Trinity Cyber Raises $23 Million To Redefine Cybersecurity

By Dan Anderson • Jul 30, 2019
  • Trinity Cyber has raised $23 million from several investors led by Intel Capital

Trinity Cyber announced that it has raised $23 million in funding from top institutional investors led by Intel Capital. And Trinity Cyber specializes in proactively intercepting and controlling cyberattacks. And the company is forging an entirely new approach to cybersecurity: stealth interception of external threats before they reach a customer’s network. Plus the new Trinity Cyber technology is a significant complement to existing cybersecurity solutions.

“This investment by Intel Capital and other strategic backers is significant,” said Trinity Cyber CEO Steve Ryan. “I co-founded Trinity Cyber to transform the way the world addresses the cyber problem. No one is doing what Trinity Cyber is doing. No one else can. We make the adversary fail, and we feel this strategic support validates the elegance of our solution.”

Ryan is a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency (NSA) and was most recently the Deputy Director of the NSA’s Threat Operations Center (NTOC). As an architect of NTOC in 2005, Ryan brought together intelligence and defensive missions to identify and stop cyber threats on a global scale.

Trinity Cyber is known for offering technology-enabled operations to its customers that actively prevent attacks. However, it does not compete with traditional, reactive detection and remediation capabilities, but rather is additive. And by operating outside of network perimeters to intercept cybersecurity attacks, the Trinity Cyber approach achieves unrivaled speed, efficiency, and security.

“As cyberattacks become more sophisticated, technology to counter them needs to stay one step ahead,” added Wendell Brooks — SVP of Intel Corporation and President of Intel Capital. “As the threat landscape continues to grow, so does the opportunity to provide cutting edge technology to protect a company’s valuable data. We are excited about being part of Trinity Cyber’s innovative commitment to helping companies stay secure.”

Trinity Cyber also revealed that in addition to CEO Steve Ryan and President Marie Neill Sciarrone, former Homeland Security Advisor and U.S. cybersecurity chief Tom Bossert has joined the management team.

“The trend in global cyberattacks has been going in the wrong direction for some time, and American businesses are paying the price. It’s time we meet this problem with a truly preventive solution,” explained Bossert. “Trinity Cyber provides a high caliber solution to U.S. businesses that is capable of defeating nation-state level attacks and long overdue.”

Bossert served under two presidents — most recently as White House homeland security and counterterrorism advisor. He is currently the ABC News national security analyst and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Before that, Bossert served as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to the President. In 2007 he co-authored the National Strategy for Homeland Security.

Trinity Cyber’s patent-pending technology known as Proactive Threat Interference stops attacks before they reach internal networks, reducing risk, and increasing cost to adversaries.

“This is an important day for Trinity Cyber,” noted Sciarrone.  “We are effectively announcing our emergence from stealth mode, a strategic new leadership hire, and funding above the industry average for a Series A round.”  She added, “By offering a truly preventive solution to a topical and challenging problem, Trinity Cyber adds value to virtually every industry sector and is destined to set a new cybersecurity risk management standard.”

Sciarrone was previously a senior executive at BAE Systems. And she led corporate strategy for emerging technology initiatives for BAE’s U.S. business. And separately, she ran M&A for BAE’s $4 billion intelligence and security business. Plus Neill also served in the White House as the Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security as the Senior Director of Cybersecurity and as the Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Sharing Policies.