Additional Info

Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Lucidum
Company size (employees)10 to 49
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Lucidum is the AI-powered asset discovery company that eliminates blind spots across cloud, security, and IT operations through a patent-pending machine learning and proprietary data ingestion platform. Fortune 500 companies leverage Lucidum’s limitless visibility to discover, triangulate, and identify all cyber assets, even those previously unknown, and take action by prioritizing and mitigating risks.

Integrating with industry-leading cybersecurity tools, Lucidum provides a singular platform that connects assets to insights. By leveraging universal search, users can immediately take action and dive into the details that matter most to them, their team, and their stakeholders.

With Lucidum’s limitless visibility, organizations can secure, manage, and transform their enterprise.


In his two decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Dr. Joel Fulton has been the CISO for Splunk, held leadership positions with Symantec, Google, Starbucks, and Boeing, several financial institutions and led a security and regulatory compliance consulting firm for 10 years. He is also the co-founder of Silicon Valley CISO Investments, a leading group of Chief Information Security Officers that operate as an angel investor syndicate. Joel has held nearly every job and role within cybersecurity, giving him a holistic view of the industry and what is needed most — the elimination of blind spots across cloud, security, and IT operations through asset discovery.

In 2017, Security Magazine named Dr. Fulton one of the Most Influential People in Security. He is a frequent speaker at external conferences and customer events on Insider Threat, AI and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, pragmatic risk management, and global security management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Excelsior College, a master’s of science in information security from Capella University, and a doctoral degree in information assurance and security from Capella University.

Together with his co-founder Dr. Charles Feng, Joel assembled a world-class team of developers who built Lucidum’s Machine Learning platform with speed and tenacity. The enterprising team is not afraid to use unconventional methods to solve problems, speaking with professionals across the industry and joining LinkedIn forums to learn more about the unknown data space. According to Joel, there is almost nothing that is too outlandish or unreasonable for Lucidum’s team to tackle. Since its founding, the company has quickly gained credibility and respect within cybersecurity and is paving the way for a new frontier in the asset discovery space.