Cybersecurity firm c/side raises $1.7m to enhance browser security

Cybersecurity firm c/side raises $1.7m to enhance browser security

Cybersecurity company c/side, which specialises in monitoring, optimising, and securing vulnerable browser-side third-party scripts, has emerged from stealth with $1.7m in funding.

The pre-seed round was led by Scribble Ventures, with additional investments from Roar Ventures, Kathy Korevec, Dan Scheinman, Jason Warner, Mike Taylor, Kevin Van Gundy, Zain Rizavi, Daniel Lopez, Dan Smith, and Nick Gianos.

C/side is developing unique AI-fueled solutions to address zero-day attacks in the browser supply chain. The funding will be utilised to accelerate product development, partner programmes, and go-to-market initiatives.

Kevin Weil, operator in residence, Scribble Ventures, said, “c/side is a pioneering cybersecurity company dedicated to securing the browser supply chain against zero-day attacks.

“The c/side team—with decades of web security expertise acquired at JP Morgan, Cloudflare, Vercel, and Microsoft—understands how big of a security and compliance challenge third-party scripts are, and what needs to be done to ensure browser security. We’re excited to support their growth and watch them revolutionize the web security industry.”

Breaches from third-party scripts continue to be a significant cybersecurity challenge. Undetected breaches can instantly jeopardise millions of users’ data, leading to significant financial and reputational losses. While third-party scripts add useful functionality like ads, captchas, analytics, and chatbots, many of these scripts are not optimised for performance and run on infrastructure prone to hijacking. As companies increasingly adopt security solutions to protect against inbound attacks and review their own code quality, attacks directed at a user’s browser using external scripts are becoming more advanced and common.

Simon Wijckmans, founder and CEO, c/side, said, “At c/side, we are creating a toolkit that handles third-party scripts with an advanced proxy service.

“With our unique, AI-fueled detection engine, we enable customers to solve a massive security hole while also improving the performance of their website by up to 30%. Our approach of applying AI to redefine modern web security solves previously unsolvable problems—it shows our innovative edge, but also underscores our dedication to redefining the possibilities within web security. I’ve seen this challenge—and its repercussions—first-hand throughout my career, and my personal goal is to put an end to the entire attack vector.”

The availability of c/side’s toolkit aligns with the Security Standards Council’s rollout of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard V4.0 (PCI DSS 4.0). The standard calls for stricter security, and c/side’s technology is designed for businesses navigating the complexities of compliance and security in the digital payment space.

C/side simplifies meeting compliance requirements related to third-party scripts, offering solutions that provide seamless compliance, even for businesses on the platform’s free tier. C/side’s toolkit offers continuous real-time monitoring and scanning of scripts leveraging AI, ensuring immediate detection and neutralising threats. This proactive approach removes harmful scripts instantly, preserving a secure online experience for businesses and consumers alike.

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