SightGain Wins Third Annual DataTribe Challenge

Industry’s First Continuous Cybersecurity Readiness Platform Wins Prestigious Startup Award

Washington, DC, December 11, 2020 — SightGain is the winner of the Third Annual DataTribe Challenge. Hosted by DataTribe, the cyber startup foundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, SightGain was chosen for the startup’s Cybersecurity Readiness Platform that uses exploits from across the MITRE ATT&CK framework to evaluate cybersecurity readiness and make high confidence investment decisions.

The DataTribe Challenge is a unique annual competition that brings together entrepreneurs from around the world in search of identifying technology startups with a vision to disrupt cybersecurity and data science. As the 2020 DataTribe Challenge winner, SightGain will move forward in the investment process with DataTribe to receive up to $2 million in seed capital.

“We are thrilled to award SightGain as the winner of the Third Annual DataTribe Challenge,” said Mike Janke, co-founder of DataTribe. “SightGain exemplifies DataTribe’s mission to partner with world-class companies and advance the state-of-the-art in cybersecurity and data science.”

SightGain’s patent-pending capability first evaluates an enterprise’s readiness posture – identifying weaknesses in the live production environment and providing tailored recommendations to improve readiness. It is the only risk management platform that evaluates cybersecurity readiness by automatically testing how well an organization’s technology, processes, and personnel detect and prevent actual malicious attacks. From this information, SightGain automatically quantifies an organization’s financial, data loss, and downtime risk exposure. Synthesizing this information, SightGain dashboards enable executives and board members to identify the best cybersecurity investments for a company’s mission and budget.

“SightGain is transforming the executive conversation for cybersecurity by providing empiric data about current readiness, operational risk, and investment recommendations,” said Christian Sorensen, CEO of SightGain. “Rather than chasing vulnerabilities and reacting with another substantial technology investment, our Continuous Readiness Platform enables CISOs to pinpoint the actual deficiencies and make investment decisions that are supported by empiric data. No other solution can do this.”

About SightGain

SightGainSightGain is the only risk management solution focused on cybersecurity readiness. Unlike typical IRM solutions that estimate readiness using industry benchmark data and compliance checklists, SightGain tests and measures readiness using real-world attack simulations in a customer’s live environment. These results are used to make improvements across cybersecurity people, process, and technology. Once current readiness is tuned, SightGain combines emperic readiness data with business information and threat intelligence to prioritize long term investments. For more information, visit

About DataTribe

DataTribe is a startup foundry that invests in and co-builds world class startups focused on generational leaps in cybersecurity and data science. Founded by leading investors, start-up veterans and alumni of the U.S. intelligence community, DataTribe commits capital, in-kind services, access to an unparalleled network, and decades of professional expertise to give their companies an unfair advantage. DataTribe is headquartered in the Washington-Baltimore metro area, in Fulton, Maryland. For more information, visit