HYAS Infosec

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    HYAS entered into a debt financing agreement with Silicon Valley Bank. see more

    Victoria-based HYAS Secures $2 Million in Financing from Silicon Valley Bank (Following $6.7M Series-A Round in August)

    Victoria, BC, November 29, 2018--(T-Net)---HYAS, a leading provider of attribution intelligence solutions for infosec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced that it has entered into a debt financing agreement with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors.

    This agreement provides up to $2 million in new capital that will be used to transform its Comox attribution intelligence engine into a holistic platform that enables enterprises to analyze clearly-defined threat data, mitigate attacks and ultimately, track hackers right to their doorstep.

    "Silicon Valley Bank's support builds on our successful Series A and allows us to aggressively expand the Comox platform through our incredibly talented pool of developers," said Jeff Spencer, COO of HYAS. "Over the past quarter alone, we've hit the critical development milestones that will allow organizations to predictively block bad actor infrastructure before it's had the chance to do bad things. They'll be able to prepare for and mitigate the biggest threats to their operations."

    "We are excited to work with HYAS and impressed with their innovative approach to cybersecurity," said Minh Le, Market Manager of Washington and Western Canada at Silicon Valley Bank. "As cybersecurity threats continue to grow and evolve, HYAS' products, services and access to actionable threat data are increasingly important."

    HYAS' Comox engine already provides Fortune 100 companies with billions of exclusive, proprietary threat indicators. The company plans to expand its offerings over the next quarter to include Saltspring, a cloud-based tool that provides early warnings of global attacks in real time.

    HYAS' mission is to build products and services that pinpoint the perpetrators of cyber attacks and work closely with clients and international law enforcement in order to bring bad actors to justice.

    The company recently secured a $6.7 million Series A round led by M12, Microsoft's venture fund, with additional funding from Susa Ventures, an early-stage technology fund based in San Francisco.

    For more information on HYAS and its services, please visit www.hyas.com.

     

    About HYAS

    HYAS is a venture-backed startup that provides attribution intelligence solutions to help InfoSec and cybersecurity professionals identify threats and the cybercriminals behind them. Its online detection, analysis and investigation tools are powered by exclusive datasets that give HYAS an unparalleled view into malicious activity and the infrastructure used to conduct it. HYAS' proprietary database of cybercrime indicators contains billions of data points, with millions of new points added every day. Unlike other cybersecurity service providers, HYAS focuses on pinpointing the perpetrators of these digital attacks and works closely with clients and international law enforcement to bring them to justice.

     

    About Silicon Valley Bank

    For 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com.

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    Long-time industry visionary and investor, Ariel Silverstone, has joined as Data Protection Officer. see more

    Source: businesswire.com

    HYAS Adds Infosec Visionary Ariel Silverstone as Data Protection Officer, Secures Funding From Susa Ventures

    VICTORIA, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HYAS, a leading provider of attribution intelligence solutions for infosec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced that long-time industry visionary and investor, Ariel Silverstone, has joined as Data Protection Officer. Building on the momentum of its recent $6.2 million Series A round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, the company has also secured additional funding from Susa Ventures, an early stage technology fund based in San Francisco that invests in companies with strong competitive moats.

    With over 25 years of experience delivering comprehensive solutions to the most demanding aspects of information security processes and policies, Silverstone has overseen hundreds of secure networking systems. He has held leadership positions at Expedia and Symantec and most recently served as Vice President of Security Strategy, Privacy and Trust at GoDaddy. In his role as Data Protection Officer, Silverstone will drive HYAS privacy policies – including GDPR and data protection compliance.

    “HYAS stands out in an incredibly crowded market and represents a real shift in threat protection for the enterprise,” said Silverstone. “Attribution intelligence - the ability to analyze and action data that is highly customized to specific threat environments - is a game changer. I’m incredibly excited to invest in HYAS and join Chris Davis and his incredibly talented and innovative team.”

    Susa Ventures is an early stage technology fund based in San Francisco that invests in companies with strong competitive moats. The fund was a seed investor in rapidly growing companies like FlexportQadium, and Robinhood. Susa's goal is to help founders build transformational companies.

    “HYAS is poised to disrupt the industry,” said Seth Berman, General Partner at Susa Ventures. “Cyber attacks are not slowing down - in fact, hackers are getting more innovative and have found ways to outsmart even the most advanced and robust network protection solutions. HYAS is the only vendor in the market that is able to provide the intelligence needed to track and stop malicious actors.”

    “We’re thrilled with HYAS’ momentum and both Ariel Silverstone and Susa Ventures have played an instrumental role in our growth,” said Chris Davis, CEO of HYAS. “It’s going to be an exciting year for our company as we build our team, continue development of our products and help the Fortune 100 eliminate cyber threats.”

    For more information on HYAS and its services please visit www.hyas.com.

    About HYAS

    HYAS is a venture-backed startup that provides attribution intelligence solutions to help infosec and cybersecurity professionals identify threats and the cybercriminals behind them. Its online detection, analysis and investigation tools are powered by exclusive datasets that give HYAS an unparalleled view into malicious activity and the infrastructure used to conduct it. Its proprietary database of cybercrime indicators contains billions of data points, with millions of new points added every day. Unlike other cybersecurity service providers, HYAS focuses on pinpointing the perpetrators of these digital attacks and works closely with clients and international law enforcement to bring them to justice.

    Contacts

    Media:
    Katie Creaser
    Affect
    212-398-9680
    hyas@affect.com