We believe in the power of human intelligence at scale.

Hi, we’re Nudge Security, and we are transforming the human element of cybersecurity.

We are a group of people who grew up in cybersecurity and spent decades building and growing market-shaping cybersecurity companies, products, and research to protect global organizations against emerging and evolving cyber risks.

Our co-founders, Jaime Blasco and Russell Spitler, created and operated the world’s largest open threat intelligence community, the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange, now operated by AT&T Alien Labs. Today, OTX has over 180,000 active participants worldwide, whose collective contributions fuel the threat detection tools for tens of thousands of enterprises. 

This experience of building a massive, global network of cybersecurity researchers and practitioners for collective defense cultivated our deep understanding and appreciation for the power of human intelligence at scale. 

This ethos inspired Nudge Security. We believe that every employee has the potential to behave in ways that support and strengthen the organization’s cybersecurity posture, it's just not always simple or straightforward to do so. We are changing that. Our mission is to secure modern organizations through the power of the modern workforce. 

The future of cybersecurity centers on people, our digital identities, and our behaviors online. By combining our cybersecurity expertise with a modern understanding of human psychology, we believe we can positively influence employees’ behaviors and foster secure organizations.  

We are creating a new generation of cybersecurity solutions built for people, not around people. Join us on this mission by being part of our launch team. You'll help accelerate our roadmap with early and privileged access to our product.


Meet the founders

Russell Spitler

Russell Spitler

Co-founder and CEO

Russell has over 15 years of experience building products and startup companies that secure organizations worldwide. Most recently, Russell served as VP of Products and Strategy at AT&T Cybersecurity, one of the world’s top-five largest managed security service providers (MSSPs).

Prior to acquisition by AT&T, Russell led products at AlienVault where he drove mass market adoption of full-stack threat detection and response solutions. He was a co-founder of the Open Threat Exchange, the world’s largest open threat intelligence community with over 180,000 global participants today.

Earlier in his career, Russell led products at Fortify Software, a company that established the now $12.9 billion application security market and dominated the leadership quadrant of the Gartner MQ for 11 straight years.

Jaime Blasco

Jaime Blasco

Co-founder and CTO

Jaime is a renowned security researcher with experience across network security, malware analysis, and incident response. Most recently, Jaime was VP at AT&T Cybersecurity, where he led AT&T Alien Labs, the threat intelligence and data science unit for AT&T Cybersecurity.

Prior to acquisition by AT&T, Jaime served as Chief Scientist at AlienVault, where he researched emerging and evolving global threats to fuel AlienVault's threat detection and response mechanisms. He co-founded the Open Threat Exchange, the world’s largest open threat intelligence community with over 180,000 global participants.

Earlier in his career, Jaime founded multiple startups related to web application security, source code analysis, and incident response. His research is frequently cited in international publications such as New York Times, WIRED, Washington Post, and Al Jazeera.

Backed by leading cybersecurity investors


Nudge Security is proudly funded by Ballistic Ventures, a VC firm solely dedicated to early-stage cybersecurity and cyber-related companies. 

Ballistic Ventures partners have spent their entire careers defending against every cyber threat conceivable. Combined, they have founded, operated, or funded over 90 successful cybersecurity firms, led over ten thousand security professionals globally and have 40+ years of experience in venture capital.

Visit www.ballisticventures.com for more.

"Nudge Security defines an entirely new category of cybersecurity, one that has gone ignored for far too long."


Let's build security that works for modern work, together.

Does our mission resonate with you? Do you like to nerd out on interdisciplinary aspects of cybersecurity? Are you mildly obsessed about good design and modern software development practices? If so, we want to get to know you. 

As we grow our fully remote team at Nudge Security, we want to create opportunities around stellar candidates. To hell with annoying job application forms and stuffy CVs. Send us your email address and profile (e.g., GitHub, LinkedIn, portfolio site) and we'll check it out.

We love that this industry draws in people from all walks of life. We strongly believe that diverse teams are essential to success, and we encourage all interested candidates to reach out to us.

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