Taavi Rehemägi

Oct 20, 2021

3 min read

Daniel Grzelak joins Dashbird’s advisory board

Dashbird is thrilled to welcome legendary security executive, Daniel Grzelak, to its advisory board.

Daniel is currently serving as the Security Chief of Staff at Atlassian, where he established Atlassian’s security intelligence capability, combining security monitoring, incident response, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management.

Daniel brings with him a wealth of first-hand AWS, cloud security, and leadership experience. He led the security team growth at Atlassian from 20 to 40 post-IPO and eventually assumed the Security Chief of Staff role as the team grew beyond 150.

His journey with building on AWS runs back to the early days of AWS Lambda. Daniel started building on AWS in 2015 while Atlassian was moving its business to the cloud. In 2016, Daniel presented an end-to-end methodology for hacking AWS and published the first comprehensive AWS hacking toolkit.

Having years of all-rounder serverless experience under his belt and faced his own obstacles and hurdles on the way, Daniel connected with Dashbird’s mission straight away: “I immediately fell in love with the Dashbird product and vision.”

“Meeting Daniel the first time, we instantly saw the fit with our values and vision for the company. I look forward to working with him as we continue to build the Dashbird platform and expand to service more customers in the future,” says Taavi Rehemägi, CEO and co-founder of Dashbird.

Serverless computing is quickly becoming the new norm allowing businesses to build faster and release features quicker. However, monitoring and debugging serverless applications start to become a real issue when you have tens or hundreds of functions running at the same time.

“It’s early days for serverless and Dashbird but it’s clear both are going to grow like wildfire. Every new company I’ve worked with recently is building on serverless, and every mature company is rushing to figure out how to speed up the dev loop. They’re all struggling with visibility, optimization, and security and Dashbird gives them that,” says Daniel.

Dashbird is built on three core pillars: observability and troubleshooting, automated alerting, and Well-Architected insights. These three factors lay the fundamentals for any serverless engineer to build, operate and scale their applications with confidence, and to stay on top of the performance of their applications at all times.

Dashbird works by gaining read-only cross-account access to users’ AWS data and starts ingesting their data immediately to provide a quick, easy, and detailed overview of users’ Serverless infrastructure in an easily understandable and actionable format for instant investigation and quick remediation.

“The team impressed me with their experience and desire to keep learning. I’m excited for the opportunity to help Dashbird build a secure product and further ensure the security of Dashbird’s customer’s serverless applications,” says Daniel.

Further reading:

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