Get 1:1 advice from experienced founders and industry experts in the cyber security space.

Amir Tarighat

Amir Tarighat

Co-founder & CEO – Agency, Y Combinator Alum
Y Combinator

Amir Tarighat is the co-founder and CEO of Agency, an enterprise cybersecurity startup backed by Y Combinator (W22). He is a software developer and cybersecurity expert who enjoys advising founders on early-stage sales, GTM, and fundraising. Amir graduated from Harvard University with a more

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What Does a Cybersecurity Expert & Mentor Do?

A cyber mentor is an accomplished cybersecurity industry professional who uses their experience to aid founders in the cybersecurity market with business strategy advice, technical expertise, and more. Many cybersecurity advisors are founders of cybersecurity startups of their own.

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a combination of systems and efforts designed to protect organizations against external or internal digital threats, including (but not limited to) malware attacks and data theft.

Defending against cyber attacks is a critical part of operating almost any kind of company in both the private and public sectors. Government cybersecurity is a significant market right now as the U.S. federal government continues to make progress toward its goal of implementing zero trust cybersecurity for all government agencies by the end of the 2024 fiscal year. This abundance of available government cybersecurity contracts presents a prime opportunity for emerging cybersecurity startups.

What Are the Most Common Cybersecurity Threats?

Cyber criminals have many methods at their disposal with which to target vulnerable digital infrastructures. Some of the most frequently encountered cyber threats include the following:

Every organization needs an effective cybersecurity strategy to combat digital threats like these, which is why there’s a market for cybersecurity startup ideas.

What Can a Cybersecurity Mentor Do for You?

A cybersecurity mentor can advise you as you build your cybersecurity startup and answer many of the questions you have about the cybersecurity industry — questions like:

A mentor from Mentorcam can answer questions like these and support you along your startup journey with a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge. Your mentor can offer advice as you navigate the rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape, as well as inspire you with expert insights you won’t find anywhere else.

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