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The Mission

In an era where companies are facing an accelerated rate of new threats that are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, the challenge to stay ahead is relentless. The landscape of attack vectors is evolving swiftly, leaving organizations to navigate through a storm of scans and alerts, all while identifying new threats. The reliance on human intervention for incorporating business context and adhering to industry best practices further adds to the complexity of understanding these risks. Integrating a
knowledge-based AI cybersecurity solution like DarkLight's Cyio can significantly alleviate these challenges, providing a robust defense mechanism.

DarkLight rises to this challenge with a mission focused on dismantling information silos. We aim to transform overwhelmed victims into empowered defenders with Cyio. By harnessing the power of knowledge-based AI, DarkLight's solution enhances the ability to swiftly identify, understand, and manage threats, reducing the dependency on manual analysis and paving the way for a fortified security posture.

The Team


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.


Beth Ellis
Vice President of Operations

  • 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.


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.


Thomas Gentry
Sales Director

  • MBA in IT commercialization.

  • 15+ years experience in sales and military leadership.

  • A unique blend of skills to navigate the intersection of cybersecurity, management, and customer success, with a focus on crafting and executing innovative sales strategies, fostering and managing client relationships, and optimizing product pricing for enhanced market penetration.

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