Founder: Bryan Ware (co-founder and CEO)
Year founded: 2013 (year that Haystax purchased Digital Sandbox, which was co-founded in 1998 by Bryan Ware)
Number of employees: 65
Cyber problem you are solving: At the heart of Haystax Technology’s mission to “prioritize the world’s risks” is a revolutionary analytics approach that addresses any complex cyber-security challenge where analysts are drowning in data or decision-makers lack the actionable intelligence to make critical decisions quickly and with confidence. The Haystax team invented a new way of capturing and representing expert knowledge in a probabilistic model that can ‘reason’ on diverse data sources in real time to identify risks. In operationalizing this approach — on which we hold more than half a dozen patents — Haystax has emerged as a leader in the next wave of security analytics innovations.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: Many of the most critical cybersecurity challenges of the 21st Century have their origins in national security. Accordingly, the DC area has attracted some of the best minds in data science, cybersecurity analytics and software engineering, creating a critical mass of talent to solve these wicked problems and thus keep the nation’s people, systems and facilities safe.
Founder: JP Bourget
Year founded: 2014
Number of employees: 15
Cyber problem you are solving: "Syncurity™ delivers an agile security operations platform that reduces cyber risk. We make security operations centers (SOCs) more efficient and effective through automation & orchestration of tightly integrated alert and incident response workflows. Our solution is designed to deploy rapidly, in hours, and calibrate easily to create immediate value."
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: Nexus of Govt/Academia/Private Sector communities, fat Internet pipes, and available capital
Founders: Robert Johnston and Timothy Evans
Year founded: 2016
Number of employees: 6
Cyber problem you are solving: Why do corporate breaches continue to succeed? Because attackers can steal legitimate credentials and use those credentials to attack your hybrid network undetected. Adlumin helps customers identify and remediate identity based vulnerabilities, before attackers can take advantage, and uses Data Science to monitor identity access to corporate resources to detect attacks in progress, all from a cost efficient cloud delivered solution that deploys in minutes.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: DC is the HQ because of guys like Tim and I. We come from intelligence backgrounds at the National Security Agency who are now dedicating their professional lives to solving some of the complicated issues in the security space. The knowledge, expertise, and passion for National Security is a fundamental reason why people move to DC, why people join an intelligence agency, and why our products will be the best in the world.
King & Union
Founders: John Cassidy & Brent Wrisley
Year founded: 2016
Number of employees: 10
Cyber problem you are solving: “Cut and paste” workflow, unwieldy spreadsheets, and awkward email and message chains used by many security analysts draw them further away from actual analysis. These problems are more than an inconvenience: they’re a weakness. Avalon returns security analysts and operators to their true purpose: identifying and neutralizing potential threats in a collaborative community platform.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: There is nowhere else in the world where you have the most capable and sophisticated Public organizations and Private industry companies working together on innovative approaches to counter the escalating global cyber threat.