Founding CISO


We’re solving the biggest problem in cyber

Cyber attacks are plaguing small businesses. They're up 1,000% in the past 5 years, and 60% of small businesses go under shortly after an attack. Businesses increasingly want to take action by getting cyber insurance, but struggle to get it for lacking basic cybersecurity measures that are pre-requisites for coverage.

Enter 1Fort - we make cyber insurance seamless for small businesses. Our platform meets the needs of insurance brokers and their business clients:

1Fort for Brokers empowers insurance brokers with everything to place cyber insurance. We enable them to grow their book of business by enabling to assess the financial impact from cyber threats for their clients, get cyber quotes from top carriers, distribute cybersecurity software (required for coverage) and offer premium financing.

1Fort for Businesses provides the businesses with a platform to access their cyber insurance policy along with a simple to use, enterprise-grade and all-in-one cybersecurity product that enables them to meet the security requirements for cyber insurance coverage and reduce their cyber risk by preventing attacks.

A bit about who we are

We’re still in stealth mode. But we can tell you our team has past experience in insurance, cybersecurity and B2B SaaS growth, and we’ve raised capital from VCs, including Village Global, On Deck, Operator Partners, Company Ventures, Character VC and 8-Bit Capital. We also have a team of advisors that include the CISO of a Fortune 500 and former executive of a major cyber insurance carrier.

You’ll have outsized impact and ownership

As Founding CISO, you'll take on many of the responsibilities expected in a founder. Main responsibilities include:

  • Own the end-to-end development of major security features
  • Ensure the reliability and security of software and processes
  • Work closely with the product team to develop and prioritize major features
  • Ingest security posture data for cyber risk quantification and underwriting
  • Mentor and motivate software developers
  • Hire junior-level security engineers
  • Contribute to major UI / UX decisions
  • Make key infrastructure / architectural decisions

Though beyond all that, you'll help us shape 1Fort's culture and vision, hire new talent, grow our user base, and support customers. What's important to us is someone who is comfortable in being cross-functional, scrappy, entrepreneurial and working in a fast-moving environment.

As for our tech stack:


  • Python, Google Cloud, AWS, PostgreSQL


  • ReactJS, NextJS, Typescript, Swift, .NET

Enjoy asymmetric upside

  • 5+ years of security software engineering experience
  • Proven ability to lead and scale security teams
  • Able to create and apply processes and tools to increase development efficiencies
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Good understanding of REST API design and implementation
  • Able to proactively take on challenges and point out areas of improvement

Choose how you want to work

Fully remote? Go for it. Hybrid? We co-locate in NYC. Your choice.

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