Prior to founding FiniteState, Matt’s background was in a very large company, Battelle, and we spend the first third of the podcast talking about making the transition to the start up and lessons for others who might be making that move. We also discuss why, and how best, large companies spin out technology.
The utility asset owner funded Energy Impact Partners’ investment in Finite State and what this will mean beyond the money.
The Finite State firmware assessment solution that includes creating a SBOM, looking for hardcoded credentials, looking for functions with security risks, …. and the result is a multi-faceted risk score and a lot of details.
We spend the last third focused on how the knowledge a tool or service like Finite State provides would be used and the business models around this. Is the industry ready for this? Who would pay for it? What if all the products are judged to be crap?