For this edition of the Making Oregon podcast we bring you one interview divided into two parts. We chat with Portland startup founder Stephen Ridley, the founder of Senrio. Senrio is an entirely new approach to data security, a Software as a Service product that unveils solutions and tools to provide unprecedented visibility and intelligence into the IoT devices all around us, a long-considered "blindspot" in cybersecurity.
In the this part 1, we ask Stephen to tell us about his path from teenage hacker to working for the Department of Defense, Wall Street banks and social media companies. He’ll tell us how his love of research eventually lead him to become an entrepreneur—two pursuits that require very different skill sets.
He’ll describe Senrio, how it works, and what makes it different from other security applications. We’ll learn how it addresses the vulnerabilities found in embedded systems. And we’ll explain how ubiquitous embedded systems are—and here’s a hint—they exist in yo