a platform called SecureONE for visibility, just-in-time administration, and enforcement around privileged accounts. Sherry announced his transition on his LinkedIn profile. 


There’s been no shortage of unsettling security news in the past few months. The most recent Yahoo! hack and widespread Internet of Things outage are just the latest in a series of pervasive and increasingly alarming attacks. Oh, and there’s that little matter of the presidential election. As the Chinese say, though, in crisis there is opportunity.

Against this backdrop, I recently sat down with Paul Lanzi, co-founder and COO at security startup Remediant. The following are excerpts from our conversation.