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The Mission

Companies are facing an accelerated rate of new threats that are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. Organizations are left to manage the complexities of rapidly changing attack vectors, while also discovering new ones by sifting through an endless barrage of scans and alerts. Moreover, companies are still dependent on humans to include business context and industry best practices to fully understand these risks.

At DarkLight, our mission is to break down information silos and turn overwhelmed victims into empowered defenders.

The Team

Erika Hipkins


Dan Wachtler

  • Results oriented, culture focused leader of DarkLight, Inc. 

  • Selling CEO with 15-year CEO/President Experience in startup, international and Nasdaq listed companies.

  • Spent 6 months due diligence before joining and investing in DarkLight.


Paul Patrick
EVP of Engineering

  • 40+ years developing and leading commercial products development in various roles – architect, tech director, distinguished engineer, deputy CTO.

  • 21 patents in cybersecurity, service-oriented architecture, dynamic service composition and orchestration.

  • 10+ years cybersecurity experience – BEA Systems, Lockheed Martin, iSight Partners, FireEye.


Aaron Shaha

  • 20+ years conducting cyber security operations in both offensive and defensive role - Technical Director for NSA/CSS NTOC and leading the Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) at Deloitte.

  • Developed and delivered over 500 hours of Threat Intelligence curriculum to national and international clients. This training focused on how to operationalize threat intelligence and maximize the impact for organizations.


Beth Ellis
Vice President of Operations

  • 10+ years experience leading cyber marketing efforts within startup, public & private markets.

  • Led several “first-ever” cyber events in the private & public sector to include: the marketing of the first commercially available hunt platform & matching service offering. Awarded two Edison Awards for the Orion Hunt Platform and Hunt-as-a-Service (HAAS).

  • 12+ years directing multimillion dollar portfolios &operations, including a Department of Defense efficiency program which saved more than $50 million.

  • 10+ years delivering commercial cybersecurity products & leading teams in several areas, including program management, product management, engineering, operations, & business intelligence.

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Building Awareness About Your Startup | Security Confidential

Building Awareness About Your Startup | Security Confidential

#SecurityConfidential #DarkRhinoSecurity Dan Wachtler is the CEO of DarkLight Inc and an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience serving in both executive and sales leadership roles. Previously, he was the President of root9B Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed advanced cybersecurity firm and creator of the first-ever commercial HUNT platform. Dan has led numerous capital raises and managed large corporate realignment efforts including international expansion efforts. 00:00 Disclaimer 00:09 Introduction 00:25 Our Guest 01:18 Journey into Becoming an Entrepreneur 03:44 What is success to you? 08:21 What’s the secret to bringing awareness to your startup? 12:22 How do you differentiate? 16:43 What does DarkLight do? 22:53 How does your system differentiate between industries? 28:30 Understanding Risk 31:09 Does A.I. have a role in this? 36:07 Getting a Demo with DarkLight 37:44 More about Dan and DarkLight ---------------------------------------------------------------------- To learn more about Dark Rhino Security visit ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SOCIAL MEDIA: Stay connected with us on our social media pages where we'll give you snippets, alerts for new podcasts, and even behind the scenes of our studio! Instagram: @securityconfidential and @OfficialDarkRhinoSecurity Facebook: @Dark-Rhino-Security-Inc Twitter: @darkrhinosec LinkedIn: @dark-rhino-security Youtube: @Dark Rhino Security ​ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- #darkrhinosecurity #securityconfidential #cybersecurity #cyberpodcast #ai #artificialintelligence #securitypodcast #cybernews #technews #techsoftware #informationtechnology #infosec #cybersecurityforbeginners #technewstoday
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