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.