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America's First Federal CISO Joins Bay Dynamics Board

NEW YORK, NY (August 08, 2017)Bay Dynamics®, the leader in cyber risk analytics software, is announcing a new addition to its board of directors – Ret. Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill. America’s first Federal Chief Information Security Officer has joined Bay Dynamics in enabling enterprises and government agencies to adopt a risk based approach to cyber security.

“Bay Dynamics and I share a vision of enabling public and private organizations to approach cyber security as a risk management problem,” said General Touhill. “I am looking forward to adding my expertise to a company that is at the forefront of risk based security.”

While serving as the United States’ first Federal CISO in addition to holding senior level information technology positions at more than a dozen private and public-sector organizations, including his current position as president of Cyxtera Technologies’ new Cyxtera Federal Group, and spending more than thirty years in the U.S. Air Force, General Touhill developed cyber security policies and strategies that executives can understand, adopt and lead across their entire organizations to overcome relentless cyber challenges.

“Cyber security cannot be approached as an occasional project or a reaction to a breach. It is now one of many risks enterprises and agencies must manage on a day to day basis,” said Feris Rifai, co-founder and CEO at Bay Dynamics. “Through his thought leadership and actions, it is clear General Touhill shares this philosophy, which is why having him join our board is the meeting of kindred spirits. Bay Dynamics is already at the forefront of risk oriented cyber security and we are looking forward to incorporating General Touhill’s ideas and perspective as we evolve even further to accomplish our mission.”

Risk Fabric®, Bay Dynamics’ flagship analytics software, enables enterprises and government agencies to continuously measure and manage cyber risk across all levels of an organization just like they do with financial, legal and other operational risks. Risk Fabric dynamically calculates the financial impact of cyber risk based on actual telemetry data in the environment. The platform then prioritizes and delivers the top vulnerabilities and threats to the stakeholders responsible for mitigation, and measures how much risk was reduced due to actions taken.

Bay Dynamics has eight granted patents and 15 pending, bringing its patent portfolio to more than 20. The company recently released Risk Fabric version 6.0, which includes the quantification of cyber risk capability, and announced a new User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) technology partnership with Symantec Corporation to help organizations better detect and mitigate insider threats. Responding to the increasing demand for Risk Fabric, Bay Dynamics is on track to achieve the 100-employee milestone in the second half of 2017.

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About Bay Dynamics

Bay Dynamics® enables enterprises and agencies to continuously quantify the financial impact of cyber risk based on actual conditions detected dynamically in their environment. The company’s flagship product, Risk Fabric®, is an analytics software platform that calculates the value at risk associated with specific threats and vulnerabilities, and prescribes actions to measurably reduce cyber risk exposure. Using Risk Fabric, stakeholders across the business can use common metrics to prioritize their remediation activities on the risks that matter most. For more information visit

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