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Karim Toubba
Chief Executive Officer
Karim is a cybersecurity industry veteran who cares about innovation, leadership and solving complex problems that matter in infosec and beyond. Follow his blogs for insights on these and other topics.

WHAT HE REALLY DOES: Runs one of the most innovative security teams in the business, bar none.


WHY READ HIS BLOG: With nearly two decades in security, Karim has the industry chops to derive lasting meaning from industry events. His blogs are also informed by the culture at Kenna—a culture built around customers, trust and character.


ODD FACT: Speaks three languages—but puts even more energy into perfecting his latte art (and yes, we’re talking about hearts and flowers.)

Read My Posts

Evolving Vulnerability Management: Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Kenna Security

Chances are that if you’re reading this, you have probably heard the incredible news that Cisco announced its intent to acquire Kenna Security. For additional detail, please read Cisco’s press release and blog about this news. When I joined Kenna Security seven years ago, the industry was in what Ed Bellis would describe as the…

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Now More Than Ever, the Future Is Everything

How would you sum up 2020? Challenging? Dismaying? Derailing? All would likely apply.  But trying times tend to pull people together, and we are seeing this daily with our customers, partners and employees. And with the news about the efficacy and imminent availability of several COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope on the horizon that 2021…

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An open letter from Karim Toubba, CEO of Kenna Security

We are in unprecedented times, and like all of you, Kenna Security is focused on providing our services to customers while ensuring the health and safety of our employees, families, and communities.  We understand that the customers we serve are also focused on these same goals and must maintain business continuity through this ever-evolving situation….

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Five Years In, RBVM Has Shifted Into Overdrive

Just about five years ago, I posted my first blog as this company’s freshly minted CEO. If you read it, you can sense I was excited about the team I came here to lead, and doubly so for the future we were building. In a triumph of brevity, I needed just 383 words to offer…

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Poised for Growth: Kenna Security Announces Series D Funding

Right now is an exciting time for Kenna Security. We are in an unprecedented time of growth, change, and acceleration. As such, we just announced our newest round of funding—series D at $48 million. This latest round brings Kenna’s total raised to $98 million. It also adds Sorenson Capital and Citi Ventures as new investors….

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From the Desk of the CEO: Looking Back to Look Forward

With our employee all-hands and sales kickoff event just behind us and RSAC coming in early March, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what I’ve seen, what I’m thankful for in my time here at Kenna, and what I look forward to in the coming year. In October of 2014, I started…

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