October 2, 2018
R9B expands existing relationships with Canadian government, private industry
COLORADO SPRINGS--R9B, a provider of cybersecurity products, services and training is expanding operations into Canada. The new entity will be located in Ottawa and do business as R9B Canada, Inc. Operations will be managed by longtime Canadian defense and security leader and former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allen Dillon. Al's diverse experience in security technology and close collaboration with Canadian industry and Government entities will accelerate R9B Canada's growth, driving direct value to Canada.
R9B Chief Executive Officer Eric Hipkins said, "Cybersecurity issues transcend national borders. We have been working with Canadian institutions for some time now, and our latest move formalizes our commitment to the country and its infrastructure. Al was selected as Chief Operating Officer because, in addition to his experience, he has the right mindset to help organizations maintain a firm grip on security. We look forward to the opportunity to bring the latest in managed security and threat hunting to the Canadian market. Our expansion will assist in protecting both commercial and government interests."
With operations headquartered in the U.S. and with customers worldwide, R9B is making a conscious effort to branch out with more physical locations. Having a physical presence in Canada will improve R9B's ability to regularly interface with government and business leaders while contributing to local economies. R9B's Canadian entity will leverage the company's technical depth and broad international expertise to deliver best-in-class security.
R9B has a proven track record of introducing new and effective means of implementing cybersecurity. In 2013, the company became the first provider to bring threat hunting to commercial markets. Since then, R9B has continued to develop the methodology and commoditized the service through its proprietary ORION HUNT platform. The company also offers a range of Managed Security Services, including alert monitoring, log analysis, and regulatory compliance. R9B's Managed Detection and Response promotes customizable and scalable security. The company hosts in-depth, expert training to support all of its services, from which Canadian enterprises and government entities can now directly benefit.
Mr. Dillon noted, "Cybersecurity is a team sport. Throughout my career, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that Canadian government agencies and private businesses face. The formal introduction of R9B to Canada's cybersecurity landscape is a step forward in the necessary collaboration to thwart cyberattacks. R9B's culture and unique capabilities are a breath of fresh air at an important time in Canadian security. My team will be working quickly to meet with senior leaders throughout the country to promote strong cooperation in order to improve Canadian cybersecurity posture."
Based in Colorado Springs, CO, R9B (root9B, LLC) is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. Combining cutting-edge technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience, R9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, industrial control system (ICS) security, and active adversary pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide.