Why Your Chief Executive Should Wear a Hoodie

In the early days of a startup, once your company achieved scale, the technical founder would step back to be replaced with a “professional chief executive”. This used to be commonplace; everyone from Cisco to eBay went through the management team merry-go-round. But the tide is turning and there is a growing acceptance that the [...]

Why Malwarebytes for Mac

As some of you may have already seen, we released Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac last week. Prior to the release of the new product, I was of the mindset that Macs were not vulnerable to malware. So what changed my mind? Doug Swanson, my former CTO at Malwarebytes (and current board member!) e-mailed me about a cool product called AdwareMedic he [...]

Poor Communication Can Cost You $52,140.60

Over the weekend, I received several cryptic e-mails from my CFO, Mark Harris, asking if I had approved the wire template for "the wire I had requested." We were in the process of making a few wire transfers on Monday but I had already approved those and communicated that to him. He repeated the question a [...]

Best Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

"Marry the believers, divorce the naysayers." My CFO said that when I first met him; it's what his previous CEO used to tell him. Get the wrong people off of the bus and keep the right people on. Unfortunately, this advice is hard to follow most of the time.

Location, Location, Location!

Sounds like something a real estate agent would shout at you while selling you a house, right? Well, sort of. Just like a grocer may perform a location survey to determine the best place for their store, i.e. the corner versus in a back alley, as an entrepreneur starting a business it is absolutely critical to choose your location. [...]

TIL What a Warrant Canary Is

A warrant canary is a colloquial term for a regularly published statement that a service provider has not received legal process that it would be prohibited from saying it had received. Once a service provider does receive legal process, the speech prohibition goes into place, and the canary statement is removed. Source In a nutshell, a [...]

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It's been almost 3 years since my last post. I logged into WordPress with 30 or so updates and 13,074 spam comments awaiting action. Things have been busy at Malwarebytes, we're growing extremely fast and are about to hit 250 employees worldwide. Some days are great, some days are tough, but we keep cranking. I [...]

Malwarebytes Makes Appearance on The Office

I like to have background noise as I answer work e-mails. Typically, I leave Netflix streaming and every so often I glance at the television. While watching The Office, I noticed something very interesting. If you look at the bottom right corner of the screen, on the monitor, you'll see Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed on the [...]

Malwarebytes Launches Enterprise Edition

Forgive my absence, I've been chained to a headset on several press calls per day for the last few weeks. Now that the press tour is basically over, I'm able to happily announce the launch of an exciting new product, Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition. This thing is awesome. Seriously. So much work has gone into this product [...]

Launch of Malwarebytes Gear Store

It's been a while since my last post. Unfortunately, I've been really busy and the only thing I have to show for it is the launch of our Malwarebytes gear store. So far it's only t-shirts, but more to come. I definitely got some weird looks at Defcon while wearing the "eater of bytes" shirt. [...]