Living Security Raises $5M to Gamify Cybersecurity Training

by Gordon Gottsegen
April 10, 2020
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Human error plays a large role in creating cybersecurity risks. Part of this has to do with the fact that keeping yourself or your organization secure online isn’t always instinctual. In fact, it can be complicated or, worse, it can be boring.

Still, with almost every company operating at least part of its business online, it’s important for them to take cybersecurity seriously. Austin-based Living Security believes the best way to teach people cybersecurity is by making it fun.

The startup gives individuals cybersecurity training through a gamified platform that’s supposed to make learning enjoyable. Its flagship product is its Cyber Escape Room, where teams of employees solve puzzles together that teach them about cybersecurity best practices.

Now, the company is ready to take this gamified cybersecurity training approach to the next level. Living Security just announced the closing of its $5 million Series A funding round. The funding round was first reported by Crunchbase and confirmed by the company.

This new round of funding will help the company grow to meet increased demand. Living Security currently works with over 70 enterprise-level companies, including CVS Health, MassMutual and Amerisource. It hopes that it’s able to attract even more customers by making cybersecurity training exciting and engaging.

“We wanted to make cybersecurity more tangible for people by providing them with something fun to do while learning about it,” Living Security founder and CEO Ashley Rose told Crunchbase.

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