Cyberhaven is a stealth-mode cyber security company on a mission to bring radical simplicity to enterprise security, and make it a lot stronger. Our technology is based on 7 years of lab research in deep application analysis, and is protected by 4 patents. The technology has been validated both in the field as well as through open-source projects like S2E, CPI, and SafeStack, and in the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge competition through our team CodeJitsu's CRS.
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Cyberhaven raises more than $2 million to protect "data in operation" from cyber attacks and insider leaks.
Boston and Lausanne – July 28, 2016 – Cyberhaven, Inc., a stealth-mode cybersecurity startup spun out of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), announced today that it closed over $2 million in an oversubscribed first round of financing. Cyberhaven offers the simplest and most effective way to get full-coverage protection of sensitive documents against cyber attacks and insider leaks, with connectors available today for Office 365, on-premise Sharepoint, and Google Apps. The Cyberhaven technology was developed over the course of seven years in university labs, was proven in the field, and is protected by four patents. The company was founded by repeat entrepreneurs and technologists groomed at EPFL, MIT, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. Cyberhaven will use the raised funds to fuel R&D growth in Switzerland and expand business operations in the US.
The investment in Cyberhaven is led by Accomplice, one of the most active early-stage venture capital firms on the US East Coast. "Cyberhaven has the deepest cybersecurity technology I've seen in a long time, excelling through its effectiveness, superior coverage of attack surface, and seamless user experience. This is a superbly impressive team, with an inspiring vision that we want to help turn into reality," said Christopher Lynch, founder and managing partner at Accomplice. Before joining Accomplice, Mr. Lynch was CEO of Vertica and Acopia Networks, and held executive leadership positions at Arrowpoint Communications, Prominet, and Wellfleet Communications. The investment round is joined by several other prominent industry veterans.
As cyber attacks and data breaches become increasingly common, so does the cost of these attacks – the average data breach costs $4 million, and many executives have lost their jobs over such breaches. "Attackers have today the upper hand, because they can get better and faster results at lower cost than what it takes to defend against them. Cyberhaven has developed a new and fundamentally simpler way of defining, managing, and enforcing an enterprise's security in a way that is naturally aligned with how the business operates," said Dr. George Candea, Chairman of Cyberhaven. By combining a focus on business workflows with technology that acts as a true "X-ray machine" for cyber threats, Cyberhaven is able to offer a solution that is fundamentally different from what exists in the market today, and to enable enterprises to simplify their security infrastructure.
Dr. Vova Kuznetsov, CEO of Cyberhaven, said "We're thrilled to have Chris and our other investors join us in our mission to eliminate the fear of malware, social engineering, and malicious insiders. Through technology, we can at last tilt the cybersecurity balance in favor of defenders instead of attackers with a solution that offers unprecedented levels of effectiveness, is trivial to deploy, yet remains invisible to end users by not changing their existing workflows and not adding any overheads. We're making enterprise security simpler and thus easier to get right."
About Cyberhaven: Based in Boston, Massachusetts and Lausanne, Switzerland, Cyberhaven provides the simplest and most effective way to defend sensitive documents against cyber attacks and malicious leaks. For more information, please visit http://www.cyberhaven.io.
If you're a hardcore systems programmer and are passionate about security, let's talk! We're looking for people who are exceptionally strong in building computer systems, love hacking both inside and outside the OS kernel, have Rust/C++/C# as a mother tongue and can quickly learn any programming language.
Cyberhaven offers a high-energy environment with lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth, competitive compensation, and great benefits. Email us your resume and contact details if you're interested.
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