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Macromedia is an american graphics and web development software company.

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‘If you’re working in security, there are going to be crises’

Apr 12, 2022

5 seconds ago Save article Nitro’s David Lenoe talks about the personality trait that makes him well suited to an infosec career and why the industry literally has a lot of job security right now. For David Lenoe, the topic of security was first brought to his attention when he was working on a product team at Macromedia that went through a third-party security review. He enjoyed learning about security vulnerabilities and was soon asked to help out the company’s lone security process. “I really liked the process of setting up a new security programme. We started hiring more people and things started to get more progressively more exciting/challenging/interesting in the security space,” he told SiliconRepublic.com. “At that point, I was committed!” Lenoe now works as a vice-president in security and engineering foundations at software company Nitro. ‘Once you have security in your title, you’ll get a lot of interest from recruiters’ – DAVID LENOE What brought you to your current job? I spent a long time helping to build the security team and programme at Adobe after Macromedia was acquired by Adobe in 2005. During the early days of the pandemic, I started to think more about my time on the brand-new security team at Macromedia and how much fun it was working at a small company. Sometime later, Nitro reached out to me about a role on their security team. I loved the company culture and liked the idea of working on a nascent security programme at a growing company. It was a little scary stepping away from a company and team I was very comfortable with, but the people at Nitro have made it a really easy transition! What were the biggest surprises or challenges you encountered in cybersecurity? In terms of surprises and challenges in my security career, it’s the usual story for me – zero-days, incidents, breaches. Good times! I dealt with these challenges poorly at first – in other words, getting really stressed – but over time I tried to focus more on the things that I could control and on letting go of the things I couldn’t. I also tried to look at each of these challenges as learning experiences. If you’re working in security, it’s inevitable that there are going to be crises. It’s important to try to tackle them in a healthy way. Was there any one person who was particularly influential as your career developed? Brad Arkin, former CSO at Adobe and current CSO at Cisco, has been and continues to be a big influence for me in my security career. He’s a great leader, lots of security experience, and doesn’t take himself too seriously. Prior to Brad, Karen Catlin, another former manager, was a big influence on me – she always put people first and I felt like she was looking out for me and for the team. That’s the kind of employee I aspire to be. What do you enjoy most about your job? Besides working together with smart people whose company I really enjoy, I like the idea that my job is, to paraphrase the TV show Silicon Valley, helping to make the world a better place. What aspects of your personality do you feel make you suited to cybersecurity? I have been told that I present as very calm even during stressful times. Although I may not feel calm inside, I gather that this trait helps to defuse tense situations. What can people expect from career progression in the cybersecurity industry? To make a terrible pun, there’s a lot of job security in our area of focus these days. Most organisations, big and small, have to contend with cybersecurity and privacy challenges right now – so there are a lot of opportunities. Depending on whether you want to be a hands-on practitioner or pursue a leadership track (or both), you can find a position that will help you grow. I like to focus first on finding people that I want to work with, and then go from there – Nitro was a great fit in this regard. What advice would you give to those considering a career in cybersecurity? If there’s a security team at your organisation, spend time with them, ask them how you can help, volunteer to be a security champion, etc. There’s almost always a lot of work to do and a lot to learn as well. If there isn’t a security team, suggest that you might be able to start one! Or at least be a part-time specialist. See if you like it and bail out if you don’t. And once you have security in your title, odds are that you’ll get a lot of interest from recruiters. 10 things you need to know direct to your inbox every weekday. Sign up for the  Daily Brief , Silicon Republic’s digest of essential sci-tech news.

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Macromedia Investments

7 Investments

Macromedia has made 7 investments. Their latest investment was in Moxi Digital as part of their Series A on April 4, 2001.

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Macromedia Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

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4/6/2001

Series A

Moxi Digital

$67M

Yes

10/13/2000

Series B

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$99M

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0

9/8/2000

Series B

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$99M

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7/14/2000

Series B

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$99M

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0

4/17/2000

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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Date

4/6/2001

10/13/2000

9/8/2000

7/14/2000

4/17/2000

Round

Series A

Series B

Series B

Series B

Unattributed VC

Company

Moxi Digital

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$67M

$99M

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New?

Yes

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Macromedia Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Macromedia has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Context Media on August 23, 2005.

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8/23/2005

Acquired

4/12/2002

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8/23/2005

4/12/2002

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

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Macromedia Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Macromedia acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Alterego Networks on November 03, 2002.

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Sources

11/3/2002

Series B

$99M

$35.1M

Acquired

12/15/1999

Series D

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1/1/1970

Series B

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Date

11/3/2002

12/15/1999

1/1/1970

Investment Stage

Series B

Series D

Series B

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$35.1M

$99M

$99M

Note

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