More than 40 top security execs have formed an investing syndicate to back startups


Connie Loizos

Ensuring that a company’s information assets and technologies are protected remains a tall order for many a chief information security officer (or CISO). Cybercriminals can be both persistent and creative.

Now, a group of 46 of these professionals is taking the wraps off a syndicate that allows them to compare notes and war stories and will see them advising — and making small financial bets on — some of the nascent cybersecurity startups whose tools can potentially keep the bad guys at bay.

Called Silicon Valley CISO Investments, or SVCI, the idea is...

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