Picus Security

Picus Security is a leading platform for Breach and Attack Simulation. The company allows your security teams to challenge their security controls with real attacks before cybercriminals do.

Picus Security offers Continuous Security Validation and Mitigation as the most proactive approach to ensure cyber-resilience.

Picus Security was founded in 2013 by Hamdi Alper Memis, Volkan Ertürk, Süleyman Özarslan, & Aycan İrican. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in Ankara, Turkey and Farnborough, LondonFarnborough, London, UK.

The Picus Platform measures the effectiveness of defenses by using emerging threat samples in production environments, providing the insight required to build the right security strategy to better manage complex operations.

Picus developed Agile SecOps methodology in order to help enterprises beat threats systematically and overcome the most common challenges they face everyday. With its unique security validation approach, the Picus Platform identifies imminent threats, enables the most viable defense actions and helps businesses understand cybersecurity risks.


Picus helps close the gap between the security stack and imminent threats with holistic security effectiveness assessments for on-premises and cloud environments. It also helps companies double their threat stopping success rate in just weeks and sustain it.


Picus Security is backed by ACT Venture Partners, Earlybird, Melih Odemis, ScaleX Ventures among others. The company raised $5M from a "Series A" financing on Oct 25, 2019. This brings Picus Security's total funding to $6.7M to date.


Picus has recently been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Security and Risk Management, 2H19 by Gartner. Picus was distinguished as one of the top 10 innovative cyber startups by PwC and the most innovative Infosec Startup of the year by Cyber Defense Magazine.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $6.7M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: $5M-$10M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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