Founders

In the Beginning…

What do you get when you match up an enterprise security tech CISO and an innovations and data sciences expert?

Founders

In the Beginning…

What do you get when you match up an enterprise security tech CISO and an innovations and data sciences expert?

Dr. Joel Fulton

Dr. Charles Feng

The Start of Lucidum

Each of the co-founders possess impressive professional backgrounds, including tenures with some of the world’s largest, most sophisticated, and leading edge brands. But our story begins at an American software company… no, not this one.

Joel Fulton and Charles Feng began working together at Splunk. If you listen to any of the many interviews Joel has given about the inspiration for Lucidum’s platform, you’ll find that he was trying to solve a problem that he and so many of his cybersecurity contemporaries were facing — figuring out what they didn’t know was happening in their network ecosystems before it could hurt their enterprises (or their reputations).

Creating a Real Solution

Many security tools have tried to solve the problem of identifying unknown assets, but none have been successful in capturing 100% of the missing pieces. And in security, you have to be 100%.

Lucidum approached filling the security gap by employing math, aka machine learning algorithms, to identify and automatically tune the system with artificial intelligence that incorporates your existing tech stacks’ data.

Enterprises must continuously and efficiently manage, remediate, and secure their environments. If they don’t possess a complete picture of their ecosystem, they’re bound to be unpleasantly surprised. The challenge of real-time, accurate, push-pull data is one that has prevented enterprise IT from transforming at the same rate as other departments.

Why Joel Fulton left Splunk to start Lucidum.

What's in a Name?

“I’ve often been asked what Lucidum means or where we got the name. Originally, we named Lucidum after a camping trip I went on in South America with my daughter — staring up at the sky, sleeping along the Amazon River. As we sat in the dark, the eyes of predators shined back at us. I’ll never forget the feeling of them knowing what we were, but us not knowing what they were. When we returned, I kept thinking how their eyes were like our machine learning algorithms — scanning, scouring, and with enhanced vision… Hover >>>

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You may recall our old logo had a predator’s eye as the focal point. It was centered on those predators that hunt in the dark. With Lucidum, we brought night vision. A single view of everything in the dark. As we’ve evolved, we pivoted on the Latin roots of “Lucidum” — and are now the single pane of glass that gives limitless cyber asset visibility.” – Joel Fulton

Why Joel Fulton left Splunk to start Lucidum.

What’s in a Name?

“I’ve often been asked what Lucidum means or where we got the name. Originally, we named Lucidum after a camping trip I went on in South America with my daughter — staring up at the sky, sleeping along the Amazon River. As we sat in the dark, the eyes of predators shined back at us. I’ll never forget the feeling of them knowing what we were, but us not knowing what they were. When we returned, I kept thinking how their eyes were like our machine learning algorithms — scanning, scouring, and with enhanced vision.

You may recall our old logo had a predator’s eye as the focal point. It was centered on those predators that hunt in the dark. With Lucidum, we brought night vision. A single view of everything in the dark. As we’ve evolved, we pivoted on the Latin roots of “Lucidum” – and are now the single pane of glass that gives limitless cyber asset visibility.” – Joel Fulton