Chain of Trust Technologies (CoTT) is a secret management platform that secures, automates,
audits, and manages access to keys and configurations. The platform offers developers and IT
admins a single source of truth to store sensitive information. By handling both key-value pairs
and files, CoTT broadens the meaning of what can be considered a secret in an organization and
therefore differentiates itself from existing secret management solutions.
Preston Koprivica, founder and CTO of CoTT, previously worked on Cerner’s cloud security team. He was in charge of
designing security protocols for Cerner when the company migrated to the cloud. He noticed there
was a lot of time and money spent on manually rotating passwords and other tedious work. He
figured that if Cerner - as resourceful as they are - struggles with this kind of work, then
other technology companies must be as well. That was when Preston set out to build a solution
which would simplify, streamline, and eventually automate the entire secret management process.
Ben Hammes, CEO of CoTT, shared the company founding story with us during an interview.
“My partner, Preston, worked for Cerner for about 7 years. Whenever he was there, he worked
on their cloud security team. He and another guy were in charge of designing security
protocols for Cerner whenever they migrated to the cloud. So you’re talking about millions
of data points. Working in clusters of thousands of machines at a time, so very large
“When he was there he saw that they spent $10 million a year manually rotating passwords.
They had 30 full-time engineers running a 200-page work plan just doing mind-numbing work.
He started to think why is this being done like this. Then a thought occurred to him, if
Cerner, a large tech company was doing this, that means other large tech companies were too.
And he sought to find a way to fix this problem.”
Chain of Trust Technologies (CoTT)
Desktop App, Web App
Cybersecurity, Enterprise SaaS
Launched MVP and ran beta tests
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