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Cybersecurity Pioneer HYAS Raises $6.2M Series A Round Led By M12


a leading provider of attribution intelligence tools for InfoSec and
cybersecurity professionals, today announced it has raised $6.2 million
in a Series A funding round led by M12, Microsoft's Venture Fund, with
participation from Startup Capital Ventures, 205 Capital, Wesley Clover
and luminary cybersecurity professionals Tim Eades and Tom Noonan. The
company will use the investment to continue to build out its current
products and services and introduce groundbreaking new technology with
unparalleled real-time visibility and attribution into attacks and
breaches across global networks.

At the helm of HYAS is Founder and Chief Executive Officer Chris Davis,
an internationally recognized figure in the information security
industry. One of only three civilians to receive the Federal Bureau of
Investigation's (FBI) Director's Award of Excellence, Davis was also
named one of Microsoft's Digital Crime Unit Global Heroes in 2011 for
his leadership in taking down the massive ‘Mariposa' botnet that
infected millions of computers globally.

"Every industry professional today is facing unrelenting adversaries. At
HYAS we have dedicated ourselves to helping them finally put their
attackers on the back foot," said Davis. "Our Comox platform allows
enterprises to see the unseeable - it's like X-ray vision for
cybersecurity professionals. With the release of our next generation of
products, these capabilities will grow significantly."

Used by Fortune 100 companies, as well as governments, law enforcement
and intelligence agencies, Comox,
HYAS' industry leading attribution intelligence platform, gives clients
access to billions of exclusive threat indicators. Searching and
cross-referencing a broad array of proprietary data, Comox provides
critical new visibility for analysts, threat researchers and
investigators, vastly increasing the accuracy of their findings and
their ability to respond quickly to threats.

"HYAS is going beyond threat detection and providing the attribution
tools required to actually identify and prosecute cybercriminals," said
Matthew Goldstein, partner at M12. "Their approach is wholly unique, as
are the results, and customers are already responding aggressively.
Widespread adoption of Comox and subsequent products will help take bad
actors off the internet, and lead to an overall decrease in cybercrime

For more information on HYAS and its services please visit

About HYAS

HYAS is a venture-backed startup that provides attribution intelligence
tools 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.

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