Finite State

With backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community, our team has the unique perspective to be able to understand the intricacies of hidden risk in connected devices. Finite State is headquartered in the heart of the Midwest in Columbus, Ohio.


Our Mission

Our mission at Finite State is to protect the devices that power our modern lives by illuminating the vulnerabilities and threats within their complex software supply chains.

Our Vision

We recognize that supply chain security is the #1 problem in cyber security today.  Global software supply chains are opaque and complicated, involving countless developers, vendors, and components.. Malicious actors exploit supply chain vulnerabilities to gain access to the networks that power our critical infrastructure and can carry out potentially devastating attacks.

Finite State defends these critical devices, networks, and supply chains by leveraging massive data analysis to provide transparency to device manufacturers and their customers – enabling them to understand and mitigate their risks before they are compromised.

Our Core Values

We start with empathy

Security can be an extremely difficult job. We are here to make it easier—but the only way to do that is to seek to understand.

Empathy is essential to everything that we do. It drives a healthy team environment. It ensures that a diverse workplace is also an inclusive one. It means that we are solving the problems that truly cause people pain, not just the ones that we think should be solved. We must have empathy for one another, for our customers, and for everyone around the world who is affected by what we do.

We share and celebrate our differences

The world of connected devices is diverse and complex. In order to secure these devices, our product must be robust, multifaceted, inclusive, and ever-evolving. We believe that the same should be true of our company.

Since Finite State was founded, we have always been focused on increasing the diversity of our team. We know that the greatest ideas and the greatest good are only possible when a wide variety of voices are heard and perspectives are shared, embraced, and celebrated.

We are driven by purpose

Supply chain security is the biggest problem in cyber security today. Our team comes to work everyday obsessed with solving this problem to help protect the critical infrastructure we rely on.

We are relentlessly committed to securing the devices that power our industries, our economies, and our daily lives. By doing so, we aim to make the world a safer place. We recognize that the work we do is so much bigger than ourselves and our company—that we are changing the world, and that we must do so with integrity, accountability, and grit.

We create transparency

Our work is centered around transparency – it is the key to trust, accountability, and ultimately, security. We push everyday to create a more secure and transparent world, and equally, we strive to ensure we maintain a transparent culture within our company.  Transparency enables our team to ensure we’re on the same page, decisions are well understood, and everyone understands the context of their work.

We are the pioneers

We are leading the way in connected device security and technology with no framework to follow. We must always be learning, asking the right questions, and championing experimentation. We must be bold in our decisions to ensure that we are a best in class team. The possibilities are boundless, and every day we push past the limits of what we think we know.

We are constantly moving forward

Working for a startup means relying on one another to be thorough, but agile; discerning, but quick on our feet. In the ever-changing world of connected device security, we must move quickly to meet new challenges, face new threats, and stay one step ahead of threats and vulnerabilities that would put others at risk.

We are all in this together

The sense of ownership that each team member holds goes far beyond each individual’s stake in the company. We are proud of the work that we do, the teams that we create, and the technology that we build. Each team member puts some part of themselves into their work, and we aim to ensure that each team member feels a sense of responsibility, purpose, and belonging.


We have worked at the highest levels of national security and the private sector

Our people are the center of our organization and it’s our first obligation to take care of them. We are the unrivaled experts, the difference-makers, the barrier between you and the threat.

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