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

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 Flexport, Qadium, 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.”