Contributed by Prince William County Department of Economic Development
September 26, 2013, Prince William County, Virginia – Key Cybersecurity, Inc. is among the first class of companies to be accepted to the prestigious and inaugural MACH37TM Cyber Accelerator (www.Mach37.com) program. The company brings over 60 years of combined strategic thought leadership in cyber forensics to the ever-expanding security threat market.
CyberMerlin, Key Cybersecurity’s flagship product, employs algorithms and forensics investigative technologies that patrol enterprise environments and report abusive behavior, providing a proactive system that enhances network security. CyberMerlin’s target audience will include school systems charged with guaranteeing a safe environment for students as well as organizations and individuals who need to ensure that disruptive files don’t infiltrate networks, systems and mobile devices. Shawn R. Key, Key Cybersecurity’s CEO, has established a successful services company over the last ten years (www.21ctsolutions.com) and now turns his attention to this new, disruptive technology designed to make an immediate impact.
Mr. Key credits Prince William County’s Department of Economic Development for informing him of the MACH37TM program. “If it weren’t for the proactive outreach that I received from Prince William County, I would never have even known about the opportunity.” says Mr. Key. “We are privileged to be part of this wonderful program and look forward to contributing solutions that make a positive impact on society. We are very passionate about this endeavor and are working towards finding ‘the unknown needle in the cyber haystack’.”
About MACH37TM Cyber Accelerator:
The MACH37TM Cyber Accelerator is America’s first public-private, and market-centric cybersecurity accelerator located at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). The accelerator is a program designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cybersecurity companies in Virginia. Supported by Governor McDonnell, the General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million to CIT to start and operate the accelerator.
The MACH37TM Cyber Accelerator is modeled after existing accelerators, such as the Y Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups, but specializes in launching cybersecurity startup companies. The program consists of two 90-day sessions per year. Participants receive an initial company investment from the CIT GAP Fund upon acceptance to the program, and at the end, companies make Demo Day presentations to professional investors. If they are successful, they receive a second investment from the CIT GAP Fund and private investors.
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