About US

Building the future

Almanna (Al-Mah-Na) is a Norse word meaning “For Everyone”. Couple that with our love for all things cybersecurity, and it describes cybersecurity for everyone.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to get started and make an impact in the cybersecurity industry. The threat landscape is shifting daily, and explosive growth in security venture investment makes it hard to start or even keep up.  Fortunately, though, the problems are many and you can still make an impact, so long as you are purposeful, strategic, and more focused and strategic today than in years past.

At Almanna we have over 50 years’ experience running successful and profitable cybersecurity companies.  Our recommendations and critiques are based on years of cybersecurity leadership across technical, operational, and executive roles.

Our Focus

Our focus is simple and absolute — we help cybersecurity businesses achieve their business goals.  Cybersecurity is a complex and confusing market, but after a collective 50+ years running cybersecurity companies, we understand the industry, the players, and the path to success.

Prepare For Launch

Maybe you’ve been working in security for years and have put together a technical solution to solve a problem with which you constantly wrestled. It could be that you’ve watched your customers working around a consistent gap in existing products and you know that there is room for a new approach that would thrill them. You have the idea, and maybe even part of the team or implementation, but you don’t know how to take that next step to make this idea your new business.

We’re here to help. We’ve taken new ideas and built successful companies to productize and deliver them.  We’ve bootstrapped, angel and venture funded, and sometimes leaned on partnerships. We know that you need a plan that covers critical areas, you need the right value proposition and messaging, and you need to validate your own intuition by getting, and accepting, market feedback. Some of these things may be new or uncomfortable for you. They aren’t for us, and we’re here to help.

Fearless Leaders

Jack Danahy

Serial Security Entrepreneur – Founded 3 security software companies:

      • Qiave – Acquired by Watchguard 2000
      • Ounce Labs – Acquired by IBM 2009
      • Barkly – Acquired by Alert Logic 2019

Security Technology Innovator –12 patents in security

Broad & Deep Security Experience – 30+ years in all areas of security

Strategy and Messaging – Multiple roles as executive security strategist, CTO, and chief evangelist

Software Engineering and Security Services Management –Teams from 4 to 200+

Venture Financing Acquirer – Over $50M raised

Startup Evaluator/Advisor – MassChallenge judge 2011-present, Freelance M&A/Investor diligence 2005-present

Justin Fimlaid

Founder of NuHarbor Security, a premium provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions.

Former CISO of a Fortune 500 Company

Technical Cybersecurity Expertise – 20+ years in all areas of security

Expert in Cybersecurity Market Analysis

Experienced in growing and scaling profitable cybersecurity businesses.

Cybersecurity Operations and Information Assurance – Teams 2 to 100+


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